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CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS

International Day of Charity – Observed on Sep 05

  • The International Day of Charity is an international day observed annually on 5 September.
  • It was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2012.
  • The date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”
  • To honour the important work that these many charities do, in 2012 the United Nations decided to nominate an annual International Day of Charity as an official day of recognition and celebration.
  • The reason the date was chosen is because it is the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

National Teachers’ Day – Observed on Sep 05

  • India celebrates Teachers’ Day on September 5 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvopalli Radhakrisnan, the first Vice-President and second President of independent India (from 1962-67).
  • Radhakrishna was a scholar, philosopher, and teacher.
  • The Bharat Ratna award recipient was born on September 5, 1888, in Andhra Pradesh.
  • The tradition of celebrating his birthday as the Indian Teachers’ Day started when one day in 1962, some of his students went to Radhakrishna wanting to celebrate his birthday.
  • He asked them to observe this day (September 5) as a mark to pay homage to all the great teachers of India and Bangladesh and remember their contribution.
  • Radhakrishnan then went on to become a Professor of Philosophy at Chennai’s Presidency College and Calcutta University.
  • He was very popular among his students and was seen as a brilliant teacher.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS

India becomes first Asian nation to unveil ‘Plastics Pact’

  • UK partners with India to deliver a circular plastics economy.
  • India has become the first Asian country to develop a plastics pact, launching a ground-breaking new initiative to bring together leading businesses at a national level to make commitments for building a circular system for plastics.
  • The pact is supported by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and WRAP, and endorsed by the British High Commission in India.
  • The pact was formally announced on 3 September, at the CII 16th Sustainability Summit.
  • Alex applauded the initiatives and the direction in which the partnership between India and the UK is moving to tackle plastic waste.
  • Alex emphasised the 2030 UK-India roadmap established by Prime Minsters Boris Johnson and Narendra Modi earlier this year.

Government initiates AYUSH AAPKE DWAR campaign to distribute medicinal saplings

  • Ayush Ministry has launched the campaign AYUSH AAPKE DWAR from more than 45 locations across the country.
  • The campaign aims to distribute medicinal plant saplings to 75 lakh households in one year.
  • The medicinal plants include Tejpatta, Stevia, Ashoka, Giloy, Ashwagandha, Lemongrass, Tulsi, Sarpagandha and Amla.
  • Minister of State for Ayush Dr Mahendra Munjapara launched the campaign from Ayush Bhawan in New Delhi by distributing medicinal plants to staff.
  • Munjapara appealed to adopt medicinal plants and take care of these as a part of their family.
  • Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched ‘AYUSH AAPKE DWAR’ campaign from Mumbai.
  • Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launched Ayush Apke Dwar campaign from Mumbai by distributing medicinal plant saplings to the citizens.
  • The National Medicinal Plants Board (NMPB) and Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Science (CCRA), Ministry of Ayush distributed medicinal saplings and Ayurvedic medicines to the public.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Canadian City Burnaby – Observe September 5 As Gauri Lankesh Day

  • The Canadian city of Burnaby has declared September 5 as “Gauri Lankesh Day”, as a tribute to the dead journalist on her death anniversary, her sister Kavitha Lankesh.
  • “I have received a proclamation (from Burnaby about observing Gauri Lankesh Day)”.
  • Hurley noted that Gauri laid down her life in 2017 in her fight against repression and for human rights and Canadians of Indian heritage commemorates her death on September 5 every year.

ILO issued its World Social Protection Report 2020-22

  • The International Labour Organization (ILO) will issue its World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future 1 September.
  • This flagship report gives a global overview of recent developments in social protection systems, including social protection floors, and covers the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Based on new data, it offers a broad range of global, regional and country statistics on social protection coverage, the benefits provided and related public expenditure.
  • The report also identifies protection gaps and sets out key policy recommendations, including in relation to the targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

Maharashtra state govt to set up science city named after Rajiv Gandhi in Pune

  • Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government has a proposal to set up a science innovation city in memory of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at Pimpri-Chinchwad, the sister city of Pune.
  • The Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Vigyan Avishkar Nagari would be spread over 8 acre.
  • The project, which has an outlay of Rs 191 crore, is expected to come up in the precincts of the famed Pimpri-Chinchwad Science Park.
  • “It will be ready within the next five years. It is intended to create a scientific outlook among the students and to prepare future scientists”.

About Maharashtra:

  • Capital: Mumbai
  • Governor: Bhagat Singh Koshyari
  • Chief minister: Uddhav Thackeray
  • National Parks: ChandoliNational Park, Gugamal National Park, Nawegaon National Park, Pench (Jawaharlal Nehru) National Park, Sanjay Gandhi (Borivali) National Park, Tadoba National Park

Centre signed tripartite ‘Karbi Anglong’ peace accord in Assam

  • The Centre signed the tripartite Karbi Anglong agreement promising to fulfil all the conditions for development of the Karbi people within the stipulated time.
  • The agreement was signed in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Union Minister of Shipping and Waterways, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and the representatives of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council in New Delhi.
  • “Signing of the historic Karbi Anglong Agreement: Modi government is committed to resolving the decades-old crisis, ensuring the territorial integrity of Assam”.
  • The agreement mainly promised to invest Rs.1, 000 crore by the Assam government for development of the Karbi Anglong area in the next five years, provide reservation for the people of Karbi for the first time, rehabilitation for the surrendered militants, setting up of Karbi Welfare Council by the Assam government, supplementing resources of Karbi Autonomous Council by augmenting consolidated fund of the state, along with protection of their language and culture etc.

About Assam:

  • Capital: Dispur
  • Chief minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma
  • Governor: Jagdish Mukhi
  • National parks: Kaziranga National park , Manas National park, Dibru-Saikhowa National park, Nameri National park and Rajiv Gandhi Orang National Park.

Arunachal Pradesh govt launches two schemes to boost agriculture & horticulture produce

  • Arunachal Pradesh government has launched two ambitious schemes, one in agriculture sector called ‘AtmaNirbhar Krishi Yojna’ and the other for horticulture named ‘AtmaNirbhar Bagwani Yojna’.
  • The schemes are part of the AtmaNirbhar program announced during the Budget session held in February this year.
  • A total amount of 120 crores rupees – 60 crore rupees for each scheme – has been allocated to the two concerned departments of Agriculture and Horticulture.
  • The schemes will immensely benefit farmers and Self Help Groups (SHGs) across the state, and appealed all to get in touch with their respective district administrations to get the details and avail the schemes.
  • These two schemes are unique as these are both based on front-ended subsidies.
  • Credit link will be provided to the beneficiaries by SBI, Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank and Arunachal Pradesh Cooperative Apex Bank.

About Arunachal Pradesh:

  • Capital: Itanagar
  • Chief minister: Pema Khandu
  • Governor: Biswa Bhusan Harichandan
  • National Parks: Namdapha National Park, Mouling National Park

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS NEWS

Amazon india introduces kisan store

  • Amazon India launched the Kisan (Farmer) Store, aligning with Government of India’s vision of empowering farmers and leveraging technology to transform the farming sector.
  • The store was launched by ShriNarendra Singh Tomar, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare.
  • With this launch, farmers across the country will have availability of agriculture inputs like seeds, farm tools & accessories, plant protection, nutrition and many other agricultural products at competitive prices, with the added convenience of delivery at their doorstep.
  • Farmers can choose to shop on Amazon.in using any of the five Indian languages including Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, and Malayalam.
  • Farmers can also visit any one of the 50,000+ Amazon Easy stores across the country and avail assisted shopping facility.

About the store:

  • The Amazon Easy store owners will help farmers browse the selection, identify a product they like, create their Amazon accounts, place orders and checkout to buy.
  • Farmers can choose from a selection of thousands of agricultural products from over 20+ brands.
  • This selection is offered by hundreds of Small and Medium Businesses present across the country.
  • Farmers can opt for Cash on Delivery as a payment option along with other digital channels like Net Banking, UPI, Amazon Pay, and Debit & Credit Cards.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENT AND RESIGNATION NEWS

Vartika Shukla named first woman CMD of Engineers India Ltd

  • Vartika Shukla is set to be the next Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Engineers India Limited (EIL), a Navratna PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG).
  • Her name has been recommended by a Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB).
  • She is currently serving as Director (Technical) in the same organisation since August 1.

About Vartika:

  • Vartika Shukla holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and is certified with an Executive General Management Program from IIM (Lucknow).
  • She has a pretty long association of about 32 years with EIL, which began in July 1988.
  • She possesses more than 32 years of professional experience in chemical engineering.
  • She has served in various positions at the organisation.
  • She is a recipient of gold trophies at the ‘SCOPE Excellence Awards’ in the ‘Outstanding Woman Manager in PSEs’ category.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

SJVN has been honoured with Dun & Bradstreet – Corporate Award 2021

  • SJVN has been conferred with prestigious Dun & Bradstreet – Corporate Award 2021 in the category of Best Growth Performance-Power.
  • The award has been presented in a virtual conference titled India’s Top 500 Companies 2021.
  • The event showcased the performances of front runners among Indian Corporates.

About SJVN:

  • SJVN has ventured into Thermal Power, Wind and Solar energy generation, and into electricity transmission also.
  • With a robust portfolio of 31 projects of about 10,000 MW in the pipeline, SJVN for itself has set an ambitious target of achieving 5000 MW installed capacity by 2023, 12000 MW by 2030 and 25000 MW by 2040.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: MOU’s AND AGREEMENTS

India inks MoU with Nepal 

  • India and Nepal signed a memorandum of understanding for the reconstruction of 14 cultural heritage and 103 health sector projects damaged by the devastating 2015 earthquake in the country.
  • These projects will be reconstructed at a cost of 420 crore Nepalese Rupees (USD 36 million).
  • The Indian Embassy and the Central Level Project Implementation Unit (Building) of National Reconstruction Authority signed the MoUs for the reconstruction of 14 cultural heritage projects in Lalitpur, Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Dhading districts and 103 health sector projects in Lalitpur, Rasuwa, Nuwakot, Sindhupalchowk, Ramechhap, Dolakha, Gulmi, Gorkha and Kavre districts.
  • They were signed by both sides in the presence of Karun Bansal, First Secretary (Development Partnership and Reconstruction) of the Indian mission and Shyam Kishore Singh, Project Director, CLPIU (Building), Nepal.

About Nepal:

  • Capital: Kathmandu
  • Currency: Nepalese rupee
  • President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari

India and US signed Project Agreement 

  • India and the US have inked an agreement for cooperation in the development of air-launched unmanned aerial vehicles (ALUAVs), which could in the future lead to joint manufacture of artificial intelligence-enabled drone swarms capable of being launched from aircraft to overwhelm an adversary’s air defence systems.
  • The two countries will work to co-develop the ALUAV prototype at an initial cost of $11 million each (total $22 million) under the overall framework of the bilateral Defence Technology and Trade Initiative (DTTI), which has largely failed to deliver the goods since being launched in 2012.

About USA:

  • Capital: Washington, D.C.
  • President: Joe Biden
  • Currency: United States Dollar

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS

RIL arm acquires 2.28 cr shares of Strand Life Sciences for Rs 393 crore     

  • Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited  (RSBVL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, has acquired 2,28,42,654 equity shares of Rs 10 each from Strand Life Sciences Private Limited for Rs 393 crore. 
  • The company will make another investment worth Rs 160 crore by March 2023.
  • The total investment will translate into about 80.3 percent of equity share capital in Strand on a fully diluted basis.

About RIL :

  • Headquarters: Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Owner & CEO: Mukesh Ambani
  • Founder: Dhirubhai Ambani
  • Founded: 8 May 1973, Maharashtra

About Strand Life Sciences :

  • Founder: Vijay Chandru
  • Founded: October 2000, Bengaluru
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru
  • It is a pioneer of genomic testing in India with bioinformatics software and clinical research solutions to healthcare providers, including clinicians, hospitals, medical devices manufacturers and pharmaceutical

Hdfc life to acquired Exide life insurance

  • In one of the biggest deals in the insurance space, private sector life insurer HDFC Life announced it was acquiring a 100 per cent stake in Exide Industries-promoted Exide Life Insurance for Rs 6,687 crore, in a bid to enhance its proprietary channel.
  • The acquisition will add about 40 per cent to HDFC Life’s agency business and 30 per cent to its agent base.
  • Of the Rs 6,887 crore, Rs 725 crore will be in cash and the balance by issuing 87.02 million equity shares of the company at Rs 685 per share to Exide Industries.
  • The acquisition will augment the embedded value of HDFC Life by approximately 10 per cent and take its assets under management to over Rs 2 trillion.

About HDFC Life insurance:

  • HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd. is a long-term life insurance provider with its headquarters in Mumbai, offering individual and group insurance services and incorporated on 14 August 2000.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai
  • CEO: Vibha Padalkar

About Exide Life Insurance:

  • Exide Life Insurance Company Limited is an Indian based life insurance company, owned by the Exide Industries.
  • Exide Life Insurance distributes its products through multi-channels viz. Agency, Banc assurance, Corporate Agency & Broking as well as Direct Channels.

LIC bought 3.9% stake in Bank of India via open market acquisition

  • State-owned Bank of India stated LIC has picked up nearly 4 per cent equity shares of the bank through an open market transaction a day earlier.
  • LIC has picked up nearly 3.9 per cent (15,90,07,791 shares) of the bank through open market acquisition on September 2, 2021.
  • Before the latest acquisition of shares in the bank, LIC held over a 3.17 per cent stake in the state-owned bank.
  • The bank informed that LIC’s stake in Bank of India has now increased to 7.05 per cent, equivalent to 28,92,87,324 shares.

About LIC:

  • Life Insurance Corporation of India is an Indian government owned insurance and Investment Corporation.
  • It is under the ownership of Ministry of Finance, Government of India.
  • Chairperson: M R Kumar
  • Founder: Government of India
  • Founded: 1 September 1956
  • Headquarters: Mumbai

About BOI:

  • Bank of India is an Indian nationalised bank.
  • It is under the ownership of Ministry of Finance, Government of India with headquarters in Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai.
  • Founded in 1906, it has been government-owned since nationalisation in 1969.
  • Headquarters: Mumbai

CURRENT AFFAIRS: DEFENCE NEWS

Indian Army to procure over 100 ‘SkyStriker’ drones

  • Indian Army, the force has signed a contract to procure over 100 armed drones called “SkyStrikers” from Bengaluru-headquartered Alpha Design-led joint venture (JV) with Israel’s Elbit Security Systems (ELSEC).
  • The contract is estimated to be around Rs 100 crore.
  • Sky Striker is a cost-effective ‘loitering munition’ capable of carrying long-range penetration strikes.
  • It is also referred to as a ‘suicide drone’ as it crashes into the target with explosives. ‘Suicide drones‘ are autonomous systems that can independently locate, acquire and strike operator-designated targets with a 5 kilogram warhead that is installed inside the fuselage.

About Indian Army :

  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Founded: 1 April 1895, India
  • Commander-in-Chief: President Ram Nath Kovind
  • Chief of Defence Staff : General Bipin Rawat
  • Chief of the Army Staff : General Manoj Mukund Naravane
  • Vice Chief of the Army Staff : Lieutenant General Chandi Prasad Mohanty

Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise 28th edition of ‘SIMBEX-2021’ Concludes

  • The three-day long 28th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise SIMBEX
  • The Indian Navy was represented by Guided Missile Destroyer INS Ranvijay with a ship borne helicopter, ASW Corvette INS Kiltan and Guided Missile Corvette INS Kora and one P8I Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
  • Participants from the Republic of Singapore Navy included one Formidable Class Frigate, RSS Steadfast, embarked with an S-70B naval helicopter, one Victory Class Missile Corvette, RSS Vigour, one Archer Class Submarine and one Fokker-50 Maritime Patrol Aircraft.
  • Four F-16 fighter aircraft of the Republic of Singapore Air Force also participated in the exercise during the Air Defence Drills.

About SIMBEX:

  • Initiated in 1994, SIMBEX is the Indian Navy’s longest uninterrupted bilateral maritime exercise with any foreign navy.
  • Sustaining the continuity of this significant engagement despite the challenges of the ongoing pandemic further underscores the strength of bilateral defence ties between both countries.

About Singapore:

  • Capital: Singapore city
  • Currency: Singapore dollar
  • President: Halimah Yacob

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SUMMIT AND CONFERENCES

Nirmala Sitharaman chaired 24th meeting of Financial Stability and Development Council

  • Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 24th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council, FSDC in New Delhi.
  • The meeting deliberated on the various mandates of the FSDC, Financial Stability, Financial Sector Development, Inter-regulatory Coordination, Financial Literacy and Financial Inclusion.
  • During the meeting, it was noted that there is a need to keep a continuous vigil by Government and all regulators on the financial conditions.
  • The Council also discussed issues relating to management of stressed assets, strengthening institutional mechanism for financial stability analysis, financial inclusion, and framework for resolution of financial institutions and internationalization of Indian Rupee and pension sector related issues.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

New Generation Aircraft Hansa developed by CSIR-NAL makes maiden flight  

  • Hansa New Generation (NG) aircraft, designed and developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL), Bengaluru, successfully made its maiden flight from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) airport.
  • The aircraft was flown by test pilot Captain Amit Dahiya to an altitude of 4,000 feet and gained a speed of 80 knots for about 20 mins.

About Unique Features of Hansa-NG :

  • Hansa-NG is a glass cockpit with cabin comfort, highly efficient digitally controlled engine, electrically operated flaps, long-endurance, low acquisition, and low operating cost.
  • The aircraft will be certified within the next four months.

About Council of Scientific and Industrial Research :

  • Director General: Shekhar C. Mande
  • Founder: Shanti Swaroop Bhatnagar
  • Founded: 26 September 1942
  • Location : New Delhi

About National Aerospace Laboratories :

  • Founded: 1 June 1959
  • Director : Jitendra J Jadhav
  • Location : Bangalore

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SPORTS NEWS

Tokyo Paralympics: Shuttlers Pramod Bhagat won gold, Manoj Sarkar won bronze in men’s singles SL3 category

  • World number one shuttler in the men’s SL3 category, Pramod Bhagat won the gold medal in the Men’s Singles SL3 category, beating Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell in the final.
  • Meanwhile, Manoj Sarkar defeated Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara to win the bronze medal.
  • In Men’s Singles SL4 category, Suhas Yathiraj booked his spot in the gold medal match thereby assuring India of yet another medal by beating Indonesia’s Fredy Setiawan 21-9 21-15 in 31 minutes.
  • Tarun Dhillon, however, lost to Lucas Mazur in a hard-fought semifinal clash that lasted for 63 minutes.
  • Tarun lost the match 16-21, 21-16, 18-21.
  • Navdeep finished fourth with a best throw of 40.80 in the Javelin throw F41 final.

About Pramod:

  • Pramod Bhagat is an Indian professional Para-badminton player from Vaishali district, Bihar.
  • He is currently ranked world number one in para-badminton men’s singles SL3, and won a gold medal at the 2020 Summer Paralympics in Men’s singles SL3.

About Manoj Sarkar:

  • Manoj Sarkar is the current World no.1 Para-badminton player in the SL-3 Classification.
  • He has won a silver medal in the BWF Para-Badminton World championships, 2017 in the singles event.
  • He is supported by the GoSports Foundation through the Para Champions Programme.

Daily CA On Sep 04 :

  • National Wildlife Day is observed every year on September 4th, World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2021 under the theme “Forests and Livelihoods: Sustaining People and Planet”
  • The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting constituted a Committee to review the existing guidelines of Journalist Welfare Scheme and make appropriate recommendations for changes to the guidelines.
  • Continuing its series of activities under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the AYUSH Ministry has launched a campaign of distributing Ayush prophylactic medicines and written guidelines on diet and lifestyle in New Delhi.
  • The New Development Bank (NDB) established by the BRICS ((Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) countries in 2015 has approved Bangladesh as its new member.
  • India has gifted two mobile medical oxygen plants to Bangladesh to support the country’s fight against COVID-19.
  • Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and South Africa have decided to jointly test multiple central bank digital currencies that facilitate cross-border transactions.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha launched Rural Enterprises Acceleration Programme titled ‘Saath‘ for Self Help Group (SHG) women.
  • The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has sharply increased its allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDR) to India, in line with the country’s existing quota in the fund.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has imposed a monetary penalty of Rs 25 lakh on private lender Axis Bank for non-compliance.
  • Federal Bank launched its credit card in association with Visa.
  • Atul Bhatt has been appointed as chairman and managing director (CMD) of disinvestment-owned steel company Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd (RINL).
  • For the first time in the history of Rajya Sabha, the secretary-general position was given to a serving official, Dr Parasaram Pattabhi Kesava Ramacharyulu, till further orders.
  • Poonawalla Fincorp announced the appointment of Gaurav Sharma as Group Chief Technology Officer.
  • The Bird Photographer of the Year (BPOTY) has unveiled the winning photos of its international 2021 competition.
  • Maharatna Central PSU Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (POWERGRID), under the Ministry of Power, GOI was recently awarded the coveted “Association for Talent Development (ATD) 2021 BEST Award”.
  • The 27th Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra (GKCM) Award Festival will be hosted online between September 5 and 9.
  • The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology’s (MeitY) National e-Governance Division (NeGD) signed a memorandum of understanding with National Law University, Delhi and National Law Institute University in Bhopal to establish a Cyber Lab for the ‘Online Capacity Building Programme on Cyber Law, Crime Investigation, and Digital Forensics’.
  • Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries, Krishan Pal Gurjar chaired the 6th BRICS Energy Ministers Meeting 2021 under the Chairship of
  • Union Minister for Finance & Corporate Affairs  Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 24th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council (FSDC) in New Delhi.
  • The Gujarat Government will host 12th Defence Expo-2022 in Gandhinagar from March 10 to 13, 2021.
  • The Hurun Research Institute released the Hurun India Future Unicorn List 2021,India is the third largest Unicorn ecosystem in the world.
  • Three Indian educational institutes have found place in the top 400 list of Times World University Rankings 2022.
  • On Sep 03, 2021, 31-year old  India’s Harvinder Singh won the bronze medal in the men’s individual recurve event at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.
  • On Sep 04, 2021, 19-year-old Indian para-shooter Manish Narwal won the gold medal with a score of 218.2 points in the P4 – Mixed 50m Pistol SH1 final at Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
  • Former International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge Passed away.

Daily CA On Sep 05 & 06 :

  • The International Day of Charity is an international day observed annually on 5 September.
  • India celebrates Teachers’ Day on September 5 every year to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvopalli Radhakrisnan, the first Vice-President and second President of independent India (from 1962-67).
  • India has become the first Asian country to develop a plastics pact, launching a ground-breaking new initiative to bring together leading businesses at a national level to make commitments for building a circular system for plastics.
  • Ayush Ministry has launched the campaign AYUSH AAPKE DWAR from more than 45 locations across the country.
  • The Canadian city of Burnaby has declared September 5 as “Gauri Lankesh Day”, as a tribute to the dead journalist on her death anniversary, her sister Kavitha Lankesh.
  • The International Labour Organization (ILO) will issue its World Social Protection Report 2020-22: Social protection at the crossroads – in pursuit of a better future 1 September.
  • Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government has a proposal to set up a science innovation city in memory of late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi at Pimpri-Chinchwad, the sister city of Pune.
  • The Centre signed the tripartite Karbi Anglong agreement promising to fulfil all the conditions for development of the Karbi people within the stipulated time.
  • Arunachal Pradesh government has launched two ambitious schemes, one in agriculture sector called ‘AtmaNirbhar Krishi Yojna’ and the other for horticulture named ‘AtmaNirbhar Bagwani Yojna’.
  • Amazon India launched the Kisan (Farmer) Store, aligning with Government of India’s vision of empowering farmers and leveraging technology to transform the farming sector.
  • Vartika Shukla is set to be the next Chairman & Managing Director (CMD) of Engineers India Limited (EIL), a Navratna PSU under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoPNG).
  • SJVN has been conferred with prestigious Dun & Bradstreet – Corporate Award 2021 in the category of Best Growth Performance-Power.
  • India and Nepal signed a memorandum of understanding for the reconstruction of 14 cultural heritage and 103 health sector projects damaged by the devastating 2015 earthquake in the country.
  • India and the US have inked an agreement for cooperation in the development of air-launched unmanned aerial vehicles (ALUAVs), which could in the future lead to joint manufacture of artificial intelligence-enabled drone swarms capable of being launched from aircraft to overwhelm an adversary’s air defence systems.
  • Reliance Strategic Business Ventures Limited  (RSBVL), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, has acquired 2,28,42,654 equity shares of Rs 10 each from Strand Life Sciences Private Limited for Rs 393 crore. 
  • In one of the biggest deals in the insurance space, private sector life insurer HDFC Life announced it was acquiring a 100 per cent stake in Exide Industries-promoted Exide Life Insurance for Rs 6,687 crore, in a bid to enhance its proprietary channel.
  • State-owned Bank of India stated LIC has picked up nearly 4 per cent equity shares of the bank through an open market transaction a day earlier.
  • Indian Army, the force has signed a contract to procure over 100 armed drones called “SkyStrikers” from Bengaluru-headquartered Alpha Design-led joint venture (JV) with Israel’s Elbit Security Systems (ELSEC).
  • The three-day long 28th edition of Singapore-India Maritime Bilateral Exercise SIMBEX
  • Finance and Corporate Affairs Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired the 24th meeting of the Financial Stability and Development Council, FSDC in New Delhi.
  • Hansa New Generation (NG) aircraft, designed and developed by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-National Aerospace Laboratories (CSIR-NAL), Bengaluru, successfully made its maiden flight from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) airport.
  • World number one shuttler in the men’s SL3 category, Pramod Bhagat won the gold medal in the Men’s Singles SL3 category, beating Great Britain’s Daniel Bethell in the final, Meanwhile, Manoj Sarkar defeated Japan’s Daisuke Fujihara to win the bronze medal.
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