CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021
AUGUST – 31, 2021
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.
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.