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Today Top Current Affairs 4 August 2021

Today Top Current Affairs 4 August 2021

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Banking News

HDFC Bank launches Dukandar Overdraft Scheme for small retailers

HDFC Bank has announced the launch of an overdraft facility for small retailers in partnership with CSC SPV named ‘Dukandar Overdraft Scheme’. the main aim of this scheme by HDFC Bank is to help shopkeepers and merchants ease their cash crunch. retailers who are operating for a minimum of three years will be eligible for the scheme by providing 6 months bank statement from any bank.

  • On the basis of statements, HDFC Bank will approve an overdraft limit from a minimum of Rs 50,000 to a maximum of Rs 10 lakhs. it is more Important that HDFC Bank won’t look for collateral security, business financials, and income tax returns from retailers who apply for the scheme.

About HDFC Bank

  • Headquarters of HDFC Bank – Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • MD of HDFC Bank – Sashidhar Jagdishan
  • CEO of HDFC Bank – Sashidhar Jagdishan
  • The tagline of HDFC Bank – We understand your world.

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National News

Union Minister of Science & Technology releases “Biotech-PRIDE”

The Union Ministry for Science & Technology has released “Biotech-PRIDE (Promotion of Research and Innovation through Data Exchange) Guidelines”. The Biotech-PRIDE Guidelines were developed by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT).

  • The main objective of The guidelines is to offer a well-defined framework.
  • It will also help in guiding principles to facilitate and will enable sharing and exchange of biological knowledge, information and data.
  • Such guidelines are to be implemented via the Indian Biological Data Centre (IBDC).
  • due to this, The information could be exchanged and will be used in promoting research and innovation in different research groups across the country.

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Bhubaneswar becomes first Indian city to vaccinate 100% against COVID-19

Bhubaneswar City has become the first city in the country that has achieved 100 percent COVID-19 vaccination. a massive vaccination drive against Covid-19 was started by Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and operated 55 centers for citizens at all times for vaccines.

  • BMC has recorded almost 9,00,000 people who are aged above 18. including 31 thousand healthcare workers, 33 thousand front-line workers. apart from this, BMC recorded around 5,17,000 people (age group of 18 to 44 years) and 3,25,000 are above 45 years of age.

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Appointment News

Bvlgari appoints Priyanka Chopra as its global brand ambassador

On 2nd August 2021, Italian luxury brand Bvlgari has appointed actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas as global brand ambassador. Actress Chopra Jonas will role in supporting the Roman high jewelry house in amplifying the brand around the world, with a particular focus on themes of women empowerment, diversity and inclusion.

  • Bvlgari made a partnership with perfume and taste company Firmenich on a sustainable flower farming project called Flower Gems of India in 2020.
  • the objective of the partnership was to a new jasmine farming model involving 100 family-owned farms in Tamil Nadu and was to help local communities an alternative approach to jasmine production to increase their profits and enhance the quality of their flowers.

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Space News

ISRO-NASA joint mission NISAR Satellite to be launched in 2023

The ISRO-NASA joint mission NISER (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite, aimed at making global measurement of land surface changes using advanced radar imaging, is proposed to be launched in early 2023,

  • NISAR mission is a joint Earth-Observation mission of Indian Space agency ISRO and US space agency NASA for global observations over all land masses including the Polar cryosphere and the Indian Ocean region.
  • It is a dual-band (L-band and S-band) radar imaging mission with the capability of full polarimetric and interferometric modes of operation to observe minor changes in land, vegetation and cryosphere.
  • Also, NASA is working on the development of L-band SAR and associated systems and Indian Space Agency ISRO is developing on the development of S-band SAR, spacecraft bus, the launch vehicle and associated launch services.

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Sports News

USA wins 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup in Football

On 1st August 2021, the U.S. Men’s National Team has won the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup. in the final match, the USA defeated Mexico 1-0 in extra time in football. The USA wins the 7th Gold Cup title

List of the winners in 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup

1.Golden Ball Award:Héctor Herrera (Mexico)
2.Golden Boot Award:Almoez Ali (Qatar)
3.Golden Glove Award:Matt Turner (United States)
4.Young Player Award:Tajon Buchanan (Canada)
5.Goal of the Tournament:Bobby Decordova-Reid of Jamaica
6.Fighting Spirit Award:Bryan Tamacas (El Salvador)
7.Fair Play AwardUnited States

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Sports Minister Anurag Thakur Launches Paralympic Theme Song “Kar De Kamaal Tu”

On 3rd August 2021, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur has launched the theme song titled “Kar De Kamaal Tu” for the Indian Paralympic contingent in New Delhi.

  • The song “Kar De Kamaal Tu” has been composed and was sung by a Divyang cricket player Sanjeev Singh, who hails from Lucknow.
  • Paralympic Games will start from 24th August 2021 in Tokyo and 54 para-sportspersons across 9 sports disciplines will participate in Paralympic Games.

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Alexander Zverev of Germany wins Tennis Men’s Singles Gold at Tokyo Olympics

World No. 5 Alexander Zverev of Germany has won gold in men’s singles tennis at Tokyo Olympics and he defeated Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-1. With this won, Zverev has become the 1st German man who has earned a singles Olympic gold. however, he has not won a Grand Slam title yet.

  • Zverev has become only the second German to win Olympic singles gold after Steffi Graff’s achievement at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Germany also won Olympic gold in the doubles with Boris Becker and Michael Stich at the 1992 Barcelona Games.

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Marcell Jacobs and Elaine Thompson-Herah Wins 100m title at Tokyo Olympics

On 1st August 2021, Marcell Jacobs of Italy has won the men’s 100 meters gold title at the Tokyo Olympics and he becomes the first Italian who has taken the most coveted title in athletics.

  • Jacob cleared 100 metres in 9.80 seconds to win the title.
  • Followed by Fred Kerley of United States has won the silver medal in 9.84 seconds and Andre de Grasse of Canada received the bronze medal in 9.89 seconds.

Women’s category

  • Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica has become the winner of the women’s 100 metres title and she completes 100 metres in 10.61 seconds.
  • Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica took the silver in 10.74 seconds and Shericka Jackson of Jamaica won the bronze medal in 10.76 seconds.

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