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Current Affairs One-Liner: 7th August 2021

Published on August 07, 2021
  • West Bengal: It has won four SKOCH awards for 4 of its schemes under the Ease of Doing Business initiative. The ‘platinum award’ was won by the state’s ‘Silpasathi’. The ‘gold award’ was won by Auto-Renewal of Certificate of Enlistment through the online system for urban areas. The ‘silver award’ was won by the Online issuance of trade licences in rural areas and the ‘E-Nathikaran’.
  • Static Part: 
    • CM of West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee
    • Governor of West Bengal: Jagdeep Dhankhar
  • The Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) signed MoU with the University of Agricultural Science (UAS) Bangalore to give support and boost exports of agricultural and processed food products mostly from Karnataka. As per the MoU, advanced technologies will be deployed for advanced alertness, efficient and precision farming and enhancing quality based exports.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 7th August 2021
  • SBI General Insurance partnered with SahiPay which is the tech-based financial inclusion platform of Manipal Business Solutions. They have partnered to offer financial and digital services to the communities living in semi-urban and rural areas of India. Both entities will work to boost insurance penetration in these areas.
  • The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award will be renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award. The announcement for the same was made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
  • Important Days and Themes: 6th Aug 2021: 34th Foundation Day of TRIFED (Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India)
    • 7th Aug 2021: National Handloom Day
  • India’s nuclear power capacity is expected to reach 22,480 Mega Watts by 2031. Currently, it is 6,780 MegaWatts. This info was given by Atomic Energy and Space Minister Dr Jitendra Singh. He mentioned that share of nuclear power is 3.1% in 2020-21 in the total electricity generation of India. Currently, there are 22 reactors with a total capacity of six thousand 780 MW in operation and 10 reactors with eight thousand MW capacity are under construction. Also, ten indigenous Pressurized Heavy Water Reactors of 700 MW each will be set up soon.
  • Obituaries: Shankar Subramaniam, “Babu” Nayaran: He was Olympian Footballer.
  • RBI announced its Bi-Monthly Monetary Policy
  • Appointments on 7th August 2021
  • Assam Gov. signed MoU with NABARD and AIFA
  • ‘Health QUEST Study’
  • NABARD partnered with CWC

Question: 

Q.1 Shankar Subramaniam, “Babu” Nayaran, who passed away recently belonged to which profession?
a. Film Making
b. Poet
c. Comic Writer
d. Olympian Footballer

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