Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 18, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 18, 2021

INDIA

– IAF Aircraft C-17 brings back Indian Ambassador to Afghanistan Rudrendra Tandon, officials from Kabul
– NITI Aayog’s Atal Innovation Mission in collaboration with Dassault Systemes launch Student Entrepreneurship Program 3.0 that is designed to push school students to become future innovators and entrepreneurs

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– RBI unveils Financial Inclusion (FI) Index, FI-Index for the period ending March 2021 is 53.9
– HAL signs $716 mn deal with GE Aviation for 99 engines for LCA Tejas
– Winners announced for MeitY-NASSCOM Start-up Women Entrepreneur Awards 2020-21 in partnership with UN Women
– Govt announces RoDTEP (Remission of Duties and Taxes on Export Products) rates for exporters; outlay Rs 12,454 cr in FY22

WORLD

– Zambia: Opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema elected new President
– Tropical Depression Grace lashes quake hit Haiti
– Sudoku creator Maki Kaji dies aged 69 in japan

SPORTS

– India (364, 298/8 declared) defeats hosts England (391, 120) by 151 runs in 2nd test at Lord’s, 1-0 up in 5-match series

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