Current Affairs 21st August 2016

Current Affairs

Current Affairs 21st August 2016

National News:

  • Nation remembering former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 72th Birth Anniversary today
  • PM Modi’s monogrammed suit enters Guinness Records as ‘most expensive suit sold’
  • Maharashtra seeks Chinese investment in infra
  • Kerala Cabinet approves new debt relief scheme
  • Oil minister distributed around 3,000 free LPG stoves under free cooking gas scheme titled Ujjwala Yojana in Mumbai
  • Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti launched projects worth 560 crore under the Namami Gange programme in Kanpur, UP
  • Two-day meeting of BRICS women Parliamentarian’s forum to begin in Jaipur

International News:

  • India-Mauritius treaty: Now, quasi-equity likely to be taxed
  • India, China Hold High Level Meeting On Economic Cooperation
  • US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia


  • The State Bank of India (SBI) will gain $120 billion in assets following its merger with associate banks and Bhartiya Mahila Bank
  • Deputy Governor of the RBI Urjit Patel has been appointed as the 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India

Business & Economy:

  • Forex reserve at record high of USD 365.82 billion
  • The Gurgaon-based online classified company’s majority investor Astro Entertainment Networks Limited (AENL) exited AskMe a few weeks ago, due to disagreements with the minority shareholders
  • India has jumped 15 spots to become 2nd most innovative middle income economy in world

Awards and Honours:

  • Renu Khator, Indian-American woman academic, will be inducted into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame for making significant contribution for the benefit of the US’ second largest state
  • SK Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director, BEL, has been awarded as the Most Enterprising CEO in Electronics Sector by the Indo Global Business Council (IGBC), a policy think-tank based in New Delhi. M M Joshi, Executive Director (National Marketing), BEL, received the award on behalf of CMD
  • Santoor maestro Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma will be conferred upon with the annual Sangeet Martand Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award this year, Sursagar Society of Dilli Gharana has announced


  • P.V. Sindhu’s bold shot at the Olympic gold was competently handled by two-time World Champion Carolina Marin
  • Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt created an unprecedented record, a triple treble, as he bagged his third Gold in Rio Olympics 2016 –
  • Great Britain women’s hockey team won its first ever Olympic gold on Saturday, after defeating the defending champions Netherlands in the penalty shootout of the final
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