Current Affairs Daily Digest – January 30 2021
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1. India’s First ‘Gender Park’ in Kerala’s Kozhikode
The Kerala government is all set to launch Rs 300 crore three-tower ‘Gender Park’ in Kozhikode. The park will become functional on the occasion of the second edition of the International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE-II). The park will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Kerala, Pinarayi Vijayan, in between February 11-13 that will also mark the inauguration of the second edition of ICGE-II.
2. India ranks 10th in ‘Asia-Pacific Personalised Health Index’
India ranked 10th out of 11 Asia Pacific countries in a newly-launched health index to measure the progress towards personalised healthcare. Singapore(1st), Taiwan (2nd), Japan (3rd) and Australia (4th) also performed well in overall readiness. These include Policy Context, Health Information, Personalised Technologies and Health Services.
3. Airtel announces 5G ready network in Hyderabad
Bharti Airtel took an edge by becoming the first telecom operator in India to demonstrate 5G services successfully. Bharti Airtel announced that it orchestrated live fifth-generation (5G) service over a commercial network in Hyderabad.
4. Oscar winning-actor Cloris Leachman passes away
Oscar winning-actor Cloris Leachman has passed away. The late star was known as one of Hollywood’s most prolific performers having won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and eight Primetime Emmy Awards.
5. ISRO to launch city college’s academic satellite
ISRO chairman K Sivan is likely to inaugurate the ‘SriShakthiSat’ ground station at Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology in Coimbatore. The station will help monitor the satellite developed by the institute, which is set to be launched by the ISRO. A satellite communication lab was established in the college in 2010.
6. Environment Minister releases National Marine Turtle Action Plan
National Marine Turtle Action Plan has been recently released by the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) in New Delhi. The Ministry also released the ‘Marine Mega Fauna Stranding Guidelines’ along with the Marine Turtle Action Plan.
7. Microsoft launches its new Taj Mahal inspired Engineering Hub
Tech major Microsoft has launched its new India Development Center (IDC) facility in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. The new centre will serve as a leading hub for driving advanced engineering and innovation. The centre will build on Microsoft’s commitment to tap India’s world-class engineering talent and create solutions for a global impact.
8. Centre Approves ‘Startup India Seed Fund Scheme’
The Central Government has approved the Rs 945-crore ‘Start-up India Seed Fund Scheme’ (SISFS), which aims to provide financial assistance to start-ups for the product trials, market-entry, proof of concept, prototype development and commercialization.
9. 5th Joint Meeting of the India-Japan Act East Forum
The 5th joint meeting of the India-Japan Act East Forum (AEF) was held in New Delhi. The meeting was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary Shri Harsh Vardhan Shringla, and Suzuki Satoshi, Ambassador of Japan to India.
10. 73rd Martyrs’ Day observed on 30 January
Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas is observed every year on January 30 in the memory of Mahatma Gandhi, who was assassinated at Gandhi Smriti in the Birla House by Nathuram Godse in 1948. The day is observed to remember the sacrifices made by freedom fighters in the struggle for India’s independence and to pay our respects to them.
11. L&T Bags contract for Bullet Train Project
The Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has bagged a contract worth Rs 1390 crore for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. This project is India’s first such project. L&T has bagged the contract for the project from the National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL).
12. Dhannipur Mosque Project launched in UP
Dhannipur Mosque project was officially launched on the 5 acres of land in Dhannipur Village, Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on Republic Day. The Uttar Pradesh government allocated the land in accordance with the instructions of the Supreme Court in the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title suit.
13. Indo-French Alliance for Environment
Indo-French alliance moves towards the “Green Planet” year. The Union Environment Minister, together with his French Prime Minister, launched the Indo-French Environment Year.
The Union Environment Minister, together with his French Prime Minister, launched the Indo-French Environment Year. The basic goal is to strengthen cooperation between India and France in sustainable development, increase the effectiveness of actions that are conducive to global environmental protection, and make them more well-known.