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Nation and Politics- Current affairs 28/01/21
This category of current affairs 28/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Uttar Pradesh Becomes First State to Have Two Airstrips on Expressways
The construction of 3300-metre long airstrip near Kurebhar on Purvanchal Expressway in Uttar Pradesh has been completed. With this, UP has become first state to have two expressway airstrips for landing and take-off of fighter planes. The state also has an airstrip on Lucknow-Agra Expressway. Moreover, state government said that newly constructed airstrip can be used to land all categories of aircraft.
Ayu Samwad Campaign Launched to Raise Awareness About Ayurveda
All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) under AYUSH ministry of central government launched an awareness campaign Ayu Samwad. The campaign in the form of lecture series will make people aware about Ayurveda principles and the theme ‘Ayurveda for Covid-19 pandemic’. Moreover, the campaign will be held from 26 January 2021 to 30 April 2021 across India.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 28/01/21
This category of current affairs 28/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
TCS Continues to be Among the Top 3 Most Valuable Global IT Services Brands
Indian Tech Company TCS is ranked third in most valued IT services brands globally after Accenture and IBM. Apart from TCS, three other companies Infosys, HCL and Wipro are also among the top 10 list. Brand value of TCS saw a rise of $ 1.425 billion making a 10% growth compared to the previous year.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 28/01/21
This category of current affairs 28/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
Punjab Beats Karnataka in Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy
Punjab booked its spot in the final four stages of the gripping Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy. The state has defeated champions Karnataka by nine wickets at the Motera Stadium. Siddharth Kaul for his three-wicket haul and Prabhsimran Singh’s unbeaten 49-run knock received the spotlight for their victory. Following the win, Punjab has reached to the semi-finals.
On the other hand, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Baroda, Bihar, and Rajasthan have reached the knockout stage. Now, Punjab will face the winner of the Baroda-Haryana match in the second semi-final.
Kolkata’s First ‘Young Readers’ Boat Library
The Transport Corporation of West Bengal has introduced the First Young Readers’ Boat Library. Transport Corporation has started this library in collaboration with a heritage bookstore. It has been set up on a boat on the Hooghly River making it first of its kind initiative. The reason behind this initiative is that one can read books while appreciating the beauty of Kolkata. It will also host some activities like storytelling and poetry sessions. The library will also organise dramatized readings, poetry sessions, music and book launches.
Moreover, it will provide the options for children to choose from a selection of 500 titles in English and Bengali. It will also provide people a three-hour-long trip.
Bangladesh Forces Took Part in Republic Day Event
On 26th of January, India celebrated its Republic day every year. Similarly, the country celebrated its 72nd Republic Day. Though, the Republic Day Parade this year was muted amid the COVID-19 pandemic and no chief guest was invited. But this year, Bangladesh Army contingent marched down the Rajpath.
They participated in the parade to mark the completion of 50 years of the liberation of Bangladesh from Pakistani rule. The world has rarely witnesses the military campaign like India-Pakistan war of 1971 and it was one of the finest military victories.
World- Current affairs 28/01/21
This category of current affairs 28/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
Nepal Government Launches Covid Vaccination Drive with Vaccines Gifted by India
On Wednesday, Nepal launched a nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive with one million doses of vaccine provided by India. India gifted the vaccines under grant assistance in sync with its “Neighbourhood First” policy. Moreover, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli inaugurated the vaccination campaign at his residence at Baluwatar. Doctors of government hospitals and front-line health workers received first shot of the vaccine.
US President Joe Biden Warns Beijing Over Expansionism in Multiple Messages
In multiple calls and statements, Biden and his top security officials have underscored support for allies like Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Moreover, he signaled Washington’s rejection of China’s disputed territorial claims in those areas.
Indonesian Volcano Erupts, Emitting Hot Ash Three Kilometres Away
Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupted on Wednesday. It is the one of the world’s most active volcanoes. The eruption was strong and released a huge cloud of smoke and ash that billowed down the sides of its rumbling crater. Moreover, the volcano shot hot ash into the air around three dozen times throughout the day. Some ash and dust particles travelled as far as three kilometres (two miles) away from its peak.
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