Daily GK Update: 23rd August 2021

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : August 23rd, 2021

 National & International Organizations

1. India ranked 2nd in Global Crypto Adoption Index 2021

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  • India has ranked 2nd in Global cryptocurrency adoption index, according to 2021 Global Crypto Adoption Index.
  • India also ranked highly on P2P exchange trade volumes.
  • The index is released by Chainalysis.
  • The index ranked 154 countries, showed that worldwide crypto adoption grew over 881% in the last year.
  • Vietnam topped the index, followed by India, Pakistan and Ukraine.
  • US and China were ranked as eighth and thirteenth.
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 National & International Appointments

2. T M Bhasin re-appointed as Chairman of Advisory Board for Banking Frauds

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  • T M Bhasin has re-appointed as the Chairman of Advisory Board for Banking and Financial Frauds (ABBFF) by Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) with effect from August 21, 2021.
  • The board was constituted to examine bank frauds of over Rs 50 crore and recommend action.
  • His tenure will be of 2 years.
  • Other members of ABBFF are:
    • Madhusudan Prasad (former secretary of Ministry of Urban Development)
    • D K Pathak (former DG of BSF)
    • David Rasquinha (former MD of EXIM Bank)
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 National & International Organizations

3. World Bank unveils New Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund

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  • World Bank has launched new ‘Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund’ to roll-out cybersecurity development agenda in a systematic manner.
  • It has been developed as an associated trust fund under broader Digital Development Partnership (DDP) umbrella program.
  • For this, World Bank has partnered with four countries, namely Estonia, Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands
  • Aim: enhance cyber and digital security capability and capacity in World Bank member countries
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 State Affairs

4. India’s highest herbal park inaugurated in Uttarakhand

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  • India’s highest altitude herbal park has been inaugurated at Mana village in Chamoli district, Uttarakhand.
  • It has been developed in 3 years under central government's Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) scheme.
  • This herbal park is situated at a height of 11,000 feet was and is close to the Indo-China border.
  • Mana: Last Indian village in Chamoli bordering China and is adjacent to Badrinath temple.
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 State Affairs

5. MP Govt launches comprehensive Talent Search Campaign

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  • Madhya Pradesh Govt has launched comprehensive Talent Search Campaign in the field of sports to search for new talented players and train them in 18 sports academies of state
  • CM has appealed to the youth interested in sports to register themselves in the Talent Search Campaign of the state.
  • So far, more than 50,000 players have applied for talent search.
  • On the basis of physical strength and proficiency, sportspersons will be groomed through coaching and training.
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 Sports

6. Shaili Singh wins Silver medal in Long Jump at U20 Championships

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  • Long jumper Shaili Singh won silver medal at the U-20 World Athletics Championships in Nairobi with 6.59 metre jump.
  • She missed Gold medal by a mere 1 centimetre.
  • European junior champion Maja Askag managed 6.60 metre jump for the top spot on the final day of the championships.
  • Apart from her, India’s Amit Khatri has won silver medal in the men’s 10,000 m race walk at the World Athletics U20 Championships in Nairobi.
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 Banking & Finance

7. HDFC Life releases 'Life Freedom Index 2021' report

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  • HDFC Life has released the 'Life Freedom Index 2021' report, along with NielsenIQ across 14 cities.
  • Life Freedom Index is made up of 4 indices: Financial Awareness Index, Financial Planning Index, Financial Sufficiency and Adequacy Index, and Financial Liberty Index.
  • The scores are based on responses in 6 metros (Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai), four Tier-I cities (Kochi, Indore, Ludhiana, Bhubaneshwar) and four Tier-II cities.
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 Important Dates

8. International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

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  • International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is observed every year on August 23 to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade
  • It is a UNESCO designated day
  • On 22 and 23 August 1791, in Santo Domingo (Haiti and Dominican Republic) that saw the beginning of the uprising for the abolition of transatlantic slave trade
  • It was first celebrated in many countries, in particular in Haiti (23 August 1998) and Goree in Senegal (23 August 1999).
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 Obituaries

9. Former Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh passes away

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  • Senior BJP leader and former Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Kalyan Singh (89 years) passed away at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in Lucknow.
  • He was the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh during the demolition of Babri Masjid in December 1992.
  • He was considered an icon of Hindu nationalism and of the agitation to build a Ram temple in Ayodhya.
  • He also served as the Governor of Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan.
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 National Affairs

10. Sitharaman to launch National Monetisation Pipeline today

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  • Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will launch National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP) in New Delhi.
  • NMP will list out Centre’s infrastructure assets which will be sold over the next 4 years.
  • It consists of a 4-year pipeline of the Centre’s brownfield infrastructure assets.
  • It will also serve as a medium-term road map for the Centre’s asset monetisation initiative.
  • National Monetisation Pipeline book will also be released on the occasion.
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 Honours & Awards

11. Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards 2021 announced

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  • Indian Film Festival of Melbourne Awards (IFFM) 2021 has been announced virtually.
  • Full list of winners:
    • Best Feature Film: Soorarai Pottru
    • Best Performance Male (Feature): Suriya Sivakumar (Soorarai Pottru)
    • Best Performance Female (Feature): Vidya Balan (Sherni) & Nimisha Sajayan (The Great Indian Kitchen)
    • Best Series: Mirzapur Season 2
    • Best Actress in a Series: Samantha Akkineni (The Family Man 2)
    • Best Actor in a Series: Manoj Bajpayee (The Family Man 2)
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 International Affairs

12. Amitabh Bachchan becomes India’s First Celebrity Voice For Amazon’s Alexa

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  • Amitabh Bachchan has become India’s First Celebrity to lend his voice for Amazon’s Alexa.
  • His voice will be available both in English as well as Hindi language.
  • Cost of adding Amitabh Bachchan’s voice to Alexa will be Rs 149 per year.
  • Alexa users can now connect Amitabh Bachchan to any speaker or Echo Display and take advantage of this feature.
  • However, this feature will only work on Android for now.
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Daily GK Update: 23rd August 2021

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