Current Affairs in English – August-4, 2021

Current Affairs in English – August-4, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

AUGUST – 4, 2021

NATIONAL

National Research Foundation (NRF)

  • Dharmendra Pradhan, the Union Minister of Education, announced that the government of India is planning to set up a National Research Foundation (NRF).
  • Its primary aim to strengthen the country’s research ecosystem.
  • The NRF will be functioning as a structure that will connect the industry, academia and the R&D of the country.

Controller General of Accounts

  • Deepak Das has taken over as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA).
  • Deepak Das is the 25th officer to hold the position of CGA.
  • CGA is the account keeper of the government and derives its mandate from Article 150 of the Constitution.

TAMIL NADU

Tamil Nadu legislature turns 100

  • The Assembly chambers at Fort St. George witnessed a historic event when President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the State legislature.

ECONOMIC

e-RUPI Digital Payment Solution

  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched “e-RUPI Digital Payment Solution” on August 2, 2021.
  • e-RUPI is an e-voucher-based payment solution. e-RUPI initiative was launched to limit touch points between government and beneficiary.
  • This Platform will also ensure that benefits reach its intended beneficiaries in a targeted and leak-proof manner.
  • e-RUPI is a one-time payment mechanism that will allow users to redeem voucher without using card, digital payments app or internet banking access.
  • The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) developed e-RUPI platform on its UPI platform.
  • It was launched in collaboration with Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and National Health Authority

SPORTS

PV Sindhu’s – Bronze

  • PV Sindhu has become first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals after defeating ‘He Bingjiao’ of China.
  • She is the first Indian woman to win Olympic silver.
  • At 2012 Rio Olympics, Sindhu had won women’s singles badminton silver in her Olympics debut.
  • She won bronze at the Tokyo Olympics.
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