Current Affairs daily August 24, 2021

India’s first Smog tower inaugurated-CM Delhi Arvind Kejriwal inaugurates the country’s first Smog tower at Connaught Place in Delhi. He told that this tower was imported from the US and is capable of such polluted air from above and release clean air from below. It will purify 1000 cubic metres of air per second.

CCI slaps ₹200 fine on Maruti India- The Competition Commission of India(CCI) slaps Rs. 200cr. fine on Maruti India for indulging in unfair business practices. The fine slapped for indulging in anti-competitive conduct of resale price maintenance (RPM) in the passenger vehicle segment by way of implementing a discount control policy to dealers.

FIve women for the first time-Five women have for promotion to the rank of colonel. been cleared The largest floating Solar Project-NTPC commissioned the largest floating solar photovoltaic project of 25 MW at Simhadri thermal station in Vishakhapatnam.

Pakistan successfully tests ‘Fatah’-Pakistan’s indigenous manufactured, conducted a successful test flight of Fatah-1. Fatah-1 Fatah-1 is a Pakistan-made guided multi-launch rocket system. It is capable of delivering conventional warheads up to a range of 140 kilometres. This new weapons system will equip the military with the capability to strike deep into enemy territory Background.

The Ashok and 7 other ITDC hotels to be monetised- Under the Government’s scheme of monetising of “under-utilized public sector assets”, ‘The Ashok’ 5-star hotel will be leased out to private operators in four years. The Ashok and the Hotel Samrat are among eight India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) properties that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman listed in the National Monetisation Pipeline (NMP).

Operation Devi Shakti- Operation Devi Shakti name has been given by India to its operation of evacuating its citizens from war-torn Afghanistan. The External affairs minister S Jaishankar named the evacuation process ‘Operation Devi Shakti’ while saluting the efforts of the Indian Air Force and Air India. 

‘Vaccinate India Programme’ launched by Vice President-This programme was organised by giving India Foundation and Sustainable Goals Coordination Centre in Bengaluru. On this occasion, he appealed to the people to strictly follow COVID-19 norms.

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