Current Affairs for BANK, IBPS Exams - 06 September 2021

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Current Affairs for BANK, IBPS Exams - 06 September 2021


Maharashtra government to set up Science City in the name of Rajiv Gandhi in Pune

  • It will be known as ‘Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Science City’ in Pimpri- Chinchwad Municipal Corporation in Pune.
  • After the state government had announced the IT Awards in the name of Rajiv Gandhi and earlier, Assam Cabinet decided to rename Rajiv Gandhi National Park as Orang National Park, The Maharashtra Chief Minister UddhavThackrey has now decided to set up Science City after Rajiv Gandhi’s name.
  • On the other hand, the Maharashtra government has launched a special mission to help women who have lost their husbands due to the coronavirus. Moreover, the state government has decided to provide an array of services under one roof. This new programme “Mission Vatsalya” has been curated for widows, especially from rural areas who come from poor backgrounds and deprived sections.
  • According to reports, at least 15,095 women lost their husbands due to COVID-19 in the last 18 months. In addition, a total of 14,661 women have been listed by the District Task Force, WCD Department staff, child development project officers, local unit officers and Anganwadi workers are visiting homes of such women and providing them with these services. Furthermore, the department has reached out to about 10,500 women.

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GauriLankesh Day will be celebrated every year on 5th September in the Canadian city of Barnaby

  • The proclamation is issued by Mike Hurley, the Mayor of Burnaby, Canada. It stated that Lankesh was a courageous Indian journalist who stood up for truth and justice. Not only did she challenge superstition and social evils but also dedicated her life to serving the poor and the oppressed. Hurley noted that Lankesh sacrificed  her life four years ago in her fight against repression and for human rights.
  • The Canadians of Indian heritage commemorate her death on September 5 every year. Hurley further said that Burnaby celebrates the diversity of its community. It also recognises the contribution of the Indo-Canadians to its social, economic and cultural development. “Now, therefore I, Mike Hurley, Mayor of Burnaby, do hereby proclaim September 5th as ‘GauriLankesh Day’ in the City of Burnaby, ”
  • KavithaLankesh is very proud of her sister. She said that she felt the world was not bad after all. In her view, there’s hope for truth, power and freedom of press. The journalist’s brother IndrajeetLankesh also expressed his happiness saying that it’s a proud moment for their family.


Carlyle to raise $1 billion debt to buy Hexaware

  • The Carlyle Group has reached an agreement with a group of banks to raise over $1 billion to support its planned acquisition of Mumbai-based Hexaware Technologies, three people aware of the discussions said.
  • Carlyle has emerged as the preferred bidder for Baring Private Equity Asia owned IT services firm Hexaware for a $3 billion acquisition, Reuters reported last week.
  • If successful, it would be winning a competitive bidding process against peers including KKR & Co. and Bain Capital, as well as French company Teleperformance SE for Hexaware, the agency added.
  • “Carlyle is raising at least $1 billion debt for this acquisition from a clutch of international banks including Nomura, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Barclays as well as others such as BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and Standard Chartered,” one of the three people cited above said on condition of anonymity, as he is not authorized to speak with the media.

Reliance considers $5.7 billion offer for T-Mobile Netherlands

  • Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) is set to make a $5.7 billion non-binding offer to acquire a controlling stake in T-Mobile Netherlands BV, the country’s largest telecom operator, two people aware of the development said.
  • RIL is expected to make the offer within a month and has begun shortlisting lenders to fund the transaction, the people cited above said on the condition of anonymity as the discussions are private. Several top foreign banks are forming a syndicate for financing the acquisition, they said.
  • “RIL has been evaluating the deal for over three months now, and the discussions have progressed substantially since then,” said one of the two people. “AkashAmbani, who leads Reliance Jio, is personally managing the transaction.”
  • Under Ambani’s leadership, Reliance JioInfocomm became India’s largest telecom operator after re-entering the industry in September 2016.
  • “The T-Mobile acquisition will give Jio a foothold in the European telecom market and help it de-risk the business by diversifying into other markets,’’ said the second person.
  • Bloomberg first reported the transaction on August 10. The Bloomberg report said RIL is working with an adviser to evaluate an offer for T-Mobile Netherlands, and Deutsche Telekom is seeking about €5 billion ($5.9 billion) for its stake.

::Science and tech::

Nasa shares photo of sceptre-like object in space captured by Hubble telescope

  • American space agency Nasa recently released the photograph of a relatively rare celestial phenomenon known as a Herbig-Haro object. The image has been captured by the Nasa/ESA Hubble Space Telescope's Wide Field Camera 3.
  • The object is called HH111, Nasa said, adding they develop under very specific circumstances.
  • "The streams of ionized gas then collide with the clouds of gas and dust surrounding newly formed stars at speeds of hundreds of miles per second. It is these energetic collisions that create Herbig-Haro objects such as HH111," the space agency said.
  • Nasa further said that Herbig-Haro objects actually release a lot of light at optical wavelengths, but are difficult to observe because their surrounding dust and gas absorb much of the visible light.
  • The first documented case of Herbig-Haro object was recorded in late 19th century by American astronomer Sherburne Wesley Burnham. He looked at the star T Tauri with the 36-inch refracting telescope.


Tokyo Paralympics 2020: India ranked 24th with 19 medals

  • Ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, India's cumulative medal tally over the years stood at a somewhat meagre 12. The best ever showing had been at the 2016 Rio Paralympics where India had won four medals. A lot has however changed over the last few days as India entered the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics with an unprecedented contingent of 54 athletes.
  • As the Tokyo games drew to a close on Sunday, India's medal tally stood at a whopping 19 medals. The list includes five gold, eight silver and six bronze medals. And the cumulative tally has now moved rapidly from 12 to 31.

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