Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 3, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 3, 2021

INDIA

– Delta variants lineages reduces Covaxin antibodies, ICMR-National Institute of Virology study
– Culture Ministry invites people to upload their videos singing national anthem on www.RASHTRAGAAN.IN
– President attends function to mark Centenary Celebrations of Madras Legislative Council in Chennai
– AICTE demonstrates unique tool that translates English language content into 11 Indian languages
– Amarjeet Sinha, an Advisor in Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), resigns

e-RUPI

– PM launches e-RUPI, a cashless and contactless instrument for digital payment
– Aimed at strengthening Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) by assisting in targeted, transparent and leakage free delivery
– E-RUPI vouchers are purpose-specific and meant to ensure that the benefits of the voucher are availed for the service it is meant for
– E-RUPI is a QR code or SMS string-based e-Voucher, which is delivered to the mobile of the beneficiaries

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Parliament passes Inland Vessels Bill, 2021, seeks to introduce a uniform regulatory framework for inland vessel navigation across the country
– Economists Jagdish Bhagwati, C Rangarajan awarded Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal (CGM) by Indian Econometric Society (TIES) Trust
– India records highest ever monthly merchandise export of 35.17 billion dollars in July 2021
– Indian Bank signs MoU with IIT Bombay for extending exclusive credit facility to Start-ups and MSMEs

FORTUNE GLOBAL 500 LIST

– Fortune Global 500 list topped by Walmart of US with a revenue of USD 524 billion
– Companies ranked by total revenues for their respective fiscal years ended on or before March 31, 2021
– RIL (Reliance Industries Ltd) is highest ranked Indian company at 155th with a revenue of USD 63 billion
– The list has 7 Indian companies: RIL, State Bank of India (SBI), Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Rajesh Exports, Tata Motors and Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL)

TOKYO OLYMPICS

– Badminton: Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen wins gold medal in men’s singles; China’s Chen Yufei wins gold medal in women’s singles

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