Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 19 2021
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1. Former Union Minister and Industrialist Kamal Morarka passes away
Former Union minister and noted industrialist Kamal Morarka has passed away. He served as the Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office under Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar from 1990 to 1991.
2. Vishwavir Ahuja re-appointed as RBL Bank chief
The board of directors of RBL Bank has approved the re-appointment of Vishwavir Ahuja as the Managing Director and CEO of the bank for three years. The re-appointment is with effect from June 30, 2021, to June 29, 2024.
3. Carolina Marin wins Yonex Thailand Open badminton tournament 2021
Reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin bolstered her chances of defending her title in Tokyo later this year after claiming the Thailand Open in Bangkok over top seed Tai Tzu-Ying. The Yonex Thailand Open Super 1000 badminton tournament was held from 12 January 2021 to 17 January 2021.
4. Yoweri Museveni wins sixth term as Uganda’s President
Uganda’s incumbent President Yoweri Museveni has been declared as the winner of the country’s presidential election for 2021. Museveni secured 58.64 per cent of the total votes cast, to win the sixth term as the President.
5. India and Japan inks MoC to promote movement of skilled workers
India and Japan signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) a Basic Framework for Partnership for Proper Operation of the System Pertaining to Specified Skilled Worker (SSW), to promote the movement of skilled workers from India to Japan.
6. Harsh Vardhan chairs 148th session of WHO Executive Board
Dr Harsh Vardhan, Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare digitally chaired the 148th session of WHO Executive Board, through Video Conference. The 148th session of the Executive Board has been organised from 18-26 January 2021.
7. Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sport & Youth festival 2021 begins
In Ladakh, the inaugural edition of the Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sport & Youth Festival 2021 kicked off on 18th January 2021. The 13- Day Zanskar Winter Sports Festival aims to open a new arena in Ladakh for adventure and Nature loving tourists and a boost for local Youth to hone up their skills in winter sports to represent India.
8. GoI decides to celebrate January 23 as Parakram Diwas
The birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, on January 23, as ‘Parakram Diwas’ every year, the Ministry of Culture announced. The day is celebrated to honour and remember Netaji’s indomitable spirit and selfless service to the nation.
9. TRIFED and IFFDC sign MoU to promote livelihood generation of tribal people
The Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India- TRIFED and Indian Farm Forestry Development Co-Operative Ltd- IFFDC on January 18, 2021, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work together for the livelihood generation of the tribal people.
10. Dr. Harsh Vardhan chairs 148th session of WHO Executive Board, says 2021 to be Year of Global Solidarity
Dr. Harsh Vardhan chaired the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board through a video conference on January 18, 2021.
During the session, the Union Health Minister said that recent breakthroughs on COVID-19 vaccines instill optimism and offer a ray of hope and this ray of hope needs to reach everyone, especially the poor & vulnerable who have been adversely impacted by the pandemic.