Current Affairs in English – August-31, 2021

Current Affairs in English – August-31, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

AUGUST – 31, 2021

STATES

Garbage generating project – Sivagangai

  • Kanjirangal Panchayat in sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu is implementing a project to generate wealth from waste.
  • Garbage is collected from all over the village and electricity is generated from it.
  • It is used for street lighting and other needs of the village.
  • The rest of the products in the power plant are sold as disinfectants.

Teachers Eligibility Test

  • As the Tamil Nadu Government announcement, the Teachers Eligibility Test (TET) certificate will be extended for a lifetime.
  • It was before valid for seven years.
  • This order is also applicable to the TET certificate already issued by the teacher’s recruitment board.

The “Suket Model” project

  • Rajendra Prasad Agricultural University in Madhubani, Bihar is implementing the Sukhet Model project.
  • In it green manure and garbage from the fields and houses are colleted and in return money is given for a cooking gas cylinder.
  • Work is also underway to convert the accumulated waste into vermicompost. Natural fertilizer is also available through this.

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Merger of three black holes spotted

  • A rare merging of three supermassive black holes has been spotted by a team of astrophysicists in India.
  • All three merging black holes were part of galaxies in the Toucan constellation.

SPORTS

Bhavina Patel – Silver medal

  • Bhavina Patel of Gujarat created history by becoming the first Indian Table tennis player to win silver medal at Paralympics.
  • She won silver in the women’s singles class 4 at Tokyo Paralympics 2020.
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