1. Narendra Modi will become the first Indian Prime Minister to chair the UNSC discussion
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually preside over an open debate at the United Nations Security Council ( UNSC ) on August 9, 2021 . The issue of maritime security will be debated in the UNSC . India is chairing the UNSC for August and Narendra Modi is the first Indian prime minister to chair an open debate at the UNSC. Will be After being elected to the UNSC, India highlighted its goal of promoting responsible and inclusive solutions for international peace and security. India began its two-year term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC on January 1, 2021. This is India’s seventh term as a non-permanent member in the UNSC. Prior to this, India has been a member of the UNSC in 1950-51, 1967-68, 1972-73, 1977-78, 1984-85 and 1991-92.
2. An official website indianidc2021.mod.gov.in launched today for 75th Independence Day Celebrations 2021
- Defense Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar launched an official website mod.gov.in for the 75th Independence Day Celebrations 2021 . Through this, people from the Indian community residing around the world will get an opportunity to participate in this ceremony. Live telecast of Independence Day celebrations held at Red Fort on 15th August will be done on this website .
3. SBI introduces new security system SIM binding in YONO and YONO Lite app
- State Bank of India, SBIhas to protect the interests of its clients Yono and Yono Light protects new system app SIM Baniding With the new version of both these apps, customers will be able to avoid many types of digital frauds. The SIM binding system on YONO and YONO Lite app will work only on mobile phones whose SIM card is registered with the bank. Mobile holders will have to complete the registration process to get the new version of YONO and YONO Lite app. In this process, the SIM of the registered mobile number with the bank is verified. Customers have to ensure that they get the SIM registered of the same mobile phone which is linked to their registered contact.
4. Sports Minister Anurag Thakur releases theme song for Tokyo Paralympic Games
- The Tokyo Paralympic Games will be held from August 24 to September 5 . Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launched the theme song – Kar De Kamal Tu for Paralympics . The song ” Kar De Kamal Tu” is written and sung by Divyang Cricketer Sanjeev Singh , who hails from This time a record 54 para athletes will take part in nine different sports.
5. IMF approves $ 650 billion for poor countries to deal with Kovid
- IMF( International Monetary Fund member) nations Kovid -19 epidemic due to mounting debt and the economic downturn to help countries deal with the $ 650 billion These reserve assets, called special drawing rights, are created for the first time since the 2009 global financial crisis when $250 billion was issued. This will help promote global economic stability. The SDR allocation will be effective from August 23, 2021. The SDR allocation will benefit all members and promote the resilience and stability of the global economy.
6. Report released to bring change in the electricity distribution sector of the country
- NITI Aayog has released a report transforming the country’s electricity distribution sector , which will pave the way for reforms in this sector. Titled Turning around the Power Distribution Sector , this report has been prepared in a joint effort by NITI Aayog and RMI India . The report reflects a review of reform efforts in the Indian and global electricity distribution sector. NITI Aayog Deputy Chairman Dr. Rajiv Kumar has said that the report reviewed several important reforms, which include private participation in distribution, purchase of electricity, integration of renewable energy and infrastructure upgradation.
7. India’s presidency of BRICS organization is based on four pillars- S. Jaishankar
- External Affairs Minister Dr S. Jaishankarhas said that India’s presidency of the BRICS organization is based on four pillars. These pillars – improving the multilateral system , cooperation in combating terrorism , technology and digital solutions for the sustainable development goals and communication and cooperation between peoples Addressing the inaugural session of the BRICS Academic Forum via video conference, Dr. Jaishankar said that these pillars may seem abstract but each of them is real and relevant.
8. Presentation on AICTE Translation Automation AI Tool
- Recently, Vice President of India . M. Venkaiah Naidu and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansa the All India Council for Technical Education ( AICTE viewed a presentation on a unique tool by the authorities), which translated into 11 different Indian languages to English language content does Is. This AI Tool Translates English language online courses into 11 different languages, Hindi, Marathi, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Assamese, Punjabi and Odia. The tool is capable of translating English books, complex formulas, research journals, government documents and English videos into other languages. AICTE was established in November 1945 as an advisory body. It was given the status of a statutory body by an Act of Parliament. It is the national level council for technical education. It works under the Department of Higher Education. AICTE is headquartered in Delhi where the offices of the President, Vice President and Member Secretary have been established.
9. UN creates permanent forum for people of African descent
- United Nations General Assembly( UNGA ) on August 2, 2021 to a stable platform of people of African descent ( Permanent Forum Of People Of African Descent has approved a proposal to set up). This permanent forum of people will provide expert advice on addressing the challenges of racism, xenophobia, racial discrimination and intolerance. The resolution was adopted unanimously by the 193-member world body. The forum was established during the International Decade for People of African Origin which was established by the General Assembly and started on 1 January 2015. It will end on December 31, 2024. It focuses on topics such as recognition, justice and development.
10. Unemployment rate rose to 13.3% in July-September 2020: NSO survey
- Office for National Statistics( National Statistical Office – NSO ) recently eighth periodic Labor Force Survey ( Periodic Labour Force Survey published). According to this survey, the unemployment rate in India has increased to 3% in the period July-September 2020 . According to this survey, the unemployment rate in April-June 2020 was 20.9%. The unemployment rate is defined as the percentage of unemployed persons in the labor force. In September 2020, the labor force participation rate for all ages was 37%. The labor force participation rate in April-June 2020 was 35.9%.
11. NCRB releases data on suicides due to unemployment
- National Crime Records Bureau( National Crime Records Bureau – NCRB ) According to the figures, unemployment due to suicide from 2016 to 2019 cases increased by 24% According to the NCRB, 2,851 people died by suicide in 2019 due to unemployment. This figure has increased from 2,298 suicides in 2016. Karnataka recorded the highest number of suicides (553) due to unemployment in 2019. Karnataka is followed by Maharashtra with 452 cases and Tamil Nadu with 251 cases. This NCRB report is related to the data before the arrival of Kovid-19 in the country. According to the chief executive of the Center for Monitoring Indian Economy ( CMIE ),Over 10 million Indians have lost their jobs amid the second wave of COVID-19 . The income of households has also declined by 97% due to the pandemic.
12. Bhubaneswar becomes the first city in the country to achieve 100% vaccination against Covid-19
- Odisha‘s capital Bhubaneswar has become the first city in India to have its people get 100% vaccination against COVID-19 . In addition to this, about one lakh migrant workers have also been given the first dose of COVID vaccine in the capital city. The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation had set standards for different categories of people to complete the vaccination process within a specific time frame by July 31, 2021. Those vaccinated include about 9 lakh people aged 18 years and above. The Odisha government had set district-wise targets to vaccinate a total of 3.5 lakh people per day.
13. India will buy Harpoon missiles from America
- America has 82 million dollars ( Rs 500 approximately 6 billion 9 crore 20 lakh 87 thousand. ) The anti-ship Harpoon missiles Deal approved. Along with this missile, India will also be given many other equipment related to it. The Indian government had expressed its desire to buy Harpoon missiles from America. The Pentagon’s Defense Security Corporation Agency (DSCA) issued a letter of approval to the US Congress. This includes opening a service station for missile maintenance, Personal training is also included in addition to providing spare parts and support and technical documentation. Apart from this, engineering and logistic support will also be provided. This deal is being seen as a strategy to increase America’s dominance in South Asia. The deal will be between the American company Boeing and the Indian government. So far, no offset agreement has come to the fore in this. Harpoon is considered the world’s most successful anti-ship missile. It is being used by the armies of 30 countries. It was first deployed in 1977. It can be used in any season. According to Boeing, it has an Active Radar Guidance System.
14. For the first time, dragon fruit grown by farmers from Gujarat and West Bengal was exported to London, United Kingdom and Bahrain
- To boost exports of exotic fruits, rich in fiber and minerals procured from farmers of Gujarat and West Bengal , consignments of dragon fruit were first introduced to London, United Kingdom and exported to. Dragon fruit is also called Kamalam in India. The exotic fruit consignment exported to London was sourced from farmers in the Kutch region and exported by APEDA registered packhouses at Bharuch, Gujarat, while the dragon fruit consignments exported to Bahrain were sourced from farmers in West Midnapore, West Bengal. Made and exported by APEDA Registered Enterprises in Kolkata. Earlier in June 2021, a consignment of ‘Dragon Fruit’ was procured from farmers of Tadasar village in Sangli district of Maharashtra and was exported to Dubai by an APEDA accredited exporter. In India ‘Dragon Fruit’ was produced in the early 1990s and started growing as home gardens.’
15. Aryan Valley (Kargil District) connected to the National Grid
- Power Grid Corporation of India‘s Ladakh to Aryan Valley (Kargil district) in the transmission line of 40 km has been successfully commissioned. Under the Prime Minister’s Development Programme , the power grid connects Lalung to Darchik connecting Lalung, Darchik, Silmu, Batalik, Siniksi, Hardas, Garkon and other nearby villages. With this connection, all the villages of Aryan Valley of Kargil district are now connected with 220 KV Srinagar-Leh transmission lines.are connected to the National Grid through Besides this, Power Grid Corporation also completed electrification of 20 other villages like Largiab in Nubra valley of Leh district. Various 11 kV lines with a distance of about 150 kms have also connected Vanla to Fotokasar, Lamayuru to Atish and Photorse and Saspol. Power Grid has installed state-of-the-art 220/66 kV gas-insulated sub-stations at Drass, Kargil, Khaltsi and Leh. It has connected Ladakh region to the National Grid by 341 km of 220kV transmission line starting from Srinagar.
16. General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill passed
- Parliament has no arguments to August 2, 2021 , General Insurance Business (Nationalization) Amendment Bill (General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill) was passed by voice vote. The General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Amendment Bill, 2021 will allow the government to reduce its stake in state-owned general insurance companies and generate the necessary resources. It will also help the public sector general insurers to design innovative products. The amendment has been proposed in the bill to remove the mandatory requirement of the central government to hold at least 51% equity capital in a specified insurance company. According to this bill, the amendments became necessary to attract large private participation in public sector insurance companies, increase the penetration of the insurance sector and provide social security by safeguarding the interests of policyholders.
17. Vice President pays tribute to Pingali Venkaiah, the designer of the national flag tricolor on his birth anniversary
- On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Pingali Venkaiah , Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and other members of the Union Cabinet paid tributes to him on August 2 . The year 2021 marks the 145th anniversary of Pingali Venkayya. Pingali Venkaiah the architect of the design of the Indian National Flag The current national flag of India is inspired by the design of Pingali Venkaiah. Thus, he gave India a unique identity through the national flag. Pingali Venkaiah was an Indian freedom fighter who was born in 1876. He was born and brought up in a Telugu Brahmin family in Andhra Pradesh. Hanumantrayudu was his father. He completed his high school in Madras and went to Cambridge University for his graduation. He was a Gandhian, agriculturist, educationist, linguist, He was a geologist and writer. He designed a flag called Swaraj Dhwaj. It consisted of red and green stripes to symbolize India’s two major communities—Hindu and Muslim. His design gave an identity to India and its people. The flag helped to unite the spirit of freedom among the people at that time. He also added a white colored stripe with the charkha design suggested by Mahatma Gandhi. The white color represents peace and the rest of the communities living in India while the spinning wheel