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Business and Economy- Current affairs 13/01/21
This category of current affairs 13/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
NIXI Offers Free IDN
The National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) has declared that it is going to offer free Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) in any of the 22 official Indian languages with every IN domain registered by the applicant. In addition to this, the applicant will also receive a free email in the local languages. This step has been taken to stimulate the adoption of IDN domain names and the promotion of local language content. The offer is open to new in. users till 31st January 2021 and also to those users who renew their domain in the month of January 2021.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 13/01/21
This category of current affairs 13/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Padma Bhushan Awardee Indian Mathematician and Astrophysicist S M Chitre Passed Away
Shashikumar Madhusudan Chitre, an Indian mathematician, astrophysicist and astronomer passed away on 11 January 2021. The renowned space scientist provided the first commentary during the inauguration of Nehru Planetarium in 1977. S M Chitre was awarded Padma Bhushan for his achievements by Government of India. His scientific research was focused on solar physics, solar dynamo theory and gravitational lensing.
Khadi India Prakritik Paint Launched by Nitin Gadkari
Union Road Transport and Highway Minister Nitin Gadkari launched a first of its kind Khadi Prakratik Paint. It is a non-toxic eco-friendly paint made of cow dung as key ingredient. Currently, this paint is available in distemper and emulsion forms and is said to be having anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 13/01/21
This category of current affairs 13/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
Management Effectiveness Evaluation of National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries Released
Prakash Javadekar, Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change released the Management Effectiveness Evaluation 2018-19 Report of 146 National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries of the country. Moreover, Himachal Pradesh’s Great Himalayan National Park and Tirthan Wildlife Sanctuary topped the list with the highest scores.
Arunachal Pradesh to Become India’s Prime Producer of Vanadium
The state of Arunachal Pradesh can become India’s prime producer of Vanadium, a high-value metal used in strengthening steel and titanium. The Geological Survey of India (GSI) put the state on the Vanadium map in confidence of excavating Vanadium deposits in the region. However, China is the world’s largest Vanadium producer followed by Russia and South Africa.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 13/01/21
This category of current affairs 13/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
Ved Mehta, Whose Monumental Autobiography Explored Life in India, Dies at 86
Ved Mehta, an author and journalist who helped to introduce Americans to Indian history and culture died at his home in Manhattan on January 9 2021. His epic 12-volume autobiography has also melded the personal and political, recalling his childhood vision loss and the traumas of Indian partition. Moreover, he died at the age of 86.
Mr. Mehta wrote for the New Yorker magazine for more than three decades. He was reporting on Oxford philosophers, Christian theologians, Noam Chomsky’s polarizing linguistic theories, and the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi.
Former CEC Quraishi Seeks to Bust Population Myth in New Book
Former chief election commissioner S Y Quraishi will come out with a book next month. The book evaluates India’s demographics from a religious perspective. Moreover, it seeks to bust the myth that Islam is against family planning. The book also discusses how these myths have often used to stoke majoritarian fears of a demographic skew.
Pujara Becomes 11th Indian to Cross 6,000-Run Mark in Test cricket
On Monday Cheteshwar Pujara became only the 11th Indian batsman to cross the 6000-run mark in test cricket. He was playing his 80th game. Later, on fifth day of of the third Test against Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground he reached the milestone.
Moreover, the other Indians who have 6,000 plus runs are Sachin Tendulkar (15,921) runs, Rahul Dravid (13,265), Sunil Gavaskar (10,122), VVS Laxman (8,781), Virender Sehwag (8,503), Virat Kohli (7,318) and many more.
World- Current affairs 13/01/21
This category of current affairs 13/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
Egypt Reopens Airspace to Qatar flights
Saudi Arabia reopened its airspace and border with the Gulf Arab state last week. After this, Egypt also reopened its airspace to Qatar flights on Tuesday. Egyptian airport officials confirmed this news by giving statement. As per the officials, a Qatar Airways plane is due to land in Cairo on Friday. Since Egypt joined Saudi Arabia, it will be the first commercial flight between these two countries.
Trump Supporters are Planning Another Armed Protest on January 20
The FBI has warned according to their received information that trump supporters are planning “armed protests”. Protestors planned these protests at all 50 US state capitols and in Washington DC. Moreover, on Monday, Biden told reporters he was not afraid to take the oath of office outside of the US Capitol.
WHO Experts’ Team Tasked to Probe Origins of Covid by visiting China on January 14
On Monday China informed that a team of experts from the WHO is due to arrive in the country. On Thursday the WHO team will come to the country to probe the origins of the coronavirus pandemic. Hopefully, this investigation will end the uncertainty and delay which drew sharp criticism from the world health body.
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