Today GK Head lines 23 January 2021

1. Home Minister Amit Shah to chair Plenary session of North Eastern Council Meeting in Shillong

2. Nation pays homage to Netaji on his birth anniversary

3. Six India cricketers get SUVs from Anand Mahindra after historic win in Australia
4. Govt. uses Rapid Assessment System, RAS for taking feedback from people vaccinated for COVID-19

 

5. MoU signed between Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, IIT Roorkee

6. Innovative low-cost intervention tackles water supply challenges in Maharashtra towns

7. Myanmar receives 1.5 mn doses of COVID-19 vaccine gift from India

8. President of India Unveils A Portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose to Mark the Beginning of a Year-Long Celebrations to Commemorate 125th Birth Anniversary Year of Netaji
 

9. PM distributes allotment certificates in Sivasagar, Assam

10.Commissioning Ceremony of III Batch BSc (H) Nursing College of Nursing, Army Hospital (R&R) Delhi Cantt

11. Final stage of Union Budget 2021-22 commences with Halwa Ceremony

12. Ministry of Tourism organises ‘Dekho Apna Desh’ Webinar on “Relevance of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in 21st Century”

 

13. India- Bangladesh hold Joint Steering Committee meeting on power sector

14. China marks Wuhan lockdown anniversary amid a steady rise in COVID numbers

15.Myanmar Committed to Rohingya repatriation under 2017 agreement

 

16.Canada’s Governor General Julie Payette stepped down
17. Myanmar Committed to Rohingya repatriation under 2017 agreement

18. Mongolia PM quits, blames president over Covid protests

 

Synopsis

National


Strong India following Netaji's footsteps, from LOC to LAC: PM

Kolkata: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose would have been proud to see that the country has become strong and is following his footsteps from the Line of Control (LoC) to the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

 

With 14,256 fresh cases, India's COVID-19 tally climbs to 1,06,39,684

New Delhi: With 14,256 fresh cases, India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 1,06,39,684, while 1,03,00,838 patients have recuperated so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 96.81 per cent, according to the health ministry.


Rahul Gandhi assures revisiting GST when Cong is voted to power at Centre

Coimbatore: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said the his party is committed to reconceptualising the Goods and Services Tax regime if voted to power at the Centre and assured ushering in a ''One tax, minimum tax.''

 

Govt to continue ban on Chinese apps including Tiktok

The government has sent notices to Chinese apps, including Tiktok, that the order to block them will be continued.

 

Delhi Police has given nod to farmers' tractor parade on Jan 26, claim protesting unions

The Delhi Police on Saturday gave permission to protesting farmer unions to hold their tractor parades on January 26 in the national capital, farmer leaders claimed.

 

Arunachal Guv urges Centre for infra devpt along India-China border

Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) B D Mishra on Saturday requested the Centre to initiate measures for the development of infrastructure along the India-China border in the state.

 

ED arrests 2 after raids against Maharashtra MLA in PMC Bank fraud case

The Enforcement Directorate has arrested two people following raids on the premises of a firm promoted by a Maharashtra MLA for alleged "illegal diversion of bank funds" in the Rs 4,300-crore PMC Bank fraud and money laundering case, official sources said on Saturday.

 

Declare Netaji birth anniversary national holiday: Mamata urges Centre

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid homage to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary and urged the Centre to declare January 23 as a national holiday.

 

Flight services hit in Kashmir due to snowfall

The air traffic to and fro Kashmir was affected on Saturday in the wake of snowfall in most parts of the valley, officials said.

 

 

International

At 78 and the oldest president, Biden sees a world changed

Washington: When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated US chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever.

 

UN: Violence in Sudan's Darfur killed 250, displaced 100,000

Tribal clashes in Sudan''s Darfur region have killed at least 250 people and displaced more than 100,000 people since erupting earlier this month, the UN refugee agency said.

 

Larry King, broadcasting giant for half-century, dies at 87

Larry King, the suspenders-sporting everyman whose broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a half-century, died Saturday. He was 87.

 

Mexico president OKs states acquiring vaccines

Mexico President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has given state governors permission to acquire coronavirus vaccines on their own.

 

New UK variant of coronavirus may be more deadly, says Boris Johnson

London: Early evidence suggests the variant of coronavirus that emerged in the UK towards the end of last year may be more deadly, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said.

 

Biden administration to review US-Taliban deal

The Biden administration has said it will review the US-Taliban deal to assess whether the militant group is reducing violence in keeping with its side of the agreement in the Afghan peace accord.

 

Trump impeachment trial in Senate to begin on Feb 8

The United States Senate would begin the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on February 8, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

 

Brazil receives vaccine cargo from India amid supply concern

Brazil''s government has received 2 million doses of coronavirus vaccine from India, but experts warned the shipment will do little to shore up an insufficient supply in South America''s biggest nation.

 

 

Business

Customary 'Halwa Ceremony' kickstarts process of compilation Budget documents

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur and senior officials of the finance ministry on Saturday participated in the symbolic ''Halwa Ceremony'' that marks the beginning of compilation of budget documents.

 

Coal India says geared up to meet any surge in fuel demand from power sector

State-owned Coal India Ltd on Saturday said that it is well geared to meet any surge in demand for coal from the power sector.

 

Petrol, diesel prices touch all-time highs

New Delhi: Petrol and diesel prices in the country touched new all-time highs after rates were increased for the fourth time this week.

 

Odisha registered 55pc increase in exports in FY21 so far: Patnaik

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said the state has registered 55 per cent increase in exports in the current fiscal so far, despite the COVID-19 pandemic and global headwinds.

 

Apollo Hospitals raises Rs 1,170 cr through allotment of shares to QIBs

Healthcare major Apollo Hospitals on Saturday announced raising Rs 1,169.99 crore through allotment of shares to the qualified institutional buyers (QIBs).

 

 

Legal

#MeToo: Ramani's allegations of sexual misconduct false, Akbar reiterates before Delhi court

New Delhi: Former union minister M J Akbar reiterated before a Delhi court that the allegations of sexual misconduct made by journalist Priya Ramani against him were "fabricated and false".

 

Kerala HC dismisses habeas plea of 'spiritual guru' for release of woman from parents custody

The Kerala High Court has dismissed a habeas corpus plea filed by a 52-year-old man claiming to be a "spiritual guru" seeking release of a 21-year-old woman from the custody of her parents terming her as his "spiritual live-in-partner".

 

Court grants bail to police official's son in case of candidates' impersonation in constable exams

A court here granted bail to the son of a Delhi Police official on Saturday in a case of alleged impersonation of candidates in an examination conducted for recruitment of constables.

 

PIL in SC seeks direction to Centre to fill vacancies in tribunal on money laundering

A PIL seeking a direction to the Centre to fill vacant posts of the chairperson, members and other staff at the Appellate Tribunal Prevention of Money Laundering Act (ATPMLA) in the national capital has been filed in the Supreme Court.

 

NGT directs UP govt to take action against unregulated solid waste dumping in Yamuna flood plains

The National Green Tribunal has directed the authorities in Uttar Pradesh to take action against unregulated dumping of solid waste in the Yamuna flood plains, noting that steps taken for handling the waste are not adequate.

 

 

Entertainment

Tom Hanks-starrer 'Bios' to release in August

Los Angeles: Veteran actor Tom Hanks'' upcoming sci-fi feature "Bios" has been delayed by four months.

Varun Dhawan-Natasha Dalal wedding: Actor and guests reach Alibaug

 

Preparations are in full-swing at Alibaug''s luxurious resort The Mansion House where Bollywood star Varun Dhawan is set to tie the knot with fashion designer Natasha Dalal.

 

Madhur Bhandarkar begins shoot of next 'India Lockdown'

National award-winning director Madhur Bhandarkar on Saturday said he has commenced shoot of his next film "India Lockdown".

 

Brie Larson to star in, executive produce Apple series 'Lessons in Chemistry'

Actor Brie Larson is set to star in and executive produce drama series "Lessons in Chemistry". The show has landed a straight-to-series order at Apple TV Plus. According to Variety, "Erin Brockovich" writer

 

Susannah Grant will pen the series and also serve as executive producer.

John Krasinski to host Jan 30 episode of 'Saturday Night Live'

Actor John Krasinski will be making his debut as a host on NBC''s "Saturday Night Live".

 

 

Sports

England bowl Sri Lanka out for 381 in 2nd test

Galle: England bowled Sri Lanka out for 381 runs on day two of the second test after the tail showed stubborn resistance.

 

Mohammedan Sporting eye full points against RoundGlass Punjab

Mohammedan SC will be looking for their second win of the season when they take on RoundGlass Punjab in their fourth match of the Hero I-League at the Kalyani Municipal Stadium here on Sunday.

 

With morale running high, Aizawl FC aim for win over Indian Arrows

After recording their first victory in this season''s I-League, sixth-placed Aizawl FC would aim to continue their winning form when they cross swords with bottom-placed Indian Arrows here on Sunday.

 

Mbappe brace as PSG routs Montpellier 4-0, Pochettino back

Paris: Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino made a surprising return to watch Kylian Mbappe snap a four-game scoreless run with two goals as the league leaders crushed 10-man Montpellier 4-0.

 

Wolves given FA Cup fright by 6th-tier side before advancing

Separated from Chorley by 109 places in the English football pyramid, Wolverhampton didn''t only manage a single goal in its 1-0 win. The Premier League millionaires also only managed a single shot the goal against the part-timers from the sixth tier.

 

Dream run of Indian doubles pairs end with semifinal defeat at Thailand Open

The Indian mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa produced a spirited performance before going down narrowly to top seeds Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai in the semifinals of the Toyota Thailand Open here on Saturday.

 

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