Point-Wise Current-Affairs & GS (Includes Important PIB Updates) 2021 with Maps & Data- IAS, SSC Etc

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    • Aug 18, 2021
    •  NPCI PayAuth Global Hackathon Challenge [ Economics ]

      ‘NPCI PayAuth Challenge’ has been announced to be launched by the National Payments Corporation of India. It is a global hackathon with the aim of finding alternatives to Unified Payments Interface (UPI) transactions. Use of biometric while making transactions is one of the alter…

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    •  Specialty Steel Included under the PLI Scheme [ Economics ]

      Inclusion of ‘Specialty Steel’ has been approved by the government under the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme. There will be a financial outlay of ₹ 6322 cr to promote the manufacturing of ‘Specialty Steel’ within the country.

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    • Aug 16, 2021
    •  India to Chair 3 UNsC Committees [ International Relations & Organizations ]

      Recently India has been asked to chair three important committees of the Security Council. India also began its eighth term as a non-permanent member of the UNSC. Three Committees are namely Counter-Terrorism Committee, Libya Sanctions Committee and Taliban Sanctions Committee.

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    •  Sagarmala Seaplane Services [ Government Schemes/Projects ]

      The Sagarmala Sea Plane Services has been recently started by the Centre under Ministry of ports, shipping, and waterways along several routes. This service is being implemented under a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) framework with the help of prospective airline operators.

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    •  Indias First Pollinator Park [ Environment ]

      India՚s first pollinator park has been opened at Haldwani (Nainital district) spread across an area of four acres. This was inaugurated by veteran entomologist and founder of Butterfly Research Centre in Bhimtal. This park has over 40 varieties of butterflies, honeybees including…

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    •  Development of Quantum Random Number Generator [ Science & Technology ]

      A Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) has been developed recently by DRDO Young Scientist Laboratory for Quantum Technologies (DYSL-QT) . QRNG helps in detecting random quantum events. Also, it converts those into a stream of binary digits.

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    •  Eye Cancer Therapy Developed by BARC [ Science & Technology ]

      India՚s first indigenous Ruthenium 106 Plaque form of eye cancer therapy has been developed by The Bhabha Atomic Research Center at Mumbai. Ruthenium 106 Plaque form of eye cancer therapy is used to treat Ocular Tumours. This development will reduce the cost of treatment of ocula…

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    • Aug 13, 2021
    •  Two COVID-19 Vaccines Approved for Emergency Use [ Science & Technology ]

      Two COVID-19 vaccines namely COVAXIN and COVISHIELD has been authorised by the Drug Controller General of India to be used with restrictions in emergency situation. The vaccines now can be offered to healthcare workers and frontline workers in India. Neither Covishield nor Covaxi…

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    •  Woolly Rhino from the Ice Age Found in Russia [ Science & Technology ]

      A well-preserved Ice Age woolly rhino has been recovered from permafrost in Russia՚s extreme north. The carcass has been revealed by melting permafrost in Yakutia in August 2020. Once the ice roads in the Arctic region becomes passable, the rhino deliver it to a lab for radiocarb…

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    •  Us Congresss Law Against Chinas Military Aggression Towards India [ International Relations & Organizations ]

      A bipartisan Congressional provision has become a law to condemn China՚s aggression towards India. The defence policy bill of $ 740 billion was overrode by the U. S. Congress. Earlier, the President of the United States vetoed the NDAA which had bipartisan support.

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