Current Events and General Knowledge as per 19th January 2021: This article will walk you through the General Knowledge facts as per 19th January 2021. Presented here is your daily dose of Current Events and GK.
Dr James Naismith was the inventor of Basketball. He was a Canadian-American Educator, Physician, Christian Chaplain, and Sports Coach. Invented basketball in 1891. While playing Basketball, there is a rule that the players can dribble the ball using only one hand and both feet. While if at any time, the player touches both the hands on the ball or stop dribbling, he/she can only move one foot.
The visa score in Henley and Partners Passport Index 2021 means the number of countries the passport holder can visit without a pre-approved visa. According to this index, India has a visa score of 58, which means a holder of Indian passport can visit 58 countries without any pre-approved visa or on-arrival visa. While India shares this rank with Tajikistan.
Palestine will hold its first General Elections after an interval of 14 years. The elections are scheduled for 22nd May 2021.
Bharat Ratna is the highest civilian award in the Republic of India and can be received by only 3 people in a year. The award was instituted on 2nd January 1954 and is presented for exceptional services in the development of art, literature and science, sports and public services of the highest order.
Lord Basaveshwara, also known as Basava was a Kannada Social Reformer, statesman, philosopher, poet, Lingayat Saint during 12th century. He worked for the upliftment of the position of women and underprivileged classes in society. He also disowned ‘Janeu’ a white thread worn by upper-caste Hindus or Brahmins.
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