Daily Current Affairs - 22-08-2021

* Exercise Konkan 2021 held between INS Tabar and HMS Westminster in English Channel on Aug 16
* Country’s highest altitude herbal park at a height of 11,000 feet inaugurated at Mana village near Indo-China border in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district
* Children in India at extremely high risk of climate crisis impacts: UNICEF says in its Children’s Climate Risk Index’ (CCRI) report
* Former UP CM Kalyan Singh dies at 89; was CM in 1991–1992 & 1997–1999
* Film producer and former Times of India Executive Pradeep Guha dies in Mumbai
* Actress Chitra dies in Chennai at 56
* Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman launches ‘Ubharte Sitaare Fund’ (USF) for export-oriented firms and startups in Lucknow
* NTPC commissions 25 Megawatt floating solar PV project at Simhadri thermal station in Visakhapatnam (AP)
* USAID, DFC tie-up with Kotak Bank for $50 mn loan guarantee for women, MSMEs in India
* India’s Amit Khatri wins silver in 10,000m race walk at World U-20 Athletics in Nairobi
* Stadium in premises of Army Sports Institute in Pune to be named after Tokyo Olympics gold medallist Neeraj Chopra
* India’s R. Praggnanandhaa wins RTU Open blitz chess title in Riga (Latvia)
* UN observes International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism on August 21
* China allows couples third child amid demographic crisis