Daily Current Affairs | 2nd and 3rd April Current Affairs 2021

50% reduction in carbon footprint at IIT Delhi

IIT Delhi has reduced its carbon footprint by 50%.

This was possible on the basis of a bilateral power purchase contract recently undertaken by IIT Delhi with a hydro power generator for 2 MW power in the state of Himachal Pradesh.

IIT Delhi already has a 2.7 MW (MW-peak) rooftop solar plant.


Krishna to start IPO of ₹ 1,200 crore

Krishna Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd. has started preparations for an Initial Public Offering (IPO), which will increase its value to ₹ 1,200 crore.

The business underway work on its IPO in March 2021.

He has appointed four investment banks – JM Financial, IIFL, DAM Capital and Acorus to work on the IPO.

The firm runs indicative centers across the nation cover all tests under radiology and pathology.


Google’s Wymo CEO John Krafick resigns

John Krafic, stepping down as CEO of Wymo after more than five years of work.

Vaymo is a company of Google.

Krafik’s two top lieutenants will replace him as co-CEO.

Dimitri Dolgo will focus on technology for autonomous vehicles.

The lawyer, who was the Chief Operating Officer of Vekamo, Tekedra Mawakana will handle the business side of the operation.


MasterCard to invest $ 100 mn in Airtel Africa

Airtel Africa has proclaimed that MasterCard will participate USD 100 million in its wholly owned subsidiary Airtel Mobile Commerce BV (AMC BV).

MasterCard will obtain a marginal stake in AMC BV upon completion of the deal, and Airtel Africa will hold a majority stake.


Dalmia Bharat received securities worth ₹ 344 crore

Cement maker Dalmia Bharat Limited has secured securities worth ₹ 344 crore in the demat account of its associate company by IL&FS Securities Services following an order of the Supreme Court.

The mutual fund elements of its two former companies were “fraudulently and illegally transferred” by Allied Financial Services Pvt Ltd (AFSPL) in collusion with IL&FS Securities Services Ltd (ISSL).


Jio will launch a competition on the GeoGames platform

Jio has combined with Qualcomm to proclaim the start of a year-long partnership on Geogames ‘eSports Platform’.

The collaboration will begin with the first competition on the Geogames eSports platform called ‘Call of Duty Mobile Aces eSports Challenge’.

Geogames eSports is an initiative by Jio to create a strong domestic eSports ecosystem for India’s fast growing eSports community.



TRIFED launched two competitions

Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation Limited (TRIFED), in partnership with MyGov.in has hurled two interesting competitions, ‘Be the Brand Ambassador of Tribes India’ and ‘Be a Friend of Tribes India’.

These races have been through with the impartial of promoting tribal crafts, culture and lifestyles.


GST of Rs 4890.35 Crore charged in J&K

In Jammu and Kashmir, the fiscal year 2020-21 has seen positive growth in GST revenue collection.

According to official figures, in the financial year 2019-20 in Jammu and Kashmir, Rs. Against the total gross GST collection of 4750.60 crores in FY 2020-21, the gross GST revenue collection including settlement is Rs. 4890.35 crores.

It registered a positive growth of 2.94 percent.


The Governor of Andhra Pradesh received an award

Andhra Pradesh Governor Biswa Bhushan Harichandan has been awarded the ‘Kalinga Ratna’ award for the year 2021.

The award, instituted by the Sarla Sahitya Parliament, was presented to him during the 600th birth anniversary of Adikavi Sarla Das and the 40th annual celebration of the Sarla Sahitya Sammelan.

The Kalinga Ratna Award produced a silver idol of Goddess Saraswati and a copper plaque.


Men’s boxing championship will be held in Tashkent

The 2023 Men’s Boxing World Contest will be apprehended in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.

International Boxing Association (AIBA) President Omar Kremlev established Tashkent as the host city.

For the first time in the 22nd edition of the competition, Uzbekistan will host it.

The Central Asian nation won 3 gold medals in boxing at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


BIMSTEC finalizes connectivity master plan

The cybernetic interchange of the Foreign Ministers of the Bengal Multi-sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) group has finalized a major connectivity master plan for the Bay of Bengal region.

The meeting also transcribed three MoUs / Agreements related to the Convention on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters and Cooperation between Diplomatic and Training Academies.


Unique Land Parcel Identification Number System

The center will soon introduce a unique land parcel identification number system in the country, in which different IDs will be allocated to each land segment.

This system has been successfully completed in many states on a pilot basis.

Unique ID will be 14 digits.

This will be based on the geo-coordinates of the ground corner.


Center released Rs 4,608 crore to states

The Ministry of Finance has unconfined an quantity of Rs 4,608 crore to the states for providing grants to local bodies.

The grants are for both rural local bodies and urban local bodies.

The grant has been released as per the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission.

In the preceding financial year, the Center free an amount of Rs 87,460 crore to 28 states as a local body grant.


India’s largest floating solar power plant

India’s prime fluctuating cosmological power plant with a capacity of 100 MW will be set up at Ramagundam in Telangana.

The project will have 4.5 lakh photovoltaic panels costing approximately Rs 423 crore.

The world’s chief cosmological power plant with a volume of 600 MW is being set up at the Omkareshwar Dam on the Narmada River in Madhya Pradesh.


71 unreserved express trains to start

Indian Railways will start services of 71 unreserved mail and express trains from 5 April 2021.

These InterCitys will safeguard a safe and relaxed journey for the passengers.

After 4 April 2021, a weekly, Rajdhani Superfast special train will also track amid Hazrat Nizamuddin and Secunderabad.


India has given more than 7 crore vaccines

So far, over 7 crore 30 lakh 54 thousand doses of COVID vaccine have been given to the beneficiaries in the country.

By 2 April 2021, more than 30 lakh 93 thousand doses were given to the beneficiaries.

Temporarily, the country’s COVID-19 retrieval rate touched 93.36 percent on 2 April 2021, with a total recovery of over 44,000 patients.

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