India Current Affairs January 2021

Current Affairs January

31st January:

  • Dubai airport has been named the worlds busiest airport.
  • Nagaland CM inaugurates States first Astro Turf Football Pitch.
  • ICAR Launches National Agricultural Higher Education Project (NAHEP).
  • Saudi Arabia: Corruption crackdown ‘ends with $106bn recovered.
  • Punit Goenka appointed as the new chairman of BARC India.
  • K J Alphons inaugurates the First Swadesh Darshan project in Sikkim.

30th January:

  • Mahatma Gandhi Martyr’s Day Observed On 30th January 2021.
  • India Replaces Japan To Become Second-Largest Crude Steel Producer.
  • Pacer Mohammed Shami becomes fastest Indian bowler to take 100 ODI wickets.
  • TN bags FSSAI award for Swasth Bharat Yatra.
  • Ex-Defence Minister George Fernandes Passed Away.
  • Hindi writer Chitra Mudgal among 24 honored with Sahitya Akademi Award.

29th January:

  • D.N. Chakraborty gets Assam Republic Journalism Award.
  • Russia Marks 75th Anniversary Of World War II, End Of Siege Of Leningrad.
  • In a first, Pakistan appoints Hindu woman as civil judge.
  • Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh appointed as Regional Director WHO SOUTH EAST Asia.
  • Former defence minister George Fernandes passes away.
  • Nartaki Natraj, Bharatnatyam Dancer, Becomes First Trans Person to Receive Padma Shri.

28th January:

  • French Oscar-winning composer Michel Legrand passed away.
  • Modi unveils Rs 16,504-crore largest refinery complex in Kerala.
  • Canberra urges China and US to avoid Cold War.
  • Taliban, US, Pakistan hail progress in peace talks.
  • India Inks Uranium Deal With Uzbekistan as Delhi Builds Strategic Reserves.
  • Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan creating joint business council.

27th January:

  • RBI approved Ravneet Gill as Yes Bank MD & CEO.
  • Indias first indigenously developed NGRAM was tested successfully.
  • Floods and landslides killed at least 59 people in Indonesia.
  • Saina Nehwal enters semifinals of Indonesia Masters tournament.
  • Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open Grand Slam Singles title.
  • IndiGo Airlines appoints Ronojoy Dutta as new CEO.

26th January:

  • South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa to be Chief Guest at R-Day Parade.
  • Sahitya Akademi Award Winning Bengali Writer Atin Bandyopadhyay Passes Away.
  • Johan Botha Announces Retirement From all formats of Cricket.
  • Airstrikes in Taliban Area Kill 29 Afghans Despite Peace Talks.
  • India launched Apollo Proton Cancer Centre (APCC) in Chennai.
  • Pakistani Top Chef contestant Fatima Ali passes away.
  • Pahang’s Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah elected Malaysia.

25th January:

  • Venezuela Breaks Off Diplomatic Ties With The US.
  • Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba Commissioned New Naval Air Base ‘INS Kohassa’.
  • Ex-Chief Justice of South Korea Is Arrested on Case-Rigging Charges.
  • Iraq parliament approves $112bn budget after month of wrangling.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Governor Gives Nod to Bill for Reservation to Paharis.
  • PSLV-C44 carrying India’s military satellite Microsat-R, students’ payload Kalamsat,.

lifts off.

24th January:

  • WCD Ministry Celebrates National Girl Child Day Today.
  • Emiliano Sala Fears for soccer player on board missing plane.
  • 2nd World Integrated Medicine Forum 2021 inaugurated.
  • Indian Navy conducts its largest-ever coastal defense exercise ‘Sea Vigil’.
  • Prominent Saudi Scholar Ahmed Al Amari dies in prison.
  • Former Indian Hockey Player Raghbir Bhola Passes Away.

23rd January:

  • Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate first interstate bridge in J&K.
  • India captain Virat Kohli wins three ICC.
  • Gigi Woo model passed away.
  • UAE, Pakistan sign $3 Billion Bailout Package to shore up Economy.
  • Pakistan vs South Africa: 2nd ODI South Africa won by 5 wickets.
  • India Steel 2021 Exhibition and Conference inaugurated in Mumbai.

22nd January:

  • Nepals Central Bank Announces Ban of Indian Notes Above Rs100.
  • India knock Down UK In Largest Economy Rankings.
  • MP Anurag Thakur Honoured With Sansad Ratna Award.
  • AP Cabinet approved 5% quota for Kapus and EBCs.
  • Israeli jets target Iranian positions around Damascus.
  • Iraq agrees to allocate IQD 68 billion to Defense Ministry budget for Peshmerga.

21st January:

  • India signs 11 MoUs worth $9.5 million with Afghanistan.
  • International Quad Series: England lose 48-45 to South Africa in London.
  • 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Celebrations Begins Today in Varanasi.
  • Businessman Badal, wife Soma’s assets frozen in corruption probe.
  • Israel Confirms Another Attack on Iranian Targets in Syria.
  • Erdogan to Trump: Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria’s Manbij.

20th January:

  • PM Narendra Modi Launches National Museum of Indian Cinema in Mumbai.
  • Swedish lawmakers elect PM Lofven to second term.
  • U.S. peace envoy held talks with Qureshi.
  • Tamil Nadu State Cabinet approved the building rules.
  • India 1st away team to win bilateral series in all formats in Australia.
  • Wasim Jaffer became the 1st Asian to slam 2 first-class double tons after turning 40.

19th January:

  • India and Mongolia Sign a Powerful MoU at ICMEI.
  • Legendary actor Gulab Chandio passes away.
  • Australia vs India: 3rd ODI India won by 7 wickets.
  • PIA banned entertainment on flights to Jeddah and Madina
  • Al Qaeda Leader killed in operation in southern Libya.
  • Reliance Retail, Jio to launch new e-commerce platform.

18th January:

  • Justice Asif Saeed Khosa to be sworn in as 26th Chief Justice of Pakistan.
  • American company Cargill to invest US $200 million in Pakistan.
  • BASF and Adani Group signed MoU in petrochemical JV.
  • ECI appointed Dwivedi as CEO of Andhra Pradesh.
  • President appoints senior advocate Sanjay Jain as Additional Solicitor General in Supreme court.

17th January:

  • Yu Wensheng Wins Franco-German Human Rights Award.
  • Chennai’s Gukesh Crowned India’s Youngest Grand master.
  • India first electric cab service Blu Smart launched in Delhi.
  • Asian Cup: South Korea beat China to win group.
  • ISIS attack in Syria Kill 4 Americans.
  • Manu Sawhney Appointed New ICC CEO.

16th January:

  • ICICI Bank Appoints B Sriram, Rama Bijapurkar Independent Directors.
  • Stephen Constantine resign as coach of the Indian football team.
  • Veteran journalist Amanullah Kabir dies.
  • Andy Murray announces retirement from tennis career.
  • Detained Chinese lawyer Yu Wensheng wins Franco-German human rights award.
  • Ananth Narayanan Steps Down As Myntra-Jabong CEO.

15th January:

  • Army Day Celebrations In India today.
  • PM Narendra Modi awarded first ever Philip Kotler Presidential Award.
  • Su Tseng-chang appointed as Prime Minister of Taiwan.
  • Macedonia Renamed As ‘The Republic Of Northern Macedonia’
  • Government Launches ‘Womaniya on GeM’ Initiative.
  • Ashok Chawla resigned as chairman of TERI.
  • Yes Bank Appoints Brahm Dutt As Non-Executive Part-Time Chairman.

14th January:

  • PM releases commemorative coin and stamp on Sikh Guru Gobind Singh.
  • Kartik becomes youngest Indian to win junior world title.
  • Gulab Chand Kataria elected Leader of Opposition in Rajasthan Assembly.
  • Namita Gokhale wins Sushila Devi Literature Award.
  • Record-breaking heatwave to hit Australia’s south-east, restricting sporting events.
  • Centre has signed an agreement with five States for the Renuka dam.

13th January:

  • SRiX signed agreement with Cranfield University.
  • Karnataka State Cabinet approved four metro rail projects.
  • Centre launches 5-yr Plan To Combat Pollution In 102 cities.
  • Andhra Pradeshs seventh airport inaugurated at Orvakallu.
  • India’s 1st Manned Mission To Space By December 2021: ISRO.
  • Adi Godrej Conferred ICSI Lifetime Award.

12th January:

  • Ashok Chawla Resigned As NSE Chairman.
  • Renowned fiction writer Khalida Hussain passes away.
  • Su Tseng-chang Appointed PM of Taiwan.
  • Taliban Key Commander Sibghatullah Killed In Feryab.
  • Yes Bank Appoints Brahm Dutt As Non-Executive Part-Time Chairman.

11th January:

  • India’s Mary Kom becomes world’s top woman boxer.
  • Ex Israeli Minister Charged of Iran Spying to Serve 11 years.
  • Sheila Dikshit appointed as Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief.
  • Houthi drone targets senior Yemeni officers kills five solidors.
  • 21 killed as Taliban strom security posts in west Afghanistan.
  • Nicolas Maduro sworn in as Venezuela Prez for 2nd term amid economic crisis.

10th January:

  • 1st Ever Global Aviation Summit To Be Held In Mumbai.
  • Muhammad Salah retains African Player of the year award.
  • Jim Youg Kim steps down as President of World Bank.
  • Citizenship Amendment Bill 2021 Passed in Lok Sabha.
  • Interim Budget To Be Presented on 1 February.
  • MoU Signed Between Indian Army And PNB.

9th January:

  • Lok Sabha passed the ‘DNA Technology Regulation Bill, 2021’.
  • RJ Karamat Bhandari appoint chairman PHC.
  • Dr. Asad Majeed reaches US to take charge as Pakistan ambassador.
  • Vikram Misri takes charge as India’s new envoy to China.
  • DRDO receives Exhibitor of the Year Award.

8th January:

  • Lok Sabha passes Personal Laws (Amendment) Bill 2018.
  • Sheikh Hasina takes oath as Bangladesh PM.
  • 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards Presented in the USA.
  • India born Gita Gopinath joins IMF as 1st woman Chief Economist.
  • Government merged three Regional Rural Banks.
  • Saudi Arabia new regulation to get divorce notices over text.

7th January:

  • Rami Malek, Glenn Close win Best awards at Golden Globes 2021.
  • India win first-ever cricket Test series in Australia.
  • Journalist Dinu Randive conferred with lifetime achievement award.
  • Pentagon chief of staff Kevin Sweeney resigned.
  • Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards.

6th January:

  • NGT imposes Rs 100 Cr fine on Meghalaya govt.
  • Donald Trump Signs Asia Reassurance Initiative Act Into Law.
  • Arunima Sinha Becomes Worlds 1st Female Amputee To Scale Antarctica’s Highest Peak.
  • LS passed a Bill to amend the Aadhaar and Other Laws (Amendment) Bill.
  • China successfully tested its Mother of All Bombs.
  • Sudhir Bhargava appointed as the new CIC.

5th January:

  • Indian Arunima Sinha is first woman amputee to scale Mount Vinson in Antarctica.
  • China’s Chang’e 4 probe makes the historic landing on ‘Dark side’ of the Moon.
  • 27th New Delhi World Book Fair 2021 begins today.
  • National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) Amendment Bill Passed.
  • Governor Brown Swears In Justice Groban to California Supreme Court.
  • 2 Muslim women elected to USA congress.

4th January:

  • Indian Panorama Film Festival begins today.
  • Green-Ag Project- Transforming Indian Agriculture Launched.
  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated Indian Science Congress in Jalandhar.
  • Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: 1st ODI NZ won by 47 runs.
  • Improved LCA Tejas gets approved for production.
  • Veer Savarkar International Airport in Port Blair declared as authorized Immigration.

3rd January:

  • Home Ministry approved UPs proposal of renaming Allahabad as Prayagraj.
  • Cricket coach Achrekar passed away.
  • Israel and US officially withdraw from UNESCO over ‘anti-Israel’ bias.
  • Cabinet approved the amendment on Trade Unions Act.
  • India and Pakistan exchanges list of Nuclear Installations.
  • French World Cup champions awarded Legion of Honour.
  • Sudhir Bhargava is elected as Chief Information Commissioner of India.

2nd January:

  • Veteran Actor Kader Khan dies at 81 last rites in Canada.
  • Vinod Kumar Yadav appointed as Railway Board Chairman.
  • Smriti Mandhana wins ICC women’s cricketer of the year award.
  • National Nritya Shiromani Award 2021 for Anindita.
  • Axis Bank MD & CEO Shikha Sharma retires; Amitabh Chaudhry takes charge.
  • Taliban attacks in Northern Afghanistan kill 27 security officers.

1st January:

  • Sheikh Hasina becomes Prime Minister of Bangladesh for the third consecutive term.
  • Rishabh Pant first Indian wicket-keeper to claim 20 catches in Test series.
  • Germany approves USD 8 billion rail and road tunnel link to Denmark.
  • Transgenders can file sexual harassment case under IPC.
  • US Adventurer Completes 1st Unaided Solo Trek Across Antarctica.
  • PM Narendra Modi to inaugurate Indian Science Congress-2021 in Punjab.
  • Andhra Pradesh gets a separate high court from today.