Current Affairs consist of two words. ‘Current’ means ‘recent or day to day’ and ‘Affairs’ means ‘events or issues’. It is important to know what is going on around the world, so we provide a dose of general knowledge on daily basis. We try to keep you updated with the current affairs of 09/01/21 that will inform you about the recent happenings in the world. Owing to its importance and dynamic nature, current affairs is a section that is present in every competitive exam. So, we provide information from all the fields whether it is economy and business, nation and politics, sports and books, or world news.
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Business and Economy- Current Affairs 09/01/21
Richest Man in the World
Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk becomes the world’s richest person in the world surpassing Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Musk’s net worth now stands at $188 billion which is $1.5 more than Jeff Bezos.
Price of Bitcoin soars past $40,000
The world’s most popular digital currency, Bitcoin reached an all-time high of $40,000 after which it fell by more than 5% around $36,618.36 on Bitstamp exchange. Bitstamp is a Bitcoin exchange based in Luxembourg.
SMCB transitions to SFB
Uttar Pradesh-based Shivalik Mercantile Co-operative Bank (SMCB) emerges as the first Indian urban cooperative bank to transition to a Small Finance Bank (SFB) after it was granted Commercial Banking License by the RBI.
Nation and Politics- Current Affairs 09/01/21
Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas: 16th edition on 9th January 2021
Every year, India celebrates Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas (Non-Resident Indians Day) on 9th January. The Day is observed to mark the efforts of NRIs in country’s development. NRI Day was first observed in year 2003 and this year its 16th edition will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The theme of this year is ‘Contributing to Aatmanirbhar Bharat’. On this occasion, government also honours those overseas Indian who are contributing to the development of India by conferring them Pravasi Bhartiya Samman Awards.
National Atomic Time Scale inaugurated by Prime Minister
India became self-reliant in measuring the time within the range of nanosecond as Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated National Atomic Time Scale. With this scale, India will be able to generate Indian Standard Time-IST with an accuracy of 2.8 seconds.
Indian Government decided to form committee to protect culture, land and language of Ladakh
In order to protect the culture, land and language of Ladakh, central government of India has decided to form a committee. G Kishan Reddy will head the committee which will be formed to ensure the protection of Ladakh’s fascinating culture. Ladakh was granted a status of union territory of India in 2019 by the reorganization act.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current Affairs 09/01/21
Steve Smith equals Virat Kohli’s tally with 27th Test hundred
Steve Smith roared back to form with a century – first by an Australian this Border-Gavaskar series – on the second day of the third Test match against India at his home ground in Sydney.
Smith reached his 27th Test hundred in 201 deliveries, collecting three off India pace debutant Navdeep Saini. Although this is one of the 31-year-old’s slowest Test tons, he wouldn’t mind much as he entered triple digits after a really long time, having scored none in 2020.
RBI officer Giridharan pens novel ‘Right Under Your Nose’
R Giridharan, a general manager at RBI, has authored his debut book ‘Right Under Your Nose’. In ‘Right Under Your Nose’, a murderer eliminates scientists right under the nose of the police and leaves forensics baffled. In response, the chief minister calls upon Vijay, who is given an impossible deadline to solve the case before Parliament resumes in a week.