Daily Current Affairs and GK | 14 September 2021

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Topic: Books and Authors

1. Subramanian Swamy written a new book titled “Human Rights and Terrorism in India”.

  • BJP MP Subramanian Swamy authored a new book titled “Human Rights and Terrorism in India”.
  • He has written that the release of three terrorists in exchange for hijacked Indian Airlines passengers in Afghanistan's Kandahar in 1999 was the "worst capitulation" to terrorists in India's modern history.
  • In his book, he has explained that how the combating of terrorism can be harmonized with human and fundamental rights within reasonable restrictions.
  • He claims in his book that the political goal of terrorists is to "demoralize the Hindu and undermine the Hindu foundation of India.
  • He also mentioned another incident of 1989, in which five terrorists were released to save the life of Mufti Mohammed Sayeed's kidnapped daughter Rubaiyya.

Topic: Defence

2. India gets its first nuclear missile tracking ship ‘INS Dhruv’.

  • INS Dhruv has been inducted into the Indian Navy. It is India’s first nuclear missile tracking ship.
  • It has been built by DRDO in collaboration with the National Technical Research Organisation (NTRO).
  • It could provide early warning of attacks from ballistic missiles. It will be known by the code name of VC-11184.
  • It is equipped with long-range radars, dome-shaped tracking antennae, and advanced electronics. It has the capability to map ocean beds for research and can detect enemy submarines.
  • It will help in monitoring the flight trajectories and telemetry data of the Agni land-based missiles and 'K' series of submarines.
 

Topic: International News

3. IAEA signed deal with Iran for monitoring nuclear programme.

  • IAEA, the Union atomic watchdog, has signed an agreement with Iran to monitor nuclear programme.
  • Iran has allowed International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to replace the cameras' memory cards that were installed for the monitoring nuclear sites.
  • In 2015, a landmark deal was agreed between Iran and world powers for a joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Iran had agreed to restrict its nuclear activities in exchange for lifting sanctions.
  • IAEA Said there had been no progress on two key issues of Iran nuclear programme: explaining uranium traces found at old, undeclared sites and getting urgent access to monitoring equipment.
  • According to the IAEA report, Iran has stockpiled 2105 kilograms of low-enriched uranium. It is well above the limit decided in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Iran:

Iran is located in Western Asia.

Its capital and largest city is Tehran.

Its President is Ebrahim Raisi.

Topic: National News

4. Ministry of Civil Aviation granted drone use permission to ICMR & IIT, Bombay.

  • Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted drone use permission to ICMR & IIT, Bombay.
  • ICMR has received permission for conducting experimental Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) vaccine delivery in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Manipur, and Nagaland through drones.
  • The permission has been granted to IIT Bombay to use drones for research, development, and testing of drones in its own premises.
  • The permission has been granted to both institutions on the conditional exemption from Drone Rules, 2021. It will be valid for a period of one year from the date of approval.
  • Earlier, Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia had launched the first of its kind ‘Medicines from the Sky’ project in Telangana. Under this project, the drug and vaccine will be delivered by drones.
  • The Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has notified Drone Rules 2021 in August 2021. It will open up new possibilities for innovation & business through Drones.

 

UPPCS Prelims Test Series 2021

 

Topic: Important Days

5. Hindi Day (Hindi Divas): 14 September.

  • Hindi Day (Hindi Divas) is celebrated every year on 14 September.
  • 14 September is celebrated as Hindi Day (Hindi Divas) to commemorate adoption of Hindi as official language of India.  
  • On 14 September 1949, the Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as the official language of the India.
  • On the occasion of Hindi Divas- 2021, Department of Official Language in Ministry of Home Affairs will organize Hindi Divas function and prize distribution at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi.
  • The function will be presided over by Hon'ble Union Home and Cooperation Minister Shri Amit Shah.
  • Hon'ble Minister of State for Home Shri Nityanand Rai, Shri Ajay Kumar Mishra and Shri Nishith Pramanik will be present as special guests in the function.
  • In this event to be held on Hindi Diwas, Rajbhasha Kirti Award and Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar will be distributed by Shri Amit Shah.

Hindi Diwas

Topic: State news/Gujarat

6. Sardardham Bhavan inaugurated by PM Modi through video conferencing.

  • Sardardham Bhavan has been inaugurated by PM Modi through video conferencing on 11 September.
  • He also performed `bhoomi pujan` of Sardardham Phase-II Kanya Chhatralaya (girls` hostel).
  • Sardardham Bhavan is located in Ahmedabad. PM Modi recalled role played by Sardar Patel in Kheda movement.
  • He also mentioned about world's tallest statue located in Gujarat's Kevadia. It was inaugurated on October 31, 2018, on the 143rd birth anniversary of the “Iron Man.”
  • PM Modi announced that a Chair would be set up at the Faculty of Arts in Banaras Hindu University (BHU) in the memory of Tamil poet Subramania Bharati, who passed away on 11 September in 1921.

Gujarat:

It is a coastal state of India. Its capital is Gandhinagar. It is the fifth largest state by area. 

Governor: Acharya Dev Vrat, Chief Minister: Bhupendra Patel

Lok Sabha seats: 26, Rajya Sabha seats: 11

Gir National Park is located in Gujarat.

Topic: International News

7. India and US launch the Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD).

  • India and the US launched the “Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue (CAFMD)”. It is part of the India-U.S. Climate and Clean Energy Agenda 2030 partnership.
  • It has been launched by the Union Minister of Environment Bhupender Yadav and John Kerry, U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC).
  • The dialogue will help in strengthening India-US bilateral cooperation on climate and environment and also show the world that how the world can align swift climate action with inclusive and resilient economic development.
  • A bilateral meet was also organized between both countries to discuss a wide range of climate issues related to COP26, Climate Ambition, Climate Finance, International Solar Alliance (ISA), etc.
  • India has already achieved the target of 100 GW renewable energy. India has set a new ambitious target of achieving 450GW renewable energy by 2030.

India and US launch the Climate Action and Finance Mobilization Dialogue

(Source: News on AIR)

Topic: Summits/ Conferences/ Meetings

8. A two-day conference of Tourism and Culture Ministers of North Eastern States begins in Guwahati.

  • A two-day conference of Tourism and Culture Ministers of North Eastern States has been started in Guwahati.
  • The main objective of this conference is to discuss the development of tourism and issues related to connectivity in the North Eastern Region.
  • Union Minister of Tourism G. Kishan Reddy said that the government has approved 16 projects in the North-Eastern region under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme.
  • The government is giving special emphasis on developing infrastructure, ground capacity, and skills in the Northeast region. Tourism Ministry is also providing branding and marketing support to the northeast region.
  • The North Eastern States Ministers agreed that the infrastructural development in North East will enhance the tourism development in the region.

conference of Tourism and Culture Ministers of North Eastern States begins in Guwahati

(Source: News on AIR)

Topic: Defense News

9. Indian Navy participated in maritime partnership exercise with Sudanese Navy in Red Sea.

  • Indian Navy and Sudanese Navy took part in a maritime partnership exercises in the Red Sea off the Sudanese coast on 10 September.
  • INS Tabar and two Sudanese Navy ships- Almazz and Nimer- participated in this maritime partnership exercise.
  • The exercise has been organized to enhance interoperability between the two navies. The exercise concluded with a ‘Steam Past’ between ships of the navies.
  • Coordinated maneuvering, replenishment at sea drills, helo operations, operations for interdicting suspect vessels at sea, and communication procedures were part of the Naval exercise.
  • Recently, INS Tabar participated in a maritime partnership exercise with ENS Alexandria, a frontline frigate of the Egyptian Navy, in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • INS Tabar is a Talwar-class stealth Frigate built for the Indian Navy in Russia. It is part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet.

Topic: Appointment

10. Jim Lanzone appointed as new Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo.

  • Jim Lanzone has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo.
  • He will succeed Guru Gowrappan, who has been named Senior Advisor to Apollo’s private equity business.
  • Jim Lanzone was currently serving as the CEO of the Dating App Tinder and earlier he was leading the digital operations of CBS Corporation as Chief Digital Officer. He is also a member of the board of directors of GoPro.
  • Renate Nyborg has been appointed as the new CEO of Tinder.

Yahoo:

It is an American web services provider.

Its headquarter is located in Sunnyvale, California.

It was established by Jerry Yang and David Filo in January 1994.

Topic: Personality in News

11. Former Union minister Oscar Fernandes passes away.

  • Former Union minister and senior Congress leader Oscar Fernandes died at the age of 80.
  • He was the sitting member of the Rajya Sabha. Oscar Fernandes was the Union Cabinet Minister for Transport, Road and Highways in the Manmohan Singh-led government.
  • He also served as the Minister of Labour and Employment. He was also the chairman of the Central Election Authority of the All India Congress Committee (AICC).
  • He was the five-time Lok Sabha MP between 1983 and 1997. He founded the ‘Jolly Club’ NGO for providing Library facilities to youths.
  • He was a trained performer of Yakshagana, a traditional art of Karnataka.
 

 

 

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