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Daily Current Affairs Online 02 January 2021

Current Affairs Online 2 January 2021

Daily Current Affairs Online 02 January 2021

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1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs) under Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC) at 6 sites across 6 States via video conference.

  • Light House projects across 6 States were in Uttar Pradesh, Tripura, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh
  • Narendra Modi announced the winners under Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators (ASHA)- India and awarded annual awards for excellence in implementation of PMAY-U Mission; PMAY-U: Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban
  • Narendra Modi released a certification course on innovative construction technologies named NAVARITIH which means New, Affordable, Validated, Research Innovation Technologies for Indian Housing

2) Surgeon Vice Admiral Rajat Datta appointed as Director-General, Armed Forces Medical Services

  • Rajat Datta graduated from Armed Forces Medical College, Pune and completed his MBBS in 1982, was commissioned into AMC on 27 Dec 1982
  • Rajat Datta is also appointed as Honorary Surgeon to the President of India from 01 Feb 2020

3) DRDO observed the 63rd Foundation Day ie., 1st January; Chairman of DRDO met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and presented a model of Akash Missile System, which is recently cleared for export.

  • DRDO established in 1958 with 10 laboratories to enhance the research work in the Defence sector, objective to design and develop cutting edge defence technologies for Indian Armed Forces.
  • Present Chairman of DRDO: G Satheesh Reddy

4) India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $10 million project readiness financing (PRF) to expand horticulture production and farm household income in the hill state of Himachal Pradesh.

  • Pilot activities of the project to be implemented in 7 districts of Himachal Pradesh. PRF also supports the establishment of a water user association (WUAs) on completed irrigation schemes and enhancing women’s participation

5)India and Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $ 231 million loan to augment electricity generation capacity in the state of Assam through the construction of a 120 MW hydroelectric power plant

  • Its 3rd tranche (portion of money) loan for the ongoing Assam Power Sector Investment Programme which was approved by the ADB Board in July 2014.

6) International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) become an Associate Member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

  • IOSCO is the international organization that brings together the world’s securities regulators, covering more than 95% of the world’s securities markets, and is the global standard-setter for the securities sector.
  • IFSCA established on April 27, 2020, under the International Financial Services Centres Authority Act, 2019 headquartered at GIFT City, Gandhinagar in Gujarat.

7) Union Minister Petroleum and Natural Gas, Dharmendra Pradhan launched Missed Call Facility for LPG consumers refill booking for all India and for a new connection for Bhubaneshwar City.

  • Indian Oil LPG customers Phone number 8454955555 for refill booking
  • Dharmendra Pradhan also rolled out the 2nd phase of world-class premium grade petrol (Octane 100) which branded as XP100 by Indian Oil in 7 more cities including Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Indore and Bhubaneswar
  • XP100 first phase was rolled out on 1st December 2020 in 10 Indian cities.
  • XP100 is of world-class quality which would enhance the efficiency of High-speed cars

8) Suneet Sharma took charge as new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Railway Board and ex-officio Principal Secretary to Government of India.

  • Prior to this Suneet Sharma worked as General Manager, Eastern Railway
  • He was graduated from IIT Kanpur, joined the Indian Railways in 1979 as a Special Class Apprentice

9) Draft of 5th National Science Technology and Innovation Policy finalized and made available for public consultation.

  • The policy drafted through a process of consultations during last 6 months objective to bring profound changes through short, medium and long-term mission mode projects by building a nurtured ecosystem that promotes research and innovation on the part of both individuals and organizations.
  • Policy draft opened for suggestions, comments and inputs till 25 January 2021

Current Affairs 2nd Jan 2021 Objective Questions

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Q) Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a certification course on innovative construction technologies is named as?
a) NAVARITIH – New, Affordable, Validated, Research Innovative Technology for Indian Housing
b) NAVARITIH – New, Affordable, Validated, Recycle Innovation Technologies for Indian Housing
c) NAVARITIH – New, Affordable, Validated, Research Innovation Technologies for Indian Housing
d) NAVARITIH – New, Affordable, Validated, Research Innovation Techies for Indian Housing

Q) Who is the new Director-General of Armed Forces Medical Services?
a) Rajat Gupta
b) Rajat Datta
c) Rajinth Datta
d) Rajat Dathu

Q) DRDO observing its 63rd foundation on 1st Jan 2021, Who is the Present Chairman of DRDO?
a) Suneet Sharma
b) Sajal Prakash
c) G Satheesh Reddy
d) M V Gowtama

Q) Who is the new Chairman of Railway Board?
a) Suneet Sharma
b) Sajal Prakash
c) G Satheesh Reddy
d) M V Gowtama

Q) Indian Oil rolled out world-class premium grade petrol (Octane 100) which branded as?
a) XP100
b) ZP100
c) CP100
d) XXP100

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