Current Affairs in English – August-27, 2021

Current Affairs in English – August-27, 2021


AUGUST – 27, 2021


Global Manufacturing Risk Index

  • India has emerged as a global manufacturing hub.
  • It has effectively surpassed the United States to become the world’s second most desired manufacturing destination.
  • The top position is retained by China.
  • India’s ranking was reflected in Cushman & Wakefield’s 2021 Global Manufacturing Risk Index.

E-Shram Portal

  • The Ministry of Labour and Employment launched the E-Shram portal.
  • E-Shram Portal will be the National Database of Unorganised workers (Shram Yogis).
  • The portal will do the targeted identification of the unorganized workers.
  • It will help take social security schemes to their doorstep.
  • This move will integrate the Centre’s social security schemes.
  • To Coordinate this, the Minsitry of Labor has introduced a toll free number 14434.

Wanchuwa Festival in Assam

  • Tiwa tribesmen perform their traditional dance as they take part in Wanchuwa Festival in Assam.
  • This festival is celebrated by Tiwa tribesmen to mark their good harvest.
  • Tiwa is also known as Lalung is an indigenous community inhabiting the states of Assam and Meghalaya.
  • They are recognized as a Scheduled tribe within the state of Assam.
  • They practice Jhum or shifting cultivation.


Kalaignar Urban Development Scheme

  • The Tamilnadu government will implement the Kalaignar Urban Development Scheme.
  • The objective of the programme was to provide employment to urban poor, who had lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Through this, Infrastructure including community hall, markets, modern libraries will be created in municipalities and town panchayats.
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