Current Affairs Daily Digest – September 05 & 06 2021
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1. 28th Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise ‘SIMBEX-2021’
The 28th edition of the Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) took place from September 02 to 04, 2021. The SIMBEX-2021 annual bilateral maritime exercise was hosted by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) in the southern fringes of the South China Sea.
2. Cyrus Poncha becomes new Vice-President of Asian Squash Federation
Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) Secretary-General, Cyrus Poncha has been unanimously elected as Vice-President of the Asian Squash Federation (ASF), during the 41st annual general meeting of ASF. The Dronacharya Awardee has been elected for a period of the four-year term.
3. Max Verstappen wins Dutch Grand Prix 2021
Max Verstappen (Red Bull – Netherlands) has won the formula one Dutch Grand Prix 2021. Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes-Great Britain) came second while Valtteri Bottas (Mercedes-Finland) came third.
The Red Bull driver’s leading seventh win of the season and 17th of his career moved him three points ahead of the defending champion, who finished second but softened the blow with a bonus point for fastest lap.
4. International Day of Charity: 05 September
The International Day of Charity is observed annually on September 05. It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012. September 5 was chosen in order to commemorate the death anniversary of Mother Teresa, who had always been engaged in charitable work. Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for “work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”
5. Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth by Angelina Jolie
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has recently announced her upcoming book, titled “Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth”. The book has been written jointly by Angelina Jolie, Amnesty International and human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren QC.
6. National Teachers’ Day: 05 September
The 5th of September is celebrated as teacher’s day all over India. This day is celebrated as the teacher’s day to mark the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan who was the former president of our country. He was a philosopher, a scholar, and the Bharat Ratna Awardee.
7. PhonePe launches digital payment interactive geospatial platform “Pulse platform”
PhonePe has launched a platform named PhonePe Pulse. Pulse is India’s first interactive platform with data insights and trends on digital payments. The platform shows more than 2000 crore digital transactions by customers on an interactive map of India. PhonePe also launched the Pulse Report, an in-depth study on the evolution of digital payments over the past 5 years.
8. Arunachal Pradesh launches Two Agri schemes
Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu, launched two ambitious schemes on September 3, 2021. One scheme was launched in agriculture sector, called ‘Atmanirbhar Krishi Yojana’, and Second scheme was launched in horticulture sector, called ‘Atmanirbhar Bagwani Yojana’.
Both the schemes are part of the Atmanirbhar programme that was announced by central government during the budget session of 2021.
9. Tamil Nadu to set up India’s first Dugong Conservation Reserve
Government of Tamil Nadu recently announced its plan to set up India’s first Dugong Conservation Reserve in the Palk Bay on the southeast coast.
Dugong or sea cow is an endangered marine mammal. It is facing extinction because of habitat loss, sea pollution, and loss of seagrass.
10. Gujarat launches Vatan Prem Yojana
Governing body of Vatan Prem Yojana held its first meeting on September 4, 2021. The Vatan Prem Yojana was launched on August 7, 2021. They held the meeting at Gandhinagar under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani. Presentation of details of the scheme was put before the chief minister.
11. ADB approves $150 million loan for urban housing project in Tamil Nadu
Multilateral funding agency Asian Development Bank (ADB) on September 3, 2021, approved a $150 million (approximately Rs 1,095 crores) loan for a sustainable housing project for the urban poor in Tamil Nadu.
ADB in a release stated that the aim of the loan is to provide access to inclusive, resilient, and sustainable housing for the urban poor in Tamil Nadu. The agency highlighted that Tamil Nadu is vital to India’s economic growth, which is currently contributing 8.54 per cent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
12. Wild orchids conservation and propagation center inaugurated in Ziro
Agriculture and Horticulture Minister Tage Taki inaugurated a Centre for Conservation and Propagation of Wild Orchids of Arunachal Pradesh at Hapoli in Lower Subansiri District of the state. Orchids form one of the largest families of flowering plants. There are nearly 24,500 orchids in the world.