Daily GK Update: 2nd October 2021

By Md Mansur Alam|Updated : October 2nd, 2021

 National & International Appointments

1. Govt. extends additional charge of PK Purwar as MTNL CMD

  • The union govt has extended the additional charge of PK Purwar as CMD of MTNL for one year.
  • Purwar also holds the position of chairman and managing director of debt-ridden firm BSNL.
  • Purwar has held the top position at MTNL for about five and half years. 
  • The government has announced the merger of BSNL and MTNL, which is yet to be firmed up.
  • MTNL reported a total loss of Rs 2,554 crore for the last fiscal compared to Rs 3,811 crore in 2019-20.
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 National Affairs

2. Iconic Indian superhero - Chacha Chaudhary declared mascot of Namami Gange

  • The iconic Indian superhero - Chacha Chaudhary has been declared as the mascot of the Namami Gange Programme.
  • The decision was taken during the 37th Executive Committee meeting of the National Mission for Clean Ganga, NMCG.
  • As a step towards this NMCG has tied-up with Diamond Toons to develop and distribute comics, e-comics and animated videos.
  • NMCG has been focusing on youth as part of its outreach and public communications efforts as they are the impellers of change
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 Agreement

3. India, US to set-up joint working group in defence industrial security

  • India and US have decided to set-up a joint working group in defence industrial security.
  • This group will meet periodically to align the policies and procedures expeditiously that will allow the defence industries to collaborate on cutting edge defence technologies.
  • The Industrial Security Agreement summit between India and the US was held New Delhi.
  • The summit was organised to develop protocol for the exchange of classified information between both the nations.
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 Schemes

4. PM Modi launches Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0 and AMRUT 2.0

  • PM Narendra Modi launched Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban 2.0, SMB-U and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) 2.0.
  • The two missions have been designed to realize the aspiration to make all cities Garbage Free and Water Secure. 
  • It will also help in achieving the targets set under the Sustainable Development Goals-2030.
  • the aim of SBMU 2.0 is to make cities garbage-free.
  • the Second Phase of AMRUT is to make cities water secure. 
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 National & International Appointments

5. Air Marshal BR Krishna assumes charge of CISC

  • Air Marshal BR Krishna assumed charge of Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC).
  • Commissioned as a fighter pilot in 1983, he has had a distinguished career spanning over 38 yrs. 
  • He has flown a wide variety of fighters, transport aircraft and helicopters in the inventory of Indian Air Force (IAF).
  • He is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Defence Services Staff College and National Defence College.
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 National & International Appointments

6. Air Marshal Sandeep Singh takes charge as vice-chief of IAF

  • Air Marshal Sandeep Singh took over as Vice Chief of the Air Staff (VCAS).
  • An alumnus of National Defence Academy, Air Marshal Singh was commissioned in the flying branch of IAF in December 1983 as a fighter pilot.
  • He is an Experimental Test Pilot and a Qualified Flying Instructor.
  • He has over 4400 hours of flying experience in operational and experimental test-flying of various types of fighter aircraft.
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 Agreement

7. Food regulator, food processing ministry sign MoU to support micro entrepre

  • FSSAI has signed an MoU with the MoFPI to support micro food entrepreneurs, FPOs, SHGs to improve the standard of food businesses.
  • As part of Aatma Nirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, the step will help micro enterprises improve the quality of their food products and become competitive.
  • food handlers of micro level food processing units will be provided training 
  • On completion of training, food handlers will be provided ‘Food Safety Supervisor’ certificate by FSSAI.
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 Sports

8. Indian men's team win bronze in Asian Table Tennis Championships

  • Indian men's table tennis team created history by winning a medal at the Asian Table Tennis Championship 2021.
  • The team consisting of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran, Sharath Kamal, Harmeet Desai, Sanil Shetty, and Manav Thakkar won the bronze medal after losing to South Korea 0-3 in the semi-finals.
  • This is India's second medal at Asian Championships since 1976.
  • The Indian team was assured of a medal after beating Iran 3-1 in the quarterfinals.
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 Banking & Finance

9. WB to extend $150 million to Chennai’s Sustainable Urban Services Program

  • The World Bank will give $150 million loan to support the Tamil Nadu’s Chennai City Partnership: Sustainable Urban Services Program.
  • The program seeks to help strengthen institutions, improve the financial health of service agencies, and drive significant improvements in the quality of urban services — water supply and sewerage, mobility, health, and solid waste management.
  • This program will support the TN in its efforts to transform the city and its services.
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 National Affairs

10. Environment Ministry launches guidelines for ecotourism, river dolphins

  • Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change released the 'Guidelines for sustainable Ecotourism' in forest and wildlife areas' to promote a better understanding of nature and wildlife conservation.
  • The new guidelines will be applicable for sites falling in forests, wildlife areas and eco-sensitive zones.
  • The guidelines emphasise the engagement of local communities in a manner that enriches local economies and encourage sustainable use of indigenous material
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 National Affairs

11. Venkaiah Naidu unveils SACRED portal for senior citizens in India

  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu launched “SACRED portal” for senior citizens in India. 
  • Portal has been developed by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in order to provide a platform for senior citizens seeking employment opportunities.
  • Full form of SACRED is “Senior Able Citizens for Re-Employment in Dignity.
  • Citizens aged 60 and more can register on this portal and find jobs & work opportunities.
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Daily GK Update: 2nd October 2021

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