Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 22 2021
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1. Andaman and Nicobar Command to conduct joint military exercise ‘Kavach’
The Indian Army is to conduct a large scale joint military exercise Kavach in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. The exercise is to be held under the aegis of Andaman and Nicobar Command. The Joint Military Exercise Kavach will involve Indian Navy, Indian Army, Indian Air Force and Indian Coast Guard.
2. SBI, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank remain as (D-SIBs)
The RBI state-owned SBI, along with private-sector lenders ICICI Bank and HDFC Bank continue to be Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs) or institutions which are ‘too big to fail’. SBI, ICICI Bank, and HDFC Bank continue to be identified as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), under the same bucketing structure as in the 2018 list of D-SIBs.
3. CM to inaugurate first child-friendly police station of U’khand
Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Trivendra Singh Rawat will inaugurate the first child-friendly police station of Uttarakhand, which is meant to provide a friendly environment to children associated with crimes. The child-friendly police unit has been set up in the Dalanwala police station with a budget of about Rs 5 lakhs on the recommendation of the Child Protection Committee of Uttarakhand.
4. Malayalam actor Unnikrishnan Namboothiri passes away
Veteran Malayalam actor, Unnikrishnan Namboothiri has passed away while contracting COVID-19. He made his acting debut in 1996 with Desadanam. However, he became a household name among the Malayalam film audience for his performance as a witty grandfather in Kalyanaraman (2002).
5. Axis Bank launches Aura Credit Card with health, wellness benefits
Axis Bank has unveiled a credit ‘AURA’ exclusively loaded with several health and wellness benefits for its users at an affordable price. Axis Bank has partnered with Poshvine to offer benefits and specialists such as Decathlon, Practo, Fitternity, IndushealthPlus, 1MG etc., to offer a complete and unique health & wellness solution to the cardholders.
6. Cabinet approves Rs 5,282-cr investment for 850 MW Ratle project on Chenab river
The Union Cabinet has approved 850 megawatts (MW) Ratle hydropower project worth an Rs. 5281.94 crore on Chenab river in Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir. The project is being implemented under the Centre’s plan to expedite strategically important hydropower projects in the union territory post its reorganization.
7. SEBI imposes ₹1 crore fine on HDFC Bank for invoking securities of BRH
SEBI has imposed a fine of ₹1 crore on HDFC Bank for invoking securities pledged by stockbroker BRH Wealth Kreators and violating its interim order. The bank was also directed to transfer ₹158.68 crore along with 7% interest per annum in a separate escrow account. In 2019, SEBI had directed BRH to desist from undertaking activities in securities market.
8. China overtakes Germany to run world’s largest current account surplus: Ifo
China overtook Germany as the country with the world’s largest current account surplus in 2020, according to a survey by the Ifo Institute. China’s current account surplus more than doubled to $310 billion in 2020 while that of Germany shrank for the fifth straight year to $261 billion. With a current account surplus of $158 billion, Japan came third.
9. Karnataka CM Yediyurappa launches Avalokana software
The Karnataka Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa recently launched Avalokana software. The software will enable the state government to access data on expenditures and sanctions incurred on 1,800 programmes.
10. MeITY and AWS announced Quantum Computing Applications Lab in India
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has announced the establishment of a Quantum Computing Applications Lab in partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). The move will give select researchers, scientists access to Amazon’s Bracket cloud-based quantum computing service.