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News in Short - 30-August-2021

Bhavinaben Patel wins Silver medal at Tokyo Paralympics

Date: 30 August 2021 Tags: Sports
  • Bhavinaben Patel signed off with a historic silver medal in her maiden Paralymic Games after going down 0-3 to world number one Chinese paddler Ying Zhou in the women's singles class 4 final.
  • In the quarterfinal, Patel had defeated 2016 Rio Paralympics gold medallist and world number two Borislava Peric Rankovic of Serbia to assure a medal and script history.
  • Patel, who was diagnosed with polio when she was 12 months old, had defeated world no 3 Miao Zhang of China 7-11 11-7 11-4 9-11 11-8 in the semifinal showdown.

Renovated Jallianwala Bagh memorial inaugurated by PM Modi

Date: 30 August 2021 Tags: Historical Places
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the renovated complex of the Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Punjab’s Amritsar via video conferencing.
  • The revamped monument was to be inaugurated on April 13 this year to mark 102 years of the massacre in which 379 people had lost their lives, but it had to be postponed owing to Covid-related restrictions.
  • PM Modi is the chairperson of the Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Trust. Other trust members include Union Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, Governor V P Singh Badnore.
  • An invite has also been sent to Opposition leader AdhirRanjan Chowdhury, who is also a member of the trust.

RBI unveils Series VI gold bond scheme

Date: 30 August 2021 Tags: Miscellaneous
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced the Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2021-22 Series VI, which will be open for subscription for the period August 30-September 3, 2021.
  • The nominal value of the bond, based on the simple average closing price for gold of 999 purity of the last three business days of the week preceding the subscription period, works out to ?4,732 per gram of gold.
  • The Centre, in consultation with the RBI, has decided to offer a discount of ?50 per gram less than the nominal value to those investors applying online and making payment against the application via digital mode.

Cristiano Ronaldo to join Manchester United

Date: 30 August 2021 Tags: Sports
  • Manchester United announced that Cristiano Ronaldo is joining the Red Devils 12 years after he left the club for Real Madrid on a then world record fee.
  • Ronaldo had spent six seasons with United from 2003-2009, where he won eight major trophies along with the Ballon d’Or in 2008.
  • At United, the Portuguese scored 118 goals and won the Premier League Golden Boot in the 2007-08 season. It was the year when he helped the Red Devils win their last Champions League title.

National-level sailing championship held in KRS backwaters

Date: 30 August 2021 Tags: Sports
  • The Madras Engineers Group (MEG) of the Indian Army in collaboration with General Thimayya National Academy of Adventure has jointly organised the National-Level Multi Class Youth Sailing Championship in the backwaters of KRS dam in Mandya district.
  • The event is being held under the aegis of Yachting Association of Karnataka and Yachting Association of India. This is the first Sailing Championship of national magnitude to be held at the KRS.
  • The events will be held in different classes including: 29er Class; Laser Radial Class; Laser 4.7 Class; RS: One class; Optimist main fleet; and Optimist green fleet.