Current Affairs in English – August-6, 2021

Current Affairs in English – August-6, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

AUGUST – 6, 2021

NATIONAL

“Samagra Shiksha” Scheme :

  • The Union Cabinet has approved the continuation of Samagra Shiksha Scheme for School Education for five years from April 1, 2021 till March 31, 2026.
  • The Samagra Shiksha Scheme is an integrated scheme that aims to cover the whole school education from school to class XII.
  • The scheme is in line with Sustainable Development Goal for Education (SDG4).
  • It aims to ensure that all children have access to quality education.

TAMIL NADU

Excavation begins in Porpanaikottai

  • The Tamilnadu Environment Minister Siva V Meyyanathan inaugurated archaeological excavation by Tamil Nadu Open University, at Porpanaikottai, Pudukkottai.
  • There are reports of a fort having stood at Porpanaikottai several years ago.
  • The Archaeologists said the evidence found in the area dates back 1,800 years.

SPORTS

Paralympic Theme Song launch

  • The Union Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur launched the theme song for the Indian Paralympic contingent in New Delhi.
  • The song is titled “Kar De Kamaal Tu”.
  • The composer and singer of the song is Sanjeev Singh.
  • He is a Divyang cricket player from Lucknow.
  • 54 para-sportspersons across 9 sports disciplines are participating in Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Lovlina Borgohain

  • Lovlina won the third Olympic medal for India.
  • She won bronze medal after against Busenaz Surmeneli from Turkey in 69kg welterweight semi-finals.
  • Lovlina Borgohain has also become the second Indian female boxer, after MC Mary Kom, to win an Olympic bronze.
  • Lovlina has become first-ever Assamese woman to win the Olympic medal.
  • Lovlina Borgohain is the third Indian boxer to win Olympic bronze following legendary boxers Mary Kom and Vijender Singh.
  • Mary Kom and Vijender Singh had won bronze medal respectively in 2012 London Olympics and 2008 Beijing Olympics.
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