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Friday, September 17, 2021

DAILY GK: 17 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK: 17 SEP 2021

1. NITI AAYOG LAUNCHES “SHOONYA”

      NITI Aayog in partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and RMI India launched a campaign named “Shoonya” – an initiative to promote the usage of Zero-pollution delivery vehicles among e-commerce companies, fleet aggregators, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and logistics companies.

      Around 10% of the freight transportation related CO2 emission in India is caused by Urban Freight vehicles, which is expected to grow by 114% by 2030.

 

2. INDIA’S 1ST CELL BROADCAST BASED PUBLIC WARNING SYSTEM

      Vodafone Idea Limited (VIL), India’s leading telecom service provider, has partnered with the Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Management Agency(APSDMA) and Celltick, the world’s largest cell broadcast-based products provider to Launch India’s 1st cell broadcasting Public Warning System (PWS).

 

3. RAJA MAHENDRA PRATAP SINGH UNIVERSITY IN ALIGARH

      PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh.

      Uttar Pradesh will establish the university in the memory of Jat social reformer Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.

      He was a Jat freedom fighter, social reformist, journalist and writer.

      He served as the President in the Provincial government of India, the Indian government that served in exile during World War I.

      In 1979, the Government of India issued a postage stamp in his honour.

      He is popularly known as Aryan Peshwa.

      Singh was known as an unofficial envoy of Afghanistan.

 

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

DAILY GK: 16 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK: 16 SEP 2021

1. SKYROOT AEROSPACE SIGNED FRAMEWORK WITH DOS

      Skyroot Aerospace, a Space technology startup, becomes the first private company to formally sign a Framework Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Space (DOS).

      The agreement for the same was inked by R Umamaheswaran, scientific secretary at ISRO, and Pawan Chandana, CEO of Skyroot Aerospace.

      Skyroot is developing Vikram series of rockets to carry small satellites into space.

      It has already test fired its solid propulsion rocket engine named Kalam-5, it’s bigger version will power rockets.

 

2. ATL SPACE CHALLENGE 2021

      NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), in collaboration with the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) launched the Atal Tinkering Lab (ATL) ‘Space Challenge 2021’ for all school students across the country.

      To celebrate the contribution of space science and technology, the ATL has aligned with the World Space Week 2021(4-10 October) at global level.

 

3. BLS INTERNATIONAL TO PROCESS AYUSHMAN BHARAT CARDS

      BLS International, an IT Service Management company, was authorised by the National Health Authority (NHA) for digital processing of ‘Ayushman Bharat cards’ under Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY).

 

4. YAMIN HAZARIKA WOMAN OF SUBSTANCE AWARD 2021

      Writer Namita Gokhale Receives the 7th Yamin Hazarika Woman of Substance Award for the year 2021 during the virtual ceremony.

      She is the co-founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival, Gokhale also mentors Himalayan Echoes and the Kumaon Festival of Literature and the Arts.

 

5.“2021 INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ECO-HERO”

      Ayaan Shankta, a 12-year-old environmental activist from Mumbai has been named as “2021 International Young Eco-Hero”.

      He won the 3rd prize under the Age Group: 8-14 for his project “Conservation and Rehabilitation of Powai Lake” and became one of the 25 global winners of the Young Eco-Hero Award 2021.

      The award presented by “The Action for Nature”, San Francisco based NGO, recognize young people (8 to 16 years old) for their environmental achievements.

 

6.SPACEX LAUNCHES 51 STARLINK BROADBAND SATELLITES

      SpaceX launched its first full stack of 51 Starlink broadband (internet) satellites on falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 4E at Vandenberg Space Force Station in California on September 14.

      It is the 22nd Falcon 9 mission for SpaceX so far in 2021 and it was the 90th successful landing to date.

 

7.INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY 2021

      The United Nations(UN)’s International Day of Democracy is annually observed across the globe on September 15th to provide an opportunity to review the state of democracy across the globe.

 

8.NATIONAL ENGINEERS DAY 2021 – SEPTEMBER 15

      National Engineers Day is annually observed across India on September 15th to mark the birth anniversary of eminent Engineer, Bharat Ratna Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

      The day commemorates the achievements of engineers and encourages them for improvement and innovation.

•      Sri Lanka and Tanzania also celebrates Engineers day to honour Sir M Visvesvaraya’s innovations.

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

DAILY GK : 14 , 15 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK : 14 , 15 SEP 2021

1.MEDICINES FROM THE SKY PROJECT

      Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ministry of Civil Aviation  launched  ‘Medicines from the Sky (MFTS)’ in  Vikarabad district of Telangana to send medicines to primary healthcare centres using drones.

      With this Telangana became the first Indian state to use drones for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLoS) to deliver the payload.

      MFTS is an initiative of the Government of Telangana in association with World Economic Forum (WEF), NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog, and HealthNet Global (Apollo Hospitals).

 

2.2+2 MINISTERIAL DIALOGUE WITH AUSTRALIA

      India hosted the 1st ever 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue with Australia in New Delhi.

      In this regard, Australia’ s Marise Payne, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women and Peter Dutton, Minister of Defence Minister visited India.

      From the Indian side it was attended by Union Ministers Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), and Rajnath Singh, Ministry of Defence (MoD).

 

3.OVER HALF OF FARM HOUSEHOLDS STILL UNDER DEBT: NSO REPORT

      In accordance with the National Statistical Office (NSO), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, ‘Situation Assessment of Agricultural Households and Land Holdings of Households in Rural India, 2019’  released, more than half of India’s agricultural households were in debt, with an average outstanding of Rs 74,121 in 2018 as compared to Rs 47,000 in 2013, an increase of 57.7%.

      The survey theme was “Land and Livestock Holdings of Households and Situation Assessment of Agricultural Households” in the rural areas of India.

 

4.BRICS SUMMIT 2021

      Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi chaired the 13th BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) Summit 2021 virtually on the theme ‘ BRICS@15: Intra-BRICS Cooperation for Continuity, Consolidation and Consensus’ .

      The summit saw the adoption of the  ‘New Delhi Declaration’.

 

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DAILY GK: 12 , 13 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK: 12 , 13 SEP 2021

  1.AGRARIAN FESTIVAL ‘NUAKHAI’ BEING CELEBRATED

      Nuakhai, the harvest festival of Odisha is celebrated on Bhadraba Shuklapakhya Panchami tithi, the next day of Ganesh Chaturthi.

      It marks the consumption of the first harvested crops.

      It is celebrated by worshiping the Goddess Samaleshwari, the presiding deity of Western Odisha.

 

2.INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PUMPS UNDER PM KUSUM

      Haryana has become the first state in the country to install off-grid solar pumps under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Urja Suraksha Evam Uttan Mahabhiyan (PM KUSUM).

      So far, Haryana has installed 14,418 pumps against the sanctioned 15,000 pumps for the year 2020-21.

      It was announced in the concluding session of the nationwide ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ organized by the Union Ministry of New and Renewable Energy( MNRE).

      The implementation of PM KUSUM has provided an opportunity to the farmers to switch from diesel pumps to solar pumps.

 

3.IIT KANPUR SIGNS MOU WITH IAF FOR ACADEMIC COLLABORATION

      Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur and Indian Air Force (IAF) Signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Collaboration in the field of Academics and Research in the domain Aerospace Technology & for the establishment of the Air Vice Marshal Harjinder Singh, VSM Class I MBE, Chair of Excellence and Research Scholar Program (RSP) for Indian Air Force Officers at the IAF Headquarters, New Delhi, Delhi.

 

4.WORLD CONFERENCE OF SPEAKERS OF PARLIAMENT 2021

      The 5th World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (5WCSP) 2021 was held in Vienna, Austria from September 7-8, 2021 .

      The Loksabha Speaker Om Birla participated in the conference, organized by the Austrian Parliament, Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the United Nations (UN).

      Note- Austrian Parliament is the first national parliament in history to co-host the World Conference of Speakers of Parliament.

 

5.74TH SESSION OF WHO-SEARO

      Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar, Minister of State(MoS), Ministry of Health and Family Welfare(MoHFW) represented India and addressed the 74th session of the World Health Organization- South-East Asia Regional Office (WHO-SEARO) through a virtual conference.

      The 74th session WHO SEARO was organized by Nepal.

 

6.CRISTIANO RONALDO-HIGHEST SCORING MAN IN INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL

      Guinness World Records has honoured Portugal football player Cristiano Ronaldo for becoming the highest-scoring man in International football history with his 111th goal for Portugal against Ireland in a World Cup qualifier.

      This marked his 180th game representing Portugal.

      He has surpassed the record held by Iranian footballer Ali Daei who has scored 109 goals in 149 games for Iran between 1993 and 2006.

 

7.WORLD EV DAY 2021 – SEPTEMBER 9

      World EV Day is annually observed across the globe on 9th September to mark the celebration of e-mobility.

      The day is observed with special awareness campaigns aimed to globally educate people on the benefits of electric vehicles(EV).

 

8.‘MILLET MISSION’ LAUNCHED

      Chief Minister (CM) of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel launched the Millet Mission in the capital Raipur.

      He signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indian Institute of Millet Research (IIMR)Hyderabad and the Collectors of 14 districts of the state.

      The mission will provide affordable accurate prices to farmers for small cereal crops and input assistance, procurement arrangements will also be provided.

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Saturday, September 11, 2021

DAILY GK: 11 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK: 11 SEP 2021

1.NIRF RANKINGS 2021 FOR HEIS

      Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Ministry of Education (MoE) released the 6th NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) Rankings 2021 of Higher Educational Institutes (HEIs) of India in 11 categories from New Delhi.

      The ranking has been topped by IIT Madras, Tamil Nadu in the overall category which is followed by IISc Bengaluru, Karnataka at 2nd and IIT Bombay, Maharashtra at 3rdplace.

      All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi retains top slot in Medical for the 4th consecutive year.

 

2.‘MAIN BHI DIGITAL 3.0’ CAMPAIGN

      Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in association with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) launched the “Main Bhi Digital 3.0” -A special Campaign for Digital Onboarding and Training for street vendors under Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor’s AtmaNirbhar Nidhi (PM SVANidhi) Scheme on the pitot based in 223 cities in the country.

 

3.INDIA PARTICIPATED IN A MILITARY EXERCISE ZAPAD 2021

      14 days long, Russia’s Multi Nation Exercise Zapad 2021 is conducting from 3rd to 16th September at Nizhniy in Russia.

      Indian Army took part in ‘ZAPAD 2021’ with 200 personnel mainly from the Naga Regiment participated as an all ‘Arms Combined Task Force’ for the exercise, which is one of the theatre levels exercises of the Russian armed forces.

 

4.ONEWEB & HUGHES NETWORK SYSTEM SIGNED MOU

      Bharti group backed OneWeb and United States (US) company Hughes Network System has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a collectively hosted session at Satellite 2021 in Maryland, US for Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite service in US and India.

      It is a strategic agreement for distributing satellite service networks in India to large enterprises, small and medium businesses, government, telecoms and Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the rural and remote parts of the country.

 

5.GOVERNORS OF PUNJAB, TAMIL NADU, NAGALAND AND UTTARAKHAND APPOINTED

      Ram Nath Kovind, President of India has appointed new governors for 4 states – Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Nagaland and Uttarakhand.

      The following appointments will take effect from the date they assume changes in their respective offices.

      Banwarilal Purohit, Governor of Tamil Nadu who has been holding the additional charge of Governor of Punjab has been appointed as regular Governor of Punjab.

      Ravindra Narayan Ravi (RN Ravi), Governor of Nagaland has been appointed as the Governor of Tamil Nadu.

      Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, Governor of Assam, has been given additional charge to discharge the functions of the Governor of Nagaland in addition to his duties until regular arrangements are made.

      Lieutenant General (retired) Gurmit Singh, former Deputy Chief of Army Staff has been appointed Governor of Uttarakhand.

 

6.DRDO HANDED OVER MRSAM TO IAF

      Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over the first deliverable Firing Unit (FU) of Medium Range Surface to Air Missile (MRSAM)/”Barak-8″ System to Indian Air Force (IAF) at Air Force Station, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan.

      MRSAM (IAF) is an advanced network centric combat Air Defence System developed by DRDO in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), and PPP (Public Private Partnership) in Indian industry.

      The Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Jairam Gadkari inaugurated a 3-km emergency landing strip or Emergency Landing Facility (ELF) at Satta-Gandhav stretch on National Highway 925 in Barmer, Rajasthan for IAF planes.

      NH-925 is India’s first national highway to be used as ELF of IAF aircraft.

 

7.‘ORCA’- WORLD’S LARGEST PLANT CAPTURING CARBON DIOXIDE FROM AIR

      The World’s Largest Plant to Capture Carbon Dioxide(CO2) from air, ‘Orca’ Starts Operating in Iceland.

      The Plant will suck in CO2 and store it underground in the form of rock.

      It was started by a Swiss startup Climeworks AG in partnership with Icelandic carbon storage firm Carbfix.

      The plant can capture up to 4,000 tons of CO2 per year.

 

8.WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY 2021 – SEPTEMBER 10

      World Suicide Prevention Day(WSPD) is annually observed across the globe on September 10th to create awareness about suicide prevention across the world.

      The day also aims to address self-harm and suicide through preventative action.

      The theme of WSPD 2021 is “Creating hope through action”, a reminder that there is an alternative to suicide and aims to inspire confidence and hope in everyone.

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DAILY GK: 09 , 10 SEP 2021

 DAILY GK: 09 , 10 SEP 2021

1.AL-BASED HYDROGEN PRODUCTION

      The Ministry of Coal(MoC) constituted a Task Force under the Chairmanship of Vinod Kumar Tiwari, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Coal and the Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of R.K Malhotra, Director General of the Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry.

      Objective– Contribution in Hydrogen Economy in a clean manner.

 

2.GOVT SETS UP THREE BARS TO HELP WITH TAX MATTERS

      The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has set up three Boards for Advance Rulings (BAR) which will offer help on tax implications of transactions, which in turn will help avoid income tax disputes.

      This will replace Authority for Advance Rulings (AAR), which was set up in 1993, w.e.f. September 1, 2021.

      This decision to replace was taken to fast-track disposal of cases.

      Out of the three BARs, two will be in Delhi and one in Mumbai, Maharashtra.

      Each BAR will consist of two members not below the rank of a Chief Commissioner.

 

3.EL SALVADOR  ADOPTED BITCOIN AN OFFICIAL CURRENCY

      A Central American country El Salvador becomes the first country to adopt bitcoin as a national currency.

      The country has passed a resolution to make Bitcoin as a legal currency alongside the US dollar on last June 2021 and bill was the approved by President NayibBukele.

      San Salvador is the capital of El Salvador.

      The country launched the digital wallet called “Chivo” or “Cool” which offered $30 of free Bitcoin for the adaption.

 

4.NPCI PARTNERS WITH FISERV TO LAUNCH RUPAY API PLATFORM – “NFINI”

      National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) partnered with fintech firm ‘Fiserv’ to launch “nFiNi”, a RuPay based Application Programming Interface (API) platform to boost Credit card-based products in India.

      Services under nFiNi – Support for digital user experience in Mobile apps, SMS notifications, instant digital card provisions and other immediate transaction features.

 

5.1ST HURUN INDIA FUTURE UNICORN LIST 2021

      In accordance with the first Hurun India Future unicorn List 2021′ released by Hurun Research Institute, India became the third largest Unicorn ecosystem in the world after the United States (US) and China as India have 51 Unicorns worth $168 billion, and 32 Gazelles and 54 Cheetahs.

      This list is a ranking of India’s startups founded in the 2000s, having a value of US$200 million (Rs 1,500 crore), and have not yet been listed on the stock exchange.

      Number of Unicorns in the US and China is at 396 and 277 respectively.

 

6.AICTE- VISVESVARAYA BEST TEACHER AWARD 2021

      Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Education(MoE) presented the AICTE-Visvesvaraya Best Teacher Awards 2021 to 17 faculty members of engineering and technical education and the AICTE-Dr.Pritam Singh Best Teacher Awards 2021 to 3 faculty members of management education, at the function held in New Delhi on the occasion of National Teachers Day 2021(September 5).

      The winners of the awards were nominated by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), the technical education regulator of India.

 

7.NEERAJ CHOPRA MADE BRAND PARTNERSHIP WITH TATA AIA INSURANCE

      Tata AIA Life Insurance signed a multi-year brand partnership with Subedar Neeraj Chopra, an Indian athlete and Olympic gold medallist as its brand ambassador.

      This marks the company made very first brand partnership with the Neeraj Chopra.

      Neeraj Chopra who won the gold medal in Javelin Throw at recently concluded 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

 

8.HARSHA BANGARI TAKES CHARGE AS MD OF EXIM BANK

      The government of India has appointed Harsha Bangari as the Managing Director(MD) of Export-Import Bank of India (India EXIM Bank) for a period of 3 years or until further orders. She took charge as the MD on 8th September 2021.

      He was appointed as the MD of India Exim Bank following the recommendation of the Banks Board Bureau(BBB).

 

9.NIRLEP SINGH RAI APPOINTED AS A  NEW CMD OF NFL

      Nirlep Singh Rai is appointed as the new Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of National Fertilizer Limited (NFL).

      The NFL is a Miniratna Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) under the Department of Fertilizer.

      The appointment was approved by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) for the tenure of two years.

 

10.ATUL BHATT APPOINTED AS THE NEW CMD OF RINL

      The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Atul Bhatt as the new Chairman and Managing Director(CMD) of the Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited(RINL)(also known as Visakhapatnam steel plant), the steel produced based in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

      Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) recommended Atul Bhatt for the post of CMD of RINL following the retirement of incumbent Pradosh Kumar Rath (PK Rath) on 31st May 2021.

 

11.BYJU’S ACQUIRED GRADEUP; REBRANDED AS BYJU’S EXAM PREP

      Ed-Tech Unicorn Byju’s has acquired the online exam preparation platform Gradeup to boost the ed tech’s presence in the online competitive exam preparation category.

      Following the acquisition of Gradeup, it has been rebranded as Byju’s Exam Prep.

      This marks the 8th acquisition by Byju’s in 2021.

      Gradeup headquartered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh was established in 2015 .

 

12.BHUPENDERYADAV LAUNCHED PORTAL “PRANA”

      Bhupender Yadav, Union Minister of  Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) launched “PRANA” – Portal for Regulation of Air-pollution in Non-Attainment Cities(NACs), a portal to monitor the implementation of India’s National Clean Air Programme (NCAP).

      The portal was launched during the event organised as a part of the United Nations(UN)’s 2nd International Day of Clean Air For Blue Skies.

 

13.ISRO RELEASES CHANDRAYAAN-2 DATA

      In accordance with the Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology (IIST), the INSPIRESat-1 CubeSat, developed under the International Satellite Program in Research and Education (INSPIRE) is all set for launch through an upcoming Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) mission of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).

      Chairman of ISRO Kailasavadivoo Sivan inaugurated a 2-day Lunar Science Workshop 2021, to commemorate the completion of two years of operation of Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft around the lunar orbit.

 

14.INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY 2021 – SEPTEMBER 8

      The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO)’s International Literacy Day(ILD) is annually observed across the globe on 8th September to highlight the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights.

      The theme of UNESCO’s ILD 2021 is “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide”.

      Winners of The UNESCO King Sejong Literacy Prize 2021:

      National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), India.

      Puku Children’s Literature Foundation, South Africa.

      Limitless Horizons Ixil (LHI), Guatemala.

 

15.DELHI IMPLEMENTS “BUSINESS BLASTERS” PROGRAMME

      Manish Sisodia, the deputy Chief Minister of Delhi launched the “Business Balsters” programme, which will be implemented in all the Government run schools across Delhi.

      This program aims to inculcate entrepreneurship mindset at the school-level, it is an initiative under Delhi’s ambitious “Entrepreneurship Mindset Curriculum” (EMC).

      Under the Business Blasters programme, Classes XI and XII of Delhi government schools will be provided with a Seed Money of Rs. 2,000 to start a business.

 

16.MEITY LAUNCHED PMGDISHA DRIVE

      Rajeev Chandrasekhar, Minister of State, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology(MeitY) launched Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDISHA) Drive under the PMGDISHA Scheme and announced a PMGDISHA Campaign for 100% digital literacy in digital villages under ‘AzadiKaAmritMahotsav’ celebrations.

 

17.AIR CHIEF MARSHAL BHADAURIA ATTENDED PACS 2021

      Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria(RKS Bhadauria) attended the Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium(PACS) 2021 held at joint base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii from 30th August to 2nd September 2021.

      The theme of PACS 2021 is “Enduring Cooperation Towards Regional Stability”.

      PACS 2021 bought together Air Chief from Indo-Pacific countries (including the United States of America(USA) and 11 other countries) .

 

18.‘BOB WORLD’ A DIGITAL BANKING PLATFORM

      Bank of Baroda(BoB), owned by the government of India has launched a digital banking platform “Bob World” to offer all banking services on a single platform.

      Bob World, the revamped Mobile Banking application of BOB, was previously known as M-Connect Plus.

 

19.RBI REMOVES UCO BANK OUT OF PCA RESTRICTIONS

      The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) delisted UCO Bank, a Public Sector Bank, from its Prompt Corrective Action (PCA) framework, as the bank’s earning in the last 1-year till 31st March 2021 has satisfied the necessary conditions for its removal.

      Currently, the PCA framework monitors only 2 banks – Indian Overseas Bank & Central Bank of India.

      PCA framework was introduced by RBI in 2002, as an early-intervention mechanism to save banks from closure due to undercapitalisation.

 

20.INDIA’S SHERPA FOR G20

      Union Minister PiyushVedprakashGoyal, Ministry of Commerce and Industry was appointed as India’s Sherpa for the G20 (Group of Twenty) by replacing former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu.

 

21.GC MURMU ELECTED AS CHAIRMAN OF ASOSAI

      The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India, Girish Chandra(GC) Murmu has been elected as the chairman of the assembly of Asian Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (ASOSAI) for a period of three years from 2024 – 2027.

      He was elected by the 56th governing board of ASOSAI and approved by the 15th assembly of ASOSAI.

      India will host the 16th ASOSAI assembly meeting in 2024.

 

22.HIMALAYA DIWAS 2021 – SEPTEMBER 9

      Himalaya Diwas, also known as the Himalayan day is annually observed across India especially in Uttarakhand on September 9th to create awareness about the importance and significance of the Himalayas.

      The day also celebrates the unique biodiversity of the Himalayas.

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