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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 21st July 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 21th July 2021.Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 21th July 2021. covering the following news headlines: Stand Up India Scheme, Jeff Bezos, Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli, Arogya Rakshak insurance plan, Book Village, National Mission for Clean Ganga.

Daily Current Affairs update are incorporated with the important news that made the current affairs headlines for competitive exams. Daily Current Affairs Update is the complete box of the important news that held all day long. One should have complete knowledge about banking terms, current affairs news, etc.

So, here is the GK update of 21th July 2021 to help you prepare the Current affairs part. After reading this section, you can successfully attempt current affairs quiz.

Here current affairs have been categorized which is as follows

  • International News
  • National News
  • States News
  • Business News
  • Defence News
  • Miscellaneous New

International News

  1.  China unveils 600 kph maglev train makes public debut
  • China unveiled a maglev train capable of a top speed of 600 kmph. The maximum speed will make the train a self-developed and built by China in the coastal city of Qingdao, the fastest ground vehicle globally.
  • Using electromagnetic force, the maglev train “levitates” over the track with no contact between the body and the rail. China has been using the technology on a very limited scale for almost two decades.
  • Shanghai has a short maglev line that runs from one of its airports to the city.
  • At a speed of 600 kilometers per hour, it would take just 2.5 hours to travel by train from Beijing to Shanghai – a journey of over 1,000 km.
  • Launched in October 2016, the high-speed maglev train project saw the development of a magnetic-levitation train prototype with a designed top speed of 600 kmph in 2019 and a successful test run in June 2020.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • China President: Xi Jinping.
  • China Capital: Beijing.
  • China Currency: Renminbi.
  1. Russia successfully tested S-500 missile system

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Russia President: Vladimir Putin.
  • Russia Capital: Moscow.
  • Russia Currency: Russian Ruble.

National News

  1. Govt to set up Indian Institute of Heritage at Noida
  • The government has decided to set up the Indian Institute of Heritage at Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar.
  • This will impact higher education and research in the field of rich Indian heritage and its conservation, leading to Masters and PhD courses in History of Arts, Conservation, Museology, Archival Studies, Archaeology, Preventive Conservation, Epigraphy and Numismatics, Manuscriptology as well as conservation training facilities to in-service employees and students of the institute.

States News

  1. Assam CM Himanta Biswa assures govt jobs for National Games Medalists
  • The Assam State Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma has assured jobs for all National Games medalists of Assam from now on.
  • He also mentioned that all those who won medals in National Games so far for Assam would be given Sports Pension by the State Government. He hoped that this decision would help the sportspersons of the state.
  • The Chief Minister also announced that the house would send a goodwill message to boxer Lovlina Borgohain who will be vying for a medal in Tokyo Olympics.
  • The Chief Minister stated about the increase of sports pension on the sixth day of the Assam Assembly cabinet meeting. Further, the minister also said that the government is planning to increase the pension of sportsperson from Rs.8000 to Rs.10,000.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Assam Governor: Jagdish Mukhi;
  • Assam Chief Minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma.
  1. NMGC approves new projects for rejuvenation of 6 rivers in Uttarakhand
  • The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) in its 36th Executive Committee has approved new projects for the rejuvenation of six rivers in Uttarakhand.
  • According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), there are a total of nine polluted stretches in Uttarakhand and six of them are in the Udham Singh Nagar district on various tributaries or small rivers such as Bhela, Dhela, Kichha, Nandor, Pilankha and Kosi.
  • The projects shall cover the six polluted river stretches in the Kumaon region. Out of the rest three polluted stretches, the project of Ganga at Jagjeetpur, Haridwar has already been commissioned and on the remaining two, Namami Gange projects are already under execution.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Governor of Uttarakhand: Baby Rani Maurya;
  • The chief minister of Uttarakhand: Pushkar Singh Dhami.

Business News

  1. Goldman Sachs open its global centre in Hyderabad
  • Banking and financial services major Goldman Sachs has opened a new facility in Hyderabad as part of its commitment to expand its global hub for engineering and business innovation in India.
  • Hyderabad is emerging as a major investment destination for banking and financial services.
  • The new office is expected to have around 800 people by the end of the year and over 2,500 by 2023.
  • The new office will host functions across engineering, finance, human capital management, and support for consumer banking, and specialise in digital banking, artificial intelligence and machine learning areas.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Goldman Sachs CEO: David M. Solomon (Oct 2018–);
  • Goldman Sachs Headquarters: New York, New York, United States;
  • Goldman Sachs Founded: 1869.

Defence News

  1. OFT hands delivery of 25 remote control guns to Navy
  • Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli hands over Fifteen 12.7 mm M2 NATO Stabilized Remote Control Gun to Indian Navy & 10 to Indian Coast Guard. It is manufactured with the transfer of technology agreement from Elbit Systems, Israel.
  • This gun is equipped with an inbuilt CCD camera, thermal imager & a laser range finder for observation & tracking of targets through the day and night operations. The gun is meant for marine applications and can remotely engage targets.

Miscellaneous New

  1. IOC to set up first ‘green hydrogen’ plant at UP
  • Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), India’s largest oil firm, will build the first ‘green hydrogen’ plant of the country at its Mathura refinery, to meet the growing demand for both oil and cleaner forms of energy.
  • This will be the nation’s first green hydrogen unit. Previously, projects have been announced to produce ‘grey hydrogen’ using fossil fuels such as natural gas.
  • For this, the company will make use of 250 MW of electricity which it produces from renewable sources like solar power, to produce absolutely green hydrogen through electrolysis.
  • Mathura has been selected by virtue of its proximity to TTZ (Taj Trapezium Zone). Hydrogen is the latest buzz for meeting the world’s energy needs. Hydrogen, in itself, is a clean fuel but manufacturing it is energy-intensive and has carbon byproducts.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Indian Oil Corporation Chairperson: Shrikant Madhav Vaidya;
  • Indian Oil Corporation Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • Indian Oil Corporation Founded: 30 June 1959.

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