Current Affairs – January 6, 2021 [Daily News Digest]

GKToday provides daily summary of important Current Affairs Topics selected from National and International News. Here is the list of articles covered under Current Affairs January 6, 2021.

What is National Atomic Time Scale?

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the National Atomic Scale at the National Meteorology Conclave. What is Atomic Time? Atomic Time provides the exact speed at which …..Read Here

WHO: UK Variant of COVID-19 in 41 countries

The World Health Organisation recently announced that the United Kingdom covid-19 variant has been detected in more than 41 countries. The VOC-202012/01 the was first detected in South…..Read Here

Rashtriya Kamadhenu Aayog announces Online Exam

The Rashtriya Kamadhenu Aayog recently announced that it is to conduct a National-level “Gau-Vigyan” (Cow Science) online exam. This is being done to generate interest among the stu…..Read Here

DRDO Biodigester Mk II technology in metro rail

The Defence Research and Development Organisation recently signed a memorandum of understanding with the Maha Metro. Maha Metro is Maharashtra metro rail Corporation. It is a joint vent…..Read Here

World Bank’s 105 million USD loan to improve Waterways in West Bengal

The World bank, Government of India and Government of West Bengal recently signed a 105 million US the agreement. The fund has been allocated to the West Bengal inland water transport, …..Read Here

UJALA and SLNP schemes complete six years

The UJALA (Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All) and SLNP (Street Lighting National Programme) completed six years of successful implementation. The two programmes revamped household …..Read Here

Global Economic Prospects Report

The World Bank recently released the Global Economic Prospects report. What are the key findings of the Global Economic Prospects report? According to the report the Indian economy is t…..Read Here

Delhi School Bag Policy

The Delhi Government recently issued guidelines to reduce the weight of school bags of students in the National Capital Region under its Delhi School Bag Policy. What are the Key Featur…..Read Here

Bird Flu outbreak in India

The Bird Flu in India has been reported in wild Geese in Himachal Pradesh, ducks in Kerala, crows in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Also, in Haryana more than one lakh poultry birds have…..Read Here

Bharat Griha Raksha Policy: The Home Insurance Policy

The IRDAI is to introduce standard products covering the risk of fire and allied perils. The policy being introduced is to replace the Standard Fire and Special Perils Policy. It has th…..Read Here

GoI sets up control room to control spread of Bird Flu

The Department of Animal Husbandry has set up a control room after confirmation of Bird Flu in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Himachal Pradesh. What are the functions of the cont…..Read Here

AI based Survey of African Elephants

An International Team of researchers led by University of Oxford have developed a new approach to survey African Elephants using satellite images and Artificial Intelligence. What is th…..Read Here

India-Japan Partnership in Specified Skilled Worker

The Union Cabinet recently approved the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Japan on “Specified Skilled Worker”. What are the Key Features of the MoU? Under the agreement,…..Read Here


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