1st July 2021 Current Affairs


GK Update of 01st July 2021 protecting the next information headlines: SUKOON, Mumbai Samachar, Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar, Toronto International Women’s Film Festival, Global Startup Ecosystem Index.

Appointments News

1. Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari to be new IAF Vice Chief

  • Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari would be the new Vice Chief of Indian Air Force succeeding Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora.
  • Air Marshal Chaudhari is presently serving as commander-in-chief of the IAF’s Western Air Command (WAC) that appears after the safety of the nation’s air house within the delicate Ladakh sector in addition to varied different elements of north India. Air Marshal Arora retired from service and Air Marshal Chaudhari is more likely to take cost of the brand new project.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Air Chief Marshal: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria.
  • Indian Airforce based: 8 October 1932.
  • Indian Airforce Headquarters: New Delhi.

2. Amitabh Kant will get 1-yr extension as Niti Aayog CEO

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has prolonged the tenure of NITI Aayog Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant, by one yr until June 30, 2022.
  • This is for the third time that Kant’s tenure has been prolonged. Mr Kant was first appointed because the CEO of the federal coverage assume tank on February 17, 2016, for a hard and fast two-year time period.
  • The 1980 batch IAS officer was given an extension for the primary time until 30 June 2019, after his tenure was to run out in February 2018. Again he was given two years extension until June 30, 2021.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • NITI Aayog Formed: 1 January 2015.
  • NITI Aayog Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • NITI Aayog Chairperson: Narendra Modi.

Ranks and Reports News

3. India ranked at tenth place in ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Index 2020

  • India has been ranked because the tenth finest nation on the earth within the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2020, launched by International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
  • The GCI 2020 is the fourth version of the annual index and ranked 194 international locations. The GCI measures the dedication of nations to cybersecurity at a worldwide stage.
  • India ranked at tenth place, with 97.5 factors to rank among the many prime ten finest international locations on the earth.
  • The United States has topped the GCI 2020.
  • The United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia is tied on the second place
  • Estonia was ranked third within the index.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • International Telecommunication Union Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland;
  • International Telecommunication Union Founded: 17 May 1865;
  • International Telecommunication Union Head: Secretary-General; Houlin Zhao.

4. India ranked twentieth in Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021

  • India stands on the twentieth spot among the many prime 100 international locations which were ranked within the Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021 by Startup Blink. The nation was within the seventeenth spot in 2019, after which it slid six spots down and stood at 23 in 2020.
  • According to the report, India wants to higher its infrastructure and Internet velocity with a purpose to additional strengthen its start-up ecosystem.
  • India presently has 43 of its cities listed within the prime 1000, globally, with Bengaluru(tenth), New Delhi (14th) and Mumbai (sixteenth) within the prime 20.
  • Like final yr, the US, the UK, Israel, Canada and Germany are within the prime 5 spots this yr too and proceed their lead.

Awards News

5. ‘Decoding Shankar’, wins at Toronto International Women’s Film Festival

  • Freelance filmmaker Deepti Pillay Sivan’s most touted documentary, “Decoding Shankar” in regards to the life and profession of the celebrated musician Shankar Mahadevan, lately gained the Best Film Award within the Documentary part (Best Biographical) on the Toronto International Women Film Festival, 2021.
  • The 52-minute docu-film launched a couple of years in the past is a sketch of the lifetime of the prolific musician specializing in how he balances his profession as a singer, music composer, and instructor. The movie offers fascinating tidbits about his household life and shares fascinating moments about his ardour for cooking.

6. Odia poet Rajendra Kishore Panda baggage Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar

  • The Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar, the nationwide award instituted in reminiscence of late poet laureate Kuvempu, has been awarded to famend Odia poet Dr. Rajendra Kishore Panda for the yr 2020.
  • The prestigious award carries a money award of Rs 5 lakh, a silver medal, and a quotation. Founded in 1992, Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Trust instituted this nationwide annual literary award in 2013 within the title of Kuvempu to acknowledge litterateurs who had contributed in any language acknowledged by the Constitution of India.

Sports News

7. Indian-origin American Abhimanyu Mishra turns into youngest ever chess Grandmaster

  • Indian-origin American Abhimanyu Mishra has turn out to be the youngest-ever chess Grandmaster on the earth. At 12 years, 4 months and 25 days, he obliterated the long-standing file held by Sergey Karjakin, who was 12 years and 7 months outdated when he attained the title.
  • Three years in the past, India’s R Praggnanandhaa had nearly surpassed him however missed the chance by a whisker.

Important Days

8. National Postal Worker Day: 01 July

  • The National Postal Worker Day is marked yearly on July 1 globally in recognition of the contribution made by postal staff in our society. The day is a singular alternative to say ‘thanks not solely to postmen but in addition to all supply personnel, as on-line purchasing has turn out to be a lifeline for many people.
  • The day was initiated by a preferred postal service supplier from Seattle, the United States of America in 1997 to felicitate and honour the co-postal staff for his or her dedication.

9. National Chartered Accountants Day: 01 July

  • National Chartered Accountants Day or CA Day is well known on July 1 yearly. This day is well known to commemorate the discovering of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) by the parliament of India in 1949.
  • Every yr on the day of the institution of the ICAI, CA Day is well known to honour the Chartered Accountant.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • President of ICAI: CA Nihar N Jambusaria.

10. National Doctors’ Day: 01 July

  • The National Doctors’ Day is organized on 01 July yearly in India by the Indian Medical Association (IMA).
  • The day is well known to honour the good physicians and assist us perceive the significance of medical doctors in our lives and worth them, to supply them our respects by commemorating certainly one of their biggest representatives.
  • The day commemorates the delivery anniversary of the second Chief Minister of West Bengal, Dr Bidhan Chandra Roy who was born on July 1, 1882, and died on the identical date in 1962.

Obituaries News

11. Editor of ‘Sudharma’ Sanskrit Daily, K.V. Sampath Kumar Passes Away

  • Editor of ‘Sudharma’ Sanskrit Daily, K.V. Sampath Kumar has handed away. He, alongside along with his spouse, was chosen for the Padma Shri honour from the Government of India in 2020 for his contribution to the sector of Literature & Education.
  • He has additionally obtained a number of awards just like the Siddarudha award, the Shivaratri Deshikendra Media award, the Abdul Kalam award and others.
  • Sampath Kumar’s father Pandit Varadaraja Iyengar had launched ‘Sudharma’ in 1970. Sudharma is the solely Sanskrit Daily on the earth, printed and printed from Mysuru. 

12. Filmmaker Raj Kaushal passes away

  • Filmmaker Raj Kaushal, who directed motion pictures like “Shaadi Ka Laddoo” and “Pyaar Mein Kabhi Kabhi”, handed away. He was married to actor-TV presenter Mandira Bedi.
  • Apart from course, Kaushal had additionally produced filmmaker Onir’s 2005 acclaimed drama “My Brother… Nikhil”, starring Sanjay Suri and Juhi Chawla.
  • His final directorial was the 2006 thriller, “Anthony Kaun Hai?”, starring Arshad Warsi and Sanjay Dutt.

Miscellaneous News

13. India’s oldest operating newspaper, Mumbai Samachar, turns 200

  • On July 1, India’s oldest operating newspaper, Mumbai Samachar, will enter its 2 hundredth yr. The Gujarati newspaper, with its workplace positioned in an iconic crimson constructing at Horniman Circle in Mumbai’s Fort space, was first printed in 1822.
  • It was based by a Parsi scholar Fardoonji Murazban, who had experimented with varied different publishing choices earlier than touchdown on this profitable print run.
  • Formerly referred to as Bombay Samachar, in Gujarati, the paper has all the time run as Mumbai na Samachar. It began as a weekly version, primarily protecting the motion of products throughout the ocean and different enterprise information, such because the sale of property, and handed by a number of palms till chapter turned it over to the Cama household in 1933.

14. J&K Chief Secretary inaugurates helpline “Sukoon”

  • J&K Chief Secretary, Arun Kumar Mehta, inaugurated SDRF first Battalion’s 24×7 psychological well being helpline ‘SUKOON’ at its headquarters. This initiative, launched by SDRF First Battalion Kashmir in collaboration with Mission Youth J&K and Tourism division, will information the caller to avail providers of medical psychologists, therapists, counsellors and psychiatrists.
  • ‘SUKOON’ is a psychological well being helpline initiative (toll-free quantity 1800-1807159) to supply steering to individuals (or their well-wishers) who’re experiencing nervousness, melancholy, stress, panic assault, PTSD, adjustment dysfunction, suicidal ideas, substance abuse, psychological well being emergency and pandemic induced psychological stress.

15. Lt Governor launches “HAUSLA- Inspiring her growth” in J&K

  • Lieutenant Governor J&K, Manoj Sinha has launched the “HAUSLA- inspiring her growth”, a complete programme for Catalysing Women Entrepreneurship in UT.
  • The precedence of the federal government is to cut back the hole between men and women entrepreneurs, in a scientific method and to encourage ladies who’re presently engaged in varied professions in order that they can also turn out to be part of the ‘Hausla’ program.
  • The intent of the modern initiative is to empower Women as very important drivers of the general growth course of within the UT by figuring out & empowering Women Entrepreneurs as position fashions, offering them with markets, networks, coaching & steady help and subsequently constructing an ecosystem to encourage different native ladies entrepreneurs.

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