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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Latest Current Affairs 2021 For Bank(Current Affairs)/All Govt Competitive Exams, That may be Asked in Forthcoming Exams Part2 in 2021

Latest Current Affairs 2021 For Bank(Current Affairs)/All Govt Competitive Exams, That may be Asked in Forthcoming Exams Part2 in 2021

                                                                         
Latest Current Affairs 2021 For Bank(Current Affairs)/All Govt Competitive Exams, That may be Asked in Forthcoming Exams Part2 in 2021

(1) The fighter jets of India and France country  organise an exercise named ‘SKYROS’

The Rafale fighter jets of India and 

France are set to carry out wargames

named SKYROS in Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

The exercise is to be organised in the third week of January next year. This would be the first major wargame of the Indian Air Force involving the Rafale fighters which were inducted into the service in August 2020.

(2) Digital Ocean is the name of the application launched by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, for ocean data management.

Indian National Centre for Ocean

Information Services (INCOIS), 

an autonomous body under the

Ministry of Earth Sciences

(MoES), has launched a web-based

application for ocean data

management.

Named ‘Digital Ocean’, the platform aims to share information on marine data and forecast services. The platform provides data for several sectors like research institutions, academic community, maritime industry and the public.
(3) CSIR research body has organized the National Metrology Conclave 2021.

The National Metrology Conclave 2021

has been organized by the Council of

Scientific and Industrial Research-

National Physical Laboratory 

(CSIR-NPL), New Delhi.

This research organization has entered its 75th year of inception. The theme of the function was ‘Metrology for the Inclusive Growth of the Nation’. The inaugural function was attended by the Prime Minster of India via video conferencing.
(4) Indian Railways completed the
trial runs of new Vistadome tourist
coaches, manufactured by Integral
Coach Factory, Chennai unit

Indian Railways has successfully

completed the180kmph trial run 

of the new Vistadome tourist

coaches.

The luxurious coaches were 

manufactured by the Integral 

Coach Factory in Chennai. 

The Vistadome coaches have 

see-through glass rooftops and 

wide windows offering 

panoramic view. 

At present, there are 13 Vistadome 

coaches that are operational

(5) Kerala  southern state assembly

has passed resolution against 

Centre’s Farm laws.

The Kerala state Assembly has 

recently passed a resolution urging

the Central Government to scrap

the recent farm laws.

The Kerala state Assembly has recently
passed a resolution urging the Central Government to scrap the recent farm 
laws.
The resolution was passed unanimously 
with the support of the Opposition party, 
the United Democratic Front (UDF) also.
The Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan 
presented the resolution in the House
which convened for a special session
to discuss on the laws.
 
(6) Zhong Shanshan, who replaced 
Mukesh Ambani as Asia’s richest 
person, is from China country.
As per the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Zhong Shanshan’s net worth rose to USD 70.9 billion making him the richest man in Asia above both Mukesh Ambani and China’s Jack Ma.
Zhong Shanshan is the founder of ‘Nongfu Spring’, the largest beverage company in China. He is also the owner of the Chinese pharmaceutical giant ‘Wantai’.
(7) Suneet Sharma has been

appointed as the new Railway 

Board Chairman and CEO.

 Former General Manager of the Eastern
 
 Railway, Suneet Sharma has been 

 appointed  as  the new Chairman & 

Chief  Executive  Officer (CEO), 

Railway Board 

(Ministry of Railways).

 He will also serve as the ex-officio 

Principal Secretary to Government 

of India. 

After the  completion of the term 

of incumbent chief V K  Yadav, 

the appointments  committee of 

the  Cabinet has approved 

Suneet Sharma as the new Chairman 

CEO.
 
(8) China has completed a railway line linking the Tibetan cities of Lhasa and Nyingchi, near the border of Arunachal Pradesh Indian state.
As per media reports, China has recently completed the track-laying work for a railway line which links the cities of Lhasa and Nyingchi in Tibet.
The cities are close to the Indian border in Arunachal Pradesh. This Sichuan-Tibet Railway is the second railway into Tibet, which starts from the capital of Sichuan Province, Chengdu and enters Tibet.
 
(9) Interconnect usage charges is the expansion of ‘IUC’, which was recently seen in the news recently.
 
As per the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), the Interconnect usage charges (IUC) has been made zero from January 1, 2021.
IUC is the charge paid by a telecom company, for every call made from its network to different service providers. Prior to this move, the telecom company has been paying 6 paise per minute as the IUC.

(10) Asian Development Bank (ADB)
is to provide USD 231-million loan 
for electricity generation in Assam 
state.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) 

and the Government of India signed

a loan agreement recently.

As per the agreement, the ADB will 
provide a USD 231-million loan to
improve electricity generation capacity
in Assam by construction of a 120- (MW) hydroelectric power plant. 

The proposed hydroelectric project is a
project over Kopili river.
 
(11) January 4 is World Braille Day observed every year, across the world.
World Braille Day is observed annually on 4 January, after it was established by the UN General Assembly in December 2018.
The date also marks the birth anniversary of Louis Braille, who invented the system for reading and writing, used by people who are visually impaired. This year, the UN highlights the importance of the universal touch-based communication system.
(12) Angamaly-Azhutha Sabari rail project, which was making news recently, is to be constructed in Kerala state.
The Union Cabinet approved to use funds from the Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB), for the Angamaly-Azhutha Sabari rail project.
The Railways will undertake the construction and maintenance of the project, while development of station will be through public-private partnership and a special purpose vehicle. The income will be shared between the State Government of Kerala and the Railways after deducting the expenses.
(13) Brazil country has defaulted on BRICS bank (New Development Bank) agreement.
The Ministry of Economy of Brazil has announced that it had defaulted on its capital instalment to the New Development Bank (NDB).
When the bloc was started by Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa in 2015, Brazil agreed to contribute in capitalising the bank in 7 instalments. Now, the country has defaulted two outstanding instalments totalling USD 350 million.
 
(14) R Kaushik is the author of the 

book titled ‘India’s 71-Year Test: The 

Journey to Triumph in Australia’, 

which was released recently.

The head coach of Indian cricket team

 and former India all-rounder Ravi 

 Shastri  launched a book titled 

‘India’s 71-Year  Test: The Journey

 to Triumph in Australia’.

The book is authored by the cricket
 journalist R Kaushik and it is an 
initiative of Bradman Museum. 
It describes the first 12 tours of 
India to Australia. 

It also includes over 200 rare pictures
from the Bradman Museum. 
A portrait of former Indian captain 
Sunil Gavaskar was unveiled
at the Sydney Ground.
(15) In the Spectrum Auction beginning this March, the airwaves of 4G type of spectrum are to be sold.
As per the notification from the Department of Telecommunications (DoT), the Government will start bidding for the next round of spectrum auction from March 1.
During the auction, airwaves of the 4G spectrum in seven bands ranging from 700 MHz to 2500 MHz, worth Rs 3.92 lakh crore will be auctioned. Leading Telecom companies including Reliance Jio and Airtel are expected to take part. 

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