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Current Affairs 21st August 2016
Current Affairs Headlines of 21st August, 2016

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→ Deputy Governor of the RBI Urjit Patel has been appointed as the 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

→ Forex reserve at record high of USD 365.82 billion.

→ 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.

→ India, China Hold High Level Meeting On Economic Cooperation.

→ India-Mauritius treaty: Now, quasi-equity likely to be taxed.

→ Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt created an unprecedented record, a triple treble, as he bagged his third Gold in Rio Olympics 2016 ‘.

→ Kerala Cabinet approves new debt relief scheme.

→ Maharashtra seeks Chinese investment in infra.

→ Nation remembering former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 72th Birth Anniversary today.

→ Oil minister distributed around 3,000 free LPG stoves under free cooking gas scheme titled Ujjwala Yojana in Mumbai.

→ P.V. Sindhu’s bold shot at the Olympic gold was competently handled by two-time World Champion Carolina Marin.

→ PM Modi‘s monogrammed suit enters Guinness Records as ‘most expensive suit sold‘.

→ 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.

→ 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.

→ 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.

→ 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.

→ The State Bank of India (SBI) will gain $120 billion in assets following its merger with associate banks and Bhartiya Mahila Bank.

→ Two-day meeting of BRICS women Parliamentarian’s forum to begin in Jaipur.

→ US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia.

→ Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti launched projects worth 560 crore under the Namami Gange programme in Kanpur, UP.

 


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