Launch of Yoga Break (Y Break) Mobile App

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  1. Launch of Yoga Break (Y Break) Mobile App
  • On the occasion of 75th year of Independence, as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav , Union AYUSH Minister Sarbananda Sonowal along with Union Ministers Kiren Rijiju, Jitendra Singh, Meenakshi Lekhi and Dr. Munjpara Mahendrabhai launched Yoga Break ( YBreak ) mobile app in New Delhi . The five-minute yoga break protocol involves focused attention at work to relieve stress, refresh and enhance one’s efficiency at the workplace. The concept of yoga breaks is relevant to professionals working across the globe. It has been carefully developed by leading experts under a tested protocol.
  1. High Commission of India in Bangladesh launches year-long soft skills training program in Dhaka
  • The High Commission of India in Bangladesh, in collaboration with the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology and Women and E-Commerce and Silkoc Global Limited, launched a year-long soft skills training program in Dhaka . This training program will develop communication skills and presentation skills among Bangladeshi women entrepreneurs along with other soft skills to aid in their business endeavors. It was inaugurated jointly by Junaid Ahmed Palak, Minister of State, Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology, Bangladesh and Vikram Duraiswami , High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh .
  1. Released a commemorative coin of Rs 125 on the birth anniversary of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a special commemorative coin of Rs 125 through video conference on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of ‘ Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada ‘ . ‘Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’ founded ISKCON which is also known as Hare Krishna Movement . ISKCON has translated the Bhagavad Gita and other Vedic literature into various languages ​​and thus played a very important role in the propagation of Vedic literature across the world. ‘Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada’ was born in 1896 in Calcutta (India) . He was his spiritual master- Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Goswami.‘ met for the first time in the year 1922 in Calcutta. Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, an important religious scholar and founder of the sixty-four Gaudiya Mathas (Vedic institutions), agreed to devote his life to teaching Vedic knowledge to Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Recognizing the philosophical teachings and devotion of ‘Srila Prabhupada’, Gaudiya Vaishnava Samaj honored him with the title ‘Bhaktivedanta’ in the year 1947. Swami Prabhupada established more than one hundred temples and wrote many books to teach the world the path of Bhakti Yoga. Before his death on November 14, 1977, he guided the society and saw it grow into a worldwide association of over one hundred ashrams, schools, temples, institutions and agricultural communities.
  1. President to present President’s Flag to Naval Aviation Unit at Naval Center Hansa in Goa
  • President Ram Nath Kovind September 6,the Goa -based Naval Hansa naval aviation unit in the presidential flag Department of Posts will release a special postal cover on this occasion . The Presidential Flag is the highest honor given to a military unit in recognition of exceptional service to the nation.
  1. Account holders of troubled banks will be entitled to get back up to Rs 5 lakh from November 30
  • Account holders of troubled banks like Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank will be entitled to get back up to Rs 5 lakh from November 30 this year . The government has notified the rules in this regard. This amount will be provided by the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation. As per the gazette notification dated August 27, 2021, these provisions have come into force.
  1. Indian Army to participate in multinational exercise Japad starting in Russia
  • A contingent of two hundred members of the Indian Army will participate in the multinational exercise ZAPAD , starting in Nizhniy, Russia . This exercise will continue till 16th of this month. The Defense Ministry has said in a statement that Exercise JAPAD is a theater level exercise of the Russian Armed Forces which will focus on action against terrorists. More than a dozen countries from Eurasia and South Asia region will participate in this important exercise. The aim of this exercise is to strengthen military and strategic ties between the participating countries.
  1. Country’s biggest quiz competition Fit India Quiz launched
  • Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launched the country’s biggest quiz competition Fit India Quiz at a function in New Delhi. This is the first of its kind nationwide quiz competition based on fitness and sports. Speaking on the occasion, Shri Thakur said that this initiative would provide a better platform to the students of the school to display their knowledge and fitness. He said that the aim is to keep the students physically and mentally fit. Shri Thakur said that the process of registration for Fit India Quiz has started which will continue till 30th September.
  1. Approval for the second and third phase trials of Biological-E vaccine
  • The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given permission to Hyderabad- based company Biological E Ltd. to conduct a 2/3 phase trial of the vaccine on children aged between 5 years and 18 years, subject to certain conditions . Biologicals E Ltd’s ‘ Carbevax ‘ vaccine may be launched in India by the end of September. Carbavax is the first corona vaccine made from spike protein which will be available at the cheapest prices in the country. The central government has also made an advance payment of Rs 1500 crore for the supply of 30 crore doses of Carbavax vaccine.
  1. Indian Navy signs contract with BEL for supply of Anti Drone System
  • The Indian Navy has signed a contract with Navratna Defense PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for the supply of the first indigenous Comprehensive Naval Anti Drone System (NADS) with both hard kill and soft kill capabilities, in New Delhi on August 31, 2021 . Senior Navy Officers and DRDOThe contract was signed in the presence of the representatives of The Indian Navy has provided continuous support and spearheaded the joint development of an anti-drone system with the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and BEL. The Naval Anti-Drone System (NADS) to be inducted into the Indian Armed Forces is the first indigenously developed anti-drone system developed by DRDO and manufactured by BEL. NADS can quickly detect and jam micro drones and uses laser based strike systems to eliminate targets. It will be an effective all-encompassing counter to the growing drone threats to strategic naval installations.
  1. Women and Child Development Minister inaugurates Poshan Vatika at All India Institute of Ayurveda
  • Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, while launching the series of programs under the month-long Poshan Maah 2021 , said how to effectively harness the ancient wisdom of using Ayurveda to meet the nutritional requirement of the nation. Providing knowledge about what can be done is the need of the hour. The Union Ministry of Women and Child Development has decided to observe the entire month as Poshan Maah starting from September 1, 2021. The Minister of Women and Child Development inaugurated the Poshan Vatika at the All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) on the occasion of the beginning of Nutrition Month – 2021.inaugurated. All India Institute of Ayurveda, New Delhi (AIIA) under the guidance of Ministry of AYUSH started the celebration of Poshan Maah – 2021. The Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with the States and Union Territories has planned several activities for this month. Weekly theme under the festival –
  1. The weekly theme for the activities to be carried out from 1st to 7th September is – Plantation Activity in the form of “Poshan Vatika”.
  2. The theme for the second week of September is: Yoga and AYUSH for Nutrition.
  3. The theme for the third week is “Distribution of ‘Regional Nutrition Kits’ to Anganwadi Beneficiaries in High Burden Districts”.
  4. Whereas the theme of the last week of September is “Identification of severely severely malnourished children and distribution of nutritious food”.

11. Vice President appeals to the citizens of the country to adopt Khadi as ‘National Textile’

  • The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu appealed to the citizens of the country to adopt Khadi as the ‘ National Textile ‘ and urged to promote its use widely. Shri Naidu called upon the personalities of various fields to come forward and encourage the use of Khadi in a big way. ‘ Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav ‘ being celebrated by Vice President Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC)He was addressing at the launch of ‘Khadi India Quiz Competition’ organized under ‘Khadi India Quiz Competition’. Urging everyone to participate in the ‘Khadi India Quiz Competition’, Shri Naidu said that this competition is an interesting medium to take us back to our roots, as it celebrates the historical moments of our freedom struggle and our great freedom fighters. Reminds me of a unique contribution.
  1. IIT Ropar startup company introduces world’s first plant based smart air purifier “Ubrid Life”\
  • Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Ropar and Kanpur budding scientists, Delhi University, a management study of the Faculty of air purifier based on plants ” Ubrid Life ” ( Ubreathe Life) has been developed. It enhances the air purification process in indoor- spaces. These indoor spaces can be hospitals, schools, offices and even your homes. Urban Air Laboratory, a startup company of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Ropar, which developed this The product has been developed, claimed to be the world’s first, state-of-the-art ‘smart bio-filter’ that can freshen breath. It has been incubated at IIT Ropar, the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. , is a designated IHub-Awadh (I-AWADH) (Agriculture and Water Technology Development Hub) by the Government. Its technology works through natural leafy plant purifying air. Room air interacts with leaves and Goes to the soil-cum-root zone where maximum pollutants are purified.The new technology used in this product is ‘Urban Munnar Effect’ Patent application is in process for accelerating the phytoremediation process of plants by “breathing roots”. Phytoremediation in plants is a process by which those plants effectively remove pollutants from the air. It also boosts oxygen levels in indoor spaces with the help of specific plants, UV disinfection and pre-filters, charcoal filters and HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters.
  1. CIL, Ministry of Coal launch pilot project to use LNG instead of diesel in dumpers
  • In a major step to reduce its carbon footprint, National Mining Company, Coal India Limited (CIL), Ministry of Coal has started the process of retrofitting Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) kits in its dumpers -mines. This is also significant because the world’s largest coal mining company uses more than 4 lakh kiloliters of diesel annually and costs more than Rs 3,500 crore annually. The company in association with GAIL (India) Limited and BEML Limited has undertaken a pilot project for retrofitting LNG kits in two 100 tonne dumpers operated at its subsidiary Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL).
  1. Uttar Pradesh government will adopt wrestling
  • In order to promote Indian wrestling in a big way, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to adopt this sport by the year 2032 and under this, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to provide basic infrastructure to the wrestlers and support the players to reach the Olympics. Will invest Rs. It is worth noting that earlier the Odisha government had supported the game of hockey, which has shown better results. Through this agreement, better facilities will be provided to the wrestling players across the country and they can also be sent abroad for better training. Also, investment can be made on training of cadets and junior wrestlers.
  1. PayU to acquire BillDesk for $4.7 billion
  • Fintech services company PayU is going to acquire Indian digital payments provider BillDesk for $4.7 billion . This will be one of the biggest deals in the Indian fintech sector. The announcement was made by Prosus NV, a global consumer internet conglomerate and one of the largest technology investors worldwide, on August 31, 2021. It became one of the leading online payment providers based on total payment volume globally. PayU focuses on high-growth markets and operates in three distinct businesses-
  1. Payment for domestic and cross-border transactions
  2. Credit Solutions for Consumers and Small Businesses
  3. Building a complete financial services ecosystem in India along with strategic investments in innovative fintech companies like Remitly in the US.

Now, PayU India and BillDesk will be able to meet the changing payment needs of digital consumers, merchants and government enterprises in India.

  1. Himachal Pradesh becomes first state to get 100% Kovid-19 vaccination
  • Himachal Pradesh has got 100% of the state’s population (18+) vaccinated , the state has given the first dose of corona to all eligible people.Granted, Himachal Pradesh has become the first state in the country to achieve this feat. At least one dose has been given to 54.32 lakh people in Himachal Pradesh. While two doses of corona vaccine have been given to more than 17 lakh people in the state. Registration for COVID-19 vaccination can be done on the Co-WIN portal (https://www.cowin.gov.in) and Aarogya Setu App. After registering, one has to choose the location and timing of the vaccine. The vaccine used in India COVAXIN is a government-supported vaccine manufactured by Bharat Biotech. COVISHIELD Vaccine is manufactured by AstraZeneca. Locally, COVISHIELD Serum is being manufactured by Institute of India. Sputnik V was developed by the Gamlya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology in Moscow.
  1. Asian Youth Championships: India won 6 gold medals
  • Dubai held in the Asian Youth Championships in Indian boxers had 6 gold, 9 silver and 5 bronze Preeti Dahiya, Sneha Kumari, Khushi and Neha won gold medals in the women’s draw. 6 out of 10 female finalists made it directly to the finals due to the small size of their respective draws. Dahiya defeated Kazakhstan’s Zuldij Shayakmetova 3-2. Khushi defeated Dana Dide of Kazakhstan 3-0 in the matches. Vishwamitra Chongtham and Vishal are the gold winners in the men’s competition. In the women’s competition, Preeti, Khushi, Tanisha Sandhu, Nivedita, Tamannaah and Simran won silver medals. In men’s competition Vishwanath Suresh, Vanshman and Jaideep Rawat won silver medals.
  1. IIT Madras will develop an online marketplace called e-Source
  • IIT Madras is developing an online platform called e-Source which will be used to deal with electronic waste (e-waste) . E-Source will be used to tackle e-waste by connecting the stakeholders of the formal and informal economy. The e-source will act as an exchange platform to act as an online marketplace for Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE). It will also act as a formal supply chain between multiple stakeholders including buyers and sellers. The initiative is led by the Indo-German Center for Sustainability (IGCS). According to the IGCS team, the problem of e-waste can be solved by connecting the buyers and sellers of used and waste electronic components without compromising on their interests.
  1. Sri Lanka declares food emergency
  • Sri Lanka by 31 August 2021 on emergency food shortages declared conditions. In fact, the private banks of Sri Lanka have run out of foreign exchange, due to which they are unable to pay the imports. Sri Lanka is facing a difficult economic crisis. After the crisis, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa ordered emergency regulations to combat the hoarding of sugar, rice and other such essential food items. The President designated a top Army officer as the “Commissioner General of Essential Services for coordinating the supply of paddy, rice, sugar and other consumer goods”. The move comes after a sharp rise in the prices of sugar, rice, onions and potatoes. Long queues outside shops due to shortage of milk powder, cooking gas and kerosene have led to increase in prices. The government has also increased the fine on hoarding of food. Sri Lanka’s economy contracted by 3.6% in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the government also banned the import of vehicles and other commodities such as edible oil and turmeric to save foreign exchange. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka also raised interest rates to boost the local currency.
  1. Lok Sabha Speaker Inaugurates Parliamentary Outreach Program

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla inaugurated a parliamentary outreach program to empower Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in Jammu and Kashmir . Sher-e-Kashmir International Convention Center in SrinagarThe program was inaugurated in Now, arrangements will be made by the Lok Sabha Secretariat to organize capacity building programs for the representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions in Jammu and Kashmir. Empowered Panchayats under this program will help strengthen democracy and increase people’s confidence. Parliamentary Outreach Program for Empowerment of Panchayati Raj Institutions is a unique initiative of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. It is the first program of its kind that seeks to strengthen governance at the grassroots level.