Tamil Nadu Assembly passed resolution against agriculture laws.

  • The Tamil Nadu Assembly has passed a resolution urging the Center to withdraw its three controversial agriculture laws,
  • which were widely opposed by farmers and have been protesting outside Delhi for months.
  • Tamil Nadu is the 7th state after West Bengal, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Delhi and Kerala to oppose these laws.

BRICS Nations have opposed the Carbon border tax, proposed European Union.

  • BRICS nations namely Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa have joined India in opposing the carbon ceiling tax proposed by the European Union (EU).
  • The 27-member European Union recently decided to impose a customs tax on imports of carbon-intensive goods, which will be implemented from 2026.
  • India, along with other BRICS participants, has objected to the proposal in a New Delhi statement of the grouping of five countries.

Sports Minister Shri Anurag Singh Thakur launched "Fit India" Mobile App on National Sports Day.

  • The application was launched as part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on the occasion of National Sports Day on August 29, 2021.
  • On this occasion, the Ministers held virtual talks with Indian Hockey Team Captain Manpreet Singh, Pilot Captain Annie Divya, Wrestler Sangram Singh, Journalist Ayaz Memon etc.
  • Fit India App is free and available in English & Hindi on the Android and the iOS platforms.
  • This app will bring ease of checking one’s fitness levels.
  • It comprises of unique features such as fitness score, activity trackers, animated videos, and my plan in accordance with the individual specific needs.

The year 2023 is to be celebrated as the International Year of Millets under the leadership of India.

  • Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Narendra Singh Tomar launched the National Food and Nutrition Campaign for the farmers.
  • The campaign is organized by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
  • This year the budget for agriculture has been increased to ₹1.23 lakh crore.
  • 2023 will be celebrated as the International Year of Millets under the leadership of India.

Indian Grandmaster SP Sethuraman won the 2021 Barcelona Open chess tournament.

  • In chess, Indian Grandmaster S P Sethuraman won the 2021 Barcelona Open chess tournament title, being unbeaten in nine rounds, winning six matches and drawing three.
  • Chennai-born Sethuraman scored 7.5 points after the ninth and final round to level with Daniil Yufa of Russia.
  • However, the Indian player emerged as the winner on the basis of a better tie-break score.
  • India's Karthikeyan Murali finished 3rd.

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