Current Affairs Daily Digest – July 27 2021
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1. Dholavira inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List
A Harappan-era metropolis, Dholavira in Gujarat has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Now Gujarat has three world heritage sites, Champaner near Pavagadh, Rani ki Vav in Patan and the historic city of Ahmedabad. Dholavira is now the 40th treasure in India to be given.
2. International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem
The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (or World Mangrove Day) is celebrated annually on 26 July.
The day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem” and to promote solutions for their sustainable management, conservation and uses.
3. Sunseap set to build world’s biggest floating solar in Indonesia
Singapore’s Sunseap Group, plans to spend 2 billion dollars to build the world’s largest floating solar farm and energy storage system in neighbouring Indonesian city Batam, which will double its renewable power generation capacity. The floating photovoltaic system is expected to have a capacity of 2.2 gigawatts (peak).
4. Veteran multilingual actress Jayanthi passes away
The well-known southern actor Jayanthi, has passed away due to age-related ailments. She started her acting career in 1963 and had starred in over 500 films that span across five languages including Kannada, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Hindi.
She was fondly known as ‘Abhinaya Sharadhe’ meaning the ‘Goddess of acting’, in the Kannada film industry.
5. NASA selects SpaceX for mission to Jupiter moon Europa
The US space agency NASA has selected California-based SpaceX to provide launch services for Earth’s first mission to conduct detailed investigations of Jupiter’s moon Europa.
The mission called ‘Europa Clipper mission is scheduled to be launched in October 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
6. Priya Malik wins Gold at World Cadet Wrestling Championship
Indian Wrestler Priya Malik has won a Gold Medal at the 2021 World Cadet Wrestling Championship in Budapest, Hungary. She defeated Kseniya Patapovich 5-0 in the summit clash of women’s 73kg weight category to win the yellow medal. The Indian team bagged as many as 13 medals, including 5 Golds at the Championship, to make the country proud.
7. CRPF observes 83rd Raising Day on 27 July
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), observed its 83rd Raising Day on 27 July 2021. CRPF is India’s largest Central Armed Police Force, under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). Its headquarter is located in New Delhi. It came into existence as the Crown Representative’s Police on 27 July 1939.
8. Lok Sabha passes National Institutes of Food Technology Bill
National Institutes of Food Technology, Entrepreneurship and Management Bill, 2021 was passed in the Lok Sabha. This bill was moved by Pashupati Kumar Paras who is the Food Processing and Industries Minister.
This bill lays down various provisions for institutes of food technology, management and entrepreneurship.
9. Lok Sabha passes Factoring Amendment Bill
Lok Sabha passed the Factoring Amendment Bill to amend the Factoring Regulation Act 2011. This bill will broaden the scope of the entities which can participate in the factoring business and also will ensure that strong oversight and regulatory mechanisms are put in place.
Nirmala Sitharaman, Finance Minister of India, stated that the changes are being made to help the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) sector.
10. Puri becomes first city in India to have Drink from Tap project
Odisha’s Puri on July 26, 2021, became the first city in India to have a Drink from Tap project that will dispense safe hygienic drinking water directly from a tap 24×7. CM Naveen Patnaik on July 26 launched the ‘Sujal: Drink from Tap’ project.
11. INDRA: India-Russia to hold 12th edition of joint military exercise in Volgograd in August
India and Russia will carry out the 12th edition of the Indo-Russia Joint Military Exercise (INDRA) at Volgograd city in Russia in August. The 13-day exercise will start on August 1, 2021.
As per the Indian Army, 250 personnel from the armies of India and Russia will form part of the military exercise.