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Facts-3rd September

1. Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal launches ‘AYUSH AAPKE DWAR’ campaign

Ministry of Shipping, Ports and Waterways

  • Ministers responsible    

Sarbananda Sonowal, Cabinet Minister

Shripad Yesso Naik, Minister of State

Shantanu Thakur, Minister of State

Ministry of AYUSH

  • Ministers responsible    

Sarbananda Sonowal, Cabinet Minister

Mahendra Munjapara, Minister of State

2. Govt constitutes committee to review existing guidelines of Journalist Welfare Scheme

  • The committee will look into the aspect of differentiation or parity between accredited and non-accredited journalists for availing benefits under the scheme. It will revise and broad-basing the definition of working journalist for the purpose of the Scheme keeping in view the Occupational, Safety, Health and Working Condition Code-2010 as well as Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines and Digital Media Ethics Code) Rules, 2021.

3. Ladakh declares its state animal and bird

  • The crane was chosen as the state bird since it is only found in the eastern region of Ladakh. The snow leopards are mainly found in the western and eastern regions of the Himalayas, including Ladakh, J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand.

4. INS Airavat arrives at Sattahip, Thailand with COVID Relief Material

  •  INS Airavat is the third Shardul-class amphibious warfare vessel of the Indian Navy.
  • Construction started: 2004
  • Launched: 27 March 2006
  • Builder: Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers, Kolkata

5. PM Modi addresses plenary session of Eastern Economic Forum in Russia

  • Eastern Economic Forum is an international forum held each year in Vladivostok, Russia, for the purpose of encouraging foreign investment in the Russian Far East.
  • Formation: 2015
  • Headquarters: Vladivostok, Russia

6. India, US sign Project Agreement for Air-Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

  • The Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) at DRDO and the Aerospace Systems Directorate at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), along with the Indian and US Air Forces, are the principal organisations for execution of Project Agreement.

DRDO

  • Headquarters: DRDO Bhavan, New Delhi
  • Founded: 1958

7. Yoshihide Suga to step down as Japanese PM

  • Prime minister: Yoshihide Suga Trending
  • Capital: Tokyo
  • Currency: Japanese yen

8. India wins three medals today at Tokyo Paralympic Games

  • The Paralympic Games or Paralympics, also known as the Games of the Paralympiad, is a periodic series of international multi-sport events involving athletes with a range of disabilities.
  • The Paralympics has grown from a small gathering of British World War II veterans in 1948 to become one of the largest international sporting events by the early 21st century. The Paralympics has grown from 400 athletes with a disability from 23 countries in 1960 to thousands of competitors from over 100 countries at the 2012 Summer Paralympics.

10. Powergrid Wins the Prestigious global ATD Best Award

ATD

  • Headquarters: Alexandria, Virginia, United States
  • Founded: 1943

Powergrid

  • Founded: 23 October 1989
  • Headquarters: Gurgaon, India