Current Affairs » August 2016 » Current Affairs 21st August 2016
→ 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.
Recent Current Affairs Questions
Recent One Liner Current Affairs