January monthly current affairs -I

🔳 Complete January Current Affairs with Static Gk

Part -1

1) The CEPI centralized network lab has been inaugurated by Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Science & Technology in Faridabad.

▪️Ministry of Science and Technology (India):-
👉Founded – May 1971
👉Headquarters – New Delhi
👉 Minister – Harsh Vardhan
👉 Minister of State – Y. S. Chowdary

2) Bird Flu/Avian Influenza/H5N1:
1st found-China Geeze Bird (1996),
In India-Maharashtra’s Nadurbar (2006).
It can spread from birds to humans but not if meat/egg cooked beyond 70 Degrees.

3) KAMAL Hasan’s party-Makkal Needhi Maiam, promised salaries to housewives. NSO survey: men spend 1.5 hrs in unpaid domestic work, while women 5 hrs/day.

4) The Prime Minister inaugurated the National Atomic Scale at National Metrology Conclave 2021 organised bythe Council of Scientific and Industrial Research(CSIR).

▪️CSIR :-
👉Founded: 26 September 1942 , National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi.
👉Head: Shekhar C. Mande

5) Under the ICAR’s initiative ‘Mera Gaon Mera Gaurav’, Cleanliness drive was carried out recently in Ibrampur, Veling and Parra villages in Goa.

6) New Industrial Development Scheme For Jammu & Kashmir (J&K IDS, 2021) approved .It is a Central Sector Scheme for the development of Industries in the UT of J & K.

7) Priti Pant has been made the head of the panel set up by the Ministry of Health to examine the adverse consequences of NFHS-5.
▪️Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Founded :- 1976
HeadQuarter – New Delhi
Minister of Health and Family Welfare – Harsh Vardhan

8) The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) said on Wednesday (January 6) that auctions for 4G spectrum in the 700, 800, 900, 1,800, 2,100, 2,300, and 2,500 MHz bands will begin from March

9) Recently the state of Uttar Pradesh has launched a “Farmers Welfare Mission” to double the income of farmers.

▪️ CM of UP – योगी आदित्यनाथ
▪️ Governor of UP – आनंदीबेन पटेल
Other Exam Related Info. :-
👉 “मिशन शक्ति”
👉 “आगरा मेट्रो रेल परियोजना”
👉”कन्या सुमंगला योजना”
👉 “Varasat” योजना
All these important schemes related to Uttar Pradesh.

10) Who is the author of the book titled ‘Sutranivednachi sutra- ek anbav’?

  • Dr Roopa Chari

11) On 7th January 2021, Indian Prime Minister flagged off the world’s first Double Stack Long Haul 1.5 Km long Container Train pulled by electric traction from New Ateli -New Kishangarh.

12) Hima Kohli was sworn in as the Chief Justice of Telangana State.
▪️Hima Kohli is currently the lone woman Chief Justice in one of the country’s 25 High Courts.
▪️CM of Telangana – Kalvakuntla Chandrashekhar Rao
▪️Governor of Telangana – Tamilisai Soundararajan (First Women Governor of Telangana)

13) The Government of India, the Government of West Bengal and the World Bank signed a $105 million project to improve the inland water transport infrastructure in Kolkata, West Bengal

14) The proposed Chattergala tunnel in Jammu & Kashmir will connect district Kathua with district Doda enroute the new Highway via Basohli-Bani through Chattergalla to touch Bhaderwah and Doda.

15) Recently the World Bank has projected a 9.6% decline in India’s economy in FY 2020-21.

▪️World Bank :-
👉Founded – 1944
👉President – David Malpass
👉Headquarters – Washington, D.C., United States

16) Vietnam has started buying rice from India for the first time in decades after its local prices jumped to their highest in nine years amid limited domestic supplies.

17) Recently DRDO has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation for the implementation of advanced biodigester MK-II technology in the metro rail network.

▪️Defence Research and Development Organisation( DRDO) :-
👉 Founded – 1958
👉 HeadQuarter – New Delhi
👉 Chairman – G. Satheesh Reddy

18) PM Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation the Kochi-Managluru natural gas pipeline of the Gail Authority of India Limited.
-Mangluru or Manglore is an Arabian Sea Port of Karnatka. It is known for Kadri Manjunath Temple of bronze status.

19) 125th Birth Anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on 23rd January.
👉Prime Minister headed 85members committee to celebrate this occasion.
👉He became Congress president in 1938.
👉Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport- Kolkata

20) Book- India’s 71-Year Test: The Journey to Triumph in Australia’
Writer: R. Kaushik

21) Krishi Sanjeevani Vans launched by Karnataka Govt.
CM- B.S. Yediyurappa
Governor-Vajubhai Vala
Karnataka-Hampi, once the medieval Vijayanagara empire’s capital, contains ruins of Hindu temples, elephant stables and a stone chariot.

22) The Uttar Pradesh government has signed a MoU with the Netherlands to set up a skill development centre to help farmers
▪️CM of UP – योगी आदित्यनाथ
▪️ Governor of UP – आनंदीबेन पटेल
Other Exam Related Info. :-
👉 “मिशन शक्ति”
👉 “आगरा मेट्रो रेल परियोजना”
👉”कन्या सुमंगला योजना”
👉 “Varasat” योजना
All these important schemes related to Uttar Pradesh.

23) Lucknow University (LU) has launched the ‘Karmayogi Scheme’ which offers students part-time jobs while continuing their studies on the campus.
Folk Dances of U.P.-
Khyal. …
Raslila. …
Nautanki. …

24) PAKISTAN Army successfully launched Fatah-1 rockey system.
-Pakistan has some of the most famous polo matches in the world that take place in Shandur, which is the highest altitude polo field in the world.
-But the National game of Pakistan is Field Hockey.

25) The science and technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has released the report – Action Agenda for an Atma Nirbhar Bharat prepared by TIFAC.
▪️Ministry of Science and Technology (India):-
👉Founded – May 1971
👉Headquarters – New Delhi
👉 Minister – Harsh Vardhan
👉 Minister of State – Y. S. Chowdary

26) Central African Republic president Faustin A. Touadera wins reelection.
Capital: Bangui
👉It is bordered by Chad to the north, Sudan to the northeast, South Sudan to the southeast, the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, the Republic of the Congo to the southwest and Cameroon to the west.
-Use the world map and understand the country.

27) The fourth Global Ayurveda Festival (GAF2021), aimed at a global discussion and development of Ayurveda, would be held in Kerala.
👉CM of Kerala – पिनारयी विजयन
👉Governor of Kerala – आरिफ मोहम्मद खान

28) Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has inaugurated the two-day Virtual International Akhand Conference ‘EDUCON 2020’ through video conferencing.
👉Theme:Envisioning Education for Transforming Youth to Restore Global Peace.

29) The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Geneva has conferred the status of ‘centennial observing station’ to Patna Meteorological observatory

30) Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has launched Mobile Application ‘Satark Nagrik’ and Departmental Vigilance Officers Portal of J&K Anti Corruption Bureau.

31) The India and France Strategic Dialogue 2021-
Held in New Delhi to discuss regional and global issues. Chaired by Ajit Doval from Indian Delegation Side.
👉France President: Emmanuel Macron

32) Indian-American novelist Ved Mehta, best known for his 12-volume autobiography “Exile of the Continents”, has passed away.

33) 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

34) 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. 

35) The Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has made the biggest charitable donation of 2020. He donated $ 10 Billion for launching Bezos Earth Fund.

36) Government of India (GoI) has sanctioned INR 37.8 Crores for the Developing Parashuram Kund Pilgrimage
Site at Lohit district, Arunachal Pradesh

37) 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

38) 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.

39) 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

40) Recently Soma Mondal took charge as the chairman of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). he becomes the 1st woman chairperson of SAIL

41) Alexander Ellis has been appointed as the new British High Commissioner to India. He will succeed Sir Philip Barton.

42) Recently, India flagged off the 40th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (40-ISEA) from the ormugao Port, Goa by the Ministry of Earth Science.

43) 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

44) 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.

45) 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.

46) 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

47)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..

48) 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

49) 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.

50) The Punjab government has declared the entire state a ‘controlled area’ in view of bird deaths in neighboring states.

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