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Today Top Current Affairs 5 August 2021

Today Top Current Affairs 5 August 2021

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National News

India and World Bank sign $250 million projects to make existing dams safe and resilient

The World Bank has approved a USD 250 million projects in India for a long-term dam safety program and improving the safety and performance of existing dams across various states. the agreement was signed between the World Bank, the Government of India, the Central Water Commission, and government representatives from 10 participating states.

  • The Second (2nd) Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (DRIP-2) will help in strengthening dam safety by building dam safety guidelines, and will also bring in global experience, and introduce innovative technologies.
  • The project will cover approximately 120 dams across the states of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, and Tamil Nadu, and at the national level through the Central Water Commission (CWC).

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Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert app: India’s first earthquake early warning system

On 4th August 2021, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami launched the first-of-its-kind earthquake early warning mobile application, called ‘Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert’,

  • Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert app was developed by the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA) and the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee.
  • The main objective of the Bhookamp Alert app is to strengthen public safety.

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International News

Pakistani climber Shehroze Kashif becomes the youngest mountaineer in the world to scale Mt. K2

A 19-year old Pakistani climber Shehroze Kashif has become the youngest person in the world who has reached the summit of K2, the second-highest peak in the world.

  • Shehroze Kashif (Hails from Lahore) has achieved the feat of scaling the 8,611-metre high peak with the aid of bottled oxygen.
  • Also, Mr. Sajid Sadpara was the youngest person who climbed K2 at the age of 20. he is the son of the legendary climber Mr. Muhammad Ali Sadpara.

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Appointment News

Kumar Mangalam Birla steps down as Non-Executive Chairman of Vodafone Idea

On 4th August 2021, Aditya Birla group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla has stepped down as the Non-Executive Director and Non-Executive Chairman of the Vodafone Idea (now Vi) Board. The board of directors of Vi (known as Vodafone Idea) has accepted the request of Kumar Mangalam Birla.

  • Himanshu Kapania will take place of Kumar Mangalam Birla.
  • Kapania is working as a non-executive director on the board of Vi and is a nominee of the Aditya Birla group on the Vi board.

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Mini Ipe takes charge as Managing Director of LIC

Mini Ipe has taken charge as Managing Director of the IPO-bound Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). the Government of India appointed Ipe as managing director on 5th July 2021.

  • She is a postgraduate in Commerce from Andhra University and in 1986, She became part of LIC as a direct recruit officer.
  • Along with it, she has served as Executive Director (International Operations), Director & CEO of LICHFL Financial Services Ltd.
  • Ipe was the first (1st) woman zonal manager (In-charge) of LIC and headed the Hyderabad zone.
  • Mini Ipe is having rich and diverse experience in LIC.
  • She has also worked as Executive Director, Legal Department, LIC of India.

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Sports News

Boxer Lovlina Borgohain won a bronze medal in Tokyo Olympics 2020

On 4th August 2021, Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain has won the bronze medal in the Women’s Welter (64-69kg) semi-final bout. Borgohain was defeated by Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey 0-5. She hails from the Golaghat district of Assam.

  • Lovlina becomes the only third Indian boxer to win a medal at the Olympics. prior to this, Six-time world champion Mary Kom clinched bronze at the 2012 London Olympics, while Vijender Singh bagged bronze in Beijing in 2008.

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Space News

ESA launches Eutelsat Quantum revolutionary reprogrammable Satellite

European Space Agency (ESA) has launched the world’s 1st commercial reprogrammable satellite into space aboard Ariane 5 rocket named ‘Eutelsat Quantum’. the satellite was launched from French Guiana and is a fully flexible software-defined satellite.

  • The satellite was developed under a European Space Agency partnership project with satellite operator Eutelsat, Airbus & Surrey Satellite Technology.
  • It will allow the user to repurpose and the satellite could be reprogrammed in real-time to suit the changing purposes of the user.

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Books News

My Own Mazagon Book by Captain Ramesh Babu

Captain Ramesh Babu has authored A new book titled “My Own Mazagon” and has been published by Indus Source. The book highlights the history and story of Mazagon, the island which was merged into a single entity as Bombay.

  • moreover, the “My Own Mazagon” is to be jointly released by Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command, Vice Admiral Narayan Prasad, (Retd.), CMD Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.
  • It highlights the forgotten history of Mazagon and resurrects the identity of Maza Gaon, or ‘My own Village’.
  • Apart from this, Captain Ramesh Babu has written Other books including “After You Sir: A Collection of School Stories” and “Calicut Heritage Trails”.

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Leopard Diaries – the Rosette in India Book by Sanjay Gubbi

On 4th August 2021, Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain has won the bronze medal in the Women’s Welter (64-69kg) semi-final bout. Borgohain was defeated by Busenaz Surmeneli of Turkey 0-5. She hails from the Golaghat district of Assam.

  • Lovlina becomes the only third Indian boxer to win a medal at the Olympics. prior to this, Six-time world champion Mary Kom clinched bronze at the 2012 London Olympics, while Vijender Singh bagged bronze in Beijing in 2008.

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