Current Affairs – January 20, 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 20, 2021.

Global Firepower Index, 2021

The Global Firepower Index ranks the countries based on their potential military strength. India was ranked fourth in the index. The Global Firepower Index ranked 138 countries. The cou…..Read Here

India Innovation Index, 2020

The NITI Aayog is to launch the second edition of India Innovation Index. The Index ranks states of the country based on how they support innovation. The first edition of India Innovati…..Read Here

Parakram Diwas

The Government of India recently announced that the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose is to be celebrated as “Parakram Diwas”. Parakram Diwas means Courage Day. Netaj…..Read Here

Apartheid State: The Israel-Palestine Conflict

Israel has been recently banning the human rights groups in the country that called Israel to be an apartheid state. Apartheid Apartheid is a system of institutionalized racial segregat…..Read Here

Mitochondrial DNA based COVID-19 test

The United States scientists have developed a new rapid COVID-19 test to measure mitochondrial DNA in the blood sample of the COVID-19 patients. The test will be highly helpful to ident…..Read Here

What is Keystone Pipeline Project?

The US president elect Joe Biden is expected to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline project. Keystone pipeline system The keystone pipeline system is an oil pipeline system in the United St…..Read Here

STARStreak Air Defence System: India-France sign Agreements

Thales, a French Multinational Company has signed an agreement with the Bharat Dynamics Limited, a Government of India enterprise to jointly work on STARStreak Air Defence System STARSt…..Read Here

Tropical Rain Belt: Climate Change to alter its position

The researchers from the University of California recently predicted that the future climate change will cause an uneven shifting of the tropical rain belt. This might threaten food sec…..Read Here

Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries

The top palm oil producers for the first time are looking for opportunities to run an advocacy campaign in Europe. The largest oil producers of the world Indonesia and Malaysia have sen…..Read Here

Article 19 of the UN Charter: Iran loses voting rights in the United Nations General Assembly

Iran and six other countries have lost their voting rights in the United Nations General Assembly as they had not paid their dues. The other countries that lost their voting rights were…..Read Here

LauncherOne launched by Virgin Orbit

Virgin Orbit recently launched its LauncherOne rocket to the orbit. This is the first successful flight of the rocket. Earlier an unsuccessful launch attempt was made in May 2020. Launc…..Read Here

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