Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 27, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 27, 2021

INDIA

– President approves appointment of nine judges, including three women, to the SC whose working strength goes up to 33 against the sanctioned strength of 34
– Maharashtra: ‘Mission Vatsalya’ launched for women who lost their husbands due to COVID-19
– First edition of North Eastern Region District SDG Index Report and Dashboard 2021-22 released; East Sikkim ranks first
– Education Ministry’s innovation cell, AICTE, BPR&D (Bureau of Police Research and Development) launch MANTHAN 2021 initiative to identify innovative concepts and technology solutions for addressing the security challenges faced by intelligence agencies
– Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Mansukh Mandaviya takes charge as Chairperson of Stop TB Partnership Board
– New voters to get personalised letter from EC along with voter I card
– Former Union Minister K J Alphons presents his book ‘Accelerating India: 7 Years of Modi Government’ to PM
– Renowned percussionist Pt Subhankar Banerjee dies in Kolkata at the age of 54
– Stockholm World Water Week held online from August 23 to 27, theme: ‘Building Resilience Faster’

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Labour ministry unveils National Database for Unorganised Workers or e-Shram portal
– Civil Aviation Ministry eases rules regarding drone operations in the country by reducing the number of forms that need to be filled to operate them from 25 to 5 and decreasing the types of fees charged from the operator from 72 to 4
– Civil Aviation Ministry signs MoU with Adani group for providing services at 3 airports: Jaipur, Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram
– DGCA lifts ban on Boeing 737 MAX aircraft for commercial flight operations, after two-and-half years
– Govt approves extension of terms of three MD-CEOs, 10 EDs of PSU banks
– HDFC Bank lists $1-bn additional tier- I (AT-1) bonds on IFSC exchanges
– NITI Aayog, Cisco launch next phase of the Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)
– NTPC announces recruitment of an all-Female Engineers batch on Women’s Equality Day (Aug 26)
– Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chairs 2nd BRICS Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting

WORLD

– China, Pakistan, Mongolia, Thailand to participate in “Shared Destiny-2021” defence exercise in China on September 6-15
– Malabar exercise featuring navies of all four Quad countries (India, the United States, Australia and Japan) begins off the coast of Guam
– Algeria cuts diplomatic ties with ‘hostile’ Morocco

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