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Current Affairs One- Liner: 22nd July 2021

Published on July 22, 2021
  • The National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) has given approval to the new projects for the rejuvenation of six rivers in Uttarakhand. The six rivers are: Bhela, Dhela, Kichha, Nandor, Pilankha and Kosi.
  • Razorpay has acquired TERA Finlabs, which is the AI-based risk analysis platform.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Razorpay: Bengaluru
    • CEO of Razorpay: Harshil Mathur
  • The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected that India’s economic growth to be at 10% for FY2021-22 (FY22). Earlier this was estimated at 11%. The lowered GDP growth forecast is due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy of the country.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ADB: Mandaluyong, Philippines
    • President of ADB: Masatsugu Asakawa
  • Goldman Sachs has inaugurated its new centre in Hyderabad as it aims to expand its global centre for engineering and business innovation in India.
Current Affairs One- Liner: 22nd July 2021
  • Static Part:
    • HQ of Goldman Sachs: New York, New York, United States
  • ‘Dairy Investment Accelerator’: It is set up by the Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD), GOI to offer a platform and promotion mechanism for facilitating investments in the Indian Dairy Sector. It is set up under DAHD’s Investment Facilitation Cell. It will offer specific inputs for evaluation of investment opportunities, address queries about the application to govt. schemes, offer connectivity with strategic partners and on-ground assistance with state departments & relevant authorities.
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying: Parshottam Rupala
  • The Perumkulam village in Kerala has become the state’s first ‘Book Village’. It is situated in the Kollam District of Kerala.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Kerala: Pinarayi Vijayan
    • Governor of Kerala: Arif Mohammad Khan
  • The successful trial of train movement between Jaynagar in India and Kurtha in Nepal was taken. It is the 34.50 km long rail section. And it is the first section of the rail line links between India and Nepal which offers connectivity between Jaynagar in Madhubani district of Bihar to Kurtha in Mahottari district of Nepal. The total cost of this section is 619 crore.
  • The Maharashtra Government in partnership with LegitDoc will implement the world’s largest blockchain-based educational credentialing mechanism. It will issue tamper-proof digital certificates of diplomas through blockchain technology. And due to this, Maharashtra has become 1st state in India to have blockchain mechanism technology for educational documents. And in this regard, India has become 4th nation to do so after Malta, Singapore and Bahrain. The initiative was taken by Maharashtra’s Skill Development Board. This initiative will reduce cases of fake certifications.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray.
    • Governor of Maharashtra: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • The Central Government will be setting up the Indian Institute of Heritage at Noida, Gautam Buddha Nagar of Uttar Pradesh. It will work to conserve and perform research activities intangible heritage of India. It will offer Masters and PhD courses in sections like Archival Studies, Archaeology, History of Arts, Conservation, Museology and many more.
  • IOC to setup India’s 1st ‘Green hydrogen’ Plant in UP
  • Cisco Networking Academy partnered with NSDC
  • Appointments on 22nd July 2021
  • ‘Optima Secure’ Health Policy -- HDFC ERGO General Insurance
  • DRDO successfully Tested MPATGM

Question: 

Q.1 Which is the 1st state in India to implement a blockchain-based educational credentialing mechanism and to issue tamper-proof digital certificates of diplomas through blockchain technology?
a. Haryana
b. Uttar Pradesh
c. Maharashtra
d. Kerala

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