Page-5 of Current Affairs - August, 2021

Greater Male Connectivity Project: AFCONS to build bridge in Maldives

Indian construction firm, AFCONS, signed a contract for the largest-ever infrastructure project in Maldives on August 26, 2021. Key Points This project is dubbed as The Greater Male Connectivity Project (GMCP). It will comprise of a 6.74 km-long bridge and causeway link between Male and islands of Villingli, Thilafushi and Gulhifalhu. Project will be completed ..

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August 29: International Day against Nuclear Tests

Event of International Day against Nuclear Tests is held on August 29 each year. Highlights This event is organised with the aim of bringing about awareness regarding the harmful effects of testing nuclear weapons and calls to end such tests. Year 2021 marked the 12th anniversary of the event. Background The United Nations General Assembly ..

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SpaceX launched ants, avocados, robotic arm to Space station

SpaceX launched shipments of ants, avocados, human-sized robotic arm toward the International Space Station on August 29, 2021. Key Points The delivery of shipments is due to arrive on August 30, 2021. It will be SpaceX’s 23rd mission for NASA in a decade. The Dragon is carrying more than 2,170 kilograms of supplies and experiments ..

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Yogesh Kathuniya clinch Silver Medal in Paralympics

Discus thrower, Yogesh Kathuniya, clinched a silver medal on August 30 in the men’s F56 event in 2020 Paralympics. Highlights On August 29, India picked up a silver in high jump and a bronze in discus throw, which is on hold because of a protest. Brazil’s defending champion and world record holder, Claudiney Batista dos ..

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Web version of e-GOPALA application launched

Web version of e-GOPALA application was launched on August 28, 2021. Key Points Web version of e-GOPALA has been developed by National Dairy Development Board (NDDB). Portal was launched to aid dairy farmers. NDDB also launched IMAP web portal that provides real-time information to the dairy farmers in order to provide better productivity of dairy ..

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