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Click Here 👉👉   January 2021 Important Current 


1) Vanadium which is a high-value metal used in strengthening steel and titanium was found in Arunachal Pradesh state recently.


2) The 24th National Youth Festival is celebrated from 12th to 16th January 2021 with a theme ‘YUVAAH – Utsah Naye 

Bharat Ka’.


3)  Karuna Abhiyan-2021: Gujarat govt initiative to save the lives of bird who get injured by kite flying.

Gujarat CM: Vijay Rupani


4) The Indian Space Research Organization will adopt 100 Atal Tinkering Labs (ATLs) across the country.

 

ISRO :- 

Formed :- 15 August 1969

Headquarter :-  Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Chairman :- Kailasavadivoo Sivan


5) The ministry of information and broadcasting on Friday launched a digital calendar and diary for 2021.

▪️Ministry Of Information And Broadcasting :-

Officeholder :- Prakash Javadekar (Minister)

Departments :- Films Division of India

Headquarters :- New Delhi


6) Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani flagged-off the 91st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T's Armoured System Complex (ASC) at Hazira.


Gujarat :- 

👉Fifth-largest Indian state by area.

👉Ninth-largest state by population. 

👉Asiatic lions, Rann of Kutch (White Desert).


7) Ministry of Coal launched Single Window Clearance Portal, a unified platform that facilitates grant of clearances and approvals required for starting a coal mine in India. 

👉Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah launched the portal in presence of Union Minister of Coal & Mines Shri Pralhad Joshi.


8) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana completes 5 years of operation.


👉Launched :- 13 January 2016

👉Ministry :- Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

👉Prime Minister :- Narendra Modi


9) Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal recommended the constitution of a task force for coordinating National Education Policy 

implementation between educational institutions.


▪️Ministry of Education :- 

👉Ramesh Pokhriyal (Union Minister)

Founded :- 26 September 1985

Headquarters :- New Delhi


10) Paramilitary forces gear up for COVID-19 vaccine.

👉25,000 doctors, paramedics to get vaccine in first phase.


11) The third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0)  launched on 15 January, 2021 in 600 districts across India. 

👉this phase will focus on new-age and Covid-related skills.

▪️Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE):-

Minister :- Mahendra Nath Pandey

Founded :- 9 November 2014

Headquarters :- New Delhi


12) The India Meteorological Department has launched digital portal to record weather conditions.


▪️India Meteorological Department:-

👉Founded :- 1875

👉Headquarters: Mausam Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi


13) The Minister Awangbow Newbai has launched a website for community based sustainable forest management for wet resource conservation in Manipur (COSFOM).


👉Manipur CM :- Nongthombam Biren Singh

👉Governor :- Najma Heptulla

👉Khonghampat Orchidarium

👉Loktak Lake


14) Bhupinder Singh Mann, the Bharti Kisan Union national president and All India Kisan Coordination Committee chairman recused himself from the four-member committee constituted by the Supreme Court.


15) Brazil is the first country where India is exporting 2 million doses.


16) In a move to help the film industry in the state, the Kerala government has decided to waive entertainment tax for cinemas from January to March 2021.

👉Kerala: Periyar River

👉Kerala: Cherai Beach

👉Vallam Kali  boat race in Kerala. 

👉Kerala: Idukki Dam on Periyar River

Kerala :- Pamba River


17) Army Day is celebrated on 15th January since 1949. Army Day marks the day when Lt Gen KM Carriappa became the first Indian appointed as Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army.


👉The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army.

👉Headquarters :- Integrated Defence Headquarters, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi

Founded :- 1 April 1895

 

👉Chief of Defence Staff (CDS):- General Bipin Rawat


👉Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) :- General Manoj Mukund Naravane


👉Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) :- Lieutenant General Satinder Kumar Saini


18) Telecom company Bharti Airtel and National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) have teamed up to drive the digital transformation of small businesses and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India.

▪️National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) :- 

Founded :- 1955

Headquarters :- NSIC Bhawan, Okhla Industrial Estate, New Delhi


19) Book, titled "Modi India Calling - 2021", is the brainchild of senior BJP leader Vijay Jolly. It was released by Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta at the Press Club of India.


20) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a working group to study digital lending activities of the regulated and unregulated players, due to the growing instances of frauds in digital lending space. 

👉Jayant Kumar Dash has been named the Chairman of the working group, whereas Manoranjan Mishra will be the Member Secretary.


21) India and Japan signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the field of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), including 5G standardisation.

▪️Japan :- 

Capital :- Tokyo

National language :- Japanese

Currency :- Japanese yen

Prime minister :- Yoshihide Suga


22) The Prarambh :- Startup India International Summit is being organised by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on January 15-16.

👉The summit was inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Minister of Commerce and Industry.

▪️Minister of Commerce and Industry :- 

Headquarters :- New Delhi

Minister :- Piyush Goyal


23) The Japanese brokerage Nomura has revised upward the GDP forecast for India in 2020-21 and now expects it to contract to 6.7 percent.


Founded :- December 25, 1925 (Osaka, Japan)

Headquarters :- Nihonbashi, Chuo, Tokyo, Japan


24) The social activist and Padma Shri winner D Prakash Rao has passed away following a brain stroke. Rao, a Padma Shri, was known for his contribution towards imparting education to slum and orphan children in Cuttack.


25) India Finds Its First Ever Lithium Reserves In Karnataka's Mandya.

👉The discovery has been made in the preliminary survey of Atomic Minerals Directorate for Exploration and Research (AMD), which is an arm of Centre's Department of Atomic Energy (DAE).

▪️Department of Atomic Energy (DAE) :- 

Formed :- 3 August 1954

Jurisdiction :- Republic of India

Headquarters :- Mumbai, Maharashtra,


26) The Union government has appointed RS Sharma, former Trai chief, as the chairperson of an empowered committee for administration of Covid-19 vaccine. This has come days ahead of the mega vaccination drive is to start in India.


27) Flipkart partnered with NITI Aayog to launch the updated version of Women ntrepreneurship Platform (WEP), in January, 20211.

👉Flipkart CEO: Kalyan Krishnamurthy


28) The Union petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan has inaugurated a migrant worker cell at Surat  in Gujarat.


👉Gujarat CM :-  Vijay Ramniklal Rupani

👉Governor :- Acharya Devvrat

👉World´s tallest statue (Sardar  Patel statue) in Gujarat.

👉Akshardham Temple in Gandhinagar

👉Swaminarayan Temple of Maninagar


29) Arunachal Pradesh is likely to become India’s prime producer of Vanadium As per the Geological Survey of India (GSI). Vanadium is a high-value metal used in strengthening steel and titanium.


▪️Geological Survey of India (GSI) :- 

👉Founder  :- Thomas Oldham

👉Founded :- 4 March 1851

👉Parent Government agency :- Ministry of Mines

👉Headquarters :- Kolkata, West Bengal, India


▪️Arunachal Pradesh :- 

👉CM :- Pema Khandu

👉Governor :- B. D. Mishra

👉Land of the Rising Sun

👉Orchid State of India or the 👉Paradise of the Botanists.


30) In order to enable the students to attend the online classes the Tamil Nadu government has decided to give free data cards with usage capacity of 2 GB per day between January to April 2021.


▪️Tamil Nadu CM :- Edappadi K. Palaniswami 

👉Governor :- Banwarilal Purohit


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