Daily GK Update 28 January 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021

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Daily GK Update 28th Jan 2021, Daily Current Affairs 2021 : 

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National (Current Affairs)

♦Textiles Ministry signs MoU with Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre, Japan

Textiles Ministry signs MoU with Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre, Japan

  • The Textiles Committee of the Ministry of Textiles has signed a Memorandum of Understanding- MoU with Nissenken Quality Evaluation Centre, Japan to boost export of Textile and Apparel to Japanese market.
  • The main objective of the MoU is to provide required support to textile’s trade and industry for ensuring quality as per the requirement of Japanese buyers.

♦India inks MoU with IEA for global energy security, sustainability

India inks MoU with IEA for global energy security, sustainability

  • India on January 27, 2021 inked a strategic partnership agreement with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to strengthen cooperation in global energy security, stability and sustainability.
  • This partnership will lead to an extensive exchange of knowledge and would be a stepping stone towards India becoming a full member of IEA. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Power Secretary Sanjiv Nandan Sahai and IEA Executive Director Fatih Birol.

Note: About International Energy Agency (IEA)

  • Headquarters: Paris, France
  • Founded: November 1974

International (Current Affairs)

♦PM Modi’s address at Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

PM Modi's address at Climate Adaptation Summit 2021

  • The online international Climate Adaptation Summit (CAS) 2021 on 25 and 26 January, hosted by the Netherlands. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 25, 2021 addressed the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021 and said that India is targeting 450 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity by the year 2030.
  • PM Narendra Modi noted that the ‘Climate Adaptation’ is more significant today than ever before and that it is a key element of India’s developmental efforts.

List of Recently Summit

  • World Economic Forum 2021-Singapore
  • 20th IORA Council of Ministers Meeting-UAE
  • Global Film Summit in 2021– India
  • 6th India International Science Festival (IISF 2020)-New Delhi

♦India ranks 10th in Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index, Singapore tops

India ranks 10th in Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index, Singapore tops

  • India ranked 10th out of 11 Asia Pacific countries in a newly-launched health index to measure the progress towards personalised healthcare. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report ‘Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index’ measures the readiness of 11 health systems across.
  • The ‘Personalised Health Index’ measures performance against 27 different indicators of personalised health across four categories called ‘Vital Signs’. These include Policy Context, Health Information, Personalised Technologies and Health Services.

Index

  • Rank 1: Singapore
  • Rank 2: Taiwan
  • Rank 3: Japan
  • Rank 4: Australia
  • Rank 11: Indonesia

Award

♦Meghalaya won National Award for Best Electoral Practices 2020

Meghalaya won National Award for Best Electoral Practices 2020

  • The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Meghalaya was selected for a Special Award for Information Technology applications in Elections by the Election Commission of India (ECI), in the National Best Electoral Practices Awards-2020.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind virtually conferred the award to Meghalaya CEO F.R. Kharkongor at the National Voters’ Day Award function held in New Delhi.

Note: About Meghalaya

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

Important Day

♦January 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

  • International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (International Holocaust Remembrance Day) was observed on January 27, 2021. The day commemorates the tragedy of the Holocaust during the Second World War.
  • On January 27, 1945, Auschwitz-Birkenau, the largest Nazi concentration and death camp, was liberated by Soviet Union’s Red Army.

♦28 January- Birth Anniversary of Lala Lajpat Rai

  • Lala Lajpat Rai was born on 28 January, 1865 in Punjab. He was a prominent nationalist leader who played an important role in India’s struggle for freedom. He also earned the title of ‘Punjab Kesari’ or ‘the Lion of the Punjab’.
  • He initiated the foundation of Punjab National Bank. He died on 17 November, 1928, due to serious injuries. The University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences in Hisar, Haryana is named after Lala Lajpat Rai.

Obituary

♦Former India goalkeeper Prasanta Dora passes away

  • Former Indian National Football team goalkeeper, Prasanta Dora has passed away. He was represented Tollygunge Agragami, Calcutta Port Trust, Mohammedan Sporting, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal in domestic football.
  • He has also adjudged the Best Goalkeeper when Bengal lifted back-to-back Santosh Trophy titles in 1997-98 and 99.

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