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Current Affairs August 2021

August 2021 Current Affairs presents you latest current affairs news of August 2021 related to politics, sports, culture, science, awards, person in news, etc. Monthly edition of our current affairs carries important news and events happening in India and around the world. These current affairs are important for competitive examinations such as SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC CPO, Banking, CDS, NDA, LIC, PSC, MAT, CAT, Railways, etc.

Latest current affairs for the month of August 2021 are given below. Hope you like it.


Who has become the first Indian woman to win a gold medal at Paralympics? Avani Lekhara
Which State/UT has launched the mentorship programme 'Desh ke Mentor'? Delhi
Name the Bollywood actor who has been appointed as the brand ambassador of the Delhi government's mentorship programme 'Desh ke Mentor'? Sonu Sood
Which State has become the second one after Karnataka to implement the National Education Policy 2020? Madhya Pradesh
Which Union Territory has approved the implementation of Film Policy-2021 to promote the overall growth of the film industry in the UT? Jammu and Kashmir
Whose 111th Birth Anniversary was commemorated on August 26, 2021? Mother Teresa
What is the name of India's operation to evacuate citizens from Afghanistan? Operation Devi Shakti
In which sporting event, India's Shaili Singh won silver medal at the World Athletics U20 Championships? Long Jump
Name the senior BJP leader who passed away at the age of 89? He served twice as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Kalyan Singh
Name the owner of Dmart retail company who has entered World’s 100 Richest People List recently with a net worth of $19.2 billion? Radhakishan Damani
Which Indian institute has developed India’s first indigenous motorised wheelchair vehicle that can be used not only on roads but also on uneven terrains? IIT Madras
Name the Dronacharya Awardee and a coach who passed away on August 19th? He was the coach of legendary athlete PT Usha? OM Nambiar
Who has been elected as the new President of Institute of Economic Growth (IEG) Society succeeding former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh? N K Singh
Name the Tokyo Olympic Silver-medalist who has been roped-in by the German footwear and accessories major Adidas as the face of its 'Stay in Play' campaign? Mirabai Chanu
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has lifted partial ban against which bank and allow it to start issuing new credit cards again? HDFC Bank
On which day Parsi New Year 2021 or Navroz 2021 was celebrated in India? 16th August
India has signed a $500 million loan with which financial institution to expand the metro rail network in Bengaluru? Asian Development Bank (ADB)
What was the theme for India’s 75th Independence Day celebrations 2021? Nation First, Always First
Who is the first Indian Paracanoe athlete at Tokyo 2020 Paralympics? Prachi Yadav
Name the javelin thrower who was India's flag-bearer at Tokyo Paralympics Opening Ceremony? Tek Chand
India’s first smog tower has been inaugurated in which State/UT? Delhi
Which vaccine maker has received approval to conduct phase 2 and 3 human clinical trial for its nasal COVID-19 vaccine, BBV154? Bharat Biotech
Name India's cleanest city which has now been declared as the country's first 'water plus' city under the Swachh Survekshan 2021? Indore
On which day, Fit India Freedom Runs 2.0 was launched by the Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, Anurag Singh Thakur? 13th August
Government of which State has decided to give 1 percent reservation in education and jobs to children orphaned due to COVID-19? Maharashtra
Name India's star wrestler who has been temporarily banned by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for indiscipline during her Tokyo Olympics campaign? Vinesh Phogat
On which day, the death anniversary of Khudiram Bose, the youngest freedom fighter, was observed across India? 11th August
How much fund was allocated by the Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the Deep Ocean Mission to learn more about oceans, its biodiversity and impact of climate change? Rs 4,077 crore
Which former Indian President's birth anniversary was observed on 10th August? VV Giri
The government of which State/UT has introduced a colour-coded system to tackle Covid-19? Delhi
The government of which State has recently renamed a landmark freedom movement event - Kakori Train Conspiracy as Kakori Train Action while paying tributes to the revolutionaries who were hanged for robbing a train at Kakori to buy weapons in 1925? Uttar Pradesh
In which year the Kakori train robbery took place? August 9, 1925
How many gold medals India won at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? 1
How many medals India won at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? 7 (1 Gold, 2 Silver and 4 Bronze)
What was the position of India at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? 48th
In which event, Neeraj Chopra won gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? Javelin Throw
Name the athlete who won silver medal in wrestling (men) at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? Ravi Kumar Dahiya
Name the athlete who won silver medal in wrestling (women) at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? Mirabai Chanu
Who won bronze medal in badminton (women) at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? PV Sindhu
Who became the first Indian female athlete to win 2 medals in the Olympic games? PV Sindhu
Who won bronze medal in women’s welterweight boxing at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? Lovlina Borgohain
After how many years, Indian Hockey team won a medal in Olympics? 40 years
Which medal was won the Indian Hockey team at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? Bronze
Which medal was won by Bajrang Punia in wrestling 65 kg category? Bronze
In which UT/State, the Border Roads Organization (BRO) has constructed India's and world’s highest motorable road (19300 ft) breaking the previous record that was held by Bolivia (18,953 ft)? Ladakh
What is the name of the new electronic voucher promoting digital payment solution that was launched recently by PM Narendra Modi? It is a prepaid, cashless and contactless instrument for digital payment. It works on the basis of QR code or SMS string-based e-Voucher, which can be sent on the mobile of the beneficiaries. e-RUPI
Name India's highest sporting honour which has now been rechristened to Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award? Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
Which IIT launched India’s first earthquake early warning mobile app for Uttarakhand which is seismically active and prone to earthquakes? IIT Roorkee
What is the name of India’s first indigenous aircraft carrier (a 40,000-tonne warship) that has begun its maiden sea trials? INS Vikrant
Which city has become the first city in India to achieve 100 per cent vaccination coverage against Covid-19? Bhubaneswar
Who has been appointed as the Governor of Manipur succeeding Ms Najma Heptulla who retired recently? La Ganesan
What is the total number of districts in Chhattisgarh after the formation of 4 new districts - Mohla-Manpur, Sakti, Sarangarh-Bilaigarh and Manendragarh which was announced on 15th August 2021? 32
Name the Chairman of Serum Institute of India (SII) who has been chosen to be honoured with the Lokmanya Tilak National Award 2021? Cyrus Poonawala


Name the South African fast bowler who has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on August 31, 2021? Dale Steyn
As per Cushman & Wakefield 2021 Global Manufacturing Risk Index, which country has surpassed the United States to become second most attractive and sought-after manufacturing destination globally, after China? India
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has how many non-permanent members? 10
Which country is currently at the top spot in World Test Championship (2021-2023) points table? India
Which city is now home to the largest and tallest observation wheel in the world? Dubai
Who has been appointed as the new Prime Minister of Malaysia on August 20, 2021? Ismail Sabri Yaakob
Which country's national legislature has formally approved a three-child policy on August 20, 2021, marking a major policy shift to prevent a steep decline in the birth rate in the country? China
On which day World Photography Day 2021 was observed? 19th August
Which vaccine has become the first COVID-19 vaccine to be fully approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on August 23, 2021? Pfizer
On which day World Humanitarian Day 2021 was observed? 19th August
The world’s second largest refurbished gene bank has been established in which country? The largest gene bank in the world is situated in Norway. India
ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 will held in? UAE and Oman
On which day International Youth Day 2021 was observed? 12th August
Name the former New Zealand all-rounder who is paralysed in his legs after suffering a stroke in his spine following emergency heart surgery? Chris Cairns
Who is known as the Father of Modern Olympics? Pierre De Coubertin
On which day, Nagasaki Day is marked by Japan every year? 9th August
Name the Japanese businessman and President of Nikoli company who passed away on 10th August 2021? He was well-known as the father of Sudoku. Maki Kaji
Which country won most number of gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? USA - 39
Which country won most number of medals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? USA - 113
Which country came second with 88 medals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? China
How many gold medals China won at the Tokyo Olympics 2020? 38
On which day World Lion Day is observed? 10th August
On which day, Hiroshima Day is marked by Japan every year? 6th August