Top 5 news: January 12, 2022

Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas becomes the new chief economist at the IMF

the The International Monetary Fund has appointed Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas as its next chief economist. The economist will replace Gita Gopinath as the IMF’s chief economist, who will join the IMF’s management team in January 2022. He will begin part-time as the IMF’s chief economist on January 24 and move to a full-time position on April 1. 2022.

IPL 2022 Mega Retention will take place from February 12th to 13th

The Indian Premier League 2022 mega auction will take place in Bengaluru from February 12th to 13th. The news came after IPL’s two new teams – Lucknow and Ahmedabad – received their formal approval from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The chairman of the IPL had confirmed that both teams were given two weeks to finalize their draft picks.

Pass ranking announced for 2022

The Henley Passport Index has published the passport ranking for the first quarter of 2022. The Indian passport has improved significantly compared to 2021. The Indian passport now ranks 83rd and climbed seven places from 90th place last year. The passes of Japan and Singapore have become the most powerful passes in the world in 2022.

The South African all-rounder Chris Morris is retiring

An all-rounder from South Africa Chris Morris has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 34-year-old announced that he would fall the curtain on his 9-year international cricket career to take on a coaching role. Morris made his Test debut in 2016 against England, ODI debut in 2013 against Pakistan and T20I debut in 2012.

DRDO flight tests MPATGM

The defense research and development organization successful Flight tested the Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM). The anti-tank missile successfully struck the intended target and destroyed it. The indigenous development of the portable anti-tank missile is a lightweight fire-and-forgetful missile.


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