* Superfast special train between Mumbai-Delhi to speed up from January 9, 2021
* Two students from Hyderabad’s government school have given an organic substitute for gypsum chalks.
* Government to begin 3- day nationwide polio immunisation from January 17, 2021
* Arrest warrant issued against Masood Azhar by Pakistan court for terror financing
* Central Government merges Jammu & Kashmir cadre officers with AGMUT
* A natural gas pipeline connecting Kochi in Kerala to Mangaluru city of Karnataka has been inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
CM of Kerala – Pinarayi Vijayan
Governor of Kerala – Arif Mohammad Khan
* Karnataka State Brahmin Development Board
Arundhati scheme: poor Brahmin women given ₹25k for marriage.
Maitreyi scheme: ₹3L for marrying poor priests.
Karnatka C.M.- B.S. Yediyurappa
*Sanjay kaboor has been elected as the President of the All India Chess Federation – Year of establishment of All India Chess Federation – 1951 AD
* United States has recently passed the Malala Yousafzai Scholarship Act.
* Malala Yousafzai – She has been awarded the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
(Youngest Nobel laureate)
* National Statistical Office (NSO) , 1st advance estimate of GDP, -7.7% growth for 2020-21,
Last year – +4.2%
* Ordinance to merge Jammu and Kashmir cadre IAS, IPS and IFS officers with that of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre. – (J&K Reorganisation Act, 2019)
L. Governor of J&K – Manoj Sinha
* Delhi has established the Tamil Academy to promote the language and culture of the state of Tamil Nadu – Delhi
CM of Delhi – Arvind Kejriwal Lieutenant Governor of Delhi- Anil Baijal
* Recently pankaj Mittal has been sworn in as the new Chief Justice of the Joint Court of Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
* Lieutenant Governor of the Union territory of Jammu and Kashmir – Manoj Sinha
* Vilas Patil Andalkar has passed away, he was an MLA from which constituency. – Karad (Maharashtra)
– CM of Maharashtra – Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray
– Governor of Maharashtra – Bhagat Singh Koshyari
* Kerala state has recently announced to provide green tag to government offices. (Best governed State 2020 )
The rankings were released by the Public Affairs Centre (PAC) in Bengaluru.
Motion to remove Kerala Vidhan Sabha speaker because of his alleged ties with gold smugglers. -Constitution article 179(C) – Removal & Resignation of State Assembly Speaker and deputy speaker.
Where will the second edition of Khelo India Winter Games be held from February 2021? – Gulmarg , Baramulla (J & K) – Gulmarg Town is situated in the Pir Panjal Range in the Western Himalayas and lies within the boundaries of Gulmarg Wildlife Sanctuary.
JS Muralidhar has been appointed as the Chief Justice of which High Court?
– Odisha High Court
CM of Odisha – Naveen Patnaik(14th Chief Minister of Odisha)