Current Affairs daily September 10, 2021

Facebook launched its first smart glasses-Facebook Inc. launched its first smart glasses with the aim of offering true augmented reality spectacles. The smart glasses were created in partnership with Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica, allow wearers to listen to music, take calls or capture photos and short videos and share them across Facebook’s service using a compatible app. As per Facebook the glasses line, called Ray-Ban Stories,” would start at$299.

CoWin starts new KYC-VS interface- With the objective of faster re-opening of economic activities, while also ensuring the safety of people during the pandemic, the CoWin has launched a new software interface(API), which will make it easier to know or verify the vaccination status of their employees and customer.

Fabindia plans to raise up to $1bn from IPO- Fabindia, an Ethnic wear and lifestyle retailer is hoping to raise up to $1 billion from its proposed IPO. According to sources, Fabindia has hired ICICI Securities, SBI Capital Markets, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse and Nomura as investment bankers for its planned IPO.

Advent closes to buy Eureka Forbes-American private equity firm Advent International is nearing a deal to acquire Eureka Forbes, India’s largest maker of water purifiers and vacuum cleaners owned by the Shapoorji Pallonji (SP) Group. The transaction is set to value Eureka Forbes at about Rs 5,000 crore, said people with knowledge of the matter.

‘Eye in the sky’ project get Nod from Government-The government has given the final nod to the mega ₹10,990 crore indigenous project to build six AEW&C (airborne early-warning and control) aircraft, which are critical in ‘eyes in the sky’, to bolster the IAF’s surveillance capability along with China and Pakistan.

New tardigrade species found-A new species of marine tardigrade-commonly called ‘water bears’ and ‘moss piglets’, they also rank among the hardiest animals on planet earth despite their minuscule size. It is a first of its kind found in Indian waters and has been named Stygarctus Keralensis after Kerala.

PM to launch ‘cerebral’ news channel Sansad TV-Prime Minister Narendra Modi is slated to launch Sansad TV, a new channel formed by merging the Lok Sabha TV and Rajya Sabha TV, on September 15, sources said.

Railways must pay compensation to passengers if trains run late, rules Supreme Court-In a significant order, the Supreme Court has said that every passenger’s time is precious and the Railways is liable to pay the compensation for delay and late arrival of trains’ unless it proves that the delay was due to the reasons beyond their control.

Union Education Minister releases India Rankings-Indian ranking framework to contribute to the global learning landscape – Shri Dharmendra Pradhan

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