In this article, we will discuss all the important current affairs of 22nd July 2021 in detail.
1. The Indian Institute of Heritage will be established in Noida by the government.
- The Indian Institute of Heritage will be established in Noida by the government. This will have an impact on higher education and research in the field of rich Indian heritage and its conservation, leading to Masters and Ph.D. courses in History of Art, Conservation, Museology, Archival Studies, Archaeology, Preventive Conservation, Epigraphy and Numismatics, Manuscriptology, as well as conservation training facilities for the institute’s in-service employees and students.
2. Abdulla Shahid, the Maldives’ Minister of Foreign Affairs, has arrived in India.
- Abdulla Shahid, the Foreign Affairs Minister of the Maldives and the President-Elect of the United Nations’ 76th General Assembly, arrived in New Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and speak with External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar about key international, multilateral, regional, and bilateral issues of mutual interest.
3. In 2020-21, 13,327 kilometres of national highways will be built: Nitin Gadkari is a politician from India.
- Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari announced that his ministry will build 13,327 kilometres of National Highways in 2020-21, averaging 37 kilometres per day.
4. Under the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme, Rs 2.73 lakh crore has been approved: Narayan Rane, Minister of MSME
- Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Narayan Rane announced the introduction of the Emergency Credit Line Guarantee Scheme, which will provide MSMEs with an emergency credit line of up to 4.5 lakh crore rupees backed by a 10% Central Government guarantee. Mr. Rane stated in a written reply in the Lok Sabha that the plan has been sanctioned for 2.73 lakh crore rupees.
5. Uttarakhand celebrates the Shravan Harela Festival.
- Every year, people in the Kumaon area of Uttarakhand and in some parts of Himachal Pradesh celebrate the Hindu festival Harela.
- Shravan is a Hindu festival. Harela is a Hindu festival that commemorates the beginning of the rainy season. It is observed in the Hindu calendar month of Shravan (Monsoon). Harela literally translates to “Day of Green.” People who come from an agricultural background consider it a lucky day because it is the first day of the sowing cycle in their fields. The celebration is marked by prayers for a plentiful harvest and prosperity.
6. The indigenously produced Man-Portable Anti-Tank Missile was successfully flight tested by the DRDO.
- Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested an indigenously produced low weight, fire-and-forget Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile, providing a big boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat and bolstering the Army (MPATGM).
- The missile was fired from a man-portable launcher with a thermal sight, and the target was designed to look like a tank.
7. The DRDO has successfully completed flying tests.
- New Generation Akash Missile DRDO successfully flight-tested the New Generation Akash Missile, a surface-to-air missile, from the Integrated Test Range off the coast of Odisha. The missile system was developed in partnership with other DRDO facilities by the Defence Research and Development Laboratory in Hyderabad.
8.The Sarang helicopter squad of the Indian Air Force is preparing to participate in a Russian air show.
- The Indian Air Force’s Sarang Helicopter Display Team is poised to perform for the first time at the MAKS International Air Show, which will be hosted at Zhukovsky International Airport in Russia. This year’s air show will take place from July 20 to July 25.
9. Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage title has been revoked.
- After a UN committee determined that projects were endangering the city’s shoreline, Liverpool’s World Heritage title was revoked. The projects, notably the new Everton FC stadium, have previously been described by UNESCO as causing a “serious deterioration” of the historic site.
- In 2004, the city was given the prestigious designation in appreciation of its historical and architectural significance, joining the Taj Mahal, Egypt’s Pyramids, and Canterbury Cathedral.
10. The 600 kph maglev train in China makes its public premiere.
- A high-speed maglev train with a top speed of 600 km/h has been unveiled in China. It is said to be the world’s fastest ground vehicle, according to Chinese government media claims.
- In the coastal city of Qingdao, China’s east Shandong province, the new maglev transportation system had its public debut.
Banking & Finance News
11. Paisalo has been appointed as SBI’s National Corporate Business Correspondent.
- State Bank of India, India’s largest lender, has chosen Paisalo Digital as its National Corporate Business Correspondent to help it expand its financial inclusion efforts through kiosk-based banking services.
- Paisalo Digital will expand its offerings and reach to both existing and new consumers as a result of this partnership.
12. The Indian Navy and Kotak Mahindra Bank have signed a Memorandum of Understanding.
- The Indian Navy and Kotak Mahindra Bank have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for salary accounts. The MoU allows the bank to offer its salary account to all active and retired employees of the Indian Navy. The bank also stated that the Indian Navy will receive unique salary account perks.
13. Arogya Rakshak is a new insurance plan from LIC.
- Arogya Rakshak is a non-linked, non-participating, regular premium, individual health insurance plan offered by the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC).
- The plan offers a fixed-benefit health insurance policy that protects against specific health risks. It provides prompt assistance in the event of a medical emergency and assists the insured and his family in being financially self-sufficient through difficult times.
14. Cleopas Dlamini has been appointed as the next Prime Minister of Eswatini by King Mswati III.
- Following weeks of protests in a bid for democracy, Eswatini’s King Mswati III named Cleopas Dlamini as the southern African country’s new Prime Minister.
- Dlamini succeeds Ambrose Mandvulo Dlamini, who died in December 2020. Dlamini was previously the chief executive of the Public Service Pension Fund.
15. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has been selected as the Rajya Sabha’s Deputy Leader of the House.
- Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, the Minister for Minority Affairs, has been named Deputy Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha. He is the successor to Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal, who is now the Rajya Sabha’s House Leader.
16. Chairman, NHAI, is added to Aramane Giridhar’s responsibilities.
- Aramane Giridhar, a 1988-batch IAS official, has been given the additional responsibility of Chairman, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Giridhar will remain in the role until a regular officer is appointed or until further orders are issued. Giridhar is the Secretary of the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways at the moment (MoRTH).
17. Brisbane, Australia, will host the Summer Olympic Games in 2032.
- Brisbane, Australia, will host the 2032 Summer Olympic Games, according to the International Olympic Committee. The Paralympic Games will also be held in Brisbane.
18. Aman Gulia and Sagar Jaglan, both Indian wrestlers, have won the cadet world championships.
- India put up a great show on the second day of the Cadet World Championship, with young wrestlers Aman Gulia and Sagar Jaglan emerging as new world champions in their respective divisions.
- Gulia won the 48kg final with a 5-2 victory over American Luke Joseph Lilledahl, while Jaglan blanked James Mockler Rowley 4-0 in the 80kg final.
Awards & Honours News
19. The Cachar district of Assam has won the SKOCH Award for a nutri-garden initiative in a village.
- The initiative “Pushti Nirbhor” in the Cachar district of Barak Valley in South Assam has won the prestigious National Silver SKOCH award in the health category.
- The main goals were to teach the villagers how to become self-sufficient, especially in the event of a pandemic, to develop family Nutri gardens and earn marketing value, and to meet the nutritional needs of the families.
20. KTS Padannayil, a veteran Malayalam actor, has died.
- KTS Padannayil, a well-known Malayalam film actor noted for his comedic roles, died of age-related diseases. Padannayil began his playing career as a theatrical artist decades ago and began appearing in Malayalam films in the 1990s. His first film, Aniyan Bava Chettan Bava, was directed by Rajasenan.
21. Urmil Kumar Thapliyal, a well-known actor, has died.
- Urmil Kumar Thapliyal, a veteran theatre figure and litterateur, died after a protracted illness. According to family sources, the 78-year-old veteran had been suffering from intestinal cancer.
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