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Daily Current Affairs 21st August 2023: Your guide for daily General Knowledge Preparation

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This post contains important current affairs of 21st August 2023. It includes all Major National, International, Business, and Sports related current affairs of 21st August 2023. We have briefly explained every current affairs matter to help you further understand your general knowledge. Once you have gone through these current affairs, we would recommend that you try the 21st August 2023 Current Affairs test.

National News
1. GST Amendment Bills Receive Presidential Approval

  • President Droupadi Murmu has formally endorsed two key legislative pieces: the Central Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2023, and the Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2023.
  • The 2023 amendment to the Central Goods and Services Tax Act of 2017 aims to update key terminologies and conditions to keep up with modern technological and economic changes.
  • The Integrated Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2023, seeks to fine-tune provisions related specifically to online transactions within the existing 2017 Act.

Awards News
3. Ratan Tata Honored with ‘Udyog Ratna’ by Maharashtra Government

  • Notable businessman Ratan Tata has been awarded the inaugural ‘Udyog Ratna’ award by the state government of Maharashtra.
  • With a presence in over 100 countries and generating a collective revenue of $128 billion in 2021-2022, the Tata Group has a significant global footprint.
  • The award acknowledges the extraordinary contributions of industrial leaders to the economic growth of Maharashtra.

Appointments News
4. Rahul Dravid Becomes Brand Ambassador for BPCL

  • Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd. (BPCL) has named cricket icon Rahul Dravid as their new brand spokesperson.
  • BPCL, a public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, operates refineries in Bina, Kochi, and Mumbai.
  • BPCL is India’s second-largest government-controlled oil company, overseen by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.

Important Days News
6. Sadbhavana Diwas 2023 Celebrated

  • Sadbhavana Diwas, also known as Harmony Day, was observed on August 20, 2023, to mark the 79th birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.
  • The day honors Rajiv Gandhi’s vision for a united India and his initiatives aimed at maintaining peace and communal harmony among the country’s diverse population.
  • As India’s youngest-ever Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi had a modern outlook and initiated numerous national and international projects.

Miscellaneous News
7. Srinagar’s Tulip Garden Makes Record

  • The Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, located in the scenic Zabarwan mountain range, has entered the World Book of Records as Asia’s largest tulip park.
  • The garden features an astonishing 1.5 million flowers and has been recognized for its diversity and beauty.
  • The garden offers an awe-inspiring assortment of 68 unique tulip varieties, each contributing to the vibrant spectrum of colors on display.
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