Daily Current Affairs August 20& 21

Dear Champions, as you all know that a lot of competitive exams have been notified consequently. Candidates have to prepare themselves according to the level of competition and expectation of the Recruitment board. Regarding that one of the most important topic is Daily Current Affairs August 20& 21. Current Affairs in the form of contemporary events of national & international play a crucial role in almost every competitive exams like Banking, Insurance, SSC, UPSC, TNPSC, Railway etc.

Current affairs are the most dynamic yet scoring among all sections and need to be prepared from the right source. Here, we cafunsta team, providing  Daily GK Updates, Current Affairs Questions, and Monthly  current affairs pdf.


August 20& 21| Daily Current Affairs 2022

Important Days- Daily Current Affairs August 20& 21

1. Sadbhavna Diwas is observed on?
A) August 20
B) August 17
C) August 19
D) August 16
E) August 18
Answer: A) August 20

Date Day 1st Observed Edition Observed By Theme Others
August 20 Sadbhavna Diwas 1992       To commemorate the 78t birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi
August 20 World Mosquito Day 1897     Harness innovation to reduce the malaria disease burden and save lives Day was initiated to honor Sir Ronald Ross for his discovery made in 1897

Sports – Daily Current Affairs August 20& 21

2. Under which category Antim won gold in Junior World Wrestling Championship 2022?
A) 35 kg
B) 57 kg
C) 53 kg
D) 72 kg
E) 62 kg
Answer: C) 53 kg

Medal Players Category Others
Gold Antim 53 kg first woman to win a gold medal in the Championship
Silver Sonam 62 kg  
Silver Priyanka 65 kg  
Bronze Sito 57 kg  
Bronze Reetika 72 kg  

Banking and Finance – Daily Current Affairs August 20& 21

3. How many rupees per gram gold under Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme?
A) Rs 5297/gm
B) Rs 5497/gm
C) Rs 5397/gm
D) Rs 5097/gm
E) Rs 5197/gm
Answer: E) Rs 5197/gm

  • The issue price for the next tranche of Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2021-22, which will open for subscription for five days from August 22, has been fixed at Rs 5,197 per gram of gold, the Reserve Bank of India.
  • The Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2022-23 Series II will be open for subscription from August 22 – 26, 2022.
  • The nominal value of the bond…works out to Rs 5,197.
  • The central government, in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India, has decided to offer a discount of Rs 50 per gram, less than the nominal value, to those investors applying online and the payment against the application is made through digital mode.
  • For such investors, the issue price of Gold Bond will be Rs 5,147 per gram of gold.
  • The RBI issues the bonds on behalf of the Centre.
  • The bonds will be sold through banks, Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited (SHCIL), designated post offices and recognised stock exchanges — NSE and BSE.
  • The scheme was launched in November 2015 with an objective to reduce the demand for physical gold and shift a part of the domestic savings — used for the purchase of gold — into financial savings.
  • The price of the bond is fixed in Indian currency on the basis of a simple average closing price of gold of 999 purity, published by the India Bullion and Jewellers Association Limited for the last 3 working days of the week preceding the subscription period.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI):

Founded: 01/04/1935
RBI Act,1934
HQ: Mumbai
Chairman: ShaktikantaDas
1926 – Hilton Young Commission
1937 – Calcutta to Mumbai
1949 – Nationalisation

4. In which year Central Bank of India got into PCA framework?
A) 2018
B) 2017
C) 2019
D) 2016
E) 2020
Answer: B) 2017

  • Central Bank of India, the only public sector lender under the RBI’s prompt corrective action (PCA) framework, may see an exit from restrictions soon following an improvement in its financial health.
  • The bank has already made a representation to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) based on the improvement in financial parameters on a sustained basis for the past five quarters.
  • Central Bank of India reported a 14.2 per cent rise in net profit to Rs 234.78 crore in the first quarter ended June this fiscal as compared to Rs 205.58 crore in the same quarter a year ago.
  • In the latest quarter, the bank’s gross NPA fell to 14.9 per cent of the gross advances as compared to 15.92 per cent in the year-ago period.
  • Net NPAs too declined to 3.93 per cent from 5.09 per cent in the first quarter of the previous year.
  • Of the three PSU lenders under the RBI’s watch, Indian Overseas Bank and UCO Bank were removed from the framework in September 2021.
  • The Central Bank of India was put under the PCA framework in June 2017 due to its high net non-performing assets (NPAs) and low Return on Assets.

Central Bank of India:

Founded: 21/12/1911
HQ: Mumbai
MD & CEO: Matam Venkata Rao
Tagline: Central to You Since 1911

5. How many crores loan issued to Maharashtra byAsian Development Bank to set up medical colleges in 12 districts?
A) Rs 1000 crores
B) Rs 2000 crores
C) Rs 3000 crores
D) Rs 4000 crores
E) Rs 5000 crores
Answer: D) Rs 4000 crores

  • Maharashtra government will take a loan of 4,000 crore rupees from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for setting up medical colleges in 12 districts of the state.
  • There are 12 districts in the state without a single medical college.
  • These districts include Jalgaon, Satara, Alibaug, Sindhudurg, Usmanabad, Parbhani, Amravati, Ratnagiri, Gadhchiroli, Bhandara and Ambernath.

Asian Development Bank (ADB):

Founded: 19/12/1966
HQ: Mandaluyong,Philippines
President: Masatsugu Asakawa
Members: 68

Business and Economy – Daily Current Affairs August 20& 21

6. How many percent import duty attracted by Mobile phone display assembly fitted with items?
A) 15%
B) 20%
C) 25%
D) 30%
E) 35%
Answer: A) 15%

  • Import of mobile phone display assembly, which are fitted with items like speakers, SIM tray and power key, will attract a 15 per cent basic customs duty (BCD), the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC).
  • The CBIC said there have been instances of mis-declaration while importing display assembly of cellular mobile phones.
  • Currently, display assembly of mobile phones attracts 10 per cent customs duty, and nil duty on imports of inputs or parts separately for use for manufacturing of a display assembly.
  • Display Assembly of a cellular mobile phone consists of touch panel, cover glass, LED backlight, FPC specifically needed for rendering display functions and brightness enhancement film.


Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs
Founded: 01/01/1964
HQ: New Delhi
Chairman: Vivek Johri

Acquisitions and Mergers – Daily Current Affairs August 20& 21

7. Adani Power will acquire DB Power for how many crores?
A) Rs 7018 crores
B) Rs 7019 crores
C) Rs 7017 crores
D) Rs 7016 crores
E) Rs 7015 crores
Answer: C) Rs 7017 crores

  • Adani Power would acquire DB Power from the Dainik Bhaskar group for an enterprise value of Rs 7,017 crore.
  • DB Power owns and operates two 600 mega-watt (Mw) thermal power plants in Chhattisgarh.
  • The initial term of the memorandum of understanding between the two companies will be till October 31, 2022, but can be extended further on mutual agreement.
  • Incorporated in October 2006, DB Power has long- and medium-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) for 923.5 Mw of its capacity, backed by fuel supply agreements with Coal India, and has been operating its facilities profitably.
  • The turnover of DB Power in the last three financial years was Rs 3,488 crore (FY 2021-22); Rs 2,930 crore (FY 2020-21) and Rs 3,126 crore (FY 2019-20), respectively.
  • Diligent Power, part of the Dainik Bhaskar group, is the holding company of DB Power.

Adani Power:

Founded: 22/08/1996
HQ: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Chairman: Gautam Adani

Appointments – Daily Current Affairs August 20& 21

8. Who among the following will be brand ambassador for Shreeram Papads?
A) Shweta Shilpa
B) Shweta Rani
C) Shweta Shethal
D) Shweta
E) Shweta Tiwari
Answer: E) Shweta Tiwari

  • Company: Shreeram Papads
  • Brand Ambassador: Shweta Tiwari

9. Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla got another how many years extension?
A) 3 years
B) 1 year
C) 5 years
D) 2 years
E) 4 years
Answer: B) 1 year

  • The Central government extended for the third time the service tenure of Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla for another year up to August 22, 2023.
  • Bhalla’s current tenure is scheduled to come to an end next week on August 22.
  • An order issued by the Ministry of Personnel said the extension of service has been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet.

Science and Technology – Daily Current Affairs August 20& 21

10. How many Starlink satellites launched by SpaceX’s Falcon 9?
A) 63
B) 57
C) 40
D) 53
E) 45
Answer: D) 53

  • Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched a new batch of Starlink internet satellites to low-Earth orbit (LEO).
  • A Falcon 9 rocket carrying 53 Starlink satellites lifted off at 3:21 p.m. ET, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station in Florida.
  • Following stage separation, Falcon 9’s first stage landed on the A Shortfall of Gravitas droneship stationed in the Atlantic Ocean.


Founded: 14/03/2002
HQ: California,USA
CEO: Elon Musk

Environment and Energy- Daily Current Affairs August 20& 21

11. In which of the following state L&T Opened green hydrogen plant at its manufacturing unit?
A) Gujarat
B) Chhattisgarh
C) Jharkhand
D) Mizoram
E) Bihar
Answer: A) Gujarat

  • Larsen & Toubro (L&T) announced the commissioning of a green hydrogen plant at its AM Naik Heavy Engineering Complex in Hazira, Gujarat.
  • Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, inaugurated the plant.
  • The production of green hydrogen based on an alkaline electrolysis process has begun.
  • The plant will produce 45 kg of green hydrogen daily, which will be used for captive consumption in the company’s Hazira manufacturing complex.
  • The green hydrogen plant is designed for an electrolyser capacity of 800 kW comprising both Alkaline (380 kW) and PEM (420 kW) technologies and will be powered by a rooftop solar plant of 990kW peak DC capacity and a 500kWh Battery Energy Storage System (BESS).
  • As part of the first phase of the project 380 kW Alkaline electrolyser has been installed, while the 420 kW PEM electrolyser along with solar plant capacity augmentation to 1.6 MW peak DC, will be part of future expansion.

Larsen & Toubro (L&T):

Founded: 07/02/1946
HQ: Mumbai
Chairman: Anil Manibhai Naik
MD & CEO: S N Subrahmanyan

International Affairs – Daily Current Affairs August 20& 21

12. India delivered_____ tranche of medical aid to Afghanistan?
A) 19th
B) 21st
C) 15th
D) 12th
E) 10th
Answer: E) 10th

  • India has supplied the tenth tranche of medical assistance to Afghanistan as part of India’s ongoing humanitarian assistance.
  • It was handed over to the Indira Gandhi Hospital, Kabul.
  • In view of the urgent appeals made by the United Nations to assist the Afghan people, India has so far supplied 32 tonnes of medical assistance in ten batches which include essential life-saving medicines, anti-TB medicines, five lakh doses of COVID vaccine.
  • These medical consignments have been handed over to the World Health Organization (WHO) and Indira Gandhi Children Hospital, Kabul.


Capital: Kabul
Currency: Afghani
Leader: Hibatullah Akhundzada
Prime Minister: Hasan Akhund
Language: Pashto,Dari

National Affairs – Daily Current Affairs August 20& 21

13. Which of the following statelaunched SEDP?
A) Gujarat
B) Chhattisgarh
C) Jharkhand
D) Mizoram
E) Bihar
Answer: D) Mizoram

  • The Mizoram government has launched the state’s flagship programme – Socio-Economic Development Policy (SEDP) – to provide direct monetary assistance to 60,000 household families.
  • The scheme will be implemented by nine departments in coordination with 11 district administrations and will encompass more than 70 different livelihood avenues.
  • Launching the scheme, Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Friday said the scheme will cover 60,000 beneficiaries, 1,500 each from 40 assembly constituencies.
  • The beneficiaries will be provided with monetary assistance to the tune of Rs 50,000 each to supplement their ongoing economic activities or to start the fresh one during the current fiscal.
  • The beneficiaries will be given Rs 25,000 in the first installment, which will be credited to their bank accounts.
  • The CM said his government has allocated more than Rs 300 crore for the implementation of family-oriented programme of the SEDP in the current fiscal despite the state losing over Rs 3,000 crores in in terms of revenue grants, other central assistances and other financial devolutions due to the pandemic.


Capital: Aizawl
CM: Zoramthanga
Governor: Kambhampati Hari Babu
Language: Mizo,English
National Park: Phawngpui (Blue Mountain) National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Khawanglung WLS
Ramsar Site: –
Tiger Reserve: Dampa
Power Station: –
Dams: –
RRB: Mizoram Rural Bank (SBI)
UNESCO Site: –

14. J’khand CM laid foundation stone for how many road projects in Ranchi?
A) 3
B) 1
C) 5
D) 2
E) 4
Answer: A) 3

  • Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren laid foundation stones for three road, flyover, and elevator projects worth around Rs 666 crore in Ranchi city.
  • The road construction department, which has drafted the city road projects, claimed that the state will witness road network projects worth Rs 35,000 crore to 40,000 crores in the next two to three years.

15. Grameen Udyami Project launched in which of the following state for tribal skill development?
A) Gujarat
B) Chhattisgarh
C) Jharkhand
D) Mizoram
E) Bihar
Answer: C) Jharkhand

  • Union Minister of Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda, launched the Grameen Udyami Project in Ranchi to promote skill development and entrepreneurship amongst the tribal youth, giving a boost to Skill India Mission in Ranchi,Jharkhand.
  • The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), in collaboration with Seva Bharti and Yuva Vikas Society, announced the second phase of the Grameen Udyami Project to boost skill training in tribal communities for inclusive and sustainable growth.
  • The initiative’s goal is to multiskill India’s youth and teach them functional skills that will enable them to earn a living.


Capital: Ranchi
CM: Hemant Soren
Governor: Ramesh Bais
Language: Hindi
National Park: Betla National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Palkot WLS
Ramsar Site : –
Tiger Reserve: Palamau
Power Station: Bokaro Thermal Power Station
Dams: Maithon Dam in Barakar River
RRB: Jharkhand Rajya Gramin Bank (SBI)
UNESCO Site: –

16. GI tag issued to Mithila Makhana,it belongs to which of the following state?
A) Gujarat
B) Chhattisgarh
C) Jharkhand
D) Mizoram
E) Bihar
Answer: E) Bihar

  • Mithila Makhana registered with GI Tag, farmers will get profit and it will be easier to earn.
  • Due to Geographical Indication Tag to Mithila Makhana in the festive season, people outside Bihar will be able to use this auspicious material with reverence.
  • This tag is valid for a period of 10 years following which it can be renewed.
  • The other benefits of GI registration include legal protection to that item, prevention against unauthorised use by others, and promoting exports.
  • A GI is primarily an agricultural, natural or a manufactured product (handicrafts and industrial goods) originating from a definite geographical territory.
  • According to the GI registry certificate, it is certified that the GI has been registered in the name of Mithilanchal Makhana Utpadak Sangh.


Capital: Patna
CM: Nithish Kumar
Governor: Phagu Chauhan
Language: Hindi
National Park: Valmiki National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Valmiki WLS
Ramsar Site: Kabartal Wetland
Tiger Reserve: Valmiki
Power Station: Kahalgaon Thermal Power Station
Dams: Kohira Dam in Kohira River
RRB: Dakshin Bihar Gramin Bank (PNB), Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank(CBI)
UNESCO Site: Mahabodhi Temple Complex,Nalanda Mahavihara

17. Which of the following state CM transfered Rs 1,745 cr to farmers under RGKNY?
A) Gujarat
B) Chhattisgarh
C) Jharkhand
D) Mizoram
E) Bihar
Answer: B) Chhattisgarh

  • Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel transferred Rs 1,745 crore second installment of the Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana (RGKNY) to the bank accounts of beneficiary farmers.
  • At a function held at his official residence here, Baghel announced that farmers who use vermicompost as fertilizer will be honoured on statehood day.
  • The function was held to mark the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, observed as ‘Sadbhavna Diwas’.
  • The chief minister transferred Rs 1,745 crore as the second installment to beneficiaries of the RGKNY, while Rs 2.64 crore were given to cow dung sellers and Rs 2.60 crore to gauthan committees and self-help groups.


Capital: Raipur
CM: Bhupesh Baghel
Governor: Anusuiya Uikey
Language: Hindi
National Park: Indravati (Kutru) National Park
Wildlife Sanctuary: Bhoramdev WLS
Ramsar Site: –
Tiger Reserve: Achanakmar
Power Station: Sipat Thermal power Plant
Dams: Dudhawa dam in Mahanadi River
RRB: Chhattisgarh Rajya Gramin Bank (SBI)
UNESCO Site: –

18. Which edition ofPravasi Bhartiya Divas 2023 to be held at Indore in January 2023?
A) 19th
B) 21st
C) 15th
D) 17th
E) 10th
Answer: D) 17th

  • The 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2023 will be held at Indore in January 2023, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Arindam Bagchi.
  • Secretary, Consular, Passport and Visa Division, Ausaf Sayeed and Chief Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Iqbal Singh Bains signed a Memorandum of Understanding for hosting the Pravasi Bhartiya Divas.
  • Pravasi Bharatiya Divas is celebrated every year on 9th Januray to mark the contribution of the overseas Indian community in the development of India.
  • It also commemorates the return of Mahatma Gandhi from South Africa to India on 9th January 1915.

19. India attained milestone of how many lakh ODF Plus villages?
A) 3 lakh
B) 1 lakh
C) 5 lakh
D) 2 lakh
E) 4 lakh
Answer: B) 1 lakh

  • The flagship programme of the Indian government, Swachh Bharat Mission Grameen (SBM-G), announced that 101462 villages had asserted themselves to be ODF (open defecation free) Plus.
  • As a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, the Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by Prime Minister from the ramparts of the Red Fort in 2014 with the goal of eliminating open defecation in the country.
  • Rural India became defecation-free on October 2, 2019, 11 years ahead of the SDG-6 target set by the UN with the nation’s participation in the largest behaviour change campaign in history.
  • Taking forward the extraordinary success, a focus on Open Defecation Free Plus (ODF Plus), which includes ODF sustainability and Solid and Liquid Waste Management (SLWM), Phase II of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) was approved in 2020 and was proposed to be implemented from 2020-21 to 2024-25 with a total outlay of Rs. 1,40,881 crores, aiming for sampoorn swachhata or complete cleanliness.

Over All Review

Important Days

  • Sadbhavna Diwas 2022.


  • India’s Antim bags gold in Junior World Wrestling Championship 2022.

Banking and Finance 

  • Gold Bond issue price fixed at Rs 5,197/gm of gold.
  • Central Bank of India likely to exit RBI PCA framework soon.
  • Maharashtra govt to take Rs 4000 cr loan from Asian Development Bank to set up medical colleges in 12 districts.

Business And Economy

  • Mobile phone display assembly fitted with items to attract 15 pc import duty: CBIC.

Acquisitions and Mergers

  • Adani Power to acquire DB Power for enterprise value of Rs 7,017 crore


  • Shreeram Papads announces its newest Brand Ambassador- Welcomes Shweta Tiwari.
  • Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla gets another one-year extension.

Science and Technology

  • SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launches 53 Starlink satellites to orbit.

Environment and Energy

  • L&T opens green hydrogen plant at its manufacturing unit in Gujarat.

International Affairs

  • India delivers tenth tranche of medical aid to Afghanistan.

National Affairs

  • Mizoram govt launches SEDP.
  • J’khand CM lays foundation stone for 3 road projects in Ranchi.
  • Grameen Udyami Project launched in Ranchi for tribal skill development.
  • GI tag to Mithila Makhana.
  • Chhattisgarh CM Baghel transfers Rs 1,745 cr to farmers under RGKNY.
  • 17th Pravasi Bhartiya Divas 2023 to be held at Indore in January 2023.
  • India attains milestone of one lakh ODF Plus villages.


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