Monthly Current Affairs English – August, 2021

Monthly Current Affairs English – August, 2021

TAMIL NADU

Second Transgender Sub Inspector of Police – Tamil Nadu
Prithika Yashini from Salem district became the first transgender sub-inspector of Tamil Nadu in 2017.

Following her, Sivanya, a transgender from Tiruvannamalai district, has now become the second transgender Sub Inspector of Police of the state.
 
Tamil Nadu legislature turns 100
The Assembly chambers at Fort St. George witnessed a historic event when President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the centenary celebrations of the State legislature.
 
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.
 
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.
 
7.5% reservation for government school students:

The Tamil Nadu government has decided to introduce 7.5% horizontal reservation for students of government schools in admissions to professional courses from the coming academic year.

The courses will include engineering, agriculture, veterinary and fisheries courses.
 

STATES

Silver coin at the Keeladi
A punch-marked silver coin was found at the Keeladi excavation site in Sivagangai during the 7th phase of excavation.

It indicates that people from this region traded with the north India using these coins prevalent in the 6th century BCE.

The coin, which is marked with the figures of the sun, moon, bull, taurine, an animal figurine, and geometric designs show that Keeladi inhabitants were a trading community.

Silver punch-marked coins were in circulation from the time of Mahajana padas of the 6th century BCE.
 
Transgender community in Karnataka
Karnataka has become the first state in the country to provide reservation for the ‘transgender community in all the government services.

The state provides one per cent reservation.
 
Krishikarna project
The Mini polyhouse which is a kind of greenhouse will be built under the “Krishikarna” project.

It is launched in Kerala.

It is a joint initiative of the National Society for Agricultural Horticulture, the Sustainability Foundation and Qore3 Innovations.
 
Devaranya scheme
In order to promote AYUSH in Madhya Pradesh and to link it with employment, the government has made the ‘Devaranya’ scheme.

The scheme has been made to provide employment to the people living in the tribal areas of the state.

A complete value chain for the production of AYUSH medicines will be developed in the state through Devaranya Yojana.

Self-help groups will also play an important role in this work.
 
Smart Health Cards – Odisha
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced Smart Health Cards for people in the state.

The smart health cards have been announced under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana.

Odisha is the first state in the country to provide this kind of Smart Health Cards to the people.
 
Life of a prisoner
Belagavi’s Hindalga Central Prison authorities (Karnataka) have come up with a novel initiative where commoners will be allowed to live a prisoner’s life for 24 hours.

The tourism concept, ‘A Day in the life of a prisoner’.
 
Three Water Plus cities in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh has now become the first state to have more than one ‘Water Plus’ certified city.

The three cities awarded are,

Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation

Vijayawada Municipal Corporation and

Tirupathi Municipal Corporation.

A total of nine cities across India were awarded ‘Water Plus’ certification
 
Garbage generating project – Sivagangai
Kanjirangal Panchayat in sivagangai district of Tamil Nadu is implementing a project to generate wealth from waste.

Garbage is collected from all over the village and electricity is generated from it.

It is used for street lighting and other needs of the village.

The rest of the products in the power plant are sold as disinfectants.

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