Current Affairs 18th August 2021 , Daily GK Update

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Current Affairs 18th August 2021 , Daily GK Update 

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National (Current Affairs)

Six lakh villages to get internet connectivity by 2024

Six lakh villages to get internet connectivity by 2024

  • According to Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajeev Chandrashekhar, six lakh villages in India will get internet connectivity by 2024 under the Bharat Net programme.
  • According to the minister, about 2.8 lakh villages have got internet facility as of now. Government is working towards its aim to provide internet facility for each household and to provide access to internet with a low-cost device for every member in a family.

International (Current Affairs)

Ghaziabad is world’s second most polluted city of 2020, Judbury in Australia cleanest: British company HouseFresh

Ghaziabad is world’s second most polluted city of 2020, Judbury in Australia cleanest: British company HouseFresh

  • Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad was adjudged the second most polluted city out of the 50 ‘most polluted cities’ in the world in 2020 by a report prepared by British company HouseFresh. Ghaziabad reported an average Air Quality Index (AQI) of 2.5 particulate matter (PM) in 106.6µg/m3.
  • Preceding Ghaziabad, the Chinese city of Hotan in Xinjiang province has been named the most polluted city with a PM2.5 of 110.2µg/m3.

Top 4 Polluted country in the world

  • Rank 1: Bangladesh
  • Rank 2: Pakistan
  • Rank 3: India
  • Rank 4:

Appointment

Priyanka Chopra Jonas named MAMI film festival chairperson

  • Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas was announced as the chairperson of Jio MAMI Film Festival, almost four months after Deepika Padukone stepped down from the position.
  • The Mumbai Academy of Moving Image (MAMI) unveiled its plans for the coming year, edition and the change in leadership.

Amway India appointed Mirabai Chanu as brand ambassador

Amway India appointed Mirabai Chanu as brand ambassador

  • Direct selling FMCG firm Amway India on 17th August announced that it has appointed Olympian Saikhom Mirabai Chanu as the brand ambassador for Amway and its Nutrilite range of products.
  • Chanu will spearhead the company’s campaigns focused on product ranges such as Nutrilite Daily, Omega and All Plant Protein among others. Chanu, a weightlifter, won the silver medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the women’s 49kg category.

Note: List of brand ambassador Appointed recently

  • Biotechnology company MyLab: Akshay Kumar
  • PUMA Motorsport in India: Yuvraj Singh
  • OnePlus wearables: Jasprit Bumrah
  • Eurosport: John Abraham
  • HomeLane: MS Dhoni
  • Cashify: Rajkummar Rao

Defence

Indian, Vietnam navies undertake bilateral maritime exercise in South China Sea

Indian, Vietnam navies undertake bilateral maritime exercise in South China Sea

  • In continuation with the ongoing deployment of Indian Navy ships in the South China Sea, INS Ranvijay and INS Kora undertook bilateral maritime exercise with Vietnam People’s Navy (VPN) frigate VPNS Ly Thai To(HQ-012) on 18 Aug 21.
  • The bilateral interaction aims to consolidate the strong bond shared by the two navies and would be another step towards strengthening India-Vietnam defence relations.

Note: List of Some Important Exercise

  • IMDEX, SIMBEX (Navel): India- Singapore
  • Samudra Shakti, CORPAT, “PASSEX”: Indian Navy-Indonesian Navy bilateral
  • SITMEX: India- Singapore-Thailand (Navel)
  • Bold Kurukshetra: India and Singapore

Indian frigate INS Tabar takes part in exercises Konkan 2021

Indian frigate INS Tabar takes part in exercises Konkan 2021

  • The Indian Navy’s Talwar-class frigate, INS Tabar, is taking part in exercises with the British Royal Navy.
  • It is currently docked into Portsmouth harbour and started the annual bilateral exercise Konkan 2021 on 12 August. The bilateral naval exercise Konkan is being held every year since 2004, to enhance the interoperability, synergy and cooperation between both navies.

Note: List of Exercise between India and UK

  • Ajeya Warrior: India and UK
  • Indradhanush: India and UK (Airforce)

Sport

Odisha to sponsor Indian Hockey teams for 10 more years

  • The Odisha government will sponsor the Indian Hockey teams for 10 more years, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced on 17th August. The state government started sponsoring the national hockey teams in 2018.
  • “The teams have scripted history with their brilliant performance at the Tokyo Olympics,” the chief minister said, handing over a cash award of Rs 10 lakh to each player.

Obituary

Tamil actor Anandha Kannan passed away at 48

  • Tamil star Anandha Kannan passed away on 16th August. The actor and popular TV host was 48.
  • Anandha Kannan started his career with Vasantham TV in Singapore before moving to Chennai where he worked with Sun Music as a video-jockey. He made a guest appearance in Venkat Prabhu’s Saroja (2008). Anandha Kannan later did a full fledged role in science fiction Tamil film Adisaya Ulagam (2012).

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