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Current Affairs One-Liner: 14th August 2021

Published on August 14, 2021
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) will be campaigning to include cricket sport in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of ICC: Dubai, UAE
    • Chairman of ICC: Greg Barclay
  • As per the statement issued by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the Rajya Sabha, the number of billionaires in India is 136 in FY21. It has dropped from 141 in FY20. The count is based on the gross total income declared in the income tax returns.
  • ‘Bungus Awaam Mela’: It was inaugurated by Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha to celebrate 75th Independence Day at Bungus valley in the Kupwara district of Kashmir.
  • The 15th round of Foreign Office Consultation between India and Singapore was held in a virtual manner to strengthen the economic development, grant easy travel restrictions and resume people-to-people contacts. India was represented by Riva Ganguly, Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 14th August 2021
  • Indore: It is the city in Madhya Pradesh and is declared as India’s first ‘water plus’ certified city, under the Swachh Survekshan 2021. The certificate is provided to those cities which maintain cleanliness in rivers and drains. The city properly treated the wastewater released from households, commercial areas to a satisfactory level before releasing the treated wastewater to the environment.
  • The NABARD has approved a loan of Rs 188.81 crore to the Government of Goa under the Rural Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF). The loan was approved to construct a super specialty block in Bambolim and enhancement of solid waste management and treatment plan at Saligao.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of NABARD: Mumbai
    • Chairman of NABARD: Govinda Rajulu Chintala
    • CM of Goa: Pramod Sawant
    • Governor of Goa: P.S. Sreedharan Pillai
  • Important Days and Themes: 13th Aug 2021: World Organ Donation Day
  • ICC Player of the Month of July 2021: (a) Shakib Al Hasan- He is a Bangladesh all-rounder and is awarded ICC Men’s Player of July 2021 (b) Stafanie Taylor – She is West Indies skipper and is awarded ICC Women’s Player of July 2021.
  • IBSA Tourism Ministers Meeting
  • Appointments on 14th August 2021
  • 6th SCO Agriculture Ministers Meeting
  • ‘Cleancity app’--North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC)
  • Arya Startup partnered with SBM Bank India

Question: 

Q.1 Where was ‘Bungus Awaam Mela’ inaugurated?
a. Uttarakhand
b. Manipur
c. Jammu and Kashmir
d. Chhattisgarh
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