Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 23 August to 30 August 2021

Weekly One Liner Current Affairs 23 August to 30 August 2021

Dear students,

We all know how essential the General Awareness/ Current Affairs portion is in every exam, whether it’s for SBI PO, SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, LIC, SSC, Railway, or any other government exam. As a result, we’ll be providing weekly one-liner current affairs for any future exam featuring a GA portion.
Weekly one-liner current affairs condense the most important news into a single line, which is required reading for all exams. Weekly current affairs are presented below, which will keep you updated with the weekly one-liner current affairs.

National News

  • Narendra Singh Tomar inaugurates world’s second-largest refurbished gene bank
  • Hisar Airport renamed as Maharaja Agrasen International Airport
  • Chhattisgarh launched the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Bhumihin Majdur Nyay Yojana’ for landless families
  • Assam Celebrated Wanchuwa Festival 2021
  • NTPC launched India’s largest floating solar project in Simhadri
  • India’s Evacuation Mission From Afghanistan named as ‘Operation Devi Shakti’
  • IIM Ahmedabad and Bank of America partner to set up a Centre for Digital Transformation
  • Ministry of Jal Shakti launches ‘SUJALAM’ Campaign
  • Ministry of Electronics & IT launches SAMRIDH programme
  • NITI Aayog and Cisco launches “WEP Nxt” Women Entrepreneurship Platform
  • Maharashtra govt launches Mission Vatsalya for women lost their husbands to COVID-19

International News

  • WEF’S Sustainable Development Impact Summit 2021 in Geneva, Switzerland
  • India ranked 2nd in Cushman Global Manufacturing Risk Index 2021; China Tops
  • Copenhagen Safe Cities Index 2021: New Delhi at 48th and Mumbai at 50th place
  • India & Maldives inks pact on mega Greater Male Connectivity Project

Banking and Financial

  • RBI appointed panel suggests 4-tier structure for Urban Co-operative Banks
  • Paytm & HDFC Bank tie-up to provide solutions across payment gateway
  • Infosys becomes 4th Indian company to touch $100 billion m-cap
  • RBI extends card payment tokenisation facility to laptops, wearable devices
  • RBI includes PM SVANidhi Scheme beneficiaries under PIDF Scheme
  • RBI enhances limit under Indo-Nepal Remittance Facility to Rs 2 lakh

Appointment and Resignation

  • Nakul Chopra appointed as Chief Executive Officer of BARC India
  • BJP Leader La Ganesan appointed as Manipur Governor
  • RBI approves re-appointment of Sandeep Bakhshi as ICICI Bank MD & CEO
  • Abhay Kumar Singh appointed as joint secretary in Ministry of Cooperation
  • Ajay Kumar appointed as new RBI executive director (ED)
  • Samsung India ropes in Alia Bhatt as brand ambassador for its foldable smartphone portfolio
  • Sonu Sood to be brand ambassador for Delhi’s mentorship initiative
  • Carol Furtado appoints as interim CEO of Ujjivan Small Finance Bank
  • RBI approves appointment of Hitendra Dave as CEO of HSBC India
  • Mansukh Mandaviya appointed Chairperson of Stop TB Partnership Board

Awards

  • EASE Reforms Index Award 2021: State Bank of India is the Overall winner

Defence

  • A Joint Exercise Between Indian Navy And Royal Bahrain Naval Force
  • India finalises deal with Russia to procure AK-103 rifles
  • 5th India-Kazakhstan Joint Training Exercise “KAZIND-21” will be held from August 30 to September 11, 2021
  • NSG commandos undertake counter-terrorist drills ‘Gandiv’ across country

Sports

  • Shaili Singh bags Long Jump silver in WAU20 Championships
  • Tekchand as India’s new flag-bearer in Tokyo Paralympics
  • Tokyo Paralympics: India’s Bhavnaben Patel won silver, loses in final
  • Tokyo Paralympics 2021: Nishad Kumar won silver medal in high jump
  • Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Jhajharia, Gurjar win silver and bronze in javelin throw F46
  • Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Yogesh Kathuniya wins silver medal in men’s Discus throw event
  • Tokyo Paralympics 2020: Avani Lekhara wins Gold Medal in women’s 10m AR Standing SH1 Final
  • Sumit Antil Wins India’s 2nd Gold Medal At Tokyo Paralympics With New World Record In Javelin Throw
  • Discus thrower Vinod Kumar loses Paralympics bronze, declared ineligible in classification reassessment
  • Rajnath Singh names Army Sports Institute, Pune as “Neeraj Chopra Stadium”

Book and Author

  • The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan Book by Bimal Prasad and Sujata Prasad
  • A book titled ‘Battlefield’ authored by Vishram Bedekar

Important day

  • 23rd August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  • August 22: World Sanskrit Day
  • 23-27 August: World Water Week 2021 (Theme 2021: ‘Building Resilience Faster’.)
  • 21st August: World Entrepreneurs’ Day
  • 26th August: International Dog Day
  • 26 August: Women’s Equality Day
  • 29 August: National Sports Day
  • 29 August: International Day Against Nuclear Tests
  • 30 August: National Small Industry Day

Obituary

  • Former national football player and coach SS Hakim passed away
  • Former England captain Ted Dexter passes away
  • Renowned cricket coach Vasoo Paranjape passes away
  • Eminent writer Shri Buddhadeb Guha Passed away

 

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