19th January current affairs

📖 Exam Related Current Affairs with Static Gk : 19 January 2021

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1) The Indian High Commission in Bangladesh stated in a release that a contingent of 122 proud soldiers of the Bangladesh Armed Forces, departed for India in a specially sent IAF C-17 aircraft. The contingent will participate in India’s Republic Day Parade in New Delhi on 26 January 2021.

Bangladesh:-
👉Capital and largest city:- Dhaka
President :- Abdul Hamid
Prime Minister :- Sheikh Hasina

2) First-ever snowshoe run organised in Srinagar to boost winter sports.
👉In a bid to boost winter sports in the Kashmir region, the Snowshoe Federation of India organized a snowshoe run cum interaction programme in Srinagar for the first time.
👉L. Governor of J&K – Manoj Sinha

3) The All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) – Bhubaneswar has received the Kayakalp Award for the 3rd time.
👉Former Name :- Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose All India Institute of Medical Sciences

4) Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan has launched Vedhik Erudite Foundation’s ambitious scheme ‘One School One IAS’ to provide free coaching for civil services and other competitive examinations to 10,000 meritorious but financially weak students across the State.

👉Kerala :-
CM :- Pinarayi Vijayan
GOVERNOR :- Arif Mohammad Khan

5) Bharti Airtel (Airtel) has appointed Pradipt Kapoor as Chief Information Officer (CIO).

👉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.

6) India Govt spend ₹500 cr to improve connectivity. The Indian government has spent nearly ₹550 crores to extend 17 km of the 68.72 km Jaynagar-Bijalpura-Bardibas railway project to improve rail connectivity between India and Nepal.
▪️Ministry of Railways :-
👉Formed :- March 1905
👉Headquarters :- New Delhi

7) The United States has designated the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain as its major strategic partners.

▪️United States :-
Capital :- Washington, D.C
Largest city :- New York City

8) Ministry of Railways rolls out a new iron ore policy governing allocation of rakes and transportation of iron ore.
👉The new policy has been named as ‘Iron-ore Policy 2021’ and shall come into effect from 10.02.2021.

💎Ministry of Railways :-
👉Formed :- March 1905
👉Headquarters :- New Delhi
👉Minister :- Piyush Goyal
👉Chairman of Railway Board and Chief Executive Officer :- Suneet Sharma

9) Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced the revival of an Indian and Japanese investment project to develop a deep-sea terminal in Colombo harbour.

👉Sri Lanka :-
Capital :- Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (legislative) , Colombo (executive and judicial)

Largest city :- Colombo
President :- Gotabaya Rajapaksa
Prime Minister:- Mahinda Rajapaksa

10) TMC MP Satabdi Roy has been appointed Vice-President of the West Bengal unit of the ruling Trinamool Congress.

▪️West Bengal :-
👉CM – Mamata Banerjee
👉GOVERNOR – Jagdeep Dhankhar

👉Folk Dances – Lathi, Gambhira, Dhali, Jatra, Baul, Chhau, Santhali Dance

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