Daily GK Update: Current Affairs in English Medium. Date: 21.01.2017

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India's biggest aircraft carrier ship INS Vikramaditya first to have ATM onboard
The largest warship of the Indian Navy, INS Vikramditya, will be equipped with its own dedicated ATM. It will cater to over two thousand naval personnel deployed on the aircraft carrier.India's largest public sector bank State Bank of India is providing the Navy the services for the ATM which will be on the satellite link.

President, Prime Minister congratulate Donald Trump
President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated Donald Trump on his assumption of office of the President of the US. In his message, the President has said, it is a matter of satisfaction that relations between India and the U S, based on the shared values and common interest, have expanded and deepened in all fields of human endeavour. 

PM greets people of Manipur, Tripura & Meghalaya on their statehood day
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted people of Manipur, Tripura and Meghalaya on their statehood day. In a series of tweets, Mr Modi hoped that Manipur will remain blessed with joy and prosperity. Conveying his best wishes to people of Tripura, he wished for the state's all-round growth. Extending his greeting to people of Meghalaya, the Prime Minister wished for the development journey of the state.

Corps Commander Conference underway in Dehradun
The Corps Commander Conference of all the three armed forces organized in Indian Military Academy Dehradun is underway presently. Prime Minister Narender Modi arrived in Dehradun today morning to address this day-long annual conference.Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval besides other senior officials are also participating in the conference.

India, UAE hold first strategic dialogue
India and the UAE held yesterday their first strategic dialogue during which they finalised the Strategic Cooperation Agreement aimed at expanding bilateral cooperation to new key areas including energy, defence and security that will be signed during the visit of Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan next week.

Tamil Nadu likely to promulgate ordinance today for conducting Jallikattu
The ordinance paving way for resuming Jallikattu game in Tamil Nadu is expected to be promulgated today, with the Governor-in-charge Vidyasagar Rao is arriving Chennai this evening. The draft of the ordinance was approved by the Union Home Ministry yesterday.

Bihar Govt launches Nasha Mukt campaign to make state addidction-free
Bihar government today launched a Nasha Mukti campaign to make the state addiction-free with formation of over 11 thousand km long human chain across the state. Over two crore people participated in this human chain. AIR correspondent reports that human chain was started at 12.15 this afternoon and it was completed at 01 PM. 

Donald Trump signs first executive order on Obamacare
US President, Donald Trump has signed an executive order which targets his predecessor's health care reforms, known as Obamacare. In his first executive order, President directed agencies to ease the economic burden of the laws. The order directs federal agencies to stop issuing regulations that would expand the law's reach. 

Donald Trump sworn in as 45th US President
Mr Donald Trump has taken over as the 45th President of the United States, he took over the reins from Barack Obama last night amid expectations of radical change in policies and apprehension at home and abroad. Mr Trump, 70, took the oath of office in front of about 8 lakh people who braved chilly weather to gather on the National Mall in the center of the capital to celebrate the occasion. He placed his left hand on two bibles including the historic Abraham Lincoln Bible, recited the oath of office on the steps of the Capitol to become the most powerful man on earth. He was administered the oath of office by Chief Justice John Roberts. 

Chile declares State of Emergency amid fires in several provinces
In Chile, President Michelle Bachelet has declared a state of emergency in some of the country’s provinces amid wildfires. Bachelet said as quoted by Radio HRN yesterday that a state of catastrophe was declared for the provinces of Colchagua and Cardenal Caro, which are also under agricultural emergency. 

US: Senate Confirms Mattis as Secretary Defense
In United States, Senate has confirmed former Marine General James Mattis as the new Secretary of Defense. Lawmakers made the confirmation votes hours after President Donald Trump took office last night. Mattis was approved with a vote of 98-1. 

100% FDI under consideration in food processing sector: Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti
Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti has said cent percent Foreign Direct Investment in food processing sector is being actively considered by the Union Government. Addressing a conclave organized by the ASSOCHAM in Chennai on the sunrise sector, she expressed hope, the Finance Ministry’s approval for the proposal would be secured at the earliest to give a boost to the industry. 

Cooperative banks can't accept deposits under PMGKY: Govt
Government today clarified that Co-operative Banks are not authorised to accept deposits under the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Deposit Scheme (PMGKDS). The scheme allows assessees to disclose previously unaccounted and undeclared income under its ambit. 

First flight under UDAN scheme to take off in February 2017
The first flight is likely to take off next month under the government's ambitious regional connectivity scheme-UDAN. The scheme UDAN (Ude Desh Ke Aam Naagrik), seeks to boost regional air connectivity and provides various incentives to airlines. The fare for a one hour journey of approximately 500 kilometre on a fixed wing aircraft or for a 30 minute journey on a helicopter will be capped at two thousand 500 rupees under the scheme. 

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