07 August 2021 Current Affairs: Pass the UPSC civil service exam and work as a collector for any government department. The importance of current affairs in UPSC exams cannot be underestimated. In the prelims, mains, and interviews, important current affairs will be discussed in question format. As a result, pay attention to GK’s current affairs for UPSC. Every day, Jobads staff filter the top 10 current affairs for UPSC applicants. Candidates that study our Ca’s will be prepared for any competitive exam, not only the UPSC. Finally, make sure you’re up to date on the current affairs of today, August 7, 2021.
Appointments & Resigns
Indian-American USAID Mission Director: Latest In Current Affairs
Veena Reddy has been appointed as the mission director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Veena Reddy will be the first Indian-American to oversee the US Agency for International Development in India. She embodies the best of both countries, and she hopes to use her unique experiences to promote the US-India development collaboration. Veena worked in Haiti as the Deputy Mission Director, overseeing post-earthquake rehabilitation and electoral support. She has a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law, as well as an MA and a BA from the University of Chicago. Veena Reddy worked as a corporate lawyer at Rogers & Wells in New York and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld in Los Angeles.
Principal Advisor Of Punjab CM Resigned: Gk Current Affairs For UPSC
Prashant Kishor, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh‘s Principal Advisor, has indicated his desire to resign. However, Prashant developed an election plan that helped Congress end a 10-year power drought in Punjab during the 2017 elections. To gain support for Singh, he created ads such as “Punjab Da Captain” and “Coffee with Captain.” In March, the chief minister named Kishor as his senior advisor and gave him a cabinet minister position. Kishor was also in charge of Narendra Modi‘s 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign. He was also the election strategist for Mamata Banerjee, the leader of the Trinamool Congress.
Bills & Acts
Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021: Today Current Affairs
The ‘Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021’ was introduced in the Lok Sabha by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The bill was also passed by the Lok Sabha, despite the controversy surrounding the Pegasus case. It had been approved by the Rajya Sabha. The government has indicated clearly that tax will not be recovered from retrospective dates in the future. During the UPA government‘s tenure, a retrospective tax was enacted in 2012. Many specialists were puzzled by this. Foreign investment in the country, on the other hand, has been disappointing. Finally, the US-India Strategic and Partnership Forum (USISPF) welcomed India’s move.
Banking & Finance
NFDB MOU With PNB: Today Latest Current Affairs
The National Fisheries Development Board (NFDB) and the Punjab National Bank have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The signing event on August 5 in Hyderabad was attended by Suvarna Chandrappagiri, PNB MD, CEO Mallikarjuna Rao, and other authorities. The PNB will give loan support to the fishing industry under the terms of the agreement. The deal with PNB, according to NFDB CEO Suvarna Chandrappagiri, will allow FIDF to disburse loans under the Prime Minister’s Fisheries Scheme to firms having promised in the fisheries industry. It improves domestic marketing facilities and reduces post-harvest losses.
National Handloom Day: Today Current Affairs In English
Every year on August 7th, National Handloom Day is celebrated. Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared August 7th as National Handloom Day. Over time, India’s handloom industry has grown to become the most important cottage industry. On August 7, 2021, the 7th National Handloom Day will be observed. The major purpose of National Handloom Day is to draw attention to the role of handlooms in socioeconomic reform. The handloom business produces a lot of goods that are sold to other countries. Every year on National Handloom Day, the government hosts workshops to educate weavers about their employment opportunities.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir New PM: Latest Current Affairs Today
The new ruler of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Abdul Qayyum Niazi, has been elected. In the newly elected National Assembly, Niazi earned 33 votes for 53 seats. Prime Minister Imran Khan has selected Abdul Qayyum Niazi to be Pakistan’s new Prime Minister. The poll comes after Raza Farooq Haider of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) stepped down as Pivot’s ruler on July 30. In the by-elections, opposition parties have announced that they will not run. Finally, Abdul Qayyum Niazi was appointed as the next Prime Minister of the Ajk.
PM-DAKSH Portal: Gk Current Affairs In English
The ‘PM-Daksh Portal and App’ was launched by the Indian government. Dr. Virendra Kumar, Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, launched the ‘PM-Daksh’ webpage. Backward Classes, Scheduled Castes, and Safai Karamcharis would be able to participate in skill development programs. From 2020-21, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing the Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi (PM-Daksh) scheme. This Portal and App were built by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment in partnership with NeGD. Skill development training programs, skill up-gradation, and re-skilling, and short-term training will all be offered under this system.
Allyson Felix 10th Olympic Medal: Latest In Current Affairs
Alison Felix of the United States holds the record for most Olympic medals earned by a female athlete. Felix, 35, took bronze in the women’s 400m final with a time of 49.46 seconds. With ten Olympic medals, she became the first woman to win the most medals in track and field. She has won six gold, three silver, and one bronze medal so far. Merlin Otti, a Jamaican athlete, held the record before to Tokyo (9 medals). Felix also matched Carl Lewis’s (10 medals) record as the most medals won by an American athlete in Olympic history. Besides, Felix has been associated with Nike for over ten years.