Current Affairs 20/01/21

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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 20/01/21 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.

Nation and Politics- Current affairs 20/01/21

This category of current affairs 20/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.

India will Gift 20 Lakh Doses of Covid Vaccine to Bangladesh on 20 January 2021

India will send 20 lakh doses of Covishield to Bangladesh as a gift on 20 January 2021. Bangladesh government official announced to receive 2 million doses of Indian variant of vaccine developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by Serum Institute of India. Apart from that, Bangladesh has also procured 30 million doses from Serum Institute. 

First Labour Movement Museum of India to be Set Up in Kerala

India’s first labour movement museum will be set up in Alappuzha. The museum will showcase the history of world labour movement. It will be launched as part of the second 100-day programme of LDF government. Moreover, Alappuzha is the Kerala’s houseboat tourism hub.

Science and Technology- Current affairs 20/01/21

This category of current affairs 20/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.

Padma Vibhushan Awardee Oncologist Dr V Shanta Passed Away

Indian oncologist and chairperson of Adyar Cancer Institute, Dr V Shanta passed away on 19 January 2021.  She was renowned for her contribution towards making quality and also for making affordable cancer treatment accessible to all patients in the country. She was awarded Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri as well as Ramon Magsaysay Award for her efforts.

Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 20/01/21

This category of current affairs 20/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.

Relive the FIFA Club World Cup Official Draw

Former Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio helped to draw the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 Official. The draw took place on 19 January. The teams taking part in the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020 found their path to glory in the Middle East. While headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland had organised the official tournament.

The draw was presented by Jessica Libertz and conducted by FIFA Deputy Director of Competitions Jaime Yarza. However, former Switzerland international goalkeeper Diego Benaglio assisted Yarza in the draw. The draw disclosed the schedule of matches of the six participating teams in the tournament. These team will compete from 4 to 11 February to win the coveted trophy.

Happy Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti 2021 

Guru Gobind Singh Jayanti commemorates the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh who was the son of Guru Tegh Bahadur. On this day, people especially Sikh devotees visit the Gurudwara. They also sing Gurbani and exchange greetings, presents, and sweets with their loved ones. This widely celebrated auspicious day falls on January 20 in the year 2021.

A Historic Series Win for India as Gabba Fortress Beached After 32 Years

In a historic effort, India defeated Australia by 2-1 in a four-test match series. In the final test match at Gabba, Brisbane, India won by 3 wickets after a clinical team performance. Moreover, it was after 32 years that Australia was beaten at Gabba. In the absence of regular captain Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane led the team from the front. Many debutants and young players also played a key role in India’s historical triumph.

World- Current affairs 20/01/21

This category of current affairs 20/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.

When Biden Takes the White House, He’ll Also Take @WhiteHouse

On Wednesday, President-elect Joe Biden completes his transition into the White House. With this several social media companies also completing their transitions of highly followed official accounts. In 2017, Obama passed on official Twitter accounts to Trump, along with the millions of followers who he gathered. Since then, Trump’s digital team has used the accounts for the administration’s agenda. Now trump had passed the Twitter account to Biden with a high number of followers.

Earthquake Injures Three in Argentina and Tremor Also Felt in Chile

Near the border with central Chile, an earthquake of 6.4-magnitude shook Argentina. Authorities said on Tuesday that the tremor injured at least three people. The shaking caused the collapse of a house, damage to roads and some other buildings in several cities. Authorities also stopped the supply of electricity and water.

Taliban Attacks and Violence Kills Dozens in Afghanistan

A wave of Taliban attacks and violence has killed dozens across Afghanistan. Officials said on Tuesday, that talks are underway between the government and the insurgents in Qatar. The attack also killed four army soldiers at the checkpoints in Kunduz province.

Biden Picks Transgender Woman as Assistant Health Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden has picked Rachel Levine as the Health Secretary of Pennsylvania. After the confirmation from the US Senate, it makes her the first openly transgender federal official. Moreover, Democratic Government Tom Wolf in 2017 appointed Levine a pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general for her current post.

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