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Business and Economy- Current affairs 17/08/21
This category of current affairs 17/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
HCL Becomes Top IT Firm In India and Hit the Market Cap
Hindustan Computers Limited (HCL) Technologies’ market capitalization has touched Rs three trillion for the first time. After this, HCL became the fourth Indian statistics science company after Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Wipro and Infosys. The shares of HCL hit a fresh document high of Rs 1,118.55, which is up to 2 per cent on the BSE in intra-day trade.
Reserve Bank of India has cancelled the license of Karnala Nagari Sahakari Bank
The license of Karnala Nagari Sahakari Bank of Maharashtra has been canceled by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) due to inadequate capital and earning prospects of the bank. The bank is not being able to pay its present depositors. It has been also prohibited from conducting the banking business as defined in Section 56 of the Banking Regulations Act along with the license cancellations.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 17/08/21
This category of current affairs 17/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Ministry of Social Justice Has Launched an E-Study Platform “TAPAS”
‘TAPAS’ an online platform has been launched by the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. TAPAS is an abbreviation of Training for Augmenting Productivity and Services that will provide filmed lectures, courses and e-study material for social defence. It is the initiative taken by the National Institute of Social Defence (NISD) and, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Anyone can opt for this course without paying and fee or charge. Currently, there are around five courses under TAPAS, Drug (Substance) Abuse Prevention, Care and Management of Dementia, Geriatric/Elderly Care, a comprehensive course on Social Defence Issues and Transgender Issues.
For Urban SHG Products ‘SonChiraiya’ Has Been Launched by MoHUA
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has launched a brand and logo named ‘SonChiraiya’ for marketing of the urban Self-Help Group (SHG) products. To make these products popular and to promote them, the ministry has signed MoUs with e-Commerce Portals like Amazon and Flipkart. After this step, more than 2,000 products of around 5,000 SHG members have been on-boarded on the online business portals.
Union Minister of India Flags Off ‘Operation Blue Freedom’
On the occasion of 75th Independence Day, Dr Virendra Kumar, the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment has flagged off a pioneering world record expedition called ‘Operation Blue Freedom’. The expedition was flagged off from Dr. Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi that comprises a team of differently able people across the country. They will reach Siachen Glacier to create a new world record of reaching the world’s highest battlefield.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 17/08/21
This category of current affairs 17/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
India’s First Cattle Genomic Chip IndiGau Released
On August 16, India has released it’s first ever Cattle Genomic Chip called IndiGau. This chip has the sensible utility in the authorities’ schemes that will help to attain the purpose of conservation of the indigenous breeds with better features. IndiGau will use it for the conservation of pure types of indigenous cattle breeds like Gir, Kankrej, Sahiwal, Ongole, etc.
IIT Develops Smart Road Monitoring System to Prevent Crashes
Researchers of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) at Mandi, have developed a Smart Road Monitoring System. This system will help to reduce manual intervention in traffic management. It also prevents accidents that happen at sharp or blind turns. As per the researching team, the smart system has acquired a patent for innovation and the system can be used for speed detection. The Smart Road Monitoring System will also help in vehicle counts, enhanced traffic control, and road usage.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 17/08/21
This category of current affairs 17/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
Aditi Ashok Booked Spot for Women’s British Open After Finishing Second at Qualifiers
Aditi Ashok, an Indian golfer has qualified for the AIG Women’s British Open. She carded a superb two-under 68 to grab second place at the 18-hole Qualifiers at Panmure Golf Club. The 23-year-old Indian golfer had left the entire nation enthralled as she finished an agonising fourth at the Tokyo Olympics.
Swimmer Sajan Prakash Have to Undergo Two-Week Treatment for Long-Standing Neck Issue
Indian swimmer Sajan Prakash has decided to take a break from swimming as he was suffering from a long-standing neck issue and to resolve this he has to undergo a two-week Ayurvedic treatment in Kerala. Prakash is the first-ever Indian swimmer who breached the ‘A’ standard time in the Olympics. He had suffered from a slipped disc in 2019 due to which he was experiencing pain towards his left hand while swimming.
World- Current affairs 17/08/21
This category of current affairs 17/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
Abdul Ghani Baradar Became New President of Afghanistan
Abdul Ghani Baradar is a Taliban commander who has been declared the new President of Afghanistan after the fall of the Afghanistan Empire. The former President of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani has fled to Tajikistan when Taliban fighters took control of the presidential palace in Kabul. The Taliban also renamed Afghanistan as the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and asked the Afghan citizens not to come out of their homes or leave the country. However, the US-led NATO forces are still in control of the Hamid Karzai Airport in Kabul that is being used by countries to evacuate their citizens.
US President Stood by His Decision of Withdrawing Troops from Afghanistan
US President, Joe Biden has said that he stands by his decision of withdrawing American troops from Afghanistan. He blamed the leadership in Afghanistan for giving in to the Taliban without fighting back. He also said that American troops cannot be left dying in a war that Afghan forces are not even willing to fight for their country.
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