Current Affairs consist of two words. ‘Current’ means ‘recent or day to day’ and ‘Affairs’ means ‘events or issues’. It is important to know what is going on around the world, so we provide a dose of general knowledge on daily basis. We try to keep you updated with the current affairs 02/08/21 that will inform you about the recent happenings in the world. Owing to its importance and dynamic nature, current affairs is a section that is present in every competitive exam. So, we provide information from all the fields whether it is economy and business, nation and politics, sports and books, or world news.
This section also provides important information regarding education including the notifications of SSC, NDA, UPSC, etc. Reading daily current affairs will help aspirants gaining more knowledge as exams conducted for jobs and interviews also contain questions on general awareness.
Business and Economy- Current affairs 02/08/21
This category of current affairs 02/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
Narendra Modi is Set to Launch e-RUPI Digital Payment Solution
Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi is going to launch a digital portal called e-RUPI Digital Payment Solution on August 2, 2021. The e-RUPI is an e-voucher-based digital payment solution. It is an initiative to limit the touch-points between government and beneficiary. This digital platform also has the benefit of reaching its intended beneficiaries in a targeted and leak-proof manner. The e-RUPI, a one-time payment mechanism that allows users to redeem vouchers without using any cards.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 02/08/21
This category of current affairs 02/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
PM Modi Launched Academic Bank of Credit and Artificial Intelligence Programme
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has launched several educational initiatives. Among them, the Academic Bank of Credit and the Artificial Intelligence programme will provide multiple entry and exit options for students in Higher education. This programme will act as a digital bank that holds the credit earned by a student in any course. It is a major instrument for formulating multidisciplinary and holistic education. This programme will open the way for an AI-driven economy and make the youth future-oriented and.
Government of India Announced Reservation of 27% for OBCs and 10% for EWS in Medical Seats
The central government has announced the percentage of reservations in medical seats. The government allows 27% reservation for OBCs and a quota for 10% for students from the economically weaker sections (EWS) in undergraduate and postgraduate medical and dental courses under the All-India Quota (AIQ) scheme. In the AIQ scheme, seats at UG level is of 15%, and at the PG level, seats of 50% are kept domicile free in medical and dental government colleges.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 02/08/21
This category of current affairs 02/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
ISRO-NASA Joint Mission will Launch NISAR Satellite in 2023
The NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) is a joint mission of US based NASA and Indian space research agency ISRO. NISAR satellite is scheduled to be launched in 2023 which aims to measure changes in the earth’s surface. This satellite will use advanced radar images that will help it tomeasure the changes in surface of earth. This mission is used for observation of the entire earth at global level that includes the study of polar cryosphere and the Indian Ocean region.
CBSE with Intel Launch ‘ÁI For All’ Drive
The Ministry of Education of India has declared the launch of the ‘AI For All drive’. It is a joint effort with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and Intel. This drive is fully indented on making a fundamental comprehension of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a man-made brainpower for everybody in India. This initiative is bieing launched with the motive of creating a basic understanding of artificial intelligence in the country. Even the NEP 2020 also talks about preparing the students of the country for an AI driven economy.
Today Saturn was in Opposition to Earth at 11.30 am
The planet of rings, Saturn was in opposition to earth on Monday at 11.30 am. This phenomenon can be seen from all parts of India. A phenomenon in which Sun – Earth or any planet in the outer orbits of our solar system align at a maximum angle is called planetary opposition. So, today Saturn has remained closest to Earth. Saturn usually comes in the opposition position to earth once in a year around the month of August.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 02/08/21
This category of current affairs 02/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
PV Sindhu became the First Indian Woman to win Two Olympics Medals
After defeating ‘He Bingjiao’ of China in badminton, PV Sindhu has become the first Indian woman to win two Olympic medals. A 26-year-old badminton player defeated her Chinese opponent by 21-13, 21-15 in a women’s singles bronze medal match at Tokyo Olympics 2020. She is the first Indian woman to finish on the podium two times at Olympics. Sindhu also won Olympic silver and became the first Indian woman to win the same.
India Women’s Hockey Team Creates History and Enters Semifinals
The women’s hockey team of India created history by qualifying for the semifinals for the first time in the Olympic Games 2020. The Indian team beats three-time champions of Australia by a solitary goal. One day before this, the Indian men’s team entered the Olympic semifinals.
World- Current affairs 02/08/21
This category of current affairs 02/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
China Imposed COVID-19 Lockdown as the Country Battles Delta Variant Outbreak
Around millions of people in China are forced to stay at their homes as the country is trying to contain its largest coronavirus outbreak. On Monday, China reported 55 new locally transmitted coronavirus cases and with this the cases of Delta variant reached over 20 cities and more than a dozen provinces. Local governments of major cities including Beijing have now started mass testing and cordoning off residential compounds under quarantine.
Bangladesh and India Restored Freight Services on Haldibari-Chilahati Railway Link
On Sunday, Bangladesh and India started freight trains to restore the regular operation through the Haldibari-Chilahati rail route. This route has been started after over 50 years. Now, this step will strengthen railway connectivity and trade relation between these two countries.
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