Current affairs are one of the inevitable and compulsive topics in almost every competitive examination. It is inevitable for an aspirant to get updated on daily current affairs happening around the world. Daily newspaper reading and follow-ups are necessary for comprehending these current affairs sections. This article has provided the top weekly current affairs from June 28 to July 04, 2021, which will help all aspirants improve scores in their competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, and Banking.
Top Current Affairs for all Competitive Exams 2021 June 28 to July 04
Here is the list of top current affairs of the week June 28 to July 04, 2021, which will be helpful for all competitive examinations like PSC, SSC, RRB, Banking, etc.
India ranked at 10th position in ITU’s Global Cybersecurity Index 2020
- India has been ranked as the 10th best country in the world in the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2020, released by International Telecommunication Union (ITU) on June 29, 2021.
- The GCI 2020 is the fourth edition of the annual index and ranked 194 countries.
- India scored 97.5 points from 100 points to rank among the top ten best countries in the world.
- The United States has topped the GCI 2020.
- The United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia are tied to the second position.
- ITU is a UN specialized agency for ICTs headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.
Asia’s longest high-speed track “NATRAX” for automobiles inaugurated in Indore
- The Union Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Prakash Javadekar virtually inaugurated a High-Speed Track (HST), NATRAX, in Indore on June 29, 2021.
- NATRAX is the longest high-speed track in Asia, measuring 11.3 km in length, developed in an area of 1000 acres of land.
- It will serve as a one-stop solution for all sorts of high-speed performance tests for all categories of vehicles ranging from 2 wheelers to heavy tractor-trailers.
Venue of ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 moved from India to UAE and Oman
- The venue for ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021 has been shifted from India to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Oman. The tournament will be held from October 17 to November 14, 2021.
- Originally, the tournament was to be staged in India but had to be shifted, following the second wave of Covid-19 in the country.
- However, the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) will remain the hosts of the event in the UAE and Oman.
International Plastic Bag Free Day: 3rd July
- The International Plastic Bag Free Day is held on July 3 around the world to spread awareness that a plastic bag-free world is possible and that sound environmental alternatives to single-use plastic bags are available.
- 2021 is the 12th edition of the celebrations.
- The day is an initiative by Bag Free World for the purpose of getting rid of the single-use of plastic bags around the world and promoting environmental conservation by encouraging us all to stay away from the use of plastic bags and instead look for more eco-friendly alternatives.
Indian Wrestler Sumit Malik gets two-year ban by UWW for doping
- The United World Wrestling (UWW), the world wrestling governing body, has imposed a two-year ban on Indian wrestler Sumit Malik, with effect from July 03, 2021.
- The 28-year-old has been banned for failing a dope test.
- His B sample also returned positive for a prohibited stimulant.
Grene Robotics develops India’s first indigenous drone defence dome ‘Indrajaal’
- Hyderabad-based company Grene Robotics has designed and developed India’s first autonomous drone defence dome called “Indrajaal”.
- Indrajaal is an autonomous defence weapon system, to identify and counter threats, using technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, cybersecurity, and robotics.
- Indrajaal can protect a large area of 1,000-2,000 sq km per system against threats such as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), incoming weapons (missiles), loitering munitions, and Low-Radar Cross Section (low flying) targets autonomously
Book Titled “Fiercely Female: Story of Dutee Chand” by Sundeep Misra
- The journalist-author Sundeep Misra has come out with his new book titled ‘Fiercely Female: The Dutee Chand Story’ . Dutee Chand is the first openly homosexual athlete from India.
- The book narrates the life of Dutee Chand of how she overcame poverty and inadequate training and sporting culture to become one of India’s premier athletes.
- It also details the gender-identity controversy that abruptly interrupted her dreams as she was dropped from the 2014 Commonwealth Games on the charge that she was ineligible to compete as a female athlete.
Indian Journalist P Sainath wins Japan’s Fukuoka Grand Prize for 2021
- Renowned Indian journalist and founder of PARI (People’s Archive of Rural India), Palagummi Sainath has been awarded the Fukuoka Grand Prize for 2021.
- The award is given to individuals and organizations for their work in preserving Asian culture, by Japan’s Fukuoka city and the Fukuoka City International Foundation.
- The Fukuoka Prize is given in three categories: Academic Prize, Culture Prize, and Grand Prize.
- Among these, the Grand Prize is considered the biggest one.
- The last Indian to be awarded the prize was A. R. Rahman (2016).
World Bank approves USD125 million financial support program for Green and Resilient Kerala
- The World Bank Board of Executive Directors has approved a $125 million support for the ‘Resilient Kerala Program’ to help the state in preparedness against natural disasters, climate change impacts, disease outbreaks, and pandemics.
- The Resilient Kerala Program aims to:
- Incorporate disaster risk planning in the master plans of urban and local self-governments to ease financial constraints on the state government when faced with unexpected shocks
- Make the health, water resources management, agriculture, and road sectors more resilient to calamities.
Star Archer Deepika Kumari wins Hat-Trick gold medal at Archery World Cup Stage 3 in Paris
- The ace Indian archer Deepika Kumari, created a new world record as she claimed three back-to-back gold medals in a single day, on June 26, 2021, during the Archery World Cup Stage 3, held in Paris from 21 to 27, June 2021.
- The Ranchi daughter claimed gold in each of women’s recurve individual, team, and mixed pair events.
- India topped the medals tally with four gold medals.
- The fourth gold medal came from Abhishek Verma, from the men’s individual event in the compound section.
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