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Dear Readers, Here we have given the list of Important Weekly Current Affairs of 01st to 07th August 2021. Candidates those who are preparing for Upcoming SBI Clerk 2021 and other competitive exams can make use of it.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: IMPORTANT DAYS

  • Muslim Women Rights Day is observed on August 1 & this year marks the second anniversary of that historical bill which is officially known as the Muslim Women Act (Protection of Rights on Marriage) passed in the Rajya Sabha.
  • World Breastfeeding Week is an annual celebration which is held every year from 1 to 7 August in more than 120 countries & the theme for breastfeeding week is “Protect Breastfeeding: A Shared Responsibility”.
  • Coast Guard Day is held every August 4 to commemorate the founding of the United States Coast Guard as the Revenue Marine on August 4, 1790, by then-Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.
  • August 6, 2021, observed solemnly as Hiroshima Day around the world, will be the 76th anniversary of the atomic bombing of the Japanese city in the final year of World War II. 
  • On Aug 06, 2021, Tribal Cooperative Marketing Federation of India (TRIFED) celebrated its 34th foundation day.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: NATIONAL NEWS       

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is addressing the policymakers and stakeholders across the country via video conferencing to mark the completion of one year of announcing the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) Earth Sciences; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh released “Biotech-PRIDE (Promotion of Research and Innovation through Data Exchange) Guidelines” developed by Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science and Technology. 
  • The Rajya Sabha passed the Coconut Development Board (Amendment) Bill, 2021, which seeks to create the post of ‘non-executive chairman’ for the board.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the IPS probationers at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVPNPA).
  • Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Mansukh Mandaviya launched National Health Adaptation Plan on Air Pollution 
  • NITI Aayog and Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) have successfully completed the two month long, exclusive and digital skills entrepreneurship which is named ATL Tinkerprenuer summer bootcamp and was held across India.
  • The government has launched the Secured Logistics Document Exchange (SLDE) along with a Calculator for Green House Gas Emission to improve ease of doing business, logistics efficiency, reduce logistics cost, and promote multi-modality and sustainability.
  • Lok Sabha passed a Bill to amend the general-insurance law and allow the government to offload its stake in state-run insurance corporations, clearing its first hurdle without discussion as Parliament continued to witness pandemonium.
  • Lok Sabha passed the Essential Defence Services Bill-2021 on August 3 amid protests by Opposition members over allegations of snooping by the government using the Pegasus spyware, and the three farm laws.
  • The government of India has accorded sanctions to Team CLAW to lead a team of people with disabilities to scale Siachen Glacier.
  • The Culture Ministry launched a unique programme to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav on Independence Day this year. 
  • Eco-tourism has been identified as one of the niche tourism areas for development in the country by the Ministry of Tourism.
  • Government has allocated over 756 crore rupees under the Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of Hybrid and Electric Vehicles, FAME scheme till June this year.
  • Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar launched a website on the 75th Independence Day Celebrations 2021 (indianidc2021.mod.gov.in) in New Delhi.
  • Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu witnessed a demonstration by the AICTE officials on a unique tool that translates English language content into 11 different Indian languages.
  • In order to enhance water security in the country and support sustainable development, India signed a USD 250 million loan agreement with the World Bank for the second phase of the Dam Rehabilitation and Improvement Project to make existing dams safe and resilient across the country.
  • On Aug 06, 2021, Union Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister K. Singh launched  an e-certification programme “Reform and regulatory knowledge base for power sector” on virtually.
  • The Union Territory of Ladakh has launched a month-long campaign ‘Pani Maah’ to raise awareness about clean water.
  • On Aug 05, 2021, The first National Heart Failure Biobank (NHFB) in the country has come up at the National Centre for Advanced Research and Excellence in HF (CARE-HF) at the Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology (SCTIMST), Kerala.
  • Minister of State for Textiles Darshana Jardosh, Minister of State for Commerce Anupriya Patel and Minister of State for Culture Meenakshi Lekhi visited My Handloom My Pride Expo at Dilli Haat.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: INTERNATIONAL NEWS

  • Guido Bellido named as new Prime Minister of Peru
  • On July 28, Peru will commemorate 200 years of independence from the erstwhile Spanish Empire.
  • The first goods train carrying stone chips to Bangladesh through the revived Haldibari -Chilahati rail link will leave from Damdim station of Alipurduar Division in Northeast Frontier Railway, 31 July.
  • A hotline was established between Indian Army at Kongra La in North Sikkim and the People’s Liberation Army of China at Khamba Dzong in Tibetan Autonomous Region. 
  • Ismail Haniyeh re-elected as leader of Palestinian Islamist group Hamas which rules the Gaza Strip
  • To end a 14 months long standoff near LAC, India and china hold another level of high-level military talks on the sidelines of Shanghai Cooperation organisation conference in the Tajik capital Dushanbe on July 14
  • The State Administration Council of Myanmar has been reformed as ‘Caretaker government of Myanmar’ headed by the Chief of the Myanmar military Senior General Min Aung Hlaing as the Prime Minister.
  • The US administration has imposed sanctions on Cuba’s police force and two of its leaders following recent protests on the island against the communist government.
  • Nikol Pashinyan has been re-appointed as Armenia’s Prime Minister by President Armen Sarkissian.
  • A hotline was established between the Indian Army in Kongra La, North Sikkim, and China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) at Khamba Dzong in the Tibetan Autonomous Region to further the spirit of trust and cordiality between the two forces along the Indo-China border.
  • India assumed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the month of August and is set to organize key events in three major areas of maritime security, peacekeeping and counter-terrorism.
  • Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi has won Iran’s presidential election
  • Germany became the 5th country to sign the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement after amendments to it entered into force on 8th January this year, opening its Membership to all Member States of the United Nations.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: STATE NEWS

  • Odisha capital Bhubaneswar has become the first city in India to achieve hundred percent vaccination of its people against covid-19. 
  • India’s popular island destination Lakshadweep will soon have three premium Maldives style water villas, claimed to be the first of its kind in the country.
  • The Assam cabinet has decided that no new cases will be registered against the Gorkha community in the state at the Foreigners’ Tribunals and already registered cases will be withdrawn.
  • The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) has constructed the world’s highest motor-able road at Umling La Pass in Eastern Ladakh at the height of 19,300 feet.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BUSINESS NEWS

  • The central government’s fiscal deficit stood at Rs 2.74 lakh crore or 18.2 percent of the full year’s Budget estimate at the end of June.
  • The Goods and Service Tax (GST) collections for the month of July 2021 registered an increase of 33 percent compared to the collections of Rs 87,422 crore in the month of July in 2020.
  • The Board of Governors of the IMF has approved a general allocation of Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) equivalent to US$650 billion (about SDR 456 billion) on August 2, 2021, to boost global liquidity.
  • The Indian government, the Central Water Commission, representatives from 10 participating states, and the World Bank signed a $250 million project for long-term dam safety programme and improving the safety and performance of existing dams across various states.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: BANKING NEWS

  • Unified Payments Interface (UPI), the flagship payments platform of the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), made a record in volume and value of transactions in July as digital payments rise in the pandemic.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a new digital payment solution –e-RUPI through video conferencing.
  • PhonePe, India’s largest digital payments company, announced the launch of UPI based AutoPay functionality for it’s mutual fund investment offerings that will allow its customers to set up their Mutual Fund SIPs in just a few seconds. 
  • The State Department of Fisheries designed a novel scheme under the brand name “Fish Andhra” by establishing 100 aqua hubs in line with Pradhana Mantri Mathsya Sampadha Yojana (PMMSY), a central government scheme.
  • To safeguard the interest of its customers, Country’s largest Lender State Bank of India (SBI) has launched a new and enhanced security feature – ‘SIM Binding’ in YONO and YONO Lite app.
  • LIC Cards Services Limited (LIC-CSL) has partnered with IDBI Bank to launch ‘Lumine’ Platinum Credit Card and ‘Eclat’ Select Credit Card on the RuPay platform.
  • The Narendra Modi-led Union government’s attempts to sell two public sector banks may get deferred to the financial year as no approval has been taken from Parliament for making changes in laws required to initiate the deals.
  • The Reserve Bank of India’s new directions on raising interchange fee and making available the facility of bulk clearing round the clock have become effective on Aug 01.
  • GyanDhan, India’s first education financing platform stated it has received an NBFC license from the Reserve Bank of India and it aims to disburse Rs 650 crore worth of education loans in FY22.
  • India’s largest private lender HDFC Bank launched ‘Dukandar Overdraft Scheme for overdraft facility for small retailers in partnership with the government’s e-governance services delivery arm CSC SPV that enables government schemes and services through common service centres (CSCs).
  • The government has cut the loans disbursement target under the PM Mudra Yojana (PMMY) to Rs 3 lakh crore for the current financial year as against Rs 3.21 lakh crore sanctioned in FY21.
  • Reserve Bank of India has imposed a penalty of Rs 50.35 lakh on Janalaxmi Co-operative Bank, Nashik for non-compliance with certain regulatory requirements.
  • IndusInd Bank stated it has been empanelled by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to act as an ‘Agency Bank’ to facilitate transactions related to government businesses.
  • Suryoday Small Finance Bank (SSFB) has launched “Suryoday Health and Wellness Savings Account”, a premium savings account product, to ensure that customers’ wealth not only grows but they and their families are also taken care of on the health front in the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has approved Carlyle Group’s proposed Rs 4000 crore investment in PNB Housing Finance.
  • ICICI Prudential Life Insurance has partnered with the government payments corporation – National Payments Corporation of India or NPCI to provide the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) AUTOPAY facility to customers.
  • The RBI has imposed a penalty of Rs 6 lakh on Hewlett-Packard Financial Services (India) Private Ltd, Bengaluru for non-compliance with certain directions issued by it.
  • The Central Board for Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) launched the Indian Customs Compliance Information Portal (CIP) at cip.icegate.gov.in/CIP for providing free access to information on all Customs procedures and regulatory compliance for nearly 12,000 Customs Tariff Items.
  • WhatsApp banking Private sector lender Axis Bank has crossed the milestone of over one million customers on its WhatsApp banking channel with a total request count of 6 million till now.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: APPOINTMENT AND RESIGNATION NEWS

  • Civil Accounts Service officer Deepak Das took charge as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) under the Department of Expenditure.
  • Vice Admiral N. Ghormade took over as Deputy Chief of Naval who succeeds Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar who retired on July 31, 2021, after more than 39 years of service.
  • Bvlgari has added Priyanka Chopra Jonas as one of its brand ambassadors.
  • Mini Ipe took charge as Managing Director of Life Insurance Corporation of India on 2nd August, 2021.
  • Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has appointed Upendra Tripathy, a retired IAS officer of Karnataka cadre, as advisor-cum-working president and chairman of executive committee of Odisha Adarsha Vidyalaya Sangathan with the status and rank of Minister of State.
  • The Blockchain and Crypto Assets Council, an industry body formed under the aegis of the Fintech Convergence Council of the Internet and Mobile Association of India(IAMAI), has announced the appointment of Gulshan Rai, former cybersecurity coordinator, as its advisory board member.
  • Kirloskar Brothers Limited announced it has appointed Rama Kirloskar as Joint Managing Director of the company with effect from August 03, 2021 for a period of 5 years.
  • Indian billionaire industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla steps down as Non-Executive Chairman of Vi
  • The Reserve Bank of India has approved the re-appointment of Prakash Chandra as Non-Executive (Part Time) Chairman of RBL Bank with effect from August three for a three-year period.
  • Amarjeet Sinha, advisor in the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), has resigned from his post seven months ahead of his two-year tenure.
  • Former chief executive of Prasar Bharati and TMC leader Jawhar Sircar took oath as a member of Rajya Sabha.
  • In over 105 years, Dhriti Banerjee has been appointed as the director of the Zoological Survey of India.
  • Maharashtra Governor, Bhagat Singh Koshyari has approved the appointment of retired Bombay high court judge Justice V M Kanade as the new Lokayukta of Maharashtra, on the advice of the chief minister Uddhav Thackeray.
  • The Himachal Pradesh government appointed senior IAS officer Ram Subhag Singh as the chief secretary replacing Anil Kumar Khachi who was made the state election commissioner, prompting the opposition Congress to stage a walkout in the Assembly in protest.
  • Louis van Gaal has been named as the new manager of the Netherlands, signing a deal through to next year’s World Cup final in Qatar.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: AWARDS AND HONOURS

  • Businessman Cyrus Poonawalla, who is the founder-chairperson of the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), has been named as a recipient of the prestigious Lokmanya Tilak National Award for 2021.
  • Mumbai-based graphic artist Anand Radhakrishnan, 32, has won the prestigious Will Eisner Comic Industry Award, considered the Oscars equivalent of the comics world.
  • Sai Life Sciences Wins Golden Peacock National Training Award 2021. 
  • Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, has been awarded ‘IMC RBNQ Efficiency Excellence Trophy 2020’ in the healthcare sector from IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj Nationwide High quality Award Belief,
  • Chitkara University, Patiala, has been recognized as the ‘District Green Champion’ for the academic year 2020-21 by the Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education (MGNCRE), Ministry of Education, Government of India.
  • DBS has been honored as the global winner for Most Innovative in Digital Banking by Financial Times publication, The Banker, in its 2021 Innovation in Digital Banking Awards.
  • The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) Trust has conferred the inaugural Prof CR Rao Centenary Gold Medal (CGM) to two distinguished Indian scholars — Dr Jagdish Bhagwati and Dr C Rangarajan.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ACQUISITIONS & MERGERS

  • Business payments and financial services startup Razorpay has acquired artificial intelligence (AI)-based risk analysis platform TERA Finlabs, marking its third acquisition since its inception.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SUMMIT AND CONFERENCE 

  • The 6th meeting of the BRICS Counter Terrorism Working Group (CTWG) was held virtually on 28-29 July 2021 under the Chairship of India. Mr. Mahaveer Singhvi, Joint Secretary for Counter Terrorism, Ministry of External Affairs chaired the meeting.
  • The first G20 Culture Ministers Meeting was held in Rome, Italy.
  • On July 30, 2021, On behalf of the Government of India, Meenakashi Lekhi, Hon’ble Minister of State for Culture of India participated in the G20 Culture Ministers’ Meeting hosted by Italy
  • India has assumed the Presidency of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for the month of August, in that india will organise three high-level signature meetings focussing on maritime security, peacekeeping, and counter-terrorism.
  • On Aug 05, 2021, The 2nd Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) International Conference on Range Technology (ICORT-2021) was inaugurated by the Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy & the conference has been organised by Integrated Test Range (ITR) Chandipur, a laboratory of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

CURRENT AFFAIRS: SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

  • Earth Sciences Minister Jitendra Singh stated The ISRO-NASA joint mission NISER (NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar) satellite, aimed at making global measurement of land surface changes using advanced radar imaging, is proposed to be launched in early 2023.
  • To detect cancerous mutations in the body, Researchers from Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (RBCDSAI), Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, have developed  a machine learning model on an Artificial Intelligence tool named NBDriver (neighbourhood driver).
  • Russia successfully launched the Multipurpose Laboratory Module called  Nauka to the International Space Station atop a Proton-M rocket from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.
  • The Indian Air Force (IAF) has formally inducted Rafale aircraft into 101 Squadron of the Eastern Air Command (EAC) at the Hasimara Air Force Station (AFS) in West Bengal.
  • The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee has introduced seven new academic programs for the academic session 2021-2022.
  • The Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) launched a new weapon called TriCa (Trichy Carbine) ; it is a mini version of the Trichy Assault Rifle (TAR) & the weapon was launched by Sanjay Dwivedi, IOFS, general manager, OFT.
  • The world’s 1st commercial reprogrammable satellite Eutelsat Quantum’, launched by European Space Agency (ESA) into space aboard Ariane 5 rocket from French Guiana.
  • The draft of the Indian Satellite Navigation Policy – 2021 (SATNAV Policy – 2021) has been presented on the official website of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for public consultation.
  • As it celebrated the 10-year anniversary of its Vulnerability Rewards Program (VRP), Google launched a new bug bounty platform google.com.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : BOOKS & AUTHORS

  • Former Cricketer Michael Anthony Holding Authored a Book titled Why We Kneel, How We Rise.
  • The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has selected SpaceX for the Europa Clipper mission to conduct detailed investigations of Jupiter’s moon Europa.
  • Renowned novelist Kunal Basu has announced his new novel named ‘In An Ideal World’ expected to release in early 2022.
  • Captain Ramesh Babu has authored a New Book Titled My Own Mazagon & the Book will be jointly released by Vice Admiral R. Hari Kumar, Flag Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Naval Command, Vice Admiral Narayan Prasad, (Retd.), CMD Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited.
  • Luciano Wernicke has authored a new book titled The Most Incredible Olympic Stories.
  • A New Book Titled Leopard Diaries – the Rosette in India’ authored by Wildlife Biologist Sanjay Gubbi & the book was published by Westland.
  • Ramesh Narayan has released his book titled ‘A Different Route to Success’ : It Could Be Yours & the Book was Published by Notion Press.
  • A new book titled “Balakot Air Strike: How India Avenged Pulwama”, published by Garuda Prakashan, is written by Navy veteran Manan Bhatt.

CURRENT AFFAIRS: MOU’s AND AGREEMENTS

  • State-owned Indian Bank entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE), IIT Bombay – an initiative of Indian Institute of Technology – for extending exclusive credit facility to startups and small businesses.
  • Confederation of Indian Industry, CII, has entered into an agreement with Serum Institute of India (SII) to speed up the vaccination program in partnership with industry including health care providers.
  • The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Indian Institute of Space science and Technology (IIST) and The Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
  • To boost agricultural and processed food products exports especially from Karnataka, the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with University of Agricultural Science (UAS) Bangalore.
  • Hyderabad-based missile and ammunition manufacturers Bharat Dynamics Limited (BDL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority (EIDA). 

CURRENT AFFAIRS : RANKING & INDEX

  • On August 02, 2021, Fortune’s Global 500 list, Seven Indian companies were found, In that list Globally Walmart has topped the list with a revenue of USD 524 billion for the eighth consecutive year and the 16th time since 1995.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : DEFENCE NEWS

  • On 30 and 31 July 2021, the 36th edition of CORPAT between India and Indonesia navies was held in the Indian Ocean region & the Indian Naval Ship (INS) Saryu, an indigenously built Offshore Patrol Vessel & Indonesian Naval Ship KRI Bung Tomo is undertaking coordinated patrol (CORPAT).
  • Indian Naval Ship Khanjar becomes the first Indian Navy ship to call at the heritage coastal port of Gopalpur in Odisha.
  • On Aug 04, 2021, India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (IAC) Vikrant set out on its maiden sea trials for making military equipment within India.
  • The 12th edition of Indo-Russia joint military exercise INDRA 2021 will be held at Volgograd, Russia from 1 to 13 August to enhance interoperability between the two armies.
  • US Army’s Chief of Staff, General James C McConville is on a two-day visit to India.
  • Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria visits Israel to discuss the military ties and cooperation between two countries.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : APPS & SERVICES

  • On Aug 04, 2021, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami launched the country’s first early warning mobile application, named ‘Uttarakhand Bhookamp Alert’ & it has been developed by the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority (USDMA) and the Indian Institute of Technology-Roorkee.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : ENVIRONMENT

  • A group of Delhi University (DU) researchers has named a new species of frog Minervarya Pentali from the Western Ghats & it has been named after former DU Vice-Chancellor and plant geneticist Deepak Pental.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : SPORTS NEWS

  • Hockey India (HI) has launched its own player-oriented web-based engagement platform, the ‘Heroes Connect’.
  • 28 years old judoka Clarisse Agbégnénou (France) won the gold medal in the women’s -63 kg weight class by defeating Slovenian Tina Trstenjak in the final.
  • On August 01,2021, Indian badminton player PV Sindhu defeated China’s He Bingjiao to win the bronze medal in women’s singles event at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • 33 year old Sri Lanka left-arm fast bowling all-rounder Isuru Udana announced his retirement from international cricket effective immediately.
  • On Aug 01, 2021, Alpine’s  Esteban Ocon won the Hungarian Grand Prix 2021, held at Hungaroring in Mogyoród, Hungary.
  • For the first time, the Indian women’s hockey team defeated three time championship Australia in the quarter-final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
  • On Aug 01, 2021, Italy’s 26 year old Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the men’s 100 metres gold and achieved the feat in 80 seconds at the Tokyo Olympics & In the Women’s Category, Elaine Thompson-Herah of Jamaica won the women’s 100 metres title in 10.61 seconds.
  • On Aug 01, 2021, Germany’s tennis ace Alexander Zverev (24 years old) beat Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-1 to win the men’s singles gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.
  • On Aug 03, 2021, Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur launched the Paralympic theme song “Kar De Kamaal Tu” in New Delhi & The song is composed and sung by divyang cricket player Sanjeev Singh, from Lucknow.
  • On Aug 01, 2021, The S. Men’s National Team was crowned champion of the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup in football after defeating Mexico 1-0 in extra time.
  • On Aug 04, 2021, 23 year old Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain bagged the women’s 64-69kg boxing bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
  • In the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Yulimar Rojas of Venezuela with a jump of 67 metres won women’s triple jump gold.
  • In the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Indian Men’s Hockey team won the bronze medal after defeating Germany 5-4.
  • Ravi Kumar became the second Indian wrestler to clinch Olympic silver after losing his 57kg final to Russian two-time defending world champion Zavur Uguev.
  • Pakistan‘s wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan has surpassed Paul Stirling’s record to claim the record for scoring the most runs in T20 internationals in a single calendar year.
  • Paras Khadka, the face of Nepali cricket, has retired from international cricket.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will invite the entire Indian Olympics contingent to the Red Fort as special guests for the Independence Day event on August 15 this year, sources have confirmed.
  • Indian Wrestler Labhanshu Sharma bagged the Bharat Kesari Wrestling Dangal 2021 organised in Tamil Nadu.

CURRENT AFFAIRS : OBITUARIES

  • On July 31, 2021, Six-time world masters championship gold medallist & multiple Asian Masters Championship medallist athlete Man Kaur Passed away.
  • On Aug 04, 20321, Legendary Dogri poet and Padma Shri awardee Padma Sachdev passed away.
  • On Aug 05, 2021, Olympian footballer Shankar Subramaniam Narayan who was part of the Indian football team passed away.
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