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Today Top Current Affairs 19 January 2021

Today Top Current Affairs 19 January 2021

Daily Current Affairs 19 January 2021: This article consists of the latest top current affairs for 19 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.


National

Harsh Vardhan headed 148th session of WHO Executive Board

On 18th January 2021, Dr Harsh Vardhan has headed the 148th session of WHO Executive Board via a Video Conferencing.

  • The 148th session of the Executive Board will run till 26th January 2021.
  • The aim of the meeting is to make a platform to bring together all member states to introduce the directions and its agenda.
  • Along with it, the WHO decided to observe 2021 Year as the Year of Global Solidarity and Survival.

Appointments

Yoweri Museveni as President of Uganda: Gets Sixth Term

Yoweri Museveni has been elected as the President of Uganda after getting a victory in Presidential elections. Mr Museveni wins a sixth term. Museveni received 58.6% votes of the total and on the other hand, Wine could get 34.8% votes.

  • 76 years old Yoweri Museveni has President power since 1986 and he is one of the longest-serving leaders of Africa.

About Uganda

  • Capital: Kampala
  • Currency: Ugandan shilling

Sports

Yonex Thailand Open badminton tournament 2021

The Yonex Thailand Open Super badminton tournament was started on 12th January 2021 and was ended on 17th January 2021. Badminton World Federation (BWF) organized the 1st badminton tournament in 2021.

Yonex Thailand Open 2021 tournament Details

When Started12-01-2021
When Ended17-01-2021
Where OrganizedMuang Thong Thani, Thailand
Prize Money$1,000,000
LevelSuper 1000

Yonex Thailand Open 2021 Winner List

CATEGORYWINNER NAME
Men’s SingleViktor Axelsen (Denmark)
Men’s DoubleLee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin (Taiwan)
Women’s SingleCarolina Marin (Spain)
Women’s DoubleGreysia Polii and Apriyani Rahayu (Indonesia)
Mixed DoubleDechapol Puavaranukroh and
Sapsiree Taerattanachai (Thailand)

Obituary

89 years old Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan passed away

On 17th January 2021, Shri Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan has taken his last breath at the age of 89. he was known as noted Indian classical musician.

  • He was awarded Padma Vibhushan for contributing Indian classical music across the world.

About Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan

Born – 3rd March 1931 (Badaun, Uttar Pradesh)

Death – 17th January 2021 in Mumbai

Father Name – Ustad Waris Hussain Khan

Mother Name – Sabri Begum

Ustad Ghulam Mustafa Khan Awards List

AWARDWHEN
Padma Shri1991
Sangeet Natak Akademi Award2003
Padma Bhushan2006

Ex-Union Minister Shri Kamal Morarka died

On 16th January 2021, Shri Kamal Morarka Ji took his last breath at the age of 74. he was an Ex-Union minister and also known as an industrialist in the country. Morarka was suffering from a brief illness.

  • Morarka had served as a Union minister in the Chandra Shekhar Govt and also was a Rajya Sabha member (Rajasthan) from Janata Dal between 1988 and 1994.
  • along with it, Mr Morarka was chosen as the Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) Head.

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