Current Affairs daily August 18, 2021

Emergency e-visa introduced- Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) introduces emergency e-visa for Afghanistan crises.

India is likely to have Air quality standard- The Central Pollution Control Board(CPCB) awarded IIT- Kharagpur for their work of updating the National Air Quality Standard(NAAQS). By this India is likely to have National Air Quality Standard(NAAQS) in 2022.

Sudoku creator dies- Maki Kaji, creator of popular number puzzle Sudoku dies at his home in Mitaka, Tokyo. He was chief executive at his puzzle company, Nikoli company. Maki is also known as “Godfather of Sudoku”.

Deal signed HAL & GE Aviation- The Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL)signed a $716 mn deal with GE Aviation of the U.S. for 99 F404 aircraft engines and support services that will power the indigenous Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Mk-1A.

Student Entrepreneurship Program launched-Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) NITI Aayog in collaboration with La Fondation Dassault Systemes in India has launched the third series of the ‘Student Entrepreneurship Program (SEP 3.0) for the young innovators of Atal Tinkering Labs (ATL).

Fire station in Hospital-The All-India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi, has become the first hospital in India to house a fire station inside the hospital premises.

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