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Weekly Top 10 Current Affairs: 1 to 6 February 2021

Weekly Top 10 Current Affairs: 1 February to 6 February 2021

Current Affairs 2021

Union Budget 2021: Income tax slabs remain unchanged; Senior citizens are exempted from filing ITR

  • The Union Budget 2021 was presented on 1 February 2021 by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. In its third budget, FM Sitharaman announced an exemption for senior citizens above 75 years of age by filing Income Tax Return (ITR). There is also a National Faceless Income Tax Tribunal in the budget.

Myanmar military coup: Emergency declared; New elections are due

  • The Myanmar army expanded the country’s counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and other leaders and took control of the country on 1 February 2021. The military declared a state of emergency for 1 year and the country would hold fresh elections as soon as the emergency is over. After 1 year.

Vehicle scraping policy: know everything here

  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the launch of the vehicle scraping policy in her budget speech 2021-22. The policy states that people are required to undergo fitness checks of their personal vehicles in automated centers after 20 years. This policy will be effective from April 1, 2021.

Launch of Aatmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana

  • To promote 11,024 urban and 17,788 rural health and welfare centers, the centrally sponsored scheme PM Atmanihar Swasth Bharat Yojana will be launched in 2021-22. The scheme will be implemented for 6 years. The scheme was introduced in the budget 2021-22 with an allocation of Rs. 64,180 crores.

Atmanibharat named Oxford as Hindi word of the year 2020

  • ‘Atmaniribharta’, which means self-reliance, has been named by the Oxford languages ​​as the Hindi word of the year 2020. The word ‘Atmanibharata’ came into the limelight after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s call to make India a self-reliant nation.

Jeff Bezos to take over as Andy’s CEO as Amazon CEO in Q3

  • Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos will resign from his position in the third quarter of 2021-22. He will serve as the executive chairman of the company’s board of directors. Amazon Web Services CEO Andy JCC will take over as CEO in Q3.

Chauri Chaura Centenary Celebration

  • PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the Chauri Chaura Centenary celebrations through video conferencing at Chauri Chaura in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh on 4 February 2021. The Prime Minister also released a postage stamp on the Chauri Chaura incident to mark the occasion.

Reliance gets world’s first ‘carbon-neutral’ oil consignment from USA

  • Reliance received the world’s first consignment of ‘carbon-neutral oil’ from the US 2 million barrels of oil was distributed to Reliance by Oxy-Low Carbon Ventures (OLCV). Mukesh Ambani-led RIL tried to become a pure zero carbon company by 2035.

CM Kejriwal of Delhi launches Switch Delhi campaign to promote electric vehicles

  • On February 4, 2021, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal launched the ‘Switch Delhi’ campaign to promote electric vehicles. The Chief Minister also urged citizens to buy electric vehicles for the purpose of combating air pollution.

Pfizer withdraws its application for emergency use of COVID vaccine from India

  • Pfizer has withdrawn the application of the Emergency Use Authority of its COVID vaccine from India. On December 6, 2020, the US pharma company applied for the Emergency Use Authority to the Drug Regulatory Authority of India (DGCI).

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