Daily Current Affairs: 6 January 2021

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Daily Current Affairs 6 January 2021

STATE NEWS

NDB extends $646 million for upgrading highway network, district roads in Andhra Pradesh
The New Development Bank (NDB) has decided to lend $323 million for two projects to be taken up in Andhra Pradesh. The Government of Andhra Pradesh will implement the Projects through the Roads and Buildings Department. The projects are aimed at widening of roads and reconstructing dilapidated bridges.

World Bank approves $105 million loan to improve Waterways in West Bengal
The World Bank has signed a $105 million project with the Government of India and the Government of West Bengal to improve the inland water transport infrastructure in Kolkata, West Bengal. The $105 million loans from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), has a maturity of 17 years, including a grace period of 7 years.

Uttar Pradesh govt launched Kisan Kalyan Mission to double farmers’ income
Uttar Pradesh government launched a special program named as Kisan Kalyan Mission for farmer welfare and to double the farmers income of the state.

Marathi Journalism Day being celebrated across Maharashtra
Marathi Journalism Day is being celebrated across Maharashtra. On 6th January 1832, Balshastri Jambhekar, who is known as the Father of Marathi Journalism, started the first newspaper “Darpan’ and since then this day is being celebrated as the Marathi Journalism Day in the state.

Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh become first states to complete One Nation One Ration Card reforms
Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh have become the first group of states to complete three out of the four citizen-centric reforms stipulated by the Ministry of Finance. The two states have completed the One Nation, One Ration Card Reforms, Ease of Doing Business Reforms and Urban Local Bodies Reforms.

Gujarat govt to cover 4000 villages under Kisan Suryoday Yojana by January
Gujarat Government will cover 4000 villages under the Kisan Suryoday Yojana by the end of this month. Kisan Suryoday Yojana was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat last year. Under this ambitious scheme, farmers are getting the day time agriculture power supply. Gujarat Government has planned to cover all the villages under this scheme by the end of 2022. Under this scheme, the state government is going to install new transmission lines and sub-stations at an estimated cost of Rs. 35 thousand crore in three years. The aim of this scheme is to protect the farmers from snakes and other wild animals during the night time.

NATIONAL AFFAIRS

Cabinet approves plan to send skilled manpower from 14 sectors to Japan
The Union Cabinet approved a memorandum of cooperation with Japan which will see India sending skilled manpower from 14 specialised sectors, including industrial machinery manufacturing, automobile maintenance and shipping, to the east Asian country. India has been talking about supplying skilled manpower to the global market by mapping the domestic skill training programs with that of the need of different countries.

Government to hold spectrum auction on 1 March
The government will conduct auction for radiowaves worth ₹3.92 lakh crore on 1 March, the department of telecommunications (DoT). It will carry out single auction to assign spectrum blocks in the 700MHz (megahertz), 800MHz, 900MHz, 1,800MHz, 2,100MHz, 2,300MHz and 2,500MHz bands.

Cabinet approves signing of MoC between India, Japan on partnership in ‘Specified Skilled Worker’
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between Indian and Japan on a Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System Pertaining to ‘Specified Skilled Worker’. The Memorandum of Cooperation would set an institutional mechanism for partnership and cooperation between India and Japan on sending and accepting skilled Indian workers, who have qualified the required skill and Japanese language test, to work in fourteen specified sectors in Japan.

India and France to hold their annual Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi
India and France will hold their annual Strategic Dialogue in New Delhi. National Security Advisor Ajit Doval will lead the Indian delegation while the French delegation will be led by Emmanuel Bonne, Diplomatic Advisor to the French President.

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan releases India report on LASI Wave-1 on virtual platform
Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan today released India report on Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI) Wave-1 on the virtual platform. LASI is a full-scale national survey of scientific investigation of the health, economic, and social determinants and consequences of population ageing in India.

Sagarmala Seaplane Service (SSPS) Launched by Union Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways
The Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways is launching the Sagarmala Seaplane Service (SSPS). The Ministry is beginning the operation of Seaplane Services on specific routes under the framework of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) through potential airline operators. One such Seaplane Service has been operating between Kevadia and Sabarmati Riverfront in Ahmedabad in October 2020.

BANKING & FINANCE

Paytm now offers personal loans in 2 minutes
India’s leading digital financial services platform Paytm has introduced Instant Personal Loans on its platform to facilitate access to credit services to the masses. The service can be availed 24X7, round the year even on public holidays and weekends. Paytm is the technology and distribution partner for NBFCs and would help them expand the reach and adoption of loan services to salaried individuals, small business owners and professionals. The loans would be processed and disbursed by NBFCs and banks.

BUSINESS & ECONOMY

World Bank Released Global Economic Prospects Report
World Bank Released Global Economic Prospects Report according to the report, the Indian economy will contract by 9.6% in 2020-21. The Indian economy will recover by 5.4% in 2021-22. India’s economic contraction will be mainly attributed to the sharp decline in household spending and private investment. According to data from the Indian Economic Monitoring Center, during the covid-19 pandemic, more than 500,000 salaried people lost their jobs.

Chingari partners with Dekko to introduce infotainment on its platform
Indian application Chingari has entered a collaboration with short video news app Dekko to introduce infotainment to its users. With this partnership, the short video-sharing platform aims at introducing a more accessible, sharable, and credible news video content. The partnership with Dekko will give Chingari users access to global breaking and trending news. This tie-up is designed to specifically serve the Hindi speaking consumers across the globe.

KVIC signs MoU with ITBP for supply of 1,72,000 cotton durries every year
Khadi and Village Industries Commission signed MoU with Indo-Tibetan Border Police, ITBP for supply of 1,72,000 cotton durries every year. The total value of these durries is eight crore 74 lakh. The agreement has been signed for one year which will be renewed thereafter. The development comes after Home Minister Amit Shah gave instructions to the paramilitary forces to encourage local products to support the Atma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyan. The cotton durries will be produced by Khadi artisans in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS

Lt Gen Shantanu Dayal to take charge as Deputy Chief of Army Staff
Lt Gen Shantanu Dayal has been named the new Deputy Chief of Army Staff (DCOAS). Lt Gen Dayal is the Corps Commander of the Tejpur based 4 Corps. He will take the place of Lt Gen SS Hasabnis who superannuated on December 31 as soon as his replacement arrives.

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Japan to launch the first wood-based satellite by 2023
Japan’s Sumitomo Forestry company and Kyoto University aims to launch the world’s first wood-based space satellite by 2023 to combat the problem of space junk. According to the European Space Agency (ESA) statistical model, there are more than 130 million pieces of anthropogenic space debris—waste residue due to human activities—smaller than a millimetre around our planet. The debris can travel at a speed of more than 22,300 mph and can impact other satellites.

OBITUARY

World Cup winning hockey player Michael Kindo passes away
Olympic bronze and World Cup-winning hockey player Michael Kindo passed away. He played 3 Men’s Hockey World Cup in 1971,1973 & 1975 where India bagged bronze, silver & gold medals. He also represented in 1972 Olympic Games where India secured a bronze medal. Kindo received the Arjuna Award in 1972.

 

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