Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 29, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 29, 2021

INDIA

– Ministry of Minority Affairs organises ‘Mera Watan Mera Chaman’ Mushaira as part of Amrit Mahotsav in New Delhi
– L&T-built Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS Vigraha commissioned into Indian Coast Guard
– 7th BRICS Environment Ministers Meeting held virtually
– Telangana: Former PM P.V. Narasimha Rao’s ancestral home in Vangara village of Karimnagar district to be a museum
– La Ganesan sworn in as 17th Governor of Manipur in Imphal
– Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Sarbananda Sonowal announces setting up of Skill Institute on Marine Studies at Guwahati
– Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates menstrual hygiene project ‘My Pad, My Right’, flags off mobile ATM van in Tripura
– French development agency AFD to fund Rajasthan Forestry and Bio-development Project
– Chhattisgarh: Central secretariat inaugurated at Nava Raipur by Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri
– Centre brings new ‘BH’ registration series for personal vehicles to ensure seamless transfer across states
Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana completes seven years
– Prime Minister inaugurates renovated complex of Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar
– President unveils statue of Sampurnanand, former CM of UP, at Lucknow, inaugurates Mahayogi Gorakhnath Vishwavidyalaya at Gorakhpur, UP.

ECONOMY & CORPORATE

– Government releases draft of declaration to be given by companies to enable withdrawal of retro tax demands
– Centre sets up panel to develop technological platform for streamlining revenue litigation: Supreme Court told
– FDI equity inflows up 168% to USD 17.57 billion during April-June 2021-22
– Remittances to Nepal: RBI hikes per transaction cap to Rs 2 lakh from Rs 50,000
– Madras HC makes five-year ‘bumper to bumper’ insurance of new automobiles mandatory
– Govt. extends term of UCO Bank MD & CEO Atul Kumar Goel for two years.

WORLD

– Origin of COVID-19: U.S. intelligence agencies fail to reach conclusion
– Pulitzer Board announces special citation, $100K emergency relief grant for journalists in Afghanistan

SPORTS

– England beats India by innings and 76 runs in 3rd test at Headingley Cricket Ground, in Leeds, 5-match series level at 1-1

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