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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

28th Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise ‘SIMBEX’ 2021 held in South China Sea28th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise ‘Simbex’i.On September 2-4, 2021, the 3 days 28th Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise ‘SIMBEX-2021’ was held between the Indian Navy and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) in the southern edge of the South China Sea. It was hosted by RSN as ‘at sea only’ i.e. without any physical interactions due to COVID-19.
ii.The India Navy was represented by the following:

  • Guided Missile Destroyer INS (Indian Naval Ship) Ranvijay with a ship borne helicopter,
  • ASW (Anti-submarine warfare) Corvette INS Kiltan
  • Guided Missile Corvette INS Kora
  • P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

About Singapore:
Capital– Singapore
Currency– Singapore dollar
Prime Minister– Lee Hsien Loong
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Tripartite Karbi Anglong Agreement inked between Union & Assam State Govt with KAACKarbi Agreement – another milestone in PM’s vision of “Insurgency free prosperous North East”i.In order to foster peace and prosperity in Assam, on September 4, 2021, the Central Government has signed a tripartite Karbi Anglong Agreement/Memorandum of Settlement under which all conditions of the Karbi people will be fulfilled in a stipulated time.
ii.Karbis are major ethnic community of Assam.
iii.It was signed between the Central Government, Assam Government, and Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) in the presence of Union Minister Amit Shah, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA); Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Ministry of Shipping and Waterways; Assam chief minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma; and Chief Executive Member of KAAC, Tuliram Ronghang, among other representitives in New Delhi.
iv.As a part of agreement, there will be investment of Rs 1,000 crore by the Union and Assam government for development of the Karbi Anglong area in the next 5 years
About Assam:
Governor– Professor Jagdish Mukhi
Wildlife sanctuaries: Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Sonai Rupai Wildlife Sanctuary, and Bherjan – Borajan – Padumoni Wildlife Sanctuary
Zoological Park- Assam State Zoo (Green Lung)
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GSITI, Hyderabad Launched Website to Offer Earth Science Courses

The Geological Survey of India Training Institute (GSITI), Hyderabad, launched its 24×7 Website to offer round the clock accessibility to various online courses on earth sciences to its stakeholders.

  • This is in line with the Digital India Campaign of the Government of India.
  • The beta version of the website is designed to cater to the training needs of the geoscience fraternity.
  • The site hosts more than 33 recorded training courses and awards completion certificates.

ECI organises 2-day SVEEP Consultation Workshop

In August 2021, the Election Commission of India (ECI) organised a 2-day long SVEEP  (Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation) Consultation Workshop to plan voter & booth centric strategies and also to guide new voters on ethical voting. Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, participated in the event that reviewed State SVEEP Plans and conducted comprehensive strategies for the upcoming elections.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

PM Addressed the 6th EEF; Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Participated in EEF; OVL, IOC Signed MoU with Russia’s Gazprom Prime Minister's Virtual-Address at 6th Eastern Economic Forum 2021In September 2021, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi virtually addressed the plenary session of the 6th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) i.e. the 2021 edition of EEF, which was held in Vladivostok, Russia.

  • The PM stressed the importance of greater economic and commercial engagement between the two nations in line with the ‘Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership’.
  • Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri led the Indian delegation of Indian oil and gas companies to have a 5-day visit to Russia from September 1 to 5, 2021. Under the visit, he attended the 6th EEF in Vladivostok, Russia.
  • ONGC Videsh Ltd, the overseas arm of Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC), and the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) with Russia’s Gazprom for cooperation in the hydrocarbon sector. The MoU was signed at the 6th EEF.

About Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas (MoPNG):
Union Minister – Hardeep Singh Puri (Constituency – Uttar Pradesh)
Minister of State (MoS) – Rameswar Teli (Constituency – Dibrugarh, Assam)
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Overview of EAM Jaishankar’s Visit to Slovenia, Croatia, DenmarkEAM Jaishankar visited three Central European countriesIndia’s External Affairs Minister (EAM) Subrahmanyam Jaishankar paid a visit to Slovenia (2-3rd September 2021), Croatia (3 September 2021) and Denmark (4-5 September 2021) to review the bilateral relationship and strengthen India’s cooperation with the 3 European countries.
Key Points
i.EAM was invited to attend the 2021 Bled Strategic Forum (BSF), an annual international conference which was held in Slovenia and participate in the panel discussion on ‘Partnership for a Rules-Based Order in the Indo-Pacific’.

  • India was the only Asian country and one of 3 non-European countries along with the USA and Kenya to be invited for the 2021 BSF.

ii.EAM visited Denmark from September 4 to 5 2021 and co-chaired the 4th round of the Indo-Danish Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) along with Jeppe Kofod, Foreign Minister of Denmark.

  • Denmark is the only country with which India is having a green strategic partnership, which was held in September 2020.

About Slovenia:
Capital – Ljubljana
Currency – Euro
President – Borut Pahor
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Indian Army participates in ‘International Army Games – 2021’ hosted by Russia; India announces Defence Procurement from RussiaIndian Army participated in International Army Games 2021 in RussiaThe 7th edition of the International Army Games 2021 that was held between 22nd August and 4th September saw the participation of the Indian Army. A 101-member contingent was sent by the Indian army to participate in various army games that were hosted by Russia.
Participating events – Army Scout Masters Competition (ASMC), Elbrus ring, polar star, sniper frontier and safe route games.
i.India finalised deal with Russia for the purchase of around 70,000 AK-203 assault rifles to replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) 5.56mm*45mm assault rifle.
ii.United Shipbuilding Corporation of Russia confirmed that the delivery of first Krivak or Talwar Class stealth frigate(War Ship) out two to India by the mid of 2023 due to delay caused by the pandemic.
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India, Moroccan Navies Conducted 1st Maritime Partnership Exercise; INS Tabar reaches Egypt’s AlexandriaINS Tabar Exercises With Moroccan NavyThe Indian Navy has conducted the 1st ever Maritime Partnership Exercise with the Moroccan Navy.

  • Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tabar, the 3rd Warship of the Talwar class frigate built for the Indian Navy in Russia, participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise with Royal Moroccan Navy ship ‘Lieutenant Colonel Arrahman’ off Casablanca port as a part of its ongoing 4-month deployment (June to September 2021) across Europe & Africa.
  • INS Tabar has reached Alexandria harbour in Egypt.
  • Navy ships that have visited Alexandria for Exercise Bright Star with Egypt are also present for the reception of INS Tabar.
  • ‘Exercise Bright Star 2021’: Egypt Army hosted the joint military exercise ‘Bright Star 2021’, the largest multinational military training in the Middle East.

About Morocco:
Capital –  Rabat
Currency – Moroccan dirham
Prime Minister – Saad-Eddine El Othmani
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China organises “Shared Destiny-2021” – a Joint Military exercise with Pakistan, Mongolia & Thailand 

The 1st ever joint Military exercise – “Shared Destiny-2021” to be held between China, Pakistan, Mongolia & Thailand from September 6 to 15 at China’s Henan’s Queshan county. The military exercise that is organised by China will work on multinational peacekeeping live exercises, in line with the United Nations – “Action for Peacekeeping”.

BANKING & FINANCE

ADB Provides USD 150 million Loan for Urban Housing Projects in Tamil NaduADB clears $150 million loan for urban poor housing project in Tamil NaduThe Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a USD 150 million loan for building sustainable housing projects for Urban Poor in Tamil Nadu.

  • From this loan the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) will construct houses in 9 different locations.

Objective- To provide safe, affordable housing infrastructure and services to vulnerable sections.
Highlights:
i.The loan will facilitate access to inclusive, resilient and sustainable housing projects in the slums areas.
ii.It will boost the economic growth of Tamil Nadu as it contributes 8.54% to India’s Gross Domestic Product(GDP).
iii.TNSCB will construct houses and relocate about 6000 households vulnerable to natural hazards to safer locations.
iv.The Directorate of Town and Country Planning of Tamil Nadu will make plans to map the economic and infrastructure development.
v.The ADB is providing assistance to the USD 1.5 million Technical Assistance(TA) grant from its Technical Assistant Special Fund. It will enhance capacity building of government agencies. The technical assistance programmes like graduation programmes for vulnerable relocated beneficiaries etc.
About Asian Development Bank (ADB)
President- Masatsugu Asakawa
Headquarters- Manila, Philippine
About Tamil Nadu
National Park- Mudumalai National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary- Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve,Gulf of Mannar Biosphere Reserve, Agasthyamalai Biosphere Reserve
Tiger Reserve- Kalakad Mundanthurai tiger reserve,Anamalai Tiger reserve, Mudumalai tiger reserve

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS        

Shailendra Singh wins Behler Turtle Conservation Award 2021 Indian biologist wins global award in turtle conservationIndian biologist Shailendra Singh has conferred with 2021 Behler Turtle Conservation Award also known as ‘’Nobel Prize for Turtle Conservation” for bringing three critically endangered turtle conservation species back from the edge of extinction. The award has been bestowed by many global bodies including Turtle Survival Alliance(TSA), Turtle Conservation Fund (TSF), Turtle Conservancy (TC),  International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) /Species Survival Commission (SSC) Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG) etc.
Highlights

  • Shailendra Singh has been named to lead the Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA)/Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) India Turtle programme.
  • Now the work has been started in four priority conservation areas, it protects 29 out of 18 turtle and tortoise species, including critically endangered.

(Note- There are 29 species of freshwater turtles and tortoises in the country.)
Why was he given this award?
He was awarded for bringing three critically endangered turtle conservation species back from the brink of extinction. These species are red-crowned roofed turtle (Batagur kachuga), northern river terrapin (Batagur baska), and black softshell turtle (Nilssonia nigricans).
Currently these turtles are being conserved as a part of TSA India’s research, conservation and breeding education programme at sites of the country. Such as
i.The Northern River Terrapin (Batagur baska) is being conserved at the Sunderbans.
ii.The Red-crowned Roofed Turtle (Batagur kachuga) of  Chambal River region.
iii.The Black Softshell Turtle (Nilssonia nigricans) at different temples in Assam.
About Behler Turtle Conservation Award:

  • Established in 2006, it is a major annual international award honoring excellence in the field of tortoise and freshwater turtle conservation and biology, and leadership in the chelonian conservation and biology community.
  • Also referred to as the “Nobel Prize” of Turtle Conservation.
  • Co-presented by Turtle Survival Alliance (TSA), IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, Turtle Conservancy, and Turtle Conservation Fund.

About Turtle Survival Alliance(TSA):
It was formed in 2001 as an International Union for Conservation of Nature(IUCN) partnership for sustainable captive management of freshwater turtles and tortoises.
Aim: To achieve ” Zero Turtle Extinction in the 21st Century”.
(Note- World Turtle Day is celebrated on 23rd May.
The KURMA app was launched by the government for the conservation of turtles in India).

APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATIONS          

Olympic Medalist Lovlina Borgohain named Brand Ambassador of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan in AssamSamagra Shiksha AbhiyanOn the occasion of 60th Teacher’s Day The State Education  Minister of Assam, Ranoj Pegu appointed Olympian Lovlina Borgohain as the brand ambassador of the Samagra Sikhsha Abhiyan(SSA)  in the state of Assam.
Highlights

  • The state department presented Anundoram Baruah Award 2018 to Professor(Late) Taburam Taid.
  • In order to increase digital learning, Tata Institute of Social Sciences(TISS) is also collaborating with the state government.

About Lovlina Borgohain
i.She won the Bronze medal in the 2020 Tokyo summer Olympic under 69kg category.
ii.She also became the 2nd Indian female boxer, after MC Mary Kom, to win an Olympic Bronze.
iii.She belongs to Golaghat district of Assam.
About Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan(SSA)
i.Samagra Shiksha  Abhiyan(SSA), the Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) for School Education of students from pre-school to class XII, was launched in 2018.
ii.It aims to provide support for the implementation of the ‘Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education’ (RTE) Act, 2009.
iii.It subsumed Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) and Teacher Education (TE).
iv.It is implemented by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education.

Prashant Kumar, President of Bar Association of India, Elected to the Board of ILACPrashant KumarPrashant Kumar the president of the Bar Association of India has been unanimously elected to the board of directors of the International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC), with effect from 2nd September 2021.
He became the 2nd Asian to serve on the board of directors of ILAC.

  • ILAC is a Sweden based international non-governmental organisation dedicated to strengthening the rule of law, empowering legal professionals, and ensuring equal access to justice.

About Prashant Kumar:
i.Prashant Kumar has served as the President of LAWASIA (The Law Association for Asia and the Pacific) from 2015-2017.
ii.He has played major roles in constitutional matters related to pricing of natural resources, dissolution of Legislative Assembly, disqualification of members of Assembly, powers of Speaker of the House and matters under Prevention of Corruption Act at various High Courts and Supreme Court among others.
iii.He heads KPA Legal, a boutique law firm with a clientele that includes MNCs and major corporate houses in India.
About International Legal Assistance Consortium (ILAC):
ILAC comprises more than 50 legal organisations and experts representing over 3 million legal professionals across the globe.
President– Elizabeth Howe, United Kingdom
Headquarters– Enskede, Sweden

ENVIRONMENT

New Species of Gecko Discovered in Goa Named Hemiphyllodactylus goaensisResearchers discover new species of gecko in Goa Hemiphyllodactylus goaensisScientists of the Department of Zoology, Goa University and the Thackeray Wildlife Foundation, Mumbai, discovered a new species of slender gecko on the campus of Goa University. It was commonly termed as Goan slender gecko.

  • The species belongs to the Hemiphyllodactylus genus and it was given a scientific name after Goa (as it was found there) – Hemiphyllodactylus goaensis. It is the only 2nd Indian Hemiphyllodactylus known from a distance of 100 m above sea level.

Key Points:
i.It is the smallest known species of Hemiphyllodactylus genus (with a maximum length of 32 mm) and it is the 1st species of animal to be discovered from Goa University.
ii.The species is found in two different locations viz, the Western Ghats region and Chandor, Goa.
iii.Prior to the gecko, a cecilian and a crab that were found in Goa also have been named after the Goa.
iv.The research study was led by Akansh Khandekar, Thackeray Wildlife Foundation and the other members of the research team include Dikansh S. Parmar, Nitin Sawant, and Ishan Agarwal.
About Goa: 
Chief Minister –  Pramod Sawant
Wildlife Sanctuary – Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
Airport – Goa International Airport

SPORTS

Max Verstappen wins F1 Dutch Grand PrixMax Verstappen wins F1 Dutch Grand PrixRed Bull Racing Honda’s Max Verstappen (23 years) from the Netherlands won the 2021 Formula 1(F1) Heineken Dutch Grand Prix held at the Circuit Zandvoort in the dunes north of Zandvoort, the Netherlands from 3rd to 5th September 2021. This victory also marks his 7th win of the season and the 17th win of his career.
The 2021 F1 Dutch Grand Prix was organised by Dutch Grand Prix(DGP).
F1 Dutch Grand Prix:

  • Mercedes drivers Lewis Hamilton (United Kingdom(UK)) and Valtteri Bottas(Finland) finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.
  • Dutch Grand Prix was held after 36 years & Max Verstappen was its 1st winner. The last Dutch GP was held in 1985.
  • With this victory, Max Verstappen gained 3 points ahead of the defending world champion Lewis Hamilton who finished the race in 2nd.
  • The F1 Championships are organised by Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA).

About Max Verstappen:
i.Max Verstappen is a Belgian-Dutch F1 racing driver with Red Bull Racing (competing as Red Bull Racing Honda) – F1 teams owned by Red Bull, a beverage company.
ii.At the age of 18, Max Verstappen won the 2016 Spanish Grand Prix and became the youngest ever driver and the 1st Dutch driver to win an F1 Grand Prix.

OBITUARY

Indian Cricketer and Coach, Vasoo Paranjape Passed away

Former Indian cricketer and renowned coach, Vasoo Paranjape passed away in Mumbai, Maharashtra. He played cricket between 1956 and 1970 for Mumbai and Vadodara, Gujarat and served as a coach at National Cricket Academy and was also appointed as director of coaching by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in the 1980s.

  • His son Jatin co-authored a book along with cricket journalist Anand Vasu based on the life story of Vasudeo Paranjape titled ‘Cricket Drona: For the Love of Vasoo Paranjape’.
  • As a coach, he contributed more to improving the careers of eminent cricketers including Sunil Gavaskar, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Rohit Sharma, among others.

Former Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju Passed Away in Tamil NaduKeshav Desiraju, former Union Health Secretary and grandson of former first  President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, passed away at the age of 66 years in Chennai, Tamil Nadu due to “acute coronary syndrome“.
About Keshav Desiraju:
i.He was an IAS officer of 1978 batch of Uttarakhand cadre.
ii.He played an important role during the  drafting of the Mental Healthcare Bill, 2016.
iii.He has also been credited with several awareness initiatives undertaken by the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Science.
iv.Book-

  • Keshav Desiraju has written a book on legendary Carnatic singer M.S. Subbulakshmi, titled Of Gifted Voice: The Life and Art of M.S. Subbulakshmi.
  • He had also co-edited “Healers or Predators? Healthcare Corruption in India”, a book on corruption in the healthcare system in 2018 with Samitan Nundy and Sanjay Nagral.

BOOKS & AUTHORS

New Book “Bullets Over Bombay: Satya and the Hindi Film Gangster” Authored by Uday Bhatia

The new book titled ‘Bullets Over Bombay: Satya and the Hindi Film Gangster’ authored by Film Critic Uday Bhatia details the making of Ram Gopal Varma’s 1998 film ‘Satya’. The book is published by HarperCollins Publishers India.

  • The book revisits the making of the film with testimonies from Ram Gopal Varma, Anurag kashyap, Manoj Bajpayee, Vishal Bhardwaj and others.

IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Charity 2021 – September 5International Day ofThe United Nations (UN)’s International Day of Charity is annually observed across the globe on 5th September to recognise the role of charity in attenuating humanitarian crises and human suffering across the globe.
The day also commemorates the death anniversary of Nobel laureate Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
Objective of the Day: 
To sensitize and mobilize people, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and other stakeholders across the globe to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.
Background:
i.The International Day of Charity was first celebrated by the Hungarian civil society with the support of government of Hungary.
ii.The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted the resolution A/RES/67/105 on 17th December 2012 and proclaimed the 5th September of every year as the International Day of Charity.
iii.The first International Day of Charity was observed on 5th September 2013. 
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National Teachers Day 2021 – September 5National Teachers Day - September 5 2021National Teachers day is annually observed across India on 5th September to commemorate the birth anniversary of the respected teacher and prolific statesman Bharat Ratna awardee Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan, the first Vice president of India and the 2nd President of India.  He was born on 5th September 1888 in Tiruttani, Madras Presidency (Now Tamil Nadu).
President Ram Nath Kovind awarded National Teachers’ Award 2021:
On the occasion of National Teachers Day 2021, Ram Nath Kovind, President of India, presented the National Teachers Awards 2021 to the 44 teachers who were selected from all over India.
Shikshak Parv 2021 5th to 17th September:
i.The National Teachers Day 2021, 5th September 2021, also marks the beginning of Shikshak Parv 2021, which will be celebrated till 17th September 2021 through virtual mode.
ii.The decision to celebrate the Shikshak Parv was made by the Department of School Education & Literacy(DOSEL), Ministry of Education(MoE).
About Ministry of Education(MoE):
Union Minister–  Dharmendra Pradhan (Rajya Sabha- Madhya Pradesh)
Minister of State– Annpurna Devi (Kodarma- Jharkhand); Subhas Sarkar (Bankura- West Bengal); Rajkumar Ranjan Singh (Inner Manipur- Manipur)
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STATE NEWS

In a first, Punjab inks MoU with AMCHAM India to promote investmentPunjab signs MoU with Amcham India to promote investment, ease of businessOn September 4, 2021, the Punjab state government and the American Chamber of Commerce in India (Amcham India) signed a first-of-its-kind Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during the virtual 29th annual general meeting of the Amcham India.

  • It will promote investment in the state and enhance ease of doing business for the US (United States) member companies.
  • There will be formation of a joint working group (JWG), which will include members from Invest Punjab and Amcham India.

Signatories:
The MoU was signed by the CEO (Chief Executive Officer) of Invest Punjab, Rajat Agarwal and the programme director of Amcham India, Wing Commander Rajiv Anand, in the presence of Punjab’s principal secretary, investment promotion, Hussan Lal.
Key Points:
i.Global companies such as Amazon, Walmart, Quark, Cargill, Tyson, John Deere, Gates, Schreiber, Pepsi, Coca Cola, Teleperformance, Compu-Vision Consulting and Netsmartz Infotech are among the 20 firms which chose Punjab as their preferred investment destination.
ii.Invest Punjab or Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion was set up by the state government in 2013 for facilitation of investors who want to set up a business in Punjab.
About Punjab:
Chief Minister– Captain Amarinder Singh
Airports– Sahnewal Airport, Pathankot Airport, and Patiala Airport
Heritage Sites– Beas Conservation Reserve, Keshopur-miani Community Reserve, and Nangal Wildlife Sanctuary

Himachal Pradesh Govt Signed 27 MoUs Worth Rs 3307 Crore with Various Industrial OrganisationsHimachal Pradesh govt signs 27 MoUs worth Rs 3,307 crore with various industrial organisationsThe Government of Himachal Pradesh has signed 27 Memorandums of Understanding(MoUs) worth Rs 3307 crore with various industrial organisations which are capable of providing direct and indirect employment opportunities to more than 15000 people.
Rakesh Kumar Prajapati Deputy Commissioner, Kangra at Dharamshala signed the MoU on the behalf of the government of Himachal Pradesh.
Features of the MoUs:
i.6 MoUs worth Rs 1000 crore were signed to establish ethanol plants in Himachal Pradesh. This is in line with the target of the government of India for blended fuel and making India self-reliant.
ii.The State government of Himachal Pradesh offers distinct advantages to the investors such as Affordable land cost, high quality and reliable power supply, proactive and accessible administration.
Additional info:
i.The state government has received proposals to make investments in various sectors such as ethanol, medical devices, education and skill development, pharmaceuticals, paper manufacturing, food processing, healthcare, automobile, electronics manufacturing and industrial infrastructure.
ii.The government of Himachal Pradesh has also made provisions of incentives and concessions in its industrial investment policy 2019 to establish private industrial areas and theme parks.
About Himachal Pradesh:
Chief Minister– Jai Ram Thakur
Wildlife Sanctuary– Gamgul-Siyabehi Wildlife Sanctuary; Kais Wildlife Sanctuary; Kalatop-Khajjiar Wildlife Sanctuary
Zoological park– Dhauladhar Nature Park (Gopalpur Zoo); Renuka Zoo

Manipur CM N Biren Singh Launched COVID-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme

Manipur Chief Minister(CM) N Biren Singh launched a COVID-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme to provide assistance to those who had been severely affected by the COVID-19 in the state.

  • Under the start-up scheme, the first installment of Rs 2500 was planned to be disbursed to 6,276 applicants bearing a total amount of around Rs 1.56 crore.

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S.no   Current Affairs 7 September 2021
1 28th Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) 2021 held in South China Sea
2 Tripartite Karbi Anglong Agreement inked between Union & Assam State Govt with KAAC
3 GSITI, Hyderabad Launched Website to Offer Earth Science Courses
4 ECI organises 2-day SVEEP Consultation Workshop
5 PM Addressed the 6th EEF; Petroleum Minister Hardeep Singh Puri Participated in EEF; OVL, IOC Signed MoU with Russia’s Gazprom
6 Overview of EAM Jaishankar’s Visit to Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark
7 Indian Army participates in ‘International Army Games – 2021’ hosted by Russia; India announces Defence Procurement from Russia
8 India, Moroccan Navies Conducted 1st Maritime Partnership Exercise; INS Tabar reaches Egypt’s Alexandria
9 China organises “Shared Destiny-2021” – a Joint Military exercise with Pakistan, Mongolia & Thailand
10 ADB Provides USD 150 million Loan for Urban Housing Projects in Tamil Nadu
11 Shailendra Singh wins Behler Turtle Conservation Award 2021
12 Olympic Medalist Lovlina Borgohain named Brand Ambassador of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan in Assam
13 Prashant Kumar, President of Bar Association of India, Elected to the Board of ILAC
14 New Species of Gecko Discovered in Goa Named Hemiphyllodactylus goaensis
15 Max Verstappen wins F1 Dutch Grand Prix
16 Indian Cricketer and Coach, Vasoo Paranjape Passed away
17 Former Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju Passed Away in Tamil Nadu
18 HarperCollins presents ‘Bullets Over Bombay’ by Uday Bhatia
19 International Day of Charity 2021 – September 5
20 National Teachers Day 2021 – September 5
21 In a first, Punjab inks MoU with AMCHAM India to promote investment
22 Himachal Pradesh govt signs 27 MoUs worth Rs 3,307 crore with various industrial organisations
23 Manipur CM Launched COVID-19 Affected Livelihood Support Scheme