Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 27 2021
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1. International Customs Day: 26 January
The International Customs Day (ICD) is observed on 26 January every year. The day is celebrated to recognise the role of customs officials and agencies and focus on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.
This year International Customs Day theme: “Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal and Resilience”.
2. Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa wins second term
The incumbent President of Portugal, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has won a second five-year term after winning the 2021 Portuguese presidential election with a landslide victory. The 72-year-old former leader of the Social Democratic Party won 61 per cent of the total votes.
3. Indian Navy conducts exercise AMPHEX – 21 with Army and Air Force
A large-scale tri-service joint amphibious exercise AMPHEX – 21 was held in Andaman & Nicobar group of islands. The exercise involved the participation of troops of Army, Navy as well as the Indian Air Force.
4. India Ranks 7th in Global Climate Risk Index 2021 of Germanwatch
India has been placed among the top 10 most affected countries by climate change, in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 published by the Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch. India ranked as the seventh worst-hit country in terms of climate change in 2019.
India ranked as the seventh worst-hit country in terms of climate change in 2019.
5. CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan launches ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ for Girl Child
In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has launched a new scheme ‘PANKH Abhiyan’ on 24 January, to mark the occasion of National Girl Child Day.
The scheme has been launched under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme for the empowerment and growth of the girl child. The CM also announced scholarships worth Rs 6.47 crore for 26,099 girls under Ladli Laxmi Yojana.
6. India in third position in scientific publications after China, US: DST
India has seen an exponential increase in the number of scientific publications over the last 10 years and is in the third position globally after China and the US, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) said.
Of the 13,045 patents in 2017-18, as many as 1,937 were by Indians.
7. New M-sand Policy 2020 Rajasthan
The Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot announced Rajasthan’s new M-Sand policy, which is the government’s commitment to meet the amount of sand required for construction work.