Rajasthan Current Affairs 2021 – 27th August

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NATIONAL AFFAIRS

  • Ministry of Jal Shakti launched 100 days Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus Campaign named SUJALAM to make 1 million Soak-pits, grey water management, provide access to toilet to new households.
  • Professional News Broadcasters Standards Authority (PNBSA) a unit of News Broadcasters Federation (NBF) becomes India’s first self-regulatory body; official status granted by Ministry of Information and Broadcasting under Cable Television Networks (Amendment) Rules,2021.
  •  Amrit Mahotsav App Innovation Challenge 2021 launched by Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) for Indian start-ups and entrepreneurs.
  • Ministry of Civil Aviation signs agreement with the Adani Enterprises Limited to provide services like customs, immigration, plant & animal quarantine, health, meteorological and security services at Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram airports.
  • Google and Fintech to collaborate to launch kids’ safety program ‘Be Internet Awesome’.
  • IIM Ahmedabad and Bank of America join hands to launch a Centre for Digital Transformation.
  • Uttarakhand appoints Indian Idol’s winner Pawandeep Rajan as brand ambassador for art, culture and tourism.
  • Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 for Nepali language is given to Dr Chandrashekhar Kambar.

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

  • US India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) team up with the United States Trade and Development (USTDA) to launch US-India Climate Technologies Action Group (CTAG).
  • India’s NSA Ajit Doval proposed Naval Industry Cooperation to counter balance China at NSA’s meeting of 1st edition of IBSA (India, Brazil, South Africa).
  • India extends financial aid by USD 1 million to help Zimbabwe in tackling climate shocks.
  • Indian govt to establish SARS-CoV-2 NGS-BRICS consortium in association with BRICS to study impact of COVID-19 on TB patients.
  • G. Sathiyan of India wins International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) Czech International Open 2021.
  • Former cricketer of England and Journalist Ted Dexter passed away.

RAJASTHAN STATE AFFAIRS

  • IPS Officer Pankaj Kumar Singh appointed as Director General of Border Security Force.
  • Bhanwar Singh Samor of Churu receives Sahitya Akademi Award 2020 in Rajasthani for his book ‘Sanskriti Ri Sanatan Deeth’.
  • Rajasthan to become first state of India to bring Right to Health Bill in assembly.
  • Rajasthan’s Neena Singh appointed as Additional Director General of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
  • NRI women from 50 countries across the world participated in virtual Global NRI Teej Celebration organised by Rajasthan Foundation.
  • CM Gehlot approved financial aid of INR 561 crore for NABARD funded road development work.
  • Rajasthan to set up Centre of Excellence in Dairy sector in association with Denmark.
  • Rajasthan’s female scientist Dr Priyanka Sharma nominated for Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Azeez Prize for Water 2020-2021.

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