CURRENT AFFAIRS – JULY 21
The world’s fastest train was introduced in China.
- 600 Introduced the world’s fastest train with a top speed of 600 km / h in China.
- Electromagnetically powered ‘McLeve’ high speed train in China was manufactured by CRRC, Jujo Electric Corporation Limited. The train service is located in Qingdao, a coastal city in Shandong Province.
- This train is designed to travel at speeds of up to 600 km / h. The McLean train boasts of being the fastest landline vehicle in the world.
Cleopas Thalamini has been appointed Prime Minister of Eswatini.
- Eswatini’s King Miswati III Cleopas Thalamini has been appointed Eswatini’s new Prime Minister following the recent death of Temba Masuku.
- Kingdom of Eswatini
- Capital: Mabbani (Administrator), Lobamba (Legislature)
- Coin: South African Rand & Swasi Lilangeni
- Prime Minister: Cleopas Tilamini
Waitehi Tongre from Michigan won the title of MISS INDIA USA 2021.
- Waitehi Tongre, 25, of Michigan (USA), was crowned Miss India 2021 Miss India USA.
- Second place: Arshi Lalani from Georgia
- Third place: Mira Kasari from North Carolina
- Waitehi Tongre wins ‘Miss Talented’ award for flawless performance of Indian classical dance Kathak
The federal government has said the caste survey will no longer take place.
- During the census only information about the list category called SC, – ST, will be collected. The caste survey will no longer take place ‘, the Central Government has said in the Lok Sabha.
- The Supreme Court has already ruled to provide a maximum of 49.5 per cent reservation in education and employment across the country at present. Many states, including Tamil Nadu, offer more than 50 per cent reservation.
- Caste census was conducted in 1931 during the British rule. No related survey has been conducted since then. A social, economic and caste survey was conducted in 2011.
- In connection with the granting of quotas to the castes in the OBC section, the Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court, Justice G.S. OBC, headed by Rohini, has set up a survey committee.
- If the caste census is conducted with the census in this scenario, it will create many new problems. A situation will arise where each caste will ask for more reservation. To avoid that, the central government has said it is not ready for a caste survey.
The Assam government has announced that medalists in all Olympic, Asian, Commonwealth and National Games will be offered government jobs.
- Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma has announced that medalists at the Olympic, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games and National Games will be offered government jobs in Assam.
- He also said that the Assam government will provide sports pensions to all those who have won medals in national sports competitions for Assam so far.
- Capital: Dispur
- Chief Minister: Himanta Biswa Sharma
- Governor: Jagadish Mukhi
The High Court of Jammu and Kashmir is named and made as the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
- Commonwealth High Court for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir and officially renamed as the Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh High Court for the Union Territory of Ladakh.
- Jammu and Kashmir
- Capital: Srinagar (summer), Jammu (winter)
- Lieutenant Governor: Manoj Sinha
Maharashtra is the first state in India to issue educational documents using blockchain technology.
- Maharashtra is the first state in India to issue educational documents using ‘Legit Dog’ blockchain technology.
- Legit Doc is a blockchain technology that is the world’s largest blockchain-based educational certification system, awarding nearly 1 million tamper-proof diploma certificates.
- Capital: Mumbai
- Chief Minister: Uttam Thackeray
- Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
The Government of Rajasthan has developed the ‘Raj Kisan Organic’ mobile processor for buying and selling organic products.
- Rajasthan Agriculture Minister Lalchand Kataria has launched a mobile processor called ‘Raj Kisan Organic’ for buying and selling organic products.
- It has been said that individual farmers or farmer groups can register themselves in this processor and sell their produce directly to the buyers.
- Capital: Jaipur
- Chief: Ashok Kehlot
- Governor: Kalraj Misra
Bharathi Karwa, 20, has been elected as the first Sarpanch of Balika Panchayat in Gujarat.
- Became the first Sarpanch of Balika Panchayat in Kunaria village of Gujarat.
- The village of Kunaria conducted an election to select Balika Panchayat, a unique body to be managed by girls under the age of 21 to address the issues faced by women and adolescent girls.
- A total of 410 voters, all of them women aged 10–21, voted to elect a Sarpanch.
- Capital: Gandhinagar
- Governor Acharya Devrat
- Chief Minister Vijay Roupani
Judge Murugesan Commission
- The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, M.K. Stalin had set them up.
- The Commission was set up to recommend to the Government the steps to be taken to rectify the low enrollment of students in Government Schools in vocational courses such as Engineering, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Law.
- The Commission has now submitted an 86-page report.
- It has also been reported that after considering the internal allocation recommended by the Commission, there is a possibility of providing internal allocation to government school students in the relevant vocational courses during the current academic year.
The “First Address of Investors – Tamil Nadu” ceremony was held in Chennai.
- “Investors’ First Address – Tamil Nadu” Festival was held in Chennai.
- Participating in the event, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said, “We are working with the aim of making Tamil Nadu the first address for investors and to elevate Tamil Nadu as the state for industrial investment in South Asia.”
- During the event, MoUs were signed with 35 companies. He also laid the foundation stone for 9 plants and started operations of 5 plants.
- MoUs signed for 35 business projects with an investment of Rs. 17,141 crore. This is expected to provide employment to about 55 thousand people.
- The MoUs were signed in various sectors including automobile, wind, energy and freight.
Single Window Internet 2.0
- Chief Minister MK Stalin launched the One Window Website 2.0 to facilitate business and expedite government approvals.
- It will be an upgraded website with 100 services across 24 sectors to help not only existing investors but also new investors.
- Applications will be considered online. They will be sent immediately to the relevant departments. Video meetings will be held with the relevant departments.
- Immediate conversations with customers will be conducted with the help of artificial intelligence. All these features are available through the single window website 2.0.
Amazon – “Blue Origin”
- The world’s No. 1 billionaire and Amazon founder Jeff Bezas has launched a company called “Blue Origin” for the space travel program.
- It is noteworthy that the New Shepherd was the first spacecraft to travel into space automatically with astronauts, without a pilot.
- The spacecraft was accompanied by Jeff Bezos, his brother Mark Bezos, 82-year-old astronaut Marywalus, 18-year-old Oliver Damon and Sanchal Quante of India.
- The spaceflight was completed in 10 minutes and 20 seconds.
- வா This made Mary Wallace the oldest person to travel into space, and Oliver Damon the youngest person to do so.
- Sanchal Kawande, a woman from the state of Maharashtra, is proud to be the 5th Indian to go into space.
- Rakesh Sharma, Kalpana Chawla, Sunita Williams and Sirisha Bandla, who went to space from India, are currently in the line-up along with Sanjal Kawande.
- It is noteworthy that Richard Branson, already from London, has recently successfully completed a space tour with his “Virgin Galactic” crew.
“Super Saver Credit Card” – Published by ICICI Bank.
- IC ICI Bank in association with Hindustan Petroleum Corporation has launched the “Go Brand Credit” card for customers to avail all their benefits on a single card instead of using multiple credit cards.
- It is said that this card can be used daily not only for fuel but also for all services and e-commerce.
SCIENCE / TECHNOLOGY
The Central Government has given permission to Indian companies to manufacture six submarines.
- Two private companies have been contracted to build six state-of-the-art submarines domestically.
- Six state-of-the-art submarines are planned to be built domestically at a cost of Rs 43,000 crore under “Project – 75 India”. There are more than 140 warships in our navy.
- Mumbai-based Mazagan Dock Shipping Company and DuPro have been contracted by two private companies.
International Air Show in Russia: For the first time the Indian Air Force team participated.
- For the first time, the Indian Air Force Sarang Helicopter Adventure Team will take part in the Max International Air Show in Chukovsky, Russia.
- The Max International Air Show is held every two years in Russia. The exhibition runs from July 20 to 25 this year.
- The exhibition will feature state-of-the-art lightweight ‘polar’ helicopters manufactured in India.
- The Sarang Group, formed in 2003, participated in the first Asian International Air Show in Singapore in 2004.
- In addition, the team was involved in Operation Rahat in Uttarakhand in 2013, Oki in 2017 and floods in Kerala in 2018.
Russia successfully tests long-range high-velocity S-500 missile
- Tested high-speed S500 missile capable of striking and destroying long-range air targets from the ground. In which the missile accurately struck and destroyed the planned target.
- The S-500 system, known as Prometheus, is capable of destroying ship missiles, aircraft and helicopters. It is also worth noting that about 600 km (373 miles) of the target is intercepted.
High-strength titanium alloy developed by DRDO
- The Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has developed a high-strength beta-titanium alloy for the manufacture of equipment, including warplanes.
- ‘Beta titanium is an alloy of vanadium, iron and aluminum mixed with titanium. This alloy is light weight. At the same time, the compound also has high strength.
- By making tools with this alloy, the weight of items including fighter jets can be greatly reduced by up to 40 percent.
- Beta titanium alloys are less corrosive than steel.
New members of the ICC are Mongolia, Tajikistan and Switzerland.
- The International Cricket Council (ICC) has added Mongolia, Tajikistan and Switzerland as new members at its 78th Annual General Meeting.
- Mongolia and Tajikistan are the 22nd and 23rd members of the Asian region.
- Switzerland joins as the 35th member of Europe, the ICC now has 106 members (12 full members and 94 co-members).
- International Cricket Council (ICC)
- Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- Chairman: Greg Barclay
Indian batswoman Mithali Raj has regained the number one spot in the ICC ODI batting rankings.
- The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released a list of the best ODI players in Dubai.
- ‘India captain Mithali Raj’s again advanced to No. 1 in batting rankings. This is the 9th time he has taken the top spot.
- Other Indian players Smriti Mandana and Harmanpreet Kaur are ranked 9th and 17th respectively.
- ‘India’s Julan Goswami 5th, Poonam Yadav 9th in bowling rankings
- India’s Deepti Sharma remains 5th in the all-rounder rankings. He is ranked 12th in the bowling rankings.
- India’s Shabali Verma retains top spot in batting rankings for Twenty20 Internationals Another Indian, Smriti Mandana, advanced to 3rd place.
- India’s Deepti Sharma is 6th and Poonam Yadav is 8th in the bowling rankings.
- ‘India’s Deepti Sharma remains 5th in the all-rounder list.
Tokyo Olympics – 2021
- Football and baseball start today, two days ahead of schedule, with the Olympics set to take place the next day.
- The Olympic Festival has been held once every 4 years since 1896.
- It is customary for some new games to be added at each Olympics and for certain games to be retired.
- Accordingly, out of the 33 sports featured in this Tokyo Olympics, 4 new competitions namely Sport Climbing, Surfing, Skateboarding and Karate have been introduced.
- 1964 – Tokyo Olympics:
- This is the first Olympic Games to be held on the Asian continent.
- It was during this race that the last time racing time was calculated by a stopwatch.
- This is the last match between East and West Germany.
- Introduced volleyball, judo.
- 1968 – Mexico C Olympics
- This is the first Olympic Games to be held in Latin America.
- Alveter Athletic Runway was introduced to replace the regular Cinder Runway. Mexico City is 800 m above sea level. World records were set in running, jumping, throwing, weightlifting, etc.
- Mexican javelin thrower Basilio became the first woman to light an Olympic torch. Swedish pentathlon athlete Haynes Gunnar became the first Olympian to use doping.
- 1972 – Munich Olympics
- The most tragic incident in the tournament was the shooting death of 11 Israeli soldiers, 1 coach and 1 West German guard by Palestinian black September terrorists.
- The Olympic mascot logo was introduced for the first time.
- Archery competition was held 52 years later
International Chess Day – 20 July
- International Chess Day is celebrated worldwide on July 20 every year.
- This day is celebrated as the founding day of FIDE (World Chess Federation).
- This day is celebrated since the eighth Summer Olympics on July 20, 1924 in Paris, France.
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