4th February 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of 4th February 2021 protecting the next information headlines: ‘Atmanirbharta, GOBARDHAN, Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai, Boxing Federation of India, Amazon.

National News

1. GoI launches unified net portal for monitoring progress of GOBARDHAN actions

  • Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Minister of State for Jal Shakti Rattan Lal Kataria collectively launched a unified net portal for monitoring the progress of GOBARDHAN actions throughout the nation.
  • Gobardhan goals to positively affect village cleanliness and generate wealth and vitality from cattle and natural waste.
  • It focuses on managing and changing cattle dung and stable waste in farms to helpful compost, biogas and bio-CNG.
  • It can even assist in holding the village clear whereas growing the revenue of farmers and cattle herders.
  • It will likely be massively useful for the nation as India is residence to the best cattle inhabitants on this planet (round 300 million in quantity) which produces round 3 million tonnes of dung.
  • It will encourage farmers to think about dung and different waste not simply as waste however as a supply of revenue.
  • It will present many advantages to rural individuals by holding villages clear and sanitized, bettering livestock well being and growing farm yields.

State News

2. Punjab CM launches ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission

  • Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has nearly launched the ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission as a part of the federal government’s marketing campaign to perform the purpose of 100 per cent potable piped water provide in all rural households.
  • The scheme is being funded by the World Bank, Jal Jeevan Mission of GoI, NABARD, and State Budget.
  • The scheme will profit greater than 1.6 lakh residents from 155 villages in Amritsar, Tarn Taran, and Gurdaspur districts by serving to exchange groundwater with floor water provide for consuming, moreover resolving the issue of arsenic affected habitations.
  • The Chief Minister additionally inaugurated one Mega Surface Water Supply Scheme protecting 85 villages within the Moga district, 144 new water provide schemes for 172 villages, 121 Arsenic, and Iron removing vegetation.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Punjab CM: Captain Amarinder Singh.
  • Punjab Governor: V.P.Singh Badnore.

Appointments News

3. Ajay Singh re-elected Boxing Federation of India President

  • Spicejet chairman Ajay Singh defeated Ashish Shelar in a high-profile contest to get re-elected as president of Boxing Federation India for a second time period.
  • As for his second tenure, Singh mentioned the main target will likely be developed on the grassroots, sports activities science, girls’s boxing and involving younger directors within the sport. He will give attention to coaching of Tokyo Olympics-bound boxers, grassroots improvement and ladies’s boxing.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Boxing Federation India established: February 25, 1949.

4. Andy Jassy set to interchange Jeff Bezos as Amazon CEO

  • Amazon.com Inc founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos has introduced that he would step down as CEO of the corporate and turn out to be Executive Chairman in Q3 of 2021, i.e. with impact from July 01, 2021.
  • Andy Jassy, who’s at present serving because the chief government of Amazon Web Services (AWS), will exchange Bezos as CEO of Amazon. Bezos began the corporate 27 years in the past, on 5 July 1994, as an web bookseller.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Amazon.com Inc Founded: 5 July 1994.
  • Amazon.com Inc Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States.

Ranks and Reports News

5. PHDCCI Report: India to emerge as second most resilient financial system in 2021

  • India will emerge because the second most resilient financial system in 2021, as per the International Economic Resilience (IER) Rank, launched by trade physique, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI).
  • The rating has been topped by Germany, among the many top-10 main economies. South Korea is on the third place within the record.
  • Apart from this, India’s actual GDP development fee is projected to be the best within the yr 2021 among the many top-10 main economies on this planet, at 11.5%. It displays India’s robust “economic resurgence” to the worldwide financial turmoil brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summits and Conferences News

6. Chiefs of Air Staff (CAS) Conclave Organised at Bengaluru

  • Raksha Mantri, Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the ‘Chiefs of Air Staff (CAS) Conclave’ at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The two-day conclave has been organised by Indian Air Force, from 3 to 04 February 2021, in a Hybrid Form with intensive use of digital media.
  • The Chiefs of Air Staff from about 75 international locations would come collectively on a single platform to change their ideas on present points associated to aerospace energy technique and technological developments.
  • The Conclave is an ideal instance of India’s Defence Cooperation with different international locations working as a diplomatic instrument, giving a possibility for constructing bridges of friendship, mutual belief and capacities on a worldwide foundation.
  • Promoting transparency in defence cooperation and constructing areas of frequent pursuits in navy aviation will likely be focus areas of the CAS Conclave.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Air Chief Marshal: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.
  • Indian Airforce based: 8 October 1932.
  • Indian Airforce Headquarters: New Delhi.

Defence News

7. Aero India 2021 Begins in Bengaluru

  • The Aero India 2021 occasion, nation’s premier aerospace and defence exhibition, kick-started at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru.
  • The thirteenth version of the worldwide occasion touted because the world’s first-ever hybrid aero and defence present will see a number of plane of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Army, Navy, Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL), and the Coast Guard collaborating within the present.
  • The three-day occasion will give attention to India’s indigenous defence sector capabilities amid buzz round Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India campaigns.
  • This thirteenth version will see a mixture of each bodily and digital exhibition with 601 exhibitors, together with 523 from India and 78 from 14 overseas international locations.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited would exhibit its Aatmanirbhar Formation Flight.

Sports News

8. Ashok Dinda broadcasts retirement from all types of cricket

  • Fast bowler Ashok Dinda, has introduced his retirement from all types of cricket. The 36-year-old right-handed pacer made his first-class debut for Bengal in 2005 and performed for 15 years in Bengal cricket.
  • He made his worldwide debut in 2009, in a T20I towards Sri Lanka, adopted by making his ODI debut in Zimbabwe in 2010. He performed 13 ODIs and 9 T20I matches for India. He performed 116 first-class matches for Bengal, taking 420 wickets at a bowling common of 28.28.

Important Days

9. World Cancer Day: February 4

  • World Cancer Day is noticed yearly on 4 February by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The day is well known to lift consciousness and training about most cancers, and urgent governments and people internationally to take motion towards the illness.
  • World Cancer Day 2019-21 theme: ‘I Am And I Will’.
  • Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown right into a optimistic motion for everybody, in all places to unite underneath one voice to face one among our biggest challenges in historical past.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Union for International Cancer Control Headquarters in: Geneva, Switzerland, Founded: 1933.

10. International Day of Human Fraternity: 4 February

  • International Day of Human Fraternity is noticed on 4th February globally. International Day of Human Fraternity goals to underline the significance of elevating consciousness about totally different cultures and religions, or beliefs, and the promotion of tolerance.
  • It additionally goals to teach people who tolerance,  pluralistic custom,  mutual respect, and the range of religions and beliefs promote human fraternity.
  • This yr International Day of Human Fraternity 2021 theme: A Pathway to the Future.
  • The UN General Assembly on 21 December adopted a decision declaring 4 February because the International Day of Human Fraternity. The day is to be noticed annually, starting in 2021.

Miscellaneous News

11. ‘Atmanirbharta’ named Oxford Hindi phrase of 2020

  • Oxford Languages, the world’s main dictionary writer, has named ‘Aatmanirbharta’ because the Hindi phrase of the yr 2020.
  • The Oxford Hindi phrase of the yr is a phrase or expression that’s chosen to mirror the ethos, temper, or preoccupations of the passing yr, and have lasting potential as a time period of cultural significance.
  • ‘Aatmanirbharta’ means self-reliance. The phrase was chosen because it “validated the day-to-day achievements of the countless Indians who dealt with and survived the perils of a pandemic”.

12. India’s First Amputee Clinic Launched In Chandigarh

  • The first of its sort ‘amputee clinic’ in India, has been launched by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), a premier medical and analysis establishment in Chandigarh.
  • The primary intent of this initiative is to deliver an Amputee as a near-normal useful human being in society. This initiative will try to supply applicable administration to amputees to information them of their path to rehabilitation in society and can help sufferers with counselling and medical amenities throughout their remedy and restoration.
  • ‘PGI Amputee Clinic’ in Chandigarh has been arrange with the purpose of bettering amputation affected person care by offering a group of companies underneath one roof with vital coordination. The clinic will present social, psychological and bodily help to its sufferers.