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Current Affairs One-Liner: 27th January 2021

Published on January 27, 2021
  • 69th meeting of North Eastern Council (NEC): It was held in Shillong, Meghalaya. The meet was inaugurated and chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The meet was held to have a discussion about the projects undertaken for the welfare of North East India.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Meghalaya: Conrad Kongkal Sangma
    • Governor of Meghalaya: Satya Pal Malik
    • Union Minister of State for development of North Eastern region (IC): Jitendra Singh
  • 19th Joint Steering Committee Meet between India and Bangladesh: It was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh to boost the cooperation between both nations in the energy sector. India was represented by Power Secretary Sanjiv Nandan Sahai and Bangladesh was represented by Md. Habibur Rahman.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 27th January 2021
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    • Capital of Bangladesh: Dhaka
    • Currency of Bangladesh: Taka
  • Important Days and Themes: 26th Jan: International Customs Day
    • Theme for 2021: Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal and Resilience
  • China: It has become the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2020. It has overtaken the United States for the same. The report for this was released by UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development).
  • Static Part: 
    • Capital of China: Beijing
    • Currency of China: Renminbi
    • HQ of UNCTAD: Geneva, Switzerland
  • Aqua Rejuvenation Plant ( ARP): It is the name of the first-ever wastewater treatment technology model for irrigation developed by Council for Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI). The technology model will help to purify the waste water and reuse it for irrigation and farming applications. 
  • Awards and Recognition: Dr Rajendra Kumar Bhandari: He was awarded Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021 under the individual category for contribution to disaster management.
    • Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society (SEEDS): It was awarded Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021 under the institutional category for contribution to disaster management.
  • SpaceX: It has recently successfully launched 143 satellites in a single mission and has thus created a new world record for same. It launched its ambitious rideshare mission named Transporter-1 which carried 143 small satellites. It made use of Falcon 9 rocket for this mission.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of SpaceX: California, USA
    • CEO of SpaceX: Elon Musk
  • 16th Global Climate Risk Index 2021
  • AMPHEX – 21
  • 'PANKH Abhiyan'—Madhya Pradesh
  • Bharat Parv-2021
  • Ayushman Bharat Health Scheme for CAPF

Question: 

Q.1 Where was 69th meet of North Eastern Council (NEC) held which was chaired by Union Home Minister Amit Shah?
a. Sikkim
b. Nagaland
c. Meghalaya
d. Assam
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