17th July 2021 Current Affairs


17th July 2021 Current Affairs

GK Update of seventeenth July 2021 protecting the next information headlines: India’s first pod taxi, Kisan Sarathi, Mathrukavacham, EV Policy 2021, Bonalu, World Day for International Justice.

National News

1. Digital Platform “Kisan Sarathi” launched to facilitate farmers

  • In order to facilitate farmers to get ‘right information at right time’ of their desired language, a digital platform particularly ‘KisanSarathi’ was launched collectively by Narendra Singh Tomar, Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare.
  • This initiative of KisanSarathi empowers farmers with technological interventions to succeed in farmers in distant areas.
  • The ICAR Scientists to take-up analysis on new technological interventions within the space of transportation of farmer’s crop from their farm gate to warehouses, markets and the locations the place they need to promote with minimal harm.

States News

2. Covid vaccination marketing campaign for pregnant girls in Kerala, “Mathrukavacham”

  • The Kerala authorities’s marketing campaign ‘Mathrukavacham’ to vaccinate all of the pregnant girls within the state in opposition to COVID-19 an infection was inaugurated on the district degree lately.
  • Spot registrations for vaccination of pregnant girls could be carried out at numerous authorities hospitals.
  • Pregnant girls can obtain the COVID vaccine at any time throughout their being pregnant. The particular vaccination drive comes as a powerful defence to guard pregnant girls.
  • Vaccination can be made obtainable in all district hospitals as a part of the mannequin program. In the start, the covid vaccine can be given to 100 pregnant girls via spot registration.
  • The State Health Ministry assured that within the coming days, covid vaccination for extra pregnant girls can be made accessible in all hospitals, relying on the provision of the vaccine.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Kerala CM: Pinarayi Vijayan;
  • Kerala Governor: Arif Mohammad Khan.

3. Maharashtra govt launches new EV Policy 2021

  • The Maharashtra state authorities has launched the brand new Electric Vehicle Policy-2021. The coverage introduced by the State Environment Minister, Aaditya Thackeray goals to speed up the adoption of Battery Electric Vehicles within the nation.
  • The new EV coverage launched in Maharashtra is a revision of the 2018 coverage. It is launched with an purpose to make Maharashtra the “topmost producer of battery-powered electric vehicles in India.”
  • The coverage additionally goals for electrical automobiles (EVs) to make up 10 per cent of all new car registrations, by 2025.
  • For this formidable mission, the state authorities has rolled out an Rs. 930 crore coverage, legitimate as much as thirty first March 2025. To make this profitable, EVs can be exempted from street tax and registration costs.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Maharashtra Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  • Maharashtra Capital: Mumbai.
  • Maharashtra CM: Uddhav Thackeray.

4. ‘Bonalu’ festivities to start in Telangana

  • ‘Bonalu’ is a conventional people competition celebrated yearly within the Telugu month of Ashadham (falling in June/July), within the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, and another components of Telangana state.
  • The Bonalu competition was declared a ‘state festival’ by the K Chandrasekhar Rao-led authorities after the state’s formation again in 2014.
  • The Bonalu competition entails scores of devotees providing the normal ‘bonam’ (derived from Bhojanam, that means meals) to the goddess Mahankali at 25 temples throughout the dual cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Telangana Capital: Hyderabad;
  • Telangana Governor: Tamilisai Soundararajan;
  • Telangana Chief minister: K. Chandrashekar Rao.

5. Andhra govt pronounces 10% reservation for EWS

  • The Andhra Pradesh authorities introduced a 10% reservation for the Kapu group and different Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) for appointments within the preliminary posts and companies in State authorities in accordance with the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019.
  • The 10% reservation in employment will profit Kapus who’re neither benefited underneath BC quota nor underneath EWS quota and different Open Competition (OC) sections who’re disadvantaged of the advantages of reservation to this point resulting from non-implementation of the EWS quota.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh: YS Jagan Mohan Reddy; Governor: Biswa Bhusan Harichandan.

Defence News

6. India, Sri Lanka and Maldives maintain digital trilateral train TTX-2021

  • Top defence officers from India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives participated in a digital trilateral tabletop train “TTX-2021”. The train centered on maritime crimes like curbing narcotics and help in maritime search and rescue within the area.
  • The two-day train, TTX-2021 aimed toward enhancing mutual understanding and trade of greatest practices procedures for countering widespread transnational crime was coordinated by the Maritime Warfare Centre, Mumbai. 
  • TTX-2021 exemplifies the deep trilateral engagement between India-Maldives-Sri Lanka which has strengthened immensely within the maritime area over the previous years.
  • Interaction between the three neighbouring international locations within the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) has additionally grown considerably in recent times, in consonance with India”s coverage of ‘Neighbourhood First” and imaginative and prescient of ‘Security and Growth for all within the Region (SAGAR).

Important Days

7. World Day for International Justice: 17 July

  • The World Day for International Justice, (also called Day of International Criminal Justice or International Justice Day), is well known globally on July 17 to help and acknowledge the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
  • The day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the Rome Statute on July 17, 1998, the treaty that created the International Criminal Court. It happened when 120 states adopted a statute in Rome.
  • It was referred to as the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, All the international locations that agreed to undertake the statute have been accepting the jurisdiction of the ICC.

Obituaries News

8. Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui passes away

  • Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist, Danish Siddiqui, has handed away, after he was killed in a conflict whereas reporting a battle between Afghan troops and the Taliban in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province in Afghanistan on July 13, 2021.
  • He was employed with the worldwide information company Reuters. He was a recipient of the celebrated Pulitzer Prize with six others working as a photographer with Reuters information company in 2018.

9. Former Pakistan president Mamnoon Hussain passes away

  • Former president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain handed away. Mamnoon Hussain, who was born in Agra in 1940 and migrated together with his mother and father to Pakistan in 1947, served because the twelfth President of Pakistan between September 2013 and September 2018.
  • He was governor of Sindh from June to October 1999 when Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s authorities was overthrown by the then Pakistan Army chief, Gen Pervez Musharraf.

Miscellaneous News

10. India’s first pod taxi to function between Noida Airport and Film City

  • Indian Port Rail and Ropeway Corporation Ltd (IPRCL) has ready a Detailed Project Report or DPR for the pod taxi service between Noida Airport at Jewar and Film City.
  • There are plans to run a driverless taxi between the 2 locations. This will price about Rs 862 crore, in response to the detailed challenge report (DPR) submitted to the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (Yeida). This is a 14 km stretch. This can be India’s first pod taxi service.
  • Pod taxis can accommodate 4 to 6 passengers per automotive. This essential challenge will present clean connectivity to residential and industrial areas falling between movie metropolis and the Noida International Airport. As per the DPR, the hall will move via numerous sectors similar to 21, 28, 29, 30 and 32, amongst others, falling underneath the Yeida area.

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