Current Affairs One liners : 18th January



• The Department of Telecommunications (DoT) has sought inputs from telcos and different trade specialists on the sale and use of radio frequency spectrum over the following 10 years, together with the 5G bands. 5G or fifth technology is the most recent improve within the long-term evolution (LTE) cell broadband networks. 5G primarily works in 3 bands: (all of which have their very own makes use of in addition to limitations).

• Budget 2021-22 is predicted to offer a particular focus to development improvement and inexpensive housing as elevated exercise in these areas present the next enhance to general demand within the economic system due to their ahead and backward linkages. One issue behind the exodus of migrants from cities through the pandemic was their lack of entry to protected, inexpensive housing in city clusters.

• British Prime Minister invited the Indian Prime Minister to the UK for the G7 summit in June 2021. The proposed summit would be the first in-person G-7 summit in nearly two years, as it will likely be held within the English area of Cornwall from June 11 to 13. Besides India, Australia and South Korea have additionally been invited as visitor international locations as a testomony to UK’s dedication to making sure multilateral establishments higher mirror at the moment’s world.

• A primary such pan-India survey monitoring almost 10,000 workers of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) on the prevalence of COVID-19 discovered that almost 10% of the workers had been contaminated. Key neutralising antibodies that shield in opposition to the virus waned after an infection, however had been at “detectable levels” even after six months — a proxy for the interval of effectiveness of future vaccination and common immunity. About three-fourths of the respondents couldn’t recall having skilled a single one of many signs generally related to the illness, and a vegetarian weight-reduction plan and smoking seemed to be “protective” in opposition to the an infection. This is a first-of-its-kind longitudinal research wherever on the earth.

• Capital markets watchdog SEBI relaxed the framework for follow-on public presents (FPOs), a transfer that can assist promoters of corporations to lift funds extra simply by means of this route. The applicability of minimal promoters’ contribution norm and the following lock-in necessities for the issuers making the FPO have been achieved away with by the regulator, as per a notification. Earlier, promoters had been mandated to contribute 20% in direction of a FPO.

• Legendary classical musician Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan dies at 89. Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan (1931 – 2021) was an Indian classical musician within the Hindustani classical music custom, belonging to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1991, adopted by Padma Bhushan in 2006 and Padma Vibhushan in 2018. In 2003 he was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award.

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