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Current Affairs January 2021

January 2021 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of January 2021 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of January 2021 are given below. Hope you like it.


Who is the author of the book 'The Commonwealth of Cricket'? Ramchandra Guha
What was the theme of India Digital Summit 2021? Aatmanirbhar Bharat – Start of New Decade
Who has been felicitated with the Indian Personality of the Year Award at the 51st International Film Festival of India (IFFI)? Biswajit Chatterjee
On which day National Tourism Day was observed across India? January 25
On which day India observes National Voters’ Day every year? January 25
Which State is the first in India to have two expressway airstrips? Uttar Pradesh
The tableau of which state won the first prize in the Republic Day parade 2021? Uttar Pradesh
At which place in India, software major Microsoft has launched its new India Development Center (IDC) facility? Noida
Which State celebrated the golden jubilee of its Statehood Day on January 25, 2021? On January 25, 1971, this State had become India's 18th state. Himachal Pradesh
On which day National Girl Child Day was observed across India? January 24
Name the 19-old Haridwar-based student who became the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand for one day on National Girl Child Day? Shristi Goswami
How much fund has been approved by Central Government for 'Start-up India Seed Fund Scheme'? Rs 945 crore
Which Indian freedom fighter's birth anniversary was observed on January 28? Lala Lajpat Rai
Which telecom company has become the first in India to demonstrate the operation of the 5G network? Bharti Airtel
Prasanta Dora who passed away recently is associated with which sport? Football
Name the former Japanese Prime Minister who will be honoured with the prestigious Padma Vibhushan award (the second-highest civilian award in India) in public affairs? Shinzo Abe
How many children were conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar for their exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments in the fields of scholastic, innovation, arts & culture, sports, social service and bravery? 32
On which day Government of India decided to observe Parakram Diwas to commemorate the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose? January 23rd
Name the Youth Affairs and Sports Minister who has been temporarily assigned the charge of the Ministry of AYUSH? Kiren Rijiju
The first-ever Khelo India Zanskar Winter Sports Festival was inaugurated in which State / Union Territory? Ladakh
Which fruit has been renamed by the Gujarat Government as 'Kamalam' which means Lotus in Sanskrit? Dragon Fruit
At which venue, India created history on January 19, 2021 by defeating Australia for the first time in 32 years? The Gabba
To which country, India has sent 1 million doses of COVID vaccine as a gift under the 'Vaccine Maitri' Initiative? Nepal
Which State has topped the India Innovation Index 2020 among major states? Karnataka
Which State has topped the India Innovation Index 2020 among the North Eastern / Hilly States? Himachal Pradesh
Which Union Territory / City topped the India Innovation Index 2020 followed by Chandigarh and Daman & Diu? Delhi
The Union Government has asked the CEO of which popular messaging platform to withdraw proposed changes to the app's privacy policy? WhatsApp
On which day Indian Army Day was observed? January 15
India's first indigenous 9mm Machine Pistol has been jointly developed by the Indian Army and ___________. DRDO
What is the name of India's first indigenous 9mm machine pistol jointly developed by DRDO and Indian Army? Asmi
In which State, the Geological Survey of India (GSI) has found promising concentrations of vanadium? Arunachal Pradesh
On which date, the New Foreign Trade Policy 2021-26 will be brought into effect? April 1, 2021
Which country's military contingent took part in India's Republic Day Parade 2021? Bangladesh
How many times has India invited a foreign military contingent to take part in its Republic Day Parade? Thrice
Who was the Chief Guest at India's Republic Day Parade 2021? None
From which date COVID-19 vaccination drive commenced in India? January 16, 2021
Name the renowned fashion designer who passed away on January 6, 2021 at the age of 79? He was known for giving a contemporary and modern look to the Indian saree. Satya Paul
Government of India has recently approved the 850 megawatts (MW) Ratle hydropower project in which State / UT? Jammu and Kashmir
Justice Hima Kohli has been sworn in as the first woman Chief Justice of which High Court? Telangana
Hundreds of winter migratory birds have been found dead in which Ramsar sites in Himachal Pradesh? Pong Dam Lake
Which country will host the 2022 Women's Asian Cup from January 20 to February 6, 2022? India
At which place in India, Elon Musk owned electric vehicle company Tesla has opened its first centre? Bengaluru
On which day National Youth Day was observed to honor the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda? January 12
What was the theme of National Youth Day observed on January 12, 2021? Channelizing Youth Power for Nation Building
Name the veteran Congress leader and former Chief Minister of Gujarat (also a Union External Affairs Minister) who passed away on January 9, 2021? Madhav Singh Solanki
Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the world's first double-stack long-haul container train from ________ in Haryana to New Kishanganj in Rajasthan. New Ateli
Name the veteran Congress leader, also a former Home Minister of India and Governor of Bihar, who passed away on January 2, 2021? Buta Singh
Name the renowned santoor player who has been conferred the Tansen Samman 2020 by the Madhya Pradesh government? Satish Vyas
Who is the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Railway Board who has succeeded Vinod Kumar Yadav? Suneet Sharma
At which place in Jammu and Kashmir, Khelo India Ice Hockey tournament was held? Chiktan


SpaceX broke a world space record by deploying 143 spacecraft into orbit aboard its Falcon 9 rocket. Who is the founder and CEO of SpaceX? Elon Musk
Who has become the first Second Gentleman of the United States after his wife Kamala Harris was elected as the US Vice President? Doung Emhoff
NASA recently released a picturesque image of which galaxy cluster? Abell 370
How many countries have lost their right to vote at the United Nations General Assembly for not paying their dues? Seven
How many US Presidents have been removed from office through impeachment? None
Who became the first US President to be impeached twice by the House of Representatives? Donald Trump
The global stockpile of the Ebola vaccine made by Merck is being stored in which country? Switzerland
Which world leader's Twitter account has been permanently suspended? Donald Trump
Protestors violated the security of which country's Capitol Building on January 6, 2021? United States
Name the Prime Minister of Nepal who has been expelled from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) over his decision to dissolve the Parliament? KP Sharma Oli
Which country became the world's top destination for new foreign direct investment in 2020, overtaking the United States? China
Who sworn-in as the 46th President of United States of America (USA)? J Biden
Which country has topped the Coronavirus Performance Index released by Lowy Institute recently? New Zealand
Name the iconic American radio and television host who passed away recently? Larry King