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Bank Exam Current Affairs – 24 August 2021

Swarnim Vijay

The ‘Swarnim Vijay’ Victory Flame, commemorating the 50th anniversary of India’s victory over Pakistan in the 1971 war, reached the Indira Point, the southernmost tip of the country

Shakti Ship

Indian naval ship Shakti carrying 100 tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO) reached Sri Lanka on Sunday to help the island nation in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Krivak Stealth Frigates

The first of two additional Krivak class stealth frigates being built by Russia is expected to be delivered to India in the middle of 2023, according to the head of the United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) of Russia.

AK-203 rifles

  1. The Army is looking at procuring over 7.5 lakh AK-203 rifles and the two countries had signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA)
  2. A joint Venture — Indo-Russian Rifles Private Limited (IRRPL) — was set up at Korwa in Uttar Pradesh for manufacturing the rifles.
  3. The JV is between Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) from the Indian side and Rosoboron Exports and Kalashnikov on the Russian side.
  4. The Army had also appointed a Major General as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of IRRPL to ensure timely execution and deliveries.

Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine

  1. The U.S. gave full approval to Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
  2. The vaccine made by Pfizer and its partner BioNTech now carries the strongest endorsement from the Food and Drug Administration, which has never before had so much evidence to judge a shot’s safety.

WHO and UNICEF

  1. WHO and UNICEF said in a statement on Sunday that they are “committed to stay and deliver for the people of Afghanistan”
  2. The World Health Organization and UNICEF are calling for a “humanitarian airbridge” to be set up immediately to allow the unhindered delivery of medicines and other aid supplies to Afghanistan.

Elephants Biometric Identity Cards

  1. Sri Lanka will issue captive elephants with their own biometric identity cards and ban their riders from drinking on the job under a wide-ranging new animal protection law.
  2. The World Bank announced today the launch of a new Cybersecurity Multi-Donor Trust Fund under the broader Digital Development Partnership (DDP) umbrella program.

India and Bangladesh

India and Bangladesh have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of disaster management, resilience, and mitigation.