Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 26 2021
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1. Indian Railways’ longest freight train ‘Vasuki’ sets a new record
The South-East Central Railways (SECR) zone in Chhattisgarh breaks its own previous record by successfully operating the longest ever freight train by amalgamating five rakes of goods trains as one unit of around 3.5 km. Named as ‘Vasuki’, it covered the distance of 224 km between the railway stations of Bhilai and Korba and took about seven hours.
2. Haridwar teen Shrishti Goswami to be one-day CM of Uttarakhand
Shristi Goswami, a nineteen-year-old Haridwar-based student, become the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for one day on National Girl Child Day. She is a student of BSc Agriculture, lives in Daulatpur village in Roorkee, Haridwar. The move has received the nod of Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.
3. BSF launches Operation ‘Sard Hawa’ at Rajasthan border
The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched “Operation Sard Hawa” on the western international border of Rajasthan. The Operations aims to check the instances of infiltration due to the dense fog cover in the region and increase security on the border areas in Jaisalmer.
4. Republic Day 2021: India celebrates its 72nd Republic Day
The nation celebrated the 72nd Republic Day with a grand military parade and exhibition of its history, cultural diversity and strategic weaponry at the Rajpath, Delhi. This day is celebrated by all Indians and 26th of January has been declared as a national holiday by the government of India.
5. UP Government launches ‘Udyam Sarathi App’ for Youths
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath has launched the ‘Udyam Sarathi App’ on the occasion of the 71st Foundation Day of the state, on 24 January 2021. The app will enable the youths to get every information related to self-employment and the job industry, across the state.
6. India, UK to strengthen international cooperation against cross-border terrorism
The 14th meeting of the India-United Kingdom Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism was held virtually on January 21-22, 2021, under which both nations strongly condemned terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.
7. China overtakes US as largest recipient of FDI in 2020
China surpassed the US as the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2020, with $163 billion of inflows. The US attracted $134 billion in inflows last year, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) said in a report. In 2019, China had received $140 billion in inflows while the US received $251 billion.
8. National Flag unfurled at Rajpath as India celebrates 72nd Republic Day
The Tricolour was unfurled at Rajpath in the presence of President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day. A 21-gun salute was presented by Ceremonial Battery of 223 Field Regiment following the unfurling. Earlier, PM Modi paid tribute to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the National War Memorial.