Current Affairs 09th August 2021

1. News : Khel Ratna named after Dhyan Chand

Source: The Hindu

Background: The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna stands renamed as the “Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna”

  • Khel Ratna Award is the highest sporting award given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsperson over a period of four year
  • Dhyan Chand, a three-time Olympic gold medallist, is considered India’s greatest hockey player.
  •  His birthday, on August 29, marks the National Sports Day when sports awards are given.

2. News : Celebrations begin to mark 150 years of iconic artist Abanindranath Tagore

Source: Indian express

  • Abanindranath, a nephew of Rabindranath Tagore, is considered the leading light of the Bengal School of Art
  • He was also the first major exponent of Swadeshi values in Indian art. Notable work ‘ bharat mata’
  • Abanindranath Tagore was the principal artist and creator of the “Indian Society of Oriental Art”.

3. News : PAC to tour Kargil, Leh and Srinagar

Source: The Hindu

Public Accounts Committee

  • The PAC is formed every year with a strength of not more than 22 members of which 15 are from Lok Sabha and 7 from Rajya Sabha.
  • The Chairman is appointed by the Speaker of Lok Sabha
  • The term of office of the members is one year.
  • Its chief function is to examine the audit report of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) after it is laid in the Parliament.

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