Current Affairs- Today’s Headlines: August 20, 2022

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for August 20, 2022
INDIA
– 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas to be held at Indore (MP) on January 9
– Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla gets one more year in service, his third extension
ECONOMY & CORPORATE
– Country’s foreign exchange reserves fell $2.238  billion  to $570.74 billion in the week ended August 12,
– Restaurants can continue to levy service charge for now, says Delhi HC
– RBI cautions govt. against big bang privatisation of PSU banks, saying that it may do more harm than good
– Centre bars 13 states from power exchanges over non-payment of dues to generation companies
– Govt hikes windfall profit tax on export of diesel to Rs 7 per litre from Rs 5 a litre
WORLD
– World Humanitarian Day observed on August 19
– World Photography Day celebrated on August 19
– 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference being held in Halifax, Canada from August 20-26
– Indian Air Force participating in multi-national Exercise Pitch Black 2022 in Australia
– Smoking, alcohol, high BMI (high body mass index) main causes of global cancer deaths: Lancet
SPORTS
– Manisha Kalyan becomes first Indian footballer to play in UEFA Women’s Champions League

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