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Business and Economy- Current affairs 18/08/21
This category of current affairs 18/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding business and economy of India.
RBI Introduced First Financial Inclusion Index
The Reserve Bank of India on 17 August has introduced the first financial inclusion index. This will improve and measure the growth of financial inclusion in the country. RBI’s financial inclusion index (FI-Index) is published every year in the month of July. This FI-Index is a comprehensive index and it will assist in incorporating the details of banking, insurance, investments, postal and pension sector. The first annual reading of FI-Index for the period ending in March 2021 has come in at 53.9 as against 43.4 for the period ending March 2017.
Nation and Politics- Current affairs 18/08/21
This category of current affairs 18/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding nation and politics of India.
Venkaiah Naidu Laid the Foundation Stone of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre
Venkaiah Naidu, the Vice President of India, has laid the foundation stone of the Innovation and Development Centre of Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR). This centre in Bengaluru will be developed into a facility where laboratory inventions will be taken forward for scale-up and technology transfer. This initiation will also help in meeting the aim of “Make in India” and “Aatmanirbhar Bharat”.
India Announced New E-Visa Category for Fast-Track Requests
On August 17, the Government of India has announced a new category of electronic visas for the Afghans who want to leave the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan. The new e-Emergency X-Misc Visa will help the Indian government to fast track the applications of the Afghans for their entry into India. Kabul the capital city of Afghanistan was seized by the Taliban on August 15. Since then, citizens are desperately trying to flee the land-locked country and they have been rushing to the capital’s airport.
Science and Technology- Current affairs 18/08/21
This category of current affairs 18/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding science and technology of India.
HCL Launched an E-Haat Online Portal for Empowering Artisian
The HCL Technologies arm of social responsibility, HCL Foundation, has launched an online portal, ‘My e-Haat’. This will empower artisans and strengthen the fee chain of the handicraft quarter in the country and allow them to conduct their business. This portal will help in listing and showcasing their merchandise directly to customers. Up till now, more than 30 partners from eight states with over 600 products are listed on the portal. This portal will be a one-of-a-kind model (A2C) where artisans will join with the client for the coming years.
Sports, Arts and Books- Current affairs 18/08/21
This category of current affairs 18/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding Sports, Arts and Books of India.
School of Olympic Medallist Ravi Dahiya’s to be Renamed After Him
The school in which Olympic silver medallist wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya was studied is going to be renamed after him. This information has been confirmed by the Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi on Tuesday. When Dahiya visited the school, then the Delhi government decided to change the name of his school to honour him.
Anurag Thakur Met World Youth Archery Winners to Congratulate Them
Indian union Minister Anurag Thakur had an interaction with the World Youth Archery Championship winners on Tuesday. He congratulates them for making the nation proud with their outstanding performances. Team India registered a total of 15 medals out of which 8 are gold, 2 are silver, and 5 are bronze medals in the archery championship that was held in Wroclaw, Poland.
A book Titled ‘The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan’ is Soon to be Release
The book written by historian Bimal Prasad and author Sujata Prasad, ‘The Dream of Revolution: A Biography of Jayaprakash Narayan’ will hit the stands on August 23. The well-known publisher Penguin Random House India has published the book. It explores the life and works of Jayaprakash Narayan, who was a revolutionary leader and independence activist. The book shares anecdotes and never-before-heard stories from the life of the man who was known for his “emotional hunger for transformative politics.
World- Current affairs 18/08/21
This category of current affairs 18/08/21 consists the important and latest news regarding the world.
Thousands Evacuated from Wildfire Near Riviera in France
The Interior Minister of France has informed the media that they have dispatched hundreds of firefighters to tackle a wildfire. The fire was broke out in Southern France on August 16. According to a fire service spokesperson, thousands of people have been evacuated and up till now, there is no report of victims. This quickly spread wildfire had broken out for around 100 km from the Mediterranean City.
New Zealand Imposes Snap National Lockdown as First COVID Case Detected in 6 Months
New Zealand after six months recorded its first locally transmitted case of Covid-19. After this, the New Zealand government immediately imposed a three-day snap national lockdown. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated that the nation had not recorded any infections in the community for six months but the country could not take any chances with the “game-changer” Delta strain.
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