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Business and Economy- Current affairs 01/02/21
This category of current affairs 01/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
Cranes Deported from India to Iran
India granted two 140-tonne cranes for loading and unloading equipment to Iran in order to push Chabahar port’s development. The cranes are a part of the Mobile Harbour Cranes (MHC) consignment with Italy worth $25million.
Union Budget 2021-2022
The Union Budget 2021-2022 is going to be released on February 1. A contraction of 7.7% is estimated in the fiscal year. The budget is set to boost the pandemic-hit economy along with measures for tax cuts and increasing spending in infrastructure and healthcare. Besides in its annual report on Indian economy, a growth projection of 11% is also made for the year.
India Underwent a Loss of $2.8 Billion in 2020 Due to Internet Shutdowns
India suffered the heaviest negative economic impact in the world in 2020 due to Internet shutdowns. The curb of over 8,927 hours cost $2.8 billion of loss to India. This fact comes in a report by a UK-based privacy and security research firm, Top10VPN that checked Web access among 21 countries the previous year. It was found that India bore a loss almost double the combined losses borne by the other 20 countries with over 75 times imposed restrictions on the Internet in 2020.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 01/02/21
This category of current affairs 01/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Kerala’s Gender Park to Become Functional from February
Gender Park developed in Kozhikode by Kerala Government to become functional from February 2021. The three-towered campus of Gender Park is constructed at a cost about Rs 300 crore. It is said to be first of its kind initiative in the country to promote gender equality and gender justice. It will also help in building an ecosystem for women entrepreneurs. Gender museum, gender library, amphitheatre and convention centre will be launched also under the first phase of the park.
Farmers’ Protest: Freelance Journalist Detained, Lookout Notices Against Farm Leaders
For the Red Fort violence during tractor march on Republic Day, Delhi Police has sent lookout notices to farm leaders. Delhi Police is filing cases against the farm union leaders under Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and IPC sections of sedition as per a statement. On 30 January, Police also detained freelance journalist Mandeep Punia from Singhu Border. Police claimed that the journalist misbehaved with the SHO and tried to dismantle the barricades. Arrest of the media person has sparked an outrage over social media platforms.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 01/02/21
This category of current affairs 01/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
Microsoft Launched India Development Centre (IDC) in Uttar Pradesh’s Noida
The tech-giant Microsoft has launched India Development Centre (IDC) in Noida, Uttar Pradesh. Moreover, the advanced engineering and innovation hub is designed on the architecture of the Taj Mahal. After Bengaluru and Hyderabad, it is Microsoft’s third development centre in India.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 01/02/21
This category of current affairs 01/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
14 Years Later, Dinesh Karthik Leads Tamil Nadu to T20 Victory for the Second Time
In this season, Tamil Nadu went on a stellar march, as they won seven matches on the bounce all through efficiently orchestrated run-chases. Moments after Shahrukh Khan trained Lukman Meriwala through an extra-cover for a boundary to seal the victory, the cameras focused on Dinesh Karthik.
Dinesh Karthik was Tamil Nadu’s 22-year-old captain who led them to the title in the inaugural edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in 2006-07. More than 14 years later, Karthik continues to be the undisputed leader of this team, as they secured their second domestic T20 crown on Sunday.
Republic Day Parade 2021 Awards
The Union Sports Minister, Kiren Rijiju has presented the Republic Day Awards for 2021 Parade Tableaux. In the parade of 72nd Republic Day, 32 tableaux have participated out of which 6 tableaux were from the Defence Ministry. Moreover, 9 were from other ministries, departments, and paramilitary forces.
Uttar Pradesh received the award for best tableau out of a total of 32. The theme of the UP tableau was ‘Ayodhya: Cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh’. On the other hand, Tripura stood at the second position in the best tableau. The Tripura tableau displayed the eco-friendly traditions to achieve self-reliance in the socio-economic parameters. Moreover, Uttarakhand Tableau displayed the theme of the ‘Dev Bhoomi– the Land of the Gods’ and received the title of the third-best tableau.
Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations
Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, will inaugurate the virtual Chauri Chaura Centenary celebrations on February 4, 2021. The Chauri Chaura incident took place at Chauri Chaura in Gorakhpur district of modern Uttar Pradesh on February 4, 1922. The celebration will continue for a year. On this occasion, the Prime Minister will also release a postal stamp. The Prime Minister will dedicate the stamp to the centenary year of the Chauri Chaura incident. Moreover, the families of martyrs and freedom fighters will also join the celebrations.
World- Current affairs 01/02/21
This category of current affairs 01/02/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
16 Chinese Covid-19 Vaccines are Undergoing Clinical Trials
As the countries around the world increases the demand for the Covid-19 vaccines, China said that it has added the number of vaccines which are undergoing clinical trials. The China increases the number from 11 to 16 of Covid vaccines to step up supplies at home and abroad. China is also conducting clinical trials of 16 COVID-19 vaccines. Out of 16 vaccines, seven candidates have entered phase-III trials and even one has conditionally hit the market. However, currently China is vaccinating people at home and some countries abroad with two vaccines. Moreover, the World Health Organisation (WHO) is reviewing the trials of both the vaccines.
India Demands Appropriate Action Against Perpetrators as Statue of Mahatma Gandhi was Vandalized in US
Unknown miscreants broke and ripped the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in a park in the US state of California. Also, they have vandalized the statue from the base that evokes a strong response from India. Now, India demands a thorough investigation and appropriate action against those who are responsible for this despicable act.
Germany Expects 5 Million Vaccine Doses in Next 3 Weeks
Germany in the next three weeks will receive at least 5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines. The Health Ministry says on Twitter that Germany has already received 3.5 million doses and administered 2.2 million shots in the past five weeks. Although, Health Minister Jens Spahn says drug makers will deliver Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines in the three weeks. Moreover, nearly half a million people of the country had received both shots of vaccines.
Myanmar’s Journey Back to Military Rule
After relinquishing de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s nearly five-decade iron grip on the country, Myanmar’s military has detained her. The military has now staged a coup in the country. In 2010 the junta holds elections in early November. But the military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) claims victory. Moreover, the NLD and many other parties refuse to take part and observers do not consider the poll free or fair.
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