Current Affairs for BANK, IBPS Exams - 30 July 2021
Current Affairs for BANK, IBPS Exams - 30 July 2021
Playback singer AshaBhosle won the 2021 Maharashtra Bhushan Award by the Government of Maharashtra
The Maharashtra Bhushan Selection Committee chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray today unanimously selected legendary playback singer AshaBhosle for the prestigious award.
Maharashtra cultural affairs minister AmitDeshmukh said the Maharashtra BhushanPuraskar will be given to legendary playback singer AshaBhosle for the year 2021.
The minister visited the residence of the veteran singer and congratulated her by giving a flower bouquet.
Ms. Bhosle in her reaction said that it is like praises showered upon her by her own family.
She said the threat of COVID-19 still looms large, besides, the devastating heavy rains and floods in Chiplun, Sangli, Kolhapur has caused tremendous loss. Therefore she requested the government to organise the felicitation programme after the situation gets back to normalcy.
International Tiger Day has been created so that people around the world can raise awareness for tiger conservation. The aim of the day is to help promote a worldwide system whereby we are dedicated to protecting tigers and their natural habitats.
We can also use this day to support tiger conservation issues and to raise awareness. After all, when more people are aware of something, they are going to be more inclined to help, and that is why this day is so important.
There are a number of different issues that tigers all around the world face. There are a number of treats that are driving tigers close to extinction, and we can do our bit to make sure that we do not lose these incredible creatures. Some of the threats that tigers face include poaching, conflict with humans, and habitat loss.
Poaching and the illegal trade industry is a very worrying one. This is the biggest threat that wild tigers face. Demand for tiger bone, skin, and other body parts is leading to poaching and trafficking. This is having a monumental impact on the sub-populations of tigers, resulting in localized extinctions. We often see tiger skins being used in home decor.
Parliament passed the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, to improve the availability of working capital for MSMEs
Parliament on Thursday passed the Factoring Regulation (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which will help the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector by ensuring enhanced working capital assistance and cash flow for it.
The bill, that was passed in the RajyaSabha on Thursday, had been cleared by the LokSabha on July 26.
The legislation, helmed by Finance Minister NirmalaSitharaman, was passed after only a 15 minutes discussion amid vociferous protests by opposition MPs over Pegasus, inflation and farmers issues.
"It is a very important Bill which will benefit the MSMEs of this country because a difficulty is constantly expressed by the MSME that their receivables are getting delayed. As a result, there is a provision of selling their receivables to a third party. If the third party is going to make an immediate availability of funds, they shall be able to move their business smoothly.
Central Government launched Secured Logistics Documents Exchange
The government launched a secured logistics document exchange platform for digital exchange of logistics-related papers and a calculator for greenhouse gas emissions for choosing the sustainable and right mode of transport for freight movements.
The digital initiative is now set to improve logistics efficiency, reduce logistics cost and promote multi-modality and sustainability in a big way, the commerce ministry said in a statement.
The platform is a solution to replace the present manual process of generation, exchange and compliance of logistics documents with a digitised, secure and seamless document exchange system.
::Science and tech::
ISRO to launch a satellite for natural disaster monitoring
In the third quarter of 2021-22, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch EOS-3, a geo-imaging satellite, capable of near-real time monitoring of natural disasters like floods and cyclones according to statement made by Jitendra Singh on Thursday to the RajyaSabha — the Upper Indian House. Singh is the Minister of State for Science & Technology, also in charge of Space.
The satellite is capable of imaging the country four to five times a day and apart from monitoring natural disasters, the satellite will also be able to monitor water bodies, crops, vegetation condition, and forest cover changes among others, Singh affirmed in a written reply.
He also said the first developmental flight of Small Satellite Launch Vehicle (SSLV) is scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2021 from SatishDhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota. ISRO has enabled SSLV to be developed as a cost-effective, three stage, all-solid launch vehicle with a payload capability of 500 kg to 500 km planar orbit or 300 kg to Sun Synchronous Polar Orbit.
SSLV is ideal for on-demand, quick turn-around launch of small satellites. The major technologies associated with SSLV are flexible nozzle control with electro-mechanical actuators for all stages, miniaturized avionics, and a velocity-trimming module in the upper stage for precise satellite injection, Singh added.
In reply to a separate question, the Minister said the Space Activities Bill, which relates to the regulation and promotion of private players in space sector, is under active consideration by the government, which is in the process of creating an ecosystem to encourage more private participation in indigenous production of space technologies, services and devices.
Tokyo 2020: Djokovic loses to Zverev at Olympics, ending Golden Slam bid
There will be no Golden Slam for Novak Djokovic. The top-ranked Serb lost to Alexander Zverev of Germany 1-6, 3-6, 6-1 Friday in the semifinals of the tennis tournament at the Tokyo Olympics.
Djokovic was attempting to become the first man to win all four Grand Slam tournaments and Olympic gold in the same year. He won the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon this year and needed the Olympic and U.S. Open titles to complete the collection. Steffi Graf in 1988 remains the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Slam.