Today Top Current Affairs 6 August 2021
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BRO Completes Construction of World’s Highest Motorable Road in Ladakh At 19300 Ft
The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has built the world’s highest motorable road at Umlingla Pass in Eastern Ladakh with a height of 19,300 feet. it has broken the record of Bolivia’s road near volcano Uturuncu at 18,953 ft.
- The road is 52-km long and will connect the important towns in the Chumar sector of Eastern Ladakh through Umlingla Pass.
- The route will connect Chisumle and Demchok from Leh and help to enhance the socio-economic condition and promote tourism in Ladakh.
- In Nepal, The road was constructed at an altitude higher than Mount Everest Base Camps. North Base Camp in Tibet is at 16,900 ft. moreover, The road above the altitude of Siachen Glacier is at 17,700 ft.
About Border Roads Organisation (BRO) –
- Director-General: Lt. Gen. Rajeev Chaudhary
- Founded: 7 May 1960
- Headquarters: New Delhi
Ebrahim Raisi Sworn In As Iran President
On 5th August 2021, Hardline Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi took the oath as the new president of Iran. He has won the 2021 Iranian presidential election in June, with 62% of the vote.
- The 60-year-old Raisi takes place of Hassan Rouhani to start his four-year term.
- He is also serving as the Chief Justice of Iran since March 2019.
Ravi Kumar Dahiya won a silver medal for India in men’s 57kg freestyle wrestling
On 5th August 2021, Indian wrestler Ravi Kumar has clinched an Olympic silver after losing his 57kg final to Russian two-time defending world champion Zavur Uguev. This is India’s 2nd silver and 5th medal overall at the Tokyo Olympics.
- Prior to this, Sushil Kumar has won Olympic silver in the 2012 London Olympics and Ravi Kumar joined the row.
- Ravi’s win has also marked the fourth consecutive medal for India at the Olympics in wrestling.
- In the 1952 Games, legendary KD Jadhav won bronze and Sushil Kumar clinched a bronze and a silver at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 respectively.
- Ravi defeated Kazakhstan’s Nurislam Sanayev and entered the semi-final.
Indian Men’s Hockey Team Beats Germany To Win Bronze at Tokyo Olympics
On 5th August Indian national men’s hockey team defeated Germany 5-4 and clinched the bronze medal match at Tokyo Olympics 2020, and has ended a 41-year wait for an Olympic medal in hockey.
- Prior to this, the Indian Team won a gold medal in hockey at the 1980 Moscow Games.
Indian Economists Dr. Jagdish Bhagwati and Dr. C Rangarajan gets Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal
Indian Econometric Society (TIES) Trust has conferred Two Indian economic scholars, Dr. Jagdish Bhagwati and Dr. C Rangarajan with the inaugural Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal (CGM) for her/his lifetime contributions to the fields of theoretical and applied aspects of quantitative economics, and official statistics.
- Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal (CGM) consists of a gold medal and citation.
About Dr. Jagdish Bhagwati
- Jagdish is a professor of economics, law and international relations at Columbia University and also is a Director of the Raj Centre on Indian Economic Policies.
About Dr. C Rangarajan
- Rangarajan is the former chairman of, Economic Advisory Council of the Prime Minister and also has served as a former governor of, Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Hiroshima Day 2021
Hiroshima Day (Also known as Anti Nuclear Day/ Nagasaki Day) takes place every year on August 6th to commemorate the day in August 1945 when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6th, 1945 by the United States, followed a few days later by another drop on the city of Nagasaki on August 9th.
- The nuclear attack killed approximately 80,000 people directly and leaving another 35,000 injured. It led to more than 60,000 casualties.
- Hiroshima Day 2021 marks the 76th anniversary of the world’s first atomic bombing.