Current Affairs Daily Digest – September 07 2021
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1. Tamannaah Bhatia unveils her book titled ‘Back to the Roots’
Actress Tamannaah Bhatia launched her book ‘Back to the Roots’. She has co-authored the book with celebrity lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho. The book is based on intensive research and mentions India’s ancient secrets of health and wellness. All the chapters in ‘Back To the Roots’ are complete with tried-and-tested secrets that have served generations of this country.”
2. India’s first bio-brick based building opened at IIT Hyderabad
India’s first building made of bio-bricks from agro-waste has been inaugurated at IIT Hyderabad. The sample building is made up of bio-bricks supported by a metal framework. The roof is also made of bio-bricks over PVC sheets to reduce heat. It is part of the Bold Unique Idea Lead Development (BUILD) project to demonstrate the strength and versatility of the material.
3. Food Processing Week: September 06 to 12, 2021
To commemorate 75 years of India’s independence, the Government of India is celebrating the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.’ As a part of the celebration, the Ministry of Food Processing Industries is observing ‘Food Processing Week’ from 6th to 12th September 2021, under which, the Ministry is organizing various programs.
4. Equitas Bank appoints Rani Rampal & Smriti Mandhana as brand ambassadors
Equitas Small Finance Bank (ESFB) has roped in Indian women hockey player, Rani Rampal and cricketer Smriti Mandhana as the brand ambassadors of the company. The announcement was made during the 5th anniversary of the ESFB on September 5, 2021.
5. International Day of Clean Air for blue skies
The International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is observed globally on September 07 to promote and facilitate actions to improve air quality. It is an UN-recognised day that aims to raise public awareness at all levels (individual, community, corporate and government) that clean air is important for health, productivity, the economy and the environment.
6. Former France Footballer Jean-Pierre Adams Passes Away
Former France footballer Jean-Pierre Adams, who had been in a coma for 39 years, has passed away. In 1982, Adams slipped into a coma following a medical error, during his routine knee surgery. He made a total of 22 appearances for the France National Football Team from 1972–1976. At club level, Adams played as a defender for Paris Saint-Germain, Nîmes and Nice.
7. Sri Lankan Economic Crisis
Government of Sri Lanka declared an economic emergency in last week of August 2021 because of rising food prices, depreciating currency, and depleting forex reserves.
Tourism industry in Sri Lanka has hit hard because of covid-19 pandemic. It represents more than 10% of the its Gross Domestic Product and brings in huge foreign exchange.
Thus, forex reserves have decreased to$2.8 billion in July 2021 from over $7.5 billion in 2019.
8. PM Modi tops Morning Consult Global Ratings
According to US-based global leader approval tracker morning consult, approval rating of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was the highest among thirteen world leaders who were surveyed.
9. Andhra Pradesh government appoints Rajnish Kumar as economic advisor
The YS Jagan Mohan Reddy-led Andhra Pradesh Government has appointed former SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar as its economic advisor. Rajnish Kumar will serve at the cabinet rank position for a term of two years.
The role reportedly includes advising the state government on attracting more investments into the state, especially private investments.
10. Behler turtle conservation award: Indian biologist wins global award in turtle conservation
Shailendra Singh, a biologist from India, has won the Behler Turtle Conservation Award. He has been awarded for bringing three critically endangered turtle conservation species back from the brink of extinction.
As per the press statement issued by the headquarters of the Turtle Survival Alliance, for some species, such as the Northern River Terrapin (Batagur Baska), Red-crowned roofed turtle (Batagur Kachuga) and Black Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia nigricans), Dr. Shailendra Singh and his team are the last hope for their wild survival in India.
11. Karbi-Anglong Peace Accord – How will the agreement end decades-long crisis over Assam’s territorial integrity
The centre, Assam state government and five Karbi insurgency groups signed a tripartite agreement- “Karbi Anglong Agreement” on September 4, 2021 to establish peace in Assam’s Karbi-Anglong region.
The Karbi-Anglong Peace Accord has been hailed as historic, as it aims to end decades-old crisis and ensure stability in the state. It was signed by five Karbi insurgent groups including Karbi Longri North Cachar Hills Liberation Front, People’s Democratic Council of Karbi Longri, United People’s Liberation Army and Karbi People’s Liberation Tigers factions.
12. Cuba becomes first country to start vaccination for toddlers
Cuba became the first country in the world on September 6, 2021, to vaccinate toddlers with the COVID-19 vaccine. The children in Cuba from the age of 2 are being vaccinated with home-grown jabs which are not recognized by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
Cuba with a population of 11.2 million people aims at vaccinating all its children. The move is significant before the government decides to reopen the schools that have been closed since the outbreak of the COVID-19 in March 2020.