- Feb 05, 2021
- Blog, Blog English, Current Affairs, News English,
Current Affairs account for a major part of the syllabus of any competitive examination. It deals with the current happenings in and around the country and the world. Having a strong knowledge of this subject is crucial to ace any exam, may it be for government jobs, private jobs, or admission to any university.
There are many sources from which students can get updated with the current affairs, but only a very few out of them are reliable. This causes a great dilemma among students regarding which sources should be referred. Therefore, Utkarsh has come up with a compilation of the latest current affairs which will help the students ace any competitive examination.
Take a look at the headlines of today
- Denmark retains World Men’s Handball Championship after edging out Sweden in final
- Denmark defeated Sweden 26–24 to win the title of the World Handball World Championships 2021.
- Denmark will now enter the Tokyo Olympics as champions.
- In this match Mikkel Hansen scored seven goals and goalkeeper Niklas Landin Jacobsen made 15 goals.
- With eight goals from Alex Dujshebaev, Spain beat France 35-29 to add a world bronze medal to their European title.
- Stardust 1.0 becomes first biofuel powered rocket
- On January 31, Stardust 1.0 was launched from Loring Commerce Center in Maine, US, a former military base, becoming the first commercial space launched powered by biofuel, which is non-toxic for the environment as opposed to traditionally used rocket fuels.
- These biofuels, unlike conventional rocket fuels, are non-harmful to the environment.
- Called ‘Stardust 1.0’, this rocket is about 20 feet long and has a mass of about 250 kg. This rocket can carry a maximum payload of 8 kg.
- The biofuel used in the operation of this rocket is non-toxic and completely carbon-neutral so that it will not adversely affect nature.
- Indian Navy Decommissions FAC T-81
- Recently Indian Naval Fast Attack Craft (IN FAC) T-81 of the Super Dvora MK II class, was decommissioned on 28 Jan 21 at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai after having served the nation successfully for more than 20 years.
- Rear Admiral V Srinivas, Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra Naval Area was the Chief Guest on the occasion.
- The 25 meters long vessel with 60 tonnes displacement was built at Goa Shipyard Ltd.
- In collaboration with M/s Ramta of Israel. She was commissioned into the Navy on 05 Jun 1999 by the then Governor of Goa, Lt Gen JFR Jacob (Retd).
- The ship, specially designed for shallow waters, could achieve speeds up to 45 knots and had the capability of day/night surveillance and reconnaissance, Search & Rescue, beach insertion, extraction of Marine Commandoes and high speed interception of intruder craft.
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