Mrunal’s Current Affairs Weekly: Economy, Environment, Science, Person in News from July Week2 for UPSC IAS/IPS

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🗞 Current Affairs 2021: Economy & Environment from July Week2

  • 1A2-Monetary Policy: RBI allows retail investors to open ‘Retail Direct Gilt Account’ (RDG Account) with the RBI they can directly purchase the G-sec, State development loans, Sovereign gold bonds- without requiring an intermediary Mutual fund. 🤩 this will help deepening the G-Sec market with greater participation of retail investors. [खुदरा निवेशक आम आदमी भी सीधा रिज़र्व बैंक में सरकारी प्रतिभूतियों को ख़रीद सके इस प्रकार का RDG अकाउंट/ खाता खोलने की रिज़र्व बैंक ने अनुमति दी है।]
  • Bio-Diversity: Elephant reserves in Chhattisgarh: 1) Lemru is a planned elephant reserves in Chhattisgarh to prevent human-animal conflict in the region, with elephants moving into Chhattisgarh from Odisha and Jharkhand. Its area was then proposed to be 450 sq km. 2) Badalkhol Tamorpingla, the other elephant reserve measuring 1048.30 sq km. [छत्तीसगढ़ में हाथियों के संरक्षण के लिए कुछ आरक्षित विस्तार]

🗞 Current Affairs 2021: Science technology from July Week2

  • 6-Corona😷: Guillain–Barré syndrome = rare neuro-logical disease. Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine can lead to an increased risk of this disease.
  • 6-Corona😷: India Patient Zero – A 21-YEAR-OLD from Kerala’s Thrissur district, who was India’s first recorded case of Covid-19, has again tested positive for the virus. She was not vaccinated. Lesson? Corona antibodies are not permanent (भारत में जिसे सबसे पहली बार कोरोना हुआ था वह केरल की लड़की को वापस कोरोना हो गया है क्योंकि उसने अभी तक टिका नहीं लिया था यानी की एंटीबॉडी निरंतर शरीर में नहीं रहती)
  • 6-Corona😷: Ultraviolet UV-C Disinfection Technology, developed by the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). It is essentially an air duct system to disinfect the air in auditoriums, large conference rooms, class-rooms, malls etc. It will be installed in the Parliament building. (पराबैंगनी किरणो द्वारा हवा को जंतु/विषाणु-मुक्त करने की प्रणाली CSIR में विकसित की है जिसे भविष्य में संसद भवन में लगाया जाएगा)
  • Space-Tech👩🏻‍🔬: Indian female astronaut: Sirisha Bandla, vice president of Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic, became the third woman of Indian origin — after NASA astronauts Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams — to fly to space. [अवकाश यात्रा करने वाली तीसरी भारतीय महिला]
  • Space-Tech👩🏻‍🔬: Space tourism / suborbital flight: Virgin Group founder Richard Branson and five others undertook a brief trip to the “edge of space”, taking off on the VSS Unity spaceship to an altitude of 85 km from Earth before returning. Such a trip is called a “suborbital flight”. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos also planned similar trip on the Blue Origin spacecraft. Such a trip allows space travellers to experience a few minutes of “weightlessness”. At Branson’s Virgin Galactic, around 600 people have already paid deposits for tickets that are priced up to $250,000 (Rs 1.86 crore).[अवकाश के छोर तक/ पृथ्वी से क़रीब 85 किलोमीटर के अंतर पर हवाईयात्रा को ‘उपकक्षीय यात्रा’ कहा जाता है। अरबपति रिचर्ड ब्रैनसन तथा जेफ़ बिजोस इस प्रकार के अंतरिक्ष पर्यटन कार्यक्रम से ढेरों पैसा कमाना चाहते हैं।]
  • Robotics👩🏻‍🔬: Robotics: Italian Companies using robots such as ABB2, Quantek2 etc for carving sculptures from Marbles.

🗞 Current Affairs 2021: persons and places in news from July Week2

  • Places-in-News: Port: Jawaharlal Nehru Port or JNPT in Mumbai is facing problems of congestion. So, the Gujarat government has been planning to develop a port in Valsad region’s Nargol to address the problem of shipping infrastructure deficit in the region.
  • Books-Authors: Amartya Sen’s new book: “Home in the World”. He won Nobel Prize in Economics in 1998. He teaches at Harvard University.
  • Death: Death: Dr Panayambally Krishnakutty Warrier – renowned Ayurveda practitioner from Kerala
  • Death: Death: Cricketer Yashpal Sharma from 1983 World Cup. (पूर्व क्रिकेटर यशपाल शर्मा का निधन)
  • Sports🏏: Novak Djokovic won the Australian Open in February, the French Open in June. Finally won Wimbledon title for a sixth time in July- by defeating Matteo Berrettini of Italy [टेनिस विजेता जोकोविच]

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