Daily GK Update 23 , 24 January 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021

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National (Current Affairs)

♦Ministry of Tribal Affairs Launches “Shramshakti” Digital Data Solution for Migrant Workers

  • The Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda virtually through Video Conference launched “ShramShakti”, a National Migration Support Portal at a programme held at Panjim, Goa.
  • It would effectively help in the smooth formulation of state and national level programs for migrant workers. He also launched a tribal migration cell, a tribal museum at Goa and “ShramSaathi”, a training manual for migrant workers.The Chief Minister of Goa Pramod Sawant also launched dedicated Migration cell in Goa to facilitate and support migrants who come from different States to Goa.

♦National Girl Child Day: Srishti Goswami is Uttarakhand CM for one day

  • On the occasion of the National Girl Child Day, Srishti Goswami became the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for one day on 24th Jan. Srishti, who hails from Haridwar, attended an official meeting today to review various schemes run by the state government.
  • India celebrates the National Girl Child Day, an initiative of the ministry of women and child development, every year on January 24.

♦India’s longest Road Arch Bridge inaugurated in Meghalaya

  • Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma has inaugurated India’s longest road arch bridge “Wahrew Bridge” at Sohbar in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya on 22 January 2021.
  • The project was sanctioned in 2013 and, the work started in 2014. The construction of the bridge was completed in December 2018.

Note: About Meghalaya

  •  Capital: Shillong.
  • Governor: Satya Pal Malik.
  • Chief minister: Conrad Sangma.

International (Current Affairs)

♦India in third position in scientific publications after China, US: DST

India in third position in scientific publications after China, US: DST

  • India has seen an exponential increase in the number of scientific publications over the last 10 years and is in the third position globally after China and the US, according the Department of Science and Technology (DST).
  • Of the 13,045 patents in 2017-18, as many as 1,937 were by Indians. Out of 15,550 patents filed by Indians at Indian Patent Office during the period, 65 per cent were filed from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Delhi.


♦Jayant Khobragade appointed India’s next Ambassador to ASEAN Secretariat

Jayant Khobragade appointed India’s next Ambassador to ASEAN Secretariat

  • Jayant N Khobragade, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer of the 1995 batch, has been appointed as India’s next Ambassador to ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on 22nd Jan.
  • Khobragade is currently serving as joint secretary at headquarters of the ministry in Delhi.

Note: About ASEAN

  • Headquarters: Jakarta, Indonesia
  • Founded: 8 August 1967, Thailand
  • Member (10): Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia.


♦Indo-French Exercise Desert Knight-21 begins First edition

Indo-French Exercise Desert Knight-21 begins First edition

  • Indian Air Force and French Air and Space Force are conducting a bilateral Air exercise, Ex Desert Knight-21 in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The exercise marks an important milestone in the series of engagements between the two Air forces.
  • It is unique as it includes fielding of Rafale aircraft by both sides and is indicative of the growing interaction between the two premiers Air Forces.
  • French: The French are participating with Rafale, Airbus A-330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT), A-400M Tactical Transport aircraft and approximately 175 personnel.
  • India: The IAF aircraft participating in the exercise include Mirage 2000, Su-30 MKI, Rafale, IL-78 Flight Refuelling Aircraft, AWACS and AEW&C aircraft.

Note: List of Defence Exercise between France and India

  • Varuna
  • Exercise SHAKTI

♦Operation Sard Hawa launched by BSF

Operation Sard Hawa launched by BSF

  • The Operation Sard Hawa was launched by the Border Security Force in the western border of Rajasthan. The main purpose of the operation is to check the instances of infiltration due to dense fog in the region. The Operation has also been launched to enhance the security ahead of Republic Day. The operation is to run till January 27, 2021.
  • Under the operation, the jawans will patrol with advanced weapons in the police station areas near to the border.

Note: List of Important Operations (2019-20)

  • ‘Operation My Saheli’: South Eastern Railway launches to enhance security of women passengers
  • Operation Milap-by Delhi police to  rescue 333 children
  • Operation Smile-Hyderabad police for 325 children rescued.
  • Operation Sudarshan -BSF (border security force) to secure 100m border from Pakistan
  • Operation Support-By India for people suffering from Idi Strom in Mozambique
  • Operation Swift Retort-Pakistan strike  after operation Bandar
  • Operation Thirst-RPF To healthy  drinking water


♦Indian mathematician Nikhil Srivastava named joint winner of Michael and Sheila Held Prize

  • Nikhil Srivastava, a young Indian mathematician, has been named winner of the prestigious 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize along with two others for solving long-standing questions on the Kadison-Singer problem and on Ramanujan graphs.
  • Srivastava from the University of California, Berkeley, Adam Marcus, the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Daniel Alan Spielman from Yale University will receive the 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize according to the National Academy of Sciences. The prize consists of a medal and USD 100,000.


♦ITBP won IHAI National Ice Hockey Championship

ITBP won IHAI National Ice Hockey Championship

  • The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has won the Ice Hockey Association of India (IHAI) 10th National Ice Hockey Championship trophy after a win over Ladakh in the finals in Gulmarg.
  • The championship was held at an altitude of 8,694-feet and temperatures below freezing point. Top eight teams of ice hockey in India participated in the event.

Note: About ITBP

  • Founded: 24 October 1962.
  • Headquarters: New Delhi, India.
  • DG: S S Deswal.

Note: About Ice Hockey Association of India

  • President: K. L. Kumar.
  • Membership: 27 April 1989.

Important Day

♦24th January: National Girl Child

  • India celebrates National Girl Child day each year on January 24. The day is an initiative of the ministry of women and child development and focuses on the need to address the challenges that girls face in Indian society due to gender biases.
  • The purpose of the day is also to change the attitude of society towards girls. Aim to promote girls’ empowerment and fulfilment of their rights.


♦Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal dies at 80

  • Popular bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal has died. The 80-year-old singer breathed his last in Delhi on 22nd Jan.
  • Narendra Chachal is best known for his performances at jaagrans. He has sung popular songs such as Pyaara Saja Hai and Chalo Bulawa Aaya Hai. He has also sung songs such as Main Ni Bolna from Bobby. Last year, he went viral for his song Kitthon Aaya Corona.

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