GoI launches Ayushman Bharat health scheme for CAPF personnel
The Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah has launched Ayushman Bharat Health Scheme for the Central Armed Police Force.
- Under this scheme CAPF, Assam rifles and National Security Guard, and their family members will be covered by AB PM-JAY
- The beneficiaries will be able to avail the medical benefits at 24,000 hospitals in India.
Vice President unveils Integrated Weapons System Design Centre in Hyderabad
Vice-President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu has unveiled the Integrated Weapons System Design Centre.
- This centre was inaugurated at DRDO’s APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex in Hyderabad .
- This centre will increase the capability in design and development of command-and-control systems for surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems and ballistic missile defence (BMD) systems.
China overtakes United States as largest recipient of FDI
China has surpassed United States as largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investement
- The china attracted 163 billion dollars inflows in 2020 while US attracted 134 billion dollars
- Overall, the global FDI had fell by 42% in 2020, attracting an inflow of an estimated dollar 859 billion, compared to dollar 1.5 trillion in 2019.
Union Minister G Kishan Reddy launched Special COVID Awareness Campaign in Hyderabad
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs has launched Special COVID Awareness Campaign in Hyderabad, Telangana.
- He flagged off 8 Mobile Publicity Vans which will hold multi-media publicity about COVID vaccination in 8 COVID intense districts of Telangana including Hyderabad
- Capital: Hyderabad
- Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan
- Chief minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao
MP Chief Minister launches ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ for Girl Children
Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ to aid in empowerment and growth of the girl child
- The scheme has been launched under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme.
About ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme:
This scheme is launched by GoI to generate awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls in India
About Madhya Pradesh:
- Capital: Bhopal
- Governor: Anandiben Patel
- Chief Minister: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Meghalaya state government wins National Award for Best Electoral Practices 2020
The Office of the Chief Electoral Officer Meghalaya has won the National Best Electoral Practices Awards 2020 for Information Technology (IT) applications in Elections by the Election Commission of India (ECI).
- This award was given to Meghalaya CEO FR Kharkongor by President Ram Nath Govind.
- Capital: Shillong
- Governor: Satya Pal Malik
- Chief Minister: Conrad Sangma
Uttar Pradesh emerged as a first state to have 2 airstrips on expressways for landing & take-off of fighter planes
Uttar Pradesh has built a new 3,300-metre-long airstrip. This has been constructed near Kurebhar on Purvanchal Expressway.
- So that the state has become the first state in the country with two airstrips on expressways to facilitate emergency landing and take-off of fighter planes.
- Another airstrip is located on Lucknow-Agra Expressway whereas the opposite is on Purvanchal Expressway
About Uttar Pradesh:
- Capital: Lucknow
- Governor: Anandiben Patel
- Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath
Padma Awards 2021 Announced – 119 people received Padma Awards on 72nd Republic Day
Every year on Republic Day 26.01.2021 the President of India distributes Padma Awards to the civilians of India. Padma Awards are given in three categories – Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri, in decreasing order of importance.
- In the year 2021, the President has approved conferment of 119 Padma Awards. Women awardees counts at 29.
Padma Vibhushan awards:
- Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been awarded Padma Vibhushan for his achievement in the field of public affairs.
- Noted singer SP Balasubrahmanyam has also received Padma Vibhushan awards.
Padma Bhushan Awards:
- Former Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, former Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan (posthumous), former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi (posthumous) are among the ten recipients who have been awarded with Padma Bhushan this year.
Padma Shri Awards:
- It is the fourth-highest civilian award of India after Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Bhushan. There are totally 102 people received padma shri award this year.
Kaja Kallas to be designated as first female prime minister of Estonia
Reform Party leader Kaja Kallas will be Estonia’s new prime minister. The country’s two biggest political parties have signed a deal to form a new government that will be led by a female prime minister for the first time.
- The new government will be replacing the previous Cabinet that collapsed into a corruption scandal.
- Capital: Tallinn
- Currency: Euro
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa re-elected as Portugal ‘s president
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa was been re elected as president of Portugal. He was secured 60.70 per cent in the presidential electiion
- He was returned to office for a second term on January 24, 2021.
- He is also a former leader of the centre-right Social Democratic Party.
- Capital: Lisbon
- Currency: Euro
Summits & Conference
PM Modi addresses Climate Adaptation Summit 2021
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has addressed the Climate Adaptation Summit 2021
- The summit was organized with the aim of realizing the transitions which is required for a climate-resilient world.
- India is also targeted 450 gigawatt of renewable energy capacity by 2030
5paisa launches UPI autopay facility for mutual fund transactions
5paisa.com announced UPI AutoPay facility for mutual fund transactions.
- This facility was launched by National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
- It will enable processing of mutual funds and purchase of subscription products for customers of 5paisa.com
TCS becomes India’s most valued firm, overtakes Reliance
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became the country’s most valued firm with its market capitalisation surged to 169.9 billion dollars
- TCS has surpassed Reliance Industries to become the country’s most values firm by market capitalization.
- The market valuation of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) was at Rs 12,45,341.44 crore while that of Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) was at Rs 12,42,593.78 crore on the BSE.
DRDO conducts successful maiden launch of Akash-NG Missile in Odisha
Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) day conducted the successful maiden launch of Akash-NG Missile from Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha.
- Akash-NG is a new generation Surface-to-Air Missile meant for use by the Indian Air Force.
- This missile is launched with an to aim intercept high maneuvering aerial threats.
- Founded: 1958
- Headquarters: New Delhi
- Chairman: G. Satheesh Reddy
International Holocaust Remembrance Day – 27 January
International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the tragedy of the Holocaust that occurred during the Second World War.
- The day is observed for paying tribute to the victims of the Holocaust and to make Governments, and organizations across the globe remember to reaffirm its commitments to counter any form of intolerance.
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