Top 5 Current Affairs: 17 August 2021

Abdul Ghani Baradar, Taliban Commander, has been announced as the new President of Taliban acquired Afghanistan. 

Updated: Aug 17, 2021 18:25 IST
Top 5 CA
Top 5 CA

Taliban Commander Abdul Ghani Baradar is the new President of Afghanistan

Abdul Ghani Baradar, Taliban Commander, has been announced as the new President of Taliban acquired Afghanistan. The former President Ashraf Ghani had fled to Tajikistan as Taliban fighters took control of the Capital City Kabul and the palace. Afghanistan has also been renamed by the Taliban the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

New category of e-visa announced by India for Afghans

India has announced a new category of electronic visas in order to fast track the applications of Afghans who plan on leaving the Taliban-controlled nation. The category is called ‘e-Emergency X Misc Visa’. Amid the ongoing crisis, India has successfully evacuated the ambassador and the Indian embassy staff in Kabul.

Restrictions on the export of COVID-19 testing kit

The Indian Government has imposed restrictions on the export of COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing Kits. The decision has been taken amid the warning of a possible third wave. An advisory has also been issued by the ICMR for the COVID-19 home testing kit, particularly in rural areas.

National Lockdown by New Zealand

New Zealand has imposed a three-day snap national lockdown in the country. The decision came after the country recorded its first COVID-19 case in 6 months. The case has been identified in the largest city of the country, Auckland. The health authorities have been tracing the origin of the case.

World’s second-largest refurbished gene bank

The second-largest state-of-the-art refurbished gene bank was inaugurated in India. The National Gene Bank was established in 1996 in order to preserve the seeds of Plant Genetic Resources for future generations. As per the Government, it is a powerful step in the direction of helping the Indian farmers.

Take Weekly Tests on app for exam prep and compete with others. Download Current Affairs and GK app

एग्जाम की तैयारी के लिए ऐप पर वीकली टेस्ट लें और दूसरों के साथ प्रतिस्पर्धा करें। डाउनलोड करें करेंट अफेयर्स ऐप


Take Free Online UPSC Prelims 2022 Mock Test

Start Now
Read the latest Current Affairs updates and download the Monthly Current Affairs PDF for UPSC, SSC, Banking and all Govt & State level Competitive exams here.

Related Stories

Comment (0)

Post Comment

5 + 5 =
Disclaimer: Comments will be moderated by Jagranjosh editorial team. Comments that are abusive, personal, incendiary or irrelevant will not be published. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name, to avoid rejection.

    Monthly Current Affairs PDF

    • Current Affairs PDF April 2022
    • Current Affairs PDF March 2022
    • Current Affairs PDF February 2022
    • Current Affairs PDF January 2022
    • Current Affairs PDF December 2021
    • Current Affairs PDF November 2021
    View all

    Monthly Current Affairs Quiz PDF

    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF April 2022
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF March 2022
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF February 2022
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF January 2022
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF December 2021
    • Current Affairs Quiz PDF November 2021
    View all