Current Affairs consist of two words. ‘Current’ means ‘recent or day to day’ and ‘Affairs’ means ‘events or issues’. It is important to know what is going on around the world, so we provide a dose of general knowledge on daily basis. We try to keep you updated with the current affairs of 05/01/21 that will inform you about the recent happenings in the world. Owing to its importance and dynamic nature, current affairs is a section that is present in every competitive exam. So, we provide information from all the fields whether it is economy and business, nation and politics, sports and books, or world news.
This section also provides important information regarding education including the notifications of SSC, NDA, UPSC, etc. Reading daily current affairs will help aspirants gaining more knowledge as exams conducted for jobs and interviews also contain questions on general awareness.
Business and Economy- Current affairs 05/01/21
This category of current affairs 05/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
Jack Ma is Missing Since October
Chinese billionaire Jack Ma has reportedly not been seen since October when he had criticized the ruling Communist regime in China. The Alibaba founder also did not appear in the final episode of his own talent show, ‘Africa’s Business Heroes’.
Price Hike of Steel Manufacturers
Post lockdown, steel prices maintained an uptrend. From 1st December onwards Indian steel mills raised steel prices by around Rs 2000-2500 per tone. JSW Steel and JSPL hiked prices by Rs 2,500 – Rs 2,700 per tonne and ArcelorMittal Nippon Steel (AMNS) hiked by around Rs 2,500 – Rs 2,750 per tonne effective from the date. This increase in prices however brews discontent among raw material industries.
Lifeline Express is Presently Stationed in Badarpur, Assam
The Lifeline Express or Jeevan Rekha Train is India’s only and the World’s first hospital train. A collaboration of the Impact India Foundation (IIF), Indian Railways (IR) and the Health Ministry, the train is equipped with world-class modern medical facilities. Patients from across the country are treated free of cost on the train.
Shanghai-Based Company Gets Contract Worth Rs 1,126 Crore for Delhi-Meerut Rail Tunnel
Amidst India-China standoff in Ladakh, Chinese MNC Shanghai Tunnel Engineering Company Limited (STEC) receives a contract in Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit System corridor by the National Capital Region Transport (NCRTC). Asian Development Bank will provide the funds to this project, whose guidelines allow all member countries to participate in the bidding. The Shanghai-based firm which was the lowest bidder won the contract to build the 5.6-kilometre underground stretch from New Ashok Nagar to Sahibabad.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 05/01/21
This category of current affairs 05/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
India Assumed UN Security Council Membership for Eighth Time
The nation India along with four other countries joined the UN Security Council (UNSC) on 4th January 2021. The country assumed the membership for eighth time. Mexico, Ireland, Norway and Kenya along with India hold the non-permanent seats in the council for two years. US, China, Russia, Britain and France are the permanent members and hold veto power.
UP Government to Launch Kisan Kalyan Mission
Uttar Pradesh government is going to launch Kisan Kalyan Mission on 6th January, 2021. Exhibition of agriculture and related sectors and other programs will be organized during this mission. The scheme will double the income of state’s farmers. Under this mission, government will also facilitate 100 progressive farmers from each district.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 05/01/21
This category of current affairs 05/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
National Metrology Conclave: PM Laid Foundation Stone For National Environmental Standards Laboratory
PM Narendra Modi inaugurated National Metrology Conclave on 4th January 2021. During the conclave PM dedicated National Atomic Timescale and Bharatiya Nirdeshak Dravya Pranali (Certified Indian Reference Material Program) to the country. He also laid the foundation stone for National Environmental Standards Laboratory in the event. While addressing during the event, he said that Indian products should be accepted globally by ensuring customer satisfaction.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 05/01/21
This category of current affairs 05/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
INDIA vs AUSTRALIA: KL Rahul Ruled Out of Border-Gavaskar Trophy
Indian batsman KL Rahul ruled out of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Rahul injured his wrist while batting in the nets on Saturday. The wicketkeeper-batsman will not be available for the remaining two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
Moreover, he needed about three weeks’ time to recover completely and regain full strength. BCCI also stated that Rahul will now return to India and head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further rehabilitation of his injury.
Delhi Government to Set Up Tamil Academy
Delhi government recently announced that it is going to establish a Tamil Academy. The aim for establishing the academy is to protect the Tamil language and culture. Moreover, the Ex-Councilor N Raja will be the vice chairman of this Tamil Academy.
The newly created Tamil Academy will organise Tamil language classes and give new awards. It also organise cultural events to promote and recognise literary works in Tamil. Tamil was the first language to be classified as a classical language in India. It is also the official language of Tamil Nadu.
World- Current affairs 05/01/21
This category of current affairs 05/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
To Keep White House, We’ll ‘Fight Like Hell’: Donald Trump
In north Georgia US President Donald Trump is urging Republican voters to turn out and vote in Tuesday’s special election. The election will determine which party controls the Senate. Moreover, at a rally in Dalton, Trump said that the stakes in this election could not be higher. Trump also warned a boisterous crowd of several thousand supporters about Democrats winning control of the Senate.
Scotland to Enter Full Lockdown From Tuesday
From Tuesday onwards, people of Scotland legally required to stay at home, Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said that. Some exceptions will be there for essential reasons to curb a renewed surge of coronavirus infections. Sturgeon also said that Scotland will be placed in lockdown for at least the whole of January. This is important to do so to ease the pressure on hospitals and intensive care units.
Under The new lockdown rules will be similar to those imposed during the first peak of the pandemic in spring. People can go out for exercise but can only meet one other person from another household. School will remain shut until February except for children of key workers and children under social care.
Niraj Antani an Indian-American Sworn-In as Ohio Senator
Niraj Antani has sworn-in as Ohio’s senator, making him the first Indian-American to serve in the state’s Senate. From the 6th District, Mr Antani a 29 years old, elected to the Ohio state Senate. Mr Antani said that he is so grateful to represent the community in which he born and raised as a State Senator. Now, he will serve a full four-year term. Moreover, formerly Antani served as State Representative for the 42nd Ohio House District since 2014.
Mexico Approves AstraZeneca-Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine
On Monday, Mexico authorized the emergency use of coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford. Deputy health minister tweeted that Mexican regulators had approved the vaccine. He also said that vaccine could be available in March. It is the second coronavirus vaccine authorized by Mexico, after began a mass immunization program using the Pfizer-BioNTech shot.
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