Current Affairs daily August 31, 2021

Historic moment as three women take oath as SC Judges- In a first, three women judges take oath as SC judges. Nine new judges, including three women, would be administered the oath of office as judges of the Supreme Court by the Chief Justice of India (CJI). This will be for the first time in the history of the top court when nine judges would be taking the oath of office in one go.

Sale of Meat, liquor banned in Mathura- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has imposed a complete ban on the sale of liquor and meat in Mathura.

New Toy-train safari launches by Indian Railways on Darjeeling Himalayan Railway route-Indian railway(IR) decided to launch a regular Jungle Tea Toy-Train Safari from Siliguri junction to Rongtong station in West Bengal. widely famous among foreign tourists and domestic travellers. Both heritage steam locos built between 1889 and 1927 as well as modern diesel engines are used to pull the toy trains.

The US announced an end to a 20-year war- “This decision about Afghanistan is not just about Afghanistan, it’s about ending an era of major military operations to remake other countries,” President Joe Biden said.

PayU acquires BillDesk for $4.7 bn- Prosus-backed fintech firm PayU acquire India’s earliest payment gateway BillDesk in an all-cash transaction of $4.7 billion. This move will be the largest acquisition in India’s digital payments space. The deal will also give exit to investors General Atlantic, TA Associates, Temasek, Clearstone Ventures, and Visa.

IIT Roorkee develops app to detect natural disasters-IIT Roorkee in a joint venture with the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has developed an application that can predict natural calamities. The app will help in understanding the arrival of disaster beforehand and taking preventive measures for the same.

e-Source, an online platform for e-waste-IIT Madras to develop an online platform for e-waste management. It is called e-Source, tackle e-waste by linking various stakeholders in the formal and informal sectors.

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