📖 Exam Related Current Affairs with Static Gk : 31 January 2021
1) Mr Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI was elected as the President of the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) following its AGM held virtually. Mr Shah will take over the reins from Mr Nazmul Hassan, President, Bangladesh Cricket Board.
▪️Board of Control for Cricket in India:-
President: Sourav Ganguly
Secretary: Jay Shah
Founded: December 1928
2) Colonel Bikumalla Santosh Babu, who led his troops against the “vicious” Chinese attack in Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh in June last year, has been posthumously named for the second-highest military award, Mahavir Chakra.
3) India inked a strategic partnership agreement with the International Energy Agency (IEA) to strengthen cooperation in global energy security, stability and sustainability.
▪️International Energy Agency:-
👉Headquarters – Paris, France
👉Founded – November 1974
4) Spain and France have recently signed an agreement to build 590 MW of solar power plant. This will be the largest solar power plant in Europe. The agreement was signed between Iberdola of Spain and Donone of France.
5) Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into India rose by 13% in 2020, boosted by interest in the digital sector, and while fund flows “declined most strongly” in major economies such as the U.K., the U.S. and Russia due to the COVID-19 pandemic, India and China “bucked the trend”.
▪️United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) :-
Headquarters – Geneva, Switzerland
Head – Mukhisa Kituyi
Founder – United Nations General Assembly
Founded – 30 December 1964
6) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh virtually kicked off a state-wide scheme for allotment of 7,219 fair price shops (FPS) under his government’s flagship ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar te Karobaar Mission’.
👉Heart of India’s Sikh community
👉CM :- Captain Amarinder Singh
👉GOVERNOR :- VP Singh Badnore
7) Telangana State government’s WE Hub has partnered with Gujarat government’s I-Hub, to support women entrepreneurs in Gujarat and Telangana.
👉 CM :- Vijay Ramniklal Rupani
👉Governor :- Acharya Devvrat
👉CM – Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao
👉Governor of Telangana – Tamilisai Soundararajan (First Women Governor of Telangana)
8) The New Delhi World Book Fair 2021 organized by the Government of India will be virtual for the first time due to the global epidemic Covid-19. 👉The new education policy 2020 themed fair will run from 12 to 15 February.
▪️Ministry of Education :-
👉Formed :- 15 August 1947
👉Headquarters :- New Delhi
👉India had the Ministry of Education since 1947. In 1985, Rajiv Gandhi government changed its name to Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and with the public announcement of newly drafted “National Education Policy 2020” by the Narendra Modi government, Ministry of Human Resource Development was renamed back to Ministry of Education.
9) The US Senate has confirmed eminent economist Janet Yellen as the first woman Treasury Secretary of the United States.
10) The Karnataka Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa recently launched Avalokana software to access data on expenditures and sanctions incurred on 1,800 programmes.
CM :- Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yediyurappa
Governor :- Vajubhai Vala
Formation :- 1 November 1956
Language :- Kannada
Port :- New Mangalore Port
11) A third batch of three Rafale fighter jets landed in India after flying non-stop from France, in a further boost to the strike capability of the Indian Air Force when India and China are engaged in a bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh.
▪️Indian Air Force:-
👉Founded – 8 October 1932
👉Headquarters – New Delhi
👉Commander-in-Chief – President Ram Nath Kovind
👉Chief of the Air Staff – Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria