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Current Affairs One-Liner: 27th July 2021

Published on July 27, 2021
  • The Union Cabinet approved to form of a Central University in the union territory of Ladakh with the project cost of Rs 750 crore.
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    • Lt Governor of Ladakh: Radha Krishna Mathur
  • RBI to introduce ‘Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC)’ in a phased manner. This will help to verify its impact carefully on various issues i.e. how it could hamper the deposit mobilization abilities of banks, and its potential effect on the conduct of the monetary policy. Therefore, the central bank is working on how to implement it in a phased manner by examining various cases. This will help to examine CBDC’s pros and cons.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 27th July 2021
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    • CBDC: It is a legal tender in a digital form that would be issued by RBI. It is exchangeable 1:1 with fiat currency. It will be termed as currency in circulation on RBI’s balance sheet
  • NASA has selected SpaceX for its Europa Clipper Mission which will be conducted to investigate Jupiter’s moon Europa. It will be launched in Oct 2024 on a Falcon Heavy rocket from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
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    • HQ of NASA: Washington D.C, US
    • Administrator of NASA: Bill Nelson.
    • HQ of SpaceX: California, US
    • Founder of SpaceX: Elon Musk
  • Important Days and Themes: 26th July: International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem or World Mangrove Day
    • 27th July: 83rd Raising Day of CRPF
  • ‘Azad Ki Shaurya Gatha’ Exhibition: It was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Culture and Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal. The exhibition is focused on the life of the immortal martyr ‘Chandrasekhar Azad’. It is the part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. It was held at Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.
  • Philippines: It has become the first country across the globe to get approval for the commercial production of ‘golden rice’, which is genetically modified, enriched with nutrients and helps to reduce childhood malnutrition. The ‘golden rice’ is developed by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). It is enriched with Vitamin A.
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    • Capital of Philippines: Manila
    • Currency of Philippines: Philippine peso
  • Obituaries: Jayanthi: She was Actress.
  • IFC Granted loan to HDFC Ltd
  • Appointments on 27th July 2021
  • Sapio Analytics partnered with Government of UP
  • G20 Energy and Climate Joint Ministerial Meeting
  • 'MyGov-Meri Sarkar' Portal


Q.1 Which is the first country in the world to get approval for the commercial production of ‘golden rice’?
a. Indonesia
b. Vietnam
c. Philippines
d. Japan
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