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1-Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers D.V. Sadananda Gowda said the Centre would set up three bulk drug parks to make chemicals and reduce their imports from China.
2- APIs- Active pharmaceutical ingredients
NCR- National Capital Region
NCP-The Nationalist Congress Party
LDF- Left Democratic Front
JDU- Janata Dal United
3-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed that Start-ups to be build for future MNCs, and to give ‘Brand India’ new global identity.
4-Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said that in the first phase of the inoculation drive, one crore healthcare workers and two crore frontline workers to be given free vaccine.
5-Centre has drafted a law to raise legal age of smoking to 21 years from the current 18 years.
6-Passengers travelling from the United Kingdom to India are asked for mandatory self-paid RT-PCR test at the airport from from January 8 to 31.
7-The Delhi government has announced free Covid-19 vaccine doses to people in the capital city.
8- Union Information and Broadcasting (I&B) Minister Prakash Javadekar said that Prime Minister Modi is the first global leader, whose popularity has been rising over the last six years.
9-Former Home Minister and Congress leader Buta Singh died. He was one of the longest serving parliamentarians.
10- Congress MP Karti P.Chidambaram said that the various committees appointed by its president Sonia Gandhi would not serve any purpose.
11-The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said India has successfully cultured UK coronavirus variant.
12-After ‘Covishield’, the Subject Expert Committee of Central Drug Standard Control Organization has recommended Bharat Biotech’s ‘Covaxin’ for emergency use.
13-Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has opposed to organize the 25th edition of the International Film Festival of Kerala (IFFK) in different venues other than Thiruvananthapuram.
14- Dry run has been conducted in India’s 125 districts, 285 sites to assess the ability to administer Covid-19 shots to hundreds of millions of people.
15-Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be dedicating the ‘National Atomic Timescale’ and ‘Bhartiya Nirdeshak Dravya’ to the nation.
16- PM Modi will lay the foundation stone of the National Environmental Standards Laboratory on Monday.
17-Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has sought an apology from Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav over his vaccine remark.
18- The Odisha government has announced that schools will be reopened for Class 10 and Class 12 from January 8.
19-Union Home Minister Amit Shah has called up Dona Ganguly to know the health status of her husband Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian skipper and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president. Ganguly is admitted to the Woodlands Hospital in Kolkata after some complications in heart, due to chest pain.
20-BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi has alleged that the jailed RJD supremo Lalu Prasad has been indulging in political manipulations in Bihar.
21-The Nagaland authority has hoped to contain the week-long wildfire in the famed Dzukou Valley on its border with neighbouring state Manipur.
22-Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat has visited forward air bases in Arunachal Pradesh.
23-Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister is Nitin Patel.
24-BJP chief J.P. Nadda and the party national general secretary B.L. Santosh are likely to take part in the three-day national-level ‘Samanvay Baithak’ organised by the RSS.
25-Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) Chancellor Firoz Bakht Ahmed has sought a police probe over allegations of sex, drugs on campus.
26-Bharat Biotech has recruited 23,000 volunteers for Phase III trials of coronavirus vaccine Covaxin, across all Indian sites.
27-Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government has decided to distribute around 22,250 scooties free to girl students to promote girls education in the state.
4- India has reported 76,472 new coronavirus cases in a single day. The total tally reached to 34,63,972.
5- August 29 is commemorated as the National Sports Day every year.
NEET- The National Eligibility cum Entrance Test.
JEE: Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)
NCB: The Narcotics Control Bureau
DRM: Disaster Risk Management
ISS: The International Space Station
JPC- Joint Parliamentary Committee
NEP- National Education Policy
GSTN- The Goods and Services Tax Network
BSF- The Border Security Force
TOPS: Target Olympic Podium Scheme
SAI- The Sports Authority of India
7- Telangana Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) lone MLA T. Raja Singh was advised by police to use bullet-proof car due to security threat.
8- Jodhpur-based Isha, along with 35 other girls across India, have launched campaign against height norms in Indian beauty pageants.
9-Chennai hospital has performed a lung transplant of a 48-year-old COVID-19 positive male patient. It is Asia’s 1st Covid positive lung transplant.
10- The Indian Youth Congress (IYC) has launched the ‘Rozgar Do’ (give employment) campaign.
11-Union Food Processing Industries Minister is Harsimrat Kaur Badal.
12-Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended his wishes on Telugu Language Day. PM Modi tweeted both in Telugu and in English languages on Saturday.
13-The Telangana government has permitted relaxation quarantine norms for international passengers. These will work for passengers arriving in Hyderabad by Vande Bharat or Air Transport Bubble flights.
14-Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu has stressed the need of mother tongue in administration.
15-Six of the eight north-eastern states capital cities will get the Rail connectivity by 2023.
16-Celebrity fitness coach and model Satnam Khatra passed away due to heart attack. He was 31.
17-PM Modi will inaugurate Atal Tunnel, earlier known as Rohtang tunnel by Sept-end.
18-Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister is Jai Ram Thakur.
19-‘Sunburn for Goa’ is online fundraiser for Goa people fighting against Covid-19.
20-President Ram Nath Kovind has congratulated Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash of Hyderabad for winning ‘World’s fastest human calculator’ title.
One Liner Current Affairs- International
1-Peru has extended emergency period for 90 days due to COVID-19 pandemic.
2-Facebook CEO is Mark Zuckerberg.
3- The Security Council has extended the mandate of UNIFIL for another year, till August 31, 2021.
UNIFIL- The UN Interim Force in Lebanon
4- West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne infection has claimed three victims in Spain.
5- Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel is suspended for alleged corruption.
6- Canada has extended ban on international travel till September 30 due to the coronavirus.
7-Turkish President is Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
8- NATO Secretary-General is Jens Stoltenberg.
9- Bangladesh has extended the shutdown of schools and other educational institutions until October 3 due to corona pandemic.
10- UK’s late Princess Diana’s statue will be unveiled on 60th birthday.
11- UK Health Secretary is Matt Hancock.
One Liner Current Affairs- Sports
1-England batsman Ollie Pope has been given rest for four months due to dislocating of his left shoulder.
2-England all-rounder Ben Stokes said he is out of the Pakistan Test series midway following father’s cancer diagnosis.
3- Indian women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal conferred with the prestigious Khel Ratna Award on Saturday.
4-International Institute of Sports Management (IISM) has received Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar.
Former India cricketer Nilesh Kulkarni has founded IISM, a sports management venture.
5-Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has given the Biju Patnaik Sports Award to outstanding sportspersons and coaches.
6- Head coach, Albert Roca has quit Hyderabad FC and joined Spanish giants Barcelona as fitness coach.
7- Cricketer Suresh Raina’s 58-year-old uncle killed, aunt critical after attack by robbers in a Punjab town.
8- World Rapid Chess Champion Koneru Humpy has entered the FIDE Online Olympiad final.
9- On the occasion of National Sports Day, actress Shlipa Shetty tried archery. She posted the same on Instagram account.
10- Pakistan batsman Babar Azam will play for Somerset in T20 Blast 2020.
One Liner Current Affairs- Films/Entertainment
1- The demise of Hollywood actor Chadwick Boseman is mourned by Bollywood. Chadwick Boseman is known for his role in ‘Black Panther’.
2- Playback legend Lata Mangeshkar’s building Prabhukunj sealed as precautionary step amid Covid. The singer and her family are safe.
3- Telugu superstar Nagarjuna has turned 61 on Saturday.
4-Southern star Samantha Akkineni has joked saying that she has been pregnant since 2017.
5- The first promo of Kaun Banega Crorepati season 12 hosted by Amitabh Bachchan is out.
6-Film producer and Telugu Big Boss-2 fame Nutan Naidu’s wife Madhu Priya held for tonsuring Dalit youth.
One Liner Current Affairs- Miscellaneous
1- Facebook is testing a new feature to add your account with paid news subscription.
2-The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) is situated on the Nile River.