Current Affairs - January, 2021
Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for January 31, 2021. India President launches first round of Pulse Polio Programme 2021 President Ram Nath Kovind on January 30, 2021 launched the countrywide Pulse Polio Programme for 2021 by administering polio drops to children less than five years old at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Polio ..
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The State Cabinet meeting which was chaired by the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Edappadi K Palaniswami, cleared the 34 major investment proposals with a total investment of Rs 52,257 crore. Highlights These new Industrial Policy have the potential to create 93,935 jobs. These investments will be done in the sectors including automobiles & auto components, ..
Category: States Current Affairs
Recently, R. S. Sharma has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Ayushman Bharat scheme or the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana which is an insurance scheme by the National Health Authority’s (NHA). Highlights The newly appointed chief executive, RS Sharma, will replace Indu Bhushan. He was appointed after Indu Bhushan has ..
Topics: Ayushman Bharat Scheme • Indu Bhushan • New Chief Executive of Ayushman Bharat • Persons in News • Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) • R. S. Sharma • Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI)
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has highlighted that the year 2020 the worst year on record. Key findings of the report The UNWTO has made this statement in the light that global tourism suffered massively because of the international travel bans that was into force in order to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. As ..
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has announced its new citizenship policy. The government has planned to offer citizenship to a select group of foreigners. The UAE has thus become the first Gulf Arab nation that formalized the process of giving expatriates a bigger stake in the economy. Aim of the policy The new citizenship policy ..
Category: International / World Current Affairs
The government is considering to introduce a new bill “National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021” in the ongoing budget session of the parliament. This bill will be passed with the objective of setting up a new development finance institution (DFI) so as to finance the infrastructure projects. What is Development Finance Institution (DFI)? The ..