Daily Current Affairs for MBA Exams: 20th July 2021

By Aditi Joshi|Updated : July 20th, 2021

 Sports

1. Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix 2021

  • Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton (UK) won the British Grand Prix 2021 (record 8th time).
  • The win was the 99th of seven-times world champion Hamilton's Formula One career, fourth of the current campaign.
  • The event was held at the Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom.
  • Monaco-based Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc finished at second.
  • Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas (Finland) finished third after being told to let Hamilton through to chase Leclerc.

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 Sports

 Sports

1. Lewis Hamilton wins British Grand Prix 2021

  • Mercedes’s Lewis Hamilton (UK) won the British Grand Prix 2021 (record 8th time).
  • The win was the 99th of seven-times world champion Hamilton's Formula One career, fourth of the current campaign.
  • The event was held at the Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom.
  • Monaco-based Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc finished at second.
  • Hamilton’s teammate Valtteri Bottas (Finland) finished third after being told to let Hamilton through to chase Leclerc.

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Sports

2. Viswanathan Anand won the Sparkassen Trophy

  • Viswanathan Anand won the Sparkassen Trophy held in Dortmund, Germany.
  • He defeated Vladimir Kramnik of Russia in his 4th and final round.
  • Playing white in a Tarrasch variation, Anand settled for a draw in 40 moves, to win the match 2.5-1.5.
  • The event was played as part of the "No-Castling" Chess devised by the Russian GM.
  • Castling is a special move to protect the king and activate the rook. It is the only time in chess a player can move two pieces in one move.

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 Honours & Awards

3. Cannes Film Festivals 2021: Winners List

  • The Cannes film festival concluded in the south of France.
  • Here is a list of the main winners:
  • Award  : Winner
  • Palme d'Or:  Julia Ducournau (Titane)
  • Best director: Leos Carax "Annette"
  • Best actress: Renate Reinsve (Worst Person in the World)
  • Best actor:  Caleb Landry Jones (Nitram)
  • Best screenplay: Hamaguchi Ryusuke and Takamasa Oe (Drive My Car)
  • Best first film:  Antoneta Kusijanovic  (Murina)
  • Best short film:  All The Crows In The World (Tang Yi)

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 Defense

4. OFT hands delivery of 25 remote control guns to Navy, Coast Guard

  • Ordnance Factory of Tiruchirappalli handed over the locally assembled 12.7 mm Stabilised Remote Control Gun (SRCG) system to the Navy and Coast Guard for enhanced surveillance.
  • The first batch consisted of 25 weapons.
  • They were assembled in the Trichy factory through the transfer of technology (ToT) initiative with the support of Israel-based defense company Elbit Systems.
  • The SRCG is fitted with a 12.7 mm M2 NATO standard heavy machine gun.

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 National Affairs

5. MeitY inked MoU with MapmyIndia to enable map services in UMANG App

  • MeitY has inked an MoU with MapmyIndia to enable the map services in “UMANG App”
  • Aim: to ease the lives of citizens by facilitating online delivery of Government services and further enhance the initiatives of Digital India Programme, keeping in view the theme of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.
  • After this citizens will be able to find government facilities nearest to their location, such as mandis, blood banks, and much more, at the click of a button.

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 Banking & Finance

6. FDI limit in NPS fund managers hiked to 74%

  • The govt notified a hike in the FDI limit in pension fund management to 74% from 49% under the national pension system (NPS).
  • The higher FDI limit in pension fund managers (PFMs) follows a Parliament nod in March to hike the FDI limit in the insurance business to 74% from 49%.
  • The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Act links the FDI ceiling in the sector to the same in the insurance sector.

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 International Affairs

7. USA announce new Quad group for Afghan peace process

  • The US, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan will create a new Quad group to promote the Afghan peace process, stability and trade in the region.
  • The parties consider long-term peace and stability in Afghanistan critical to regional connectivity and agree that peace and regional connectivity are mutually reinforcing.
  • This development comes as the security situation in Afghan has been deteriorating following the withdrawal of US military forces from the country.

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 Banking & Finance

8. Bank of Maharashtra signs MoU with NABARD

  • Bank of Maharashtra has signed an MoU with NABARD to boost ongoing developmental initiatives linked to priority sector lending in Maharashtra.
  • The MoU envisages joint initiatives for the benefit of farmers, farmer producer organisations, joint liability groups, self help groups, rural artisans, weavers, agri-preneurs, agri start-ups, micro, small and medium enterprises in the State.
  • BoM is the convener of State Level Bankers’ Committee (SLBC) for Maharashtra.

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 Obituaries

9. Danish Siddiqui: Indian photojournalist killed in Afghanistan

  • Danish Siddiqui, an Indian photojournalist working for an international news agency, has been killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar.
  • Siddiqui had been in Kandahar covering the situation in the region after the US forces pulled out of Afghanistan recently.
  • Siddiqui was embedded with Afghan forces that came under attack by the Taliban in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province.
  • Siddiqui was also awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize

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 National & International Appointments

10. IAMAI appoints Google India MD Sanjay Gupta as Chairman

  • Google India Vice President and Managing Director, Sanjay Gupta has been elected as its chairman of the  Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) for the period 2021-23. 
  • IAMAI has also named Facebook India Vice President and MD Ajit Mohan as Vice Chairman of its association by succeeding Dhruv Shringi, Yatra.com co-founder and CEO.
  • Harshil Mathur, CEO and Co-founder of Razorpay was elected as the Treasurer of IAMAI.

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Abhishek Jadhav
Hello ma'am, I'm preparing for CMAT & we know that..CMAT Exam is in Feb 2022. So my question is When to prepare for General Awareness? Like just 2 months before exam or From Today only ?
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