12th January current affairs

📖 Exam Related Current Affairs with Static Gk : 12 January 2021


  1. Indian-American novelist Ved Mehta, best known for his 12-volume autobiography “Exile of the Continents”, has passed away.
  2. Indian Army has signed MOU with the Bandhan Bank for the Bandhan Bank Shaurya Salary Account. The MOU was signed by Lt Gen Ravin Khosla DG of Indian Army and Chandra Shekhar Ghosh MD & CEO of Bandhan Bank.
    ▪️Bandhan Bank :-
    👉CEO – Chandra Shekhar Ghosh
    👉HEADQUARTER :- Kolkata, West Bengal, India
    👉Founded :- 23 August 2015
  3. US President-elect Joe Biden named Indian-American Sumona Guha as senior director for South Asia and Tarun Chhabra as senior director for Technology and National Security. 
  4. The Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has made the biggest charitable donation of 2020. He donated $ 10 Billion for launching Bezos Earth Fund.
  5. Government of India (GoI) has sanctioned INR 37.8 Crores for the Developing Parashuram Kund Pilgrimage
    Site at Lohit district, Arunachal Pradesh
  6. NSO has estimated the India’s GDP to contract by 7.7 % in 2020-21.
    👉The National Statistical Commission (NSC) of India is an autonomous body which formed in June 2005 under the recommendation of Rangarajan commission.
    👉Formed :- July 12 2006
    👉Headquarters :- New Delhi
  7. Recently Dr Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur released a book titled ‘Making of a General – A Himalayan Echo’ through a virtual mode at Durbar Hall of Raj Bhavan, Imphal, Manipur. The book is authored by (Redt) Lt. Gen. Konsam Himalay Singh.
  8. The PM CARES Fund allocates Rs 201.58 cr for installation of 162 Medical Oxygen Generation Plants in public health facilities.

👉PM CARES Fund:-
Founded :- 28 March 2020
Chairperson:- Narendra Modi

  1. Recently Soma Mondal took charge as the chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). he becomes the 1st woman chairperson of SAIL
  2. Alexander Ellis has been appointed as the new British High Commissioner to India. He will succeed Sir Philip Barton.
  3. Recently, India flagged off the 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (40-ISEA) from the ormugao Port, Goa by the Ministry of Earth Science.
  4. Abhishek Yadav has been appointed as the 1st deputy general secretary of AIFF?

▪️All India Football Federation:-
President: Praful Patel
Founded: 23 June 1937
FIFA affiliation: 1948
AFC affiliation: 1954
Headquarters: Dwarka, Delhi

  1. Recently, Uttar Pradesh government (UP) Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath launched a 3-week ong campaign namely “Kisan Kalyan Mission” for the state’s farmer welfare and to double their income.
  2. World’s largest floating solar energy project in India is going to be constructed on Omkareshwar Dam on Narmada river.
    👉The Omkareshwar Dam is a gravity dam on the Narmada River just upstream of Mandhata in Khandwa district, Madhya Pradesh, India.
  3. J Venkatramu has been appointed the managing director and chief executive officer of India Post Payments Bank.
    👉Indian Post payment Bank :-
    Founded :-1 September 2018
    Headquarters :- New Delhi
  4. Uttarakhand is in talks with the Madhya Pradesh government to bring white tigers to Nainital’s Sitabani ildlife Reserve for a forthcoming tiger safari project..
  5. World bank has signed the USD 105 million project with government of India and government of West Bengal to improve waterways in Kolkata, West Bengal.
    ▪️World Bank :-
    👉Founded – 1944
    👉President – David Malpass
    👉Headquarters – Washington, D.C., United States
  6. The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked universities, colleges to celebrate the National Youth Day 2021 — the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda — on January 12, to take inspiration from his ideals and commemorate his works.
  7. The Punjab government has declared the entire state a ‘controlled area’ in view of bird deaths in neighboring states.

Punjab :-
👉Heart❤️ of India’s Sikh community
👉CM :- Captain Amarinder Singh
👉GOVERNOR :- VP Singh Badnore
👉Major steel manufacturer.
👉A major producer of essential crops.
👉The first to host President rule.

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