Current Affairs 1 January 2021 for UPSC, SSC, Bank, UPSC, Railway Exams

1. Enforcement Directorate attaches the property of an accused

The attached properties include Farooq Abdullah’s Gupkar Road residence in Srinagar, where he lives. They also include two other residential properties in Tangamarg and Sunjwan, apart from commercial properties on Srinagar’s Residency Road.Read more

2. Protests over an eco-sensitive zone in Narmada district

Mansukh Vasava, who represents the Bharuch parliamentary constituency wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to withdraw the Centre’s notification classifying 121 villages around the Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary in Narmada district as eco-sensitive zones.Read more

3. More than half of India’s kids, women are anaemic

According to the National Family Health Survey 2019-20 released, Indian women and children are overwhelmingly anaemic and the condition is the most prevalent in the Himalayan cold desert.Read more

4. PM Modi laid foundation stone of Light House Projects in six states

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Light House Projects (LHPs) at six sites across six states in the country on January 1, 2021.Read more

5. PM announced winners under Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators

Prime Minister Modi has announced winners under Affordable Sustainable Housing Accelerators - India (ASHA-India) and gave out annual awards for excellence in implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana - Urban (PMAY-U) Mission on 1st January 2021.Read more

6. India-Bhutan signed pact on cooperation in Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

The Union Cabinet has approved the Memorandum of Understanding between India and Bhutan on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space.Read more

7. Argentina’s legalisation of abortion is historic

Argentina’s Congress legalised abortions up to the 14th week of pregnancy this week, in what was a ground-breaking decision in a country that has some of the world’s most restrictive abortion laws.Read more

8. DRDO and Indian Navy conduct maiden test trial of ‘SAHAYAK-NG’

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) along with Indian Navy carried a successful maiden test trial of ‘SAHAYAK-NG’ India’s first indigenously designed and developed Air Dropped Container from IL 38SD aircraft (Indian Navy) off the coast of Goa.Read more

9. Cabinet approved export of Akash missiles

The Union Cabinet gave its go-ahead to the sale of Akash surface-to-air missile systems to friendly foreign countries and created a high-powered panel for swifter approval to export of military hardware at a time India has set a target of clocking defence exports worth $5 billion by 2024.Read more

10. India-Sri Lanka meeting of Joint Working Group on Fisheries

The Fourth Meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Working Group on Fisheries was held through virtual mode.Read more