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Business and Economy- Current affairs 29/01/21
This category of current affairs 29/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
Boeing Received Licence from the US to Offer its F-15EX Fighter Jet to IAF
The US government granted license to Boeing to supply its F-15EX multi-role combat jet to the Indian Air Force. The F-15EX is the latest and most advanced version of the multi-role combat aircraft of the F-15 aircraft models. Strong defence ties are existent between the two nations with India having bought over $20 billion worth of weapons in the last 15 years from the US.
Corruption Perception Index 2020: India Ranked 86 Among 180 Countries
India drops by 6 ranks to 86th position among 180 nations in Corruption Perception Index 2020. The index ranks the countries and territories by their perceived levels of corruption in public sector using a scale of 0 to 100. Scoring 0 refers to highly corrupt while 100 refers to very clean. India jumped by only one point to score 40 since 2019. This is also below the average score of Asia-Pacific region (31 nations).
Moreover, China stands at 78th position with a score of 42. Pakistan stands at 144th. Denmark and New Zealand topped with equal scores of 88, followed by Switzerland, Finland, Sweden and Singapore scoring 85 each. Somalia and South Sudan are at the bottom (12 each).
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 29/01/21
This category of current affairs 29/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Beating Retreat Ceremony 2021: India to Commemorate 50 Years of Victory Against Pakistan
In the Beating Retreat ceremony this year, India will commemorate 50 years of victory against Pakistan in 1971 war. The ceremony will be held on 29 January 2021 at historic Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. The event will feature a new composition ‘Swarnim Vijay’ to mark five decades of India’s triumph.
Prime Minister Reviews Projects in 35th PRAGATI Meeting
Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the 35th PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation) meeting on 27 January 2021. During the meeting, PM reviewed several projects worth Rs 54675 crores. As per PMO statement, Modi directed officials to ensure expeditious resolution of issues hindering infrastructure projects.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 29/01/21
This category of current affairs 29/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
Airtel Becomes First Operator in India to Test 5G Network
Bharati Airtel tested 5G network on 28 January 2021 over a commercial network in Hyderabad. With this, it became the first telecom operator in India to demonstrate its readiness for 5G services. The company used spectrum sharing technology to operate 5G network.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 29/01/21
This category of current affairs 29/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
Indian Cab Driver’s 19-Year-Old Son Makes it to Australia Squad
The son of Punjabi immigrant farmers, Tanveer Sangha at the age of 19, has become the only second person of Indian origin to make it to the Australian men’s national cricket team. Tanveer is a leg-spinner. For the Australia-New Zealand T20 series in February this year, he will take part in the 18-man squad.
Oscar-Winning Actress Cloris Leachman Passed Away at the Age of 94
Cloris Leachman, an American actress who had won Oscar as a best-supporting actress in 1971, died on January 27, 2021. She was 94 years old when she died in her sleep of natural causes at her home in Encinitas, California. Her career spanned more than seven decades. She also won several awards including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in ‘The Last Picture Show’ in 1971.
Moreover, Leachman had won many accolades, including eight Primetime Emmy Awards from 22 nominations. After this, she became the most nominated and, most awarded actress in Emmy history along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus.
Dr. Marcus Ranney Launches His Book ‘At the Human Edge’
Dr. Ranney launched his new book which he titled as ‘At the Human Edge’. The book observes the human body’s amazing physical ability to adapt to extreme conditions. According to Dr. Ranney, these tough times were appropriate to launch this book. Moreover, he launched his inspiring non-fiction book on January 27, amidst great fanfare at the Ministry of New (Fort, Mumbai). Industry stalwarts and business leaders also attended the event.
World- Current affairs 29/01/21
This category of current affairs 29/01/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
Biden Likely to Keep Trump’s Favourite Space Force
Donald Trump trumpeted Space Force as a creation for the ages in the last moments of his presidency. However, President Joe Biden has quickly undone other Trump initiatives but this space-faring service seems likely to survive. Although, the new administration will push it lower on the list of defense priorities. Biden is not stopping this Space Force because elimination would require an act of Congress.
UK Shuts World’s Busiest International Route by Banning Direct Flights from UAE
Britain bans direct passenger flights to and from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, this action will shut down the world’s busiest international airline route from Dubai to London. The nation was also adding the United Arab Emirates, Burundi, and Rwanda to its coronavirus travel ban list. Moreover, U.K. Transport Minister Grant Shapps said that British, Irish, and third-country nationals with residence rights must be self-isolated for ten days at home.
Pakistan Received Geographical Indicator Tag for its Basmati Rice
Pakistan has paved a way for creating a local registry for the particular strain of rice. The country received the Geographical Indicator (GI) tag for its Basmati. Moreover, Pakistan makes a case in the international market, as the country fights a case in the EU against India.
China Warns Taiwan That Independence Means War and Toughens Language
On Thursday, China toughened its language towards Taiwan and warn it after recent stepped-up military activities near the island. Moreover, China clearly said that independence means war and its armed forces will act in response to provocation and foreign interference.
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