28 January 2021 General Knowledge


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28th January 2021 Current News. Here we have provided the most important current news of the 28th January 2021 PDF to prepare for the Competition exams (TNPSC, UPSC, SSC, RRB, and bank exams). The current top stories will be edited from various sources such as PIB, The Hindu, Economic Times, Times of India, PTI, Indian Express, and all government websites. And here we have given you the highlights of the day.

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Data Privacy Day (DPD) 2021:

Data Privacy Day (DPD) is celebrated annually on January 28. This day is celebrated around the world to bring care to data privacy and protection. The day is dedicated to raising awareness with creators about the importance of privacy, highlighting simple ways to protect personal information, and reminding organizations that privacy is good for business.

The theme for DPD 2021 is “Have Your Privacy.”

Birthday of Lala Lajpat Rai 2021:

Lala Lajpat Rai is best known as the ‘Punjab Caesar’ or ‘the Lion of the Punjab’. He was actively campaigned for Swadeshi and spread the message of independence in India during the Indian liberation war. Lala Lajpat Rai was born on January 28th, 1865.

This year marks the 156th anniversary of his birth in India.

World Culture Day, 2021 is celebrated on 26 January.

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has observed International Customs Day, 2021 (26.01.2021). This year’s theme as provided by the World Customs Organization (WCO) is “Customs bolstering Recovery, Renewal, and Resilience for a supply chain chain”.

The main program was held at the Treasury Department, North Block, and was organized in visual mode attended by CBIC Chairman, Sh. M.Ajit Kumar, Board Members, senior executives, and all the structures of the forums and Directors under CBIC.

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CBIC Chairperson- Shs. M.Ajit Kumar

Department of Finance – Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

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India and IEA members sign strategic partnership:

Members of India and the International Energy Agency have signed the Strategic Partnership Framework to strengthen trust and cooperation and to improve global energy security, stability, and sustainability. This partnership will lead to a comprehensive exchange of information and will be a stepping stone for India to becoming a full member of the International Energy Agency (IEA).

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Headquarters of the International Energy Agency- Paris, France

The Acting President of Portugal has won a second term in five years

Acting Portuguese President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa has won a second five-year term after winning the 2021 Portuguese presidential election. The 72-year-old former leader of the Social Democratic Party won 61 percent of the total vote. He will serve as President of the country from 9 March 2016. He will take up his second term in office in March 2021.

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Portugal Capital: Lisbon;

Currency: Euro.


Treasury has disbursed a total of more than 12,351 Crore to RLB:

The Department of Finance has disbursed a total of more than 12,351 Crore rupees in 18 provinces by providing grants to Rural Local Bodies. This is the second installment of the capital fund released for the 2020-21 financial year. The grant was issued in 18 provinces which awarded the first Installation Certificate and the recommendation of the Panchayati Raj Department.

Grants to RLBs are issued in accordance with the recommendations of the 15th Financial Commission for the creation of public assets and to improve the financial performance of RBIs.

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15th Chairman of the Financial Commission- N K Singh.

The Textile Department has signed an MoU with the Nissenken Quality Evaluation Center of Japan:

The Fabric Committee of the Textile Department has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Nissenken Quality Evaluation Center of Japan to increase the export of textiles and clothing to the Japanese market.

The MoU signing ceremony was held with a video conference hosted by Textile Minister Smriti Irani and Japan’s Minister of Economic, Trade, and Industry Yasumasa Nagasaka. The main purpose of the MoU is to provide the necessary trade and textile assistance to ensure quality according to the needs of Japanese consumers.

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Fabric Department- Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani

The Premier hosted the 35th PRAGATI program meeting

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi chairs the meeting of the 35th PRAGATI program, a multi-platform ICT platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving Central and Government governments. At the meeting, ten agenda items were taken up for review which included nine projects and one plan. These nine projects have a collection cost of Rs. 54,675 pounds belonging to 15 regions.

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Prime Minister of India- Narendra Modi.

The capital of India- New Delhi

Indian Currency- Indian Rupee

U.P Prime Minister addresses Prime Minister Aawas Yojana’s beneficiaries – Urban:

U.P. 2409 grants to 3,42,322 beneficiaries across the program across the country.

He pointed out that the U.P. is working well towards achieving a landmark housing policy by 2022.

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P CM- Yogi Adityanath

P Governor- Anandiben Patel

P Capital – Lucknow

The Minister of Trade Unions and Family Welfare chairs the 148 Board of the WHO:

Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Trade Unions for Family Health and Family Welfare is the chair of the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board, through the Video Conference. Drs. to people all over the world who need you most ”

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Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare – Dr. Harsh Vardhan

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sport has hosted the second program of “Fit India School Week”:

The Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju hosted the second program of “Fit India School Week” on January 27, 2021. The second program of Fit India School Week started on 1 December 2020 and will end on 31 January 2021. gymnastics and sports in their daily routine as the school is the first of its kind. The event saw the involvement of more than 3.5 lakh schools across India, which reported participation in thousands of students across the country.

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Director-General of Sports Authority of India (SAI) -Mr. Sandip Pradhan,

Department of Education – Mr. Santosh Kumar Yadav

UP has become the first state in the country with two aircraft on the way

UP has completed the construction of a 3,300-meter airport near Kurebhar on the Purvanchal Expressway. Uttar Pradesh has now become the first country in the country to have two airstrips on expressways. It will help to facilitate the arrival of emergencies and eliminate warplanes. Uttar Pradesh also has an airstrip on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway.

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Uttar Pradesh Capital: Lucknow.

Governor of Uttar Pradesh: Anandiben Patel.

Uttar Pradesh CM: Yogi Adityanath.


TN CM Edappadi Palanisamy launched Jayalalithaa Memorial in Chennai:

Tamil Nadu Prime Minister Edappadi Palanisamy has inaugurated the Jayalalithaa Monument in Chennai. A magnificent monument is built on a nine-acre [9 ha] beach off Marina Beach. The monument erected in Phoenix has a portrait of Jayalalithaa and MGR with an artificial waterfall. The project was completed in a record 30 months.

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Tamil Nadu CM- Edappadi Palanisamy

TN Governor- Banwarilal Purohit

TN Capital – Chennai


ICC announces ICC Player of the Month awards:

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced the launch of the ICC Player of the Month awards. The award will celebrate and celebrate the best performance of male and female cricket players in all kinds of world cricket throughout the year.

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ICC Headquarters- United Arab Emirates


The IMF has shown an 11.5 percent growth rate in India:

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has shown a growth rate of 11.5 percent in India in FY 2021-22. It makes India the only major economy in the world to register two-digit growth this year amid a coronavirus epidemic. With the latest speculation, India is bringing back the world’s fastest-growing economy brand. India’s economy will enter into an 8 percent contract for the 2020-21 financial year, in its latest World Economic Outlook

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IMF Executive Director- Kristalina Georgieva

IMF headquarters: Washington, D.C.

FICCI expects India’s GDP to enter 8% by 2020-21:

India’s gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to operate at eight percent by 2020-21, according to the latest round of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry’s (Ficci’s) Economic Outlook Survey. FICCI expects the economy to perform much better in the 2021-22 financial year with a GDP growth rate of 9.6 percent on FY22.

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FICCI Headquarters: New Delhi.


Shri U. P. Singh has taken over the position of Secretary, Fabrics Department:

Shri U. P. Singh, of the 1985 batch Indian Administrative Service Officer (IAS) of Odisha Cadre took over as Secretary, Fabric Department, Government of India. Prior to this, he held the position of Secretary in the Department of Water Resources, River Development, and Ganga Rejuvenation, in the Jal Shakti Department.

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Fabric Minister – Smriti Zubin Irani

Minister of Jal Shakti- Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat

J K Shivan approved as MD and CEO of Danlaxmi Bank:

Kerala-based Dhanlaxmi Bank Board of Directors has approved the appointment of J K Shivan as its managing director and CEO.

Shivan, from Pallakad, Kerala, has more than 37 years of experience with the State Bank of India (SBI) and has worked in areas such as commercial banking.

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Headquarters- Kerala


Former Indian goalkeeper Prasanta Dora passes away:

Former Indian goalkeeper Prasanta Dora, who also played for three of Kolkata’s top football clubs, passed away on Tuesday after losing a battle with ‘Hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis’, a rare blood disorder. Prasanta made his national debut in 1999 against Thailand in the Olympic qualifiers. He also made national colors in tournaments such as the SAFF Cup and the SAF Games and won a total of five international matches.

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Minister of Youth Affairs and Sport (Minister of State) – Shri Kiren Rijiju


Global Climate Risk Index 2021- India is ranked 7th most affected in 2019:

India is ranked among the 10 countries most affected by climate change, in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021. India is ranked seventh among the countries most affected by climate change by 2019, according to the Global Climate Risk Index, 2021, released. is Germanwatch – an NGO based in Bonn, Germany. Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and the Bahamas have been the three most affected countries in 2019 respectively.

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Germanwatch headquarters- in Bonn, Germany


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