Current Affairs 14th September 2021

1. News: Samvatsari

Source: The Hindu

It is a festival celebrated by the Jain community, especially the Shwetambara sect.

  • Samvatsari is also known as the Day of Forgiveness.

2. News: Subansiri Hydroelectric Project (LSHP)

Source: Indian Express

Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHEP), is an under-construction gravity dam on the Subansiri river along the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

  • It is the largest tributary of Brahmaputra River.
  • The project is being developed by the state-run National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC).
  • Single largest hydro electric plant in India.

The project is expected to be completed in 2023

3. News: LCA-Mk2

Source: The Hindu

Light Combat Aircraft-Tejas Mark 2, the second generation fighter prototypes are underway in association with the DRDO’s Aeronautical Development Agency (ADA).

  • The aircraft features enhanced range and endurance including an onboard oxygen generation system, which is being integrated for the first time.
  • The LCA-Mk2 will be a heavier and much more capable aircraft than the current LCA variants.
  • The first flight is expected to be ready by 2023.

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