Current Affairs - August, 2021

Current Affairs August, 2021 category of GKToday has listed daily current affairs updates in the form of news articles summary, explainers and quizzes for SSC, Banking, IBPS, IAS, NTSE, CLAT, Railways, NDA, CDS, Judiciary, UPPSC, RPSC, GPSC, MPSC, MPPSC and other states civil services / government job recruitment examinations of India.

IIT Madras to Develop Online Marketplace called e-Source

IIT Madras is in process of developing an online platform called e-Source that will be used to tackle electronic wastes (e-waste). Key Facts E-Source will be used to tackle e-waste by linking stakeholders of the formal and informal economy. e-Source ..


August 30: National Small Industry Day

National Small Industry Day is observed every year on August 30, to recognise the value of small businesses existing in India. Highlights It is an annual celebration dedicated to encouraging small businesses across the country. This day is observed with ..


PayU acquires Digital payments provider BillDesk

Fintech services provider, PayU, is set to acquire the Indian digital payments provider, BillDesk for $4.7 billion. This will be one among the largest deals in Indian fintech sector. Highlights This announcement was made by the global consumer internet group ..


Asian Youth Championships: 6 Gold medals for India

Indian boxers won six gold medals along with nine silver and five bronze medals in the Asian Youth Championship. Highlights In the event, women’s competition was significantly depleted because of pullouts caused by COVID-19 related travel restrictions. Preeti Dahiya, Sneha ..


Indian Navy’s First Exercise with Algerian Navy

The Indian and Algerian navies conducted their first ever naval exercise off the coast of Algeria on August 29, 2021. Highlights The exercise reflects increased maritime cooperation among two countries. Stealth ship INS Tabar represented India while Algeria was represented ..


Odisha’s Kendrapara district: Only place to have all 3 Crocodile Species

Kendrapara district of Odisha, that is crisscrossed by rivers, creeks and water inlets, has become the only district in India where all three species of crocodiles viz., salt-water, gharial and mugger are found. Key Points District has also claimed fame for its ..