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 18/01/21 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 18/01/21
This category of current affairs 18/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
India Transports the First Batch of Heavy Cranes to Boost Operations at Chabahar Port
India has delivered heavy harbour cranes worth $8.5 million to Iran’s Chabahar port. The equipment will be installed at Shahid Beheshti terminal of the port and is also operated by India.
GoI Launches Startup India Seed Fund
Government of India (GoI) plans to launch a preliminary funding of Rs 1,000-crore as Startup India Seed Fund at ‘Prarambh Start-up India International Summit’. Moreover, this step is aimed to bolster setting up of new startups and promote growth of budding entrepreneurs.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 18/01/21
This category of current affairs 18/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
SAKSHAM – Petroleum Ministry Launches Awareness Campaign
Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry of Government of India has launched month-long campaign SAKSHAM (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav 2021) to raise awareness about clean and green energy. The mass-awareness campaign will also inspire consumers to go for using cleaner fuels and using fossil fuels responsibly.
Eight Trains Flagged-Off to Improve Connectivity to Statue of Unity
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged-off eight trains connecting to Kevadiya of Gujarat on 17 January 2021. The trains will improve the connectivity to the Statue of Unity to the other parts of the country. Moreover, Kevadiya Railway Station is India’s first railway station to attain a Green Build Certification.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 18/01/21
This category of current affairs 18/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
Music Stalwart Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Passed Away At the Age of 89 Years
Indian classical musician Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan passed away at the age of 89 years. He belonged to the Rampur-Sahaswan Gharana. Moreover, Ustad Ghulam Mustafa was awarded Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan by the government for his remarkable contribution to Hindustani classical music. He was born on 3rd March 1931 in Badayun.
World- Current affairs 18/01/21
This category of current affairs 18/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
China Reports a Few New Cases of COVID-19
On Sunday, the China reported 109 new confirmed COVID-19 cases. Therefore, the deadly virus is not completely vanished from the country. From these confirmed cases two-thirds of them in a northern province that abuts Beijing but up to no deaths. Moreover, in Hebei province, the government is building isolation hospitals to combat the increase in infections.
Cargo Ship Sinks in the Black Sea, 3 Died and 6 Rescued
A cargo ship sank off Turkey’s Black Sea coast on Sunday. At least three people died in the accident but emergency workers saved at least six crew members. According to the transport ministry of Turkey, the Palau-flagged ship named Arvin had anchored off the port of Bartin due to bad weather. The ship broke into two pieces before sinking, the authorities reported.
U.S. Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris will Resign her Senate Seat on Monday
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday. However, Gavin Newsom was aware of Harris’s decision clearing the way for him to appoint fellow Democrat Alex Padilla. Padilla will be the first Latino senator from California. Newsom announced his choice in December following intense lobbying for the rare Senate vacancy from the nation’s most populous state.
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