5th August 2021 Current Affairs


5th August 2021 Current Affairs

GK Update of fifth August 2021 protecting the next information headlines: Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Lokayukta, Hewlett-Packard Financial Services, Prof. C.R. Rao Centenary Gold Medal award.

National News

1. Indian Olympics contingent to be Guests at Independence Day

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will invite India’s Olympic contingent as particular company for Independence Day celebrations on August 15. Modi will even invite contingent to his residence for interplay.
  • This yr, India has been represented by a 228-strong contingent that features 120 athletes on the Tokyo Olympics. PM Narendra Modi supported and inspired the Olympians all through the occasions. He additionally congratulated the winners and appreciated those who made India proud.

2. Union Cabinet approves continuation of 1,023 quick observe particular courts

  • The Union Cabinet has accredited the continuation of 1,023 quick observe particular courts, together with 389 unique POCSO courts, as a centrally sponsored scheme for one more two years.
  • Union minister Anurag Thakur mentioned out of 31 states and union territories, 28 have began the scheme. West Bengal is without doubt one of the states which has not began the scheme.
  • The scheme would proceed from April 1, 2021, to March 31, 2023, with an outlay of Rs 1572.86 crore — Rs 971.70 crore as central share and Rs 601.16 crore as state share. The central share is to be funded from the ‘Nirbhaya’ Fund. The scheme was launched on October 2, 2019.

State News

3. Uttarakhand unveils India’s first earthquake cell app

  • Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami has launched the first-of-its-kind earthquake early warning cell software, named ‘Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert’.
  • The app has been developed by IIT Roorkee, in affiliation with Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA).
  • Initially, this app was launched as a pilot undertaking solely by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India, for the Garhwal area of Uttarakhand, the undertaking proposal was additional prolonged by the Uttarakhand Government.
  • The Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert is India’s first earthquake early warning’ app for notifying folks about earthquake alerts.
  • Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) cell app can detect the onset of the earthquake and problem warnings relating to an earthquake prevalence within the neighbourhood and the anticipated time of arrival and depth on the location to stop any lack of life.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya;
  • The chief minister of Uttarakhand: Pushkar Singh Dhami.

Appointments News

4. Kumar Mangalam Birla steps down as Non-Executive Chairman of Vi

  • Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla has stepped down because the Non-Executive Director and Non-Executive Chairman of the Vodafone Idea (now Vi) Board.
  • The Vi Board of Directors have unanimously elected Himanshu Kapania, presently a Non-Executive Director, because the Non-Executive Chairman with impact.
  • Kapania, a nominee of the Aditya Birla Group, is a telecom trade veteran with 25 years of expertise. He has additionally served on the Global GSMA Board for 2 years and was additionally the Chairman of the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) for 2 years.
  • He is presently the Chairman of the FICCI Council on Telecom, Electronics and Digital Economy.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Aditya Birla Group Founder: Seth Shiv Narayan Birla;
  • Aditya Birla Group Founded: 1857;
  • Aditya Birla Group Headquarters: Mumbai.

5. Retired Justice V M Kanade appointed Lokayukta in Mumbai

  • Maharashtra Governor, Bhagat Singh Koshyari has accredited the appointment of retired Bombay excessive courtroom decide Justice V M Kanade as the brand new Lokayukta of Maharashtra, on the recommendation of the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.
  • Maharashtra was with out a full-time Lokayukta for nearly a yr. The earlier Lokayukta, (retd) Justice M L Tahaliyani had accomplished his tenure in August 2020.
  • The Lokayukta is an anti-corruption ombudsman. Citizens could make complaints of corruption towards any authorities official or elected consultant on to the Lokayukta, who’s tasked with speedy redressal.
  • The Lokayukta acts like a watchdog and performs a key function in combating towards corruption and bringing transparency. It’s been virtually a yr since there isn’t any Lokayukta and this exhibits that the federal government shouldn’t be eager on encouraging transparency.
  • The Lokayukta submit is essential to maintain a test on the federal government and has develop into a recourse for the person between 2015 and 2020.

Banking News

6. RBI imposes Rs 6 lakh penalty on Hewlett-Packard Financial Services

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a financial penalty of Rs 6 lakh on Bengaluru-based Hewlett-Packard Financial Services (India) Private Ltd.
  • RBI mentioned the statutory inspection of the corporate, regarding its monetary place as of March 31, 2019, revealed, inter alia, non-compliance with the statutory instructions on (i) submission of credit score data to Central Repository of Information on Large Credits and (ii) submission of credit score information to Credit Information Companies.
  • The penalty has been imposed in train of powers vested in it below the provisions of the Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 and the Credit Information Companies (Regulation) Act, 2005, making an allowance for the failure of the corporate to stick to the aforesaid instructions issued by RBI.

Agreements News

6. India & World Bank signal $250 million undertaking to secure dams and resilient

  • The World Bank has accredited a USD 250 million initiatives in India for a long-term dam security program and enhancing the protection and efficiency of present dams throughout varied states of India.
  • The Second Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP-2) settlement was inked on between the World Bank, the Government of India, the Central Water Commission, and authorities representatives from 10 collaborating states.
  • The undertaking will likely be carried out on the nationwide stage via the Central Water Commission (CWC).

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • World Bank Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • World Bank Formation: July 1944.
  • World Bank President: David Malpass.

Defence News

8. INS Khanjar turns into the primary INS to name at heritage coastal port

  • Indian Naval Ship Khanjar turns into the first Indian Navy ship to name on the heritage coastal port of Gopalpur in Odisha. The two-day go to was organised as a part of Aazadi ka Amrit Mahotsav in addition to Swarnim Vijay Varsh celebrations to commemorate the seventy fifth anniversary of Independence and the fiftieth anniversary of the 1971 War.
  • The go to of the ship was geared toward enhancing ties and spreading consciousness with the native populace on facets of coastal safety and maritime operations. During the go to, ship’s officers interacted with Port Officials and mentioned facets associated to berthing services for OTR of Naval ships and safety overview of port infrastructure.
  • The ship’s staff additionally undertook a cleanup drive at Gopalpur seaside and tree plantation within the port premises. In addition, books and dry provisions have been distributed to Samarth Orthopedically Handicapped Welfare Association, at Chatrapur in Ganjam district.

Awards News

9. C.R. Rao Gold Medal award winners introduced

  • The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) Trust has chosen two famend financial students for the Prof. C.R. Rao Centenary Gold Medal award. Renowned economists Jagdish Bhagwati and C Rangarajan have been conferred with the inaugural Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal (CGM).
  • Bhagwati is a professor of economics, legislation and worldwide relations at Columbia University whereas C Rangarajan is the previous chairman of the Economic Advisory Council of the Prime Minister and former governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • TIES Trust had constituted a jury to shortlist the awardees. Based on the jury’s suggestions, it introduced that inaugural award to 2 distinguished students. The medal is introduced as soon as in two years to an Indian or Indian-origin scholar for lifetime contributions to the fields of theoretical and utilized facets of quantitative economics and official statistics.

Sports News

10. India wins bronze in males’s hockey, beat Germany 5-4

  • Indian males’s hockey staff defeated Germany to win their first-ever Olympic medal in 41 years. India wins the bronze medal in males’s hockey after beating Germany 5-4 at Tokyo Olympics.
  • Before this podium end for bronze, India final climbed up the Olympic podium in 1980, when it gained its eighth gold on the Games.
  • Simranjeet Singh scored two targets for India on the Oi Hockey Stadium, together with Hardik Singh, Harmanpreet Singh and Rupinder Pal Singh additionally including their names on the scoresheet.

11. Ravi Kumar Dahiya wins silver medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020

  • Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya bagged the silver medal after shedding within the ultimate of males’s 57kg freestyle class to Russian Olympic Committee’s (ROC) Zavur Uguev.
  • This is India’s fifth medal on the Tokyo Olympics and the second silver of the marketing campaign.
  • Ravi Kumar is the fifth Indian wrestler after KD Jadhav, Sushil Kumar, Yogeshwar Dutt, and Sakshi Malik to complete on the Olympic podium.

Books and Authors News

12. A brand new guide on Balakot air strikes 2019 authored by Manan Bhatt

  • A brand new guide titled “Balakot Air Strike: How India Avenged Pulwama”, printed by Garuda Prakashan, is written by Navy veteran Manan Bhatt.
  •  According to the writer, the guide, “a racy thriller” with “adrenalin-pushing action”, would make readers’ patriotism brim over, whereas filling them with a way of gratitude and delight in direction of the armed forces.
  • The guide, in its detailed account of the “two epochal events”, claims to seize every little thing “from moments earlier than the ill-fated CRPF bus was hit, to the cockpits from the place precision bombs have been triggered and what transpired in these 12 momentous, expectation-filled days.

Obituaries News

13. Padma Shri awardee Padma Sachdev passes away

  • Padma Shri awardee and famous writer Padma Sachdev, the primary fashionable girl poet of Dogri language, handed away. She obtained the Padma Shri, the nation’s fourth-highest civilian award, in 2001 and was awarded the Kabir Samman for poetry for 2007-08 by the Madhya Pradesh authorities.
  • She authored many books in Dogri and Hindi, and her poetry collections, together with ‘Meri Kavita Mere Geet’, gained her the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971. 

Miscellaneous News

14. BRO builds the world’s highest street in Ladakh at 19,300 toes

  • Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed and black-topped the best street on this planet at Umlingla Pass in Eastern Ladakh. The highest motorable street on this planet is located at an altitude of 19,300 toes.
  • This is greater than the bottom camps of Mount Everest. The street itself is a 52-km lengthy tarmac stretch via Umlingla Pass, connecting essential cities within the Chumar sector of Eastern Ladakh.
  • The north base in Tibet is at 16,900 toes, whereas the south base camp in Nepal is 17,598 toes. The summit of Mount Everest is a bit of over 29,000 toes. The street is constructed a lot above the altitude of Siachen Glacier which is at 17,700 toes.
  • The Khardung La Pass in Leh is at an altitude of 17,582 toes. With this, India has bettered Bolivia’s file of a street at 18,953 toes.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Director-General of BRO: Lt. Gen. Rajeev Chaudhary;
  • BRO Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • BRO Founded: 7 May 1960.

15. Governors can pardon prisoners: Supreme Court of India

  • Supreme Court of India on August 3, 2021, held that the Governor of state can pardon prisoners, together with within the demise sentence instances. Governor can pardon the prisoners even earlier than they’ve accomplished a minimal of 14 years of jail sentence.
  • Court additionally mentioned that the Governor’s energy to pardon overrides a provision given below Section 433A of the Code of Criminal Procedure.
  • Section 433A mandates that the sentence of the prisoner may be remitted solely after 14 years of jail. The courtroom noticed that Section 433-A of the Code can not and doesn’t have an effect on the constitutional energy of the President or Governor to grant pardon below Articles 72 or 161 of the Constitution.
  • Such energy is within the train of the ability of the sovereign. However, Governor should act on the help and recommendation of the State Government.

Important takeaways for all aggressive exams:

  • Supreme Court of India Established: 26 January 1950;
  • Chief Justice of India Justice: NV Ramana.

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