Today Top Current Affairs 26 & 27 July 2021
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WTO Report: India Placed Among Top 10 Agricultural Produce Exporters of 2019
As per the World Trade Organisation (WTO), India has got the place among the top 10 list of the countries exporting agricultural produce in the year 2019 in world agricultural trade in recent 25 years.
- India has surpassed New Zealand to be ranked at 9th spot.
- India accounts for its 3.10% share of rice, cotton, soya beans, and meat in the global agri exports.
- In 2019, India has exported 33% of the total share and was the largest exporter of rice. followed by Thailand (20%) and Vietnam (12%) as against Thailand (38%), India (26%), and the US (19%) in 1995.
- India became the 3rd largest cotton exporter (7.6%) in 2019.
- India was the 8th largest exporter in the world with a global share of 4% in the “meat and edible meat offal” category.
Sweden Formally Joins The International Solar Alliance (ISA)
In order to promote renewable energy and sustainable development, Sweden has confirmed the framework agreement for the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and its membership to officially join the Gurugram-based global platform on 17 July 2021.
About International Solar Alliance (ISA)
- It is an initiative which was started by India for cooperation among countries to increase the use of solar energy in a safe, convenient, affordable, equitable and sustainable manner.
- On 30th November 2015, The ISA was launched at the 21st Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21).
BS Yediyurappa Resigns as Chief Minister of Karnataka
On 26th July 2021, The Chief Minister of Karnataka Shri BS Yediyurappa has announced his resignation from the top post. he took resignation when his government completed two years in the state. his govt came into power in 2019.
- Yediyurappa is also known as BSY and has served as the 19th Chief Minister of Karnataka.
- Prior to this, he has served as the chief minister of Karnataka for four terms and was the only chief minister to do so in Karnataka history.
- The Party will announce the new Karnataka chief minister soon.
Shiv Nadar steps down as MD of HCL Tech
The founder of HCL Technologies Ltd Shiv Nadar has stepped down from the post of the Managing Director and Chief Strategy Officer of the company. However, he will continue to guide the company in the capacity of Chairman Emeritus and Strategic Advisor to the board for five years.
- C. Vijayakumar has been elected as the new Managing Director for five years. Vijayakumar is President and Chief Executive Officer.
Byju’s Acquires Learning App Toppr and Higher Education Platform Great Learning for $750 mn
Byju’s has acquired professional training and higher education platform named ‘Great Learning’ with the worth of $600 million in a cash-and-stock deal in order to enter the higher education segment. Byju’s also acquired the after-school learning app Toppr with worth $150 million.
- With this, Byju’s has acquired six startups in 2021, across India and the US.
Priya Malik won Gold at 2021 World Cadet Wrestling Championship
Indian Wrestler Priya Malik has received a Gold Medal at the 2021 World Cadet Wrestling Championship in Budapest, Hungary. Malik beat Kseniya Patapovich 5-0 in women’s 73kg weight category
- So far, Indian players have bagged as many as 13 medals, including 5 Golds at the Championship.
Chinese Shooter Yang Qian Wins First Gold Medal of Tokyo Olympic Game
On 24th July 2021, Chinese Yang Qian won the first gold medal of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. she has received a gold medal in a 10m women’s air rifle event. Followed by Russian shooter Anastasiia Galashina won silver and Switzerland’s Nina Christen got the bronze medal.
- Yang hit a 9.8 on her final shot and finished with an Olympic record of 251.8. while Galatian finished at 251.1 points
Veteran Actress Jayanthi passed away At 76 In Bengaluru
Veteran actress Abhinaya Sharade Jayanthi has passed away at the age of 76 due to age-related ailments. She was known for her work in Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada movies. She has acted in more than 500 films in Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, and Hindi.
- She made her acting debut with YR Swamy’s 1963 film Jenu Goodu.
- She also worked in the Kannada film Chandavalliya Thota alongside her co-star of many films, Dr Rajkumar.
APJ Abdul Kalam death anniversary: ‘Missile Man of India’ to Inspire You to Greatness
Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Also known as ‘Missile Man of India’) was born on October 15, 1931, at Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu. On 27th July 2015, he collapsed and passed away due to a cardiac arrest during delivering a lecture at the Indian Institute of Management, Shillong.
- In 2002, Dr. Kalam became the 11th President of India and had served till 2007. Mr. Kalam has made a lot of the development of missile projects. He also played an important role in the 1998 Pokhran-II nuclear tests.
- kalam was also known as ‘People’s President’, and he has inspired people with the philosophy of ‘simple living and high thinking.’
International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem 2021
The day of 26th July is observed as the International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem every year. this day is also known as World Mangrove Day. the main purpose of this day is to create awareness of the importance of mangrove ecosystems as “a unique, special and vulnerable ecosystem” and it also promotes solutions for their sustainable management, conservation, and uses.
National Thermal Engineer Day 2021
Every year, National Thermal Engineer’s Day is observed on 24th July. the main purpose of this day is to show the importance of advancing the field of thermal engineering. It also marks the significance of thermal management in the electronics sector and engineers and businesses.
- In 2014, this day was established by Advanced Thermal Solutions Inc (ATS)to focus on offering efficient and cost-effective thermal energy regulation and electronic packaging solutions.
- This day also promotes the significance of the thermal energy industry.
CRPF Observes 83rd Raising Day on 27 July
On 27tth July 2021, The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is celebrating its 83rd Raising Day. On 27 July 1939, It came into existence as the Crown Representative’s Police, and on 28 December 1949, it became the Central Reserve Police Force on the enactment of the CRPF Act.
- It is the largest Central Armed Police Force in Indian and functions under the authority of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
- its headquarter is based in New Delhi.
World Drowning Prevention Day 2021
Every Year, United Nations observes World Drowning Day on 25th July 2021. the main purpose of this day is to mark the global advocacy of drowning prevention in April this year through a resolution, moving towards a more sustainably developed world.
- This day also highlights at offering life-saving solutions to prevent such disasters.
- As per the Data by the UN, estimates that 2,36,000 people drown in a year,
World Drowning Prevention Day 2021: theme
- In 2021, the World Health Organisation (WHO) will make preparations for World Drowning Prevention Day by hosting a global launch event of the special day.
- WHO suggested a special activity to organizations with “Going Blue for World Drowning Prevention Day”.
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