January GK 2021
 

 

Awards

The renowned santoor player who has been conferred the Tansen Samman 2020 by Madhya Pradesh government – Satish Vyas

 

Defence

The bilateral air exercise by Indian Air Force and French Air and Space Force conducted at Air Force Station, Jodhpur from 20.01.21 to 24.01.21 – Ex Desert Knight-21

India's first indigenous 9mm machine pistol jointly developed by DRDO and Indian Army in a record time of 4 months is named – Asmi

The second edition of biennial pan-India coastal defence exercise conducted on 12 and 13 January 2021 involving 13 coastal states and UTs was named – Sea Vigil-21

 

Persons

The well known playback singer and singer of religious songs and hymns who passed away on 22.02.2021 – Narendra Chanchal

The permanent representative of Fiji to the United Nations who has been elected as the President of the UN Human Rights Council for 2021 – Nazhat Shameem Khan

The veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Gujarat and Union External Affairs Minister who passed away on 09.01.2021 – Shri Madhav Singh Solanki

The former Home Minister of India, Governor of Bihar and veteran Congress leader who passed away on 02.01.2021 – Shri Buta Singh

The new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Railway Board who has taken over from Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav – Shri Suneet Sharma

The legendary mountaineer and decorated army officer (nicknamed Bull) who passed away on 31.12.2020 – Colonel Narendra Kumar

 

Places

The city in which Elon Musk owned electric vehicle company Tesla has opened its first centre in India – Bengaluru

The place in Haryana from where the world's first double stack long-haul container train to New Kishanganj in Rajasthan – New Ateli

The place in Uttarakhand where India's first pollinator park was inaugurated by renowned butterfly expert Peter Smetacek – Haldwani

 

Sports

The Secretary of BCCI who has been selected as the Asian Cricket Council succeeding Nazmul Hasan of Bangladesh – Jay Shah

The place in Jammu and Kashmir where Khelo India Ice Hockey tournament being held from 06.01.2021 – Chiktan

The former Indian hockey player and part of 1975 World Cup winning team who passed away on 31.12.2020 – Michael Kindo

 

 

Miscellaneous

The train running between Howrah and Kalka which has been renamed Netaji Express as a tribute to freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose – Howrah-Kalka Mail

In order to honour Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Govt of India has decided to observe his birth anniversary on 23rd January every year as – Parakram Diwas

The bike-based casualty vehicle developed by Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences of DRDO and handed over to CRPF is named – Rakshita

The rank of India in the Henley Passport Index 2021, which is topped by Japan and Singapore – 85

The theme of National Youth Day observed on 12.01.2021 (Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda) –

 

Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building

India's first cow dung paint with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties launched by Union Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari is named – Khadi Prakritik Paint

The theme of 16th Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas observed in virtual format on 09 Jan 2021 – Contributing to Atmanirbhar Bharat

The Russian ice-breaking cargo vessel which has been chartered to take the 40th Indian expedition team to Antarctica on 05 Jan 20201 from Goa – MV Vasiliy Golovnin

 

New President and Vice-President of the USA

President : Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (born 20.11.1942)

46th President of United States of America

Sworn in by: Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts

Political party: Democratic Party

Served as Vice-President from 2009 to 2017 under President Barack Obama

Oldest sitting President of the USA

Vice-President: Kamala Harris (born 20.10.1964)

49th Vice-President of the USA

First female, first African-American and first Asian-American to become the Vice-President

 

Republic Day Celebrations

Highlights

1. Lt Gen Vijay Kumar Mishra led the RD parade as Parade Commander.

2. Vintage aircraft Dakota and the latest addition the Rafale featured in the flypast during the RD parade.

3. Flt Lt Bhawna Kanth became the first female fighter pilot to be a part of RD parade.

4. Marching contingent and band of Bangladesh Army participated in the RD parade.

5. Jat Regimental Centre Marching Contingent has been adjudged as the best marching contingent among the three services.

6. Delhi Police Marching Contingent has been chosen as the best marching contingent among Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and other auxiliary forces.

7. Among the tableaux of States/Union Territories (UTs) Uttar Pradesh, Tripura and Uttarakhand were chosen 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively.

8. Department of Biotechnology was chosen the best tableau among the Central Ministries/Departments/CAPFs/other auxiliary forces.

9. Special prize was given to the tableau of Central Public Works Department (CPWD).

10. Combined performance of Mount Abu Public School and Vidya Bharti School has been adjudged best school performance while the consolation prize went to Delhi Tamil Education Association Schools.

 

51st International Film Festival of India

Venue: Goa

Opening Film: Another Round by Thomas Vinterberg

Closing Film: Wife of a Spy by Kiyoshi Kurosawa

Best Film (Golden Peacock) Award: Into the Darkness directed by Anders Refn

Best Director Award (Silver Peacock): Chen-Nien Ko for ‘The Silent Forest’

Best Actor (Male) (Silver Peacock): Tzu-Chuan Liu for The Silent Forest

Best Actor (Female) (Silver Peacock): Zofia Stafiej for I Never Cry

Special Jury Award (Silver Peacock): Kamin Kalev for February

The ICFT –UNESCO Gandhi Medal: 200 Meters by Ameen Nayfeh

Lifetime Achievement award: Vittorio Stonraro (Italian cinematographer)

Country in focus: Bangladesh

Indian Personality of the Year: Biswajeet Chatterjee

IFFI 51 Special Mention Award: Kripal Kalita for Assamese film Bridge.

Best Debut Director: Brazilian Director Cássio Pereira dos Santos, for Valentina

 

Subhash Chandra Bose Aapda Prabandhan Puraskar 2021

Sustainable Environment and Ecological Development Society: Institutional category

Dr. Rajendra Kumar Bhandari : Individual category

 

Dr. Vishwanathan Shanta

Born :11.03.1927; Death : 19.01.2021

Renowned Oncologist and Chairperson of Adyar Cancer Instittute

Awards

1. Ramon Magsaysay Award (2005)

2. Padma Vibhushan (2016)

3. Padma Bhushan (2006)

4. Padma Shri (1986)

 

India Innovation Index 2020

Released by NITI Aayog Edition: Second

Rank

State

Major States

1.

Karnataka

2.

Maharashtra

UT and City States

1.

Delhi

2.

Chandigarh

NE and Hill States

1.

Himachal Pradesh

2.

Uttarakhand

 

Padma Awards 2020

Padma Vibhushan

1. Public Affairs: Shri Shinzo Abe

2. Art: Shri SP Balasubramaniam (Posthumous)

3. Medicine: Dr. Belle Monappa Hegde

4. Science and Engineering: Shri Narinder Singh Kapany (Posthumous)

5. Others-Spiritualism: Maulana Wahiduddin Khan

6. Others-Archaeology: Shri B.B. Lal

7. Art: Shri Sudarhshan Sahoo

 

Padma Bhushan

1. Art: Ms. Krishnan Nair Shantakumari Chithra

2. Public Affairs: Shri Tarun Gogoi (Posthumous)

3. Literature and Education: Shri Chandrashekhar Kambara

4. Public Affairs: Ms. Sumitra Mahajan

5. Civil Service: Shri Nripendra Misra

6. Public Affairs: Shri Ram Vilas Paswan (Posthumous)

7. Public Affairs: Shri Keshubhai Patel (Posthumous)

8. Others-Spiritualism: Shri Kalbe Sadiq (Posthumous)

9. Trade and Industry: Shri Rajnikant Devidas Shroff

10. Public Affairs: Shri Tarlochan Singh

 

Padma Shri

Art

1. Shri Gulfam Ahmed

18. Shri K Kesavasamy

2. Shri Rama Swamy Annavarapu

19. Shri Ghulam Rasool Khan

3. Shri Subbu Arumugam

20. Shri Lakha Khan

4. Ms. Bhuri Bai

21. Ms. Sanjida Khatun

5. Shri Radhe Shyam Barle

22. Shri Vinayak Vishnu Khedekar

6. Shri Biren Kumar Basak

23. Ms. Lajwanti

7. Shri Peter Brook

24. Shri Ramachandra Manjhi

8. Shri Gopiram Bargayn Burabhakat

25. Shri Dulal Manki1. Shri Rewben Mashangva

9. Shri Narayan Debnath

26. Shri KK Ramachandra Pulavar

10. Ms. Dulari Devi

27. Shri Kanaka Raju

11. Ms. Radhe Devi

28. Ms. Bombay Jayashri Ramnath

12. Shri Wayan Dibia

29. Shri Satyaram Reang

13. Shri Parshuram Atmaram Gangavane

30. Shri Kartar Paras Ram Singh

14. Ms. Purnamasi Jani

31. Shri Kartar Singh

15. Matha B. Manjamma Jogati

32. Shri KC Sivasankar (Posthumous)

16. Shri Damodaran Kaithapram

33. Ms. Nidumolu Sumathi

17. Shri Maheshbhai & Shri Nareshbhai Kanodia (Duo) (Posthumous)

34. Shri K Kesavasamy

 

Literature and Education

1. Shri Prakasarao Asavadi

13. Shri Chandrakant Mehta

2. Shri Dharma Narayan Barma

14. Shri Solomon Pappaiah

3. Shri Sujit Chattopadhyay

15. Shri Nanda Prusty

4. Shri Srikant Datar

16. Shri Balan Putheri

5. Shri Dadudan Gadhavi

17. Shri Chaman Lal Sapru (Posthumous)

6. Shri Jai Bhagwan Goyal

18. Shri Roman Sarmah

7. Shri Jagadish Chandra Halder

19. Shri Arjun Singh Shekhawat

8. Shri Mangal Singh Hazowary

20. Shri Ram Yatna Shukla

9. Shri Namdeo C Kamble

21. Ms. Mridula Sinha (Posthumous)

10. Shri Rajat Kumar Kar

22. Shri Kapil Tiwari

11. Shri Rangasami Lakshminarayana Kashyap

23. Father Valles (Posthumous)

12. Shri Nicholas Kazanas

24. Ms. Usha Yadav

 

Medicine

1. Dr. Rattan Lal Mittal

6. Shri Ashok Kumar Sahu

2. Dr. Chandrakant Sambhaji Pandav

7. Dr. Bhupendra Kumar Singh Sanjay

3. Dr. JN Pande (Posthumous)

8. Dr. Dilip Kumar Singh

4. Dr. Krishna Mohan Pathi

1. Dr. Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan (Posthumous)

5. Dr. Dhananjay Diwakar Sagdeo

 

 

Others

1. Shri Ali Manikfan (Grassroots Innovation)

4. Shri Prem Chand Sharma (Agriculture)

2. Shri Nanadro B Marak (Agriculture)

5. Shri Chandra Shekhar Singh (Agriculture)

3. Ms. Pappammal (Agriculture)

 

 

Public Affairs

1. Ms. Bijoya Chakravarty

2. Col Quazi Sajjad Ali Zahir

 

Science and Engineering

1. Shri Rattan Lal

2. Shri Sujoy K. Guha

 

Social Work

1. Ms. Lakhimi Baruah

9. Shri Shyam Sundar Paliwal

2. Ms. Sangkhumi Bualchhuak

10. Shri Girish Prabhune

3. Shri Jagdish Chaudhary (Posthumous)

11. Ms. Birubala Rabha

4. Shri Tsultrim Chonjor

12. Ms. Sindhutai Sapkal

5. Ms. Chutni Devi

13. Shri Jitender Singh Shunty

6. Ms. Shanti Devi

14. Guru Maa Kamali Soren

7. Ms. Prakash Kaur

16. Shri Marachi Subburaman

8. Ms. Niru Kumar

 

 

Sports

1. Ms P Anitha

5. Ms. Sudha Hari Narayan Singh

2. Ms. Mouma Das

6. Shri Virender Singh

3. Ms. Anshu Jamsenpa

7. Shri KY Venkatesh

4. Shri Madhavan Nambiar

 

 

Trade and Industry

1. Ms. Rajni Bector

3. Shri P Subramanian (Posthumous)

2. Ms. Jaswantiben Jamnadas Popat

4. Shri Sridhar Vembu

 


LAST MONTHS G.K.

November 21 : 20, 18, 18, 18, 17, 17, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 08, 06, 03, 02, 01

October 21 : 30, 24, 23, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 08, 08, 07, 06, 04, 01

September 21 : 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 21 : 11, 10

July 21 : 10, 10, 09, 09, 08, 06, 05, 03, 02, 01

June 21 : 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 21 : 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 17, 17, 14, 13, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

April 21 : 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 05, 03, 02, 01

March 21 : 18, 17, 16, 15, 13, 12, 10, 10, 09, 08, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

February 21 : 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 15, 13, 12, 12, 11, 10, 08, 06, 03, 01

January 21 : 27, 25, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05

December 20 : 30, 29, 28, 24, 21, 18, 17, 15, 11, 07, 03, 01

November 20 : 24, 20, 19, 18, 12, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02

October 20 : 31, 30, 29, 29, 27, 26, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 09, 08, 08, 07, 06, 06, 03, 02, 01

September 20 : 30, 29, 29, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 12, 11, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

August 20 : 31, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 10, 08, 07, 06, 05, 04, 03, 01

July 20 : 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 14, 13, 10, 09, 09, 08, 07, 06, 04, 03, 02, 01

June 20 : 30, 27, 26, 24, 23, 22, 20, 19, 18, 18, 17, 16, 13, 12, 11, 10, 09, 06, 05, 04, 03, 02, 01

May 20 : 30, 29, 28, 26, 25, 23, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22, 16, 14, 13, 11, 09, 08, 07, 07, 05, 04, 02, 01

April 20 : 30, 28, 27, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13, 11, 10, 09, 08, 07, 07, 07, 04, 03, 02, 01

March 20 : 31, 27, 26, 25, 24, 22, 21, 19, 18, 17, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 09, 07, 06, 05, 04, 04, 03, 02

February 20 : 29, 28, 28, 26, 25, 24, 21, 20, 19, 18, 11

January 20 : 13