9th January 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of ninth January 2021 protecting the next information headlines: UN Security Council, Fatah-1, Central African Republic, IHS Markit, Bandhan Bank, AIFF.

National News

1. India to chair 3 key subsidiary our bodies of UN Security Council

  • The Permanent Representative of India to the UN, T S Tirumurti has introduced that India has been requested to chair three vital committees of the UN Security Council (UNSC), throughout its tenure as a non-permanent member of the highly effective 15-nation UN physique.  
  • The three extremely vital committees embody the Taliban Sanctions Committee, Counter-Terrorism Committee (CTC) and the Libyan Sanctions Committee.
  • Among these, India will chair the Counter-Terrorism Committee of UNSC in 2022, which coincides with the seventy fifth anniversary of India’s independence.
  • India started its two-year time period at UNSC from January 01, 2021. It is the eighth time that the nation has joined UNSC because the non-permanent member. In 2021, together with India, Norway, Kenya, Ireland and Mexico joined as non-permanent members within the Council.

International News

2. Pakistan efficiently test-fires “Fatah-1” Rocket System

  • The Pakistan Army efficiently performed the check flight of an indigenously developed Guided Multi Launch Rocket System, Fatah-1.
  • The Fatah-1 weapon system is able to exactly delivering standard warheads deep into “enemy territory.”
  • According to Director General of Army, Media Wing, Major General Babar Iftikhar, Fatah-1 weapon system can hit targets as much as a variety of 140 km.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • President of Pakistan: Arif Alvi.
  • Prime Minister of Pakistan: Imran Khan.

3. Central African Republic president Touadera wins reelection

  • Faustin-Archange Touadera was re-elected because the president of the Central African Republic with greater than 53% votes.
  • The 63-year-old president has been in energy since 2016 however has struggled to grab management of huge components of the nation from armed militias.
  • The Central African Republic, a producer of gold and diamonds, has a inhabitants of 4.7 million.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Central African Republic Capital: Bangui;
  • Central African Republic Currency: Central African CFA Franc.

Economy News

4. IHS Markit: Indian financial system to rebound with 8.9% development in FY22


  • London-based monetary companies firm IHS Markit has projected the Indian financial system to rebound by 8.9 per cent within the fiscal 12 months 2021-22, starting April 2021.
  • This upward estimate relies on the backdrop of the numerous enchancment in home financial exercise within the fourth quarter of 2020 by India.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • IHS Markit CEO: Lance Uggla.
  • IHS Markit Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.
  • IHS Markit  Founded: 1959.

Banking News

5. Bandhan Bank unveils account for military personnel

  • Private lender Bandhan Bank has signed an settlement with the Indian Army to offer banking companies to the personnel of the power.
  • The financial institution obtained the mandate to keep up and a Bank Shaurya Salary Account of the Army personnel. Bandhan Bank Shaurya Salary Account may have a zero stability facility. The Shaurya Salary Account additionally gives safety for self and property.
  • They might be supplied different preferential companies similar to six per cent curiosity on stability over Rs one lakh, limitless free ATM transactions throughout ATMs, waiver of issuance and annual cost on Shaurya Visa Platinum Debit Card and limitless free NEFT/RTGS/IMPS/DD transactions.
  • This consists of free private accident insurance coverage of Rs 30 lakh, air accident cowl of Rs 1 crore and free instructional good thing about as much as Rs 1 lakh per 12 months for 4 years to a dependent baby in case of unintended loss of life of the account holder.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Bandhan Bank MD & CEO: Chandra Shekhar Ghosh.
  • Bandhan Bank HQ: Kolkata, West Bengal.
  • Bandhan Bank Founded: 2001.

Appointments News

6. Abhishek Yadav appointed as AIFF’s first Deputy General Secretary

  • Former India striker Abhishek Yadav has been appointed as the primary deputy basic secretary of All India Football Federation (AIFF) after the sports activities physique determined to create a brand new submit in its hierarchy.
  • The 40-year-old former worldwide, who has performed with the likes of Bhaichung Bhutia, Sunil Chhetri, Mahesh Gawli and Climax Lawrence, has been serving as nationwide group’s director since January 2018.
  • Yadav has additionally served because the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the 2017 U17 Indian World Cup group, collaborating intently with Luis Norton de Maros, the top coach.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • All India Football Federation President: Praful Patel.
  • All India Football Federation Vice-President: Subrata Dutta.
  • All India Football Federation Founded: 23 June 1937.
  • All India Football Federation Headquarters: Dwarka, Delhi.

Summits and Conference News

7. Ramesh Pokhriyal inaugurates International Akhand Conference ‘EDUCON-2020’

  • Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has inaugurated the two-day Virtual International Akhand Conference ‘EDUCON 2020’ via video conferencing.
  • This two-day International Conference is being organized by the Central University of Punjab, Bathinda (CUPB) in collaboration with the Global Educational Research Association (GERA).
  • The focal theme of EDUCON-2020 is Envisioning Education for Transforming Youth to Restore Global Peace.
  • This convention is the primary of its type in India the place students the world over could be constantly having a continuous marathon dialogue periods for 31 hours exploring the probabilities of using ICT within the increased training to advertise the equitable high quality training in India.
  • Further, the convention will even present a platform for discussions on rising traits in training viz., doubtless state of affairs of upper training and faculty training by 2050, creating disruptive applied sciences for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Education, coaching youth for strategic future jobs in Universities, the talent coaching programme for future graduates and relevance of historic training system in twenty first century.

Ranks and Reports News

8. Elon Musk overtakes Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to change into the world’s richest particular person

  • According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Tesla CEO Elon Musk overtakes Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to change into the world’s richest particular person. Elon Musk had a web price of greater than $188.5 billion.
  • 6% rise in Tesla (TSLA) shares early Thursday lifted the worth of its CEO’s inventory holdings and choices by $10 billion, taking his web price to about $188.5 billion.
  • A extra modest rise of lower than 2% lifted Bezos’ Amazon (AMZN) shares by about $3 billion, placing his web price at $187 billion. Bill Gates is now a distant third at $132 billion, in keeping with Bloomberg.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Tesla Founded: 1 July 2003.
  • Tesla Headquarters: California, United States.

Important Days

9. Pravasi Bharatiya Divas celebrated on 9 January

  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas or NRI Day is well known yearly on January 9 to mark the contribution of the abroad Indian neighborhood within the improvement of India. The day is well known yearly to mark the contribution of the abroad Indian neighborhood within the improvement of India.
  • The goal of celebrating the day is to offer a platform for NRI to precise their perceptions about India and thereby contain them in Indian developmental actions. The theme of sixteenth Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Convention 2021 is “Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.
  • The Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is well known on January 9, as Mahatma Gandhi returned from South Africa on the day in 1915. In 2015, the day was declared biennial. In 2018, the day was broadly celebrated in Singapore. In 2019, the occasion was celebrated in Varanasi.

Obituaries News

10. Veteran Indian Fashion Designer Satya Paul passes away

  • Veteran Fashion designer Satya Paul, greatest identified for reinventing the Indian saree for up to date girls, has handed away.
  • Satya Paul launched the primary saree boutique in India, L’Affaire, in 1980. In 1986, he launched India’s first designer label, underneath the model ‘Satya Paul’, which has now change into one of many premier manufacturers within the nation.

11. Veteran Professor Chitra Ghosh passes away

  • Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s niece and eminent academician Chitra Ghosh has handed away. She made pioneering contributions to teachers and neighborhood companies and devoted her life in serving the folks, instructing & inspiring the youth.
  • Professor Bose was the previous head of the political science division at Lady Brabourne College in Kolkata.

Miscellaneous News

12. J&K LG, Manoj Sinha launches Mobile Application ‘Satark Nagrik’

  • Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha has launched Mobile Application ‘Satark Nagrik’ and Departmental Vigilance Officers Portal of J&K Anti Corruption Bureau.
  • The Lt Governor noticed that the UT Government is taking complete measures for guaranteeing clear, accountable, and responsive governance.
  • The cell utility launched as we speak has been developed with a objective to facilitate seamless move of details about corruption and allow residents to submit their grievances with ease and mobility.
  • The Departmental Vigilance Officers (DVO) Portal has been designed to allow a web based communication channel with the DVOs of varied departments.