Rajasthan Current Affairs 2021 – 1st and 2nd September

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

  • The Vice-President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha M Venkaiah Naidu appoints Dr PPK Ramacharyulu as secretary general of the Rajya Sabha.
  • A floating ATM opened ion Dal Lake in J&K by SBI.
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the project ‘My Pad, My Right’ in Tripura; an initiative by NABARD and NABFOUNDATION to aware rural women about menstrual hygiene and related livelihood.
  • Mariyappan Thangavelu (men’s high jump) and Yogesh Kathuniya (Discus Throw) win silver in Paralympics 2002 held in Tokyo.
  • Moody’s estimates India’s GDP growth forecast to 9.6% for CY2021.
  • Famous cricket coach Vasoo Paranjape who trained cricketers like Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid, passed away.
  • The entry age for the National Pension Systems (NPS) increased from 65 years to 70 years by the PFRDA (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority).
  • Rajnish Kumar, former chairman of State Bank of India, appointed as an independent director of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Asia.
  • IIT Madras is developing a digital platform ‘e-Source’ into an exchange marketplace to deal with ‘e-waste’ related issues.
  • An innovative solution ‘iAML (Anti Money Laundering) implemented by IDBI Intech Ltd at Life Insurance Corporation (LIC).
  • Chandigarh and Indian Air Force sign partnership to build India’s first Air Force Heritage Centre in Chandigarh.
  • India’s first Naval Anti-Drone System (NADS) to be developed under the collaboration of Indian Navy with Bharat Electronics Limited.
  • Ramagundam’s National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) situated in Telangana wins Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Energy Leader Award 2021.
  • Bengali author Buddhadeb Guha passed away.
  • Goa is the first Indian state to provide free water up to 16,000 litres to its people under ‘Save Water to Get Free Water’ scheme.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

  • India’s neurosurgeon Basant Kumar Misra honoured with prestigious ‘International Lifetime Award in Neurosurgery’ by American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
  • The engineer at the Indian Astronomical Observatory of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Dorje Angchuk becomes honorary member of the International Astronomical Union (IAU).
  • Rabobank 2021 Global Dairy Top 20 report: France’s dairy company Lactalis ranked first while AMUL of India ranked eighteenth.
  • South African cricketer Dale Steyn announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • UNSC (United Nations Security Council) meet and adopts resolution on Afghanistan under the presidency of India; China and Russia rejected the resolution.
  • Central Bank of Nigeria to team up with a global fintech ‘Bitt Inc’ to develop its own cryptocurrency to be called as ‘e-Naira’ by the end of 2021.
  • Alar Karis becomes fifth President of Estonia.
  • Infosys becomes fourth Indian company to enter the list of 100 billion USD M-Cap.
  • World’s largest and tallest observation wheel named ‘Ain Dubai’ to be opened in Dubai, UAE.
  • Ramon Magsaysay Award 2021 list: Bangladesh’s Firdausi Qadri (Scientist), Pakistan’s Muhammad Amjad Saqib (Economist), Philippines’ Filipino Fisher and Roberto Ballon and South-East Asia’s Steven Muncy.
  • Princepal Singh of India is the first from country to be part of NBA Championship Roster.

RAJASTHAN STATE AFFAIRS

  • Shooter Avani Lekhara becomes brand ambassador of govt’s ‘Beti Bacaho and Beti Padhao’ project.
  • Rajasthan to become first Indian state to introduce ‘Hotel Housing’ concept for upliftment of hotel industry.
  • IPS Sanjay Arora of Rajasthan appointed as Director General of Indian-Tibet Border Police (ITBP).
  • Article 69 A to be injected to amend the Municipal Act under ‘Prashashan Shehro ke Sang’ Campaign.
  • Vijay Sharma appointed as Managing Director of North-Western Railway.
  • Dr Jaswant Rathi headed the Pre-Litigation Committee held in Rajasthan Public Service Commission.
  • Monsoon Session of Rajasthan State Assembly will begin from 9 September 2021.
  • Kisan Morcha of Rajasthan organized Farmer’s Parliament on 15 September on the occasion of International Democracy Day.

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