Current Affairs daily August 22, 2021

National award to Bastar lecturer -Pramod Kumar Shukla, lecturer of state-run Eklavya Model residential school will receive a national award from the Government for his outstanding work. The Union Ministry of education has declared the list of National awards for 2021 to teachers for their outstanding work. The Eklavya model residential school is run by the Tribal and scheduled Caste Welfare department in the state.

School Teacher imparting tech-enabled education from last 13 yrs.- Ishwari Kumar Sinha, a government school teacher in the Balod district of Chhattisgarh has been providing technology-enabled education to underprivileged kids for the last 13 years. He started this initiative in 2011 by buying a small sound system to equip children with technology. He had spent around Rs. 8 lakhs in the last 13 years of service with the support of another school teacher and panchayat.

Johnson & Johnson(J&J) submitted an application for COVID vax trial on 12-17 groups in India- Johnson & Johnson(J&J) said it has submitted an application to the Indian drug regulator, Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO) to conduct a study of COVID-19 vaccine in India aged 12-17 years.

Joint naval exercise of 04 countries- India, the US, Australia and Japan will carry out the next edition of the high-voltage Malabar naval exercise from August 26 to 29 off the coast of Guam(an island territory of the US in the Western Pacific).

IBA moves to RBI for setting up NARCL-The Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) has moved an application to the Reserve Bank of India seeking a licence to set up Rs 6,000-crore National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (NARCL), or bad bank.

GAIL plans to foray into hydrogen generation- India’s top Gas company, GAIL will foray into hydrogen generation and take the acquisition route to scale up its renewable energy portfolio as it pivots business beyond natural gas to align with the energy transition being witnessed across the globe.

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