CLAT 2022 CURRENT AFFAIRS (29TH & 30TH AUGUST)

Monday, August 30th, 2021

29TH & 30TH AUGUST


Contents


RAJNATH SINGH COMMISSIONED ICGS ‘VIGRAHA’

NSG COMMANDO CONDUCTS MILITARY DRILL ‘GANDIV’

GOVT. INTRODUCED ‘BH-SERIES’ REGISTRATION

1ST INDIAN WOMAN TO WIN GOLD MEDAL AT PARALYMPICS

NISHAD KUMAR CLINCHED SILVER MEDAL IN HIGH JUMP

NATIONAL SPORTS DAY OBSERVED ON 29TH AUGUST

BHAVINABEN PATEL CLAIMED SILVER AT TOKYO PARALYMPICS

NATIONAL SMALL INDUSTRY DAY: 30TH AUGUST

INT. DAY AGAINST NUCLEAR TEST: 29TH AUGUST

 

RAJNATH SINGH COMMISSIONED ICGS ‘VIGRAHA’


 

  • Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh has dedicated to the nation, the indigenously built Coast Guard Ship ‘Vigraha’ in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

 

  • According to the defence ministry, the 98-meter vessel will be based in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam (Vizag) and will be operated by a company of 11 officers and 110 sailors.

 

  • The ship has been designed and built indigenously by Larsen & Toubro Ship Building Limited. With the joining of this ship, the Indian Coast Guard now have 157 Ships and 66 Aircraft in its inventory.

 

  • About the ICGS Vigraha: The ICGS Vigraha, is the seventh and final ship in the series of Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs), the agreement for which was signed in 2015.

 

  • The Vigraha is equipped with advanced radars, the latest in navigation and communication technology. The sensors and machinery present in the ship make it capable of operating in tropical sea conditions.

 

  • Moreover, in a significant boost to the defence capabilities of the armed forces, the Vigraha indigenous vessel has also been designed to carry one twin-engine helicopter and four high-speed boats for the purpose of boarding operation, search and rescue, law enforcement, and maritime patrol

 

(SOURCE: LIVE MINT)

 

NSG COMMANDO CONDUCTS MILITARY DRILL ‘GANDIV’


 

  • The third edition of the week-long annual exercise called ‘Gandiv’ was launched at these locations by the NSG from August 22 and it will continue till August 28.

 

  • Multiple cities in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat and the National Capital Region are hosting synchronised commando drills as part of a national mock exercise being carried out by the counter-terrorism force National Security Guard (NSG) to check its response time and reaction to hostage and hijack-like situations. Gandiv was the name of Arjuna’s bow in Mahabharata.

 

  • The drills are aimed to “validate the planning parameters” of the commando force in the event of a terrorist attack, hijack of an aircraft or hostage situation.

 

  • The NSG was raised as a federal counter-terrorism force in 1984 to undertake surgical commando operations in order to neutralise terrorist and hijack threats.

 

  • It also has a special squad that provides armed security cover to at least 13 high-risk VVIPs at present.

 

(SOURCE: THE HINDU)

 

GOVT. INTRODUCED ‘BH-SERIES’ REGISTRATION


 

  • Ministry of Road Transport & Highways has introduced a new registration mark for new vehicles i.e. “Bharat series (BH-series)”.

 

  • The vehicles bearing the BH-series mark will not have to require the assignment of a new registration mark when the owner of the vehicle shifts from one State to another.

 

  • Earlier, under section 47 of the Motor Vehicles Act, 1988, if a person moves from one state to another, a person is allowed to keep the vehicle for not more than 12 months in any state other than the state where the vehicle is registered, but a new registration with the new state- registering authority has to be made within the stipulated time of 12 months.

 

  • Who can apply for “BH-Series”?

 

  • This facility is available on a voluntary basis to Defense personnel, employees of Central Government/ State Government/ Central/ State Public Sector Undertakings and private sector companies/organizations, which have their offices in four or more States/Union territories.

 

(SOURCE: INDIAN EXPRESS)

 

1ST INDIAN WOMAN TO WIN GOLD MEDAL AT PARALYMPICS


 

  • Shooter Avani Lekhara has scripted history as she became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at the Paralympics, firing her way to the top of the podium in the R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1 event.

 

  • The 19-year-old from Jaipur, who sustained spinal cord injuries in a car accident in 2012, finished with a world record-equalling total of 249.6, which is also a new Paralympic record.

 

  • Avani is only the fourth Indian athlete to win a Paralympics gold after swimmer Murlikant Petkar (1972), javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia (2004 and 2016) and high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu (2016).

 

(SOURCE: LIVE MINT)

 

NISHAD KUMAR CLINCHED SILVER MEDAL IN HIGH JUMP


 

  • India’s Nishad Kumar has clinched a silver medal in the men’s high jump T47 event at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

 

  • This is the second medal for India at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

 

  • The 23-year-old Nishad made a jump of 2.06m, and in doing so created an Asian record. He also equalled his jump with USA’s Dallas Wise, who also took home silver.

 

  • Another American, Roderick Townsend, won the gold with a world record jump of 2.15m. T47 class is meant for athletes with a unilateral upper limb impairment resulting in some loss of function at the shoulder, elbow and wrist.

 

(SOURCE: TIMES OF INDIA)

 

NATIONAL SPORTS DAY OBSERVED ON 29TH AUGUST


 

  • Every year, 29th August has been observed as National Sports Day in India. The first National Sports Day was celebrated on 29th August 2012, on the birth anniversary of Major Dhyan Chand who was the star of hockey team of India.

 

  • The day is used as a platform to launch various sports schemes as well as organise various sporting events and seminars to spread awareness about the importance of physical activities and sports in life.

 

History of National Sports Day

 

  • National Sports Day is also called with the name Rashtriya Khel Divas in some parts of India. In 1979, the Indian Postal Department paid tribute to Major Dhyan Chand after his death and renamed the National Stadium of Delhi as Major Dhyan Chand Stadium, Delhi.

 

  • In 2012, it was announced that a day must be celebrated as National Sports Day with the motive of spreading awareness about the spirit of sportsmanship and propagating the message of various sports.

 

  • And for this again a tribute was given to Major Dhayan Chand on his birth anniversary and announced 29th August as National Sports Day in India.

 

  • About Major Dhyan Chand: Major Dhyan Chand was born on 29th August 1905, in Allahabad and was a great hockey player of his time.

 

  • He was known as the star or wizard of a hockey player as during his period, his team gained hat-trick of gold medals in Olympics during years- 1928, 1932, and 1936. He played internationally for 23 years from 1926 to 1949. He total played 185 matches in his career and scored 570 goals.

 

  • He was so passionate about hockey, that he used to practise for the game at night in the moonlight which led him to the name, Dhyan Chand. In 1956, Dhyan Chand was awarded Padma Bhushan Award, he was the third civilian to get the honour.

 

  • Recently Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award will be renamed as Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

BHAVINABEN PATEL CLAIMED SILVER AT TOKYO PARALYMPICS


 

  • In table tennis, Indian paddler Bhavinaben Patel has claimed the historic silver medal at the 2020 Paralympic Games at Tokyo, in the women’s singles summit clash.

 

  • The 34-year-old Patel lost to Chinese paddler Ying Zhou, 0-3, in her maiden Paralympic Games. This is the first medal for India at the ongoing Tokyo Paralympic Games.

 

  • Patel is the only second Indian woman to win a medal at the Paralympics, after Deepa Malik, who claimed silver in shot-put at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

 

(SOURCE: JAGRAN JOSH)

 

NATIONAL SMALL INDUSTRY DAY: 30TH AUGUST


 

  • In India, the National Small Industry Day is celebrated on 30 August every year, to support and promote small Industries for their overall growth potential and opportunities received for their development in the year.

 

  • The industry day is a medium to provide balanced growth to existing small, medium and large scale enterprises and render assistance for setting up new industries to boost the state’s financial health.

 

  • About the Small scale Industry: Small scale businesses and cottage industries have worked a vital part in the Indian economy. The best quality gains have been produced in the base and cottage manufacturers of India.

 

  • Although this area like other Indian businesses experienced a huge drop in British rule, it has grown at a very fast step after independence.

 

(SOURCE: FIRSTPOST)

 

INT. DAY AGAINST NUCLEAR TEST: 29TH AUGUST


 

  • The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed globally on 29th August.

 

  • The day aims to increase awareness about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.

 

  • History of International Day against Nuclear Tests:

 

  • On 2 December 2009, the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests through the unanimous adoption of its resolution 64/35.

 

  • 2010 marked the inaugural commemoration of the International Day against Nuclear Tests.

 

(SOURCE: HINDUSTAN TIMES)