28th September 2021 Current Affairs

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Daily Important GK Update of twenty eighth September 2021 masking the next information headlines: The Battle of Rezang La, Ostrava Open WTA, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awards, World Rabies Day, Akash Prime Missile.

Appointments News

1. Mastercard ropes Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen as its Global Ambassador

  • The monetary companies firm, Mastercard Inc. has named Magnus Carlsen, the highest-rated chess participant of all time, as its world model ambassador. This step is a part of a transfer by Mastercard for including chess in its coveted checklist of sports activities sponsorship.
  • It has joined the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour as an official accomplice, in its first sponsorship transfer into chess.
  • The Norwegian chess Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen joins the like of different competitive gamers lineup of ambassadors like Lionel Messi, Naomi Osaka, Crystal Dunn and Dan Carter.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Mastercard Headquarters: New York, United States.
  • Mastercard President: Michael Miebach.

2. Lt Gen Gurbirpal Singh takes cost as DG of NCC

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  • Lieutenant General Gurbirpal Singh has taken cost because the thirty fourth Director-General of the National Cadet Corps (NCC). He succeeds Lt Gen Tarun Kumar Aich. He was commissioned into the PARACHUTE REGIMENT in 1987.
  • An alumnus of the National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun in addition to NCC, he attended the Defence Services Staff College in Wellington and the National Defence College Course in New Delhi.
  • Lt Gen Singh has been a Company Commander within the counter-insurgency setting in Nagaland and the Siachen Glacier.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • NCC Founded: 16 April 1948;
  • NCC Headquarters: New Delhi.

Economy News

3. NASSCOM: Cryptotech business can add $184B of financial worth in India

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  • The crypto business in India has the potential so as to add $184 billion of financial worth, within the type of investments and value financial savings, by 2030, in accordance with a report from the nation’s premier commerce physique for the tech business.
  • The report, entitled “Crypto Industry in India,” was printed by the National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) at the side of Binance-owned crypto change WazirX.
  • The “CryptoTech” business – corporations concerned in buying and selling, funds, remittances, retail and extra – is predicted to achieve a measurement of $241 million in India by 2030, and $2.3 billion globally by 2026. The business at present employs 50,000 folks in India, a quantity which NASSCOM expects to develop to over 800,000 by the top of the last decade.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • NASSCOM Chairperson: Rekha M Menon;
  • NASSCOM Headquarters: New Delhi;
  • NASSCOM Founded: 1 March 1988.

4. ICRA revise GDP development of India to 9.00% in FY 2022

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  • ICRA has revised up the gross home product (GDP) development fee of India for the monetary 12 months 2021-22 (FY22) to 9 per cent.
  • Earlier this fee was 8.5%. It might be famous that after the 7.3 per cent contraction in 2020-21, there have been expectations of a better development quantity in 2021-22.
  • The key danger to its revised projection of 9 per cent GDP development is a possible third wave and the prevailing vaccines being ineffective in opposition to newer mutations of the virus. ICRA is Gurgaon based mostly credit standing company, owned by Moody’s Corporation.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • ICRA Founded: 16 January 1991;
  • ICRA CEO: N. Sivaraman.

Summits and Conferences News

5. 4th Indo-US Health Dialogue Held in New Delhi

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  • Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar has led the Indian delegation on the 4th Indo-US Health Dialogue, held in New Delhi.
  • The US delegation for the dialogue is led by Ms Loyce Pace, Director, Office of Global Affairs at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
  • The two-day Dialogue is a platform to deliberate upon a number of ongoing collaborations within the well being sector between the 2 nations.
  • The points deliberate for deliberations on this spherical additionally embody areas of concern pertaining to strengthening of epidemiological analysis and surveillance, vaccine growth, One Health, zoonotic and vector-borne illnesses, well being techniques and well being insurance policies and so on.

Defence News

6. DRDO conducts profitable maiden flight check of Akash Prime Missile

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  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has carried a profitable maiden check flight of a brand new model of the Akash Missile named ‘Akash Prime’ from Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha.
  • The success of the check flight demonstrates the competence of DRDO within the design and growth of world-class Missile techniques. The missile intercepted and destroyed an unmanned aerial goal mimicking enemy plane, in its maiden flight check after enhancements.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Chairman DRDO: Dr G Satheesh Reddy.
  • DRDO Headquarters: New Delhi.
  • DRDO Established: 1958.

Awards News

7. 2021 Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar winners introduced

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  • Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Prize for science and know-how 2021, have been introduced through the eightieth basis day of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).
  • Every 12 months, CSIR presents this award to scientists under 45 years of age for his or her contributions in biology, chemistry, arithmetic, physics, medication, engineering and earth, environment, ocean and planetary sciences. The award includes a money prize of Rs 5 lakh.
  • During the ceremony, vice chairman M Venkaiah Naidu suggested CSIR to reinvent itself and switch futuristic whereas pursuing the science of the very best order.

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Sports News

8. England cricketer Moeen Ali declares retirement from Tests

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  • England cricket all-rounder Moeen Ali has introduced his retirement from the Test match profession. The 34-year-old Ali made his debut in Test cricket in 2014 and represented England in 64 Test matches.
  • He took 195 Test wickets together with 5 five-wicket hauls and scored five-Test match centuries throughout his Test profession. Moeen, nonetheless, will proceed to play limited-overs cricket for England.

9. Sania Mirza & Zhang Shuai Win Ostrava Open WTA Doubles Title

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  • India’s Sania Mirza and her Chinese accomplice Zhang Shuai received the ladies’s doubles title within the girls’s doubles last on the Ostrava Open in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
  • The second-seeded Indo-Chinese duo defeated the third seeded pair of American Kaitlyn Christian and New Zealander Erin Routliffe 6-3 6-2 within the summit conflict in a single hour and 4 minutes.
  • This was Sania’s second last of the season, following a runner-up end on the WTA 250 Cleveland occasion within the US final month with Chirstina Mchale.

10. India declare three silver medals at 2021 Archery World Championships

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  • The crew India archers settled for three silver medals on the 2021 World Archery Championships, held in Yankton, South Dakota, United States.
  • The three silver medals have been received in Women’s Compound Individual, Women’s Compound Team and Compound Mixed Team competitions.

Silver Medal Won by India consists of:

  • Women’s Compound Individual: Jyothi Surekha Vennam
  • Women’s Compound Team: Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskar Kirar and Priya Gurjar
  • Compound Mixed Team: Abhishek Verma and Jyothi Surekha Vennam

Important Days

11. International Day for Universal Access to Information

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  • The International Day for the Universal Access to Information (generally referred to as Access to Information Day) is noticed globally on twenty eighth September yearly. Universal entry to info signifies that everybody has the suitable to hunt, obtain and impart info for wholesome and inclusive data societies.
  • The International Day for Universal Access to Information 2021 highlights the significance of increasing entry to info legal guidelines, and their implementation worldwide to construct again robust establishments for sustainable growth and to uphold the imaginative and prescient of knowledge as a public good, in addition to to strengthen worldwide cooperation within the subject of implementing the suitable to info as a basic proper.
  • Furthermore, the worldwide discussions on “building back better” stay context-adaptive to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • UNESCO headquarters: Paris, France;
  • UNESCO Head: Audrey Azoulay;
  • UNESCO Founded: 16 November 1945.

12. World Rabies Day: 28 September

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  • World Rabies Day is well known yearly on September 28 to lift consciousness concerning the impression of rabies on people and animals, present info and recommendation on the way to stop the illness and take efforts to manage rabies. 2021 is the fifteenth version of World Rabies Day.
  • The theme for the WRD in 2021 is ‘Rabies: Facts, not Fear’. The day additionally marks the demise anniversary of the French chemist and microbiologist, Louis Pasteur’, who developed the primary rabies vaccine.

Important notes for all competitive exams:

  • Global Alliance for Rabies Executive Director: Louis Nel.
  • Global Alliance for Rabies Control Founded: 2007.
  • Global Alliance for Rabies Control Headquarters: Manhattan, Kansas, United States.

Books and Authors News

13. A brand new e-book title “The Battle of Rezang La” written by Kulpreet Yadav

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  • A brand new e-book has titled “The Battle of Rezang La” written by Kulpreet Yadav. A brand new e-book tells the story of 120 Indian troopers who put up a valiant struggle in opposition to the 5,000-strong Chinese navy troops within the 1962 Indo-China warfare, stopping a potential occupation of all the Ladakh area.
  • The Battle of Rezang La”, printed underneath Penguin Random House’s ”Veer” imprint, is written by ex-naval officer and writer Kulpreet Yadav.

Miscellaneous News

14. Cyclonic Storm ‘Gulab’ hits Andra and Odisha

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  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a pink alert for Odisha and Andhra Pradesh after the ‘Cyclone Gulab’ made landfall over Northwest and adjoining West-central Bay of Bengal.
  • Cyclone Gulab was named by Pakistan. The phrase “Gulab” refers to Rose in English. During the landfall, the wind velocity may hover between 90 kmph and 100 kmph.
  • The title Gulab is from the checklist of cyclone names that’s maintained by the World Meteorological Organisation/United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (WMO/ESCAP) Panel on Tropical Cyclones (PTC).

15. MGR Railway Station will get powered by photo voltaic power

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  • Dr MG Ramachandran Central (DRM) or Chennai Central railway station will get 100 per cent of power by way of Solar Energy.
  • The Chennai Central railway station comes underneath the South Central Railway (SCR) zone and which goes to turn out to be the world’s largest inexperienced railway community.
  • The station will now turn out to be the primary Indian Railways station, which can get 100 per cent day power by way of photo voltaic panels.
  • The solar energy capability of the station is 1.5 MW and Solar panels are put in on the shelters of the station.
  • South Central Railways has adopted the idea of ‘energy neutral’ railway stations and turn out to be the primary Indian Railway zones to take action.
  • India has focused to turn out to be “net-zero carbon emission” earlier than the 12 months 2030.
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