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Daily GK Current Affairs viable of 23rd August 2021

Daily GK Current Affairs News viable of 23rd August 2021. Here is the Regular current affairs viable of 23rd August 2021. covering the following news headlines: Onam, Broadcast Audience Research Council, Ubharte Sitaare Fund, Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund, Slave Trade and its Abolition.

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 23rd August 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
  • States News
  • Business News
  • Important Days
  • Obituaries News 
  • Miscellaneous News

International News

  1.  Ismail Sabri Yaakob appointed as new Prime Minister of Malaysia
  • Ismail Sabri Yacoub has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Malaysia. Prior to this he was the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia.
  • He will replace Muhyiddin Yasin as prime minister, who resigned from the post after losing majority support in the lower house of parliament. Yakub was appointed by the King of Malaysia, Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmed Shah.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Malaysia Capital: Kuala Lumpur.
  • Malaysia Currency: Malaysian Ringgit.
  1. World Bank Opens New Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund
  • The World Bank has launched a new ‘Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund’, to better roll out cybersecurity development agenda in a systematic manner. The new fund has been developed as an associated trust fund under the broader Digital Development Partnership (DDP) umbrella program.
  • World Bank has partnered with four countries, namely Estonia, Japan, Germany, and the Netherlands, to launch the fund.
  • The main aim of this new fund is to enhance cyber and digital security capability and capacity in World Bank member countries, with the development of global knowledge, country assessments, technical assistance, capacity building and training, along with necessary investments in infrastructure and technology.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • World Bank Headquarters: Washington, D.C., United States.
  • World Bank Formation: July 1944.
  • World Bank President: David Malpass.

States News

  1. Onam, Harvest Festival of Kerala
  • Onam is the most revered and celebrated festival of Kerala, is celebrated every year by the Malayali community across the world.
  • The 10-day long festival marks the beginning of harvest season as well as the appearance of the Vaman avatar of Lord Vishnu along with the homecoming of King Mahabali.
  • The festival begins from Atham (Hasta) nakshatram, and ends on Thiruvonam (Shravana) nakshatram. This year, the harvest festival began on August 12 and will conclude on August 23. The 10 days of the festival are named on the names of astrological stars as per the Malayalam calendar.
  1. India’s highest herbal park inaugurated in Uttarakhand
  • India’s highest altitude herbal park has been inaugurated at Mana village in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. The herbal park is situated at a height of 11,000 feet was and is close to the Indo-China border.
  • Mana is the last Indian village in Chamoli bordering China and is adjacent to Badrinath temple. The herbal park has around 40 species found in high altitude alpine areas in the Himalayan region.
  • The main aim of this high altitude herbal park is to conserve various medicinally and culturally important alpine species and to do research on their propagation and habitat ecology.
  • The park has been developed on an area of three acres given by Mana Van Panchayat by the Research Wing of Uttarakhand Forest Department.
  • It has been developed in three years under the central government’s Compensatory Afforestation Fund Management and Planning Authority (CAMPA) scheme.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • Uttarakhand Founded: 9 November 2000;
  • Uttarakhand Governor: Baby Rani Maurya;
  • Uttarakhand Chief minister: Pushkar Singh Dhami;
  • Uttarakhand Capitals: Dehradun (Winter), Gairsain (Summer).

Business News

  1. BPCL launches AI-enabled chatbot ‘URJA’
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) launched an AI-enabled Chatbot (Post Pilot Trial) named Urja to provide its customers a seamless self-service experience and a platform for faster resolution of queries/issues.
  • URJA is the first such chatbot in the oil and gas industry in India. URJA has been launched under Project Experience of BPCL and currently supports 13 languages.
  • With the objective of making BPCL’s customer interface comprehensive and integrated digitally, Urja, the chatbot is now available on the company website for any queries for both B2B & B2C.
  • Under Project Anubhav, Urja represents an integrated communication platform that connects all BPCL communication to any channel, unifying all customer touchpoints with a single and cohesive voice.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • CMD Of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd: Arun Kumar Singh;
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd Headquarters: Mumbai;
  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd Founded: 1952.

Important Days

  1. International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  • The United Nations observes 23rd August every year as the “International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition”. This day is celebrated to mark the tragedy of the slave trade in the memory of all the people.
  • It is a day to honor the memory of the men and women who revolted at Saint-Domingue in 1791 and paved the way for the end of slavery and dehumanization.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • UNESCO headquarters: Paris, France.
  • UNESCO Head: Audrey Azoulay.
  • UNESCO Founded: 16 November 1945.

Obituaries News 

  1. Former UP CM Kalyan Singh passes away
  • Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh passed away. He served as the CM of Uttar Pradesh twice – from June 1991 to December 1992 and from September 1997 to November 1999 and was the CM of UP during the demolition of the Babri Masjid.
  • He is a two-time MP and former Governor of Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh.
  1. Renowned athletics coach Om Nambiar passes away
  • O.M. Nambiar, the man who transformed a village girl P.T. Usha into Asia’s Golden Girl, passed away. One of India’s most famous coaches, Nambiar spotted Usha at a very young age in 1976 and soon began coaching her at the Kannur Sports Division.
  • Under his guidance, Usha began winning medals at the Asian level but his best move was making the sprinter switch to the 400m hurdles before the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

Miscellaneous News 

  1. India’s largest Floating Solar PV Project commissioned in Andhra Pradesh
  • NTPC has commissioned the largest floating solar PV project in India of 25MW power on the reservoir of its Simhadri thermal station in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. This is also the first solar project to be set up under the Flexibilisation Scheme.
  • This scheme was notified by the Government of India in 2018. NTPC is also planning to set up a hydrogen-based micro-grid system on a pilot basis at Simhadri.
  • NTPC’s floating solar installation covers 75 acres of the Simhadri reservoir’s surface. It will produce power from more than a lakh of solar PV modules for lighting 7,000 households.
  • The project will annually save 46,000 tonnes of CO2 emission and 1,364 million litres of water, which is adequate to meet the requirement of 6,700 households in a year.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • NTPC Chairman and Managing Director: Shri Gurdeep Singh;
  • NTPC Founded: 1975.
  • NTPC Headquarters: New Delhi, India.

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