Today's Current affairs 2021 | 26th August Current Affairs in English | Today's important Events

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Today's Current Affairs 26th August 2021.

1. Who won Sahitya Academy Awards 2020 for language Odia?

The answer is Yashodhara Mishra who won the Sahitya Academy 2020 awards for Odia language. Yashodhara Mishra has been awarded for her book, Name Samudrakula Ghara

2. Which company has become the first Indian renewable energy company to ge4t listed on the NASDAQ, an American stock exchange?

The company is Renew Power, This company is India's largest renewable energy company has become the first Indian renewable energy company to get listed on the NASDAQ American stock exchange.

Renew Power has been listed on the NASDAQ following the merger with RMG Acquisition Corporation ||. Renew Power has signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for the Round-The-Clock (RTC) electricity supply.

3. Which city from India was ranked in the Safe Cities Index 2021?

India's cities New Delhi and Mumbai ranked in the Safe Cities Index 2021. So New Delhi's rank is 48th and Mumbai's rank is 4th. 

The Index report is titled Safe Cities Index 2021 - New expectations demand a new coherence, Released by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The index has been topped by Denmark's capital Copenhagen and at the bottom of the index is Yangon (Myanmar).

4. What is the name of Counter Terrorism Exercise, Which was conducted by the National Security Guard (NSG) recently?

The answer is Gandiv, Gandiv is the name of Arjuna's bow in Mahabharata. The exercise will strengthen the counter-terror skill of the State Administration, Police, Anti-terrorist squads and create awareness among the public.

5. Which State and Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB) has renewed trade agreement recently for the export of power?

The Indian State Tripura is distributing the power to Bangladesh and they signed a agreement with the Bangladesh Power Development Board and Tripura sharing boundary with the Bangladesh. It was originally signed in 2016 for the supply of 160 megawatt power to Bangladesh Power Development board (BPDB). This five year agreement expired in March 2021 but after negotiations it got renewed.