24th & 25th January 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of Twenty fourth and Twenty fifth January 2021 masking the next information headlines: Mongolia, Udyam Sarathi App, Sard Hawa, Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar.

International News

1. China overtakes Germany to run world’s largest present account surplus

  • China overtook Germany to grow to be the nation with the world’s largest present account surplus within the 12 months 2020, as per a survey by the Munich-based Ifo institute.
  • The present account surplus of China greater than doubled to $310 billion in 2020, whereas the present account surplus of Germany shrank for the fifth 12 months in a row in 2020 to $261 billion.
  • The United States remained the nation with the world’s largest present account deficit which rose roughly by a third to $635 billion in 2020 or 3.1% of financial output. Japan ranked third with a present account surplus of $158 billion.
  • Ifo (Information and Forschung) Institute for Economic Research is a analysis establishment primarily based in Munich, Germany, which analyses financial coverage.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • China Capital: Beijing.
  • China Currency: Renminbi.
  • China President: Xi Jinping.

2. Mongolian Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa & his Government Resigns

  • The Prime Minister of Mongolia, Khurelsukh Ukhnaa, has resigned alongside together with his total authorities, following protests and public outrage over the federal government’s dealing with of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The 52-year-old served because the Prime Minister of Mongolia from 4 October 2017 to 21 January 2021.
  • Prime Minister Khurelsukh Ukhnaa has submitted his resignation and a proposal to dissolve his authorities after lots of gathered exterior the parliament constructing to display in opposition to the insurance policies.
  • Parliament, which is managed by Khurelsukh’s Mongolian People’s Party, voted overwhelmingly to simply accept his resignation.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Mongolia Capital: Ulaanbaatar.
  • Mongolia President: Khaltmaagiin Battulga.
  • Mongolia Currency: Mongolian Togrog.

State News

3. UP Government launches ‘Udyam Sarathi App’ for Youths

  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath has launched the ‘Udyam Sarathi App’ on the event of the 71st Foundation Day of the state, on 24 January 2021. The app will allow the youths to get each info associated to self-employment and the job trade, throughout the state.
  • The Uttar Pradesh Day celebration will run from 24 January to 26 January 2021. The theme of Uttar Pradesh Day 2021 is ‘Respect for self-reliant Uttar Pradesh, women young farmers, development of all’.
  • Udyam Sarathi App will comprise of a diverse vary of knowledge relating to enterprise alternatives in several departments and sectors, together with the state and Central governments, and anyplace and at any time. It has been launched underneath the One District One Product (ODOP) scheme.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Uttar Pradesh Capital: Lucknow.
  • Uttar Pradesh Governor: Anandiben Patel.
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief minister: Yogi Adityanath.

4. Haridwar teen Shrishti Goswami to be one-day CM of Uttarakhand

  • Shristi Goswami, a nineteen-year-old Haridwar-based pupil, grow to be the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for in the future on National Girl Child Day.
  • She is a pupil of BSc Agriculture, lives in Daulatpur village in Roorkee, Haridwar. The transfer has acquired the nod of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
  • The one-day chief minister has administered from Gairsain, the summer season capital of the state, and can evaluate varied schemes run by the state authorities that embrace Atal Ayushman Scheme, Smart City undertaking, Homestay Scheme by the tourism division, and different growth initiatives.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister: Trivendra Singh Rawat.
  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya.

Defence News

5. BSF launches Operation ‘Sard Hawa’ at Rajasthan border

  • The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched “Operation Sard Hawa” on the western worldwide border of Rajasthan.
  • The Operations goals to examine the situations of infiltration because of the dense fog cowl within the area and enhance safety on the border areas in Jaisalmer.
  • The week-long operation has been launched on 21 January 2021 and can proceed until 27 January 2021, preserving in view Republic Day of India.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • BSF Director General: Rakesh Asthana.
  • BSF Headquarters: New Delhi.

Awards News

6. Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021

  • The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) for the 12 months 2021 has been conferred to 32 kids, hailing from 32 districts of 21 States/UTs.
  • The PMRBP award is given by the Government of India to the kids with distinctive talents and excellent accomplishments, within the fields of innovation, scholastic, sports activities, arts & tradition, social service and bravado.

Important Days

7. National Voters’ Day noticed on 25 January

  • India observes “National Voters’ Day” yearly on January 25 to encourage extra younger voters to participate within the political course of. 2021 marks the eleventh National Voters’ Day (NVD).
  • The theme of NVD 2021 is, ‘Making Our Voters Empowered, Vigilant, Safe and Informed’.
  • The day has been began from January 25, 2011, to mark the Foundation day of Election Commission of India (ECI), which was established on Twenty fifth January 1950.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • 1st Chief Election Commissioner of Independent India- Sukumar Sen.
  • Sunil Arora is the present twenty third Chief Election Commissioner.

8. National Tourism Day of India: January 25

  • The Indian authorities established January 25 because the National Tourism Day to lift consciousness concerning the significance of tourism for the nation’s financial system.
  • The day is noticed to domesticate consciousness among the many world neighborhood on the significance of tourism and its social, political, monetary and cultural price.
  • India gives a number of types of tourism akin to cultural, nature, heritage, academic, enterprise, sports activities, rural, medical, cruise, and eco-tourism.
  • The ministry of tourism is the nodal company in India to kind nationwide insurance policies for the promotion and growth of tourism. It additionally coordinates with central, state companies and the general public sector.

9. International Day of Education: 24 January

  • The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the function of schooling for peace and growth.
  • The first-ever International Day of Education was celebrated on 24 January 2019 as per the decision handed by the United Nations General Assembly on December third 2018 to rejoice the function of schooling in growth.
  • The third International Day of Education shall be marked underneath the theme ‘Recover and Revitalize Education for the COVID-19 Generation’.
  • Now is the time to energy schooling by stepping up collaboration and worldwide solidarity to position schooling and lifelong studying on the centre of the restoration.

10. National Girl Child Day: January 24

  • In India, the National Girl Child Day (NGCD) is noticed yearly on January 24. The day goals to concentrate on the inequalities confronted by ladies, to advertise the schooling, well being & diet of the woman baby, and to unfold consciousness concerning the rights of a lady baby.
  • The day was noticed for the primary time in 2008 as an initiative by the Ministry of Women and Child Development and the Government of India.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of Women and Child Development: Smriti Zubin Irani.

Obituaries News

11. Veteran Bureaucrat, poet and Hyderabad historian Narendra Luther passes away

  • Noted historian, creator, poet and retired bureaucrat Narendra Luther has handed. A 1955 batch IAS officer, Luther was intently related to the historical past and tradition of erstwhile Hyderabad state and its rulers.
  • He had served in varied positions earlier than retiring because the chief secretary of the undivided Andhra Pradesh in 1991. He has penned quite a few books on the historical past, heritage and structure of Hyderabad.

12. Legendary American talk-show host Larry King passes away

  • The iconic American radio and tv host, and paid spokesman, Larry King, has handed away. He rose to fame in 1978 as a radio host of The Larry King Show after which hosted Larry King Live on CNN for about 25 years from 1985 to 2010.
  • King has quizzed hundreds of world leaders, politicians, entertainers, athletes, and on a regular basis individuals for CNN and different information shops in a profession spanning greater than six many years.

Miscellaneous News

13. Indian Railways’ longest freight practice ‘Vasuki’ units a brand new report

  • The South-East Central Railways (SECR) zone in Chhattisgarh breaks its personal earlier report by efficiently working the longest ever freight practice by amalgamating 5 rakes of products trains as one unit of round 3.5 km.
  • Named as ‘Vasuki’, it coated the space of 224 km between the railway stations of Bhilai and Korba and took about seven hours.
  • The ‘Vasuki’, comprising of 300 wagons of lengthy haul rake of 5 items trains, ran with the assistance of 1 pilot, one assistant loco pilot and a guard.