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Thursday, January 28, 2021

DAILY GK : 28 JAN 2021

 DAILY GK : 28 JAN 2021

1.     INDIA’S LONGEST STEEL ARCH BRIDGE

      Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma inaugurated India’s Longest Steel Arch Bridge ‘Wahrew Bridge’ at Tharia Village in Meghalaya.

      The 169 metre long Bridge connects Bholaganj & Sohbar to Nongjri in East Khasi Hills and runs over the river Wahrew.

      The Bridge was dedicated to Dr Donkupar Roy, Former Chief Minister of Meghalaya.

 

2.     BHARAT PARV-2021 VIRTUAL NATIONAL FESTIVAL

      LS Speaker Om Birla inaugurated the 5-day Bharat Parv-2021, a virtual National Festival at New Delhi.

      The Festival will take place on a  virtual platform – http://www.bharatparv2021.com/ due to the Pandemic.

      Bharat Parv is an annual event being organized by the Ministry of Tourism since 2016.

      Objective – To showcase the Cuisine & Culture of different States of India.

      The overall theme of Bharat Parv will also be focused towards Aatmanirbhar Bharat and Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat.

 

3.     LAUNCHING OF PUPIL SATELLITE BY INDIA

      In order to celebrate the 50 years of India-Bangladesh friendship & the 100th Birth Anniversary of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, India & Bangladesh have signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to design & launch the Pupil  Satellite TV for PC  to be completely developed by Students from both countries.

      The MoU was signed between SpaceKidz India (SKI) & Global Law Thinkers Society, an Global Youth Organization of Bangladesh.

 

4.     “AYU SAMVAD” ORGANISED BY AIIA

      The “Ayu Samvad” (My Health My Responsibility), one of the largest public awareness campaigns on Ayurveda and COVID-19 pandemic (in the form of lecture series) is organised by All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA), New Delhi, an apex Ayurveda institute under the Ministry of AYUSH.

 

5.     INDIA-UK JWC MEETING ON COUNTER-TERRORISM 2021

      14th meeting of the India-United Kingdom Joint Working Group (JWC) on Counter-Terrorism 2021 was held virtually where both nations emphasised for strengthening international cooperation to combat the global menace of terrorism.

      Indian side was represented by Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary for Counter Terrorism in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).

 

6.     PM RASHTRIYA BAL PURASKAR 2021 TO 32 CHILDREN

      Government of India conferred Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) 2021 to 32 children under 6 categories, namely innovation, Scholastic, Sports, Arts & Culture, Social Service and Bravery.

      This award was instituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development (MoWCD), Government of India in 1996.

      Chirag Bhansali (16 year old) received this Award for launching his website and mobile application called ‘Swadeshi Tech’, which acts as an alternative to Chinese apps.

      Veer Kashyap (10-year-old) received this Award for building a Board game ‘Corona Yuga’.

 

7.     PADMA AWARDS 2021

      Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India announced the Padma Awards 2021.

      The Padma Awards, one of the highest Civilian Awards of the Country are conferred under 3 categories namely, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri.

      This year (2021) total 119 Padma awards including 1 duo case (in a duo case, the Award is counted as one) were Awarded.

      Key Persons who Received the Award:

      Padma Vibhushan – Former Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, S P Balasubramaniam(Posthumously) and Eminent sculptor Sudarshan Sahoo, Optics Narinder Singh Kapany (posthumously).

      Padma Bhushan– Ram Vilas Paswan(Posthumous), who was the Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution (elected from the Hajipur constituency of Bihar) and Tarun Gogoi, former Assam CM who was the longest serving CM of the State

 

8.     HIGHLIGHTS OF  72ND REPUBLIC DAY 

      India celebrated its 72nd Republic Day.

      On this date, in 1950 the Constitution of India came into effect by replacing the Government of India Act (1935).

      The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on 26 November, 1949 and came into effect on 26th January, 1950 making India a fully democratic Republic.

      For the 1st time, a 122-member Bangladeshi Triservice force Contingent participated in the Republic Day Parade.

      On the eve of 72nd Republic Day Celebration i.e 25th January, 2021, President Ram Nath  Kovind approved 455 Gallantry Awards & other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel.

      UT of Ladakh presented its First-ever Tableau at the Republic Day Parade, since its formation in 2019.

      The last time a Republic Day Celebration was held without a Chief Guest was in 1966.

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