Top Current Affairs of the day: 23 January 2021

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  • Large-Scale Digital Migration of Users to Messaging Platform Signal

    43 days ago
    Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently updated its privacy policy, which resulted in a massive digital migration of users from the messaging platform to its competitors (such as Signal app). Highlights: ♦ The Signal is a cross-platform centralized encrypted messaging services. It is developed by the Signal Technology Foundation and Signal Messenger LLC.
    ♦ The non-profit Signal Foundation was established in 2018 with an initial investment of US$50 million by Brian Acton. ♦... Read More


    Construction of Village In Arunachal Pradesh By China

    43 days ago
    China stated that the villages built across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh are “beyond reproach” because it has “never recognized” Arunachal. The Ministry of External Affairs of India also stated that it has understood the construction process. Highlights: ♦ The village was built between November 2019 and November 2020. ♦ It is located a few kilometers across the LAC, outside the border that India considers to separate Arunachal... Read More
    Category: International


    Janshatabdi Express From Ahmedabad - Kevadia Dispatches Vistadome Coach

    43 days ago
    The Prime Minister of India recently flagged off eight trains from different parts of the country to Kevadia in Narmada district, Gujarat.  Among the eight trains, Janshatabdi Express from Ahmedabad-Kevadia has a Vistadome coach. Highlights: ♦ Vistadome Coach is the most advanced coach manufactured by the Indian Railway, designed to provide passengers with travel comfort and an enhanced viewing experience of the surrounding environment. ♦ The Vistadome coach in Janshatabdi... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    POWERGRID and HPSEBL Signed the OPGW Telecom Network Agreement

    43 days ago
    The telecommunications connectivity in hilly areas is improved by signing the agreement between the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID) and the Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Limited (HPSEBL) to utilize 500 kilometers of OPGW telecommunications network in Shimla (HP). Highlights: ♦ Through the OPGW network, telecommunications service providers will be able to provide uninterrupted mobile/Internet services to the people of the state. ♦ The optical... Read More
    Category: Agreements MoU


    Shramshakti Digital Data Solution was Launched

    43 days ago
    The Ministry of Tribal Affairs and the Goa Government jointly launched the Shramshakti Digital Data Solution. Shramshakti: This is a national migration support portal designed to make the national and state-level programmes for migrant workers to run smoothly. The Goa Government also released "Shram-Saathi", a training manual for migrant workers in Goa.


    AstroSat - Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope

    43 days ago
    AstroSat's Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope found rare ultraviolet bright stars in the Milky Way NGC 2808. Highlights: ♦ NGC 2808 is a globular cluster in the Milky Way galaxy, which is said to have at least five generations of stars. ♦ The old globular star cluster known as the " dinosaurs of the universe" provides an excellent laboratory where astronomers can understand how a star changes between its birth and death through the spectacular ultraviolet images... Read More


    Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator Report - TRAI

    43 days ago
    TRAI released a report on India's Indian Telecom Services Performance Indicator for the fourth quarter from July to September 2020. Highlights: ♦ Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) released the "Report on the Performance Indicators of Telecommunications Services in India". ♦ It provides a broad perspective of Indian telecom services and introduces key parameters and growth trends of Indian telecom services as well as cable TV, DTH and radio... Read More


    Raksha Mantri Padak to NCC Cadets

    43 days ago
    The Defence Minister awarded Raksha Mantri Padak and Commendation to NCC cadets. Raksha Mantri Padak: Raksha Mantri Padak was established in 1989. It is awarded to the most deserving National Cadet Corps (NCC) trainees every year for their bravery or outstanding service at the highest level. Raksha Mantri Padak awards are awarded to two trainees each year with a cash incentive of Rs.30,000 each. In addition, the "Raksha Mantri Commendation " is another award for four NCC... Read More
    Category: Awards and Honours


    Statehood Day Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura

    43 days ago
    Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura celebrated the anniversary of their Statehood Day on January 21. Highlights: ♦ January 21, 2021 is the 49th anniversary of the establishment of North-eastern states of Meghalaya, Manipur and Tripura. ♦ In October 1949, the former princely states of Tripura and Prince Manipur merged into the Federation of India and became official states on January 21, 1972. ♦ Meghalaya is part of Assam and has obtained full statehood under the Northeast... Read More
    Category: Indian Affairs


    Rare UV-Bright Stars Spotted

    43 days ago
    Astronomers use UVIT to discover a large number of hot, ultraviolet bright stars in the Milky Way. UVIT is an ultraviolet imaging telescope. It is placed in the Astrosat satellite. Astrosat is India's first multi-wavelength space satellite. Highlights: ♦ Astronomers have successfully distinguished ultraviolet bright star clusters from relatively cold red giant stars and other main-sequence stars. Thirty-four ultraviolet bright stars were discovered using UVIT. ♦ From these... Read More


    Hum of the Universe Detected by NANOGrav

    43 days ago
    The North American Nanohetz Gravitational Wave Observatory (NANOGrav) discovered the hum of the universe. According to the researchers, the hum is generated by gravitational waves. Highlights: ♦ The hum of the universe comes from a dead star called a "pulsar". These stars are basically neutron stars. They are oriented in such a way that they emit radio waves from their poles as they rotate. ♦ This is the first time a hum has been heard from a pulsar collision. Early... Read More


    Risa in the Tripura Culture

    43 days ago
    Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb wore "Risa" on Kokborok Day. The Chief Minister issued a style statement by Risa. The Tripura government will promote Risa at the national and international levels. Highlights: ♦ Risa is Tripura's traditional costume. Both men and women in Tripura wear Risa. ♦ There are two parts in the upper body of the ladies' clothing, namely Risa and Rikutu. Risa covered the chest, and rikutu covered the entire upper part.... Read More
    Category: Arts & Culture


    Great Green Wall for Sahel and Sahara

    43 days ago
    At the “One Planet Biodiversity Summit”, the “Great Sahel Green Wall and Sahara Desert Initiative” received US$14 billion in funding. The funds will be used to restore degraded land, enhance resilience, create green jobs and protect biodiversity. Among financial institutions, the World Bank pledged 5 billion US dollars, the African Development Bank pledged 6.5 billion US dollars, and the French government pledged 14 billion US dollars. Highlights: ♦ The... Read More
    Category: Environment


    LongOps Project Between UK and Japan

    43 days ago
    The LongOps project is a collaboration between the UK and Japan. In this operation, Japanese and British scientists will develop new safety technologies to dismantle old nuclear facilities such as Fukushima that were severely damaged by the tsunami and earthquake. Highlights: ♦ The project will use remote robotic arms, so it is called the "LongOps Project". The project will reduce risks to human health and will accelerate the decommissioning of non-operating nuclear... Read More
    Category: International


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