02 – July – 2021 – Daily Current Affairs [ India & International ]
India & South Korea navy Exercise in East China Sea
Indian Navy warship conducted military drill with South Korean vessel in the East China Sea. Indian Navy’s indigenous ASW Corvette INS Kiltan undertook the exercise with Republic of Korea’s Ship ROKS Gyeongnam. The Navy partnership exercise is aimed at enhancing interoperability and facilitating the exchange of best practices with partner navies in the maritime domain.
Flipkart has launched Shopsy
Flipkart has launched Shopsy, an app that will enable Indians to start their online businesses without any investment. Flipkart aims to enable over 25 million online entrepreneurs by 2023 with the help of Shopsy. Users of Shopsy will be able to share catalogues of a wide selection of 15 crore products offered by Flipkart sellers.
India’s Current Account surplus 0.9% of GDP
According to the data released by the Reserve Bank of India, India reported a Current Account surplus of 0.9% of GDP in Financial Year 2021. In Financial Year 2020 there was a Current Account deficit of 0.9%. The reason for the Current Account Surplus in Financial Year 2021 is a sharp contraction in the trade deficit to US$ 102.2 billion from US$ 157.5 billion in 2019-20. India has seen a Current account surplus for the first time in 17 years.
Sea Breaker – 5th generation long-range precision-guided missile system
Israeli defence electronics company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems has unveiled Sea Breaker, a 5th generation long-range, autonomous, precision-guided missile system, which can precisely target sea and land targets up to a range of 300 kilometres. Sea Breaker features an advanced imaging infra-red seeker, which can engage stationary or moving targets in a diverse range of land and marine environments. Sea Breaker can be launched from naval platforms, varying in size, and from fast attack missile boats to corvettes and frigates.
World UFO Day on 2 July
The World UFO Day is held on 2 July every year globally. It is a day dedicated to the existence of Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO) by the World UFO Day Organization (WUFODO). Initially, the day was observed on 24 June.
India’s first indigenous drone defence dome ‘Indrajaal’
India’s first indigenous drone defence dome ‘Indrajaal’ has been developed by Hyderabad-based Grene Robotics. As per the company, the drone defence dome ‘Indrajaal’ is capable of autonomously protecting an area of 1000-2000 sq km against aerial threats. It protects the area by assessing and acting on aerial threats such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), and Low-Radar Cross Section (RCS) targets.
UDISE+ for 2019-2020 Report released
Union minister of education released Unified District Information System for Education Plus report (UDISE+) for 2019-2020. UDISE+, launched in 2018-2019, is the largest Management Information Systems on school education. As per report, total enrolment in 2019-20 was about 25.09 crores in primary to higher secondary levels of school education. Enrolment of boys was 13.01 crore while that of girls was 12.08 crore. Enrolment number has increased by 26 lakhs as compared to data of 2018-19.