01 – July – 2021 – Daily Current Affairs [ India & International ]
India ranked 20th in Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021
India stands at the 20th rank among the top 100 countries that have been ranked in the Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021 by Startup Blink. The country was at 17th rank in 2019 and at 23rd rank in 2020. According to the report, India needs to better its infrastructure and Internet speed in order to further strengthen its start-up ecosystem. The United States is at top rank in Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021. In Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021, India currently has 43 of its cities listed in the top 1000 globally. Among Indian cities Bengaluru is at 10th rank, New Delhi at 14th rank and Mumbai at 16th rank. San Francisco Bay of United States is at 1st rank in Global Startup Ecosystem Index 2021.
J&K inaugurated ‘SUKOON’ a mental health helpline
J&K Chief Secretary inaugurated SDRF first Battalion’s 24×7 mental health helpline ‘SUKOON’ at its headquarters. This initiative, launched by SDRF First Battalion Kashmir in collaboration with Mission Youth J&K and Tourism department, will guide the caller to avail services of clinical psychologists, therapists, counselors and psychiatrists. ‘SUKOON’ is a mental health helpline initiative to offer guidance to persons who are experiencing anxiety, depression, stress etc.
NITI Aayog’s CEO Amitabh Kant tenure extended 1 year
The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has extended the tenure of NITI Aayog’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Amitabh Kant by one year till 30 June 2022. This is for the third time that Amitabh Kant’s tenure has been extended. Amitabh Kant was first appointed as the CEO of the NITI Aayog on 17 February 2016.
Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar awarded to Dr. Rajendra Kishore Panda
The Kuvempu Rashtriya Puraskar, the national award instituted in memory of late poet laureate Kuvempu, has been awarded to renowned Odia poet Dr. Rajendra Kishore Panda for the year 2020. The prestigious award carries a cash award of Rs 5 lakh, a silver medal, and a citation.
Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari new Vice Chief of IAF
Air Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari will be the new Vice Chief of Indian Air Force succeeding Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora. Air Marshal Chaudhari is currently serving as commander-in-chief of the IAF’s Western Air Command (WAC) that looks after the security of the country’s air space in the sensitive Ladakh sector as well as various other parts of north India.
Abhimanyu Mishra became youngest chess Grandmaster
Indian-origin American Abhimanyu Mishra has become the youngest-ever chess Grandmaster in the world. At 12 years, 4 months and 25 days, he obliterated the long-standing record held by Sergey Karjakin, who was 12 years and 7 months old when he attained the title.
J & K launched ‘HAUSLA’ for catalyzing women entrepreneurship
Lieutenant Governor of J & K has launched the “HAUSLA- inspiring her growth”, a comprehensive programme for catalyzing women entrepreneurship in J & K. The priority of the government is to reduce the gap between women and men entrepreneurs. The intent of the innovative initiative is to empower Women as vital drivers of the overall development process in the UT by identifying & empowering Women Entrepreneurs as role models, providing them with markets, networks, training & continuous support and subsequently building an ecosystem to inspire other local women entrepreneurs.
“Decoding Shankar” documentary awarded Toronto International Women Film Festival, 2021
Freelance filmmaker Deepti Pillay Sivan’s most touted documentary, “Decoding Shankar” about the life and career of the celebrated musician Shankar Mahadevan, recently won the Best Film Award in the Documentary section (Best Biographical) at the Toronto International Women Film Festival, 2021. The documentary is a sketch of the life of the prolific musician focusing on how he balances his career as a singer, music composer, and teacher.
India ranked 10th in Global Cybersecurity Index 2020
India has been ranked as the 10th best country with 97.5 points in the world in the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2020 released by International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The GCI 2020 is the fourth edition of the annual index and ranked 194 countries. Countries were ranked on the basis of performance on five parameters, which includes: legal measures, technical measures, organizational measures, capacity development, and cooperation. The United States has topped the GCI 2020 index.
National Doctors’ Day organized on 01 July
The National Doctors’ Day is organized on 01 July annually in India by the Indian Medical Association (IMA). The day is celebrated to honour the great physicians and help us understand the importance of doctors in our lives and value them, to offer them our respects by commemorating one of their greatest representatives.