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- The state government of Meghalaya has launched India’s Biggest “Piggery Mission” with an outlay of Rs 209 Crores
- United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has appointed Bollywood Actor Ayushmann Khurrana as its celebrity advocate for children’s rights campaign, ”For Every Child”
- The 13th edition of Aero India-21 is scheduled to be held at Air Force Station, Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka from 3 to 07 February 2021
- India has been ranked 105th position “Global Economic Freedom Index 2020 Annual Report” by Canada’s Fraser Institute, which has been released in India in conjunction with Center for Civil Society, New Delhi-based think tank
- Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry have launched a toll-free mental health rehabilitation helpline “KIRAN”.
- Government of Australia has appointed former cricketer, Matthew Hayden and Indian-origin politician Lisa Singh as trade envoys for advancing business ties with India.
- Facebook-owned WhatsApp has partnered with Cyber Peace Foundation (CPF) to create awareness on cyber safety among students.
- Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar has launched Educational WhatsApp Chatbot “Apka Mitra” & Online Admission Platform for UnderGraduate (UG) courses in government-aided and self-financed colleges for the new academic session 2020-21.
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- (1847)American-Mexican war: US General Winfield Scott captures Mexico City
- (1993) Public unveiling of the Oslo Accords, an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement initiated by Norway
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