GK General Knowledge- Current Affairs 20&21 August

GK General Knowledge- Current Affairs 20&21 August

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Current Affairs August 20 & 21

1. SEBI bars 59 entities from trading for manipulating markets and evading taxes.
2. YouTube announces partnership with Whistling Woods to set up “YouTube Space” in Mumbai.

3. Manipur Government reaches agreement with JCILPS on ILP System.

4. Pakistan, Russia ink landmark defence deal.

5. Government Issues Norms for Selection of CEOs and MDs of Smaller PSU Banks.

6. Government launched education loan portal for students seeking loans.

7. Scientists find way to take CO2 from Air and make Carbon nanofibres.

8. Cochin Airport becomes world’s first to operate completely on Solar Power.

9. Bangladesh becomes 1st country to receive funds from UN for Solar Home Systems.

10. HP Government launches RISHTA project.

11. Prasar Bharti, Digital Television Russia ink MoU on Joint TV Programme.
12. Ashwani Lohani appointed as CMD of Air India Ltd.

13. BSE extends direct market access facility to foreign portfolio investors (FPI).

14. Government approves pact between India and Seychelles to curb black money.

15. Hindustan Unilever Sun Pharma Industries and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) among the world’s top 100 innovative Companies: Forbes.

16. Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) compliant vehicles thoughout the country from 1 April 2017: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways.
17. Historian Babasaheb Purandare conferred with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015.

18. Zia Haider Rahman’s debut novel wins James Tait Black prize 2015.
19. US launches biggest NATO airborne drills since Cold War in Europe.

20. Bangladesh wins maiden SAFF U-16 title of Football.

22. Uttar Pradesh Minister Chitranjan Swarup passes away.

23. Centre announces 30 per cent tax sop for industries in Bihar.

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