Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 22, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 22, 2021

INDIA

– Exercise Konkan 2021 held between INS Tabar and HMS Westminster in English Channel on Aug 16
– Country’s highest altitude herbal park at a height of 11,000 feet inaugurated at Mana village near Indo-China border in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district
– Children in India at extremely high risk of climate crisis impacts: UNICEF says in its Children’s Climate Risk Index’ (CCRI) report
– Former UP CM Kalyan Singh dies at 89; was CM in 1991–1992 & 1997–1999
– Film producer and former Times of India Executive Pradeep Guha dies in Mumbai
– Actress Chitra dies in Chennai at 56

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launches ‘Ubharte Sitaare Fund’ (USF) for export-oriented firms and startups in Lucknow
– NTPC commissions 25 Megawatt floating solar PV project at Simhadri thermal station in Visakhapatnam (AP)
USAID, DFC tie-up with Kotak Bank for $50 mn loan guarantee for women, MSMEs in India

WORLD

– UN observes International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism on August 21
– China allows couples third child amid demographic crisis

SPORTS

– India’s Amit Khatri wins silver in 10,000m race walk at World U-20 Athletics in Nairobi
– Stadium in premises of Army Sports Institute in Pune to be named after Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra
– India’s R. Praggnanandhaa wins RTU Open blitz chess title in Riga (Latvia)

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