Current Affairs in English – August-28, 2021

Current Affairs in English – August-28, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

AUGUST – 28, 2021

TAMIL NADU

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.

NATIONAL

SUJALAM

  • 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.

Mission Vatsalya

  • 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”.
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