Current Affairs Jan 7th & 8th 2021 || Useful for all Competitive examinations - AP & Telangana

 



1.     TRIFED (Tribal federation of India Limited under Ministry of Tribal affairs & Akhila bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram signed an MOU for the establishment of TRIFOOD parks in 5 districts of Madhyapradesh.

TRIFOOD parks: These parks are the venue to sold all tribal products for the people.

 

 

2.     The world bank has signed a INR 767 Crores project to improve water transport in West Bengal state.

Main Objective: To improve freight operation on sea ways, To improve passenger safety.

CM: Mamata Banerjee || Governor: Jagdeep Dhankhar

 

 

3.     Former Indian Football player Abhisek Yadav Appointed as AIFF ( All India Foot ball Federation) Deputy general secretary. This is the first time in AIFF history that a former player has been appointed in a high ranked position.

 

 

4.     Faustin-Archange Touadera has been re-elected as president of Central African Republic for 2nd term.

Central African republic Capital: Bangui

Currency : CFA Franc

 

 

5.     Union Railway Minister has launched its first kind of “ Freight Business Development Portal”. This portal enables customers to know the status about their freight and also to increase more transparency of availability of freights in India Railways.

Railway Minister: Piyush Goyal

6.     Year 2020 is the 8th Warmest Year in India since 1901. The “ Statement on climate of India during 2020”  has said that the year 2020 is the 8th warmest year.

Director of General of Metrology: Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra || HQ: New Delhi.

 

 

7.     Former Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Vilas Patil Undalkar passed away at the age of 82 years.

 

8.     World Orphans Day is observed on 6 January 2021

 

 

 

9.     PM Inaugurates Rewari –Madar freight corridor section of WFDC to carry “Double stack container train Operation”

 

Double stack Container Train: This track is more stronger that a goods train will carry heavy goods which is 4 times more heavier than normal goods train

 

 

10) Worlds Largest Floating Solar Energy Project at MP set to begin Power     Generation by 2022-2023

This is a very big project which is going to be constructed on Omkareshwar dam on Narmada River in Khandwa  District of Madhya Pradesh with 600 MW Solar Energy. This project is going to provide cheap and good quality of power in upcoming 2 years.

Important Dams: Gandhi Sagar Dam(Chambal river) Indira Sagar Dam( Narmada River).

11) IRDAI has mandated General Insurance companies to offer 3 standard Insurance Products – Bharat Griha Raksha, Bharat Sookshma Udyam Suraksha & Bharat Laghu Udyam Suraksha.

> Bharat Griha Raksha – For home building and home contents

> Bharat Sookshma Udyam Suraksha – For enterprises where the total value of risk was covered for 5 crore

> Bharat Laghu Udyam Suraksha – For enterprise risk for 5 crore  and up to 50 crore.

IRDAI Chairman: Subhash C. Khuntia || HQ : Hyderabad, Telangana.

 

 

12) Sanjay Kapoor has been elected as the president for “All India Chess Federation” 

 

 

13) RBI Manager R Giridharan authored his debut book “Right Under your Nose”

 

 

14) Ravi Shastri has released a book “India 71-Year Test. The journey to Triumph in Australia” which was penned by R Kaushik.

 

 

15) AL Goswami has been appointed as the chief justice of AP High Court. He succeeded Maheshwari.




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