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Current Affairs Date: 27 July 2021

National

18th Foundation Day of NIXI

⇒ National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) is a not-for-profit organization working since 2003 for spreading the internet technology to the citizens of India. National Internet Exchange of India (NIXI) celebrated its 18th Foundation Day on 19 June 2021.

On the occasion of completing 18 years, the National Internet Exchange of India hosted a webinar on “Digital Economy – expanding footprints”.

The Webinar was chaired by Mr Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary Ministry of Electronics & IT (MeitY), Government of India.

During this webinar, Secretary, Sawhney announced that NIXI will provide a personalized e-mail with 10GB space to every ‘.IN’ user. This e-mail will be available on demand.

NTPC among top 50 at Great Place to Work in India

⇒ NTPC, a Maharatna Company PSU under Ministry of Power has been recognised as a Great Place to Work for the 15th year in a row by the Great Place to Work Institute. NTPC is the only PSU to consistently feature in India’s Top 50 Best Workplaces.

In the ranking list of India’s Best Companies to Work For 2021, NTPC has been ranked 38. Last year NTPC was on 47th position.

Read More About Great Place to Work in India 2021

International

Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) won the Global Award

⇒The Cochin International Airport Ltd (CIAL) has won a global award for quality of service. The Cochin International Airport Ltd won the Airport Council International’s (ACI) Director General’s Roll of Excellence honour for Airport Service Quality.

This recognition is awarded to those airports which, in the opinion of the passengers, have consistently delivered excellent services in the Airport Service Quality Survey.

The Cochin International Airport has consistently delivered excellence in customer service by winning multiple ASQ awards over five years during the past 10 years.

Cochin International Airport is one of the only six airports worldwide that will receive the recognition for the year 2021.

The award will be presented during the ACI customer Experience Global summit on 9th September 2021 in Montreal, Canada. Airport Council International (ACI) is a global body of airport operators.

Sports

Official Theme Song for the Indian Olympic Team of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

⇒ On 23 June 2021, on the occasion of Olympic Day, the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) launched the official theme song “Tu thaan ley, ab jeey, ab jeet ko anjaam dey” at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.

The official theme song for the Indian Olympic Team of Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games has composed by Mohit Chauhan.

The theme song has been launched to encourage the Indian Olympic Team in Tokyo.

Important Day

World Sickle Cell Day 2021

⇒ World Sickle Cell Day is observed every year on June 19, to raise awareness of sickle cell at a national and international level.

History:

The day came to existence on 22nd December 2008, after the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution that recognised sickle cell disease as a public health problem. The UNGA also recognised Sickle disease as one of the world’s foremost genetic diseases.

World Sickle Cell Day in India:

On occasion of World Sickle Cell Day, the Minister of Tribal Affairs, Shri Arjun Munda virtually inaugurated the Second National Sickle Cell Conclave on ‘Sickle Cell Disease in India’.

Conclave Organised by:

The Conclave was organised by Ministry of Tribal Affairs, GoI , in collaboration with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Novartis, Apollo Hospitals, Piramal Foundation, GASCDO and NASCO. 

The event brought together a group of experts on Sickle Cell Disease across India to deliberate on recent advances in Sickle Cell Disease management – ranging from early diagnosis to latest medicines and advances in treatment of disease.

Sickle cell disease in India:

Sickle cell disease is the most prevalent inherited blood disorder. Sickle cell disease is widespread amongst many tribal population groups in India. The disease in India is prevalent predominantly in Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, western Odisha, eastern Gujarat and in pockets of the Nilgiri Hills in north Tamil Nadu and Kerala. The types of sickle cell disease are Hbs beta thalassemia, HbSS & HbSc.

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