📖 Exam Related Current Affairs with Static Gk : 28 January 2021
1)Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman launched the ‘Union Budget mobile app’ for hassle-free access of Budget documents by members of Parliament (MPs) and general public.
▪️Ministry of Finance :-
Founded – 29 October 1946
Headquarters – New Delhi
Cabinet Minister – Nirmala Sitharaman
Minister of State – Anurag Thakur
2) Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty will take over as the new vice-chief of Army staff on February. He is presently the Southern Army Commander and will be succeeding Lt General SK Saini on his superannuation.
👉Chief of Defence Staff (CDS):- General Bipin Rawat
👉Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) :- General Manoj Mukund Naravane
3) China became the world’s largest FDI recipient in 2020, with flows to China rising by 4 percent to 163 billion U.S. dollars, according to a report published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
▪️United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) :-
Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
Head – Mukhisa Kituyi
Founder – United Nations General Assembly
Founded – 30 December 1964
4) Google parent Alphabet Inc is shutting down its internet balloon business, Loon, which aimed to provide a less expensive alternative to cell towers, saying that “the road to commercial viability as proven much longer and riskier than hoped.”
▪️Alphabet Inc. :-
Founders – Larry Page, Sergey Brin
CEO – Sundar Pichai
Founded – 2 October 2015
Chairperson – John L. Hennessy
5) India has demonstrated an offensive swarm drone system that simulated taking down a range of targets, ranging from tanks, terror camps, helipads and fuel dumps at the annual Army Day parade in the capital.
6) Leading defence company Thales and state-run Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) have signed a ‘Teaming Agreement’ to work in partnership on the ‘STARStreak Air Defence system ‘with the support of both the Governments of India and the United Kingdom. The system is to be developed under the ‘Make in India’ programmes.
▪️Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) :-
Founded: 1970, Hyderabad
Parent organizations :- Ministry of Defence
7) Union Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Dr Harsh Vardhan dedicated the new coastal research vehicle ‘Sagar Anveshika’ to the nation at Chennai port.
▪️Ministry of Science and Technology (India):-
👉Founded – May 1971
👉Headquarters – New Delhi
👉 Minister – Harsh Vardhan
👉 Minister of State – Y. S. Chowdary
8) The Intel has announced that its board of directors has appointed 40 – year technology industry leader Pat Gelsinger as its new chief executive officer.
👉Founded :- July 18, 1968
👉Founders :- Gordon Moore, Robert Noyce
👉Headquarters :- California, U.S.
9) With the historic electoral win by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, her husband Douglas Emhoff also scripted history as he will be the first ‘Second Gentleman’ – the first male spouse of a vice president in the US when she takes the oath of office in January.
10) The annual Toshali National Crafts Mela was inaugurated virtually by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik in Bhuvneshwar.
👉On the occasion, the Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Minister Padmini Dian felicitated three artisans with State Handicrafts Award-2019. They are Divyajyoti Behera (stone sculpting)), Dilip Kumar Swain (palm leaf engraving) and Priyanka Patra (terracotta).
👉Recent News – ‘Fire Park’ in Bhuvneshwar.
👉Odisha CM – Naveen Patnaik
👉 Governor – Ganeshi Lal
👉Maa Samaleswari Temple
👉Shree Jagannath Temple