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Current Affairs One-Liner: 13th August 2021

Published on August 13, 2021
  • The India Insurtech Association (IIA) entered into MoU with International Financial Services Centre (IFSC) at Gift City to work jointly in the field of insurance and promote fintech for Indian and abroad based insurance companies. They will promote new digital business models for insurance industries.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of Gift City: Gandhinagar, Gujarat
    • MD and CEO of Gift City: Tapan Ray
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) approved the acquisition of Bikaji Foods International Limited by Lighthouse India Fund III, Limited (Fund III) and Lighthouse India III Employee Trust (Lighthouse Employee Trust).
  • The RBL Bank has selected Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its cloud service provider platform. Under this, AWS will allow RBL to strengthen its AI-powered banking solutions and will provide a digital transformation to its banking structure by adding digital value to the bank’s offerings, saving costs, and enhanced security.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 13th August 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of RBL Bank: Mumbai
    • MD and CEO of RBL Bank: Vishwavir Ahuja
    • Tagline of RBL Bank: Apno ka Bank
  • Awards and Recognition: SoftWorthy: It is an Indian-American led Startup and has won National Science Foundation Innovation-Corps (NSF I-Corps) Teams Award in the US. They were awarded for their project which showcased computational methods for modelling, designing, simulation of printed-circuit-boards (PCBs), which is an electronic device and is major for the applications like driverless vehicles and energy-efficient smart buildings.
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) has built the world’s highest mobile air traffic control (ATC) towers at the Advanced Landing Ground in Ladakh. It will control the operation of fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters which are being operated in eastern part of Ladakh.
  • Static Part: 
    • Chief of IAF: Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria
  • Important Days and Themes: 13th Aug 2021: International Left-Handers Day
  • Chhattisgarh: It has become the first Indian state to recognize Community Forest Resource Rights in an urban area. This happened when the state government recognized the rights of the community of Dhamtari district over 4,127 hectares of forests. Also, the State Government recognized community resource rights over 5,544 hectares of forest within the core area of the Sitanadi Udanti tiger reserve area.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of Chhattisgarh: Bhupesh Baghel
    • Governor of Chhattisgarh: Anusuiya Uikey
  • IIFL HFL signed Agreement with ADB
  • Appointments on 13th August 2021
  • 2021 Skytrax World Airport Award Ranking
  • Earth Science Bodies of India and the US signed MoU
  • NABARD sign MoU with SBI and JKGB


Q.1 Which is the first Indian state to recognize Community Forest Resource Rights in an urban area?
a. Assam
b. Karnataka
c. Haryana
d. Chhattisgarh
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