Daily Current Affairs for BBA & HM Exam: 21st July 2021

By Rajat Pandey|Updated : July 21st, 2021
  • Current Affairs plays a vital role in the preparation of BBA and HM exams. Current Affairs keep you update about the happenings around the world. The majority of questions asked in the exam are from the latest current affairs. 
  • Current Affairs not only keeps you up to date but also provides you a better perspective and knowledge about the important burning issues worldwide

 Sports

1. Mithali Raj bagged top position in ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings

  • Indian skipper Mithali Raj has reclaimed her spot as the number one batting player on the MRF Tyres ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings.
  • This is the ninth time that Mithali has reached the number one spot among batting players since first occupying the spot more than 16 years ago.
  • She is followed by Lizelle Lee (South Africa), Alyssa Healy (Australia), Tamsin Beaumont (England) and Stafanie Taylor (West Indies).
  • Shafali Verma is the top batting player in T20 category.

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 Science & Technology

2. Russia successfully test-fires S-500 missile system

  • Russia has successfully test-fired new S-500 air defence missile systems from southern training range, Kapustin Yar
  • It hit a high-speed ballistic target as planned during test-firing
  • S-500 is also known as Prometey or 55R6M Triumfator-M and is a Russian surface-to-air missile/anti-ballistic missile system which is the most advanced anti-missile system in the world
  • It has been developed by Almaz-Antey Air Defence Concern.
  • It has a maximum firing range of 600 kilometres

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 Science & Technology

3. IIT Ropar develops first-of-its-kind Oxygen rationing device ‘AMLEX’

  • IIT Ropar has developed first-of-its-kind Oxygen Rationing Device named as ‘AMLEX’ to increase the life of medical oxygen cylinders three fold.
  • It supplies a required volume of oxygen to the patient during inhalation and trips when the patient exhales CO2.
  • This device can operate on both portable power supply (battery) as well as line supply (220V-50Hz)
  • It has been developed by PhD students of Biomedical Engineering Dept under Ashish Sahani.

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 State Affairs

4. Maharashtra to issue educational documents using blockchain technology

  • Maharashtra Govt will become the first state to issue educational documents to students of educational institutions using blockchain technology.
  • Currently only Singapore, Malta and Bahrain are the only other countries using this technology.
  • For this, Maharashtra government has partnered with LegitDoc.
  • Each student will receive a 'certficate_LegitDoc.zip' digital file containing the original PDF diploma certificate and corresponding blockchain proof file. 

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 Sports

5. Mongolia, Tajikistan and Switzerland inducted as Associate Members of ICC

  • International Cricket Council (ICC) has inducted Mongolia, Tajikistan and Switzerland as its newest member countries at the ICC’s 78th Annual virtual General Meeting
  • With this, ICC now comprise of total 106 Members including 94 Associates.
  • These three newly inducted nations are now among ICC’s 94 Associate Members
  • Mongolia and Tajikistan have been inducted as 22nd and 23rd Members from Asia region while Switzerland is 35th Member from Europe region.
  • ICC HQs: Dubai, UAE

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 State Affairs

6. First elections of Balika Panchayat successfully held at Kunariya village

  • First-ever elections of Balika Panchayat has been successfully held at Kunariya village, Kutch, Gujarat
  • Young females aged between 10 to 21 years contested elections for this unique Panchayat
  • It will take up issues pertaining to adolescent girls and women in the village.
  • It was inspired by TV show, Balika Vadhu to develop leadership qualities in the girls for Future Panchayat polls
  • This Panchayat will be run by girls and for girls.
  • Sarpanch of Kunariya: Suresh Chhanga

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 Agreement

7. Prasar Bharati partners with IIT-Kanpur on NextGen broadcasting technology

  • Prasar Bharati has signed MoU with IIT Kanpur to establish Centre of Excellence for Media and Broadcasting Technologies.
  • Areas that will be covered under Center of Excellence are:
    • Next Generation Broadcast Technology Trial (Direct to Mobile Broadcasting, Convergence with 5G)
    • Automatic Speech Recognition for Speech Subtitling (Making Broadcast Content in Indian Languages Accessible)
    • Archival Content Retrieval through Audio, Text Query

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 Science & Technology

8. IOC to set up first ‘green hydrogen’ plant at Mathura

  • Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) will build first ‘green hydrogen’ plant of India at its Mathura refinery to meet the growing demand for both oil and cleaner forms of energy.
  • IOC will make use of 250 MW of electricity which it produces from renewable sources like solar power to produce absolutely green hydrogen through electrolysis for this
  • Green hydrogen production is the ultimate clean hydrogen resource and uses renewable energy to create hydrogen fuel.

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 Banking & Finance

9. ADB lowers India's economic growth forecast for this fiscal to 10%

  • Asian Development Bank (ADB) in its Asian Development Outlook (ADO) has downgraded India's economic growth forecast for the current financial year to 10% from 11% projected in April due to adverse impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • India's GDP growth recovered to 1.6% in the last quarter of fiscal year that ended on March 2021
  • GDP for FY2022 (ending in March 2023) is upgraded from 7% to 7.5%
  • GDP growth forecast for South Asia in 2021 is downgraded to 8.9% 

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 Schemes

10. Centre extends ‘Stand Up India Scheme’ up to 2025

  • Central Govt has extended the duration of ‘Stand Up India Scheme’ till 2025 to facilitate loans to SC, ST and women borrowers promoting entrepreneurship among them.
  • The scheme was launched in 2016 and loans under this are extended by Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) between Rs. 10 lakh and Rs.1 Crore.
  • The scheme encourage the beneficiaries in setting up a green field enterprise, outside of the farm sector, that is in manufacturing, services or trading sector.

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 National & International Appointments

11. B K Sinha appointed as Press Attache of India's Olympic contingent

  • Retired IPS officer B K Sinha has been appointed as the Press Attache of India's Olympic contingent at the Tokyo Games
  • He will perform the dual role of Security as well as Press Attache
  • He is a former Haryana DGP and also a recipient of the President's Police Medal.
  • India will be represented by 228-strong contingent, including 119 athletes, at the Tokyo Olympics, which is to begin from 23rd July
  • Indian Olympic Association President: Narinder Batra.

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 Science & Technology

12. Jeff Bezos and Blue Origin completed successful spaceflight

  • Jeff Bezos streaked into space on a thrilling 10-minute up-and-down flight in the first crewed flight of his rocket ship, New Shepard
  • He was accompanied by Mark Bezos, his brother, Wally Funk, pioneer of the space race, and an 18-year-old student.
  • They travelled in a capsule with the biggest windows flown in space, offering stunning views of the Earth.
  • New Shepard is built by Bezos’ Blue Origin and is designed to serve the burgeoning market for space tourism.

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