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4th February 2021 Daily GK Update: Read Daily GK, Current Affairs for Bank Exam

Here is the Daily GK Update of 4th February 2021 covering the following news headlines: ‘Atmanirbharta, GOBARDHAN, Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai, Boxing Federation of India, Amazon.

Daily GK updates are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for banking or other competitive exams. Daily GK Update is the complete bag of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about the banking terms, current affairs news, etc. So, here is the GK update of 4th February 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt Current Affairs Quiz.

National News

1. GoI launches unified web portal for monitoring progress of GOBARDHAN activities

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  • Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Animal Husbandry Minister Giriraj Singh, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Minister of State for Jal Shakti Rattan Lal Kataria jointly launched a unified web portal for monitoring the progress of GOBARDHAN activities across the nation.
  • Gobardhan aims to positively impact village cleanliness and generate wealth and energy from cattle and organic waste.
  • It focuses on managing and converting cattle dung and solid waste in farms to useful compost, biogas and bio-CNG.
  • It will also help in keeping the village clean while increasing the income of farmers and cattle herders.
  • It will be hugely beneficial for the country as India is home to the highest cattle population in the world (around 300 million in number) which produces around 3 million tonnes of dung.
  • It will encourage farmers to consider dung and other waste not just as waste but as a source of income.
  • It will provide many benefits to rural people by keeping villages clean and sanitized, improving livestock health and increasing farm yields.

State News

2. Punjab CM launches ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission

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  • Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has virtually launched the ‘Har Ghar Pani, Har Ghar Safai’ mission as part of the government’s campaign to accomplish the goal of 100 per cent potable piped water supply in all rural households.
  • The scheme is being funded by the World Bank, Jal Jeevan Mission of GoI, NABARD, and State Budget.
  • The scheme will benefit more than 1.6 lakh residents from 155 villages in Amritsar, Tarn Taran, and Gurdaspur districts by helping replace groundwater with surface water supply for drinking, besides resolving the problem of arsenic affected habitations.
  • The Chief Minister also inaugurated one Mega Surface Water Supply Scheme covering 85 villages in the Moga district, 144 new water supply schemes for 172 villages, 121 Arsenic, and Iron removal plants.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Punjab CM: Captain Amarinder Singh.
  • Punjab Governor: V.P.Singh Badnore.

Appointments News

3. Ajay Singh re-elected Boxing Federation of India President

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  • Spicejet chairman Ajay Singh defeated Ashish Shelar in a high-profile contest to get re-elected as president of Boxing Federation India for a second term.
  • As for his second tenure, Singh said the focus will be developed at the grassroots, sports science, women’s boxing and involving young administrators in the sport. He will focus on training of Tokyo Olympics-bound boxers, grassroots development and women’s boxing.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Boxing Federation India established: February 25, 1949.

4. Andy Jassy set to replace Jeff Bezos as Amazon CEO

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  • Amazon.com Inc founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos has announced that he would step down as CEO of the company and become Executive Chairman in Q3 of 2021, i.e. with effect from July 01, 2021.
  • Andy Jassy, who is currently serving as the chief executive of Amazon Web Services (AWS), will replace Bezos as CEO of Amazon. Bezos started the company 27 years ago, on 5 July 1994, as an internet bookseller.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Amazon.com Inc Founded: 5 July 1994.
  • Amazon.com Inc Headquarters: Seattle, Washington, United States.

Ranks and Reports News

5. PHDCCI Report: India to emerge as second most resilient economy in 2021

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  • India will emerge as the second most resilient economy in 2021, as per the International Economic Resilience (IER) Rank, released by industry body, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI).
  • The ranking has been topped by Germany, among the top-10 leading economies. South Korea is at the third position in the list.
  • Apart from this, India’s real GDP growth rate is projected to be the highest in the year 2021 among the top-10 leading economies in the world, at 11.5%. It reflects India’s strong “economic resurgence” to the global economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summits and Conferences News

6. Chiefs of Air Staff (CAS) Conclave Organised at Bengaluru

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  • Raksha Mantri, Rajnath Singh has inaugurated the ‘Chiefs of Air Staff (CAS) Conclave’ at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The two-day conclave has been organised by Indian Air Force, from 3 to 04 February 2021, in a Hybrid Form with extensive use of digital media.
  • The Chiefs of Air Staff from about 75 countries would come together on a single platform to exchange their thoughts on current issues related to aerospace power strategy and technological developments.
  • The Conclave is a perfect example of India’s Defence Cooperation with other countries working as a diplomatic instrument, giving an opportunity for building bridges of friendship, mutual trust and capacities on a global basis.
  • Promoting transparency in defence cooperation and building areas of common interests in military aviation will be focus areas of the CAS Conclave.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Air Chief Marshal: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.
  • Indian Airforce founded: 8 October 1932.
  • Indian Airforce Headquarters: New Delhi.

Defence News

7. Aero India 2021 Begins in Bengaluru

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  • The Aero India 2021 event, country’s premier aerospace and defence exhibition, kick-started at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bengaluru.
  • The 13th edition of the international event touted as the world’s first-ever hybrid aero and defence show will see several aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF), Army, Navy, Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL), and the Coast Guard participating in the show.
  • The three-day event will focus on India’s indigenous defence sector capabilities amid buzz around Atmanirbhar Bharat and Make in India campaigns.
  • This 13th edition will see a combination of both physical and virtual exhibition with 601 exhibitors, including 523 from India and 78 from 14 foreign countries.
  • Hindustan Aeronautics Limited would exhibit its Aatmanirbhar Formation Flight.

Sports News

8. Ashok Dinda announces retirement from all forms of cricket

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  • Fast bowler Ashok Dinda, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket. The 36-year-old right-handed pacer made his first-class debut for Bengal in 2005 and played for 15 years in Bengal cricket.
  • He made his international debut in 2009, in a T20I against Sri Lanka, followed by making his ODI debut in Zimbabwe in 2010. He played 13 ODIs and 9 T20I matches for India. He played 116 first-class matches for Bengal, taking 420 wickets at a bowling average of 28.28.

Important Days

9. World Cancer Day: February 4

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  • World Cancer Day is observed every year on 4 February by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The day is celebrated to raise awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.
  • World Cancer Day 2019-21 theme: ‘I Am And I Will’.
  • Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone, everywhere to unite under one voice to face one of our greatest challenges in history.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Union for International Cancer Control Headquarters in: Geneva, Switzerland, Founded: 1933.

10. International Day of Human Fraternity: 4 February

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  • International Day of Human Fraternity is observed on 4th February globally. International Day of Human Fraternity aims to underline the importance of raising awareness about different cultures and religions, or beliefs, and the promotion of tolerance.
  • It also aims to educate people that tolerance,  pluralistic tradition,  mutual respect, and the diversity of religions and beliefs promote human fraternity.
  • This year International Day of Human Fraternity 2021 theme: A Pathway to the Future.
  • The UN General Assembly on 21 December adopted a resolution declaring 4 February as the International Day of Human Fraternity. The day is to be observed each year, beginning in 2021.

Miscellaneous News

11. ‘Atmanirbharta’ named Oxford Hindi word of 2020

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  • Oxford Languages, the world’s leading dictionary publisher, has named ‘Aatmanirbharta’ as the Hindi word of the year 2020.
  • The Oxford Hindi word of the year is a word or expression that is chosen to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of the passing year, and have lasting potential as a term of cultural significance.
  • ‘Aatmanirbharta’ means self-reliance. The word was chosen as it “validated the day-to-day achievements of the countless Indians who dealt with and survived the perils of a pandemic”.

12. India’s First Amputee Clinic Launched In Chandigarh

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  • The first of its kind ‘amputee clinic’ in India, has been launched by the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), a premier medical and research institution in Chandigarh.
  • The basic intent of this initiative is to bring an Amputee as a near-normal functional human being in society. This initiative will attempt to provide appropriate management to amputees to guide them in their path to rehabilitation in society and will support patients with counselling and medical facilities during their treatment and recovery.
  • ‘PGI Amputee Clinic’ in Chandigarh has been set up with the aim of improving amputation patient care by providing a collection of services under one roof with significant coordination. The clinic will provide social, mental and physical support to its patients.

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