CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021
AUGUST – 9, 2021
Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure
- Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI) has been joined in by 25 countries and seven international organisations as member till date.
- Canada and Bangladesh are the new entrant to CDRI.
- Prime minister launched the CDRI on September 23, 2019 during his speech at the UN Climate Action Summit
- Pakistani authorities have finalised a law to award provisional provincial status to strategically located Gilgit-Baltistan.
- Gilgit-Baltistan is one of the disputed territories of India.
- It is a chunk of high-altitude territory located on the north western corner of the Union Territory of Ladakh.
India’s first – Heart Failure Biobank:
- The first Heart Failure Biobank in the country has come up at the National Centre for Advanced Research and Excellence in HF at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Kerala.
Order of British Columbia award
- The Leading Indian-origin entrepreneur Ajay Dilwari has been honoured with Canada’s prestigious Order of British Columbia award.
- Mr Dilwari is the owner of Canada’s largest automotive group (Dilawri Group).
- He is now among 16 “exceptional people” to be appointed to the Order of British Columbia.