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January 26 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. India’s Republic Day is observed on January 26. This year in which edition?
A) 71
B) 72
C) 84
D) 98
E) 73
Answer: B) 72

  • Republic Day is a national holiday in India.
  • It honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India and thus, turning the nation into a newly formed republic.
  • The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November 1949 and came into effect on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country’s transition towards becoming an independent republic.
  • 26 January was chosen as the date for Republic day because it was on this day in 1929 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress as opposed to the Dominion status offered by the British Regime.

Himachal Pradesh Foundation Day:

  • Foundation year: 25 January 1971.
  • This year is celebrated in 50th edition.

National Tourism Day:

  • National Tourism Day is celebrated in India on January 25 to create awareness about the significance of tourism among the society around the world and about its cultural and economic value.
  • The Indian government established this day in recognition of tourism as an essential sector for the country’s cultural and economic growth.
  • This year, the theme of National Tourism Day is ‘Dekho Apna Desh’. Coronavirus pandemic has intensely affected the tourism sector due to the restrictions on travel.
  • The Ministry of Tourism has been organizing seminars around the theme beginning from January 21 to February 22, 2021.


2. Prasanta Dora passed away. He was related to which sports?
A) Football
B) Volleyball
C) Basketball
D) Baseball
E) Athlete
Answer: A) Football

  • Former India goalkeeper Prasanta Dora, who made a name for himself while playing for big three clubs of Kolkata Maidan, died.
  • Having made debut in the group IX Olympic qualifier home match against Thailand in 1999, Prasanta went on to represent India at the SAFF Cup, SAF Games later and made five appearances.
  • Prasanta was also adjudged Best Goalkeeper in Bengal’s successive Santosh Trophy triumphs in 1997-98 and 99.
  • At club-level, Prasanta started his career at the Tollygunge Agragami before moving to Calcutta Port Trust, Mohammedan Sporting, Mohun Bagan and East Bengal.

Prasanta Dora – Former India goalkeeper.


3. The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has imposed a monetary sanction of over Rs 13 crore on which Bank for violating anti-money laundering law?
A) United Bank of India
B) UCO Bank
C) Central Bank of India
D) State Bank of India
E) Bank of Baroda
Answer: E) Bank of Baroda

  • The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates has imposed a financial sanction of AED 6,833,333 (amounting to Rs 13.56 crore) on Bank of Baroda, GCC Operations, Dubai for deficiencies in compliance of Federal Decree Law of 2018 on Anti Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism and Financing of Illegal Organizations

Bank of Baroda:
Hq: Vadodara, Gujarat
MD and CEO : Sanjiv Chadha
Tagline : India’s International Bank

Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates:
Headquarters: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Governor : Abdul Hamed Saed
Established : 11 December 1980

UAE central bank – Rs 13 crore monetary sanction on Bank of Baroda.


4. Kaja Kallas is appointed as first-ever woman Prime Minister of which country?
A) Iran
B) Iraq
C) Estonia
D) Nigeria
E) Australia
Answer: C) Estonia

Capital: Tallinn
Currency: Euro

Kaja Kallas – First-ever woman Prime Minister of Estonia.

5. Janet Yellen is appointed as the first woman Treasury Secretary of which country?
C) Iran
D) Iraq
E) Belgium
Answer: B) USA

  • The US Senate has confirmed eminent economist Janet Yellen as the first woman Treasury Secretary of the United States.

United States of America:
Capital : Washington D.C
Currency :US Dollar
President: Joe Biden

Janet Yellen – US’ first woman treasury secretary.


6. The President has approved conferment of 119 Padma awards on 72nd Republic Day. Out of these, how many persons won Padma Vibhushan Award?
A) 2
B) 4
C) 6
D) 7
E) 8
Answer: D) 7

Award Awardees Count
Padma Vibhushan 7 Awardees
Padma Bhushan 10 Awardees
Padma Shri 102 Awardees
Padma Awards (Total) 119 Awardees

Padma awards – 119 Awardees

7. Who has won the prestigious Berlin Art Prize for visual arts?
A) Sarath Mani
B) Sajan Mani
C) Kavin Mani
D) Naveen Mani
E) Ajith Mani
Answer: B) Sajan Mani

  • Intersectional artist Sajan Mani has won the prestigious Berlin Art Prize for visual arts, becoming the first Indian artist to win the honour.
  • Instituted by the Akademie der Künste in Berlin as an annual prize since 1971, it is bestowed on artistes and cultural practitioners in six categories. The award carries a cash component of €5,000 and a citation.

Artist Sajan Mani – ‘Berlin Art Prize’ for visual arts.


8. Which country launched New Variant Assessment Platform to identify new variants of the virus that causes Covid-19 to countries?
C) Iran
D) Iraq
E) Belgium
Answer: A) UK

United Kingdom:
Capital: London
Currency: Pound Sterling

UK – New global platform to track new Covid-19 variants.


9. Akshay Kumar launched the mobile action game FAU-G. what is an expansion of FAU-G?
A) ‘Fearless and United Gardens’
B) Fight and United Guards’
C) ‘Fearless and United Guards’
D) ‘Fearless and UCO Guards’
E) ‘Fear and Union Guards’
Answer: C) ‘Fearless and United Guards’

  • On the occasion of Republic Day, Akshay Kumar launched the mobile action game ‘Fearless and United Guards (FAU-G).
  • The initial episode of the game is based in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh and the rest of the episodes will be set in other Indian battlegrounds.
  • The game is free to download and play while the users will have to pay for several premium features like skins of their avatars.
  • ‘FAU-G’ was announced earlier in September last year when the Government of India banned the game ‘PUBG.

Akshay Kumar – PUBG rival multi-player mobile action game FAU-G.

10. Who inaugurates Bharat Parv-2021 in the presence of Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel?
A) Om Birla
B) Ramnath Kovind
C) Narendra Modi
D) Nirmala Sitharaman
E) Amit Shah
Answer: A) Om Birla

  • He annual event Bharat Parv, celebrating the spirit of India, is being organised on a virtual platform this year from January 26 till 31st of January.
  • Themed pavilions of multiple States and Union Territories will showcase their tourism destinations, cuisine, handicraft and other features.
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will inaugurate Bharat Parv-2021 in the presence of Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Singh Patel.
  • The Ministry of Tourism organizes Bharat Parv every year since 2016 in front of the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of Republic Day Celebrations from 26th to 31st of January.
  • The mega event envisages generating patriotic fervour and showcases the rich and varied cultural diversity of the country. The Bharat Parv celebrates the Essence of India.
  • Various Central Ministries and other organizations including Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Ayush, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Ministry of Railways, Lalit Kala Academy, Archaeological Survey of India, National Museum, National Gallery of Modern Arts, media units of I&B Ministry, Khadi & Village Industries Commission and others will be displaying handicrafts, handlooms, music, dance, paintings, literary material and other features from all over the country.
  • Prasar Bharati has set up its virtual stall which will showcase its efforts towards promoting Ek Bharat-Shrestha Bharat.
  • Another media unit of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Bureau of Outreach and Communication will focus on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi by exhibiting photos, videos, animation related to Swachch Bharat, Sashakt Bharat, Bapu Ke Sapno Ka Bharat’. Celebrating the diversity and spirit of India, Publication Division’s virtual pavilion will exhibit a rich display of books on art and culture, history and biographies of builders of modern India.

Bharat Parv 2021 – Inaugurate by Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla in presence of Tourism Minister Shri Prahlad Singh Patel.

11. Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park is situated in which state?
A) Mizoram
B) Maharashtra
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Andhra Pradesh
E) Assam
Answer: B) Maharashtra

  • In Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray inaugurated Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park in Nagpur
  • The park has been developed by the State Forest Department and Forest Development Corporation.
  • It is spread across an area of 1,914 hectares and includes a wildlife sanctuary, Indian safari, African safari biodiversity park and night safari.

Capital: Mumbai
CM: Udhav Thackarey
Governor: Bhagat singh koshyari

Maharashtra – Balasaheb Thackeray Gorewada International Zoological Park in Nagpur.

12. The Centre releases second tranche of how much amount to Andhra Pradesh Power Sector?
A) ₹ 1,300 crore
B) ₹ 2,300 crore
C) ₹ 3,300 crore
D) ₹ 4,300 crore
E) ₹ 5,300 crore
Answer: C) ₹ 3,300 crore

  • The Union government has extended financial support of ₹ 6,600 crore under the Atmanirbhar Loans to Andhra Pradesh power utilities and directions have been given to release ₹ 3,300 crore under the second trench.
  • The Centre will release second tranche of ₹3,300 crore and it has earlier released ₹3,300 crore under Tranche-I of the scheme.

Andhra Pradesh:
Capital: Visakhapatnam (executive), Amaravati (legislative), Kurnool (Judicial)
CM: Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy
Governor: Biswa Bhushan Harichandan

The Union government – Second tranche of ₹3,300 crore to Andhra Pradesh Power Sector.

13. Which company launches app-based delivery service in collaboration with Indian Railways?
B) Priceline
C) Agoda
D) Expedia
E) BookBaggage
Answer: E) BookBaggage

  • Luggage delivery service provider BookBaggage on Tuesday announced the launch of its app-based service in collaboration with the Indian Railways, that aims to offer safe transit of luggage and parcel.
  • BookBaggage already offers baggage delivery services for airline passengers and has now extended it to Railways passengers.
  • The pickup service starts at Rs 125 for the first bag (weighing up to 25kg) depending on the distance from the station, and Rs 50 for subsequent luggage and a nominal charge for transporting the luggage to the destination city by Indian Railways.
  • The maximum luggage that can be taken at one time is 35 Kg (based on the guidelines by WHO) heavier luggage can be handled at extra cost.

Headquarters: Gurugram, Haryana
CEO: Chanchal Ghosh

BookBaggage + Indian Railways = Launch app-based delivery service.

14. Which state launched a mega self-employment loan mela as part of his government’s flagship ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission’?
A) Mizoram
B) Maharashtra
C) Madhya Pradesh
D) Andhra Pradesh
E) Punjab
Answer: E) Punjab

  • Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday launched a mega self-employment loan mela as part of his government’s flagship ‘Ghar Ghar Rozgar and Karobar Mission’.
  • A token of 1,000 loan sanction certificates were handed over to beneficiaries as a symbolic gesture across the state, with the chief minister handing over certificates to five beneficiaries.
  • Over 15 lakh youths have been facilitated in getting employment in private government sector or self-employment since Singh’s government took over the state’s reins in March 2017, translating into 1,100 youths benefitting every day from the mission.

Capital: Chandigarh
CM: Captain Amarinder Singh
Governor: V P Singh Badnore

Punjab – Self-employment loan mela.


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