Current Affairs daily August 17, 2021

Singer Jagjit Kaur Died- Singer Jagjit Kaur(89) died in her Juhu residence. she sang dulcet ‘Tum apna ranjho gham(film Shagoon, 1964), and Dekh lo aaj humko jee bharke (Bazaar, 1982). Jagjit Kaur often assisted her composer husband Khayyam.

NMCG launches Rag Rag mein Ganga-season-2-The second season of Rag Rag mein Ganga aimed at “inculcating a sense of responsibility towards the holy river in the people” was launched by the National mission of clean Ganga(NMCG)in association with Doordarshan.
Union Minister for Jal Shakti Gajendra Singh Shekhawat and Union Minister for Information & Broadcasting and Youth Affairs & Sports Anurag Singh Thakur along with Minister of State for Jal Shakti and Food Processing Industries Prahlad Singh Patel jointly launched season two.

HAL’s Made in India aircraft carrier- Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) successfully carried out the Ground Run and Low-Speed Taxi Trials (LSTT) of the Hindustan-228 (VT-KNR) aircraft at the Kanpur facility.

storks(Leptoptilos dubius)

GPS tracker on ‘Garuda’- Bihar has become the first state to tag the greater adjutant storks(Leptoptilos dubius), locally known as ‘Garuda’, with GPS trackers to monitor their movement as a part of efforts to conserve them.

The National Gene Bank inaugurated – the world’s second-largest refurbished state-of-the-art National Gene Bank at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (NBPGR), Pusa, New Delhi inaugurated by Union Minister for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Narendra Singh Tomar. The National Gene Bank will work towards preserving the seeds of Plant Genetic Resources (PGR) for future generations and has the capacity to preserve about one million germplasm in the form of seeds.

Chinmoy Chatterjee dies-Eminent footballer Chinmoy Chatterjee(68) died at age of 68 years due to Cardiac arrest at his residence kharadah. He was a member of the Arun Ghosh-coached Indian team at the 1978 Bangkok Asian Games where they finished fourth in the quarterfinal league.

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