CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021
AUGUST – 28, 2021
Best Third Gender – Grace Banu
- This is for her services rendered towards the welfare of the society.
- This has been introduced for the first time by the government of Tamil Nadu to recognise transgenders and their contributions to the society.
- Grace Banu has been conferred the first ever ‘Best Third Gender’ award by the Tamil Nadu government.
State govt. school students 7.5%
- The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly adopted a Bill to earmark 7.5% of seats on “preferential basis” for students from State government schools.
- This is to create more and more Open Defecation Free (ODF) Plus villages by undertaking wastewater management at the village level.
- Ministry of Jal Shakti has launched a ‘100 days campaign’ named SUJALAM.
- Maharashtra government launched a special mission called “Mission Vatsalya” in order to help women who lost their husbands to COVID-19.
- Under this mission, schemes like Sanjay Gandhi Niradhar Yojana and Gharkul Yojana will benefit those for women.
- The song is composed & sung by Sanjeev Singh, Divyang Cricket Player.
- This mission is being implemented by women and child development (WCD) Department.
Operation Devi Shakti
- India’s complex mission to evacuate its citizens and Afghan partners from Kabul has been named as “Operation Devi Shakti”.