Thursday, August 5, 2021

DAILY GK: 03 , 04 AUG 2021

 DAILY GK: 03 , 04 AUG 2021

1.1ST POSITION IN INDIA UNDER CCTNS

        The Haryana Police with 100 per cent marks, secured the 1st position in India under Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS).

        Gujarat Police secured the 2nd position, while Himachal Pradesh was placed third.

        CCTNS was created for a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing through e-Governance.

 

2.NEW UNESCO HERITAGE SITE

        The Extended 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) was held in Fuzhou, China. It was organized by UNESCO  in cooperation with China.

        Dholavira: a Harappan City, Gujarat (Cultural Site) – 40th World Heritage Site.

        India now has 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (32 Cultural, 7 Natural & 1 Mixed Property).

        It enters the Super-40 club for World Heritage Site inscriptions. Apart from India, Italy, Spain, Germany, China and France have 40 or more World Heritage Sites.

        Maharashtra has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites (5).

 

3.LOKMANYA TILAK NATIONAL AWARD 2021

        Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, Founder and Chairman of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune has been selected for Lokmanya Tilak National Award, 2021.

        Poonawalla will be honoured for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic by manufacturing Covishield vaccine and thereby saving many lives.

 

4.YOUNGEST TO REACH THE SUMMIT OF K2

        Shehroze Kashif, a 19-year old from Lahore, Pakistan became the Youngest person in the world to reach the summit of K2 (8,611 metres or 28,251 ft) in Karakoram range on the border of Pakistan and China.

 

5.GOVT APPOINTED DEEPAK DAS AS 25TH CGA

        Government of India has appointed Deepak Das, the 1986-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) officer as the 25th Controller General of Accounts (CGA) under the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.

        Prior to his appointment as CGA, he was the principal chief controller of accounts in the Central Board of Direct Taxes.

 

6.INDIA ASSUMED THE UNSC PRESIDENCY FOR AUGUST 2021

        India, the non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), took over the presidency of the UNSC from France for the month of August 2021.

        During its presidency, India will be hosting events related to maritime security, peacekeeping, and counter terrorism.

        The presidency of the UNSC is held by each of its members in turn for 1 month, following the English alphabetical order of the Member States’ names.

 

7.HUNGARIAN GRAND PRIX 2021

        Alpine Renault’s Esteban Ocon (France) won the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix 2021 held at Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary.

        It is Esteban Ocon’s maiden F1 victory.

        Mercedes’ driver Lewis Hamilton (United Kingdom) finished 2nd.

 

8.WORLD BREASTFEEDING WEEK 2021 – AUGUST 1 TO 7

        United Nations(UN)’s World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is annually observed across the globe from 1st to 7th August to encourage breastfeeding which contributes to the health of babies across the Globe. 

        The annual observance of the WBW is organised by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action(WABA).

        The theme of World Breastfeeding Week chosen by WABA is “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility”.

 

9.MUSLIM WOMEN RIGHTS DAY

        The Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) decided to observe Muslim Women’s Rights Day annually on August 1 across India to celebrate the enactment of the law against triple talaq.

        The day also celebrated 2nd anniversary of the enactment of the law against triple talaq in 2019 i.e. Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019.

 

10.WORLD LUNG CANCER DAY 2021 – AUGUST 1

        World Lung Cancer Day is annually observed across the globe on 1st August to create awareness about lung cancer, one of the most common forms of cancer across the globe and the preventive measure against lung cancer.

        The day also aims to promote overall lung health.

        Pearl or white is the colour of the Lung Cancer Awareness ribbon.

 

11.E-VOUCHER DIGITAL PAYMENT SOLUTION E-RUPI

        PM Narendra Modi virtually launched a prepaid electronic voucher-based digital payment solution named ‘e-RUPI’ to strengthen the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) and the financial inclusion of unbanked citizens.

        e-RUPI, the ‘person and purpose-specific’ one-time cashless and contactless digital payment vouchers was developed by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) on its UPI (Unified Payments Interface) platform.

 

12.NATIONAL SC/ST HUB TO SUPPORT ENTREPRENEURS

        During a session in Parliament, Union Minister for MSME (Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises), Narayan TatuRane stated that funds of INR 120 Crore were released in FY 21 under the National Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Hub (NSSH), to provide financial support to SC/ST Entrepreneurs.

        The National SC/ST Hub was set up in October, 2016 to provide support to SC/ST Entrepreneurs to fulfil obligations under the Central Government Public Procurement Policy for Micro and Small Enterprises Order 2012, adopt applicable business practices and utilize the Stand Up India initiative.

 

13.DEFEXPO-2022 TO BE HELD AT GANDHINAGAR, GUJARAT

        DefExpo-2022 (12th Edition), the land and naval systems show of the Ministry of Defence has been scheduled to be held at Gandhinagar, Gujarat from March 11-13, 2021.

        It is a biennial event and is organised by the Ministry of Defence.

 

14.UN FORUM TO ADDRESS CHALLENGES OF RACISM

        The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) approved the establishment of Permanent Forum of People of African Descent to provide expert advice on addressing the challenges of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance.

        The forum will consist of 10 members’ viz. five elected by the UNGA from all regions and five appointed by the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) following consultations with regional groups and organizations of people of African descent.

 

15.G20 CULTURE MINISTERS’ MEETING 2021

        The 1st G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting 2021 was held in July 2021, virtually in Rome, Italy.

        It was hosted by Italy as it assumed the G20 2021 Presidency on 1 December 2020.

        From India, Meenakashi Lekhi, the Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture participated in the meeting.

 

16.MOST INNOVATIVE IN DIGITAL BANKING

        The Banker, the Financial Times publication has honoured DBS Bank, a Singapore based financial service group, as the Global and Asia-Pacific winner for the Most Innovation in Digital Banking, at its Innovation in Digital Banking Awards 2021.

        DBS Bank was formerly known as “The Development Bank of Singapore Limited”

 

17.FORTUNE GLOBAL 500 LIST 2021

        MukeshAmbani’s oil-to-telecom conglomerate Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) slipped 59 places to rank 155th (due to COVID-19) on the 2021 Fortune Global 500 list, this is the lowest ranking of RIL since 2017.

2021 Fortune Global List:

Rank                   Name                                       Revenues ($M)

155                     Reliance Industries Ltd                        $62,912.1

1                         Walmart                                   $523,964

2                         State Grid                                 $383,906

3                         Amazon                                   $280,522

 

18.MIN AUNG HLAING DECLARED HIMSELF AS PM OF MYANMAR

        Chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, the Chief of Myanmar’s Military has declared himself as the Prime Minister(PM) of Myanmar.

        The state administration council of Myanmar has been reformed as the “Caretaker government of Myanmar” headed by Min Aung Hlaing as the PM.

 

19.TOKYO 2020 SUMMER OLYMPICS

        The 32nd Edition of Olympic Games is taking place in Tokyo, Japan from 23rd July, 2021 – 8th August, 2021.

        The Specific Motto of the Tokyo Olympics is ‘United by Emotion’.

        Japanese Emperor Naruhito officially declared the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics open, while Japanese Women’s Tennis Players lit up the Olympic Cauldron.

        The Opening ceremony took place at the newly-built National Stadium, Tokyo.

        India’s Performance

        India has won 2 medals –  1 Silver, 1 Bronze till August 3, 2021.

        Medals

        Mirabai Chanu wins Silver Medal in Weightlifting

        Mirabai Saikom Chanu (Manipur) won the Silver Medal in 49kg Weightlifting category with a total lift of 202 Kg.

        She became 1st Indian Weightlifter to win Silver in Olympics.

        P.V. Sindhu wins Bronze Medal in Badminton

        P.V. Sindhu (Telangana) won the Bronze Medal in Women’s Badminton after defeating China’s He Bingjiao in the Bronze Medal match.

        She became the 1st Indian Woman and 2nd Indian overall to win 2 Olympic Medals.

 

20.‘HAR HITH STORE’ SCHEME

        In order to make Haryana ‘Berojgar Mukt, Rozgar Yukt’ by 2024 on the lines of Atmanirbhar Bharat, the Chief Minister (CM) of Haryana Manohar Lal Khattar launched ‘Har Hith store’ scheme to encourage youth towards self-employment.

        The launch of the scheme was made by inaugurating a store during a programme held at Panchkula, Haryana.

 

21.RESTORATION OF MUGHAL GARDENS

        The government of Jammu and Kashmir(J&K) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding(MoU) with the JSW Foundation for the conservation, restoration and maintenance of the Mughal Gardens at Shalimar Bagh and NishatBaghin Kashmir.

        These 2 are among the 6 imperial gardens proposed to be nominated to UNESCO as World Heritage Site.

        The estimated cost of the project isRs 7 crore.

 

 

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