Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 31, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 31, 2021


– INS Airavat reaches Ho Chi Minh City Port in Vietnam with COVID relief material as part of the ongoing Mission Sagar
– Drought-hit farmers in Chhattisgarh to get Rs 9,000 per acre aid under the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana (RGKNY): CM Bhupesh Baghel
– Noted Bengali author Buddhadeb Guha dies at 85 in Kolkata


– National Small Industry Day celebrated on August 30
– RBI issues direction on compensation of private banks’ top officials
– Bank of Baroda ED Shanti Lal Jain appointed as Indian Bank MD & CEO


– International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances observed by UN on August 30
– US: Hurricane Ida strikes Louisiana state


– Tokyo Paralympic Games: Shooter Avani Lekhara wins gold in R-2 women’s 10m Air Rifle Standing SH1; becomes first Indian woman to win gold at Paralympics
– Tokyo Paralympic Games: Sumit Antil wins gold in men’s javelin throw F64 category
– Tokyo Paralympic Games: Devendra Jhajharia wins silver in men’s javelin throw F46; Sundar Singh Gurjar wins bronze
– Tokyo Paralympic Games: Yogesh Kathuniya wins silver medal in men’s discus throw F56
– Tokyo Paralympic Games: Indian discus thrower Vinod Kumar loses F52 category bronze medal after being found ineligible in disability classification assessment
– P. Iniyan wins Noisiel International Open 2021 chess tournament in Paris
– Badminton: India’s Meiraba Luwang Maisam wins men’s singles at Latvia International tournament
– Red Bull’s Max Verstappen wins Formula One Belgian GP at Spa-Francorchamps
– Alexander Zverev, Ashleigh Barty win singles titles at Western & Southern Open tennis
– Former IOC (International Olympic Committee) President Jacques Rogge dies at 79




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