In this article, we will discuss all the important current affairs of 26th July 2021 in detail.
1. 800-year-old Ramappa Temple in Telangana obtains the UNESCO World Heritage Site classification
- UNESCO has given the World Heritage title to the old Rudreswara Temple, also known as the Ramappa Temple, at Palampet in Mulugu district of Telangana.
- Recharla Rudra, a commander of Kakatiya monarch Ganapati Deva, built the Rudreswara temple in 1213 AD during the rule of the Kakatiya dynasty. Devotees visit the temple, which is devoted to Lord Shiva.
2. According to a WTO report, India is among the top 10 agricultural produce exporters in 2019.
- According to an International Trade Organization (WTO) analysis on developments in world agricultural trade over the last 25 years, India is among the top ten countries exporting agricultural produce in 2019.
- The last such study was published in 1995, and India was not among the top ten countries.
3. Sunseap plans to create the world’s largest floating solar farm in Indonesia for $2 billion.
- Sunseap Group, based in Singapore, has announced intentions to invest $2 billion in Batam, Indonesia, to develop the world’s largest floating solar farm and energy storage system, doubling the city’s renewable energy producing capacity.
- The floating photovoltaic system will be positioned on the Duriangkang Reservoir in Batam Island, and will have a capacity of 2.2 gigawatt-peak (GWp).
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4. Projects with Care Ratings In FY22, India’s GDP will rise at a rate of 8.8-9 percent.
- India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate is expected to be in the range of 8.8 to 9% in the current fiscal year, 2021-22, according to the Care Ratings agency (FY22).
- Agriculture and manufacturing would be the primary economic drivers.
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5. Byju’s acquires Toppr, a learning app, and Great Learning, a higher education platform, for $750 million.
- To join the higher education market, India’s digital learning pioneer Byju’s has purchased professional training and higher education platform ‘Great Learning’ in a cash-and-stock arrangement.
- Apart from that, Byju’s has bought Toppr, an after-school learning software.
6. Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has resigned.
- BS Yediyurappa, a veteran politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), announced his resignation as Karnataka Chief Minister on July 26, the day his government completed two years in power. While announcing his resignation in the state assembly, Yediyurappa broke down.
- After his return to Karnataka from New Delhi last week, four-term Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, 78, rejected a leadership change.
7. Pramod Bhagat, the world’s top para shuttler, has been named the 2019 Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year. Pramod Bhagat was named Indian Sports Honour’s 2019 Differently Abled Sportsman of the Year. The announcement was delayed because to the COVID-19 epidemic.
- The RPSG Group, in collaboration with the Virat Kohli Foundation, presents Indian Sports Honours to great sports figures each year. In 2017, the awards were established.
8. Priya Malik takes gold at the World Cadet Wrestling Championships in 2021.
- Priya Malik, an Indian wrestler, has earned a gold medal for her country at the World Cadet Wrestling Championship, which begins on July 25 in Budapest, Hungary.
- In the 73 kg weight category, Malik won gold by defeating Belarus adversary Kseniya Patapovich 5-0.
9. Jayanthi, a veteran actress, died at the age of 76.
- Jayanthi, a veteran actress, died on July 26th in Bengaluru from age-related diseases. She was 76 years old at the time.
- In 1963, she made her full-fledged acting debut in the Kannada film Jenu Goodu, and she has appeared in over 500 films in the Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, and Malayalam cinema industries.
10. 26 July is Kargil Vijay Diwas.
- Since 1999, Kargil Vijay Diwas has been observed on July 26 to commemorate India’s victory over Pakistan in the Kargil conflict.
- The day is named after the victorious Operation Vijay and is dedicated to the heroes of the Kargil War.
11. The 26th of July is the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem.
- The International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem (or World Mangrove Day) is observed every year on July 26 to raise awareness of mangrove ecosystems as “a unique, exceptional, and vulnerable ecosystem” and to propose solutions for their sustainable management, conservation, and usage.
- In 2015, the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) declared the day.
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