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Today Top Current Affairs 1 January 2021

Today Top Current Affairs 1 January 2021

Daily Current Affairs 1 January 2021: This article consists of the latest top current affairs for 1 January 2021 that are essential for all competitive exams such as Bank, SSC, IBPS, SBI exams. You can also take our Current Affairs Quiz after studying our daily current affairs.


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FASTag’s Deadline is 15th February 2021 for mandatory

The Road Transport and Highways Ministry have taken a decision to extend the deadline for mandatory usage of FASTag. prior to this, it was 1st January 2021 and now, it is set to 15th February 2021 for all four-wheel on the National Highway

  • It is also necessary that you must have a valid FASTag during getting new third party insurance.
  • The FASTags will play an important role in preventing long queues.

Multi-Modal Logistics Hub & Multi-Modal Transport Hub (MMTH) at Greater Noida

The Cabinet has decided to establish trunk infrastructure components for the Department of Promotion of Industry & Internal Trade (DPIIT).

AreaWherecost (in crore)
Krishnapatnam Industrial Andhra Pradesh2,139.44
Tumakuru IndustrialKarnataka1,701.81
Multi-Modal Logistics Hub (MMLH)
and Multi-Modal Transport Hub (MMTH)
Uttar Pradesh3,883.80

The first Pollinator Park in Haldwani, Uttarakhand

The first pollinator park of the country has been set up at Haldwani in Nainital, Uttarakhand.

  • Peter Smetacek made inauguration of Pollinator Park on 29th December 2020. Smetacek is a famous butterfly expert.
  • The research wing of the Uttarakhand Forest Department has played a role in developing the park.
  • The Park has more than 40 species of butterflies, honeybees, birds and insects

Appointments

ISRO Chairman K Sivan received 1-year extension

The Indian Govt has accepted the proposal to extend the term of ISRO Chairman K Sivan. he will serve for a period of one year.

  • Prior to this, he was to be retired on 14th January 2021.
  • After the extension, he will continue to serve up to January 14, 2022.

Awards

Pt Satish Vyas gets Tansen Samman

The santoor player Pt Satish Vyas has been honoured with the prestigious Tansen Samman for 2020. The Tansen Music Festival was started on 26th December and ended on 30 December 2020.

  • it was organized at Behat village in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh.
  • The MP culture department has made all kind of arrangements for Tansen Music Festival.
  • it is held in the memory of music maestro Tansen.
  • Apart from this, Abhinav Kala Parishad has received the Raja Mansingh Tomar award.

Obituary

broadcaster Indira Joseph Venniyoor died at 94

The famous and noted broadcaster Indira Joseph Venniyoor has taken her last breath at the age of 94.

  • She was the first English news announcer of Travancore Radio.
  • She started her career with the All India Radio (AIR).
  • The Station Director of All India Radio late E.M.J. Venniyoor was the husband of Indira.
  • E.M.J. was a well-known literary scholar and art critic person.

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