26.01.21 Daily GPSC Current Affairs

GUJARAT

WE Hub Announced its Partnership with i-HUB

 

WE Hub recently announced a partnership with i-Hub. I-Hub operates under the leadership of the Gujarat government. WE Hub operates under the leadership of the Telangana government.

 

WE Hub is a centre for women entrepreneurs. This is a business incubator, that is, it provides an environment for women entrepreneurs to develop their business. It aims to provide female entrepreneurs with solutions, innovative ideas, and qualified to focus on emerging fields.

It also supports undeveloped and undeveloped departments and service departments. The main goal of WE Hub is to eliminate economic and social barriers for women.

i-Hub is a centre for student entrepreneurship and innovation. It aims to develop an end-to-end innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem in Gujarat.

In addition, it also provides facilities such as future and advanced technology laboratories, technical business guidance, networking, and regulatory and consulting services. It was created based on the “Student Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy” of Gujarat.

The “Student Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy” aims to assist student-led entrepreneurship. It aims to create a common platform for students to demonstrate their innovative capabilities and establish an end-to-end support system in educational institutions.

According to the “Student Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy”, a student startup company is a student-led innovation-based startup company founded by one or more students or alumni (no more than five years from graduation).

These centres were created to achieve the goals of the Startup India mission.

Indian startups were launched in Red Fort in 2015. It was introduced to establish 75 startup support centres in the country. According to the 2019 Indian Startups Ranking, Gujarat has the best performance. Karnataka and Kerala rank the highest.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL

International Customs Day: 26 January

The International Customs Day (ICD) is observed on 26 January every year.

The objective of this day is to recognise the role of customs officials and agencies and focus on the working conditions and challenges that customs officers face in their jobs.

The day was instituted by the World Customs Organization (WCO) to commemorate the day in 1953 when the inaugural session of the Customs Cooperation Council (CCC) was held in Brussels, Belgium.

In 1994 the CCC was renamed World Customs Organization (WCO).

China surpasses United States as largest recipient of FDI

China was the largest recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2020, according to a report released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

China overtook the United States to gain the top position in 2020.

The country attracted $163 billion inflows in 2020, compared to $134 billion attracted by the United States,

However, in 2019, the United States had received $251 billion in inflows and China received $140 billion.

Overall, the global FDI had fallen by 42% in 2020, attracting an inflow of an estimated $859 billion, compared to $1.5 trillion in 2019.

 

NATIONAL

Nation celebrates 72nd Republic Day

Nation celebrates its 72nd Republic Day on 26 January 2021.

The main function was held at Rajpath in the National Capital where President Ram Nath Kovind took the salute of the parade.

The Republic Day Parade ceremony commenced with Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the National War Memorial.

The parade began from Vijay Chowk, as usual, but will culminate at the National Stadium instead of ending at the Red Fort.

This year, there was no Chief Guest from Foreign countries due to the pandemic.

Thirty-two tableaux, 17 from States and Union Territories, nine from various Ministries or Departments and Paramilitary Forces and six from the Ministry of Defence roll down the Rajpath.

India Ranks 7th in Global Climate Risk Index 2021 of Germanwatch

India has been placed among the top 10 most affected countries by climate change, in the Global Climate Risk Index 2021 published by the Bonn-based environmental think tank Germanwatch.

India ranked as the seventh worst-hit country in terms of climate change in 2019.

The Global Climate Risk Index 2021 is the 16th edition of the annual report and has taken into account the data available for 2019 and from 2000 to 2019.

The index analyses and ranks to what extent countries and regions have been affected by impacts of climate related extreme weather events (storms, floods, heatwaves etc.)

Top 3 countries : Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Bahamas were the top three most affected countries in 2019 respectively.

UP becomes first Indian State to have 2 Expressway airstrips for landing & take-off of fighter planes

In Uttar Pradesh, a new 3,300-metre-long airstrip has been constructed near Kurebhar on Purvanchal Expressway.

With this new airstrip, Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in India having two airstrips on expressways.

Uttar Pradesh also has an airstrip on Lucknow-Agra Expressway.

Airstrips on expressways are designed to facilitate emergency landing and take-off of fighter planes.

 

Joint Tri-service Exercise AMPHEX – 21 held in Andaman & Nicobar

 

A large-scale tri-service joint amphibious exercise AMPHEX – 21 was held in Andaman & Nicobar group of islands from 21 – 25 Jan 2021.

The exercise involved participation of troops of Army, Navy as well as the Indian Air Force.

The joint force executed multi-domain, high intensity offensive and defensive manoeuvres in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal.

The Ex KAVACH for defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands was also a part of AMPHEX– 21.

The exercise AMPHEX – 21 was aimed at validating India’s capabilities to safeguard the territorial integrity of it’s island territories, enhance operational synergy and joint warfighting capabilities amongst the three Services.

 

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