Current Affairs Daily Digest – July 24 2021
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1. Ngangom Bala Devi named AIFF ‘Women’s Footballer of the Year’ 2020-21
Indian Women’s National Team Forward, Ngangom Bala Devi has been named as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Women’s Footballer of the Year 2020-21.
Bala currently plays for Rangers Women’s FC in Scotland. She made her debut for the team in February 2020 and created history as she scored her first competitive goal for the side in December last year. She is the first Indian woman footballer to sign a professional contract with an overseas club in Europe.
2. IOA ropes in Adani Group as sponsor for Tokyo Olympics
The Indian Olympic Association has roped in Adani Group as a sponsor for the Indian contingent at the ongoing Tokyo Games. IOA secretary general Rajiv Mehta, who is in Tokyo, announced the development.
3. Tokyo 2020: Mirabai Chanu wins Silver in weightlifting
Mirabai Chanu won the silver medal and became the first Indian to win an Olympic medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games in the Women’s 49kg category. China’s Zhihui Hou won the gold medal in the women’s 49-kg weightlifting at the Tokyo Olympics, lifting a total of 210 kg, while Indonesia’s Windy Cantika Aisah won the bronze medal.
4. Aaykar Diwas (Income Tax Day) celebrated by CBDT on July 24
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) observed the 161st Income Tax Day (also known as Aaykar Diwas) on 24 July 2021. In India, the Income Tax Day is celebrated every year on July 24, as it was on 24 July 1980 that Income Tax was introduced for the first time in India by Sir James Wilson.
5. Philippines approves genetically modified ‘Golden Rice’
“Golden Rice” which is genetically modified has been given approval for commercial production by Philippines. Health experts believe that this decision will save lives and combat childhood blindness in the developing regions of the world.
The government issued a bio safety permit which paves way for this rice which is enriched with beta-carotene the vitamin A-precursor and makes this rice more nutritional.
6. World Brain Day observed on July 22
Every year, on 22nd July, World Brain Day is observed to raise awareness about the disease multiple sclerosis (MS). Multiple sclerosis is a disease that affects the brain and the spine.
‘Stop Multiple Sclerosis’ the theme for the year 2021.
According to the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), globally, this disease affects more than 2.8 million people of all ages.
7. US authorizes Emergency Fund of $100 million for Afghan migrants
President of USA, Joe Biden, has authorized 100 million USD from an emergency fund to meet the refugee needs which is stemming from the geo-political situation in Afghanistan, which also includes the special immigration Afghan visa applicants.