Page-2 of Current Affairs - August, 2021

Odisha’s Kendrapara district: Only place to have all 3 Crocodile Species

Kendrapara district of Odisha, that is crisscrossed by rivers, creeks and water inlets, has become the only district in India where all three species of crocodiles viz., salt-water, gharial and mugger are found. Key Points District has also claimed fame for its successful conservation programme launched for salt-water or estuarine crocodiles at the Bhitarkanika National Park. The ..

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UNSC adopts resolution on Afghanistan

The United Nations Security Council, under the Presidency of India, adopted a resolution on the situation in Afghanistan on August 30, 2021. Highlights The resolution demanded that the war-torn country, Afghanistan, not be used to threaten or attack any nation or shelter terrorists. Resolution was put forward by the US, UK and France. It was ..

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U.S. ends 20-year war in Afghanistan

The United States announced the end of its 20-year-old war in Afghanistan before the deadline of August 31, 2021. Highlights This announcement was made after the last American military flight flew out of the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul before the August 31 deadline. America announced the formal end of America’s longest war, just ..

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Toy-train safari launched on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway route

The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) has launched a regular Jungle Tea Toy Train Safari on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Route. Key Points Toy-train safari will run from Siliguri junction to Rongtong station in West Bengal. This is the NRF’s second attempt to attract tourists and improve tourism business in Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR). Existing direct ..

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IIT Roorkee-NDMA develop App to Predict Natural Disasters

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and IIT Roorkee has developed an app, in a joint venture, that can predict natural disasters. Highlights App will alert about possible natural calamities in advance. Uttarakhand cabinet has also formed an expert committee that will tell us about the quantum of rainfall in each area in order to ..

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