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Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd January 2021

Published on January 23, 2021
  • Uttarakhand’s CM inaugurated First child-friendly police station of the state. The police station will work to provide a child-friendly environment for the children associated with crimes.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Uttarakhand: Trivendra Singh Rawat
    • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya
  • Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd has signed an agreement with Himachal Pradesh State Electricity Board Ltd (HPSEBL). The agreement is signed to upgrade the telecom connectivity in the hilly state.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 23rd January 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Power Grid: Gurgaon, Haryana
    • Lakes in HP: Brighu Lake, Khajjar Lake, Macchial Lake, Rewalsar Lake, Prashar Lake, Nako Lake
  • The Howrah-Kalka Mail is renamed as ‘Netaji Express’ as a tribute to freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
  • RBI imposed Rs 2 crore penalty on Standard Chartered Bank for the reason of non-compliance with certain directions issued by the central bank and delaying in submitting frauds report.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Standard Chartered Bank: London, UK
  • RBI state-owned SBI, HDFC Bank and ICICI Bank continue to be Domestic Systematically Important Banks (D-SIBs) which are ‘too big to fail’.
  • The Paytm Payments Bank Ltd (PPBL) in partnership with Suryoday Small Finance Bank Ltd launched the FD Services to its customers. Initially, the PPBL partnered with IndusInd Bank to offer FD services with a minimum investment of Rs 100. Thus PPBL has become India’s first payment bank to launch multi-partner FD Service.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of PPBL: Noida, UP 
    • HQ of Suryoday SFB: Mumbai
  • PM Narendra Modi released Rs 2691 crore of financial assistance support to the beneficiaries of Uttar Pradesh under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin.
  • Static Part: 
    • Thermal Power Plant in UP: Singrauli Super Thermal Power Plant, Rihand Super Thermal Power Project, Rosa Power Plant, National Capital Thermal Power Plant
  • Important Days and Themes: 23rd Jan: Parakram Diwas to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose
  • Indo-French Joint Exercise Desert Knight-21
  • SAAW (Smart Anti Airfield Weapon)
  • 7th MASCRADE 2021
  • Indian Army signed MoU with SIDM
  • Appointments and Resignation on 23rd January 2021


Q.1 When is Parakram Diwas observed?
a. 27th April
b. 5th March
c. 16th Feb
d. 23rd Jan
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