Current Affairs in English – July-25, 2021

Current Affairs in English – July-25, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

JULY – 25, 2021

NATIONAL

The World Universities Summit

  • The Summit was organized by O.P. Jindal Global University, located at Sonipat, Haryana.
  • The theme of the summit was “Universities of the Future: Building Institutional Resilience, Social Responsibility and Community Impact”.
  • The Vice President of India M. Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated and addressed this Summit as Chief Guest

INTERNATIONAL

Mekong-Ganga Cooperation

  • Its 11th meeting was recently held.
  • It was 20th anniversary meet of MGC.
  • The Foreign Minister of Cambodia co-chaired the meeting along with foreign minister of India.
  • It was launched in the year 2000 with the aim of boosting cooperation in tourism, connectivity and culture and other range of areas.
  • This initiative comprises of six countries.
  • They are: India, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam

Cadet World Wrestling Championship 2021

  • It was held in Budapest, Hungary.
  • The India’s Young wrestlers Aman Gulia and Sagar Jaglan emerged as the new world champions.

STATE

  • Kerala removes the age limit for transgenders in university admissions. o Kerala was the first State in India to have announced transgender educational coverage in the year 2015.

AWARDS

SKOCH Award

  • The Cachar Deputy Commissioner, Keerthi Jalli received the National Silver SKOCH Award
  • It is given for ‘Pushti Nirbhor’ (nutrition-dependent) a convergence project on transformation and development entailing setting up Nutri-gardens at houses in Dinnathpur Bagicha village.
  • The village is near the India-Bangladesh border in the Katigorah circle of the Cachar district.
  • Instituted in 2003, SKOCH Award salutes people, projects and institutions that go the extra mile to make India a better nation.

DAYS

July 22

  • 22nd July is organised as World Fragile X Awareness Day.
  • On this day various landmarks and monuments are illuminated by various communities globally.
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