Top Current Affairs of the day: 18 January 2021

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  • Festival in Nagi-Nakti Bird Sanctuaries

    40 days ago
    Bihar started the first state-level bird festival "Kalrav" in the Nagi-Nakti Bird Sanctuary in Jamui District of Bihar.This is a three-day event that is expected to attract experts and bird lovers from all over the country. Highlights: ♦ Naji Dam and Nakti Dam are two sanctuaries, they are very close to each other, so they can be regarded as a bird sanctuary. ♦ The Nagi-Nakti Bird Sanctuary is the hometown of various birds and migratory birds, which appear in Eurasia,... Read More


    Surya Majjana in Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple

    40 days ago
    The cloudy sky affects the phenomenon called Surya Majjana in Gavi Gangadhareshwara Temple (Karnataka) every year. Key Facts: ♦ This temple is located in Bangalore, Karnataka. ♦ The name of the temple derived from the combination of topographical features and mythology: gavi (cave) and Gangadhareswara (shiva) refer to the Lord who decorated the Ganges. ♦ It is believed that it was built in its current form by Kempe Gowda I. Architecture Features: ♦ Celestial... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture


    PCRA Launched SAKSHAM Campaign

    40 days ago
    PCRA has launched a one-month mass awareness campaign "SAKSHAM" to spread awareness about "Green and Clean Energy". About SAKSHAM: ♦ The SAKAHAM (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav) is a campaign launched by Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA). ♦ The main aim of this campaign is to make the public aware of the protection and effective use of petroleum products, which will bring better health and the environment. ♦ The campaign aims to raise... Read More
    Category: Schemes


    CARA Celebrates its Annual Day

    40 days ago
    Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) celebrates its 6th Annual Day. The Central Adoption Resources Authority is the statutory body. CARA: ♦ CARA (Central Adoption Resources Authority) is the statutory body of the Ministry of Women and Child Development of the Government of India. ♦ CARA serves as a nodal agency for the adoption of Indian children, and is mandated to supervise and regulate domestic and international adoptions. ♦ In accordance with the provisions of... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Tamil Nadu 11th State - One Nation One Ration Card System

    40 days ago
    Tamil Nadu became the 11th state to complete the reform of the “One Nation One Ration Card” system. Highlights: ♦ Tamil Nadu has become the 11th state in the country that has successfully implemented the “One Nation One Ration Card system" reform prescribed by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. ♦ Therefore, the state is eligible to mobilize additional financial resources of Rs 48.13 billion through Open Market Borrowings. ♦ Tamil... Read More


    Defence Minister Unveils Driverless Metro Car

    40 days ago
    Defence Minister unveils India’s 1st  Indigenously Designed & Developed Driverless Metro Car. Highlights: The metro car was launched for the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). Indigenously designed and developed state-of-the-art Driverless Metro trains are manufactured at BEML, Bangalore complex (a National Defense PSU Company). The indigenous content of the project is 63%, which will increase to 75% in the next two to three years.
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Thiruvalluvar Day was on 15 January

    40 days ago
    Thiruvalluvar Day 2021 was observed on 15th January. The Government of Tamil Nadu celebrated Thiruvalluvar Day on 15th January (16th leap year) in honour of the poet Thiruvalluvar as part of Pongal celebrations. Thiruvalluvar Day: The Government of Tamil Nadu celebrated Thiruvalluvar Day on 15th January (16th leap year) in honour of the poet Thiruvalluvar as part of Pongal celebrations. The Puducherry Government also complies with this regulation. On the fourth day of the Pongal... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Lohri Day is on 13 January

    41 days ago
    Traditionally, the Lohri festival is associated with the harvest of rabies crops. It is time to harvest the sugarcane crop. Even Punjabi farmers after Lohri (Maghi) see it as the New Year.
    Highlights: ♦ The three foods associated with the Lohri Festival are rewri, peanuts and popcorn. ♦ From intimate licking—from the last sugared cinnamon-infused rice, to relaxation in the softness of the splendid campfire—the Lohri festival is a time of luxury.
    ♦... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    National Human Trafficking Day is on 11 January

    41 days ago
    National Human Trafficking Awareness Day is designated every year on January 11. The commemoration began in 2011 when the president announced the National Month for the Prevention of Slavery and Human Trafficking. Background: In 2011, President Barack Obama issued a presidential proclamation, designating January each year as "National Month for the Prevention of Slavery and Human Trafficking." The anniversary of the announcement is called "National Human Trafficking Awareness... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    US National Rifle Association filed for Bankruptcy

    41 days ago
    The National Rifle Association recently filed for bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code. The association filed for bankruptcy to avoid being investigated by the New York Attorney General. Highlights: ♦ The Attorney General of New York sued the National Rifle Association in August 2020 on the grounds that the association’s senior management embezzled millions of dollars for personal travel. ♦ The American Rifle Association is a non-profit organization founded... Read More


    ASMI Developed by Infantry School and ARDE

    41 days ago
    India’s first 9mm machine gun was jointly developed indigenously by the Infantry School and the Arms Research and Development Agency (ARDE) of DRDO Pune. Highlights: ♦ Machine guns are mainly self-loading pistols, which can be fully automatic or can fire bullets. The pistol was named "Asmi", which means "proud", "self-respect" and "hard work". The machine gun fired 9mm ammunition in use. ♦ Its total unladen weight is less than 2 Kg,... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Archaeologists Discovered the Worlds Oldest Cave Art

    41 days ago
    Archaeologists discovered the oldest cave art in the world. It is a life-size photo of a wild boar, which was painted in Indonesia at least 45,500 years ago. The photo was found in Leang Tedongnge cave in a remote valley in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Highlights: ♦ Sulawesi Warthog painting can be traced back at least 45,500 years ago. ♦ It shows a pig with short upright hair on the top of the head and a pair of horn-shaped warts in front of the eyes, which are characteristic of adult... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture


    India Ranked 85th in Henley Passport Index

    41 days ago
    India takes the 85th position in the most powerful passport report "Henry Passport Index 2021". The Henry Passport Index is ranking of all passports in the world based on the number of destinations that the holder can enter without a prior visa. Highlights: ♦ The Henry Index is an original ranking of all passports in the globe based on the number of destinations that the holder can enter without a prior visa. ♦ The ranking was originally created by Dr Christian H.... Read More
    Category: Index / List


    Railways Ministry Approved A New Iron Ore Policy

    41 days ago
    The Ministry of Railways approved a new iron ore policy. This policy will take effect on February 10, 2021. The iron ore policy governs the distribution and transportation of iron ore. Highlights: ♦ The rake distribution system module will be updated by the Centre Railway Information System (CRIS). ♦ The policy will give priority to shipping iron ore to domestic manufacturing. In the domestic movement, steel, sponge iron, pig iron, pellets or sinter plants with customers will... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Indian Army to Procure UAV

    41 days ago
    The Indian Army has signed a contract to purchase high-altitude drones from ideaForge at a price of US$20 million. Highlights: ♦ ideaForge is a start-up company founded and incubated by alumni of the Indian Bombay Institute of Technology (IIT-B). ♦ The contract is for a high-altitude variant of SWITCH UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle), which is a local system for surveillance operations. ♦ This marks a strategic shift in India's defence procurement process that focuses... Read More


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