Daily Current Affairs January 08

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January 08 | Daily Current Affairs 2022

Sports – Daily Current Affairs January 08

1. Danushka Gunathilaka has decided to retire from Test cricket. He was related to which country?
B) Sri Lanka
C) Iraq
E) Philippines
Answer: B) Sri Lanka

  • He has got a better record in limited-overs cricket.
  • In 44 ODIs, he has scored 1520 runs at an average of 36.19, while in T20Is, he has 568 runs in 30 matches at a strike rate of 121.62.
  • The trio of Gunathilaka, Mendis and Dickwella was handed a one-year ban from international cricket for a bio-security breach during Sri Lanka’s tour of England last year.
  • The ban also included a six-month suspension from domestic cricket and a fine of approximately USD 50,000.
  • Gunathilaka frequently ran into problems with the SLC over disciplinary issues.
  • Since his international debut towards the end of 2015, Gunathilaka has served three separate suspensions, the latest being the one for breaching bio-bubble protocols.

Obituary – Daily Current Affairs January 08

2. Sidney Poitier passed away. He won Oscar Award in which year?
A) 1962
B) 1963
C) 1964
D) 1965
E) 1966
Answer: C) 1964

  • Sidney Poitier, the groundbreaking actor and enduring inspiration who transformed how Black people were portrayed on screen, became the first Black actor to win an Academy Award for best lead performance and the first to be a top box-office draw, has died.
  • He was 94.
  • Poitier, winner of the best actor Oscar in 1964 for “Lilies of the Field,” died at his home in Los Angeles, according to Latrae Rahming, the director of communications for the Prime Minister of Bahamas.

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs January 08

3. Zhang Ming has taken charge as the new Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). He was related to which country?
B) Sri Lanka
C) China
E) Philippines
Answer: C) China

  • China’s senior diplomat Zhang Ming has taken charge as the new Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in which India is a member.
  • Zhang has taken charge from Vladimir Norov, former Foreign Minister of Uzbekistan from January 1 for a three-year term.
  • He was until recently China’s ambassador to the European Union.
  • The Beijing headquartered SCO is an eight-member economic and security bloc consisting of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India and Pakistan.

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs January 08

4. Which state govt partners with NDDB to set up Rs 2,000-cr dairy joint venture?
A) Karnataka
B) Odisha
C) Haryana
D) Arunachal Pradesh
E) Assam
Answer: E) Assam

  • The Assam government and National Dairy Development Board signed an agreement to create a Rs 2,000-crore joint venture for holistic development of the sector in the state.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Guwahati in the presence of Union Animal Husbandry & Dairying Minister Parshottam Rupala, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, state Agriculture Minister Atul Bora and other senior officials.
  • As per the MoU, a joint venture company will be set up for Rs 2,000 crore with a target of processing 10 lakh litres of milk through six new units in seven years.
  • Milk from more than 4,100 dairy cooperative societies will be processed, packed and marketed.
  • This will benefit more than 1,75,000 farmers associated with dairy farms in Assam and increase their earnings, Sarma said.
  • Two cattle feed and organic manure manufacturing units will also be set up as per the agreement.

Capital: Dispur
CM: Himanta Biswa Sarma
Governor: Jagdish Mukhi

Abbreviation: National Dairy Development Board
Headquarters location: Anand, Gujarat
Founded: 16 July 1965
Chairman: Meenesh Shah

5. Which state forest Minister launches Mobile App On Urban Forest Parks?
A) Karnataka
B) Telangana
C) Haryana
D) Arunachal Pradesh
E) Assam
Answer: B) Telangana

  • A first of its kind mobile app ‘Urban Forest Parks’ has been launched by Telangana Forest Minister Allola Indrakaran Reddy here to unleash the beauty of the theme based Urban Forest parks in the State.
  • Speaking on the occasion, Indrakaran said that this App is useful for all who look for their nearest urban parks and forest area.
  • The Urban Forest Parks app has been developed by PamTen Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Which helps in exploring the Forest parks that are in one’s vicinity and elsewhere in the State.

6. Which state Govt signs MoU with Century Financial for 100 million investment?
A) Karnataka
B) Jammu & Kashmir
C) Haryana
D) Arunachal Pradesh
E) Assam
Answer: B) Jammu & Kashmir

  • In its ongoing efforts to strengthen the Hospitality & Tourism Industry in Jammu & Kashmir, the Union Territory government has signed a MoU with UAE’s pioneering financial services company, Century Financial that will invest 100 million dollars in the UT.

Jammu and Kashmir:
Capital: Srinagar (Summer), Jammu (Winter)
Governor: Manoj Sinha

7. Losoong festival is celebrated in which state?
A) Karnataka
B) Jammu & Kashmir
C) Sikkim
D) Arunachal Pradesh
E) Assam
Answer: C) Sikkim

  • One of the most anticipated festivals of Sikkim, Losoong, also termed Namsoong by the Lepchas is celebrated as per the Tibetan Lunar calendar.
  • The festival marks the celebration of crops cultivation with zeal and enthusiasm.
  • Although Losoong is a traditional festival of the Bhutia tribe, but the Lepchas of the state also celebrate the occasion with equal energy and delight.

Capital: Gangtok
CM: Prem Singh Tamang
Governor: Ganga Prasad

Over All Review


  • Danushka Gunathilaka – Sri Lankan batter retires from Test cricket.


  • Sidney Poitier – Oscar winner and groundbreaking star.


  • Zhang Ming – Secretary-General of SCO.

National Affairs

  • Assam + NDDB – Set up Rs 2,000-cr dairy joint venture.
  • Telangana forest Minister – Mobile App On Urban Forest Parks.
  • J&K Govt + Century Financial – 100 million investment.
  • Sikkim – Losoong – The Beautiful Carnival.


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