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Business and Economy- Current affairs 27/01/21
This category of current affairs 27/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
India Pledges USD 150,000 to the UN Peacebuilding Fund
TS Tirumurti, the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations pledged USD 150,000 to the UN’s peacebuilding fund. According to Tirumurti, this is a token of India’s engagement to the fund’s activities and program.
IMF Projections on Economic Growth
In its recently updated World Economic Outlook (WEO) report, International Monetary Fund (IMF) projected the Indian economy to grow by 11.5% in 2021-22 and 6.8% in 2022-23; there was a negative contraction of 8.0% in 2020. China’s economy will grow by 8.1 percent in 2021 and 5.6% in 2022. The global economic growth is estimated to be 5.5% in 2021 and 4.2% percent in 2022. In IMF’s projections, India emerges as the fastest growing economy in 2021-22.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 27/01/21
This category of current affairs 27/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
India Among the top 10 Worst-Hit Countries by Climate Change in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021
In the Global Climate Risk Index 2021, India is placed among the top 10 countries worst affected by climate change. In the 16th edition of Global Climate Risk Index published by Germanwatch, India is ranked at 7th place. Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Bahamas are the top 3 countries in the list.
Green Tax to be Imposed on Old Vehicles
Road and Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari announced to impose Green Tax on old vehicles. This move is taken to curb pollution level. Moreover, electric vehicles and those running on alternate fuels like CNG, ethanol and LPG will be exempted from Green Tax. This tax will also be levied only on vehicles which are unfit for roads at the time of renewal of registration certification after 15 years.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 27/01/21
This category of current affairs 27/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
Matthew Wade Replaced by Alex Carey After He Dropped the Australia Test Squad
Matthew Wade has been dropped from Australia’s Test squad for the tour of South Africa. Alex Carey replaced Wade as Cricket Australia named a 19-man contingent for the Three-Test series. Moreover, Wade will travel to New Zealand with the T20I side for the five-match series. He will play this series with Australia and playing two tours at the same time. Besides Carey, the squad also includes four more uncapped players. The squad has Sean Abbott, Michael Neser, Mitchell Swepson and Mark Steketee.
Bharat Parv Begins on a Virtual Platform
Bharat Parv, a six-day patriotic fair showcasing the spirit of India and its glory, begins on 26 January 2021. Ministry of Tourism has organised virtually an annual event called Bharat Parv. This event celebrates the spirit of India with the overall theme focusing on the Atma Nirbhar Bharat and Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat. Ministry of Tourism started this event in the year 2016 and since then it organizes every year.
Under this virtual event, themed pavilions of States and Union Territories will showcase their tourism destinations. They will also show handicrafts, cuisine, and other features. The aim of the events is to generate patriotic fervour. It also showcases the rich and varied cultural of India. The event is organised in front of the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of Republic Day Celebrations.
World- Current affairs 27/01/21
This category of current affairs 27/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
Sri Lanka Virus Cremation Rule Violates Rights: Says UN Group
A group of UN experts has criticized Sri Lanka’s requirement. Sri Lanka asked for the cremation of dead victims of Covid-19 even it goes against a family’s religious beliefs. And also warned that decisions based on discrimination and aggressive nationalism could provoke hatred and violence. Some experts are part of the Special Procedures of the U.N Human Rights Council also said that rule amounts to a human rights violation.
To Form Stronger Government, Italian PM Resigns in Bid
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned from his current post leaving Italy rudderless as it battles the deadly coronavirus pandemic. However, he hoped to form a new government after weeks of turmoil in his ruling coalition. He tendered his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella. Moreover, the uneasy coalition has led Italy fatally weakened by the withdrawal of former premier Matteo Renzi’s. On Tuesday, Conte informed his cabinet that he would quit in what supporters said and were a move to form a new government.
‘Joe Biden to Pause Oil Drilling on Public Lands’
President Joe Biden is set to announce a wide-ranging moratorium on new oil and gas leasing on US lands. His administration now moves quickly to reverse Trump’s policies. Moreover, the plan has not been made been public and some details remain in flux. The announcement will also follow a 60-day suspension of new drilling permits for US Lands. Moreover, the announcement of the water halts new drilling on federal lands and end the leasing of publicly owned energy reserves.
Poland Registers Biggest Number of Yearly Deaths
The year 2020 statistics show that deaths spiked in Poland to a level unseen since World War II. The country also sharply declined the birth rates, attributed to the Covid-19 pandemic and some described it as a demographic crisis. The daily newspaper reported the weekly births and deaths in Poland. Poland has a population of more than 38 million and it registered 357,400 births last year. It was the lowest number since 2005, and around 486,200 deaths from the pandemic, the highest number registered since the war.
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