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Daily Current Affairs - 14 Jan 2021 : GKToday Updates

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Daily Current Affairs – 14 Jan 2021 : GKToday Updates


1. Donald Trump becomes first US President to be impeached twice

  • Donald Trump has become the first US president to be impeached twice.
  • The House of Representatives voted to charge him with inciting last week’s mob attack on US Congress.
  • Trump was impeached by 232 – 197 vote by the US House on a single charge of incitement of insurrection that left five dead and the Capitol ransacked.
  • It was supported by all Democrats and 10 Republicans.
  • The Senate will not hold a trial before Jan 20, when Democrat Joe Biden assumes the presidency which means Donald Trump will escape the risk of being forced to leave early.

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Three presidents have been impeached in U.S. history: Andrew Johnson in 1868, Bill Clinton in 1998 and Donald Trump in 2019, 2021.


2. Cabinet clears purchase of 83 Tejas fighter jets for Indian Air Force

  • Government has approved procurement of 83 Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas worth around 48000 crore rupees from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for Indian Air Force.
  • The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval.
  • Around 500 Indian companies including MSMEs in the design and manufacturing sector will work with HAL in this procurement.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said this deal will be a game changer for self reliance in the Indian defence manufacturing.

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Hindustan Aeronautics Limited is an Indian state-owned aerospace and defence company headquartered in Bangalore.


3. Indian Armed Forces to celebrate Veteran’s Day today

  • Indian Armed Forces will be celebrating Veteran’s Day today.
  • The day was chosen as recognition of the services rendered by the first Commander-in-Chief of Indian Armed Forces, Field Marshal KM Cariappa who retired on this day in 1953.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat will attend the Veteran’s Meet at Air Force Station, Bengaluru.
  • Celebrations in the National Capital will begin in the morning with the Wreath Laying Ceremony at National War Memorial. Senior military dignitaries, selected serving personnel and many veterans will pay homage at the National War Memorial.


4. India and Turkmenistan hold 4th round of Foreign Office Consultations virtually

  • The 4th round of Foreign Office Consultations between India and Turkmenistan was held through virtual mode.
  • The Indian side was led by Vikas Swarup, Secretary and the Turkmen side was led by Vepa Hajiyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
  • The External Affairs Ministry said that the Consultations provided an opportunity to comprehensively review the various aspects of bilateral relations including political, economic, commercial, defence, scientific, cultural, education and consular cooperation.
  • Both sides exchanged views on regional and international issues of mutual interest and agreed to enhance cooperation in the UN.

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Capital: Ashgabat; President: Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow


5. 3rd phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana to be launched tomorrow

  • The Third Phase of Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana will be launched tomorrow in 600 districts across the country.
  • Skill India Mission-PMKVY 3.0 envisages training of eight lakh candidates over a scheme period of 2020-2021 with an outlay of 948.90 crore rupees.
  • The prime focus of this phase will be on new-age and COVID-related skills.

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The Skill India Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th July, 2015.


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