Art and Culture
National Tribal Dance Festival 2021 held in Chhattisgarh
The annual 2nd National Tribal Dance Festival 2021 has been observed at Chhattisgarh.
The festival was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren, and the Chief Minister of Jharkhand Bhupesh Baghel.
The festival will host artists belonging to diverse tribal communities from countries including Uzbekistan, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, Uganda Syria, Mali, Palestine, and the Kingdom of Eswatini.
Quick Facts: Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh.
Axis Bank signed MoU with Indian Navy to offer ‘Power Salute’
Axis Bank has signed an MoU with the Indian Navy to offer a defense service salary package under ‘Power Salute’ in New Delhi.
The agreement will provide several benefits to all ranks of Indian Navy veterans and cadets.
Major benefits included under ‘Power Salute’ are an accident cover up to INR 56 lakh, children grant up to INR 8 lakh, permanent disability cover up to INR 46 lakhs, and much more.
Quick Facts: Axis Bank is headquartered in Mumbai.
IAF participates in International Exercise ‘Blue Flag 2021’
A total of 84 Indian Air Force (IAF) personnel took part in the international multilateral combat exercise Blue Flag 2021 along with IAF’s Mirage 2000 aircraft squadron at Israel.
The theme of the Blue Flag 2021 was “Integration of fourth and fifth-generation aircraft in complex operational scenarios”.
The other seven countries that have participated in the exercise include the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Greece, and Israel.
Quick Facts: Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel.
Science and Technology
SpaceX sets up subsidiary in India
World’s richest person Elon Musk-owned SpaceX has incorporated its wholly-owned subsidiary in India to start local broadband operations.
SpaceX’s satellite broadband arm Starlink aims to start broadband services in India from December 2022,
The company is charging a deposit of INR 7,350 per customer and claims to deliver data speed in the range of 50 to 150 megabits per second in the beta stage.
Quick Facts: SpaceX was founded in 2002.
Indian GM P Iniyan has won the Rujan Zora Chess tournament
Indian Grandmaster (GM) P Iniyan has won the 5th Rujna Zora Chess tournament held in Serbia.
International Master (IM) Makarian Rudik of Russia stood 2nd followed by VS Raaghul who clinched 3rd place.
P Iniyan is the 16th Indian Grandmaster from Erode, Tamil Nadu, and is ranked 2556 at the International Chess Federation (FIDE).
Quick Facts: FIDE was founded in 1924 in Paris, France.
Government of Haryana launched ‘Uttam Beej portal’
The Chief Minister of Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar has launched the ‘Uttam Beej portal’ which will benefit the farmers of Haryana by providing them quality seeds.
The seed portal has been linked with ‘Meri Fasal Mera Byora Portal’ and Family Identity Card ID.
The portal will ensure that farmers get good high-quality seeds which will improve their manufacturing and revenue.
Quick Facts: Chandigarh is the capital of Haryana.
IREDA launches ‘Whistle Blower’ portal
The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA) has launched a ‘Whistle-Blower Portal’ as part of the celebration of ‘Vigilance Awareness Week 2021’.
The portal was launched by Shri Pradip Kumar Deo who is the Chairman and Managing Director of IREDA.
The IREDA is a PSU under the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) established as a Non-Banking Financial Institution.
Quick Facts: IREDA is headquartered in New Delhi, India.