Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 23 January 2021

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Current Affairs for SSC CGL Exams - 23 January 2021


Govt. uses Rapid Assessment System, RAS for taking feedback from people vaccinated for COVID-19

  • The Union Government is using Rapid Assessment System, RAS for taking feedback from those who get vaccinated for COVID-19.
  • This initiative is aimed at improving the vaccination experience for citizens, while ensuring that all norms are being followed during the vaccination process at all Vaccination Centres. 
  • This feedback system will help the government to make the vaccination process more citizen-friendly.
  • The Electronics and IT Ministry said, RAS platform has already sent out around six lakh 20 thousand SMSes to all those who have been vaccinated in a short span of four days.


Treaty entered into prohibition of nuclear weapons

  • As the first-ever treaty to ban nuclear weapons entered into force, India said that it does not support the treaty and shall not be bound by any of the obligations that may arise from it.
  • The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons was approved by the United Nations General Assembly in 2017, but none of the nine countries known or believed to possess nuclear weapons supported it and neither did the NATO alliance. The treaty came into force on Friday.
  • In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said India continues to attach high priority and remains committed to universal, non-discriminatory and verifiable nuclear disarmament.
  • "As far as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) is concerned, India did not participate in the negotiations on the TPNW and has consistently made it clear that it will not become a party to the Treaty," the MEA said.
  • India does not support the treaty and shall not be bound by any of the obligations that may arise from it, it said.


National Stock Exchange Emerges As World's Largest Derivates Exchange

  • The National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India Ltd emerged as the world''s largest derivatives exchange in 2020 by the number of contracts traded based on statistics maintained by the Futures Industry Association (FIA), a derivatives trade body. 
  • NSE ranked fourth in the world in cash equities by the number of trades as per the statistics maintained by the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) for the calendar year 2020.
  • NSE said it has been focused on building robust markets for all asset classes. 
  • Its capital market segment average daily turnover witnessed a growth of 57 per cent in 2020, maintaining a healthy positive trend for the seventh consecutive year.
  • The volumes transacted through mobile and internet-based platforms surged, accounting for 35 per cent of cash market turnover. 
  • The year also witnessed the highest inflow in a calendar year from foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) in equities of ₹ 1.7 lakh crore, up by 68.4 per cent year-on-year. 


Missing: One black hole with 10 billion solar masses

  • Astronomers are searching the cosmic lost-and-found for one of the biggest, baddest black holes thought to exist. So far they haven’t found it.
  • In the past few decades, it has become part of astronomical lore that at the center of every galaxy lurks a giant black hole into which the equivalent of millions or even billions of suns have disappeared. The bigger the galaxy, the more massive the black hole at its center.
  • So it was a surprise a decade ago when Marc Postman, of the Space Telescope Science Institute, using the Hubble Space Telescope to survey clusters of galaxies, found a supergiant galaxy with no sign of a black hole in its center. Normally, the galaxy’s core would have a kink of extra light in its center, a kind of sparkling cloak, produced by stars that had been gathered there by the gravity of a giant black hole.
  • On the contrary, at the exact center of the galaxy’s wide core, where a slight bump in starlight should have been, there was a slight dip. Moreover, the entire core, a cloud of stars some 20,000 light-years across, was not even in the middle of the galaxy.


Bangladesh clinches ODI series with second consecutive win against WI

  • Bangladesh clinched the 3-match ODI series against West Indies with an emphatic victory in the second ODI played at the Sher-e-Bangla cricket stadium in Dhaka.
  • Tigers kept their winning spree against the West Indies with their second consecutive victory.
  • West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first. It scored 148 runs in 43.4 overs with Powel scoring 41 and Ottey 24. Mustafizur dismissed Ambris early for 5 and then the spinners MehidyHasanMiraz and Shakib Al Hasan demolished the West Indies team. Together they claimed 6 wickets of the West Indies team. Miraj gave the best performance of his ODI bowling career with 4 for 25.

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