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Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th August 2021

Published on August 17, 2021
  • 7th IBSA Academic Forum: It was inaugurated by Minister of State for External Affairs, Dr Rajkumar Ranjan Singh and was held in a virtual format. It was hosted by the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) to discuss economical partnerships.
  • Static Part: 
    • India is the current chair holder of IBSA
    • HQ of RIS: New Delhi
  • Invest India has collaborated with International Climate Summit 2021 (ICS 2021) to become its ‘co-organizer’ unit. The ICS 2021 is scheduled to be held on 3rd Sep 2021 and is an initiative of the PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Environment Committee. The summit will be a platform for discussion of the transition of India to clean energy by focusing on ‘Powering India’s Hydrogen Ecosystem’.
Current Affairs One-Liner: 17th August 2021
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry: New Delhi
    • HQ of Invest India: New Delhi
  • KreditBee in partnership with RuPay and RBL Bank launched a virtual prepaid card named ‘KreditBee Card’ to offer short term liquidity access to the unserved and underserved banking customers. The customers can avail max credit limit of upto Rs 10,000 and the amount has to be repaid within 45 days in a single cycle.
  • Static Part: 
    • HQ of KreditBee: Bangalore
  • Harshit Raja (Pune, Maharashtra): He is a 20-year-old Chess player and has become the 69th Grandmaster of India in Chess at a Chess tournament held at Biel Masters Open 2021.
  • The CM of Chhattisgarh, Bhupesh Baghel announced the creation of four new districts and 18 new tehsils. The names of four new districts are: Mohla Manpur, Sarangarh-Bilaigarh, Shakti, Manendragarh. Now, the total number of administrative districts in the state are 32.
  • Static Part: 
    • Governor of Chhattisgarh: Anusuiya Uikey
  • Obituaries: Gerd Muller: He was a German professional footballer
    • Chinmoy Chatterjee: He was a former Indian footballer.
  • ‘Transparency Index: Rating of Pollution Control Boards on Public Disclosure’
  • Pradhan Mantri Gatishakti Scheme
  • BEAM signed MoU with FDRVC
  • ‘Operation Blue Freedom’
  • ‘My e-Haat’ Online Portal—HCL Foundation


Q.1 Which entity has collaborated with International Climate Summit 2021 (ICS 2021) to become its ‘co-organizer’ unit?
a. Wipro
b. UNDP India
c. Invest India
d. NIELT (National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology)

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