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 will act as an exchange platform to serve as an online marketplace for Waste Electrical ..

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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 the objective of encouraging small businesses and offering job opportunities to the jobless. Significance of ..

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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 and one among the largest technology investors worldwide, Prosus NV on August 31, 2021. The ..

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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 Kumari, Khushi and Neha won the gold medals in the women’s draw. Out of 10 ..

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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 by its naval ship ANS Ezager. As part of the exercise, activities like communication procedures, ..

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