Daily Current Affairs for State Exams: 4 October 2021

By Mayank Yadav|Updated : October 4th, 2021

Current Affairs forms one of the most important sections of the syllabus of almost every government examination be it, state PCS or other subordinate exams. Hence, Catching up on current affairs on a daily basis is an invaluable part of your preparation. Here we will be sharing you with all the relevant current affairs which are highly important for your examination. Check the important highlights of the day!

Daily Current Affairs 04/10/2021

DigiSaksham - a digital skills program

Why in News

  • Minister for Labour and Employment, Bhupender Yadav launched DigiSaksham - a digital skills programme to enhance the employability of youth by imparting digital skills.
  • DigiSaksham programme is the joint initiative of the Ministry of Labour and Employment and Microsoft India.
  • This joint initiative is an extension of the Government’s ongoing programs to support the youth from rural and semi-urban areas.

Key Points

About DigiSaksham programme:

  • Free of cost training in digital skills including basic skills as well as advanced computing, will be provided to more than 3 lakh youths in the first year.
  • The Jobseekers can access the training through National Career Service (NCS)
  • The initiative gives priority to the job-seekers of semi urban areas belonging to disadvantaged communities, including those who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • There will be basically three types of training Digital Skills – Self paced learning, VILT mode training (Virtual Instructor led) and ILT mode training (Instructor led). 
  • It will be implemented in the field by Aga Khan Rural Support Programme India (AKRSP-I). 

Other Initiatives for Youth Employment:

  • Pradhan Mantri Rojgar ProtsahanYojana
  • MGNREGA
  • Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana 3.0
  • National Career Service
  • Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme
  • Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana

Source: PIB

IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2021

  • Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani continues to be India’s richest man for the 10th straight year with a net worth of Rs 7,18,000 crore, according to the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2021.
  • RIL became the first company to cross $200 billion market capitalisation.
  • RIL has become the 57th most valuable firm in the world according to the Hurun Global 500 Most Valuable Companies 2021.

Top 3 Hurun India Rich List 2021:

  1. 1. Mukesh Ambani (Reliance Industries): ₹7,18,000 crore net worth
  2. 2. Gautam Adani (Adani Group): ₹5,05,900 crore net worth
  3. 3. Shiv Nadar (HCL): ₹2,36,600 crore net worth
  • The Hurun Rich List indicated that India has a total of 237 billionaires, compared to 58 last year.
  • The report also suggested that the chemicals and software sectors added the largest number of new billionaires on the list while pharma remains at the top spot with 130 entrants on the rich list.

Source: India Today

Senior Able Citizens for Re-Employment in Dignity (SACRED) Portal

Why in News

  • The portal ‘Senior Able Citizens for Re Employment in Dignity (SACRED)’ has been developed by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Key Points 

  • The aim is to devise ways to ensure Senior Citizens live healthy, happy, empowered, dignified and self-reliant life.
  • An IT portal to be developed to bring the employment seeker senior citizens and employment providers on one platform.
  • 10 Cr would be provided for funding for the platform development along with maintenance grant of Rs. 2 Cr per year for 5 years.

Need:

  • There has been a steady rise in the population of senior citizens in India.
  • The number of elderly persons increased from 1.98 crore in 1951 to 7.6 crore in 2001 and 10.38 crore in 2011.
  • As per the Report of the Technical Group on Population Projections for India and States (2011-2036) submitted to National Commission on Population, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare the population of senior citizens in India is projected as details given below: -

2011

2021

2026

2031

2036

 

Population

%

Population

%

Population

%

Population

%

Population

%

10.38

8.66

13.76

10.1

16.28

11.4

19.34

13.1

22.74

14.9

           

 Note: More than 50% senior citizens are found active as per the Longitudinal Ageing Study of India (LASI), report 2020.

Other Recent Initiatives:

  • Elder Line (the first Pan-India toll-free helpline number (14567) for Senior Citizens)
  • Seniorcare Ageing Growth Engine (SAGE) Portal (one-stop access of elderly care products and services by credible start-ups)

Source: PIB

VAYO NAMAN Programme and Vayoshreshtha Samman-2021

Why in News

  • The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment organised VAYO NAMAN Programme on the occasion of International Day of Older Personsat Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • In this programme, the Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu presented Vayoshreshtha Samman-2021 to senior citizens.

Key Points

International Day of Older Persons:

  • The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year.

Background:

  • On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons.
  • The 2021 theme “Digital Equity for All Ages” affirms the need for access and meaningful participation in the digital world by older persons.

Source: PIB

Landsat 9

Why in News

  • NASA has launched an Earth observation satellite ‘Landsat 9’ from Space Launch Complex-3E at Vandenberg Space Force Base on an Atlas V 401 launch vehicle.
  • Landsat-9 is part of a joint mission by NASA and the US Geological Survey.

Key Points

  • Landsat-9 is an advanced satellite, ninth in the series, which will monitor key natural and economic resources from orbit. 
  • Currently, NASA is operating the Landsat-7 and Landsat-8.

Note: NASA first launched Landsat in 1972 under the name of Earth Resources Technology Satellite (ERTS) which captured eight million images of the planet.

Source: India Today

Supreme Court introduces FASTER system

  • In a big fillip to the fundamental rights of life, dignity and personal liberty, the Supreme Court of India has introduced “Fast and Secured Transmission of Electronic Records” (FASTER)
  • It is proposed that the e-authenticated copies of the record of proceedings/orders, digitally signed by the authorised officer may be transmitted through this system.

Source: The Hindu

NTPC REL signs first Green Term Loan agreement

Why in News

  • NTPC Renewable Energy ltd (REL) a 100 percent subsidiary of NTPC Ltd, has signed its first Green Term Loan agreement of Rs. 500 crores at a very competitive rate with a period of 15 years with Bank of India.

Key Points

  • The Loan will be used for its 470 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan & 200 MW Solar Project in Gujarat.
  • A green loan is a type of loan instrument that enables borrowers to finance projects that have an environmental impact.

Source: ET

GC Murmu becomes external auditor of IAEA

Why in News

  • India's Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) GC Murmu has been selected as the next external auditor of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) for a six-year term.

Key Points

  • GC Murmu assumed office as the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on August 8, 2020.
  • He also served as the first Lt Governor of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

About International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):

  • It is an international organization that seeks to promote the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
  • It was established as an autonomous organisation on 29 July 1957.
  • Its headquarters is in Vienna, Austria.

Source: India Today

Sania Mirza-Shuai Zhang wins Ostrava Open women’s doubles title 2021

  • India's Tennis veteran, Sania Mirza won the Women's Doubles Title at the Ostrava Open 2021 with her Chinese partner Shuai Zhang in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
  • This is the first title of this season for Sania Mirza and the 43rd title of her career.
  • Ostrava Open is a tournament organized for women tennis players.

Source: newsonair

Indra Nooyi’s memoir “My Life in Full: Work, Family and Our Future"

  • Indra Nooyi, the former Chairperson and CEO of PepsiCo, has penned her memoir titled ‘My Life in Full: Work, Family, and our Future’.
  • In her memoir, Indra Nooyi describes events that shaped her life from childhood to her becoming PepsiCo CEO, a position from which she retired in 2018.
  • Indra Nooyi was honoured with Padam Bhushan in 2007.

Source: HT

October 02, International Day of Non-Violence 

Why in News

  • International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2nd, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.

Key Points

  • International Day of Non-Violence was established on 15 June 2007 according to the United Nations General Assembly resolution.
  • The year 2021 marks the 152nd birth anniversary of Gandhi, who was born on October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Gujarat. 

In India:

  • The country observes his birth anniversary as Gandhi Jayanti, which is one of three national holidays, Republic Day (January 26) and Independence Day (August 15) being the other two. 

Source: un.org

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