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Current Affairs Dated September 19, 2021

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September 13, 2021 (Monday)

:::The number of Corona Cases across India were as follows:

Confirmed - 3,32,64,175

Recovered - 3,24,47,032

Deceased - 4,42,874

:::The International Atomic Energy Agency, UN Nuclear Watchdog, got permission to service the cameras that monitor the nuclear sites of Iran. As a part of the servicing activity, all the existing or used memory cards of the cameras would be replaced by the new ones. The used memory cards will be kept under the joint seals of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Atomic Energy Organization of Iran.

The International Atomic Energy Agency, UN Nuclear Watchdog, got permission to service the cameras that monitor the nuclear sites of Iran.
Image Credit: Reuters

The announcement in this matter was made by Mohammad Eslami, Vice President and Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran. :::Twitch, a streaming platform owned by Amazon, sued two users for allegedly conducting hate raids. These hate raids were reportedly conducted against the streamers belonging to the black and LGBTQIA+ community. The two users namely Cruzz Control and Creatine Overdose deployed bots to harass the streamers from the Black and LGBTQIA+ community. These bots would send racist, sexist, and homophobic comments on their content.

Twitch, a streaming platform owned by Amazon, sued two users for allegedly conducting hate raids.
Image Credit: Alex Castro | The Verge

Cruzz Control and Creatine Overdose also showcased the way to deploy these bots to other users on Twitch.


September 14, 2021 (Tuesday)

:::The number of Corona Cases across India as reported on Aarogya Setu App were as follows:

Confirmed - 3,32,89,529

Recovered - 3,24,84,159

Deceased - 4,43,213

:::A warning was issued by PIB Fact Check about a group of fraudsters who trick people into sharing their personal documents. The group calls or messages people saying that they need to erect mobile towers above their property. The fraudsters promise to pay a hefty amount in the form of monthly rent. In return, people are asked to share their documents and pay a certain security deposit to the group. Once paid, fraudsters block their number and never get in touch with them. Hence, people lose their hard-earned money. The group of fraudsters does this by sharing a fake document that looks similar to the original one with the fake stamp of the telecommunication department of the Indian government.

A warning was issued by PIB Fact Check about a group of fraudsters who trick people into sharing their personal documents.
Image Credit: Security Magazine

The telecommunication department issued a statement saying that it never gets involved in renting a property to erect the network towers. :::Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, revealed that the name of his aerospace company is Privateer. He is establishing the new company with the objective of keeping the space safe and accessible for everyone. He called the objective of the company to be unlike other companies.

Steve Wozniak, the co-founder of Apple, revealed that the name of his aerospace company is Privateer.
In Pic: Steve Wozniak; Image Credit: Getty Images

Steve Wozniak will build Privateer with Alex Fielding, the co-founder of Ripcord.


September 15, 2021 (Wednesday)

:::The number of Corona Cases across India were as follows:

Confirmed - 3,53,55,188

Recovered - 3,45,31,805

Deceased - 4,57,636

:::Jacqueline Beauchere became the first Global Head of Platform Security at Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat. Her job responsibilities include representing the safety work of the platform to regulators, lawmakers, and partners. She would also advise Snap Inc on new policies and initiatives in the direction of making Snapchat a safe platform.

Jacqueline Beauchere became the first Global Head of Platform Security at Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat.
Image Credit: Getty Images

Jacqueline Beauchere has previously worked at Microsoft for 20 years. She will now report to Jennifer Stout, the Vice President of Global Policy at Snapchat Inc. :::The 4,700-year old The Southern Tomb was opened in Egypt. The structure belongs to King Djoser. It has been opened for the tourist after 15 years. The Southern Tomb is mostly located under the ground of the pyramid of Saqqara.

The 4,700-year old The Southern Tomb was opened in Egypt.
Image Credit: History.com

It was closed for 15 years as the work of restoration had to be carried out.


September 16, 2021 (Thursday)

:::The number of Corona Cases across India as reported on Aarogya Setu App were as follows:

Confirmed - 3,33,47,325

Recovered - 3,25,60,474

Deceased - 4,43,928

:::Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, inaugurated Defence Office Complexes in Delhi, the capital of India. The newly inaugurated complex has the capacity to house around 7,000 officials from the Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces. The Armed Forces include the Navy, Army, and Airforce. The Defence Office Complex got ready for inauguration 24-30 months before the original deadline due to the use of the Light Gauge Steel Frame (LGSF).

Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India, inaugurated Defence Office Complexes in Delhi, the capital of India.
Image Credit: India Today

The Defence Office Complex has been constructed keeping environment-friendly practices in mind. It has been built by utilizing resource-efficient green technology. :::BYJU's acquired Tynker at a valuation of $200 million. Tynker is an 8-year young coding platform that dedicatedly works to teach coding to kids. The 9th acquisition in 2021 by BYJU's is a part of its expansion plan beyond the national borders.

BYJU's acquired Tynker at a valuation of $200 million.
Image Credit: The Indian Express

BYJU's has previously acquired Aakash Educational Services, Toppr, Gradeup, and Great Learning, to name a few, in 2021.


September 17, 2021 (Friday)

:::The number of Corona Cases across India were as follows:

Confirmed - 3,33,81,728

Recovered - 3,25,98,424

Deceased - 4,44,248

:::The World Bank decided to discontinue its publication of the 'Doing Business' ranking. The decision was taken after the investigation revealed some irregularities in the report of 2018 and 2020. As per the conclusion of the investigation, some top officials and Bristalina Georgieva, the then Chief Executive Officer of the World Bank, had applied undue pressure on the staff to manipulate the method of ranking the countries in the list of 'Doing Business'. The top officials belonged to the office of Jim Yong Kim, the then President of the World Bank.

The World Bank decided to discontinue its publication of the 'Doing Business' ranking.
Image Credit: Investopedia

Reportedly, boosting the rank of China in the list was their main objective of manipulating the list. :::Sigrid Kaag resigned from her post as the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands. Sigrid Kaag resigned after several members of the Parliament accused her of conducting an improper evacuation of refugees from Afghanistan after the Taliban took control of the country. The ministers of Parliament criticized her for acting too slow and leaving many local staff behind while conducting the evacuation process.

Sigrid Kaag resigned from her post as the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands.
In Pic: Sigrid Kaag; Image Credit: France 24

Sigrid Kaag responded to the criticism by saying that a minister must go if their policies have been rejected by the majority of the ministers.


That is all for this week.

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