PM launches digital payment solution ‘e-Rupee’


1. PM launches digital payment solution ‘e-Rupee’

  • The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi,has launched ‘ e-Rupee ‘, a truly person-specific and purpose-specific digital payment solution , through video conferencing . ‘E-Rupee’ is actually a cashless and contactless means of digital payment. E-rupee is a digital payment system for a specific purpose for an individual in which QR code. and SMS There are string based vouchers which are given to the mobile of the beneficiary. e-RUPI is a one-time payment mechanism that will allow users to redeem vouchers without using cards, digital payment apps or internet banking access. National Payments Corporation of India ( NPCI ) has launched its UPI platformOn e-RUPI platform has been developed. It has been launched in collaboration with Department of Financial Services , Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and National Health Authority . This platform has been launched to ensure leak-proof delivery of wellness services. This platform will be used to provide benefits to the beneficiaries under schemes like Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, Fertilizer Subsidy and TB Eradication Program. The private sector can also avail these digital vouchers under their employee welfare and corporate social responsibility programmes.

2. Cyrus Poonawalla selected for the prestigious ‘Lokmanya Tilak National Award’ for the year 2021

  • Cyrus Poonawalla, a renowned businessman and founder-president of the Pune-based Serum Institute of India , received the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award for the year 2021 .’ has been selected. Cyrus Poonawalla will be honored for his work during the corono virus pandemic and the important role of Serum Institute of India, where the Kovidshield vaccine is being manufactured on a large scale. It is worth noting that Cyrus Poonawalla and his company have played an important role in providing different vaccines at affordable prices. The ‘Lokmanya Tilak National Award’ was instituted in the year 1983 in honor of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, one of the earliest and most vocal proponents of complete independence or Swarajya (self-government). The award consists of a cash prize of one lakh rupees and a memento for the recipient. Its recipients include former prime ministers Indira Gandhi, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Dr. Manmohan Singh, former president Pranab Mukherjee and Infosys founder N.R. Narayana Murthy. Cyrus Poonawalla was born in the year 1941 and in the year 1966 he founded the Serum Institute of India.

3. Senior General Min Aung Laing, Chief of the Myanmar Army, declares himself Prime Minister

  • Myanmar‘s State Administration Council of the ‘ Myanmar caretaker government has been renamed as’. Senior General Min Aung Laing , the head of the Myanmar Army, has declared himself prime minister. In a televised speech, General Laing also promised to hold elections by 2023 . General Laing took power in Myanmar in February after toppling a government led by State Councilor Aung San Suu Kyi on February 1, a day before the newly-elected parliament met. In his speech, General Laing said that he guarantees the establishment of a government based on democracy and federalism by holding elections by August 2023.

4. Establishment of a hotline between the Indian Army and the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) in North Sikkim

  • North Sikkim in Kungra-La and Tibet Autonomous Region of Khamba-Dijong in the Indian Army and China ‘s People’s Liberation Army-PLA between hotline has went up. This will help in increasing trust and harmony at the border. The event coincided with the PLA Day on 1 August 2021. The Armed Forces of the two countries have a well-established mechanism for communication between the commanders stationed at the ground level. This hotline in various areas will play a vital role in enhancing this dialogue and maintaining peace along the border.

5. Odisha decides to conduct DNA profiling of leopards

  • Orissa‘s forest and environment department ‘s wildlife organization of the state leopards of DNA profiling have decided to do. This DNA profiling of leopards will be done in collaboration with the Center for Wildlife Health (CWH), Odisha University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT). As part of this initiative, areas where leopards are found will be identified. Their samples will be collected from these areas, which will be sent to the Center for Wildlife Health for DNA profiling. This initiative will help in learning about leopards through the remains of skin and other parts of animals confiscated from poachers and traders. This system will be helpful in the fight against wildlife crimes, especially poaching of leopards. As of the year 2018, the leopard population in Odisha was around 760. Leopards have been included in Schedule-I under the Wildlife Protection Act, 1972.

6. India’s lightest metro train sent from Italy for Pune Metro

  • Titagarh Wagons Limited (Titagarh Wagons Ltd in accordance with), Italy plant in Pune Metro coach has introduced the first train. A total of 34 trains will be sent from Italy. Each train will have three coaches. The first prototype of the Metro was launched in a virtual ceremony attended by the Ambassador of India to Italy, Nina Malhotra and the Ambassador of Italy to India, Vincenzo Di Luca . This coach September, 2021I will reach Pune. The order for supply of 102 metro coaches was placed for Pune Metro. These metro coaches for Pune Metro will be made of aluminum for the first time in India. They are lighter with 15.5T axle load as compared to the lightest coaches of Nagpur-Metro (16T axle load). The extruded section of the car body is made from aluminum which provides the required strength. Aluminum has also reduced weight. These state-of-the-art metro coaches have the highest safety standards with modern Italian style. They offer lower carbon emissions and better fuel efficiency.

7. UAE launches covid vaccine for 3-17 year olds

  • UAEUnited Arab Emirates ) by 3 to 17 years of age children to Kovid -19 vaccine UAE will administer China’s Sinoform COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 3-17 years . This decision has been taken after clinical trial and comprehensive evaluation. According to officials, the test was monitored for immune response of 900 children. The United Arab Emirates has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world. It was already making the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine available for children aged 12-15. The UAE has started manufacturing this COVID-19 vaccine for children under a joint venture between Sinopharm and Abu Dhabi-based technology company Group 42.

8. The European Union fined Amazon 746 million euros for data privacy violations

  • EUby com at $ 886.6 million or 746 million euros fined. The European Union has fined Amazon for processing personal data in violation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation ( GDPR ). Amazon Europe Core was fined by the Luxembourg National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD). However, Amazon has decided to challenge the penalty. The CNPD alleged that the company manipulated users’ data to show what advertisements and information they received. According to the EU’s GDPR, a collective complaint against Amazon was filed by 10,000 people.

9. COVID19: India and UK to conduct clinical trial of ‘Ashwagandha’

  • Ministry of AYUSH UK In collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineLSHTM ), the UK will conduct a clinical trial of “ Ashwagandha ”. This team will investigate its effect on COVID-19 infection. All India Institute of Ayurveda ( AIIA ) and LSHTM recently signed a MoU to conduct clinical trials of Ashwagandha. Clinical trials will be conducted on 2,000 people in three UK cities Leicester, Birmingham and London. There have been many studies on Ashwagandha in the past to understand its benefits on many diseases. But this is the first time that the Ministry of AYUSH has collaborated with a foreign institution to test its efficacy on COVID-19 patients.

10. Indian women’s hockey team enters semi-finals at Tokyo Olympics

  • Inthe quarterfinals of women’s hockey at the Tokyo Olympics , India scripted history by defeating three-time Olympic champions Australia by one-nil to enter the semi-finals . Gurjit Kaur scored for India in the 22nd minute . Captain Rani Rampal Under the leadership of the Indian team, the Australian team dominated the entire match and continued the attacking game to win a resounding victory. The Indian women’s team’s best performance at the Olympics was in the 1980 Moscow Olympics, where it had to settle for fourth place. India will face Argentina in the semi-finals on Wednesday. The women’s hockey team took part for the first time in 1980. There was no semi-final format then. After the group stage, the 2 teams with the most points played straight finals. The Indian team then finished fourth in the pool of 6 teams. After this, Team India finished 12th in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

11. Former Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati Jawahar Sarkar elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from West Bengal

  • Spread Bharti, former CEO Jawhar Sircar to West Bengal from Rajya Sabha were declared elected unopposed. BJP had decided not to contest from this seat. The certificate was handed over to Mr. Sarkar at Kolkata after the stipulated period for withdrawal of nominations was over. Mr Sarkar was nominated by the Trinamool Congress as the seat was vacated by former member Dinesh Trivedi.

12. CBSE introduced Coding and Data Science in the curriculum as skill modules from this year- Dharmendra Pradhan

  • Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said that the Central Board of Secondary Education – CBSE has introduced Coding and Data Science in the curriculum as skill modules from this year . Coding has been introduced for Class VI to VIII students while Data Science will be taught to Class VIII students and skill will be optional for Class IX to XII students. Replying to a question in the Lok Sabha, Shri Pradhan said that coding and data science topics related to curriculum, faculty and student handbooks have been prepared in collaboration with Microsoft.

13. Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah lays the foundation stone of Uttar Pradesh State Institute of Forensic Sciences in Lucknow

  • Union Home and Cooperation Minister Amit Shahreached Lucknow . He laid the foundation stone of Uttar Pradesh State Institute of Forensic Sciences by performing Bhoomi Pujan. The Home Minister also planted a Peepal tree there. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was also present on the occasion. In this institute B.Sc., M.Sc. Forensic Science with Specialization, M.Phil, Ph.D., Post Doctoral Research and P.G. Diploma in Forensic Science, Advance Specialization and Tailor Made P.G. It is proposed to conduct diploma and various certificate courses. 500 students will take education in the institute. The institute will be set up in 50 acres of land. An amount of Rs 207 crore has been approved for its establishment. The institute will have total 08 sections and 14 laboratories.

14. Vice Admiral SN Ghormade takes over as Deputy Chief of Naval Staff

  • Vice AdmiralVice Admiral ) SN Gormde ( SN Ghormade ) said in a formal ceremony in New Delhi, Deputy Chief of Naval Staff ( Vice Chief Of Naval Staff took over as). He will succeed Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar, who retired on July 31, 2021, after an illustrious service of over 39 years. Flag Officer SN Ghormade was commissioned into the Indian Navy on January 01, 1984. He was awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM) on 26 January 2017 and the Nausena Medal (NM) by the President of India in 2007 and the Chief of the Naval Staff in 2000. Was.

15. Esteban Ocon wins Hungarian Grand Prix 2021

  • Isteban OconEsteban Ocon ), Alpine-Renault ( Alpine-Renault ) / France , by Hungary ( Hungary ) of Mogyorod ( Mogyoród ) in Hngroring ( Hungaroring ) 01 August at the 2021 Hungarian Grand Prix ( Hungarian Grand Prix ) won 2021 Is. This is Esteban Ocon’s first F1 raceis victory. Sebastian Vettel (Aston Martin-Mercedes/Germany- Aston Martin-Mercedes/Germany) finished second. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain-Mercedes-Great Britain) finished third. With this win, he took the lead in the Formula One Championship from Max Verstappen. The Hungarian Grand Prix was the eleventh round of the 2021 Formula One World Championship.

16.  Sri Lankan all-rounder Isuru Udana retires from international cricket

  • Sri LankaSri Lanka paceman left hand) all-rounder Isuru Udana ( Isuru Udana ) has with immediate effect internationals ( International Cricket from) retirement is announced. Udana had a very modest international career with sporadic appearances over 12 years, playing only 21 ODIs and 35 T20 Internationals with only 45 wickets to show for his efforts. The left-arm medium pacer made his T20 debut against Australia in the 2009 T20 World Cup in which Sri Lanka lost to Pakistan in the final. His first ODI match came against India in 2012.

17. 01 – 07 August : World Breastfeeding Week 2021

  • World Breastfeeding WeekWorld Breastfeeding Week – WBW ) every year the first week in August , the mothers (mothers) and to raise awareness on the importance of breastfeeding for babies (infants), August 1, 7 is observed between. World Breastfeeding Week theme of 2021 to protect breastfeeding: a shared responsibility ( Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility) Is. The annual week is organized by WABA, WHO and UNICEF since 1991. Breastfeeding gives every baby the best possible start in life. It provides health, nutritional and emotional benefits to both children and mothers. It is part of a sustainable food system. But while breastfeeding is a natural process, it is not always easy. Mothers need support – both to initiate and maintain breastfeeding.

18. Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu pays tribute to revolutionary and great patriot Shaheed Udham Singh on his Martyrdom Day

  • Born in the year 1899 in ‘ Sunam ‘ of Sangrur district of Punjab , Udham Singh was a political activist who joined the Ghadar Party while living in America.were associated with. The Ghadar Party was a multi-caste party of communist tendencies and was founded by Sohan Singh Bhakna in the year 1913. This group based in California was committed to drive the British out of India. On April 13, 1919, Brigadier General Reginald Dyer had ordered to open fire on those attending a peaceful meeting held at Jallianwala Bagh, in which thousands of unarmed men, women and children were killed. Although the order to fire was given by General Dyer, most people, including Udham Singh, held Michael O’Dwyer responsible for the massacre, as he was the Deputy Governor of Punjab at the time and General Dyer was acting on his orders. Was. In view of this, on March 13, 1940, Udham Singh addressed the meeting of ‘East India Association’ and ‘Royal Central Asian Society’ at Caxton Hill. shot Dyer. He was immediately arrested and sent to Brixton Prison. During this he referred to himself as ‘Mohammed Singh Azad’ in police statements and court proceedings, a symbol of Hindu-Muslim unity in the Indian freedom struggle. He was sentenced to death for murder and hanged in Pentonville Prison on July 31, 1940.