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Current Affairs One-Liner: 31st January 2021

Published on January 31, 2021
  • The Central Government has approved ‘Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS)’ with a corpus of Rs 945 crore. It will become operational from 1st April 2021 and will be held till 2025. The scheme aims to provide financial support to startups. The scheme will be implemented by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change released the ‘National Marine Turtle Action Plan’ and ‘Marine Mega Fauna Stranding Guidelines’ with an aim to acknowledge the need for a conservation paradigm for marine turtles and marine megafauna. The documents will include guidelines to implement conservation actions which will be taken to protect marine turtles and mega fauna.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 31st January 2021
  • Books and Authors: Title of Book: ‘Soumitra Chatterjee: A Life in Cinema, Theatre, Poetry and Painting’ Author of Book: Arun Sengupta and Partha Mukherjee 
    • Title of Book: ‘Race With Me!’ 
    • Author of Book: Andre De Grasse and Robert Budd
  • Vaccine Maitri Initiative: It is launched by India to provide vaccines against COVID-19 to neighbouring nations.
  • HDFC Bank and CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd to launch the EMI (Equated Monthly Instalment) Service to help the business correspondents to collect HDFC bank’s EMIs at CSC across India. This will help customers to deposit their overdue amounts without visiting the bank.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of HDFC Bank: Mumbai
    • Tagline of HDFC Bank: We Understand Your World
    • MD and CEO of HDFC Bank: Sashidhar Jagdishan
  • Important Days and Themes: 31st Jan 2021: World Leprosy Day 
    • Theme for 2021: ‘Beat Leprosy, End Stigma and advocate for Mental Wellbeing’
  • TEJAS- A Visual Intelligence Tool: It is developed by National Informatics Centre Service Incorporated (NICSI), a PSU under NIC. This intelligence tool analyses data to transform the data into analysis and visualizations format for Government purpose. This tool will help central and state governments to have efficiency in taking policy decisions and in designing analytical reports. The TEJAS, Visual Intelligence Tool was launched by Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
  • Obituaries: Paul Crutzen: He was Noble Prize Winner in Chemistry.
    • Dr Shaibal Guptaa: He was an Economist.
  • 2021: Indo-French Year of the Environment
  • Framework for Strengthening Grievance Redress Mechanism in Banks--RBI
  • 2nd India Justice Report 2020
  • MoU signed Between CSIR and UT Ladakh


Q.1 What amount of corpus will be injected by GOI for ‘Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS)’?
a. Rs 900 crore
b. Rs 945 crore
c. Rs 865 crore
d. Rs 830 crore
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