Current Affairs – 22 January 2021

  1. Cabinet approvals on January 20, 2021
  2. Power Grid Signs Agreement with Himachal Pradesh to Improve Telecom Connectivity in Hill Areas
  3. NITI Aayog releases 2nd Edition of Indian Innovation Index ; Karnataka tops the Index
  4. PM Releases Financial Assistance around Rs 2691cr to 6.1 lakh beneficiaries in UP under PMAY-G
  5. Govt to set up national, regional centres for faceless penalty proceedings: Faceless Penalty Scheme
  6. Indian Railways Renamed Howrah-Kalka Mail, One of the Oldest Running Train in India as “Netaji Express”
  7. 5th India- Singapore Defence Ministers Dialogue held; Implementing Agreement linked between IN & RSN
  8. Number of people facing food insecurity set to double to 265 Million in Asia due to Pandemic: UN Report
  9. Indian ranked 4th Global Firepower ‘2021 Military Strength Ranking’, USA Tops
  10. Nazhat Shameem Khan of Fiji Won the Presidency of the UN Human Rights Council.
  11. Axis Bank Launched ‘AURA’, a credit card with Affordable Health and Wellness Benefits
  12. PPBL partners with Suryoday SFB for FD Services to its Account Holders; PPBL Becomes  India’s 1s Payments Bank to Launch Multi- Partner FD Service
  13. Philanthropist Ravi Gaikwad awarded “Nelson Mandela” World Humanitarian Award
  14. Joe Biden Takes Over as the 46th President of the USA; Kamala Harris as vice President
  15. CCI Approves Adithya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd- Flipkart Investment Pvt Ltd Deal, Aixx- Max life Deal & Altico- Ares SSG Deal
  16. SEBI Gives Approval to Future group and Reliance Retail Deal
  17. DPIIT launched 1st – of – its – kind Regulatory Compliance Burden Portal at Central & State Level
  18. Pakistan Test Fires ‘Shaheen -III’ Nuclear Capable Ballistic Missile
  19. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Launched the Mobile App – Aero India 2021
  20. Mata Prasad, Former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Passed Away at 95
  21. ‘The Population Myth: Islam, Family planning and Politics in India’ Authored by S Y Quraishi
  22. VP Venkaiah Naidu virtually released the Book “A textbook of Urban Planning and Geography” authored by Dr. Sameer Sharma
  23. J & K: Skill Development Department signs MoU with IIT Jammu; Higher Educational Department signs MoU with ICSI
  24. Karnataka CM launches ‘Avolokana Software’ Transpraent e-governance tool.



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