Current Affairs in English – August-26, 2021

Current Affairs in English – August-26, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

AUGUST – 26, 2021

INTERNATIONAL

Tropical storm Henri

  • Tropical Storm Henri has made its landfall near western Rhode Island recently.
  • Rohde Island is a state in New England region of the United States.
  • With respect to area, it is the smallest U.S. state.
  • This is the first hurricane in 30 years to hit New England.

NATIONAL

N. S. Vishwanathan Panel on Urban Co-operative Banks

  • The Reserve Bank of India had appointed committee headed by N.S. Vishwanathan to make suggestions on structure for the urban cooperative banks (UCBs).

STATES

Three Water Plus cities in Andhra Pradesh

  • Andhra Pradesh has now become the first state to have more than one ‘Water Plus’ certified city.
  • The three cities awarded are,
    • Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation
    • Vijayawada Municipal Corporation and
    • Tirupathi Municipal Corporation.
  • A total of nine cities across India were awarded ‘Water Plus’ certification

Keeladi – Ivory dice

  • The shop is very painstakingly painted one on top of the other, 1.5CM on all 4 sides.
  • Made to size and weigh 4 grams.
  • Thus, the ancient people may have the habit of playing dice for entertainment.
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