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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

112th Annual Day of NCDC celebrated; Presided by Union Health Minister Mansukh MandaviyaThe 112th Annual Day celebrations of National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) were held in New Delhi. Its function was presided over by Union Minister Mansukh Laxmanbhai Mandaviya, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW).

  • During the event, he virtually inaugurated the Whole Genome Sequencing National Reference Laboratory for Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) and Biosafety level (BSL) 3 Laboratory along with a PG (Paying Guest) hostel and Guest House.

Other Launches:
i.The Union Minister launched the National Health Adaptation Plan on Air Pollution and National Health Adaptation Plan on Heat along with infographics.
ii.He also launched the first newsletter under the ‘National Programme on Climate Change and Human Health’ developed by Centre of Environmental and Occupational Health, Climate Change and Health at NCDC.
iii.The minister along with Minister of State (MoS) Dr. Bharati Pawar, MoHFW unveiled IEC materials (Print, Audio & Video) on 7 priority zoonotic diseases namely Rabies, Scrub Typhus, Brucellosis, Anthrax, CCHF, Nipah, Kyasanur Forest Disease in India created by ‘National One health Programme for prevention and Control of Zoonoses’ under the Division of Zoonotic Disease Programme at NCDC.
Participants:
Rajesh Bhushan, Union Health Secretary; Dr Sunil Kumar, Director General Health Services, Dr. Sujeet Singh, Director, NCDC; Dr Roderico H. Ofrin, WHO (World Health Organization) Representative to India were present during the function.

Haryana Police secures 1st Position in India under CCTNS Haryana secures first position in country with 100 pc markThe Haryana Police with 100 per cent marks, secured the 1st position in India under Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS). Gujarat Police secured the 2nd position, while Himachal Pradesh was placed third.

  • CCTNS was created for a comprehensive and integrated system for effective policing through e-Governance.

Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS)
i.The system was approved by the Cabinet in 2009. An allocation of INR 2000 crores was made for the CCTNS Project.
ii.It is a Mission Mode Project under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of Government of India and is implemented by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB).
About National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB)
It is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs
Director – Ramphal Pawar
Headquarters – New Delhi
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44th Session of WHC: 34 Cultural, Natural sites added to UNESCO Heritage List The Extended 44th Session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) was held in Fuzhou, China from July 16-31, 2021. It was organized by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in cooperation with China.

  • The 44th session was chaired by Tian Xuejun, Vice Minister of Education and Chairperson of the National Commission of China for UNESCO.
  • During the session, 34 properties (29 Cultural & 5 Natural sites) were inscribed on the UNESCO Heritage List.  3 properties were extended.
  • The current session’s inscriptions bring the total number of sites on UNESCO’s World Heritage to 1154.
  • The 45th session of the WHC has been scheduled to take place in Kazan, Russia from June 19-30, 2022, under the Chair of Alexander Kuznetsov.

Indian Sites
i.From India, 2 sites were added to the World Heritage List. They are

ii.India now has 40 UNESCO World Heritage Sites (32 Cultural, 7 Natural & 1 Mixed Property). It enters the Super-40 club for World Heritage Site inscriptions. Apart from India, Italy, Spain, Germany, China and France have 40 or more World Heritage Sites.
iii.Maharashtra has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites (5).
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Union Minister Piyush Goyal Addressed 2nd Indo-US Services SummitUnion Minister Piyush Goyal addressed 2nd Indo-US Services Summit newThe Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal addressed the ‘2nd Indo-US Services Summit’, organised by Indo American Chamber of Commerce (IACC).

  • At the summit, he remarked the 12-fold increase in Services Exports from India to the world over 20 years i.e. from $17 billion in 2001-02 to $205 billion in 2020-21.

Piyush Goyal’s Address:
i.He stated the services trade as an important tool for expanding business ties between India and the US.
ii.He further noted India’s 97 percent recovery of services exports (compared with 2020) and India’s progress to become one of the world’s largest digital markets.
iii.By pointing out the 57 Start-Up Unicorns as an example, he mentioned India’s transition from a ‘low-cost service provider’ to a ‘high value add partner’ and the evolution of back offices in India into brain offices.
iv.The areas where India and the US could cooperate with mutual benefits include Hospitality, Fintech, Agritech, Law, Cybersecurity, Healthcare, tourism, etc.
v.Indo-US combination: He mentioned the combination of the US’s innovation, technology, research & quality education with India’s skilled and intelligent manpower at a competitive cost.
About Ministry of Commerce & Industry:
Union Minister – Piyush Goyal (Constituency – Maharashtra)
Minister of State – Anupriya Singh Patel (Constituency – Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh), Som Parkash (Constituency – Hoshiarpur, Punjab)

BANKING & FINANCE

Indian Bank Signed MoU with SINE, IIT Bombay for Financing Start-ups Indian Bank signs MoU with IIT Bombay for startup financingThe Indian Bank signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Bombay to provide a credit facility to the startups and small businesses through its loan product ‘IND Spring Board’.

  • Background: In October 2020, the Indian Bank launched the ‘IND SpringBoard’ in collaboration with IIT Madras Incubation Cell (IITMIC) to provide a credit facility of Rs 50 crore to start-ups for their working capital requirements.
  • Under the MoU, SINE, IIT Bombay will support the bank by referring the start-ups and the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) that are in need of financial assistance (based on their credentials and past experience).

About Indian Bank:
Establishment – 1907
Headquarters– Chennai, Tamil Nadu
MD & CEO – Padmaja Chunduru
Tagline – Your Own Bank
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SBI Launches ‘SIM Binding’ Feature in YONO, YONO LiteState Bank of India (SBI) has launched a ‘SIM Binding’ feature in its digital banking platform YONO (You Only Need One), YONO Lite.

  • The technology allows Only one user per device with a Registered Mobile Number (RMN). It is aimed at protecting customers from various digital frauds.
  • The SIM Binding feature will work with the basic rule of One Mobile Device – One User – One RMN.

YONO 
i.YONO the integrated digital banking platform of SBI is India’s 1st comprehensive digital service platform.
ii.It was launched on 10th December, 2017 by Former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
About State Bank of India (SBI)
Establishment – 1st July 1955
Chairman – Dinesh Kumar Khara
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra
Tagline – The Banker to Every Indian

Rs 24,356 crore of unclaimed deposit lying with SCBs; Performance-based challenge fund of Rs 8,000 cr recommended to StatesRs 24,356 crore of unclaimed deposit lying with Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs)i.In accordance with the information provided by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the total amount of unclaimed deposits of Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) was Rs. 24,356 crore, as on July 31, 2020.
ii.The 15th Finance Commission, in its latest report to the Centre, has recommended a performance-based challenge fund of Rs 8,000 crore to 8 states for incubation of new cities.
iii.The amount available for each proposed new city is Rs 1,000 crore and a state can have only one new city under the proposed scheme.
About Ministry of Finance:
Union Minister– Nirmala Sitharaman (Constituency – Karnataka).
Ministers of State– Pankaj Chaudhary, and Dr. Bhagwat Kishanrao Karad
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PhonePe Launched UPI-based AutoPay Functionality for MF SIP InvestmentsPhonePe Launches UPI-based AutoPay for Mutual Fund SIP InvestmentsPhonePe launched the UPI based AutoPay functionality for its Mutual Fund (MF) Systematic Investment Plans (SIPs) offerings, became the 1st digital investment platform in India to introduce such a feature.

  • The UPI AutoPay will enable its customers to set up their MF SIPs in 3 steps: Selecting the fund, Entering the monthly SIP investment amount, and Authentication with a UPI PIN to make regular investments.
  • The UPI AutoPay option for SIP is available for all the existing and new investors on the PhonePe app.
  • The UPI AutoPay was made available, even when the PhonePe customers opt for monthly SIPs through any of the MF investment options available on PhonePe

What is SIP?
i.SIP is an investment route offered by MF wherein one can invest a fixed amount in an MF scheme of their choice at regular intervals.
ii.SIPs are open-ended, i.e. customers can initiate, pause, restart, and terminate a SIP at any time.
About PhonePe:
The platform has over 307 million registered users.
Establishment – 2015, Flipkart acquired PhonePe in 2016
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka
CEO – Sameer Nigam

SEBI Ordered Forensic Audit of MSE’s Accounts

SEBI (Securities and Exchange Board of India) has ordered a forensic audit into the workings of the Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India (MSEI) Ltd formally known as MCX SX, on allegations of mismanagement and financial irregularities.
A forensic audit will detect any mis-statement in financials, mis-appropriation or diversion of funds.

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Cyrus Poonawalla to receive Lokmanya Tilak National Award 2021Dr. Cyrus Poonawalla, Founder and Chairman of the Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune has been selected for Lokmanya Tilak National Award, 2021.
i.Poonawalla will be honoured for his work during the COVID-19 pandemic by manufacturing Covishield vaccine and thereby saving many lives.
ii.Under his leadership, Covishield vaccines were produced on a larger scale at affordable prices in a record period of time.
iii.Currently, SII is the World’s Largest Vaccine Manufacturer by the number of doses produced and sold globally.
Lokmanya Tilak National Award
i.It is awarded annually since 1983 by Lokmanya Tilak Trust. The award is given on August 1st, the death anniversary of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak. In 2021, due to a pandemic it will be given on August 13.
ii.The award includes a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh and a memento. Several prominent personalities from different walks of life were the recipients of this award.
iii.Lokmanya Tilak National Award-2020 was awarded to Sonam Wangchuk, a renowned Education reformist.
About Serum Institute of India (SII)
CEO – Adar Poonawalla
Headquarters – Pune
About Lokmanya Tilak Trust
President – Deepak Tilak

19-Year Old Pakistan Climber becomes the Youngest to reach the Summit of K2

Shehroze Kashif, a 19-year old from Lahore, Pakistan became the Youngest person in the world to reach the summit of K2 (8,611 metres or 28,251 ft) in Karakoram range on the border of Pakistan and China.

  • In May 2021, Kashif became the Youngest Pakistani to scale Mount Everest (8,849 metres), the highest peak in the world.
  • Pakistan, Nepal, and China are home to the 14 highest peaks in the world, also known as the 8,000ers.

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Govt Appointed Deepak Das as 25th CGADeepak Das takes charge as new ControllerOn August 1, 2021, the Government of India has appointed Deepak Das, the 1986-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) officer as the 25th Controller General of Accounts (CGA) under the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.

  • He replaced Soma Roy Burman, (the 7th women CAS) who held the position from December 2019.
  • Prior to his appointment as CGA, he was the principal chief controller of accounts in the Central Board of Direct Taxes.

About Deepak Das:
i.During his career as ICAS, he held different positions in Ministries such as Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade & Heavy Industries, Environment & Forest, Commerce & Textile, Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Science & Technology, Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Home Affairs, and Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs.
ii.He also served as the Director of the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF), the training academy of the ICAS.
About Controller General of Accounts (CGA):
CGA is the Principal Accounting Adviser to the Government of India, they will set up and manage a better Management Accounting System. They will prepare the accounts of the Union and State Government, and also control the exchequer and internal audits.
Key Points:
i.CGA is not a constitutional body and not an independent body (as it works under the Department of Expenditure).
ii.The duties and responsibilities of the CGA will be provided under the ‘Allocation of Business Rules 1961’.
iii.Article 150: The President forms the accounts of the Union and the States on the advice of the CGA.

India Assumed the UNSC Presidency for August 2021India Assumed the UNSC Presidency for August 2021On August 01, 2021, India, the non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), took over the presidency of the UNSC from France for the month of August 2021. 

  • During its presidency, India will be hosting events related to maritime security, peacekeeping, and counter terrorism.

India, the Non-Permanent Member:
i.India’s 8th term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC under the Asia-Pacific category for 2 years (2021-2022) started on January 1, 2021. Click here to know more
ii.The current presidency for August 2021 was India’s 1st presidency as a non-permanent member during its 8th term.
iv.India’s Policy perspective: India plans to focus on issues related to the international community. On August 9, 2021, India will organise a virtual Open Debate for heads of state and government titled ‘Maintenance of international peace and security: Enhancing maritime security — A case for international cooperation’.
Note – Through rotation India will also serve the presidency again in 2022.
About UNSC Presidency:
i.The presidency of the UNSC is held by each of its members in turn for 1 month, following the English alphabetical order of the Member States’ names.
ii.As per the turn, India became the president for the month of August 2021 after France.
iii.UNSC: The 15-member body of the UNSC consists of 5 permanent veto-wielding members and 10 non-permanent members. The 10 non-permanent seats will be allocated based on the regional groups.

  • Permanent Members: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

About United Nations Security Council (UNSC):
UNSC is the only U.N. body that can make legally binding decisions like imposing sanctions and authorizing the use of force.
Establishment – 1945
Headquarters – New York, United States
Ambassador of India to UN – TS Tirumurti

ENVIRONMENT

Researchers discover New Frog Species ‘Minervarya Pentali’ in Western GhatsNewly discovered frog species named afterA team of researchers from Delhi University have discovered a new frog species named Minervarya Pentali in Western Ghats. The new frog species has been named after Professor Deepak Pental – renowned Plant Geneticist and the former Vice chancellor of the Delhi University
i.It belongs to the FamilyDicroglossidae’ and Genus ‘Minervarya’ (Common name- Minnervaryan frogs).
ii.They are endemic to southern Western Ghats and are found especially in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
iii.The new species has been identified based on its unique external morphology, DNA and calling pattern.
iv.The findings have been published in the International Journal ‘Asian Herpetological Research’. Dr. Sonali Garg is the lead author of the study.

  • This study and the authors were funded by University of Delhi; Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India; Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, USA and Global Wildlife Conservation, USA

About Western Ghats

  • Western Ghats is a UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation) world Heritage site & is one of the eight hotspots of biological diversity in the world,
  • It is spread across 6 states (Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu).

SPORTS

F1: Esteban Ocon wins Hungarian Grand Prix 2021Esteban ocon won hungarian grand prixAlpine Renault’s Esteban Ocon (France) won the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix 2021 held at Hungaroring, Budapest, Hungary. It is Esteban Ocon’s maiden F1 victory.

  • Mercedes’ driver Lewis Hamilton (United Kingdom) finished 2nd, while Scuderia Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz Jr (Spain) finished 3rd.
  • Aston Martin Mercedes’ driver Sebastian Vettel (Germany) who finished 2nd in the race was disqualified after the post race inspection which revealed insufficient fuel load.
  • With the 2nd place finish, Lewis Hamilton regained the lead in the F1 2021 Drivers Championship.
  • The F1 Championships are organised by Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

About Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA)
President – Jean Todt
Headquarters – Paris, France

Sri Lanka Cricketer Isuru Udana retires from International CricketSri Lanka cricketer Isuru Udana retires from international cricketSri Lankan All-Rounder Isuru Udana (33) announced his retirement from International cricket. However, Udana will continue playing domestic cricket and will be available for franchise tournaments.

  • Isuru Udana is a left arm bowler. He made his debut in the 2009 T20 World cup held in England.
  • He has played in 21 One Day Internationals (ODIs), 35 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) picking up 45 wickets.

About ICC (International Cricket Council)
Chairman – Greg Barclay
Headquarters – Dubai

OBITUARY

Former England Cricketer Mike Hendrick Passed Away

Former England Cricketer and renowned pace bowler, Mike Hendrick, who has played around 30 tests and 22 One Day Internationals (ODI) representing England has passed away. He hails from Derbyshire, England. He has played a major role in two of England’s Ashes-series victories.

  • He has also played for Derbyshire County Cricket Club from 1969 to 1981, and for Nottinghamshire from 1982 to 1984.
  • He was the leading bowler at the 1979 World Cup who took 10 wickets from 5 matches and he has taken 770 wickets in 267 first-class matches and 35 wickets in 22 ODIs.
  • He was appointed as the first full-time national coach to Ireland in 1995.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

Avtar Singh Bhasin’s New Book Titled “Nehru, Tibet and China”Tibet and China by Avtar Singh BhasinAvtar Singh Bhasin, the publisher of original archival documents, has authored a new book titled “Nehru, Tibet and China”. The book published by Penguin Random House India features the various details and events that took place from the Independence of India to the 1962 Indo-China war.
About the book:
i.This book on the Indo-China relationship focuses on Tibet, boundary issues before the war, occupation of Tibet by China, and the fleeing of the 14th Dalai Lama from Tibet to India.
ii.The authentic and credible narrative of the book is written with the aid of official documents and archives.
About the author:
i.Avtar Singh Bhasin has served in the Ministry of External Affairs for around 30 years and retired in 1993 as the Director of the Historical Division.
ii.He has served in the National Archives of India and the Ministry of Defence.
iii.He has edited and authored various books on South Asian Affairs like India in Sri Lanka: Between Lion & the Tigers; India – Pakistan Relations 1947-2007: A Documentary Study in Ten Volumes; India’s Foreign Relations- 2007: Documents (Part I & Part II).
iv.His 75 pieces on Partition and Freedom were published in the Asian Age from 1st June 1997 to 14th August 1997, which coincides with the golden jubilee celebration of Indian Independence.

Ramesh Narayan Released a Book “A Different Route to Success: It Could Be Yours”Different Route to SuccessFounder of Canco Advertising Ramesh Narayan has released his book titled “A Different Route to Success: It Could Be Yours”. The book published by Notion Press features the professional life of Ramesh Narayan, who has retired from Canco Advertising at the age of 50.
The book highlights various significant events and phases of his life.

  • All the proceeds from the sales of this book will go to the Rotary Club of Bombay.

About Ramesh Narayan:
i.He has served as the Vice President and area director of the International Advertising Association (IAA) APAC region.
ii.He has served as the President of IAA(India) and the president of The Advertising Club and Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI).
Honours:
i.He was inducted into the IAA Hall of Fame in 2014.
ii.The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) honoured him with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
iii.At the inaugural inspire awards held in London, IAA has named him the Global Champion.

IMPORTANT DAYS

World Breastfeeding Week 2021 – August 1 to 7 World BreastfeedingUnited Nations(UN)’s World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is annually observed across the globe from 1st to 7th August to encourage breastfeeding which contributes to the health of babies across the Globe.  The annual observance of the WBW is organised by the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action(WABA).

  • The WBW also commemorates the signing of the Innocenti Declaration in August 1990 in Florence, Italy.
  • The theme of World Breastfeeding Week chosen by WABA is “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility”.

Background:
i.The World Breastfeeding Week is a global campaign of WABA organised in collaboration with the WHO and UNICEF.
ii.World Breastfeeding Week was first observed in 1992.
About World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action(WABA):
Chairperson– Felicity Savage
Executive Director– Amal Omer Salim
Headquarters– Penang, Malaysia
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MoMA observed Muslim Women Rights Day on Aug 1, 2021 in New Delhii.The Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA) decided to observe Muslim Women’s Rights Day annually on August 1 across India to celebrate the enactment of the law against triple talaq.
ii.In this regard, on August 1, 2021, this day was observed at the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) office in New Delhi.
iii.The day also celebrated 2nd anniversary of the enactment of the law against triple talaq in 2019 i.e. Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019.
About Ministry of Minority Affairs (MoMA):
Union Minister – Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (Constituency- Jharkhand)
Minister of State– John Barla (Constituency- Alipurduars, West Bengal)
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International Day of Friendship 2021 – 30 JulyUN International Day ofThe United Nations(UN)’s International Day of Friendship is annually observed across the globe on 30th July to highlight the role of Friendship between people, countries, cultures and individuals towards peace efforts.
The day is also known as ‘Friendship day’
Friendship day in India:
India celebrated Friendship Day on the first Sunday of the month of August.
India’s Friendship Day 2021 was celebrated on 1st August 2021. 
World’s Ambassador of Friendship: 
On 5 August 1997, Nane Annan, wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, named ‘Winnie the Pooh’, a cartoon character, as the world’s ambassador of Friendship at the UN.
Background:
i.The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), adopted the resolution A/65/L.72 in 2011 and proclaimed the 30th July of every year as the International Day of Friendship.
ii.The first UN’s International Day of Friendship was observed on 30th July 2011.
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World Lung Cancer Day 2021 – August 1World Lung Cancer Day is annually observed across the globe on 1st August to create awareness about lung cancer, one of the most common forms of cancer across the globe and the preventive measure against lung cancer. The day also aims to promote overall lung health.
Pearl or white is the colour of the Lung Cancer Awareness ribbon.
Note:
The month of November is observed as Lung Cancer Awareness Month. 
Background:
The World Lung Cancer campaign was first organised by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) in collaboration with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and the American College of Chest Physicians.
About International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC):
President– Dr. Tetsuya Mitsudomi(Japan)
Founded in 1974
Headquarters– Denver, Colorado
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STATE NEWS

Krishikarna Project Launched in Kerala to Promote Hi-tech Farming

Krishikarna project, a joint initiative of State Agri Horticultural Society (SAHS), Sustainable Foundation, and Qore3 Innovations, was launched in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala to promote hi-tech farming.

  • Under the project, a mini polyhouse (a type of greenhouse) will be set up on 2.5 cents of land at a cost of Rs 2.35 lakh.
  • SAHA is a government cooperative society involved in promoting agri-horticultural practices. Sustainable Foundation is a Thiruvananthapuram-based NGO and Qore3 is a start-up to provide ‘end-to-end support for farms’.

Note – Aneesh N Raj, the recipient of the Kerala State award for the best hi-tech farmer (2017-18) was the agronomist with Qore3 Innovations.

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S.no Current Affairs 3 August 2021
1 112th Annual Day of NCDC celebrated; Presided by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
2 Haryana Police secures 1st Position in India under CCTNS
3 44th Session of WHC: 34 Cultural, Natural sites added to UNESCO Heritage List
4 Union Minister Piyush Goyal Addressed 2nd Indo-US Services Summit
5 Indian Bank Signed MoU with SINE, IIT Bombay for Financing Start-ups
6 SBI Launches ‘SIM Binding’ Feature in YONO, YONO Lite
7 Rs 24,356 crore of unclaimed deposit lying with SCBs; Performance-based challenge fund of Rs 8,000 cr recommended to States
8 PhonePe Launches UPI-based AutoPay for Mutual Fund SIP Investments
9 SEBI orders forensic audit of MSEI’s accounts
10 SII chairman Cyrus Poonawalla named recipient of Lokmanya Tilak National Award
11 19-Year Old Pakistan Climber becomes the Youngest to reach the Summit of K2
12 Govt Appointed Deepak Das as 25th CGA
13 India Assumed the UNSC Presidency for August 2021
14 Newly discovered frog species named after renowned plant geneticist:Minervarya Pentali
15 F1: Esteban Ocon wins Hungarian Grand Prix 2021
16 Sri Lanka cricketer Isuru Udana retires from international cricket
17 Former England bowler Mike Hendrick dies at 72
18 Avtar Singh Bhasin’s New Book Titled “Nehru, Tibet and China”
19 Ramesh Narayan Released a Book “A Different Route to Success: It Could Be Yours”
20 World Breastfeeding Week 2021 – August 1 to 7
21 MoMA observed Muslim Women Rights Day on Aug 1, 2021 in New Delhi
22 International Day of Friendship 2021 – 30 July
23 World Lung Cancer Day 2021 – August 1
24 ‘Krishikarna’, a project to promote hi-tech farming, launched in Kerala