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August 21, 2017

21st August 2017 Important Daily Current Affairs

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Dear Great Ambitionists, here are today's (21st August 2017) Important Current Affairs updates. Happy Reading :)

Daily Current Affairs of 21st August 2017

International Current Affairs
  • The "Big Ben" bell in UK Parliament's iconic clock tower will be silenced from today for next four years for renovation works. 
  • China is relaunching the Fastest bullet trains in the world, which run at 350 kilometres per hour.
  • Ukraine has removed all 1,320 statues of the communist revolutionary Lenin as part of a government drive to rid the country of Soviet-era symbols.
National Current Affairs
  • Union home minister Rajnath Singh today launched a Digital policing portal, making it possible to electronically apply and seek verifications for tenants, domestic helps and even passports.
    • The initiative is a follow up of Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and Systems Project (CCTNS) or the crime and criminal tracking network system.
  • The Defence Ministry has granted additional administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) to speed-up the construction of roads along the Indo-China border. 
    • The BRO DG's financial powers have been enhanced from ₹10.5 crore to ₹100 crore. 
  • American comedian-filmmaker Jerry Lewis (91), known for movies like 'The Nutty Professor' and 'The Bellboy' among others, passed away today.
    • Lewis had collaborated with singer Dean Martin for comic acts and the duo starred in films like 'The Stooge' and 'Scared Stiff'.
  • Bulgarian weightlifter Velichko Cholakov (35), an Olympic and world medallist, passed away.
    • Cholakov took +105 kg bronze at the Athens 2004 Olympics and silver in the same division in the previous year's world championships. 
Science & Technology
  • China is going to launch the World's first nuclear power plant, the Sanmen Nuclear Power Station, that is immune to meltdown
    • The US and China jointly invested over ₹38,000 crore for building the reactor used in the plant. 
  • US-Norwegian company Kolos is set to build World's largest data centre in Arctic Norway, powered by 100% sustainable energy.
Banking, Business & Economic Affairs
  • The State Bank of India (SBI) accounts for over 27% of the total amount owed to public sector banks by wilful defaulters, with 1,762 such defaulters owing as much as ₹25,104 crore to it as on March 31. 
    • Punjab National Bank (PNB) was next on the list with 1,120 wilful defaulters owing ₹12,278 crore. 
  • India has imposed anti-dumping duty on Chinese tempered glass, used for protecting mobile phone screens. 
    • The duty, aims at protecting the domestic industry from cheaper imports.
New Appointments
  • O Panneerselvam today took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, hours after the merger of rival AIADMK factions was announced. 
    • Mr. Selvam was also allotted the Finance Ministry, a portfolio which was held by D Jeyakumar until now. 
    • Panneerselvam's close aide K Pandiarajan was sworn-in as Minister for Tamil Official Language and Tamil Culture.
Sports Current Affairs
  • Shapath Bharadwaj, a 15-year-old from Meerut, won a Bronze medal in the double trap event at the ISSF Junior Shotgun World Cup in Italy. 
  • Qatar is going to build a stadium shaped like an Arabian cap for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
  • The FIFA Under-17 World Cup official winner's trophy was recently displayed at the India Gate. 
    • The event will be India's first official FIFA tournament
    • Note : The tournament's winner will lift the trophy on October 28.
  • World Badminton Championships, also known as 2017 BWF World Championships, began today.
    • This tournament will be held from today (21st August 2017) to 27th August 2017 at Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland.
  • The JEE Advanced exam will be conducted completely online from 2018 to make logistics and evaluations easier. 
    • To facilitate a smooth transition, students will be given training for three days where they can take online mock tests and operate the system.
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