16th January current affairs

📖 Exam Related Current Affairs with Static Gk : 16 January 2021


1) Chief Minister of Gujarat Vijay Rupani flagged-off the 91st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from L&T’s Armoured System Complex (ASC) at Hazira.

Gujarat :-
👉Fifth-largest Indian state by area.
👉Ninth-largest state by population.
👉Asiatic lions, Rann of Kutch (White Desert).

2) Ministry of Coal launched Single Window Clearance Portal, a unified platform that facilitates grant of clearances and approvals required for starting a coal mine in India.
👉Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah launched the portal in presence of Union Minister of Coal & Mines Shri Pralhad Joshi.

3) Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana completes 5 years of operation.

👉Launched :- 13 January 2016
👉Ministry :- Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare
👉Prime Minister :- Narendra Modi

4) Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal recommended the constitution of a task force for coordinating National Education Policy 
implementation between educational institutions.

▪️Ministry of Education :-
👉Ramesh Pokhriyal (Union Minister)
Founded :- 26 September 1985
Headquarters :- New Delhi

5) Paramilitary forces gear up for COVID-19 vaccine.
👉25,000 doctors, paramedics to get vaccine in first phase.

6) The third phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY 3.0) launched on 15 January, 2021 in 600 districts across India.
👉this phase will focus on new-age and Covid-related skills.
▪️Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE):-
Minister :- Mahendra Nath Pandey
Founded :- 9 November 2014
Headquarters :- New Delhi

7) The India Meteorological Department has launched digital portal to record weather conditions.

▪️India Meteorological Department:-
👉Founded :- 1875
👉Headquarters: Mausam Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi

8) The Minister Awangbow Newbai has launched a website for community based sustainable forest management for wet resource conservation in Manipur (COSFOM).

👉Manipur CM :- Nongthombam Biren Singh
👉Governor :- Najma Heptulla
👉Khonghampat Orchidarium
👉Loktak Lake

9) Bhupinder Singh Mann, the Bharti Kisan Union national president and All India Kisan Coordination Committee chairman recused himself from the four-member committee constituted by the Supreme Court.

10) Brazil is the first country where India is exporting 2 million doses.

11) In a move to help the film industry in the state, the Kerala government has decided to waive entertainment tax for cinemas from January to March 2021.

👉Kerala: Periyar River
👉Kerala: Cherai Beach
👉Vallam Kali boat race in Kerala.
👉Kerala: Idukki Dam on Periyar River
Kerala :- Pamba River

12) Army Day is celebrated on 15th January since 1949. Army Day marks the day when Lt Gen KM Carriappa became the first Indian appointed as Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army.

👉The President of India is the Supreme Commander of the Indian Army.
👉Headquarters :- Integrated Defence Headquarters, Ministry of Defence, New Delhi
Founded :- 1 April 1895

👉Chief of Defence Staff (CDS):- General Bipin Rawat

👉Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) :- General Manoj Mukund Naravane

👉Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS) :- Lieutenant General┬áSatinder Kumar Saini

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