Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 20, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 20, 2021

INDIA

– Sanskrit week being celebrated from August 19 to 25
– BRICS signs deal on cooperation in remote sensing satellite data sharing
DRDO develops advanced Chaff technology to safeguard IAF fighter aircrafts against hostile radar threats
– Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya launches Arogya Dhara 2.0 to increase the reach of Ayushman Bharat Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY)

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches 5th edition of Defence India Start-up Challenge (DISC) under Innovations for Defence Excellence – Defence Innovation Organisation (iDEX-DIO)
– India-ADB sign USD 500 million loan agreement to expand metro rail network in Bengaluru
– Govt sanctions construction of 60,000 more houses under ARHCs (Affordable Rental Housing Complexes), says Housing Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra
– 15th Finance Commission’s Chairman N. K. Singh elected president of Institute of Economic Growth Society
– Govt announces incentive for mills exporting sugar, diverting it to ethanol
– ONGC seeks private sector partners to raise production from 43 oil, gas fields
– Finance Minister to launch ‘Ubharte Sitaare Fund’ for export-oriented small and mid-sized companies

WORLD

– World Humanitarian Day observed by UN on August 19, theme: “The Human Race” with a focus on climate change

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