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Daily Current Affairs – 22 Jan 2021 : GKToday Updates


1. PM Modi to address 18th Convocation of Tezpur University in Assam today

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 18th Convocation of Tezpur University in Assam through video-conferencing today.
  • Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Union Education Minister Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank will also be present on the occasion.
  • The event will witness the conferring of degrees and diplomas upon 1218 students who passed out in 2020. Among the degree recipients, 48 toppers of various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will be awarded Gold Medals.
  • The Convocation will be held in blended mode observing the Covid-19 protocols.


2. US Prez Joe Biden signed 15 executive orders on Covid-19, Paris Agreement, WHO etc.

  • Newly sworn-in US President Joe Biden signed almost 15 executive orders from the Oval Office on the first day of his administration to undo his predecessor Donald Trump’s key policies.
  • The first executive order signed by President Joe Biden was on COVID-19, aimed at boosting the federal response to the coronavirus crisis.
  • The second-order commits support to underserved communities.
  • The third order recommits the United States to the Paris Climate Accord
  • He also halted US withdrawal from the World Health Organisation and construction of border wall with Mexico.

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Biden had earlier served as the Vice President of the United States during the Obama administration and Kamala Harris had served as a US Senator of California from 2017 to till January 19, 2021.


3. India, EU hold first maritime security dialogue in virtual format

  • India and European Union have held their first maritime security dialogue in a virtual format.
  • The consultations involved exchanges on developments in maritime security environment, regional cooperation activities, developments of mutual interest and opportunities for cooperation.
  • The EU-India Maritime Dialogue was chaired by Director Joanneke Balfoort and Joint Secretary Sandeep Arya.
  • The dialogue between India and the EU in the maritime security domain as another factor of the strategic partnership between the two sides consistent with the India-EU Roadmap to 2025.

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The European Union is a political and economic union of 27 member states that are located primarily in Europe.

Headquarters location: Brussels, Belgium


4. Ministry of Minority Affairs to organise 24th Hunar Haat in Lucknow from 22nd Jan

  • Ministry of Minority Affairs will organise the 24th Hunar Haat at Avadh Shilpgram, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh from 22nd January to 4th February with the theme of Vocal for Local.
  • Artisans and craftsmen from 31 States and Union Territories of the country will participate in the Hunar Haat.
  • About 500 artisans, craftsmen and culinary experts from different States will display and sell their exquisite handmade products.
  • Renowned artists of the country will perform cultural events on the theme of Atma Nirbhar Bharat every day at Hunar Haat.

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Officeholder: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi


5. Cabinet approves investment of Rs. 5,281.94 crores for a hydropower project in J&K

  • The Union Cabinet has given its approval for the investment of around 5,282 crore rupees for 850 MW Ratle Hydro Electric Project located on river Chenab in Kishtwar in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
  • This will be a new Joint Venture Company (JVC) of National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC) and Jammu and Kashmir State Power Development Corporation Ltd (JKSPDC) with equity contribution of 51 percent and 49 percent respectively.
  • The Ratle Hydro Electric Project shall be commissioned within 60 months. The Power generated from the Project will help in providing balancing of Grid & will improve power supply position.

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