Current Affairs daily August 14, 2021

Godrej in New hands- Adi Godrej, Chairman of Godrej Group will step down from the board of directors. Now the baton passed on to his younger brother Nadir Godrej.

Airtel Spectrum Deal-Airtel has done an agreement of its 800 MHz spectrum agreement with Reliance Jio Infocomm. This agreement is under ‘Right to Use’ for three circles.

Vehicle scrap policy launch-Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the National vehicle Scrappage Policy also known as the ‘Voluntary vehicle-fleet modernisation programme’. He said this initiative will promote a circular economy and make the process of economic development more sustainable.

Ban on Single-use plastic bags from 2022-Environment Ministry notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules 2021, the Centre prohibits the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of single-use plastic items including candy sticks, plates, cups and cutlery.

Ramsar List added 04 locations-Four more wetlands had been added to the Ramsar List of global advantages. These wetlands are two from Gujrat are Thol and Wadhwana and two from Haryana are Sultanpur and Bhindawas. These wetlands are home to endangered bird species like Egyptian Vulture, Saker Falcon, Sociable Lapwing, and the near-threatened Dalmatian Pelican.

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