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Welcome to Ritu’s Academy. Here we are providing Daily current affairs 18 August 2021. For preparation of competitive exams eg. UPSC, IAS, IPS Banking, Railway and Teaching and other states civil services / government job recruitment examinations of India. Lets start:-

Anti terrorist squad training

Uttar Pradesh State government will set up anti terrorism squad training centre in Saharanpur’s Deoband.

National hydrogen mission launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi on August 15, 2021, launched the National Hydrogen Mission on India’s 75th Independence Day. The Mission aims to aid the government in meeting its climate targets and making India a green hydrogen hub, said PM Modi during his Independence speech from the Red Fort.

India spends over Rs 12 lakh crore on importing energy. The government aims to make India an energy-independent country before 100 years of independence is completed.

World’s second largest national gene bank

Narendra Singh Tomar has inaugurated the world’s second largest National Gene Bank at the National Bureau of plant genetic resources Pusa, New Delhi.

the new facility will help in the conservation of the diversity of indigenous crops in the country, as well as benefits the farmers by making them self reliant and providing a source of increasing their income.

Pradhan Mantri Gati Shakti Yojana 2021

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 15, Independence Day, announced the launch of Rs 100 lakh crore Gatishakti scheme soon to create modern infrastructure and create employment opportunities in the country. Pradhan Mantri Gatishakti- National Master Plan will improve the system of traffic including airport, new roads and rail schemes along with promoting industrial activities and will create employment opportunities for the youth.

According to PM Modi, under this scheme, India will promote and take forward all its manufacturing products. This scheme will provide a golden opportunity to the unemployed youth of the country.

Samsung has partnered with National Skills Development Corporation

Samsung India has partnered with the National skills Development Corporation under CSR initiative. The aim is to initiative is that train the 50000 young persons as job ready for the retail sector over the next few years.

Ghaziabad and Bulandshahr most polluted cities in the world

World’s most cities 2020: 22 out of 30 most polluted cities in the world are in India. Not only this, Delhi tops the list of most polluted capital cities in the world. The Swiss organization IQAir has said this in the ‘World Air Quality Report, 2020’.

World Health Organisation (WHO) formed advisory group named SAGO

World Health Organisation formed a new advisory group named International Scientific Advisory Group for Origins of Novel Pathogen or ‘SAGO’. The function of SAGO will be to systematically study the emergence of future emerging pathogens with pandemic potential, and advise the development in this regard to WHO.

Kaziranga Park becomes the first national park in the country to be equipped with satellite phones

Kaziranga National Park in Assam has become the first national park in India to be equipped with satellite phones. In a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on May 27, it has been decided to install satellite phones to check poaching.

The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA) has procured ten satellite phones for the national park at an estimated cost of Rs 16 lakh. These phones will be operated through BSNL operator.

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