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Current Affairs One-Liner: 12th August 2021

Published on August 12, 2021
  • The NSE IFSC Ltd, which is the wholly-owned subsidiary of NSE has appointed BSO as its 1st official international connectivity partner to provide the connectivity with global investors. This will provide enhanced market demand and will support the firms with secure market access at an international level. Due to this, the Asian, European and American firms will be able to access Indian markets.
  • India will be hosting the 1st Internet Governance Forum under the theme of ‘Inclusive Internet for Digital India’ from 20th Oct 2021. It will be conducted by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. The public policy related to the Internet will be discussed in the forum.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 12th August 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology: Ashwini Vaishnaw
  • G20 Research Minister Meeting 2021: It was held virtually from Italy. India was represented by the Minister of State for Education, Subhas Sarkar. The dignitaries discussed enhancing cooperation in research and higher education with the major focus on digital transformation to have sustainable development.
  • Important Days and Themes: 12th Aug 2021: International Youth Day
    • Theme: ‘Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health’
    • 12th Aug 2021: World Elephant Day
  • The North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) signed MoU with Federation of Industries of the North Eastern Region (FINER) to develop entrepreneurship skills, employment opportunities and empowering weak communities, particularly in NE India.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NEDFi: Dispur, Assam
    • HQ of FINER: Guwahati, Assam
  • Obituaries: Saranya Sasi: She was a Malayalam film and television actor.
    • Dr Balaji Tambe: He was well known Ayurveda doctor, spiritual leader and proponent of Yoga.
  • RBI increases Collateral-Free Loans to SHGs under the DAY-NRLM
  • Global Youth Development Index
  • ‘Digital Prayaas’ --- SIDBI
  • ‘AL-MOHED AL-HINDI 2021’ Naval Exercise
  • ‘Equitech’-- Equitas Small Finance Bank


Q.1 When is International Youth Day marked?
a. 12th Jan
b. 12th June
c. 12th Aug
d. 12th Feb
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