Union Home Minister inaugurates 4-lane Thaltej-Shilaj-Rancharda railway overbridge virtually
The Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the new 4-lane Thaltej-Shilaj-Rancharda railway overbridge in Ahmedabad city of Gujarat through online mode
- This bridge built at a cost of Rs 55 crore.
About Home Ministry:
- Union Minister: Amit Shah
- Minister of State: G. Kishan Reddy
Sri Lanka institutes a panel to probe findings of former commissions
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has set up a three member committee to probe the findings of previous commission that look into the alleged rights abuses committed by both LTTE and the government troops during the 2009 armed conflict.
- Regarding this, Rajapaksa has appointed a judge of the highest court, a former chief of the police and a retired bureaucrat to the three-member panel.
About Sri Lanka:
- Capitals: Colombo, Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
- President: Gotabaya Rajapaksa
- Currency: Sri Lankan rupee
India’s Biggest Logistics Park to set up in Gujarat
The largest multi-modal logistic park in India will be established in Sanand, Gujarat.
- For setting up this logistic park, The Gujarat Government and Adani Port and SEZ Ltd. Have signed an agreement.
- An agreement in this regard was signed in the presence of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani.
- Capital: Gandhinagar
- Governor: Acharya Devvrat
- Chief minister: Vijay Rupani
Gujarat to launch Horticulture Development Mission
Gujarat will launch Horticulture Development Mission.This was announced by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani.
- The main aim of this mission is to double the farmer’s income
- Through the mission, the waste land of the State Government is to be provided on thirty year lease for farming medicinal and horticulture crops
Meghalaya CM inaugurates country’s longest road arch bridge
Chief Minister of Meghalaya inaugurated India’s longest road arch bridge named the Wahrew Bridge
- The bridge has been constructed at a cost of Rs 49.395 crore. The bridge was located at at Sohbar in East Khasi Hills district.
- The bridge connects Bholaganj and Sohbar to Nongjri in East Khasi Hills, bordering Bangladesh.
- Capital: Shillong
- Governor: Satya Pal Malik
- Chief minister: Conrad Sangma
Odisha CM inaugurates Toshali National Crafts Mela
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has inaugurated Toshali National Crafts Mela in Bhubaneswar.
- The Toshali Crafts Mela is one of the most popular handlooms and handicrafts fairs in Eastern India.
- This Mela is being held till February 4,2021. Out of the total, 170 stalls represent Odisha textiles and crafts and 80 stalls are of other states.
- India’s growth rate of scientific publication was 12.9 percent, as against the world average of 4.9 percent
- Capital: Bhubaneswar
- Governor: Ganeshi Lal
- Chief Minister: Naveen Patnaik
Ranking & Index
India secured 3rd position after China & US in scientific publication
The Department of Science and Technology announced that India is currently in third position after China and US in the scientific publications over the last 10 years.
- According to DST, the initiatives such as National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations have played a crucial role to reach this position.
Summits & Conferences
17th Ministerial Meeting of Asia Cooperation Dialogue held virtually
17th Edition of Ministerial Meeting Asia Cooperation Dialogue was conducted through video conferencing
- The Theme of this dialogue is “The new Normal and Safe and Healthy Tourism”.
- India was represented by Ms. Riva Ganguly Das, Secretary (East), Ministry of External Affairs
- The Asia Cooperation Dialogue countries also adopted the “Ankara Declaration “in the end of the meet.
Awards & Honors
Indian Mathematician Nikhil Srivastava won Michael and Sheila Held Prize
Indian mathematician Nikhil Srivastava has been awarded the coveted 2021 Michael and Sheila Held Prize.
- The other two winners Daniel Alan Spielman from Yale University and Adam Marcus, the Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne
- They won this award for solving long-standing questions on the Ramanujan graphs and Kadison-Singer problem.
Shyam Srinivasan named as Business Standard Banker of the Year
Federal Bank Managing Director and chief executive officer was named as Business Standard Banker of the Year for 2019-20.
- This decision was taken by jury comprises of five members, chaired by former RBI deputy governor S S Mundra.
- He was honored with this award for his consistent healthy performance towards banking sector
About Federal Bank:
- Founder: K.P Hormis.
- Founded: 23 April 1931.
BSF launches Operation Sard Hawa
The Border Security Force has launched the Operation Sard Hawa in the western border of Rajasthan.
- The main objective of this operation is to check the instances of infiltration due to dense fog in the region and also to enhance the security ahead of Republic Day.
- The operation is to run till January 27, 2021.
- Headquarters: New Delhi
- Founder: Khusro Faramurz Rustamji
- Founded: 1965
Books & Authors
Vice president launched a book named “Not Many, But One”
Vice President , M. Venkaiah Naidu has released a book named “Not Many, But One”.
- This book contains an English translation of poems of Sree Narayana Guru by Prof G.K. Sasidharan.
- Narayana Guru (1855 – 1928) was a philosopher, spiritual leader and social reformer in India.
Noted Singer Narendra Chanchal Dies
Popular Indian Bhajan singer Narendra Chanchal has passed away.
- He won Filmfare Best Male Playback Award.
- He sang popular songs including Tune Mujhe Bulaya Sherawaliye, Ambe Tu Hai Jagadambe Kali, Hanuman Chalisa etc.
- He has also given voice to some Hindi films
National Girl Child Day is celebrated on January 24
Every year National Girl Child Day is celebrated on January 24. This day was introduced in 2008
- The day was an initiative of the Ministry of Women and Child Development.
- The objective behind celebrating the National Girl Child Day is to provide support and opportunities to the girls of India.
International Day of Education – 24 January
International Day of Education is an annual international observance day held on January 24 and is dedicated to education.
The aim of this is day is to give awareness about the role of education for bringing global peace and sustainable development.
- This day was declared by a resolution that was passed by the United Nations General Assembly on 3rd December 2018.
National Voter’s Day celebrated on 25th Jan
The 11th National Voters’ Day has been celebrated on 25th Jan.
- In order to encourage more young voters to take part in the political process, Government of India has decided to celebrate January 25 every year as “National Voters’ Day”.
- It has been started from January 26, 2011 to mark Election Commission’s foundation day.
National Tourism Day is observed on January 25
National Tourism Day is observed on 25 January to highlight the importance of tourism for the economy of the country.
- The main objective of this day is to cultivate and create awareness among the society globally on the significance of tourism,
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