5th February 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of fifth February 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: Chauri Chaura, Human Milk Bank, Central Bureau of Investigation, National Safety Council of India, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

National News

1. PM Modi Inaugurates Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the Chauri Chaura incident on February 4 by way of videoconferencing. February 4, 2021 marks 100 years of the ‘Chauri Chaura’ incident, a landmark occasion within the nation’s struggle for independence.
  • PM Modi additionally launched a postal stamp devoted to the Chauri Chaura incident, to mark the start of the occasion. The state authorities of Uttar Pradesh has deliberate a 12 months of celebrations in all 75 districts of the state within the reminiscence of the martyrs.
  • On February 4, 1922, a gaggle of freedom fighters had set ablaze a police station at Chauri Chaura in Gorakhpur district of the then United Province (now Uttar Pradesh) in British India, to protest towards the high-handedness of the British regime.
  • The incident claimed the lives of 22 policemen and three freedom fighters.
  • As many as 19 freedom fighters got capital punishment for this one incident.

State News

2. Kerala to Open its First Human Milk Bank

  • Kerala will open its first Human Milk Bank (HMB) on February 5, 2021. This is a state-of-the-art facility, and Kerala Health Minister KK Shailaja will open at Ernakulam General Hospital. A milk financial institution was established with the help of the Rotary Club of Cochin Global.
  • After the State Health Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Rotary Club of Cochin Global in 2020, its price was 3.5 million rupees. The Association of Pediatricians (IAP) will present educated nursing employees to function the milk financial institution.
  • The breast milk financial institution will be sure that new child infants who usually are not unwell or deceased or who usually are not breastfed attributable to inadequate breast milk manufacturing can acquire breast milk.
  • Approximately 3,600 infants are born typically hospitals yearly. Among them, 600 to 1,000 sick infants enter the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

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

Appointments News

3. Centre Appoints Praveen Sinha as interim Director of CBI

  • Department of Personnel and Training, underneath Personnel Ministry, has appointed Praveen Sinha, because the interim director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), with speedy impact on 03 February 2021.
  • He has been appointed instead of the incumbent chief RK Shukla, whose tenure got here to an finish on February 03, 2021.
  • Sinha, a 1988-batch Gujarat cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, is at the moment a further director at CBI, the premier investigating company of India.
  • Sinha shall take care of the duties of Director CBI until the appointment of latest director CBI, or till additional orders, whichever is earlier.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Central Bureau of Investigation Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • Central Bureau of Investigation Founded: 1 April 1963.

4. S.N. Subrahmanyan appointed as Chairman of the National Safety Council

  • The Ministry of Labour & Employment has appointed S.N. Subrahmanyan as the brand new Chairman of the National Safety Council (NSC) of India for a interval of three years. Subrahmanyan is the CEO and Managing Director of L&T Ltd., India’s largest development firm.
  • National Safety Council performs a significant function to make sure security in workplaces underneath new Occupational Safety, Health and Working Conditions code, 2020 (OSH Code, 2020).

Agreements News

5. HAL inks cope with MIDHANI to develop, manufacture composite uncooked supplies

  • The state-owned aerospace and defence firm, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hyderabad-based Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI) for growth and manufacturing of composite uncooked supplies to be used in aerospace.
  • This is the primary time that such an MoU has been signed for composite uncooked supplies. The MoU was signed through the Aero India 2021 on February 04, 2021, in Bengaluru.
  • Composites uncooked supplies are at the moment imported since there isn’t a equal confirmed Indian authorized/certified provider for these uncooked supplies for the plane functions.
  • These composite uncooked materials, primarily within the type of prepregs, are utilized in platforms like Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH), Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) and Light Utility Helicopter (LUH).

Ranks and Reports News

6. India ranks 53rd in EIU’s Democracy Index

  • India’s place has slipped by two locations to be positioned at 53rd spot within the 2020 Democracy Index, from amongst 167 international locations.
  • The general rating of India is 6.61 within the Index, on a scale of 0-10. India has been categorized as a ‘flawed democracy’. Democracy Index is the worldwide rating launched by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) that gives a snapshot of the present state of democracy worldwide.
  • Norway has topped the Index.
  • Iceland, Sweden, New Zealand and Canada are the highest 5 international locations on the record.
  • From the 167 international locations, the Democracy Index has categorized 23 international locations as full democracies, 52 as flawed democracies, 35 as hybrid regimes and 57 as authoritarian regimes.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit Headquarters: London, United Kingdom.
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit Parent group: Economist Group.
  • The Economist Intelligence Unit Founded: 1946.

Summits and Conferences News

7.India hosts Indian Ocean Region Defence Ministers’ Conclave

  • India hosted Indian Ocean Region (IOR) Defence Ministers’ Conclave on the sidelines of Aero India 2021. The conclave is an initiative to advertise dialogue in an institutional, financial and cooperative surroundings that may foster the event of peace, stability and prosperity within the Indian Ocean area.
  • The broad theme of the conclave is ‘Enhanced Peace, Security and Cooperation in the Indian Ocean’.  The conclave can also be going down at a time Indian and Chinese troops are locked in a bitter standoff in japanese Ladakh for the final eight months.

Miscellaneous News

8. Andaman and Nicobar Islands turns into first Union Territory to be corona free

  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands has grow to be the primary state or Union territory within the nation to grow to be Covid-19 free with lively circumstances falling to zero within the islands. Health ministry’s web site reported that the final 4 contaminated individuals in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been declared cured. The UT had reported a complete of 4,932 circumstances and 62 deaths from the virus.
  • The share of Kerala in India’s every day circumstances crossed 50 per cent for the primary time. There had been 11,024 recent circumstances within the nation out of which Kerala alone reported 5,716, 51.8 per cent of the full. The state additionally has the best rely of lively circumstances at 69,157, out of round 1 lakh 61 thousand within the nation.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Andaman and Nicobar Capital: Port Blair.
  • Andaman and Nicobar Lieutenant Governor: Admiral D K Joshi.

9. Ayesha Aziz turns into India’s Youngest Female Pilot at 25

  • A 25-year-old Kashmiri girl, Ayesha Aziz, has grow to be the youngest feminine pilot within the nation. She grew to become the youngest scholar pilot to get a license on the age of 15 in 2011.
  • The 25 -year-old from Kashmir who’s the youngest feminine pilot within the nation acts is a supply of inspiration and a beacon of empowerment for quite a few Kashmiri girls.
  • In the 12 months 2011, Aziz grew to become the youngest scholar pilot to get a license on the age of 15 and underwent coaching to fly a MIG-29 jet at Russia’s Sokol airbase the next 12 months. She later graduated in aviation from the Bombay Flying Club (BFC) and obtained a industrial license in 2017.

10. Reliance sources world’s first ‘carbon-neutral’ oil from United States

  • Billionaire Mukesh Ambani-owned Reliance Industries Ltd has obtained the world’s first consignment of ‘carbon-neutral oil’ from Oxy Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV), a division of United State oil main Occidental.
  • This feat will additional assist the oil main to perform its goal of turning into a web zero-carbon firm by 2035.
  • The Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) Sea Pearl containing the carbon-neutral oil from Permian basin, unloaded the cargo at Jamnagar on January 28, 2021. It should be famous that Reliance operates the world’s largest single-location oil refining advanced at Jamnagar in Gujarat with a capability of 68.2 million tonnes a 12 months.
  • This transaction is the primary main petroleum cargo of Reliance, for which greenhouse fuel (GHG) emissions from your entire crude lifecycle, together with oil extraction, transport, storage, transport, refining, subsequent use, and combustion, have been offset.