1st September 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of 1st September 2021 overlaying the next information headlines: Mera Kaam Mera Maan’ Scheme, International Astronomical Union, Mirabai Chanu, Rabobank 2021 Global Dairy Top 20 Report.

State News

1. FM Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates ‘My Pad, My Right’ challenge in Tripura

  • In Tripura, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has inaugurated a challenge known as ‘My Pad, My Right’ initiated by NABARD and NABFOUNDATION at Killa village in Gomati district on the second and concluding day of her go to to the state.
  • The challenge goals to convey livelihood and menstrual hygiene nearer to rural ladies by means of grant, wage help and capital gear.
  • The Union Minister additionally flagged off the cell ATM van of Tripura State Co-Operative Bank Limited which can cowl all Gram Panchayats and Village Committees of South Tripura District.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chief Minister of Tripura: Biplab Kumar Deb; Governor: Satyadeo Narain Arya.

2. Punjab to Launch ‘Mera Kaam Mera Maan’ Scheme to Help Unemployed Youth

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  • The Punjab Cabinet gave a nod to a brand new scheme that may assist the unemployed youth within the state to hone their abilities and enhance their probabilities of getting a job.
  • These kids will likely be given short-term ability coaching freed from value underneath the ‘‘Mera Kaam Mera Maan” scheme of the state authorities. A goal of 30,000 beneficiaries has been proposed, at a price of ₹ 90 crores.
  • The scheme additionally offers an employment help allowance of ₹ 2,500 monthly for a interval of 12 months from the beginning of the coaching course, which will likely be performed at Punjab Skill Development Mission coaching centres.
  • The allowance shall be given through the coaching interval, and after efficiently finishing the coaching, through the pre-placement and post-placement interval of 12 months from the date of the beginning of the programme.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Punjab CM: Captain Amarinder Singh.
  • Punjab Governor: Banwarilal Purohit.

Appointments News

3. Ladakh based mostly Dorje Angchuk to be inducted as Honorary Member of the IAU

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  • Dorje Angchuk, an Engineer in cost on the Indian Astronomical Observatory of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) at Hanle within the Ladakh area, has been admitted as an Honorary Member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
  • Angchuk is the primary and solely Indian to bag the place within the prestigious physique. Angchuk has been chosen for ‘his passionate promotion of astronomy in the Ladakh region, through his excellent astrophotography’. He will likely be becoming a member of ten different Honorary Members from world wide, chosen by IAU to hitch a choose record of 20 worldwide specialists.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • The Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) is an autonomous institute of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, headquartered in Bengaluru;
  • The International Astronomical Union (IAU) headquarters: Paris, France.

4. Adidas roped Mirabai Chanu for its ‘Stay in Play’ marketing campaign

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  • Adidas has roped in Tokyo Olympic Silver-medalist Mirabai Chanu because the face of its ‘‘Stay in Play” marketing campaign for its newest product innovation designed to maintain extra menstruating ladies in sports activities.
  • The new TechFit Period Proof tights, that includes an absorbent layer to assist defend towards leaks when worn with a tampon or pad.
  • Such improvements showcase Adidas’ dedication to encourage and help ladies in sport. Adidas discovered that teenage women are dropping out of sport at an alarming fee, with one of many key causes being worry of interval leakage.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Adidas Founder: Adolf Dassler;
  • Adidas Founded: 18 August 1949;
  • Adidas Headquarters: Herzogenaurach, Germany;
  • Adidas CEO: Kasper Rorsted.

5. TN Governor Banwarilal Purohit will get extra cost of Punjab, Chandigarh

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  • Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has been given the extra cost of Punjab and the Union Territory of Chandigarh. Earlier, V P Singh Badnore was the Governor of Punjab and the Administrator of Chandigarh.
  • The President has additionally appointed Purohit because the Administrator of Chandigarh, along with his duties because the Governor of Punjab. Traditionally, Punjab Governor has functioned because the Administrator of Chandigarh.

Economy News

6. Moody’s Retains India’s GDP development forecast to 9.6% for CY2021

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  • Moody’s Investors Service has retained India’s development forecast for the calendar yr (CY) 2021 at 9.6 per cent, in its August replace to ‘Global Macro Outlook 2021-22’ report. The GDP development forecast for calendar yr 2022 is retained at 7 p.c.
  • In India, financial exercise is choosing up alongside a gradual easing of restrictions that have been applied in response to the second wave. And there’s additional upside to development as economies world wide progressively reopen.

Banking News

7. SBI opened a floating ATM on Dal Lake in J&K’s Srinagar

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  • State Bank of India has opened a floating ATM on a Houseboat at Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar for the comfort of locals and vacationers. The floating ATM was inaugurated by SBI Chairman Dinesh Khare.
  • This will not be the primary time that SBI has launched a floating ATM as again in 2004, the financial institution took this initiative in Kerala. The SBI put in a floating ATM at Jhankar yacht, which operates between Ernakulum and Vaypeyan area, owned by Kerala Shipping and Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC).

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • SBI Chairperson: Dinesh Kumar Khara.
  • SBI Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • SBI Founded: 1 July 1955.

Business News

8. PayU acquires BillDesk for $4.7 bn

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  • Netherlands-based Prosus NV has introduced to accumulate the Indian digital funds supplier BillDesk and merge it with its personal fintech service enterprise PayU. The measurement of the deal is $4.7 billion.
  • This acquisition will make the mixed entity of PayU and BillDesk because the main on-line cost suppliers globally and in India by whole cost quantity (TPV).
  • The transaction is topic to approval from the Competition Commission of India (CCI).
  • This acquisition may even elevate Prosus’s funding into India to $10 billion, which has to date invested $6 billion within the Indian tech ecosystem.
  • Prosus NV is the worldwide shopper web group and one of many largest know-how traders on this planet.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • PayU CEO: Laurent le Moal;
  • PayU Founded: 2006;
  • BillDesk Founder(s): M.N. Srinivasu; Ajay Kaushal; Karthik Ganapathy;
  • BillDesk Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • BillDesk Founded: 29 March 2000.

Defence News

9. India Conducts Maritime Partnership Exercise with Algerian Navy

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  • The Indian Naval Ship, INS Tabar, is on her goodwill go to to the variety of ports in Africa and Europe since June 2021 until September 2021.
  • As part of this go to, INS Tabar took half within the Maiden Maritime Partnership Exercise with Algerian Navy, off the Algerian coast, within the Mediterranean Sea. The Algerian Naval Ship ANS Ezzadjer participated within the train.
  • The goal of the train was to boost interoperability, perceive the idea of operations adopted by one another, and opened the potential for rising interplay and collaboration between the 2 navies sooner or later.
  • INS Tabar is a Talwar-class stealth Frigate inbuilt Russia for the Indian Navy. The ship is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet, based mostly in Mumbai.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Algeria Capital: Algiers;
  • Algeria Currency: Algerian dinar;
  • Algeria President: Abdelmadjid Tebboune.

Ranks and Reports News

10. Amul ranks 18th in Rabobank 2021 Global Dairy Top 20 Report

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  • Amul, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) has dropped two locations to rank 18th in Rabobank’s 2021 Global Top 20 Dairy Companies record.
  • Amul was positioned at sixteenth spot in 2020. Amul has achieved an annual turnover of $5.3 billion.
  • French-based dairy firm Lactalis has topped the record because the world’s largest dairy firm with a turnover of US $23.0 billion. It has unseated Switzerland-based international behemoth Nestle, which dominated the record for many years.
  • Rabobank’s Global Dairy Top 20 Report is launched yearly to rank the dairy business upon their gross sales information and monetary statements.

Science and Technology News

11. IIT Madras pronounces on-line platform ‘E-Source’

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  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras is engaged on growing an modern digital mannequin to handle the issue of e-waste (digital wastes).
  • The digital platform, named as ‘e-Source,’ will act as an trade platform, to function an internet market for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE).
  • The platform will hyperlink numerous stakeholders (patrons and sellers) of used and waste digital gear and parts, each within the formal and casual financial system.
  • The initiative is being led by the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS), a centre arrange at IIT Madras in 2010 on the initiative of the German and Indian governments.

Awards News

12. Neurosurgeon Basant Misra receives prestigious AANS Award

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  • Odisha-born neurosurgeon Dr Basant Kumar Misra has been conferred the distinguished American Association of Neurological Surgeons’ ‘International Lifetime Achievement Award in Neurosurgery’.
  • Misra is the primary Indian doctor to obtain the AANS honor which was conferred on him at a digital ceremony through the AANS Annual Scientific Meeting 2021 held in Orlando, Florida. He was the world’s first surgeon to carry out Computer-Guided Aneurysm surgical procedure.

Sports News

13. Dale Steyn pronounces retirement from all types of cricket

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  • South African cricketer Dale Steyn has introduced his retirement from all types of cricket with speedy impact on August 31, 2021, ending his 20 years lengthy cricket journey.
  • The 38-year-old Proteas (South Africa nationwide cricket workforce) pacer final performed for South Africa in T20 vs Australia in February 2020. He had additionally performed for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the Indian Premier League (IPL).

14. Paralympics 2020: Mariyappan Thangavelu wins Silver in males’s excessive bounce

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  • India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu has received the silver medal within the males’s excessive bounce (T63) on the Tokyo Paralympics. He cleared the 1.86m mark to take house silver. In the identical occasion, Sharad Kumar received the bronze medal, clearing 1.83m mark.
  • Sam Grewe of the United States received the gold medal after he cleared the 1.88m mark. With the 2 new medals, India’s medal tally on the Tokyo Paralympics has now reached to 10.

15. Paralympics 2020: Singhraj Adhana wins bronze medal in 10m Air Pistol

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  • At the continued Tokyo Paralympics 2020, Indian shooter Singhraj Adana has received the bronze medal within the P1 Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 ultimate on August 31, 2021. Adana shot a complete of 216.8 to complete at third place.
  • China dominated the finals with defending champion Chao Yang (237.9 — Paralympic report) and Huang Xing (237.5) profitable the gold and silver medals respectively.
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