Current Affairs 19 January 2021


1)  Bharat Dynamic Limited (BDL) has signed an agreement with Thales to make Star Streak Missile systems in India.

BDL Established : 1970 & CMD : Siddharth Mishra || HQ: Hyderabad



2)  PM Modi addresses PRARAMBH – START UP INDIA INTERNATIONAL SUMMIT 2021. It was inaugurated by the minister of commerce and industry – Piyush Goyal.

Participated members are related to BIMSTEC (Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi Sectoral Technical and Economic cooperation).

BIMSTEC Secretary General: Tenzin Lekphell || HQ: Dhaka, Bangladesh



3)  Cabinet approves proposal for Mineral Reforms by amending MMDR Act,1957.

Union Minister of Mines: Pralhad Venkatesh Joshi || HQ: New Delhi



4)  Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurates India’s first Air Taxi service from Chandigarh to Hisar under the scheme of RCS –UDAN.

RCS – UDAN – Regional Connectivity Scheme – Ude Desh Ka Nagarik.

This service uses Tecnam P2006T VT aircraft with two engine 4 seating plane.




5)  24th National Youth Festival 2021 was held from 12th Jan to 16th Jan 2021.

National Youth Festival will be celebrated every year to commemorate the birthday of Swami Vivekananda



6)  Nepal foreign minister Pradeep Kumar Gywali has visited India during 14th Jan – 16 Jan 2021.

He participated in 6th India- Nepal Joint Commission Meeting with our External Affairs Minister – S Jaishankar.

The two sides has discussed on Bilateral Trade, energy, border disputes and COVID-19 assistance.

Nepal PM: K.P. Sharma Oli || Capital: Khatmandu || Currency : Nepalese Rupee



7)  India is going to set up new trade policy for 2021-2026 is going to be rolled out from April 1 -2021.



8)  India’s GDP has been raised to 11% in 2021-2022 from 9.4% as per Fitch Ratings.



9)  IKEA wins 1st UN WOMEN 2020 Asia – Pacific WEPS regional award under Gender Inclusive workplace category

IKEA  is a Swedish Furniture company

IKEA Full form: Ingauvar Kampard Elemtyard Augunyard.



10)Yoweri Kagutha Museveni has been reelected as  Uganda President for the Sixth Term.


11) First Badminton Tournament of 2021 was held in Thailand from 12 Jan – 17 Jan 2021.

This was the first Badminton Tournament in 2021 year




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