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Cabinet approves continuation of Samagra Shiksha Scheme till March 2026

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Samagra Shiksha Scheme has been an integrated scheme that aims to cover the whole school education from school to class XII. 

Rajasthan Government plans to bring policy for protection of forests

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Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the expansion of forests is necessary in order to prevent natural disasters, and for the promotion and protection of the forests in the state.

Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert: India’s first earthquake early warning mobile app launched

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India’s first Earthquake Early Warning (EEW) mobile app will be significant for the timely dissemination of information regarding the occurrence of an earthquake in the neighbourhood.

Extreme weather events in world: World staggers through deadly summer of floods, wildfires, forest fires, heat dome

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Several major nations have been hit hard this time with extreme weather events including the United States, Europe, Canada, China and even India. Scientists call extreme weather events human-caused climate change. View list of extreme weather events in 2021.

Lok Sabha passes Tribunal Reforms Bill, 2021- All you need to know

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The Tribunal Reforms Bill, 2021, aims at abolishing as many as nine appellate tribunals, including the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), set up under various acts.

COVID-19 second wave not over yet, ‘R number’ high in 8 states: Government

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Lav Aggarwal, the Joint Secretary of Union Health Ministry said that whenever the R number is above one, it means that the case trajectory has been increasing and it needs to be controlled.

Hiroshima Day: Know the history behind atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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Hiroshima Day: On August 6, 1945, an atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima in Japan by an American B-29 bomber killing nearly 80,000 people instantly while tens of thousands died later due to the radiation exposure. Nagasaki suffered the same fate three days later on August 9. 

Lovlina Borgohain wins India's third medal, becomes third Indian boxer to win Olympic bronze

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Lovlina Borgohain has won India's third medal at Tokyo Olympics 2020. She is now the third Indian boxer to win bronze at the Olympics after Vijender Singh won bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Mary Kom won bronze at the 2012 London Olympics. 

Parliament passes Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021- Check key features

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The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Bill, 2021, will introduce an alternate insolvency resolution process for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).  It amends the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016.

Lok Sabha passes Essential Defence Services Bill- All you need to know

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The Essential Defence Services Bill, 2021, amends the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 to include the essential defence services under the public utility services. It allows the Central Government to prohibit lockouts, strikes and layoffs in the units engaged in the mentioned services. 

Current Affairs Quiz: 3 August 2021

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The day’s updated quizzes cover topics such as Zika virus case, new digital payment solution, huge asteroid 2016 AJ193 and Khelo India Centers among others. 

Current Affairs in Short: 3 August 2021

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ICMR in its study stated that the COVAXIN vaccine has been found effective against the Delta, Delta Plus, and B.1.617.3 variants of the COVID-19.

COVID-19 in China: Beijing on high alert, restricts people entering from medium and high-risk areas

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The capital city Beijing has come under a high alert to stop a flare-up of COVID-19 cases in the city. All the buses, flights, and trains from the current high-risk areas of the country to the Chinese Capital have been canceled.

Top 5 Current Affairs: 3 August 2021

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Maharashtra reported its first Zika virus case after a 50-year old woman in Purandar Tehsil (Pune) was diagnosed with a deadly infection.

Mixing AstraZeneca with mRNA vaccines offers a ‘good protection’: Danish study

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Denmark’s State Serum Institute said that combining the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine with the second dose of mRNA vaccines either Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccines offers a ‘good protection’.

ISRO to cooperate with Israeli, European Space agencies to higher orbit

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ISRO is in talks with the Israeli and European Space Agencies to enhance cooperation and identify the potential opportunities to work together.

Playback singer Kalyani Menon passes away at 80

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Playback singer Kalyani Menon passed away at a hospital in Chennai due to age-related illness at the age of 80. Read all you need to know.

Centre de-licenses sugar industry to set up new sugar mills

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Centre t is encouraging sugar mills to divert excess sugarcane to ethanol blended with petrol a long-term measure to deal with the problem of excess sugar. 

Government to establish 1,000 Khelo India Centers across the country

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The Union Minister of Youth Affairs & Sports, Anurag Thakur in a written reply to Rajya Sabha, said that the athletes are being selected under the Khelo India Scheme and will be assisted with the annual financial assistance of Rs. 6.28 lakh per annum.

Huge asteroid 2016 AJ193 to fly closely past Earth on August 21: Everything you need to know!

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The asteroid, named 2016 AJ193, is reportedly is rushing inward towards the sun in its 5.91-year orbit. Earth is in its approximated path but it will not hit the planet.

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