Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 14, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 14, 2021

INDIA

– Govt notifies plastic waste management amendment rules 2021; single use plastic items prohibited from July 1, 2022
– Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launches Fit India Freedom Run 2.0 at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– PM launches Vehicle Scrappage Policy called Voluntary Vehicle Fleet Modernisation Programme
– India exports first consignment of five apples varieties from Himachal Pradesh – Royal Delicious, Dark Baron Gala, Scarlet Spur, Red Velox and Golden Delicious – to Bahrain
– MoHUA (Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs) launches brand – ‘SonChiraiya’ – for marketing of Urban SHG (Self-Help Group) products
– 30-share BSE Sensex ends above 55,000 points for the first time
– India’s forex reserves rise by $889 mn to lifetime high of $621.464 bn in the week ended August 6
– Civil Aviation Ministry raises lower as well as upper caps on fares by 9.83% to 12.82%

WORLD

– Taliban capture Afghanistan’s 2nd and 3rd largest cities — Kandahar and Herat

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