Railway RRB NTPC, JE, ALP, Group D | Current Affairs 27 August 2021

 

Railway RRB NTPC, JE, ALP, Group D:


ūüďĖ Complete August Current Affairs Revision for all Upcoming Exams



1) Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) has been declared as ‚ÄúWater Plus‚ÄĚ city.

‚ě® The civic body has received the ‚ÄėWater Plus‚Äô certification from Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) under Swachh Bharat Mission and Swachh Survekshan Assessment.

‚ě® It was learnt that along with Visakhapatnam, Tirupathi Municipal Corporation and Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) has also received the tag.

‚Ė™ÔłŹAndhra Pradesh :-¬†

‚ě®CM -¬† Jaganmohan Reddy

‚ě®Governor - Biswabhusan Harichandan

‚ě® Venkateswara Temple¬†

‚ě®Sri Bhramramma Mallikarjuna Temple


2) The Delhi University has decided to implement the National Education Policy from the next academic year, prompting the varsity teachers' body to call a strike.

‚ě® The Standing Committee on Academic Matters approved the implementation of the policy from 2022-23, the four-year undergraduate programme and the multiple entries and exit options for students.


3) Senior BJP leader from Tamil Nadu, La. Ganesan, was appointed as the new Governor of Manipur.

‚ě® The post of the Governor had fallen vacant after the retirement of Najma Heptulla, earlier this month.

‚ě®Dr. Heptulla had demitted office on August 10 and on the same day the charge was given to Sikkim Governor, Ganga Prasad.

‚Ė™ÔłŹManipur¬†

‚ě®CM :- Nongthombam Biren Singh

‚ě®Governor :- La. Ganesan

‚ě®Khonghampat Orchidarium

‚ě®Loktak Lake

‚ě®Keibul-Lamjao National Park

‚Ė™ÔłŹTamil Nadu :-¬†

‚ě® CM - M K Stalin

‚ě®Governor - Banwarilal Purohit

‚ě®Sathyamangalam tiger reserve¬† (STR)

‚ě®Kalakkad Mundanthurai tiger reserve (KMTR)


4) As many as 54 athletes from India will be competing in 9 sports disciplines including archery, athletics (Track and Field), badminton, swimming, weightlifting among others. 

‚ě® This is the biggest-ever contingent India has sent to any Paralympics. All 54 athletes are part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) scheme, as per the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.


5) Japan’s space agency plans to bring soil samples back from the Mars region ahead of the US and Chinese missions now operating on Mars, in hopes of finding clues to the planet’s origin and traces of possible life.

‚ěôThe Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, or JAXA, plans to launch an explorer in 2024 to land on the Martian moon Phobos to collect 10 grams of soil and bring it back to Earth in 2029.


6)Two ships of the Indian Navy, namely INS Ranvijay and INS Kora carried out a Maritime Partnership Exercise with BRP Antonio Luna of the Philippine Navy on 23 August 2021 in the West Philippine Sea.


7) An Army selection board has cleared the way for the promotion of five women officers to Colonel rank after they completed 26 years of ‚Äúreckonable service‚ÄĚ.

‚ě®This is the first time that women officers serving with the Corps of Signals, Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers (EME) and the Corps of Engineers have been approved to the rank of Colonel.


8) The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) re-appointed T M Bhasin as chairman of the Advisory Board for Banking and Financial Frauds (ABBFF), a panel constituted to examine bank frauds of over Rs 50 crore and recommend action.

‚ě®Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) is an apex Indian governmental body created in 1964 to address governmental corruption.


9) Multiple cities in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and the National Capital Region are hosting synchronised commando drills as part of a national mock exercise being carried out by the counter-terrorist force National Security Guard (NSG) to check its response time and reaction to hostage and hijack-like situations.


10) Russia will begin to deliver surface-to-air missile defense system (SAM) S-400 to India by end of the year 2021.

‚ě® At the present, Indian military personnel training is underway in operating the S-400.

‚Ė™ÔłŹRussia :-¬†

‚ě®President - Vladimir Putin¬†

‚ě®State Historical Museum in Moscow

‚ě®Hermitage Museum

‚ě®Russian Museum in St Petersburg

‚ě®Kazan Kremlin in Kazan


11) In a bid to honor one year of the implementation of NEP 2020, the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education has prepared a booklet on one-year achievements of the NEP Implementation. 

‚ě®The booklet is launched virtually by the Union Minister of Education, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan on 24th August, 2021. on DIKSHA, etc.


12) The Government has launched a new geospatial planning portal, ‚ÄėYuktdhara‚Äô, that will help in facilitating new MGNREGA assets using remote sensing and geographic information system-based data.¬†

‚ě®The portal was launched by Union Minister of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Giriraj Singh.


13) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled the government‚Äôs ‚āĻ6,00,000 crore ‚ÄėNational Monetisation Pipeline‚Äô (MNP) project.

‚ě® Under the ambitious NMP, the government has identified 13 sectors ‚ÄĒ including airports, railways, roads, shipping, gas pipeline among others‚ÄĒ which will be privatised as the government aims to monetise its brownfield infrastructure assets.


14) Broadcast Audience Research Council announced the appointment of Nakul Chopra as its chief executive. 

‚ě® Chopra will replace Sunil Lulla, who is leaving the TV audience body to pursue entrepreneurial ambitions.

‚ě® He has served as the chairman of BARC in FY19, after being appointed to the board in 2016.

‚ėěBroadcast Audience Research Council :-

Founded - 2010

Headquarters - Mumbai, Maharashtra

Chairman - Punit Goenka

CEO - Nakul Chopra


15) Economic Explosives Ltd (EEL), a Nagpur-based private company handed over the first batch of one lakh privately 'made-in-India' modern hand grenades to the Indian Army in the presence of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

‚Ė™ÔłŹMinistry of Defence :-¬†¬†

‚ě®Headquarters - New Delhi

‚ě®Founded - 15 August 1947

‚ě®Navy day - 4 December¬†

¬†‚ě®Chief of Defence Staff (CDS):- General Bipin Rawat

‚ě® Chief of the Navy Staff - Admiral Karambir Singh


16) Indian Institute of Technology Madras has developed India's first indigenous motorized wheelchair vehicle that can be used not only on roads but even on uneven terrains. Called 'NeoBolt', it has a maximum speed of 25 kmph and travels up to 25 km per charge.


17) On behalf of the Indian Railways, Northern Railways will train about 3,500 unemployed youths under the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) from September 2021 for three years. 

‚ě® Also, it has been confirmed that the Banaras Locomotives Works is the nodal authority for the Rail Kaushal Vikas Yojana.


18) NITI Aayog and World Resources Institute(WRI), India, jointly launched the ‚ÄėForum for Decarbonizing Transport‚Äô in India as part of the NDC-Transport Initiative for Asia (NDC-TIA) project.

‚ě® The launch was held virtually and inaugurated by NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant.

‚Ė™ÔłŹNITI Aayog :- National Institution for Transforming India

‚ě®Formed - 1 January 2015

‚ě®Preceding - Planning Commission

‚ě®Headquarters -New Delhi

‚ě®Chairperson:- Narendra Modi,¬†

‚ě®Vice Chairperson - Rajiv Kumar,¬†

‚ě®CEO - Amitabh Kant


19) The Delhi airport operator has signed an agreement with Medanta Hospital to set up a Covid care centre for its employees and their family members at Terminal 2 of the Indira Gandhi International Airport.


20) Former India hockey player VR Raghunath, swimming coach Nihar Ameen and ace shuttler Anup Sridhar have been drafted into a high-level committee of the Karnataka government to identify 75 promising athletes from Karnataka for the Paris Olympics 2024.

‚Ė™ÔłŹKarnataka:-¬†

CM :- Basavaraj Bommai

Governor :- Thawarchand Gehlot

Formation :- 1 November 1956

Language :- Kannada

Port :- New Mangalore Port


21) Swedish green steel venture HYBRIT has said that it had made the 'world's first' customer delivery of steel produced without using coal. 

‚ě® The steel was made using Hydrogen Breakthrough Ironmaking Technology, which uses 100% fossil-free hydrogen instead of coal and coke.


22) India has pitched its indigenously built fighter aircraft LCA Tejas, Anti Tank Guided Missiles, Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK1A) at the International Military-Technical Forum "ARMY-2021" in the Moscow region.


23) Ladakh got its first roving cinema on Sunday with a private company installing an inflatable theatre in the union territory.

‚ě®Hemis National Park¬† is a high altitude national park in Ladakh.

‚ě®Ladakh (UT) -¬† Shri Radha Krishna Mathur (Lieutenant Governor)


24) India's complex mission to evacuate its citizens and Afghan partners from Kabul after its swift takeover by the Taliban last week has been named as "Operation Devi Shakti".


25) India's ace long jumper Shaili Singh clinched a silver medal in the women's long jump event at the ongoing World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi.

‚ě® Shaili jumped 6.59m in the third attempt registering her best show in the event to bag the silver while Sweden's Maja Askag won gold with a jump of 6.60m. Ukraine's Mariia Horielova managed to settle with bronze by recording 6.50m.


26) Harish Parvathaneni, an Indian Foreign Service officer of the 1990 batch, has been appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Germany.


27) In Madhya Pradesh, the State Government has launched a comprehensive Talent Search Campaign in the field of sports. ‚ě® On the basis of physical strength and proficiency in sports, promising sportspersons will be groomed through coaching and training in 18 academies equipped with world-class sports facilities.


‚Ė™ÔłŹMadhya Pradesh¬†

‚ě®CM - Shivraj Singh Chouhan

‚ě®Governor -¬† Mangubhai Chhaganbhai

‚ě®Bhimbetka Caves

‚ě®Buddhist Monument at Sanchi

‚ě®Khajuraho Temple


28) National Security Adviser Ajit Doval hosted the 11th Meeting of the BRICS High Representatives Responsible for National Security through video conferencing on 24 Aug’21.


29) Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has that the road leading to the Ram Janmbhoomi in Ayodhya will be named after the former UP Chief Minister Kalyan Singh.

‚ě® Besides Ayodhya, one road each in Lucknow, Prayagraj, Bulandshahr, and Aligarh will also be named after him.

‚Ė™ÔłŹUttar Pradesh :-¬†

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister -  Yogi Adityanath


‚ě®Chandraprabha Wildlife Sanctuary

‚ě®Dudhwa National Park

‚ě®National Chambal Sanctuary


30) Abhay Kumar Singh has been appointed as joint secretary in the Ministry of Cooperation which was recently formed with an aim to strengthen the cooperative movement in the country.

‚ě® Singh, a 2004-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the Bihar cadre, has been appointed as joint secretary in the ministry for a combined tenure of seven years against the newly created post.

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