Current Affairs 2021
Atomic clocks of Satellite IRNSS-1A Develops Technical Snag
The atomic clocks on the first satellite IRNSS-1A of the NAVIC, an indigenously built satellite system has developed technical complications.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman, A.S. Kiran Kumar informed that one of the three crucial rubidium clock on IRNSS-1A spacecraft failed six months ago while......
Abul Hossain Wins 2017 Kolkata Marathon
Siliguri lad Abul Hossain won the Kolkata Marathon as amateur runners from north Bengal and Northeast India dominated the first edition of the meet here.
Hossain won the race with a timing of two hours 34 minutes and two seconds to leave Kolkata lad Biswanath Pal second, five minutes behind while Paritosh Roy finished third with a timing of...
Iris Mittenaere won Miss Universe 2017
Iris Mittenaere from France has been crowned the new Miss Universe during the 65th edition of the pageant, while Miss Haiti Raquel Pelissier was named first runner-up.
Iris, 24, is a Parisian native, currently pursuing a degree in dental surgery. She plans to use her Miss Universe platform to advocate for dental and oral hygiene. ...
Utkarsh Micro Finance Launched Small Finance Bank
Varanasi-based Utkarsh Micro Finance started operating its banking business as Utkarsh Small Finance Bank on January 23, 2017 to cater to the needs of the poor mainly in the northern belt. UK’s Commonwealth Development Corporation (CDC) has infused Rs. 150 crore in the tier II capital in the company.
This makes Utkarsh....
CCI announced Fine on Seven Cement Companies in India
Competition Commission of India, CCI has imposed a penalty of nearly 206 crore rupees on 7 cement companies for violating competition norms with regard to a tender floated by a Haryana agency back in 2012.
These cement comapies are: Shree Cement, UltraTech, Jaiprakash Associates, J K Cement, Ambuja Cements, ACC & J K......
NASA approved mission to explore 16 Psyche
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on 18 January 2017 approved a mission to explore 16 Psyche, an iron-rich asteroid that is located in the large asteroid belt between the planets Mars and Jupiter.
Under the mission, NASA craft will be launched in the year 2023 and will arrive at asteroid Psyche in 2030.
Petroleum awareness programme 'Saksham - 2017' launched
The Union Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas on 16 January 2017 launched a One month petroleum awareness programme 'Saksham - 2017' (Sanrakshan Kshamta Mahotsav).
The programme is launched with the aim to creating awareness amongst the masses towards judicious utilization.....
Professor C.V. Vishveshwara passed away
Professor C.V. Vishveshwara - pioneer researcher of the country in the field of Black holes passed away at the age of 79 on 16 January 2017 in Bengaluru.
He started studying black holes first in the 1970s when he was with Chicago University and known for giving a form to the characteristic signal that would be emitted by two...
Father of Pinyin passed away
Chinese linguist Zhou Youguang, known as the father of Pinyin for creating the system of Romanized Chinese writing, passed away at the age of 111 on 14 January 2017 in Beijing, China.
Zhou Youguang was a Chinese economist, linguist, sinologist, publisher, banker, and supercentenarian (someone who has lived to or passed their 110th birthday).
SBI in Pact with Oman’s SGRF
State General Reserve Fund of Oman (SGRF), a Sovereign Wealth Fund & the SBI will infuse $150 million & $50 million respectively in Oman India Joint Investment Fund (OIJIF).
The bank is backing the private equity fund for its second offering (Fund II) and decision is driven by the performance in the first fund.
The first fund of.....
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