Daily GK Update 27 January 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021

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Daily GK Update 27th Jan 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021 : 

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National (Current Affairs)

♦In a first, Bangladesh tri-service contingent takes part in India’s Republic Day parade

  • This year, a 122-member contingent from Bangladesh’s armed forces will be part of the Republic Day parade. They will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1971 Indo-Pak war that led to the liberation and creation of Bangadesh. This is the first time that a marching contingent from neighbouring country is being invited to participate in the parade.
  • This will be the third time India will be hosting a foreign contingent to participate in the parade after the French troops in 2016 and the UAE personnel in 2017.

♦Akshay Kumar launches mobile action game FAU-G

  • Akshay Kumar launched the mobile action game ‘Fearless and United Guards (FAU-G). The initial episode of the game is based in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh and the rest of the episodes will be set in other Indian battlegrounds.
  • The game is free to download and play while the users will have to pay for several premium features like skins of their avatars.

♦MP’s CM launches ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ for Girl Child

MP's CM launches ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ for Girl Child

  • Madhya Pradesh’s Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched a new scheme PANKH Abhiyan’ on 24 January, to mark the occasion of National Girl Child Day.
  • The scheme has been launched under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme for the empowerment and growth of the girl child.
  • The CM also announced scholarships worth Rs 6.47 crore for 26,099 girls under Ladli Laxmi Yojana.

PANKH Abhiyan’ is a year-long programme. The letter in the PANKH scheme stands for:

  • ‘P’ – protection
  • ‘A’ – awareness of their rights
  • ‘N’ – nutrition
  • ‘K’ – knowledge
  • ‘H’ – health.

Note: About MP

Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan;

Governor: Anandiben Pate

Capital: Bhopal

International (Current Affairs)

♦India Ranks 7th in Global Climate Risk Index 2021 of Germanwatch

India Ranks 7th in Global Climate Risk Index 2021 of Germanwatch

  • India has been placed among the top 10 most affected countries by climate change, in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 published by the Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch. India ranked as the seventh worst-hit country in terms of climate change in 2019.
  • The index analyses and ranks to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of climate-related extreme weather events (storms, floods, heatwaves etc.)

Top three most affected countries in 2019

  • Rank 1: Mozambique
  • Rank 2: Zimbabwe
  • Rank 3: Bahamas

Top 3 Countries most affected in the past 20 years: Between 2000-2019

  • Rank 1: Puerto Rico
  • Rank 2: Myanmar
  • Rank 3: Haiti were the countries most affected by the impacts of such weather events.

Banking & Finance

♦India’s economy to grow 11.5% in FY22 fiscal, 6.8% in FY23 fiscal: IMF

  • India’s economy is expected to bounce back strongly in the fiscal year 2022 with 11.5% growth, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) update released on January 26, 2021.
  • India is the only major economy forecast to grow in double digits next year and forecast to follow that up with the highest 6.8% rise in the FY23 fiscal. IMF revises India growth forecast, sees GDP shrinking at sharper 8% in FY21.

♦TCS is third most valued IT services brand globally: Brand Finance

TCS is third most valued IT services brand globally: Brand Finance

  • Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is now the world’s third most-valued IT services brand, only behind industry heavyweights Accenture Plc and International Business Machines Corp. (IBM), according to a report released on 27th Jan.

Four Indian IT services companies have secured spots in the Top-10 global rankings

  • Rank 3rd: TCS
  • Rank 4th: Infosys Ltd.
  • Rank 7th: HCL Technologies Ltd.
  • Rank 9th: Wipro Ltd.
  • Rank 1st: Accenture
  • Rank 2nd: IBM

Appointment

♦Dhanlaxmi Bank Board appointment of J K Shivan as MD and CEO

Dhanlaxmi Bank Board appointment of J K Shivan as MD and CEO

  • Board of Directors of Kerala-based Dhanlaxmi Bank have given approval to appoint J K Shivan as managing director and CEO of the Bank.
  • It may be recalled that the shareholders of the Kerala-based had voted against MD & CEO Sunil Gurbaxani On September 30, 2020. Then, in December that year, the lender appointed Shivan as the new MD & CEO.
  • However, the banking regulator, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), had asked the Dhanlaxmi Bank Board to get shareholders’ approval before appointing J K Shivan as the next chief of the bank.

Note: List of Some Bank’s CEO

  • Bank of Baroda-Sanjiv Chadha
  • Bank of India-Atanu Kumar Das
  • Bank of Maharashtra-A. S. Rajeev
  • Canara Bank-Lingan Venkat Prabhakr
  • Central Bank of India-Pallav Mahapatra

Awards

♦51st International Film Festival of India: Winners list

51st International Film Festival of India: Winners list

  • The 51st edition of International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held its coveted award ceremony on the closing day of the festival on 24th Jan in Goa. While Danish World War II drama Into the Darkness won the Golden Peacock Award, Tzu-Chuan Liu and Zofia Stafiej won the top acting honours.
  • During the closing ceremony, 51st IFFI jury chairman Pablo Cesar heaped praise on the films in competition this year.

List of Winner:

  • Golden Peacock Award – Into the Darkness
  • Silver Peacock Award for Best Actor – Male – Tzu-Chuan Liu, The Silent Forest
  • Silver Peacock Award for Best Actor – Female – Zofia Stafiej, I Never Cry
  • Silver Peacock Award for Best Director – Chen-Nien Ko, The Silent Forest
  • Best Debut Director Award – Cássio Pereira dos Santos, Valentina
  • Special Mention Award – Kripal Kalita, Bridge
  • Special Jury Award – Kamin Kalev, February
  • ICFT UNESCO Gandhi Award – Ameen Nayfeh’s 200 Meters
  • Indian Personality of the Year Award – Biswajit Chatterjee

♦Rajendra Kumar Bhandari won Subhash Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021

  • The Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021 has been conferred upon Dr Rajendra Kumar Bhandari in the Individual category and Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS) in Institutional category.
  • The award carries a cash prize of Rs 51 lakh and a certificate for an institution and Rs 5 lakh and a certificate in case of an individual.

Science

♦SpaceX launches a record 143 satellites on one rocket

  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX has managed to break the world record of the most number of satellites carried by a single rocket as Falcon 9 carried as many as 143 payloads into space on 25th Jan.
  • The launch was part of SpaceX’s SmallSat Rideshare Program mission and the firm’s social media handles shared pictures from the launch. Falcon 9 which has taken part in numerous SpaceX missions in the past flew from Florida to take the 143 satellites of different shapes and sizes to their orbits.

Important Day

♦International Customs Day: 26 January

  • The International Customs Day (ICD) is observed on 26 January every year. The day is celebrated to recognise the role of customs officials and agencies and focus on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.
  • Theme 2021: “Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal and Resilience”.

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