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Current Affairs One-Liner: 22nd January 2021

Published on January 22, 2021
  • ‘Radio Hills-Youngistan Ka Dil’: It is the name of Himachal Pradesh’s first online youth radio station. It was inaugurated by CM of Himachal Pradesh, Jairam Thakur.
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    • Dams in HP: Bhakra Dam (Sutlej River), Pong Dam (Beas River), Chamera Dam (River Ravi)
  • Airtel Payments Bank launched ‘Airtel Safe Pay’ to protect its customers from online money frauds. This feature offers high security for digital transactions.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 22nd January 2021
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    • HQ of Airtel Payments Bank: New Delhi
    • CEO of Airtel Payments Bank: Anubrata Biswas
  • Government of Gujarat announced that it has renamed Dragon Fruit as ‘Kamalam’. The name is given because of the shape of the fruit. The announcement was made at the launch of Chef Minister Horticulture Mission which is a scheme to boost horticulture in unproductive areas of the state.      
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    • National Park and Wild Life Sanctuaries in Gujarat: Blackbuck NP, Marine NP, Vansda NP, Balaram Ambaji WLS, Gir Forest NP-WLS, Khijadiya Bird Sanctuary, Mitiyala WLS, Indian Wild Ass WLS
  • Lasith Malinga: He is Sri Lankan Cricket Player ad has announced retirement from franchise cricket. He won’t be playing for IPL Mumbai Indians after this retirement decision. 
  • India’s Bharat Dynamics Limited and Thales, a French Multinational Company has signed an agreement to work on STARStreak Air Defence System. 
  • Obituaries: Mata Prasad: He was Former Governor of Arunachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.
    • Unnikrishnan Namboothiri: He was Malayalam Actor.
  • Pact Signed for Submarine Rescue Report—By India and Singapore
  • MoRTH Signed MoU with DRDO
  • 1st Virtual India-EU Maritime Security Dialogue
  • ‘AURA’ Credit Card—Axis Bank
  • 16th Global Risks Report 2021

Questions: 

Q.1 Which state government announced the renaming of Dragon Fruit as ‘Kamalam’? 
a. Gujarat
b. Kerala
c. Goa
d. Kerala

Q.2 Unnikrishnan Namboothiri, who passed away recently belonged to which profession?
a. Union Minister
b. Environmentalist
c. Actor
d. Space Scientist
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