Current Affairs in English – SEPTEMBER-8, 2021

Current Affairs in English – SEPTEMBER-8, 2021

CURRENT AFFAIRS – 2021

SEPTMBER – 8, 2021

NATIONAL

“Hara Bhara“ – Telangana

  • The Telangana government has recently launched a drone–based afforestation project, named ‘Hara Bhara’.
  • The state has partnered with Marut Drones, a Hyderabad–based drone technology start–up, to launch the project.
  • Named the ‘Seedcopter’, it involves the preparation of the seed balls by the local women and welfare communities, which are dispersed via drones in the targeted areas.

‘Nomadic Festival – Ladakh

  • It aims to highlight the distinctive culture of Changthang region.
  • The Changthangi is a breed of cashmere goat native to Ladakh, reared by the nomads of the region for fine grade Pashmina wool.
  • The festival is organised by Ladakh Cultural Academy in collaboration with Ladakh Tourism Department.

INTERNATIONAL

Plastics pact

  • India has become the first Asian Country to launch a Plastics pact.
  • This new platform was developed by World-Wide Fund for Nature-India (WWF India) in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
  • It will help to promote a circular system for plastics.
  • The Commitments under the pact are aimed at keeping plastic packaging in the economy and out of natural environment.

United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress

  • Recently, it was announced that the second United Nations World Geospatial Information Congress (UNWGIC) will be held in Telangana, Hyderabad in 2022.
  • Theme of Second UNWGIC is ‘Geo-enabling the Global Village’.
  • The event would show a glimpse of India’s evolving geospatial ecosystem. The first UNWGIC was organized by China in October 2018.
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