Current Affairs Daily Digest – September 24 & 25 2021
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1. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka bags Global Goalkeeper Award 2021
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced its annual Goalkeepers ‘Global Goals Awards’ 2021, as part of its annual Goalkeepers campaign. Goalkeepers is the foundation’s campaign to accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (Global Goals).
By sharing stories and data behind the Global Goals through an annual report, we hope to inspire a new generation of leaders—Goalkeepers who raise awareness of progress, hold their leaders accountable, and drive action to achieve the Global Goals.
2. Government sets up India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL)
The government has set up an asset management company (AMC) named India Debt Resolution Company Ltd (IDRCL) with a paid-up capital of Rs. 80.5 lakh on an authorized capital of Rs 50 crore. IDRCL will work in tandem with the National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL) to clean up bad loans.
3. Former ISRO chief K Kasturirangan to head education ministry’s panel
The Union education ministry has formed a 12-member committee to develop new curriculums for school, early childhood, teacher and adult education. The panel tasked with developing four national curriculum frameworks (NCFs) will be headed by National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) drafting committee chairperson K Kasturirangan.
4. Govt accepts RN Ravi’s resignation as interlocutor for Naga peace talks
The government of India accepts RN Ravi’s resignation as interlocutor for Naga peace talks. Ravi has negotiated for several years with key insurgent groups for the signing of the Naga Peace Accord. Recently, R N Ravi has been appointed as governor of Tamil Nadu. Akshay Mishra is likely to be appointed as the new peace talks interlocutor. He is serving in the Intelligence Bureau.
5. Air India chief Rajiv Bansal appointed Civil Aviation Secretary
Rajiv Bansal appointed as Secretary in the Ministry of Civil Aviation. Bansal is currently Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Air India. He is a 1988-batch IAS Nagaland cadre, Bansal was serving as additional secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas before Air India. He will replace the current Aviation Secretary Pradeep Singh Kharola, who retires on 30 September.
6. GoI hosted first India-UK Consular Dialogue
The government of India has hosted the first India-United Kingdom Consular Dialogue in the virtual medium. Joint Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, Devesh Uttam led the Indian delegation while the UK delegation was led by Jennifer Anderson. Both sides discussed the ways to strengthen people-to-people contacts as part of the India-UK 2030 roadmap.
7. Statue of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto unveiled in Hungary
Hungary has unveiled the statue of Bitcoin founder Satoshi Nakamoto. The imposing bronze statue was unveiled in Hungary’s capital, Budapest. This is the first such statue across the world to pay homage to the creator of Bitcoin digital currency. It has been constructed in a business park near the Danube River in Budapest.
8. A audiobook title ‘Jungle Nama’ released by Amitav Ghosh
Amitav Ghosh’s “Jungle Nama” has now been released as an audiobook with music and voice of US-based Ali Sethi. Jungle Nama evokes the wonder of the Sundarban through its poetry, accompanied by stunning artwork by the renowned artist Salman Toor. This is an illuminated edition of a fabulous folk tale that every book lover will want to possess.
9. Odisha to host Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup
Odisha will host the Men’s Hockey Junior World Cup at the Kalinga Stadium here from November 24 to December 5. Hockey India had recently approached the Odisha government to support them for the Men’s Junior World Cup to be held in two months time. Patnaik also unveiled the logo and the trophy for the event. Lucknow had hosted the tournament’s last edition in 2016 where India claimed the honours.
10. Nation observes Antyodaya Divas on 25 September
In India, the Antyodaya Diwas is observed every year on September 25, to mark the birth anniversary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Antyodaya means “uplifting the poorest of the poor” or “rise of the last person”. The day was declared by the Modi Government on September 25, 2014, and officially celebrated since 2015.
11. World Pharmacist Day: 25 September
World Pharmacist Day is observed globally on 25th September every year. This day is celebrated to create awareness about the role of a pharmacist in improving health. The day was an initiative of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) along with the council of this organization.
This year’s theme is “Pharmacy: Always trusted for your health“.
12. BPCL, SBI Card launch co-branded RuPay contactless credit card
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and SBI Card have joined hands to launch the ‘BPCL SBI Card co-branded RuPay Contactless Credit Card, offering fuel and other benefits. The card will provide rewarding fuel savings and other benefits to the customers. Cardholders will also get accelerated savings on other categories of spends, which include groceries, departmental stores, dining, and movies.
13. World’s Highest EV Charging Station inaugurated in Himachal Pradesh
The world’s highest electric vehicle charging station has been inaugurated in Kaza village of Lahaul and Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh. The electric vehicle charging station is set up at a height of 500 ft. The aim of this initiative is to check vehicular pollution and promote electric vehicles for a clean and green environment in the region. India is gaining good momentum in the electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem.
14. Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launches space start-up Privateer
Apple’s co-creator Steve Wozniak has launched a new space start-up called Privateer Space, bringing potential competition to a field dominated by billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson. Privateer will be represented at the Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference, scheduled to run from September 14-17 in Hawaii.
15. Gordon Brown appointed WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing
The WHO announced the appointment of The Rt Hon Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, as WHO Ambassador for Global Health Financing. He is widely credited with preventing a second Great Depression through his stewardship of the 2009 London G20 summit. He mobilized world leaders to commit an additional $1.1 trillion to restore credit, growth and jobs.
16. A book title “The Fractured Himalaya” authored by Nirupama Rao
A book titled “The Fractured Himalaya: How the Past Shadows the Present in India-China Relations”, authored by Nirupama Rao. The book traces how the origins of the dispute between India and China form part of a living history that shapes their fractious relationship today. Understanding this complex panorama yields lessons for all of us who seek a wider perspective on China and its profile in the Indo-Pacific. Nirupama Rao is a former Foreign Secretary.
17. India Army to organise ‘Bijoya Sanskritik Mahotsav’ in Kolkata
Indian Army will organize “Bijoya Sanskritik Mahotsav” from 26 to 29 September in Kolkata. This Mahotsav will be observed to mark the golden jubilee of the India-Pak war 1971. The event will be inaugurated by Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, Army Commander, Eastern Command. Various cultural programs including a film screening, theatre plays, musical concerts, and band performances will be conducted during this event.
18. China declares all Cryptocurrency transactions illegal
Central bank of China has declared all the Cryptocurrency transactions illegal on September 23, 2021. The global values of cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin have massively fluctuated in during 2020-2021 partly due to Chinese regulations, that sought to prevent speculation and money laundering.
According to People’s Bank of China (PBOC), Virtual currency-related business activities are illegal financial activities.
19. Women rights activist Kamla Bhasin passes away at 75
Women rights activist, poet, and author Kamla Bhasin passed away at the age of 75 on September 25, 2021. She was suffering from cancer and pulmonary edema. Bhasin was famous for being a part of ‘One Billion Rising’ campaign in South Asia among other important movements, she was a prominent voice in the field of the women’s rights movement in India and across South Asian countries.
20. VS Pathania appointed as Additional Director General of Indian Coast Guard
The Ministry of Defence has appointed Virendra Singh Pathania as the Additional Director General of the Indian Coast Guard headquarters in New Delhi.
The Government of India issued the posting order of VS Pathania on September 24, 2021, and he will take charge of the position on September 30. Pathania was till now in charge of the force’s Eastern Seaboard in Vizag.
21. BS Yediyurappa named best legislator of year 2020-21
Karnataka Legislative Assembly has named former state chief minister BS Yediyurappa as the best legislator of the year 2020-21.
Karnataka Assembly Speaker Vishweshwara Hegde Kageri informed on September 24, 2021 that the state will have the best legislator award for members of the Legislative Assembly from this year in line with the best parliamentarian award given annually in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.