Archives: January, 2021

Government to Create Official Digital Currency

India is looking to come up with a new law to ban private cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. The government is also planning to prepare a framework for official central bank digital ..

UAE’s New Citizenship Policy

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is planning to offer citizenship to a select group of foreigners. The UAE is the 1st Gulf Arab nation to formalize a process aimed at ..

Additional NDRF Assistance Released to 5 States

A high-level committee headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah has given approval to additional Central assistance (funding) of Rs 1,751.05 crore to 5 States for the damage caused by ..

National Bank for Financing Infrastructure and Development Bill, 2021

A new bill to set up a development financial institution (DFI) will be considered in the Budget Session of Parliament. DFI will provide funds for infrastructure projects. Key Points The ..

NSO released First Revised Estimates of Growth Measures

The First Revised Estimates of National Income, Saving, and Capital Formation, Consumption Expenditure for the financial year 2019-20 has been released by the National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics ..

World Leprosy Day 2021

World Leprosy Day is observed on the last Sunday of January every year. This year, it will be observed on January 31. However, in India, World Leprosy Day is observed ..

RS Sharma: New Chief Executive of Ayushman Bharat

RS Sharma has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of the National Health Authority’s (NHA) health insurance scheme – Ayushman Bharat or Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana. Key ..

Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebrations

The Centenary Celebrations of Chauri Chaura will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on February 4, 2021. The inauguration will be done virtually. Where is Chauri Chaura? Chauri Chaura ..

Indian Navy’s IN FAC T-81 Decommissioned

On January 28, the Indian Naval Fast Attack Craft (IN FAC) T-81 of the Super Dvora MK II class was decommissioned at an event in Mumbai. Key Points IN FAC ..

‘Prabuddha Bharata’ – Key Facts

The 125th Anniversary celebrations of ‘Prabuddha Bharata’ will be organized on January 31. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address this anniversary celebration. Key Points Prabuddha Bharata is a monthly magazine ..