Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 30, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 30, 2021

INDIA

– President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurates 65-day long Ramayana conclave in Ayodhya

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– First commercial batch of Covaxin released from Bharat Biotech’s new plant at Ankleshwar in Gujarat’s Bharuch district by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
– Railways floats tender for 58 Vande Bharat trains
– Govt extends payment deadline for Vivaad Se Vishwas scheme till September end
– Web version of e-GOPALA application developed by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) launched by Parshottam Rupala, Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying
– Suspension of scheduled international passenger flights due Covid-19 been extended till Sept 30: DGCA

WORLD

– International Day against Nuclear Tests observed by UN on August 29
Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP): Indian firm AFCONS to build a bridge in the Maldives to improve connectivity between islands
– SpaceX launches shipment of ants, avocados, robot to International Space Station from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida (US)

TOKYO PARALYMPICS

– Bhavinaben Patel wins silver medal women’s singles in table tennis class 4
– Nishad Kumar wins silver medal in men’s high jump T47
– Vinod Kumar wins bronze medal in men’s discus throw

SPORTS

– Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launches Fit India Mobile App on National Sports Day (August 29): the birth anniversary of hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand
– India’s G. Sathiyan wins men’s singles title at Czech International table tennis tournament at Olomouc
– Former England Test captain Ted Dexter dies at 86; made 4,502 runs and took 66 wickets in 62 tests

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