Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 12, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 12, 2021

INDIA

– Parliament passes Constitution (127th) Amendment Bill to restore the states’ power to make their own OBC lists
– India, USA sign agreement on monsoon data analysis and cooperation to improve weather forecasts
– Maharashtra announces Rajiv Gandhi Award for Excellence in Information Technology (IT)
– Wreckage of Army’s Advanced Light helicopter (ALH) that crashed into the Ranjit Sagar reservoir in Kathua, (J&K), on August 3 located
– SC gives Centre, States 8 weeks to fill up vacancies in consumer disputes redressal commissions
– Renowned Ayurvedacharya Balaji Tambe passes away at 81 in Pune
– CEC inaugurates 11th Annual Meeting of the Forum of the Election Management Bodies of South Asia (FEMBoSA) for 2021

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Parliament passes bill allowing privatisation of state-run general insurance companies
– India’s foodgrain production estimated to rise 3.74% to a new record of 308.65 million tonnes in the crop year 2020-21 (July-June)

WORLD

– Ethiopia’s govt. summons all capable citizens to join war against embattled Tigray region
– Algeria: Wildfires killed 42 people including 25 soldiers
– Afghanistan: Capitals of 3 more provinces — Badakhshan, Baghlan and Farah — have fallen to the Taliban, putting nine out of the country’s 34 in their hands
– China recalls Lithuania ambassador over Taiwan office row; an office will be opened in capital Vilnius under the name of Taiwan rather than “Chinese Taipei” angering Beijing

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