Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 19, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 19, 2021


– SC allows eligible women to take the National Defence Academy (NDA) entrance exam scheduled for September 5
– Collegium recommends nine judges for Supreme Court including Karnataka High Court judge B.V. Nagarathna, who may become India’s first woman CJI
– Envoys of 4 nations present credentials to President of India: 1. Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See 2. Ahmed Sule, High Commissioner of Nigeria 3. Katharina Wieser, Ambassador of Austria 4. Chang Jae-bok, Ambassador of South Korea
– India, Australia sign ‘Joint Guidance’ for naval cooperation
– International Exhibition on Folk & Tribal Art Paintings “Reetiyon se Kalakritiyon ka Safar” being held at National Crafts Museum & Hastkala Academy in New Delhi from August 18 to Sept 3
– India, Vietnam carry out bilateral maritime drill in South China Sea
– Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh on cooperation in the field of Disaster Management, Resilience and Mitigation.
– Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding between the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), India and the GARDP Foundation on Antimicrobial Resistance Research and Innovation, Switzerland
– Cabinet approves Memorandum of Understanding between India and United States of America on cooperation in the field of Geology; Geological knowledge regarding Eastern Himalaya Syntaxis and Ladakh Plutons to get boost
– Cabinet approves Ratification of Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer for phase down of Hydrofluorocarbons
– Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Piyush Goyal chairs the “5th meeting of BRICS Industry Ministers”
– Minister of State for Culture Arjun Ram Meghwal participates in Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Culture Ministers’ meeting hosted by Tajikistan
– Alok Sharma, President-Designate, UN Conference of Parties (COP), visits India
– Biopic of Raghu Rai to be streamed by Films Division on its website & YouTube channels on World Photography Day (August 19)


– RBI issues revised instructions for banks on locker management; banks will be required to incorporate a clause in the locker agreement prohibiting the hirer from keeping anything illegal or hazardous in lockers
– CCEA approves Rs 77.45 crore package for the revival of state-run North Eastern Regional Agricultural Marketing Corporation Ltd (NERAMAC)
– Cabinet approves National Mission on Edible Oils Oil Palm (NMEO-OP) with MSP-type benchmark assured price
– Cabinet approves MoU between Permanent Mission of India to the WTO, Centre for Trade and Investment Law (Indian Institute of Foreign Trade) and Centre for Trade and Economic Integration (The Graduate Institute, Geneva)
– Cabinet approves MoU between ICMR and Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics, Switzerland
– International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) does pilot run of International Bullion Exchange


– EAM S. Jaishankar announces rollout of ‘UNITE Aware’ tech to help protect U.N. peacekeepers
– American foreign correspondent Joseph L. Galloway dies at 79, best known for recounting a pivotal battle in the Vietnam War in his book




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