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Business and Economy- Current affairs 16/01/21
This category of current affairs 16/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
2021 Global Board of Directors: USIBC
U.S.-India Business Council(USIBC) announced three vice-chairs to its 2021 Global Board of Directors— Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairperson of Biocon; Milind Pant, CEO of Amway and Edward Knight, Vice Chairman at Nasdaq. The partnership aims to strenghthen US-India commercial ties.
Ex-IITians Bag $20 Million Deal from Indian Army
A startup by ex-students of IIT-Bombay named ideaForge, signed a $20 million deal with the Indian army. Moreover, he signed the deal to construct high-altitude variant product – Switch Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to be used in surveillance operations.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 16/01/21
This category of current affairs 16/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 Launched by Government of India
Government of India launched Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0 on 15 January 2021. The third phase of the PMKVY scheme is rolled out for 717 districts of 28 states and 8 UTs. Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship will implement the scheme aimed to empower youth with new-age skills to enhance employability. In addition, about 300 different courses are made available to youth under this scheme.
Kumbh Mela Begins at Haridwar
Counted among the largest religious fairs, Kumbh Mela 2021 begins in Haridwar. More than 7 lakh devotees took dip in the holy river Ganga on the first day of the event. The fair will go on for 48 days this year compared to its usual run of three and a half months. Ideally, Kumbh Mela is organized after every 12 years at a location but due to variation in some astrological calculations this time it is organized after 11 years.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 16/01/21
This category of current affairs 16/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
India’s First Indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol Developed by DRDO
DRDO’s Pune facility in collaboration with the Indian Army has developed India’s first indigenous 9mm machine pistol. The pistol named Asmi is likely to have a production cost lower than Rs 50000 per unit. Moreover, in designing and prototyping of various parts of the pistol, 3D printing technology is used.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 16/01/21
This category of current affairs 16/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
SAI Appoints Nikolai Snesarev as Indian Athletics Middle and Long Distance Coach
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has approved the appointment of new middle- and long-distance coach of the Indian athletics team. SAI appointed Belarussian coach Nikolai Snesarev for the post. As 72-year-old he is appointed up till the end of September that is a period which will coincide with the Tokyo Olympics scheduled to take place in July-August.
Google Doodle Honors Dr James Naismith, the Man Who Invented Basketball
On Friday, Google doodle honored the rich legacy of Dr. James Naismith who invented the game of basketball in 1891. In the animated doodle, Naismith was standing with a cardboard inside a gymnasium and his ward was playing basketball with snow falling outside. Besides being a doctor and a coach, he was also a Canadian-American physical education professor.
On this day in 1891, Naismith wrote about the original rules of the sport in the Springfield College newspaper sport. The Basketball, which initially started inside a gymnasium has expanded into a global phenomenon. It also caters to audiences in almost 200 countries.
World- Current affairs 16/01/21
This category of current affairs 16/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
Indonesia Earthquake Topples Homes, Buildings at least 34 Died
Just after midnight, a strong and shallow earthquake shook Indonesia’s Sulawesi island. The magnitude of the earthquake was 6.2 on the richter scale and it topples homes and buildings. It shakes the whole island triggering landslides and killing at least 34 people. Although, There were reports of more than 600 people trapped in the rubble of collapsed homes and buildings.
Biden Picks Familiar Faces for Top Roles at FEMA, CIA
President-elect Joe Biden is nominating New York emergency department commissioner Deanne Criswell. He will be serving as the Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator (FEMA). Biden also tapped former CIA deputy director David Cohen to return to the agency in the same role he served during the Obama administration.
Nepal Approves AstraZeneca’s India-made Covid-19 Vaccine for Emergency Use
Novel coronavirus has claimed nearly 1,950 lives in Nepal up till now. On Friday, the country granted emergency approval for AstraZeneca’s India-made Covishield vaccine against the deadly virus. Moreover, for the supply of the vaccine to the Indian government, drug major AstraZeneca has partnered with the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII).
Ugandan Prez Reported Leading in Early Election Results
On Friday, Uganda Election Commission said that President Yoweri Museveni received 65 percent of ballots while top opposition candidate Bobi Wine had 27 percent. Moreover, Yoweri is leading in Thursday’s election based on results from roughly a third of polling stations. The final results are expected Saturday afternoon.
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