CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021
AUGUST – 5, 2021
10.5% quota for Vanniyars
- Tamil Nadu government issued an order to implement the 10.5% internal reservation allocated for Vanniyar community.
- This reservation will be followed for government jobs and educational institutions from this academic year.
Twin road tunnel
- One side of Kerala’s first twin road tunnel, the Kuthiran tunnel on the ThrissurPalakkad highway, was opened recently.
- This is the first road tunnel in the state.
- It will drastically improve connectivity to Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
- The 1.6 km long tunnel is designed through Peechi-Vazahani wildlife sanctuary.
Covid -19 – 100% vaccination:
- Bhubaneswar has become the first Indian city to achieve 100 per cent COVID19 vaccination.
- This milestone is credited to the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation running 55 centres at all times for vaccines.
Secured Logistics Documents Exchange
- The government has launched the Secured Logistics Document Exchange.
- The initiative has been launched to reduce logistics cost, improve logistics efficiency and sustainability and promote multi-modality in a big way.
- A Calculator for Green House Gas Emissions has also been launched.
- These digital initiatives have been launched by the government to fill the gaps where no action has been taken either by the government or the private players of the country.
Anna Kissen hopper – Gold
- Anna Kissen hopper is the only Austrian to win a gold medal in Olympic women’s cycling.