Current Affairs 12th August 2021 , Daily GK Update

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Current Affairs 12th August 2021 , Daily GK Update 

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Banking & Financial

RBI increase collateral-free loans to Self Help Groups

RBI increase collateral-free loans to Self Help Groups

  • The Reserve Bank of India has raised the limit for collateral-free loans to Self-Help Groups (SHG) under the DAY-NRLM (Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission) from Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 20 Lakhs.
  • The DAY-NRLM is the flagship program of Govt. of India for promoting poverty reduction through building strong institutions for the poor, particularly women, and enabling these institutions to access a range of financial services and livelihoods.

Note: About RBI

  • Governor: Shaktikanta Das
  • Deputy Governor:  Mahesh Kumar Jain
  • Deputy Governor: M. D. Patra
  • Deputy Governor: M Rajeshwar Rao
  • Deputy Governor : T Rabi Sankar


Kamlesh Kumar Pant appointed new NPPA chairman

  • Kamlesh Kumar Pant has been appointed as the new chairman of National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) by the Appointments Committee of the Union Cabinet.
  • The pharmaceutical pricing agency was currently headed by IAS officer Shubhra Singh, who was appointed to the post in 2018. Singh has been repatriated to her cadre state Rajasthan, according to an order of the personnel ministry.

Cashify appoints Rajkummar Rao as first brand ambassador

Cashify appoints Rajkummar Rao as first brand ambassador

  • Cashify, a re-commerce marketplace that sells and buys used smartphones and other electronic gadgets, on 11th August announced that it has appointed Rajkummar Rao as its first brand ambassador.
  • The actor has signed a multi-year contract with the company and he will promote the products across digital media platforms through campaigns and promotional activities exclusively for the smartphone buyback category.

Note: List of brand ambassador (Recently Appointed)

  • PUMA: Washington Sundar and Devdutt Padikkal.
  • PUMA Motorsport in India: Yuvraj Singh
  • OnePlus wearables: Jasprit Bumrah
  • Eurosport: John Abraham
  • HomeLane: MS Dhoni


AL-Mohed AL-Hindi 2021 Exercise Set to Begin Between Indian Navy & Saudi Arabia Navy

AL-Mohed AL-Hindi 2021 Exercise Set to Begin Between Indian Navy & Saudi Arabia Navy

  • India and Saudi Arabia are all set to conduct their first-ever naval exercise, in reflection of their growing defence and military cooperation.
  • Indian Navy’s guided-missile destroyer INS Kochi reached Saudi Arabia on 10th August for the “Al-Mohed Al-Hindi 2021″ exercise. The exercise is taking place amid rising tension in the Gulf region after a drone attack on a merchant tanker off Oman killed a British national and a Romanian citizen over a week back.

Note: List of Defence Exercise Between India and Gulf Countries

  • Al Nagah: India and Oman
  • Naseem-Al-Bahr’: India and Oman (Navy)
  • Zayed Talwar 2021’: India and UAE (Navy)

DRDO Successfully Test-Fires Nirbhay Missile

DRDO Successfully Test-Fires Nirbhay Missile

  • The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has successfully test-fired medium-range subsonic cruise missile Nirbhay from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur, off Odisha coast. Nirbhay is India’s first Indigenous Technology Cruise Missile (ITCM).
  • This was the first successful test-firing of the missile with the indigenous booster engine. It can use both conventional and nuclear weapons of 200 to 300 kilograms.

Launch Missile with range by DRDO IN NEWS

  • “Prithvi II”-350 Km
  • “Brahmos”-400Km
  • “Shaurya”-1000Km
  • “Pranash”-200Km
  • “K-4 nuclear”-3500Km
  • “Nirbhay”: 1500Km
  • Agni P Ballistic Missile: 1000 to 2000KM
  • ‘Akash-NG’: 60KM


GSLV-F10 fails to launch earth observation satellite into intended orbit

GSLV-F10 fails to launch earth observation satellite into intended orbit

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) ‘s GSLV-F10 rocket that blasted off from Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota, some 100 km from Chennai on August 12, 2021 morning failed to launch earth observation satellite EOS-3 into the intended orbit.
  • ISRO chairman K. Sivan said that a “technical anomaly was observed in the cryogenic stage and the mission could not be accomplished.”

Important Day

12 August: International Youth Day

  • International Youth Day is marked on August 12. The day as the name suggests, is celebrated for giving voice to the initiatives and actions taken by the young people across the globe.
  • The first International Youth Day was celebrated in 1999.
  • Theme 2021:“Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”.

12 August: World Elephant Day

  • Every year, on August 12 the world celebrates Elephant Day to recognise their importance in our ecosystem. The day also focuses on spreading awareness about their preservation and protection.
  • On August 12, 2012 the first World Elephant Day was observed, and the plight of Asian and African elephants was highlighted.


Renowned Ayurvedacharya Balaji Tambe passes away

  • A well-known spiritual leader who was also an Ayurveda doctor and proponent of Yoga, Dr Balaji Tambe, passed away.
  • The founder of ‘Atmasantulana Village’, a holistic healing centre near Lonavala, Dr Tambe had written several books on spirituality, Yoga and Ayurveda. He dedicated his entire life to promote and popularize Ayurveda and Yoga.

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