Top Current Affairs of the day: 19 January 2021

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Top Current Affairs of the day: 19 January 2021
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  • Ndrangheta from South America to Europe

    42 days ago
    Italian authorities believe that the Ndrangheta Mafia is responsible for controlling the large amount of cocaine entering Europe from South America. After the large-scale Mafia trial against the Ndrangheta group, the Italian government confirmed this. Highlights: ♦ The Ndrangheta is a famous Italian Mafia in the region of Calabria. The Mafia began in the 18th century. ♦ During the reign of the Bourbon of Naples, the first official report of Ndrangheta was submitted in... Read More


    Semeru Volcano of Indonesia

    42 days ago
    Semeru volcano erupted in East Java, Indonesia. Other volcanoes such as Merapi (Java) and Sinabung (Sumatra) have also erupted recently. Key Facts about Semeru Volcano: ♦ Semeru (also known as "The Great Mountain") is the highest volcano in Java and one of the most active volcanoes. Previously erupted in December 2019. ♦ Indonesia has the largest number of active volcanoes in the world. As it is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire, it is prone to earthquakes. ♦... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Western Disturbance Affects Himalayas

    42 days ago
    According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Western disturbance is likely to affect the Himalayas soon. These disturbances will cause mild to moderate snowfall and rainfall in the Plains of Jammu. Highlights: ♦ Western Disturbance (WD) is marked as an extra-tropical storm originating in the Mediterranean. It is an area of low pressure that brings showers, heavy snow and fog in northwest India. ♦ The meaning of WD lies in its name. The disturbance travels from... Read More
    Category: Environment


    Buddhist Circuit by the Ministry of Tourism

    42 days ago
    The Ministry of Tourism organized the "DekhoApnaDesh" webinar with the theme of “Exploring the Buddhist Circuit by Train”. Tourist Circuit: ♦ A Tourist Circuit is defined as a route with at least three main tourist destinations. The three main tourist destinations are completely different. ♦ The circuit should have well-defined entry and exit points. Visitors who enter should be motivated to visit most of the places identified in the circuit. ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Road Safety Month is Observed in the Mid of January

    42 days ago
    The National Road Safety Month is observed from 18th January 2021 to 17th February 2021. This is an initiative of the government to increase awareness of road safety and reduce road accidents in India. National Road Safety Month: Activities planned during the National Road Safety Month include the screening of a film on road safety, the flag-off of the National Championship Safe Speed Challenge from the border of Wagah to Kanyakumari, and the award of road safety awards. The State... Read More


    Model Tender for Public Procurement Drafted By The Finance Ministry

    43 days ago
    The Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Expenditure) has drafted a model bidding document for all central government departments to conduct public procurement to standardize the language and terms used and avoid contract disputes. Highlights: ♦ Public procurement is defined as the purchase of goods and services by the public sector or government, accounting for an average of 15% of global GDP. ♦ In India, it is estimated that government procurement accounts for about 30% of GDP, of... Read More
    Category: Business & Economy


    India Home to Both Species Of Red Panda ZSI

    43 days ago
    Scientists from the Zoological Survey of India concluded that India is home to two (sub)species of Himalayan red panda (Ailurus fulgens) and Chinese red panda (Ailurus styani). Key Facts: ♦ The Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh divides the red panda into these two phylogenetic species. ♦ Until 2020, the red panda was considered a monotypic species, until scientists studied its genetic composition in terms of its geographic distribution and described the occurrence of these two... Read More
    Category: Environment


    National Immunization Day was observed on 18 January

    43 days ago
    National Immunization Day was designated on 18 January 2021 all over India. In India, approximately 17.4 million children under 5 years of age who cannot hear are treated for polio to eradicate polio. Highlights: ♦ India has completely eradicated polio in 2012. In order to maintain the eradication work, the Indian government organized a "Polio" immunization campaign in accordance with the standards set by the World Health Organization (WHO).
    ♦ National... Read More
    Category: Important Days


    Boris Johnson Invited PM Modi To Attend G7 Summit

    43 days ago
    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson invited Prime Minister Modi to attend the G7 summit. Britain also invited Australia and South Korea. Previously, the United Kingdom had proposed the idea of D10.
    Highlights: ♦ D10 includes members of the Group of Seven countries as well as India, Australia and South Korea. ♦ G7 was originally established in 1975. The members are the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Japan, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Russia formally joined the... Read More
    Category: International


    Open Skies Treaty Withdrawal of Russia

    43 days ago
    Russia announced its withdrawal from the Surveillance “Open Skies Treaty”. The treaty allows signatories to conduct unarmed surveillance flights on each other's territory. In 2020, the United States announced that it will withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty. Highlights: ♦ After the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the "Open Skies Treaty" was signed in 1992. It was first proposed by former U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower in 1955 to ease the tensions of the... Read More


    Foreign Policy of UK After Brexit

    43 days ago
    Chatham House published a report that put forward a blueprint for British foreign policy after Brexit. The report listed India together with China, Saudi Arabia and Turkey as one of the "Four Difficult Countries." Highlights: ♦ The title of the report released by Chatham House is "Global Britain, Global Broker". The report pointed out that India’s domestic politics is complex, making it one of the countries that resist open trade and foreign... Read More
    Category: International


    UN Released International Migration 2020 Report

    43 days ago
    The United Nations (UN) released the International Migration 2020 Highlights report. According to the report, Indian diaspora is the largest in the world. As of 2020, more than 18 million people from India are living outside India. Highlights: ♦ Other diaspora countries are Mexico, China, Russia, and Syria. ♦ According to this report, Indian diasporas are distributed in many major countries, such as the UAE (3.5 million), Saudi Arabia (2.5 million) and the United States (2.7... Read More
    Category: International


    Aero India Launched by Defence Minister

    43 days ago
    The Aero India 21 aviation app was launched by the Union Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh. The mobile application will serve as a convenient interactive interface for all questions related to Aero India in 2021. The application has the function of supporting Indian aviation attendees, exhibitors and media. Highlights: ♦ Aero India is a biennial air show which was held in Bangalore. It is organized by the National Defence Exhibition Organization under the Ministry of National... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


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