In this article, we will discuss all the important current affairs of 3rd July 2021 in detail.
1. The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister has launched the ‘YSR Bima’ scheme.
- The YSR Bima scheme was announced by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, under which the government will directly pay insurance amounts to the relatives of the deceased to make claim settlement easier.
- The government has set aside 750 crore for the year 2021-22 to support 1.32 lakh people through the YSR Bima scheme. In the last two years, the government has spent 1,307 crore on YSR Bima.
2. Digital pictures is the government’s flagship programme. India has completed six years of service.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed optimism that this decade will be “India’s techade,” citing the country’s demonstrated technological prowess as a huge potential.
- The prime minister made the remarks while meeting with beneficiaries of the government’s flagship initiative, Digital India, which is now six years old.
3. The construction of units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam N-plant has begun with the assistance of Russia’s Rosatom.
- The initial concrete pouring into the foundation plate of the reactor building for units 5 and 6 of the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP), according to the NPCIL, marked an important milestone in ramping up the country’s nuclear power capacity.
- At Kudankulam, around 625 kilometres from Chennai, Russia’s Rosatom and India’s Nuclear Power Corporation of India Ltd (NPCIL), a public sector undertaking of the Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), are constructing six 1,000-MW power reactors.
4. The CM has launched the ‘Jan Sahayak-Aapka Sahayak’ app, which is a scheme to give ULB property owners ownership.
- Manohar Lal Khattar, the Chief Minister of Haryana, has unveiled the ‘Jan Sahayak Aapka Sahayak’ smartphone app, which provides government to citizen (G2C) and business to citizen (B2C) services. He also revealed a plan to provide property owners in Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) ownership rights.
- The CM noted at a news conference that the app is a single platform for accessing government services, emergency helplines, and other services such as tenders and job information, as well as bill payment.
5. India has signed the OECD and G20 Inclusive Framework Tax Agreement.
- India has signed the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework Tax Agreement.
- A high-level statement offering an outline of a consensus approach to address the tax difficulties coming from the digitization of the economy was agreed by the majority of OECD and G20 nations.
6. The number of international migrant workers has risen to 169 million, according to the International Labour Organization.
- According to a survey by the International Labour Organization, the number of international migrant workers has increased by 3% since 2017 to 169 million. In 2017, there were 164 million foreign migrant workers, which has increased by 5 million to 169 million in 2019.
- The report’s 2019 projection shows a five-million-migrant-worker rise from the 2017 estimate of 164 million migrant workers, and a 12.7% increase from the 2013 estimate of 150 million migrant workers.
7. The World Health Organization (WHO) has released the first worldwide report on artificial intelligence (AI) in health, along with six design and use principles.
- The World Health Organization (WHO) has released its first worldwide report on artificial intelligence in healthcare, along with six design and use principles.
- After two years of consultations by a panel of worldwide experts selected by WHO, the study titled “Ethics and Governance of Artificial Intelligence for Health” was released.
8. The 7th Indian Ocean Naval Symposium in La Reunion has come to an end.
- The seventh edition of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), hosted by the French Navy in La Reunion, Italy, has come to a close. The Indian Navy’s Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, took part remotely in the three-day event’s opening session.
- There are 23 regular members and 9 observer members on the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium.
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9. To honour doctors, HDFC Bank has launched the ‘Salaam Dil Sey’ campaign.
- To thank doctors for their relentless service during the pandemic, HDFC Bank initiated the SalaamDilSey initiative to give tribute to doctors around the country.
- SalaamDilSey invites everyone to recognise and honour doctors’ contributions, and gives a platform for people to express their thanks to doctors who are heroically combating the pandemic at the risk of their own lives.
10. ICICI Bank has launched a comprehensive banking service for medical staff called ‘Salute Doctors.’
- The country’s most complete banking solutions for medical physicians have been launched by ICICI Bank.
- It’s called ‘Salute Doctors,’ and it offers personalised banking and value-added services to all doctors, from medical students to senior medical consultants to hospital or clinic owners.
11. The World Bank has approved a USD 500 million loan to help India’s informal working class cope with the pandemic.
- The World Bank has approved a USD 500 million (about Rs 3,717.28 crore) finance package to help India’s informal working class overcome the current plague of poverty.
- According to a World Bank statement, the loan will allow nations more flexibility in dealing with the ongoing pandemic as well as possible climate and disaster shocks.
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12. Bharat Electronics Ltd and the Indian Navy have agreed to collaborate on developing upcoming technologies.
- The Indian Navy has signed an agreement with Bharat Electronics Limited, a premier DPSU, to work on new technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and robots.
- The memorandum of understanding (MoU) calls for the creation of a technological incubation forum to collaborate on new technology development.
13. AJNIFM and Microsoft have teamed up to create a Centre of Excellence for AI and Emerging Technologies.
- Microsoft and the Arun Jaitley National Institute of Financial Management (AJNIFM) have created a strategic relationship to establish an AI and emerging technologies Center of Excellence.
- The cooperation aims to investigate the role of cloud, artificial intelligence, and emerging technologies in reshaping and shaping India’s public financial management in the future.
14. Sumit Malik, an Indian wrestler, was given a two-year suspension.
- The United World Wrestling (UWW) has suspended Indian wrestler Sumit Malik for two years after his B sample also tested positive for a prohibited stimulant.
- The 28-year-old has one week to decide whether to accept or appeal the sentence. The news that 125kg freestyle wrestler Malik had tested positive for the prohibited chemical methylhexaneamine had come as a shock to the Indian wrestlers’ campaign in the Tokyo Olympics (MHA).
15. Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna win a historic All-Indian Wimbledon match.
- In the first all-Indian mixed doubles first-round encounter at Wimbledon, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza overcame the brand new combination of Ramakumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina 6-2 7-6 (5).
- It was the first time in the open era that two Indian teams competed in a Grand Slam tournament against each other.
Awards & Honours News
16. Students from Delhi have won the Diana Award for their efforts during the pandemic.
- During the coronavirus lockdown, an Indian-British child got the coveted Diana Award for his services to the social sector.
- Ishan Kapur, a 15-year-old Wellington College (UK) student, has received the highest honour a young person can receive for bringing about and maintaining constructive change.
17. Formerly known as India Prasannan, a footballer, has died.
- M Prasannan, a former international footballer, died in Mumbai. He was 73 years old at the time.
- Prasannan gained praise as a skilled midfielder while playing alongside Indian football legends such as Inder Singh and Doraiswamy Natraj. In the Santosh Trophy, he represented Kerala, Maharashtra, and Goa.
18. Wednesday, July 3rd is International Plastic Bag Free Day.
- On July 3, the International Plastic Bag Free Day is observed around the world to raise awareness that a world free of plastic bags is feasible and that environmentally sound alternatives to single-use plastic bags are available.
- The celebrations will be held for the 12th time in 2021.
19. The date for the 2021 International Cooperative Day is July 3rd.
- Since 1923, the International Co-operative Alliance has celebrated International Co-operative Day on the first Saturday in July.
- The goal of the day is to raise awareness about cooperatives and to commemorate the cooperative movement.
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