CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021
OCTOBER – 11, 2021
- Veteran lyricist and poet Piraisoodan has passed away recently. He was aged 65.
- Piraisoodan made his debut as a lyricist with the 1985 film Sirai, directed by RC Sakthi.
- He was conferred the title Kavi Gnani by M.S.Viswanathan.
- He was also the secretary of the South Indian Writers Association.
- He had been chosen to be part of the panel to select the Indian film to be nominated for the Oscars recently
Ethanol 20 Programme
- The Indian government has launched the Ethanol 20 (E20) programme.
- Under it aims to achieve 20% ethanol blending in petrol by 2025.
- Currently, 8.5% of ethanol is blended with petrol in India.
New Pamban railway bridge
- The Indian Railways began the construction work on the new 2.05 km Pamban railway bridge in Mandapam.
- It will connect Rameswaram to the mainland in Tamil Nadu.
- The existing Pamban Rail Bridge is 105 years old.
- This is India’s first vertical lift railway sea bridge.
Men’s world Boxing championships
- Asian medal winners such as Shiva Thapa (63.5kg), Deepak Kumar (51kg) and Sanjeet (92kg) are to participate in the men’s world Boxing championships. It is to be held in Belgrade, Serbia.
- Shiva Thapa, Sanjeet and Rohit qualify for Boxing World Championships after winning gold medals at Nationals.
- The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives.
- The theme of 2021 World Post Day is “Innovate to recover.”
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