Daily GK Update 21st January 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021

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National (Current Affairs)

♦Maharashtra renames Gorewada international zoo after Bal Thackeray

  • The Maharashtra government has renamed Gorewada International Zoo in Nagpur as ‘Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park. The zoological park will come up on nearly 2,000 hectares forest land.
  • Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will inaugurate the Indian safari at the zoo on January 26.

Note: List of Some Important Renamed Place

  • Ministry of Shipping: Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways.
  • Bhopal Metro Rail-Raja Bhoj
  • Aligarh-Harigarh
  • Shimla-Shyamla
  • Agartala Airport- Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport
  • Gwalior-Chambal Expressway -Atal Bihari Vajpayee Chambal Progressway
  • Manduadih Station: ‘Banaras’ Station
  • Hubli Railway Station: Siddharoodha Swamiji Railway Station
  • Naugarh Railway Station: Siddharthnagar railway station
  • Airport in Ayodhya : Maryada Purshottam Shriram Airport

♦Bhawana Kanth to become 1st woman fighter pilot at R-Day parade

Bhawana Kanth to become 1st woman fighter pilot at R-Day parade

  • Flight lieutenant Bhawana Kanth will become the 1st woman fighter pilot to take part in the Republic Day parade.
  • She will be a part of the Indian Air Force’s tableau in the 2021 Republic Day Parade that will showcase mock-ups of the light combat helicopter, light combat aircraft, and the Sukhoi-30 fighter plane. At present, Bhawana is posted in Rajasthan and flies the MiG-21 Bison fighter plane.

List of India’s First Woman (Recently)

  • First woman fighter pilot to fly Rafale- Shivangi Singh
  • First Female Flight Commander-Shalija Dhami
  • First Woman To Qualify To Go To Day Missions-Bhawana Kanth
  • First Indian Woman Who Flew a Fighter aircraft Solo-Avani Chaturvedi
  • India’s First Female Military diplomat-Anjali Singh
  • First Woman Pilot of Indian Navy-Shivangi
  • World’s first female spacewalking-Christina Koch and Jessica Meir
  • First time lead woman army officer Parade at Republic day– Tania Shergill
  • First women Navy officers to be posted on Indian warship-Sub Lt Kumudini Tyagi and Sub Lt Riti Singh
  • First female match referee by icc-GS Lakshmi

♦India Innovation Index ranking 2020, Karnataka retains top spot

India Innovation Index ranking 2020, Karnataka retains top spot

  • Karnataka has maintained its top position among the major states category in Niti Aayog’s India Innovation Index ranking released on 20th Jan, while Maharashtra has leapfrogged over Tamil Nadu to occupy the second place followed by Telangana, Kerala, Haryana, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Punjab.
  • Among Union Territories, and North-Eastern and hill states, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh occupy the top spots respectively.
  • “The second edition of the index will allow states to continue to evaluate their innovation environment and assess their progress. The division of innovation into two dimensions, namely innovation capabilities (Enablers) and innovation outcomes (Performance) will give the states a better perspective for identifying the critical focus areas.

♦Ministry of Railways approves Howrah-Kalka Mail as “Netaji Express”

  • Ministry of Railways has rechristened the name of Train No. 12311/12312 Howrah-Kalka Mail as “Netaji Express”.
  • It is noteworthy that Howrah -Kalka Mail is a very popular and one of the oldest trains of Indian Railways. The Howrah-Kalka Mail is running between Howrah (Eastern Railway) and Kalka (Northern Railway) via Delhi.

♦Gujarat CM announces ‘Mukhyamantri Bagayat Vikas Mission’

  • Chief Minister Mr. Vijay Rupani has announced for the formation of ‘Mukhyamantri Bagayat Vikas Mission’ (Horticulture Development Mission) in the presence of Minister of Agriculture Mr. R.C Faldu and Minister of State Mr. Jaydrathsinhji Parmar.
  • Aims: The aim is to accelerate agriculture, horticulture and promote farming of herbal plants. It will also create employment opportunities through an increase in the export of such products.

♦Gujarat to Rename Dragon Fruit as ‘Kamalam’

  • The Gujarat state government has renamed dragon fruit as ‘Kamalam’. The move has kept the internet in splits and many criticized it using the hashtag #SanskariFruitSabzi.
  • As per Gujarat Chief Minister, the dragon fruit has been renamed Kamalam because of the shape of the fruit.

♦India, Singapore sign pact on submarine rescue support

  • The 5th edition of the Defence Ministers’ Dialogue (DMD) between India and Singapore was successfully held on 20 January 2021 through a video conference, in an effort to deepen military cooperation.
  • During the meeting, the ‘Implementing Agreement on Submarine Rescue Support and Cooperation’ was signed between the two Navies. The agreement was signed between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Singaporean counterpart Dr Ng Eng Hen.

International (Current Affairs)

♦Infosys receives Google Cloud Partner Status

  • Infosys has recently announced that it has been accredited with the Google Cloud Partner Specialization in the data and analytics space. Infosys is among the top global system integrators which have been accredited with this specialization.
  • Infosys has received this recognition as the company has successfully demonstrating end-to-end capabilities on Google Cloud including warehousing on the cloud and data ingestion.

♦Joe Biden takes oath as 46th US President, Kamala Harris as 49th Vice President

  • Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States, turning the page on Donald Trump’s tumultuous four years.
  • Harris was sworn in as 49th Vice President of the United States by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina member of the Supreme Court, creating history as the first female, first Black and first Indian-American vice president of the world’s oldest and most powerful democracy.

Banking & Financial

♦ICICI Bank launches ‘InstaFX’ mobile app to help customers obtain Forex Prepaid Card swiftly

ICICI Bank launches ‘InstaFX’ mobile app to help customers obtain Forex Prepaid Card swiftly

  • ICICI Bank on January 20 launched a new mobile application ‘InstaFX’ for authorised money changers to help customers of any bank get ‘ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card’ swiftly. The bank is the first in the country to offer such facility to money changers.
  • The app enables the authorised money changers, who are partners of the Bank, to complete the KYC verification and validation of customers digitally and on a real-time basis.
  • The facility significantly improves customer convenience as the ‘ICICI Bank Forex Prepaid Card’ gets activated swiftly within a few hours, as against the industry practice of up to two-days.

Note: About ICICI

  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra.
  • MD & CEO: Sandeep Bakhshi.
  • Tagline: Hum Hai Na, Khayal Apka.


♦Govt appoints Siddhartha Mohanty as managing director of LIC

Govt appoints Siddhartha Mohanty as managing director of LIC

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has appointed Siddhartha Mohanty as the managing director of India’s largest insurer Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) from February 1 onwards.
  • He is currently CEO of LIC Housing Finance Limited. He will serve as the MD of LIC till his superannuation on June 30, 2023. He will be replacing TC Suseel Kumar, who is set to retire on January 31, 2021.

Note: List of Chairman of Important Organisation

  • SIDBI- Mohammad Mustafa
  • SEBI- Ajay Tyagi
  • NABARD- Chintala Govinda Rajulu
  • NHRC- H.L Dattu
  • ISRO- K.Sivan
  • UIDAI- Pankaj Kumar
  • FICCI (President)- Uday Shankar

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