Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 11, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 11, 2021


– Criminal cases against MPs, MLAs can’t be withdrawn without HC’s order: SC
– SC fines 8 parties including BJP and Congress for non-compliance with its order on making public criminal records of candidates
– Twitter in compliance with new IT Rules by appointing a Chief Compliance Officer (CCO), Resident Grievance Officer (RGO) and Nodal Contact Person on permanent basis, Centre tells Delhi HC
– Lok Sabha passes constitution amendment bill to restore states’ rights to make their own OBC lists
– Parliament passes Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021 as recommended by Arunachal Pradesh
– India ranked 122nd on Global Youth Development Index among 181 countries released by the Commonwealth Secretariat in London


– PM launches Ujjwala 2.0 — the 2nd phase of PMUY (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana) — by handing over LPG connections in Mahoba in UP
– Starting October 1, RBI to levy penalty Rs 10,000 per ATM on ATMs that run out of cash
– Finance Ministry releases Revenue Deficit Grant of Rs 9,871 cr to 17 states
– Number of billionaires (those with income above Rs. 100 crores) in India came down to 136 in 2020-21 from 141 in 2019-20


– ‘AL-MOHED AL-HINDI 2021’ – first naval exercise between India and Saudi Arabia – held at Port Al-Jubail
– World Lion Day observed on August 10
– Chinese short-video platform TikTok overtakes Facebook as the most downloaded social media app in the world
– European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter probe, a cooperation with NASA and European-Japanese spacecraft BepiColombo to make Venus flyby in August
– Guinea confirms West Africa’s first case of Marburg disease; a lethal virus that’s related to Ebola and, like Covid-19, passed from animal hosts to humans


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