Page-3 of Current Affairs - August, 2021

CJI Ramana to administer oath of office to 9 new SC judges

The Chief Justice of India (CJI), NV Ramana, will administer oath of office to Nine new judges, including three women on August 31, 2021. Highlights Three out of these nine new judges namely, Justice Vikram Nath, Justice BV Nagarathna and Justice PS Narasimha, are in line to become the CJI. With the addition of 9 ..

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‘Latham’s Snipe’ Migratory Bird

Latham’s Snipe shorebird fly non-stop from Japan to Australia twice in a year. The bird takes five days to cover the distance of thousands of kilometres of ocean for their survival. Highlights The migratory shorebird is similar in size to a blackbird. It completes the gruelling migration to warmer climes and prepare itself for its ..

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What is West Nile virus?

Russia issued a warning about the possibility of rise in cases of West Nile Virus  infections this autumn because mild temperatures and heavy precipitation are the favourable circumstances for mosquitos carrying the virus. Highlights More than 80% of West Nile fever cases are registered in the southwest Russia. According to the reports, human cases of ..

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Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 31, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 31, 2021 INDIA – INS Airavat reaches Ho Chi Minh City Port in Vietnam with COVID relief material as part of the ongoing Mission Sagar – Drought-hit farmers in Chhattisgarh to get Rs 9,000 per acre aid under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana (RGKNY): ..

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2020 Paralympics: Avani Lekhara wins Gold Medal

On August 30, 2021, Shooter Avani Lekhara has won India’s first gold medal in 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. Key Points Avani Lekhara won medal in women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing (SH1) event She is a 19-year-old Lekhara and created a record at Paralympics by equalling the world record of Ukraine’s Iryna Shchetnik. Iryna Shchetnik had a ..

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