August 21

  • On August 21, 2017,The Minister of State for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines (Independent Charge) Shri Piyush Goyal addressing the 3- day 8th World Renewable Energy Technology Congress in New Delhi.
  • On August 21, 2017 Dr. Jagdish Mukhi, Lieutenant Governor, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, commissioned IN LCU L52 into the Indian Navy at Port Blair. IN LCU L52 is the second Landing Craft Utility (LCU) Mk-IV class .
  • Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has informed that the government has decided to offer 40 per cent reservation for girls at 100 Navodaya-type schools and five higher education institutes
  • HRD Minister Shri Prakash Javadekar launches ‘Swasth Bachche, Swasth Bharat’
  • A team of civilian researchers led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen hasdiscovered the wreckage of World War II warship USS Indianapolis nearly after 72 years. It is 18000 feet (5.5 km) below the surface in the Pacific Ocean.
  • The Ulchi-Freedom Guardian is a military drill which sees the US and South Korea join forces in a string of exercises.
  • State Bank of India (SBI) has announced waiver of up to 100% of processing fee on car loans, personal gold loans and personal loans for the festive season.
  • The Finance Ministry has imposed an anti-dumping duty on certain “textured toughened tempered glass” which imports from China.
  • UK Scientists have developed the world’s smallest surgical robot with low-cost technology. It is used in mobile phones and space industries.
  • Australia, playing for the first time at the rebranded FIBA Asia Cup, became the first Oceanic team to be crowned champions of Asia.
  • Multi-talented US actor and comedian Jerry Lewis has died. He was 91.
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