30th January 2021 Curent Affairs


GK Update of thirtieth January 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: Gender Park, India-Japan Act East Forum, Startup India Seed Fund Scheme, Indo-French Year of the Environment, ISRO.

National News

1. India’s First ‘Gender Park’ in Kerala’s Kozhikode

  • The Kerala authorities is all set to launch Rs 300 crore three-tower ‘Gender Park’ in Kozhikode. The park will turn out to be purposeful on the event of the second version of the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE-II).
  • The park shall be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, in between February 11-13 that may even mark the inauguration of the second version of ICGE-II.
  • The gender park was established with the intention of making related interventions in order to handle a spread of gender-based points. It contains each off-campus and on-campus actions and different initiatives that work to empower the people and communities.
  • The gender park was established by the federal government of Kerala in 2013. It is an initiative that works in the direction of gender equality and empowerment in Kerala. The headquartered for the initiative is within the capital of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Kerala CM: Pinarayi Vijayan.
  • Kerala Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.

Summits and Conferences News

2. fifth Joint Meeting of the India-Japan Act East Forum 

  • The fifth joint assembly of the India-Japan Act East Forum (AEF) was held in New Delhi. The assembly was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, and Suzuki Satoshi, Ambassador of Japan to India.
  • During the fifth assembly, the AEF reviewed the progress of ongoing initiatives within the North Eastern Region of India in numerous areas together with connectivity, hydropower, sustainable growth, harnessing of water assets, and ability growth.
  • They additionally exchanged views on cooperation in new areas corresponding to healthcare, agro-industries and SMEs, bamboo worth chain growth, good metropolis, tourism and people-to-people exchanges.
  • The AEF was established in 2017 to supply a platform for India-Japan collaboration within the North Eastern Region underneath India’s “Act East Policy” and Japan’s imaginative and prescient for a “Free and Open Indo-Pacific”.

Schemes and Committees News

3. Centre Approves ‘Startup India Seed Fund Scheme’

  • The Central Government has authorised the Rs 945-crore ‘Start-up India Seed Fund Scheme’ (SISFS), which goals to supply monetary help to start-ups for the product trials, market-entry, proof of idea, prototype growth and commercialization.
  • The Rs 945 crore Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) will turn out to be operational from April 1 of this 12 months until 2025 and this shall be disbursed via chosen incubators throughout India, in response to a gazette notification by the federal government.
  • The scheme shall be carried out by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DIIT). The funds underneath the scheme shall be disbursed via the chosen incubators throughout the nation. The startup will obtain seed help solely as soon as.

Agreements News

4. Prakash Javadekar launches 2021 as Indo-French Year of the Environment

  • The Union Minister of Environment, Forest & Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has launched the Indo-French Year of the Environment, together with Barbara Pompili, the French Minister for Ecological Transition in New Delhi.
  • The primary goal of this partnership is to strengthen Indo-French cooperation in sustainable growth, enhance the effectiveness of actions in favour of worldwide setting safety and provides them higher visibility.
  • This collaboration and the Indo-French Environment 12 months shall be held underneath the Ministry of Ecological Transition, in affiliation with the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs together with the help of the Embassy of France in Delhi and its companions from the French facet.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • France Capital: Paris.
  • France President: Emmanuel Macron.
  • France Prime minister: Jean Castex.
  • France Currency: Euro.

Science and Technology News

5. Microsoft launches its new Taj Mahal impressed Engineering Hub


  • Tech main Microsoft has launched its new India Development Center (IDC) facility in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
  • The new centre will function a number one hub for driving superior engineering and innovation. The centre will construct on Microsoft’s dedication to faucet India’s world-class engineering expertise and create options for a worldwide influence.
  • IDC NCR is the third growth centre of Microsoft in India after Bengaluru and Hyderabad. The IDC NCR workspace structure is impressed by the Taj Mahal, one of many seven wonders of the world.
  • The IDC NCR facility will collaborate with Microsoft groups globally to construct services and products for driving digital innovation. The centre will present alternatives for engineering expertise within the areas of Business & Productivity instruments, AI, Cloud & Enterprise, Core Services, and the brand new Gaming division.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Microsoft CEO: Satya Nadella.
  • Microsoft Headquarters: Redmond, Washington, United States.

6. ISRO to launch metropolis faculty’s educational satellite tv for pc

  • ISRO chairman K Sivan is more likely to inaugurate the ‘SriShakthiSat’ floor station at Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology in Coimbatore.
  • The station will assist monitor the satellite tv for pc developed by the institute, which is ready to be launched by the ISRO. A satellite tv for pc communication lab was established within the faculty in 2010.
  • The satellite tv for pc can detect hearth and leaks on underground pipelines and accumulate data on financial institution thefts. ISRO is anticipated to launch this satellite tv for pc, together with two different satellites constructed by JPR Institute, Chennai & GH Raisoni College of Engineering, Maharashtra.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • ISRO Chairman: K.Sivan.
  • ISRO Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka.
  • ISRO established: 15 August 1969.

Ranks and Reports News

7. India ranks tenth in ‘Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index’

  • India ranked tenth out of 11 Asia Pacific international locations in a newly-launched well being index to measure the progress in the direction of personalised healthcare. Singapore(1st), Taiwan (2nd), Japan (third) and Australia (4th) additionally carried out nicely in general readiness.
  • These embody Policy Context, Health Information, Personalised Technologies and Health Services.
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) report ”Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index” measures the readiness of 11 well being techniques throughout the area–Australia, China, Japan, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and New Zealand–in adopting personalised healthcare, enabling the fitting care to be tailor-made to the fitting individual on the proper time.
  • The ‘Personalised Health Index’ measures efficiency towards 27 totally different indicators of personalised well being throughout 4 classes known as ”Vital Signs”.

Important Days

8. 73rd Martyrs’ Day noticed on 30 January

  • Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas is noticed yearly on January 30 within the reminiscence of Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated at Gandhi Smriti within the Birla House by Nathuram Godse in 1948.
  • The day is noticed to recollect the sacrifices made by freedom fighters within the wrestle for India’s independence and to pay our respects to them.
  • Notably, Martyrs’ Day can be noticed in India on March 23 to pay respect to Bhagat Singh, Shivaram Rajguru and Sukhdev Thapar, who was hanged loss of life on this present day in 1931.

Obituaries News

9. Oscar winning-actor Cloris Leachman passes away

  • Oscar winning-actor Cloris Leachman has handed away. The late star was generally known as considered one of Hollywood’s most prolific performers having received an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and eight Primetime Emmy Awards.
  • Leachman’s character Phyllis in The Mary Tyler Moore Show, which she claimed was near her personal persona, introduced the actress two Emmys as a featured actress in a collection throughout the mid-’70s and made Leachman a family identify.
  • Leachman additionally received a supporting actress Oscar for a far totally different character, an embittered small-town housewife in Peter Bogdanovich’s The Last Picture Show.

Miscellaneous News

10. Airtel publicizes 5G prepared community in Hyderabad

  • Bharti Airtel took an edge by turning into the primary telecom operator in India to display 5G providers efficiently. Bharti Airtel introduced that it orchestrated stay fifth-generation (5G) service over a business community in Hyderabad.
  • Bharti Airtel defined that it used cutting-edge dynamic spectrum sharing in order to function each 4G and 5G networks in the identical spectrum block.
  • One of India’s main telecom corporations managed to do that atop the prevailing spectrum within the 1800 MHz band via the Non-Stand Alone (NSA) community know-how.
  • Airtel claimed that it took only some seconds to obtain a full-length movie throughout its demonstration of the 5G community.
  • The firm mentioned that the 5G community might ship ten instances the pace and latency attained beforehand with 100 instances the concurrency when in comparison with the know-how in use.
  • The authorities is conducting the public sale of 2,251 MHz of spectrum via the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) at a reserve worth of Rs 3.92 trillion from March 1, 2021.
  • The authorities has not included the spectrum within the 3,300-3,600 MHz bands really helpful for 5G by the telecom operators.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Bharti Airtel CEO: Gopal Vittal.
  • Bharti Airtel Founder: Sunil Bharti Mittal.
  • Bharti Airtel Founded: 7 July 1995.

11. Environment Minister releases National Marine Turtle Action Plan

  • National Marine Turtle Action Plan has been not too long ago launched by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in New Delhi. The Ministry additionally launched the ‘Marine Mega Fauna Stranding Guidelines’ together with the Marine Turtle Action Plan.
  • National Marine Turtle Action Plan and Marine Mega Fauna Stranding Guidelines have been launched acknowledging the necessity for a conservation paradigm for marine turtles and marine megafauna.
  • At the launch, the minister known as for conserving each floral and faunal variety together with marine biodiversity.
  • Both these paperwork embody the methods and measures to advertise inter-sectoral motion for conservation.
  • The paperwork additionally present steerage for enhanced coordination amongst the federal government, all related stakeholders, and civil society on the response to circumstances of entanglement, stranding, damage, or mortality of marine mammals. All of them also needs to have higher coordination to chalk out plans for the conservation of marine turtles.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change: Prakash Javadekar.