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Current Affairs Date: 01 August 2021

National

Merger of CWC & CRWC

⇒ The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved to merge and transfer all assets, liabilities, rights and obligations of ‘Central Railside Warehouse Company Limited’ with its holding enterprise ‘Central Warehousing Corporation’.

The merger of CWC-CRWC is another step towards implementing the direction of “Minimum Government Maximum Governance”.

The merger will unify the similar functions of both the companies such as warehousing, handling, and transportation, through a single administration.

It will result in efficiency, optimum capacity utilization, transparency, inflow of capital into railside warehousing and employment generation.

About CRWC & CWC:

Central Railside Warehouse Company Limited’ (CRWC) is a Mini-Ratna Category-II Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) incorporated under the Companies Act, 1956 in 2007.

Central Warehousing Corporation (CWC) is a Mini-Ratna Category-I Central Public Sector Enterprises set up in 1957.

Chairman of IAMAI

⇒ Industry body, Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) said on 24 June 2021:

» Google India Vice President and Managing Director Sanjay Gupta have been elected as its chairman for the period 2021-23.

» IAMAI has named Facebook India Vice President and Managing Director Ajit Mohan as Vice Chairman of the association.

» Razorpay CEO and co-founder Harshil Mathur has been elected as the Treasurer.

International

G20 Education Ministers’ Meeting

⇒ The Minister of State for Education, Shri Sanjay Dhotre participated in the G20 Education Ministers’ Meeting on 22 June 2021.

Host:

The meeting was hosted in blended mode by Italy.

Discussion:

The G20 Education Ministers exchanged views on how to progress on the fight against educational poverty and inequalities, especially in context of the Covid 19 pandemic.

The ministers also resolved to share innovative experiences implemented during the pandemic to ensure the continuity and quality of learning pathways through blended education.

Representative of India:

Representing India, Shri Sanjay Dhotre addressed the meeting of the G20 Education Ministers’ and Joint Meeting of Ministers of Education and Ministers of Labour and Employment.

Key Points addressed by the Minister:

» Shri Sanjay Dhotre reiterated India’s commitment towards reducing and eventually eliminating educational poverty, inequalities and early school leaving.

» The National Education Policy, 2020 envisages equitable and inclusive education for all, withspecial focus on children and youth, especially girls, from socially and economically disadvantaged groups who are more at risk of being left behind.

» Indian education system has made steady progress towards bridging gender and social category gaps in all levels of education through multiple interventions.

» India has promoted blended learning extensively. The Digital educational content has been made available on various e-learning platforms like DIKSHA, SWAYAM and several others. Permissible online component in conventional education has been increased from 20% to 40%.

» In order to address the digital divide, India has been making extensive use of the SWAYAM PRABHA TV channels and the Community Radio.

» A National Education Technology Forum is being set up under National Education Policy 2020 to aid technology led education.

India’s Support:

» India reaffirms its support to the collective efforts of the G-20 countries to reduce educational poverty, inequalities and early school leaving.

» India also supports the collective efforts of G20 countries to further improve and strengthen blended learning initiatives on the basis of the lessons learnt during the pandemic to ensure education continuity.

India-Japan-Italy Trilateral Webinar

⇒ India-Japan-Italy Trilateral Webinar on Indo-Pacific was held on June 17, 2021. It was organized by the Embassy of Italy in collaboration with Japan Institute for International Affairs and the Observer Research Foundation from India.

India-Italy-Japan launched their trilateral – the second trilateral involving India and a European power. The trilateral is hoping to create stability and a rules-based international order based on the consent of all, not on the power of the few in the Indo-Pacific region.

2021 Cannes Film Festival

⇒ The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival (Festival de Cannes) was held from 6 to 17 July 2021. The 2021 Cannes Film Festival concluded on 17 July in the south of France.

Palme d’Or and Honorary Palme d’Or:

Julia Ducournau won the Palme d’Or, Cannes’ top prize for her film Titane. This year, American actress-director, Jodie Foster and Italian filmmaker, Marco Bellocchio have been awarded the Honorary Palme d’Or.

Read More About 2021 Cannes Film Festival

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