Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 23, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 23, 2021

INDIA

– India, the US, Australia and Japan to carry out Malabar naval exercise off the coast of Guam (an island territory of the US in the Western Pacific) from August 26 to 29
– World Sanskrit Day celebrated on August 22; is celebrated every year on Poornima of Shravana month

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Finance Ministry summons Infosys CEO Salil Parekh on August 23 over persistent glitches in Income tax e-filing portal
– IBA (Indian Banks’ Association) moves RBI seeking licence to set up Rs 6,000-cr NARCL (National Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd)
– Railways suffered losses to the tune of ₹36,000 crore during the coronavirus pandemic: Raosaheb Danve, Minister of State for Railways
– GAIL to foray into hydrogen generation, scale up its renewable portfolio

WORLD

– International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief observed by UN on August 22

SPORTS

– Boxing: Cuba’s Yordenis Ugas defeats Manny Pacquiao of Philippines in Nevada (US) to retain WBA welterweight title
– India’s Shaili Singh wins silver in women’s long jump at World Athletics under-20 championships in Nairobi
– Syed Shahid Hakim, 1960 Rome Olympian and former national football coach, dies aged 82

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