Current Affairs Daily Digest – July 25 & 26 2021
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1. IFC lends $250 million to HDFC Ltd to boost green housing finance
HDFC Ltd has got a loan of $250 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC), the investment arm of the World Bank Group, to be used by India’s largest housing finance company for green housing.
Green housing is regarded as a luxury market in the country but has climate benefits. Its partnership with HDFC would help change perceptions about the market. At least 25 per cent of the funding is for green affordable housing.
2. Pramod Bhagat named Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year 2019
World No. 1 para shuttler Pramod Bhagat was named Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year at Indian Sports Honour for 2019. The delay in the announcement was due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Indian Sports Honours are awards given annually by the RPSG Group in association with the Virat Kohli Foundation to outstanding sports personalities of India. The awards were founded in 2017.
3. India Enters WTO’s Top 10 Agricultural Produce Exporters In 2019
India has entered the top ten list of agricultural produce exporters in 2019 with a significant share within the export of rice, soya beans, cotton and meat, according to a World Trade Organisation (WTO) report on trends in world agricultural trade in recent 25 years. In 2019, India ranked ninth with a share of 3.1% in global agricultural exports. Earlier this place was New Zealand.
While the US, which topped the list in 1995 (22.2%), was overtaken by the European Union in 2019 (16.1%). Brazil maintained its ranking as the third-largest exporter, increasing its share from 4.8% in 1995 to 7.8% in 2019. China climbed from the sixth spot in 1995 (4%) to fourth in 2019 (5.4%).
4. Shiv Nadar steps down as HCL Tech MD
Shiv Nadar, the founder of HCL Technologies Ltd, and its chief strategy officer has tendered his resignation as managing director, as well as a director, on completing 76 years of age.
Nadar will, however, continue to guide the company in the capacity of chairman emeritus and strategic adviser to the board for five years. Vijayakumar, president and chief executive officer, has been appointed as the managing director for five years.
5. A book title ‘An Ordinary Life: Portrait of an Indian Generation’ by Ashok Lavasa
Former election commissioner Ashok Lavasa has come out with a book titled “An Ordinary Life: Portrait of an Indian Generation.”
In this book, Ashok Lavasa narrates about his father, Udai Singh, and his own experience on how his father’s principles served as a moral compass in his life, and can in ours too. Ashok Lavasa resigned as election commissioner in 2020 to become vice-president of the Asian Development Bank.
6. Kargil Vijay Diwas celebrated on 26th July
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on July 26 since the year 1999, to mark India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil conflict.
This year nation is celebrating the 22 years of victory in the Kargil war. It was in 1999 that a high altitude mountain war broke out along the peaks of Kargil near the Line of Control, the de-facto border that divides Kashmir between the two nations.
7. Rudreswara Temple inscribed as India’s 39th UNESCO World Heritage List
The Kakatiya Rudreswara Temple, (also known as the Ramappa Temple) at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in Telangana has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list, during the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO. With this latest induction, there are 39th World Heritage Sites located in India.
8. World Drowning Prevention Day: 25 July
World Drowning Prevention Day, declared through the April 2021 UN General Assembly Resolution “Global drowning prevention”, is held annually on 25 July.
This global advocacy event serves as an opportunity to highlight the tragic and profound impact of drowning on families and communities and to offer life-saving solutions to prevent it.
9. RBI allows loans up to Rs 5 cr to other banks’ directors
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has overhauled rules for extending loans to directors of other banks and relatives of directors.
As per the amendments, the central bank has allowed banks to extend personal loans up to ₹5 crores to directors of other banks and directors’ relatives other than spouses without board approval. The earlier limit for such loans was ₹25 lakh.
10. BS Yediyurappa resigns as Karnataka chief minister
At a two-year celebration of his government, today Karnataka Chief Minister, BS Yediyurappa announced his resignation. This announcement ends the weeks of speculation floating around regarding calls for his removal by a BJP section in the state.
11. Uttar Pradesh CM launches ‘MyGov-Meri Sarkar’ portal
Yogi Adityanath the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh launched the ‘MyGov-Meri Sarkar’ portal. Through this portal, the people of the state can give various feedbacks to the government and the UP government can also inform them about the various schemes of the state.
12. Bangladesh to launch ‘Jogajog’ as an alternative to Facebook
Bangladesh is going to launch its own social media platform named ‘Jogajog’ which is an alternative to the globally popular Facebook and ‘Alapon’ which will be an alternative of WhatsApp.
13. Chief Hydrographer Vinay Badhwar conferred with Alexander Dalrymple award
Chief Hydrographer of India Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar on July 23, 2021. Was conferred with the prestigious Alexander Dalrymple award by the British Government. The award recognizes Badhwar’s work in the areas of hydrography and nautical cartography.
Vice Admiral Vinay Badhwar received the award from British High Commissioner Alex Ellis at a brief ceremony.