Current Affairs 15/01/21

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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 15/01/21 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.

This section also provides important information regarding education including the notifications of SSC, NDA, UPSC, etc. Reading daily current affairs will help aspirants gaining more knowledge as exams conducted for jobs and interviews also contain questions on general awareness.

Business and Economy- Current affairs 15/01/21

This category of current affairs 15/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.

Rupee Logs 3rd Straight Gains, Up 11 Paise Against US Dollar

On Thursday, rupee gained for the third straight day and closed 11 paise higher against the US dollar.  This supported by sustained foreign fund inflows and weak American currency. Moreover, the rupee has added 36 paise in its valuation against the American currency over the last three days.

Sensex, Nifty Dart Up to Record Highs and TCS Stands Tall Amid IT Selloff

On Thursday, after a day’s pause equity benchmark Sensex resumed its record-setting streak. TCS offset profit-booking as gains in index major in the IT pack following strong results by Infosys and Wipro. The recovering rupee further propped up the bourses and a broad up move in global equities.

Nation and Politics- Current affairs 15/01/21

This category of current affairs 15/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.

India’s Vaccination Drive to be Commenced from 16 January

PM Narendra Modi will kick off India’s vaccination drive from 16 January, 2021. One of the largest in the world, the drive will be launched at 3000 sites initially. By the end of the month, it will be extended to 5000 sites. Healthcare and frontline workers are the first in the list of recipients to get the vaccine. 

Indian Army Day: The Country Honours and Remembers its Soldiers on 15 January

India observed 15 January as Army Day every year. This day marks the taking over of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa as first Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army on 15 January 1949. On this day, special parades are organized to honour the army men. Moreover, countrymen remember the veterans and soldiers who sacrificed for motherland on this day. Gallantry awards and Sena Medals are also distributed on Army Day. 

Science and Technology- Current affairs 15/01/21

This category of current affairs 15/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.

First Fire Park of the Country Inaugurated in Bhubaneswar

India’s first Fire Park was inaugurated in Bhubaneswar, the capital city of Odisha. Objective of the park is to spread awareness on fire safety measures. The park will also offer demonstration of safety gear and their use. Moreover, the authorities will open the park on every Saturday for visitors. 

Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 15/01/21

This category of current affairs 15/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.

Indian Team Will Play Non-Stop 12 Months in 2021

After having pandemic-marred in year 2020, the Indian National Cricket Team is set to go through an extremely hectic schedule in 2021. Virat Kohli and Co. will play non-stop cricket throughout 2021 as per the information available from officials. The Kohli team will not have even a single month free for resting their limbs. Moreover, his team will be continuously occupied either with international cricket or the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021).

Kerala Opener Azharuddeen Who Scored Century in 37 Balls Wins Hearts

In Kasargod in 1994 a boy was born and his parents had initially thought of a different name for him. However, it was his brother Kamaruddin who insisted that the boy would be named as Azharuddeen. He is a legendry cricketer who helmed the Indian cricket team in recent years.

Twenty-six years later, young Azharuddeen too has left his mark on the pitch, earning him an avalanche of praises on social media. On Wednesday, the 26-year-old cricketer, who plays for Kerala, led his team to a resounding victory after hitting a century in just 37 balls against Mumbai in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy.

World- Current affairs 15/01/21

This category of current affairs 15/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.

13 WHO Scientists Arrive in Wuhan to Probe Covid Origins

On Thursday, thirteen international experts of the WHO arrived in Wuhan for the long-awaited probe into the origins of the deadly coronavirus. However, two members did not board the flight from Singapore to China after they tested positive for COVID-19. The experts will begin their work immediately after completing their two week’s quarantine protocol.

With Vaccines and Masks Biden’s Plan Aims to Break Pandemic Cycle

President-elect Joe Biden’s coronavirus action plan centers on a mass vaccination campaign.  The plan is also closely coordinating among all levels of government. So far, more than 380,000 Americans have died. Biden hopes his multidimensional strategy will put the country on the path to recovery by the end of his first 100 days. Biden is also asking citizens to overcome their sense of pandemic fatigue. He also requested the Americans to recommit to wearing masks, practicing social distancing, and avoiding larger gatherings.

Pope of Vatican Receives Coronavirus Vaccine

Pope Francis received the first shot of the coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, confirmed by Vatican officials. However, the media did not release any photo of getting him vaccinated yet. The pope has advocated that everyone should get the vaccine and called it an “ethical option”. He performed this action not only for his own health but for the lives of others.

Japan Widens Virus Emergency to 7 More Areas as Cases Surge

Japan expanded a coronavirus state of emergency to seven more areas of Japan. The virus is affecting more than half the population amid a surge in infections across the country. Prime Minister of Japan also said that the country will suspend fast-track entry and completely banned the foreign visitors. The banning has continued while the state of emergency is in place except for business visitors or others with residency permits.

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