Daily Current Affairs Quiz based on 18th August 2021:
This article will walk you through the Current Affairs facts as of 18th August 2021. Presented here is your daily dose of Current Events and GK.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced that his government will provide smart health cards under the Biju Swasthya Kalyan Yojana. Smart health cards will be provided to 3.5 crore people of 96 lakh families in the state. These cards will be provided to the beneficiaries of national and state food security schemes and Annapurna and Antyodaya initiatives. Under this, women can avail treatment up to Rs 10 lakh annually. Other members of the family will get a benefit of up to Rs 5 lakh each.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15 August 2021 announced the Rs 100 lakh crore Pradhan Mantri Gatishakti Initiative. This initiative will create employment opportunities for the youth in India. It will also boost infrastructure development. In his address, Prime Minister Modi highlighted that the Gatishakti-National Master Plan will be announced soon.
Recently, the birth anniversary of 18th century freedom fighter Krantiveer 'Sangoli Rayanna' was organized by the Government of Karnataka. Apart from this, the martyrdom day of Krantiveer 'Sangoli Rayanna' will also be celebrated on 26 January every year by the state government. Krantiveer 'Sangoli Rayanna' (1798-1831) was the army chief of the then 'Kittur Kingdom' ruled by Rani Chennamma, who fought bravely against the British. He was hanged by the British rulers in the year 1831 from a banyan tree near Nandgad in the Belagavi district.
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