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Current Affairs Date: 13 July 2021

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Central Athlete Injury Management System (CAIMS)

⇒ Recently, Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Kiren Rijiju launched the Central Athlete Injury Management System (CAIMS) for training of athletes for Olympics 2024 and beyond.

This is a first-of-its-kind initiative by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for streamlining the sports medicine and rehabilitation support offered to the athletes.

Key Points:

» CAIMS aims to provide the best of sports injury management support nearest to the athlete’s geographical location.

» CAIMS will help to standardize appropriate injury treatment protocol for athletes across the country.

» It will start with support for athletes who are a part of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) development group expected to participate in 2024 and beyond.

» The present Union Minister for youth affairs and sports is Shri Anurag Thakur.

Measurement of neutral sub-3 nm particles

⇒ Scientists tracing the concentration, size and evolution of aerosol particles smaller than 3 nanometres at an urban location in India have found frequent formation of sub-3nm aerosol particles in the atmosphere.

This is important in the sense that a major fraction of these newly formed particles can reach the sizes of cloud condensation nuclei where they have climatic impacts.

The process of formation of small molecular clusters of sub-3 nm size is technically called aerosol nucleation, and subsequent growth of these newly formed clusters to the large sizes is called atmospheric new particle formation (NPF).

NPF occurs everywhere in the terrestrial troposphere, and therefore it is a large source of aerosol numbers to the atmosphere.

Scientists from the University of Hyderabad measured neutral sub-3nm particles for the first time at an urban location in India.

Dr Vijay Kanawade and Mr Mathew Sebastian used AIRMODUS nano Condensation Nucleus Counter (nCNC) to measure particle size distribution in the size range of 1 to 3 nm.

This work has been recently published in the journal ‘Atmospheric Environment’.

International

India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Program

⇒ Recently, three Indian S&T-led small-to-medium enterprises/ Start-ups have been selected to undertake joint R&D and technology transfer projects under the India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Program.

Two of the selected companies – Prantae Solutions and Jayon Implants are being funded under joint R&D Projects, and the third company, Ananya Technologies, has been funded for technology adoption from Russia.

The India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Program is a joint initiative of the Department of Science & Technology, Govt of India, and the Foundation for Assistance to Small Innovative Enterprises (FASIE).

On the Indian side, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) is implementing this program on behalf of DST.

The India-Russia Joint Technology Assessment and Accelerated Commercialization Program were launched in July 2020 as a bilateral initiative between India and Russia to foster collaboration in the fields of science, technology and innovation.

MoU signed between EGS & GMRAA

⇒ Emirates Group Security (EGS) and GMR Aviation Academy (GMRAA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 14 June 2021 to promote cooperation for development and exchange of information, technical expertise, and experiences in aviation security.

The aim will be to educate and train aviation security personnel to plan, coordinate, and implement a broad range of airport security measures in accordance with national and international legislation, in a bid to address new and emerging challenges being faced by the industry.

Sports

2021 Copa America International Men's Football Championship

⇒ The 2021 Copa America international men’s football championship was held from 13 June to 10 July, 2021 in Brazil. This was the 47th edition of the Copa America & organized by South America’s football ruling body CONMEBOL.

Winner:

Lionel Messi’s Argentina beat Brazil 1-0 Copa America final to secure the national team’s first title in 28 years. Argentina won their 15th Copa America title. It was Captain Lionel Messi’s first senior international trophy of his sixteen-year career. Argentina also equaled Uruguay’s record of Copa America titles.

2021 CONMEBOL Copa América, Best Individual Awards:

Best Player Award: Argentina’s Lionel Messi

Best Goalkeeper Award: Argentina’s Emiliano Martínez

Fair Play Award: Brazilian captain, Thiago Silva (Awarded the Fair Play for the clean play of his national team)

Top Scorers Award: Argentina’s Lionel Messi and Colombia’s Luis Díaz (4 Goals Each)

Death

Ziona Chana

⇒ Ziona Chana, a 76-year-old man believed to be the head of the world’s largest family has died in India’s Mizoram state on 13 June 2021. Chana leaves behind 38 wives, 89 children and 36 grandchildren.

Ziona Chana was the head of a religious sect. The sect, which allows polygamy for men, was founded by Chana’s grandfather in 1942.

Source: PIB & Other News Reports

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