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CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS

WCD Ministry to celebrate POSHAN Maah across nation in September

  • As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to celebrate the POSHAN Maah across the nation throughout the month of September starting.
  • To ensure speedy and intensive outreach, the entire month has been subdivided into weekly themes for focused and assimilated approach towards improving Holistic Nutrition.
  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development has planned a series of activities throughout the month in tandem with the States and Union Territories.
  • The weekly theme for the activities to be taken up from 1st to 7th September isPlantation Activity as “PoshanVatika. 
  • The theme for 8th to 15th September week is Yoga and AYUSH for Nutrition while the theme for the third week is- Distribution of ‘Regional Nutrition Kit’ to Anganwadi beneficiaries of High Burdened Districts.
  • The theme for the 4th week 24th to 30 September has been named as Identification of severe acute malnourished children and distribution of nutritious food.
  • The Prime Minister’s Overarching Scheme for Holistic Nutrition- POSHAN   Abhiyaan is Government of India’s flagship programme to improve nutritional outcomes for children, adolescent Girls, pregnant women and lactating mothers.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the programme from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan on 8 March, 2018.
  • Focusing on the aims of POSHAN Abhiyaan, the government has announced Mission Poshan 2.0 in the Budget 2021-2022.

Seven Union Ministers to launch Yoga Break mobile app

  • As a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations to commemorate 75th Year of Independence, Union Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal, along with six Union Ministers, will launch the Yoga Break (Y-Break) mobile application at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • The 5-minute ‘Yoga Break Protocol’ consists of a very useful Yoga practices devised to de-stress, refresh and re-focus on work to increase the productivity of individuals at workplace.

About the app:

  • The concept of “Yoga Break is relevant to working professionals across the world.
  • It has been carefully developed by eminent experts under a tested protocol.
  • The other dignitaries joining the launch of Mobile App include Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, Law Minister Kiren Rijiju, Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur, Science and Technology Minister Jitendra Singh, Minster of State for Culture Meenaskhi Lekhi and Minister of State for Ayush Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai.
  • About 600 participants including eminent Yoga Practitioners, Scholars, Policy Makers, Bureaucrats, Yoga Enthusiasts and Experts of Allied Sciences are going to participate in the launch of the App.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

Madhya Pradesh now become Karnataka’s lead, implements NEP 2020 in State

  • Education and education policy in the country has undergone a sea change in the past few years in India.
  • The Government introduced the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, with the goal to transform and provide world-class education facilities to students.
  • Aligning with the aim of the Central Government, Madhya Pradesh, August 26 officially launched NEP 2020 in the State, becoming the second state to do so.
  • Prior to it, Karnataka officially implemented the new National Education Policy 2020.

NEP in Madhya Pradesh:

  • Chief Minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan while launching the policy in the State, said that the policy will prove beneficial for the generations to come.
  • The aim of education is to impart knowledge, skills, and values of citizenship & the NEP 2020 has this.
  • This policy allows you to study Physics and Chemistry as well as become a scholar of Hindi or Sanskrit.”

NEP in Karnataka:

  • Karnataka, August 23, became the first state in the country to officially implement National Education Policy.
  • On the occasion, Karnataka Chief Minister, Basavaraj S Bommai said that NEP shows the foresightedness of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to liberate the education system from silos.

National Education Policy 2020:

  • The Union Government launched the New Education Policy on July 29, last year, to prepare Indian students for the challenges of the 21st century.
  • It the 34-year-old National Policy on Education framed in 1986.
  • PM Narendra Modi has stated that the new education policy is a major milestone in the making of an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’.

About Madhya Pradesh:

  • Capital: Bhopal
  • Chief minister:Shivraj Singh Chouhan
  • Governor: Mangubhai C. Patel
  • National Parks: Kanha National Park, Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhav National Park, Sanjay National Park, Van Vihar National Park, Panna National Park, Satpura National Park, Pench National Park, Mandla Plant Fossils National Park.

LG RK Mathur inaugurates 2-Day Ladakh Nomadic Festival at Korzok Phu, Changthang, Ladakh

  • Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur inaugurated a 2-Day Ladakh Nomadic Festival at Korzok Phu, Changthang region of eastern Ladakh.
  • The festival is organised by Ladakh Cultural Academy in collaboration with Ladakh Tourism Department, aims to bring the distinctive culture of Changthang region on the tourism map of Ladakh.
  • Mr Mathur stated UT Administration is striving to bring the world in a calibrated manner to the region.
  • He assured them that to speed up developmental initiatives in the region, wildlife related issues will be resolved at the earliest.
  • Providing Changthang people modern facilities is one of the priorities of administration.
  • Lieutenant Governor urged the Changthang youth to make efforts to save the nomadic culture.
  • Mr Mathur appealed to take world renowned Changthang Pashmina for further development and promotion.
  • On the first day tourists had the opportunity to witness a nomad’s lifestyle in their own environment.

About Ladakh:

  • Capital: Leh, Kargil
  • Lieutenant governor: Radha Krishna Mathur
  • National park: Hemis National Park

Himachal Pradesh – first state to administer first dose of Corona vaccine to 100 percent of its eligible population

  • Himachal Pradesh has achieved a unique distinction of achieving cent percent target of first dose of Covid-19 vaccination above the age of 18 years.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated the State Government and has agreed to virtually address the people of the State on 6th of September.
  • He will also interact with few frontline workers, who have done exceptional work in achieving this target.
  • Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police, Chief Medical Officers and other senior officers of the state from Shimla Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur stated that health workers would also interact with the Prime Minister and share their views regarding making this vaccination campaign a success.
  • Chief Minister directed the officers that adequate arrangements should be made for sitting of general public at the venue where the event would be screened.

About Himachal Pradesh:

  • Capital: Shimla
  • Governor: Bandaru Dattatreya
  • Chief minister: Jai Ram Thakur
  • National Parks: Great Himalayan National Park, Pin Valley National Park, Inderkilla National Park, Khirganga National Park, Simbalbara National Park.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS NEWS

Moody’s projects India’s GDP growth forecast to 9.6% for CY2021

  • Moody’s Investors Service slashed India’s growth projection to 6 per cent for 2021 calendar year, from its earlier estimate of 13.9 per cent, and stated faster vaccination progress will be paramount in restricting economic losses to June quarter
  • In its report titled ‘Macroeconomics India: Economic shocks from second COVID wave will not be as severe as last year’s’, Moody’s stated high-frequency economic indicators show that the second wave of COVID-19 infections hit India’s economy in April and May.
  • With states now easing restrictions, economic activity in May is likely to signify the trough.
  • “The virus resurgence adds uncertainty to India’s growth forecast for 2021; however, it is likely that the economic damage will remain restricted to the April-June quarter.
  • We currently expect India’s real GDP to grow at 9.6 per cent in 2021 and 7 per cent in 2022“.

About Moody’s:

  • Moody’s Investors Service, often referred to as Moody’s, is the bond credit rating business of Moody’s Corporation, representing the company’s traditional line of business and its historical name.
  • Moody’s Investors Service provides international financial research on bonds issued by commercial and government entities.
  • CEO: Raymond W. McDaniel Jr.
  • Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENT AND RESIGNATION NEWS

PESB appointed Vartika Shukla as next CMD of Engineers India

  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has cleared the selection of Vartika Shukla as the next chairperson and managing director of navratna public sector enterprise– Engineers India Ltd (EIL).
  • In April, the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) picked Vartika Shukla to helm Engineers India.
  • The PESB selection was signed off by the ACC.

About Engineers India:

  • Engineers India is a top global engineering consultancy and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, focused on the oil and gas and petrochemical industries.
  • The company has also diversified into sectors such as infrastructure, water and waste management, solar and nuclear power and fertilizers to leverage its strong technical competencies and track record.
  • Vartika has over 32 years of extensive consulting experience comprising design, engineering and implementation of complexes in refining, gas processing, petrochemicals, and fertilisers, according to the company website.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

Dorje Angchuk becomes first Indian to be inducted as Honorary Member of the International Astronomical Union

  • A Ladakh-based engineer has become the only Indian Honorary Member of the International Astronomical Union, along with ten others from around the world, joining a select list of 20 international experts.
  • Dorje Angchuk of the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, an autonomous institute of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Govt. of India, is also the first Indian to bag the position in the prestigious body.
  • This honour is meant to officially recognise those individuals who have significantly contributed to the progress of astronomical research and culture in their country.
  • This recognition by the International Astronomical Union is for ‘his passionate promotion of astronomy in the Ladakh region, through his excellent astrophotography’.
  • Angchuk is the Engineer in charge of the IIA’s Indian Astronomical Observatory in Hanle, Ladakh.
  • But his involvement in astronomy is much more than that.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : DEFENCE NEWS

Indian Naval Ship Conducts Maiden Maritime Partnership Exercise With Algerian Navy

  • On Aug 29, 2021, The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tabar participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise with the Algerian Navy ship ‘Ezzadjer‘ off the Algerian coast, in the Mediterranean Sea.

Objective :

  • To enhance interoperability, understand the concept of operations followed by each other, and open the possibility of increasing interaction and collaboration between the two navies in the future.
  • As part of the exercise, diverse activities including coordinated manoeuvring, communication procedures and steam past were undertaken between the Indian and Algerian warships.

About INS Tabar :

  • INS Tabar is the third of the Talwar-class stealth Frigate built in Russia for the Indian Navy.
  • The ship is a part of the Indian Navy’s Western Fleet, based in Mumbai.
  • The current Commanding Officer (CO) of INS Tabar is Captain Mahesh Mangipudi .

About Algeria :

  • Capital: Algiers
  • Currency: Algerian dinar
  • President: Abdelmadjid Tebboune

CURRENT AFFAIRS : APPS & SERVICES

IIT Madras Develops Online platform e-Source to Tackle e-Waste     

  • IIT Madras is developing an online platform called e-Source to tackle e-waste by linking various stakeholders in the formal and informal sectors.
  • The Platform will serve as an online marketplace for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and facilitate a formal supply chain between various stakeholders (buyers and sellers).
  • The initiative is being headed by the Indo-German Centre for Sustainability (IGCS).

Note :

  • Currently, the world annually generates 6 million tonnes of e-waste, which is expected to double in the next 16 years.
  • Only 5 percent of e-waste is recycled responsibly in India.

About IIT Madras :

  • IIT Madras was the third IIT established by the Government of India.
  • Chairman : Pawan Kumar Goenka
  • Director : Bhaskar Ramamurthi

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

ISRO successfully tests propulsion system of Gaganyaan service module

  • On Aug 28, 2021, The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the first hot test of the system demonstration model (SDM) of the Gaganyaan service module propulsion system.
  • The test was conducted in the ISRO Propulsion Complex (IPRC), Mahendragiri, Tamil Nadu for a duration of 450 seconds.
  • The service module propulsion system consists of five main 440 N engines and sixteen 100 N thrusters to create a reaction control system.
  • The Service Module (SM) Propulsion System consists of a unified bipropellant system consisting of 5 nos. of 440 N thrust engines and 16 nos. of 100 N Reaction Control system (RCS) thrusters with MON-3 and MMH as Oxidizer and Fuel.

About ISRO :

  • Founder: Vikram Sarabhai
  • Founded: 15 August 1969
  • Headquarters: Bengaluru
  • Director: Kailasavadivoo Sivan

Indian Government launches QSim to aid quantum computing research in India   

  • India’s first Quantum Computer Simulator (QSim) Toolkit was launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity).
  • The development of the QSim toolkit is a collaborative effort of IISc (Indian Institute of Science) Bangalore, IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Roorkee and C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing).
  • It will allow developers, scientists, and students to research advancements in quantum computing in the country.
  • Quantum Simulators are devices that allow scientists to study quantum effects, which are otherwise difficult to study in a lab.
  • The QSim toolkit allows researchers and students to write and debug quantum code that is essential for developing quantum algorithms.

About Meity :

  • Founded: 1991
  • Headquarters: New Delhi
  • Cabinet Minister : Ashwini Vaishnaw
  • Minister of State : Rajeev Chandrasekhar
  • Ministry Executive : Ajay Prakash Sawhney

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ENVIRONMENT

Assam’s Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary as eco-sensitive zone

  • On August 25, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified the eco-sensitive zone of the Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary on the south-western edge of Guwahati, Assam.
  • The notification specified an area “to an extent varying from 294 metres to 16.32 km” as the eco-sensitive zone, with the total area being 148.9767 sq. km.

About Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary :

  • Deepor Beel is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Assam and the State’s only Ramsar site besides being an Important Bird Area.
  • The wetland of Deepor Beel constitutes a unique habitat for aquatic flora and avian fauna.
  • About 150 species of birds have been recorded in the sanctuary, Besides these, 12 species of reptiles, 50 species of fish, six species of amphibians along with 155 species of aquatic macro-biota have been recorded in the sanctuary.

About Assam :

  • Capital: Dispur
  • Chief minister: Himanta Biswa Sarma

CURRENT AFFAIRS : BOOKS & AUTHORS

I&B Minister presents first copy of book titled Reflecting, Recollecting, Reconnecting to Vice President

  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur presented the first copy of the book titled Reflecting, Recollecting, Reconnecting to the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.

About the Book :

  • The book chronicles Venkaiah Naidu’s fourth year in office as the Vice President of India.
  • The 183-page book captures the salient aspects of the Vice President’s activities during the fourth year in pictures, vignettes and words in five chapters.
  • The Vice President attended 133 events across 10 States and two Union Territories. He had delivered 53 lectures, released 23 books and presided over 22 inaugural events.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

Noisiel International Open 2021: Indian Grandmaster P Iniyan wins

  • Indian Grandmaster P Iniyan won the Noisiel International Open 2021 Chess Tournament in Noisiel, France.
  • He won a trophy and €1200 as his prize for winning the Classical tournament.
  • Iniyan scored a double triumph at 6th Noisiel International Open as he won both Classical and Blitz
  • He scored eight points from nine rounds in the Classical event after securing the top prize in the Blitz section.
  • Iniyan (Elo rating 2506) finished half a point ahead of higher-rated GM Yuri Solodovnichenko of Ukraine (Elo 2561) who secured 7.5 points, while French International Master Kambrath Yannick took third place.
  • A total of 174 players from nine countries across the world participated in three Open tournaments from 23rd to 28th August at Noisiel.

About P Iniyan :

  • P Iniyan hails from erode, TamilNadu.
  • He is India’s 61st player to be awarded the title of Grandmaster by FIDE.
  • In July 2019, he won the Commonwealth Championship U18 at New Delhi.

Tokyo Paralympics: Indian shooter Singhraj Adhana wins bronze medal 

  • On Aug 31, 2021, Indian shooter Singhraj Adana won the bronze medal in the P1 Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 final in Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
  • He clinched the medal with 216.8 points and with this, India’s medal tally stands at 8 & this was second shooting medal for India at the ongoing Paralympic Games after Avani Lekhara’s historic gold in rifle shooting.
  • China’s Chao Yang won the gold medal with a Paralympic record total of 237.9 points while Yang’s compatriot Xing Huang clinched silver with 237.5 points.

Tokyo Paralympics : Men’s High Jump (T63) Mariyappan Thangavelu wins silver, Sharad Kumar bronze 

  • On Aug 31, 2021, In the men’s high jump T63 event, Indian paralympic high jumpers Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar won a silver and bronze respectively at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
  • Thangavelu cleared the86m mark while Sharad Kumar cleared 1.83m.
  • United States of America’s Sam Grewe clinched gold after successfully jumping the 1.88m mark.
  • So far, India have won two gold, five silver and three bronze medals at the Tokyo Paralympics.

About Mariyappan Thangavelu :

  • Mariyappan was born in Salem district, Tamil Nadu.
  • He is India’s first Paralympian gold medalist since 2004.
  • He represented India in the 2016 Summer Paralympic games held in Rio de Janeiro , winning the gold medal in the finals.

Awards & Honours :

  • In 2017, Government of India conferred him with the Padma Shri award for his contribution towards sports.
  • Also in 2017, he was awarded the second highest Indian sporting honour the Arjuna Award.
  • He was awarded with Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in the year 2020 by the Government of India.

About Sharad Kumar :

  • Sharad Kumar was born in 1992 in Muzaffarpur, Bihar.
  • At the 2014 Asian Para Games, he won the gold medal in the high jump (T42).
  • He won Silver in 2017 World ParaAthletics Championships with a jump of 1.84m.
  • He won Gold Medal in 2018 Para Asían Games.
  • He is a two-time Asian Para Games gold-medallist.

South African cricketer Dale Steyn announces retirement from all forms of cricket

  • On Aug 31, 2021, The South Africa pacer Dale Steyn, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket ending his 20 year long cricket journey.
  • Steyn had retired from Test cricket in 2019.

About Dale Steyn :

  • Dale Steyn is fondly known as ‘Steyn Gun’ among fans.
  • He has represented South Africa in 93 Tests, 125 ODIs and 47 T20I.
  • He last played for South Africa in T20 vs Australia in February 2020.
  • In the Indian Premier League, Steyn represented Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), SunRisers Hyderabad, Deccan Chargers, and Gujarat Lions.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : OBITUARIES

Renowned Cricket coach Vasoo Paranjape passes away             

  • On Aug 30, 2021, Former Mumbai cricketer and a more renowned coach in the Indian cricket fraternity Vasoo Paranjape passed away.
  • He was 82.

About Vasoo Paranjape :

  • Paranjape was born on November 21, 1938 in Gujarat.
  • Vasoo Paranjape was the father of Jatin Paranjape, the former national selector and cricketer.
  • Paranjape played 29 first-class matches between 1956 and 1970 for Mumbai cricket team and Baroda cricket team with 785 runs.
  • He was part of the Mumbai side which won the Ranji Trophy on 12 occasions.
  • He was well known for his role as a mentor to several high-profile Indian cricketers such as Sunil Gavaskar, Dilip Vengsarkar, Sanjay Manjrekar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Yuvraj Singh and Rohit Sharma.
  • He also served as a coach at the National Cricket Academy.

Daily CA On Aug 31 :

  • The International Day for People of African Descent will be celebrated for the first time on 31 August 2021.
  • Making the National Pension System (NPS) more attractive for subscribers joining it after 65 years of age, the PFRDA has permitted them to allocate up to 50 per cent of the funds in equity, besides easing the exit norms.
  • Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will launch digital quiz contest called Amrit Mahotsav With Khadi in New Delhi.
  • Amazon India introduced the launch of Karigar Mela in partnership with Tribes India, whereby the e-commerce platform will characteristic a devoted storefront for conventional tribal and native Indian handicrafts.
  • RuPay has launched a strategic campaign titled #Follow Payment Distancing to promote contactless payments, National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI).
  • Leading digital payments and financial services fintech PhonePe received an insurance broking license from Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDAI).
  • IDBI Bank stated its board has okayed a proposal to divest its entire stake of over 19 per cent in ARCIL.
  • Nine new judges, including three women, would be administered oath of office as judges of the Supreme Court by Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana.
  • The Centre informed the Supreme Court that it has constituted a committee which will be headed by Ashish Shiradhonkar, who is heading the e-courts project in National Informatics Centre, to develop a technological platform streamlining the appeal filing process related to direct and indirect taxation matters.
  • Banking giant HSBC has appointed former SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar as a non-executive director for its Hong Kong-headquartered Asia unit.
  • The Election Commission of India organized a two-day SVEEP (Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation) Consultation Workshop on August 25-26, 2021.
  • On Aug 27, 2021, Mahindra Defence Systems Limited (MDS) had bagged a contract worth 1,349.95 crore for manufacturing of Integrated Anti-Submarine Warfare Defence Suite (IADS) for modern warships of the Indian Navy.
  • In the 2021 Global DeFi Adoption Index, India was ranked sixth in terms of DeFi adoption, with an index score of 0.59 by blockchain data platform Chainalysis.
  • In Rabobank’s 2021 Global Top 20 Dairy Companies list, French-based dairy company Lactalis has topped as the world’s largest dairy company with a turnover of US $23.0 billion, Meanwhile, India’s Amul, Gujarat Cooperative Milk Marketing Federation (GCMMF) has ranked 18th in the list.
  • On Aug 30, 2021, Indian cricketer Stuart Binny announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.
  • On Aug 30, 2021, India’s Sumit Antil won gold medal with a World Record throw of 55m in javelin throw F64 at 2020 Summer Paralympics.
  • On Aug 30, 2021, India’s Devendra Jhajharia won Silver medal in the men’s javelin throw – F46 final event with a new World record throw of 55m.
  • 24 year old, Indian discus thrower Yogesh Kathuniya clinched the silver medal with a throw of 38m in the Men’s Discus Throw Final (F56) at the Tokyo Paralympics.
  • On Aug 29, 2021, Noted Bengali writer Buddhadeb Guha, passed away.
  • On Aug 29, 2021, US television actor & winner of a record seven Emmy awards  Ed Asner Passed away.

Daily CA On Sep 01 :

  • As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to celebrate the POSHAN Maah across the nation throughout the month of September starting.
  • As a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations to commemorate 75th Year of Independence, Union Minister of Ayush Sarbananda Sonowal, along with six Union Ministers, will launch the Yoga Break (Y-Break) mobile application at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.
  • Madhya Pradesh government has launched the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 & With this, it has become the second state in the country to implement the policy after Karnataka.
  • Ladakh Lieutenant Governor RK Mathur inaugurated a 2-Day Ladakh Nomadic Festival at Korzok Phu, Changthang region of eastern Ladakh.
  • Himachal Pradesh has achieved a unique distinction of achieving cent percent target of first dose of Covid-19 vaccination above the age of 18 years.
  • Moody’s Investors Service slashed India’s growth projection to 9.6 per cent for 2021 calendar year, from its earlier estimate of 13.9 per cent, and stated faster vaccination progress will be paramount in restricting economic losses to June quarter
  • The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has cleared the selection of Vartika Shukla as the next chairperson and managing director of navratna public sector enterprise– Engineers India Ltd (EIL).
  • A Ladakh-based engineer has become the only Indian Honorary Member of the International Astronomical Union, along with ten others from around the world, joining a select list of 20 international experts.
  • On Aug 29, 2021, The Indian Naval Ship (INS) Tabar participated in a Maritime Partnership Exercise with the Algerian Navy ship ‘Ezzadjer‘ off the Algerian coast, in the Mediterranean Sea.
  • IIT Madras is developing an online platform called e-Source to tackle e-waste by linking various stakeholders in the formal and informal sectors.
  • On Aug 28, 2021, The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully conducted the first hot test of the system demonstration model (SDM) of the Gaganyaan service module propulsion system.
  • India’s first Quantum Computer Simulator (QSim) Toolkit was launched by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (Meity).
  • On August 25, the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change notified the eco-sensitive zone of the Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary on the south-western edge of Guwahati, Assam.
  • Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur presented the first copy of the book titled Reflecting, Recollecting, Reconnecting to the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu.
  • Indian Grandmaster P Iniyan won the Noisiel International Open 2021 Chess Tournament in Noisiel, France.
  • On Aug 31, 2021, Indian shooter Singhraj Adana won the bronze medal in the P1 Men’s 10m Air Pistol SH1 final in Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
  • On Aug 31, 2021, In the men’s high jump T63 event, Indian paralympic high jumpers Mariyappan Thangavelu and Sharad Kumar won a silver and bronze respectively at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
  • On Aug 31, 2021, The South Africa pacer Dale Steyn, announced his retirement from all forms of cricket ending his 20 year long cricket journey.
  • On Aug 30, 2021, Former Mumbai cricketer and a more renowned coach in the Indian cricket fraternity Vasoo Paranjape passed away.
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