10th & 11th January 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of tenth and eleventh January 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: NFHS-5, US National Security Council, Indonesian Jetliner, @POTUS, Kolkata International Film Festival.

National News

1. Preeti Pant Panel to review antagonistic findings of NFHS-5

  • The Health and Family Welfare Ministry has not too long ago fashioned a technical skilled group to review the antagonistic findings from the National Family Health Survey-5.
  • The Ministry has arrange the technical committee of drugs and diet specialists underneath the management of Joint Secretary Preeti Pant.
  • The skilled group additionally contains State programme officers from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Karnataka.
  • The committee will look at the findings of the National Family Health Survey-5 in addition to counsel insurance policies and programs of motion to enhance on indicators associated to anaemia, malnutrition, C-section, and stunting.
  • The newly fashioned technical skilled group will conduct conferences repeatedly and can present its suggestions quickly.
  • As of now, no assembly has been held and no date has been finalized for the primary assembly.

2. Japan commits Rs 2,113 cr help for COVID aid efforts

  • The Government of Japan has dedicated Official Development Assistance mortgage of 30 billion Japanese Yen which is roughly Rs 2113 crore rupees for a programme mortgage to help India’s efforts at offering social help to the poor and weak households, severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • India and Japan have had an extended and fruitful historical past of bilateral improvement cooperation since 1958.
  • In the previous few years, the financial cooperation between India and Japan has strengthened and grown right into a strategic partnership.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Japan Capital: Tokyo.
  • Japan Currency: Japanese yen.
  • Japan Prime minister: Yoshihide Suga.

International News

3. Joe Biden names two Indian-Americans in US National Security Council


  • US President-elect Joe Biden named Indian-American Sumona Guha as senior director for South Asia and Tarun Chhabra as senior director for Technology and National Security. 
  • Guha was co-chair of the South Asia overseas coverage working group on the Biden-Harris marketing campaign and serves on the transition’s State Department Agency Review Team.
  • During the Obama-Biden Administration, Chhabra served on the National Security Council employees as director for Strategic Planning and director for Human Rights and National Security Issues, and on the Pentagon as a speechwriter to the Secretary of Defence.

4. Indonesian Jetliner crashes into the ocean after takeoff

  • A passenger airplane of Indonesia’s Sriwijaya Air carrying 62 folks on board crashed into waters off Jakarta. The Boeing 737-500 was on an estimated 90-minute flight from Jakarta to Pontianak, capital of West Kalimantan province on Indonesia’s Borneo island.
  • The Sriwijaya Air disappeared from radars 4 minutes into its journey to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province. It is believed to have dropped greater than 3,000m (10,000ft) in lower than a minute.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Capital of Indonesia: Jakarta.
  • The foreign money of Indonesia: Indonesian rupiah.
  • President of Indonesia: Joko Widodo.

5. Twitter deletes new Trump tweets on @POTUS, suspends marketing campaign account

  • Twitter Inc has deleted new tweets posted by U.S. President Donald Trump on official authorities account @POTUS and suspended the account of his presidential marketing campaign, after booting his private account of the platform completely.
  • @POTUS Twitter account is an official Twitter account of US President Donald Trump. The Account is known as President Trump.
  • The POTUS Twitter account is within the information as a result of President Trump used the account to tweet in opposition to “Twitter” after the corporate completely banned and suspended the @actualDonaldTrump of Trump.
  • Trump tweeted that Twitter has conspired together with his rivals and suspended his account to silence him.
  • Earlier, Twitter launched an official assertion concerning the everlasting suspension of the @actualDonaldTrump Twitter account.
  • After the tweets by Trump by the @POTUS account, Twitter deleted his tweets.
  • @POTUS account has 33.4 million followers at current.

State News

6. West Bengal CM Inaugurates twenty sixth Kolkata International Film Festival

  • West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee has inaugurated the twenty sixth Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF).
  • The inaugural ceremony was additionally just about attended by Bollywood famous person and West Bengal’s model ambassador Shah Rukh Khan from Mumbai.
  • Legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray’s basic ‘Apur Sansar’ would be the inaugural movie of the pageant through which 131 films from 45 international locations might be screened until January 13.
  • Films might be screened at Rabindra Sadan, Nandan, Sisir Mancha and Rabindra Okakura Bhavan in Salt Lake.
  • Six movies by Italian filmmaker Federico Fellini and films on sitarist Ravi Shankar, singer Hemanta Mukherjee and flicks of comic Bhanu Bandyopadhyay might be screened.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee; Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar.

Defence News

7. Harsh Vardhan launches Coastal Research Vessel Sagar Anveshika

  • Union Minister for Earth Sciences, Harsh Vardhan has launched Coastal Research Vehicle (CRV) ‘Sagar Anveshika’ on the Chennai Port.
  • The car might be used to hold out setting indexing and bathymetric (mapping underwater options) in each coastal and offshore waters.
  • It might be used for analysis functions by the National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT) and has been constructed by Titagarh Wagons, Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • NIOT already has 6 Research Vessels – Sagar Kanya, Sagar Sampada, Sagar Nidhi, Sagar Manusha, & Sagar Tara.
  • Anveshika has been constructed underneath the Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) and is a DP (Dynamic Positioning)-Capable vessel.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • National Institute of Ocean Technology Director: Dr G A Ramadass.
  • National Institute of Ocean Technology  HQ: Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Agreements News

8. IREDA-NHPC Partnership in Green Energy Projects

  • NHPC Limited has signed an MOU with the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) for offering help in organising renewable vitality (RE) tasks for the subsequent 5 years.
  • The settlement was signed within the presence of Abhay Kumar Singh, NHPC CMD, and IREDA, CMD, Pradip Kumar Das.
  • NHPC will assist in the data and know-how switch and supply consultancy and analysis companies.
  • NHPC has undertaken an bold plan to make a major affect on the renewable vitality panorama of the nation.
  • Under the plan, NHPC will develop 7.5 GW of renewable vitality tasks within the subsequent 3 years.
  • NHPC has already efficiently commissioned a renewable capability of 102.5 MW on an possession foundation and has contracted 2000 MW as an middleman procurer foundation.

Books and Authors News

9. “Modi India Calling – 2021” Book Released

  • A espresso desk ebook named “Modi India Calling – 2021” has been launched on the event of sixteenth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas.
  • The ebook comprises numerous pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi captured throughout his “107 overseas and bilateral visits”.
  • The ebook is the concept of BJP chief Vijay Jolly and it was launched by Adesh Gupta, the Delhi BJP president.
  • The ebook has been printed by Maneesh Media and has 450 pages containing hundreds of pictures of the PM Modi.
  • Jolly has additionally mentioned that he needs to kind the same ebook on Rahul Gandhi and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Important Days

10. “World Hindi Day” celebrated globally on tenth January

  • The World Hindi Day is well known yearly on January 10 since 2006 to advertise the language on the world stage.
  • The day marks the anniversary of first World Hindi Conference which was inaugurated on January 10, 1975, by the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.
  • However, the celebration of first World Hindi Day was commenced on 10 January 2006 by former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. It have to be famous that the National Hindi Day is well known in India on September 14 yearly. On that day in 1949, the constituent meeting adopted Hindi, written in Devanagari script, because the official language of the Union.

Obituaries News

11. Former Gujarat Chief Minister Madhavsinh Solanki passes away

  • Veteran Congress chief Madhavsinh Solanki, who served as former External Affairs Minister of India and the Chief Minister of Gujarat, has handed away.
  • He had served as External Affairs Minister of India from June 1991 to March 1992.
  • He had been the Chief Minister of Gujarat for 3 times between 1976 to 1990. He was the longest-serving chief minister of the state earlier than Narendra Modi.

Miscellaneous News

12. India’s seventh Trade Policy Review (TPR) at WTO

  • The second session of the seventh Trade Policy Review (TPR) of India concluded on the World Trade Organization (WTO).
  • This was the ultimate session of the seventh commerce coverage evaluation. Trade Policy Review is a key mechanism underneath the monitoring operate of WTO.
  • During this commerce coverage evaluation, WTO examines the commerce and associated insurance policies of the member international locations with an intention to enhance their adherence to WTO guidelines and to supply constructive suggestions.
  • The official delegation of India for the seventh TPR was headed by Anup Wadhawan, the Commerce Secretary.
  • The Commerce Secretary additionally urged the members to supply a everlasting resolution to Public Stock Holding (PSH) for meals safety.