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January 31 | Daily Current Affairs 2021


1. National Immunisation Day is observed on which Day?
A) January 26
B) January 28
C) January 29
D) January 30
E) January 31
Answer: E) January 31

  • The Health Ministry has rescheduled the polio vaccination day, also known as the National Immunisation Day (NID) or “Polio Ravivar” to January 31.
  • That day is the first dose of Oral Polio vaccine was given in India. The initiative to eradicate polio from the country came in the form of the Pulse Polio Campaign launched by the government.


2. Hilton Valentine passed away. He was related to which field?
A) Journalist
B) Columnist
C) Animals guitarist
D) Writer
E) Actor
Answer: C) Animals guitarist

  • The Animals guitarist Hilton Valentine, who created one of the most famous riffs in pop music in the 1960s, died at the age of 77.
  • The British band’s version of blues standard The House of The Rising Sun topped the UK and US charts in 1964.
  • The Animals’ record label ABKCO Music described Valentine as a “pioneering guitar player influencing the sound of rock and roll for decades to come”.
  • Valentine co-founded the Animals in Newcastle in 1963 alongside singer Eric Burdon, bassist Chas Chandler, organist Alan Price and drummer John Steel.

Hilton Valentine – Animals guitarist .


3. International Finance Corporation invests how much amount to Online tutor upGrad Education to expand its services?
A) $25 million
B) $35 million
C) $45 million
D) $55 million
E) $65 million
Answer: C) $45 million

  • Online tutor upGrad will raise around $45 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC) to expand its services.

World Bank:
Founded: 1944
Members: 189 countries (IBRD), 173 countries (IDA)
Hq: Washington D.C, US
Head: David Malpass

World Bank’s IFC – Invest $45 million equity in upGrad Education.


4. The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has manufactured the last two Su-30MKIs of the 272 aircraft contracted from which country?
A) Iran
B) Russia
C) Iraq
Answer: B) Russia

  • The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has manufactured the last two Su-30MKIs of the 272 aircraft contracted from Russia and is all set to deliver them to the IAF.
  • One aircraft is certified and inducted for BrahMos modification. Another aircraft has been produced and planned to be certified by February end.
  • India had contracted the Su-30s from Russia in batches of which 222 were assembled by HAL at its Nasik plant under Transfer of technology (ToT) since 2004.
  • Of the 272 fighters, 40 are being modified to carry the air launched version of the supersonic cruise missile BrahMos.
  • The IAF has started receiving the aircraft and has deployed some at Thanjavur air base in Tamil Nadu last year.
  • Last July, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved the procurement of
    12 Su-30MKI aircraft from Russia to be licence-produced by HAL at an estimated to cost of ₹10,730 crore.
  • These are meant to replace the Sukhois in the inventory that had crashed over the years.

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited:
Headquarters: Bengaluru, Karnataka
Chairman & MD: R Madhavan

HAL – Deliver last of SU-30MKIs to IAF.


5. Who launched the countrywide Pulse Polio Programme for 2021 on the eve of the Polio National Immunization Day?
A) Venkaiah Naidu
B) Narendra Modi
C) Ramnath Kovind
D) Amit Shah
E) Nirmala Sitharaman
Answer: C) Ramnath Kovind

  • The countrywide Pulse Polio Programme for 2021 began January 31.
  • President Ram Nath Kovind launched the programme on the eve of the Polio National Immunization Day by administering polio drops to children less than five years old at Rashtrapati Bhawan.
  • The day is also popularly known as Polio Ravivar.
  • Polio-free certification of the entire South-East Asia Region of WHO including India on the 27th of March 2014 was a huge accomplishment in the history of India and Global Public Health.

Ramnath Kovind – The countrywide Pulse Polio Programme for 2021.

6. Centre aims to provide adequate health, education to every child and safety to women in the country by which year?
A) 2025
B) 2024
C) 2023
D) 2022
E) 2021
Answer: D) 2022

  • Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s motto is to provide adequate health, education, and nutritional facility to every child and safety to women in the country by the year 2022.

Centre – Aim to provide adequate health, education to every child by 2022.

7. Uttarakhand signed MoU with which organisation for development work to be carried out at the Kedarnath shrine in the state?
Answer: A) NTPC

  • The Uttarakhand government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) for development work to be carried out at the Kedarnath shrine in the state.
  • The MoU was signed as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of NTPC which will be donating ₹25 crore to the shrine for various reconstruction work and development of facilities for pilgrims.
  • The funds will be used for construction of sacred paths, queue management, seating arrangement for pilgrims and rain shelters near Mandakini river and temple complex, water ATM kiosks among other work.

The Uttarakhand government has increased the number of working days guaranteed per year to the poor under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA) programme from 100 to 150.

Ban on single-use plastics:
The cabinet minister also informed that the cabinet also approved a complete ban on single-use plastics in the state with fines ranging from ₹100 to ₹2 lakh for violating the ban.

A first of its kind arboretum conserving over 210 species of trees found in the Shivalik range of Himalayas was inaugurated in Uttarakhand’s Nainital district.
The Shivalik Arboretum has over 210 tree and shrub species, making it one of the biggest arboretum in the state, officials said. Some of the trees preserved include, Kafal (Myrica esculentA), Buransh, (Rhododendron arboretum), Tejpat (Cinnamomum tamalA) and Sanjeevani (Sellaginella bryopteris).

Capital: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer)
CM: Trivendra Singh Rawat
Governor: Baby Rani Maurya

Uttarakhand + NTPC = Develop Kedarnath in the state.

8. Who launched Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojana to provide free treatment to the poor of the state at government as well as private hospitals?
A) Ashok Gehlot
B) Narendra Modi
C) Ramnath Kovind
D) Nirmala Sitharaman
E) Venkaiah Naidu
Answer: A) Ashok Gehlot

  • Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot launched Ayushman Bharat Mahatma Gandhi Rajasthan Swasthya Bima Yojana to provide free treatment to the poor of the state at government as well as private hospitals.
  • The scheme is aimed to benefit 1.10 crore families in the state and the beneficiary family will be able to get free treatment of up to ₹5 lakh every year.
  • The scheme is estimated to cost ₹1800 crore annually and the state government will bear 80 per cent of the cost which amounts to ₹1400 crore. The remaining ₹400 crore will be provided by the Central Government.

Capital: Jaipur
CM: Ashok Gehlot
Governor: Kalraj Mishra

Rajasthan – Health insurance scheme, 1.10 crore families to benefit.

9. Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurates which edition of India International Silk Fair on Virtual Portal from 31st January to 4th February?
A) 8
B) 5
C) 4
D) 3
E) 2
Answer: A) 8

  • Union Minister for Women & Child Development and Textiles, Smt Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated the 8th edition of India International Silk Fair virtually.
  • The fair is considered to be India’s biggest silk fair, being held under one roof on Indian Silk Export Promotion Council’s virtual platform from 31st January to 4th February 2021.
  • The event is being held virtually due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Inaugurating the Fair, Smt. Irani stated that more than 200 overseas buyers have already registered and equal number of their representatives in India shall be interacting on virtual platform with more than 100 renowned and big Indian companies manufacturing and trading silk and silk blended products.
  • The Minister called upon the exhibitors and overseas buyers to take part in this initiative to celebrate the beauty and vibrancy of Indian silk.

India International Silk Fair:

  • India International Silk Fair is the Sourcing Fair for silk and silk blend products organised by the Indian Silk Export Promotion Council under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles and sponsored by Department of Commerce.
  • India has long history of silk production and is the 2nd largest producer of Silk.
  • India is the only country in the world which produces all the four major varieties of silk i.e. Mulberry, Eri, Tassar, and Muga and has large varieties of products to offer i.e. Garments, fabrics and sarees, made-ups,carpets, hi-fashion silk apparels, gift items, scarves, stoles, home furnishing, curtains etc.
  • India has around 11 Geographical Indications (GI) such as Pochampally Ikat,Chanderpaul Silk, Mysore Silk, Kanchipuram Silk, Muga Silk, Salem Silk, Arni Silk,Champa Silk, Bhagalpur Silk, Banaras Brocade and Sarees etc.

Women and Child Development and Textiles:
Minister: Smriti Irani
Constituency: Amethi, Uttar Pradesh

Smriti Zubin Irani – Inaugurate 8th India International Silk Fair on Virtual Portal.


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