Current Affairs in English – SEPTEMBER-20, 2021

Current Affairs in English – SEPTEMBER-20, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

SEPTMBER – 20, 2021

INTERNATIONAL

First women head – UNCTAD

  • Rebecca Grynspan will serve as the Secretary-General of UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) for the period of four years from 2021.
  • She became the first woman and Central American to hold such post.

AUKUS

  • United States, United Kingdom and Australia have announced this new partnership.
  • It is a new trilateral security partnership for the Indo-Pacific region.
  • The first project of AUKUS will be to help Australia acquire a nuclear-powered conventionally-armed submarine fleet.

First all-tourist crew – “Earth circling trip”

  • The SpaceX rocket blasted off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre.
  • This crew included Chris Sembroski, Sian Proctor, Jared Isaacman and Hayley Arceneaux.
  • The crew of the Inspiration4 is now officially in orbit, according to SpaceX.

ENVIRONMENT

India’s first plant to capture CO2

  • Tata Steel has commissioned India’s first carbon capture plant.
  • It extracts CO2 directly from the blast furnace gas, at its Jamshedpur Works.
  • With this achievement, Tata Steel has become the country’s first steel company to adopt such a carbon capture technology.
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