Daily Current Affairs Quiz based on 16th August 2021:
This article will walk you through the Current Affairs facts as of 16th August 2021. Presented here is your daily dose of Current Events and GK.
According to an official order of the Personnel Ministry, Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla was given an extension of one year beyond his current term on 12 August 2021, which was to end next week. Bhalla, a 1984 batch IAS officer of the Assam-Meghalaya cadre, was appointed as the Home Secretary in August 2019. His term was extended in October last year till August 22. Bhalla was due to retire in November 2020 after attaining the age of 60.
England fast bowler James Anderson has become the first fast bowler in the world and the fourth overall to bowl more than 35,000 deliveries in Test cricket. Before him, three spinners Muttiah Muralitharan (44,039) of Sri Lanka, Anil Kumble (40,850) of India, and Shane Warne (40,705) of Australia had achieved this feat. He is followed by West Indies' Courtney Walsh (30,019), England's Stuart Broad (29,863), and Australia's Glenn McGrath (29,248) among fast bowlers.
'World Elephant Day' i.e. World Elephant Day is celebrated every year on 12 August. World Elephant Day was celebrated for the first time on 12 August 2012. Actually, celebrating this day was started with the aim of spreading awareness and drawing attention to the plight of Asian and African elephants.
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