Current Affairs 1st August2016

• Union Government constitutes what for timely implementation of Central Schemes –

• Madras HC will be now called as – Tamil Nadu HC

• Maiden Agartala to Delhi broad gauge train service launched by – Railway Ministry

• Patna Pirates wins 4th season of – Pro Kabaddi League

• 2016 German Grand Prix of F1 won by – Lewis Hamilton

• Tokyo elects whom as first female governor – Yuriko Koike

Current Affairs 2nd August2016

• Who is named as President of Microsoft India – Anant Maheshwari

• Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed by – Parliament

• A book titled R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs authored by Chaitanya Padukone released

• 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants wins by – Anita Gopalan

• Rani Singh Nair appointed as Chairman of – CBDT

Current Affairs 3rd August2016

• West Bengal Cabinet cleared proposal to rename the state as – Bengal

• Which country to carry out first human gene editing trial for lung cancer – China

• Who is appointed as a Head of IOC Athletes’ Commission – Angela Ruggiero

• 7th meeting of SAARC Immigration Authorities held in – Islamabad

• Scientists developed mechanism to recycle what into usable fuel – CO2

Current Affairs 4th August2016
• Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016 approved by – Union Cabinet

• Who resigned as Managing Director of JM Financial Ltd – Nimesh Kampani

• Who is selected for Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award – Shubha Mudgal

• LG is the administrative head of National Capital Territory – Delhi HC

• Aadhaar-linked e-Signature facility launched to – Digitise Documents

Current Affairs 5th August2016
• Tarun Ramadorai Committee on Household Finance constituted by – RBI

• Who became the first Indian woman IOC member – Nita Ambani

• Who is appointed as a Prime Minister of Tunisia – Youssef Chahed

• D K Gayen assumes charge as General Manager of – East Central Railway

• Which organization agreed to add five sports in 2020 Tokyo Olympics – IOC

Current Affairs 6th August2016

• Union Government launches which nation-wide programme for promoting breastfeeding

• The grand ceremony of 2016 Rio Olympics held in – Maracana Stadium, Brazil

• Union Government aims to roll out GST from – April 1, 2017

• World Breastfeeding Week 2016 will be observed from – 1-7 August

• Gujarat HC quashes state government notification for – EBC Quota

Current Affairs 7th August2016
• Water Resources Information System launched by which state – Telangana

• Which country launches Tiantong-01; its first satellite for mobile telecommunication – China

• On 7 August 2016 which day was observed across the country – 2nd National Handloom Day

Current Affairs 8th August2016

• Who has been appointed as CEO of CSS Corp. – Manish Tandon

• Which state government launches Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana – Odisha

• Lodha Committee recommendations on BCCI reforms are unconstitutional and illegal – Justice Katju

• PM Narendra Modi launches which scheme in Telangana – Mission Bhagiratha

• Which player becomes first Indian to qualify for Vault Finals – Gymnast Dipa Karmakar

• Union Government launches which project to assess 500 cities – Swachh Survekshan-2017

Current Affairs 9th August2016

• Who has been appointed as Transport Commissioner of Delhi – Sandeep Kumar

• Former RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha appointed to the – IDFC Bank Board

• August 9: International Day of the – World’s Indigenous People

• Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 passed by – Rajya Sabha

• Name the swimmer who sets world record to win gold in 400m freestyle – Katie Ledecky

• Which institute of India to house India’s first tiger repository – Wildlife Institute

Current Affairs 10th August2016

• Who ends 16-year-long fast – Irom Sharmila

• Which player wins first gold for host country Brazil: Rio Olympics – Judoka Silva

• Who has been appointed as Managing Director of SBI – Dinesh Kumar Khara

• Steps taken by Government to protect Protected Species in – India

• Who has been reappointed as CMD and CEO of Hero MotoCorp – Pawan Munjal

Current Affairs 11th August2016
• Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill 2016 passed by – Lok Sabha

• Which country launches Gaofen-3 Satellite to get accurate images of earth – China

• Kazakhstan’s Nijat Rahimov wins men’s 77kg weightlifting gold at – Rio Olympics

• Rhino horn verification process begins in – Assam

• Who will be honoured by A R Rahman at UN on Independence Day – M S Subbulakshmi

• Which aayog ties up with US EIA to set up portal on energy data – NITI Aayog

Current Affairs 12th August2016

• Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed by – Rajya Sabha

• Which state becomes first state to ratify The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST)
Bill, 2014 – Assam

• Microsoft appoints whom as MD of India Research Lab – Sriram Rajamani

• Union Government launches data bank portal of – MSMEs

• First swimmer to win four consecutive golds in same event – Michael Phelps

• Construction of over 37000 houses for urban poor approved by – HUPA

Current Affairs 13th August2016
• Which state government to make Aadhar Card mandatory for procurement of paddy – Odisha

• China’s Ma Long becomes fifth male Grand Slam winner at – Rio Olympics

• Which state government to grant 33% reservation to women in Urban Local Bodies – Nagaland

• Novel drug compound inhibiting skin cancer discovered – NCCS Study

• On 10 August which day is observed – World Bio-Fuel Day

Current Affairs 14th August2016
• As per NASA study which planet may have once habitable – Venus

• Tripartite Agreement was inked between – SL & China

• Name of Spiritual Guru who passed away – Pramukh Swami

• Which state of India will Grant 33% Reservation to women – Nagaland

• Nano Credit launched by – Axis Bank

Current Affairs 15th August2016

• Pathankot NSG Martyr gets Shaurya Chakra and Hangpan Dada Honoured with Ashok Chakra

• Which Governmentstartred Rhino Horn Verification Process – Assam Government

• Where 1st BIO-CNG Project inaugurated in India – Pune

• Which country won 1,000th Olympic Gold Medal – USA

• Which budget has been merged with the General Budget – Rail Budget

Current Affairs 16th August2016

• India’s first Nuclear Suppliers’ Insurance Policy unveiled by – INIP

• Which player wins gold in 3000m steeplechase at Rio Olympics – Ruth Jebet

• World’s first Quantum Communication Satellite launched by – China

• Hindustan Copper Limited inaugurated nickel production facility in – Ghatsila

• Italy’s Elia Viviani wins gold in Men’s Omnium at – Rio Olympics

• First National Conference of which agency concludes in New Delhi – Investigating Agencies

Current Affairs 17th August2016

• Who has been appointed as Governor of Manipur – Najma Heptullah

• First SAARC Youth Parliamentarians Conference begins in – Islamabad

• A R Rahman honoured with – Tamil Ratna Award

• CLRI scientist P Shanmugam awarded with – APJ Abdul Kalam Award

• India’s first bio-CNG plant inaugurated in – Pune

• Union Government launched which scheme in 10 cities – Smart Ganga City Scheme

Current Affairs 18th August2016
• Who won first Medal for India at Rio Olympics – Wrestler Sakshi Malik

• Los Cabos Open Men’s Doubles title lifted by – Purav Raja and Divij Sharan

• Name of World’s largest aircraft which embarked maiden flight – Airlander 10

• Assam Amusements and Betting Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed by – Assam Assembly

Current Affairs 19th August2016

• Merger of 5 associate banks, BMB with itself approved by – SBI Board

• Name the World’s biggest aircraft which makes maiden voyage in Britain – Airlander 10

• TARANG, e-Trans & DEEP to enhance transparency in power sector launched by – Union Government

• Court of Arbitration for Sport suspends which wrestler for four years – Narsingh Yadav

• Which state launched India’s first Crime Criminal Tracking Network System –

Current Affairs 20th August2016

• Who wins ninth Olympic gold – Usain Bolt

• Which edition of Global Innovation Index 2016 released – 9th Edition

• India’s P V Sindhu wins silver medal at – 2016 Rio Olympics

• World Humanitarian Day observed with theme – One Humanity

• BRICS women Parliamentarian’s forum begins in – Jaipur

Current Affairs 21st August2016
• Which country wins gold in women’s football event at Rio Olympics – Germany

• Chinese scientists discover which molecule to repair organs – XMU-MP-

• Gymnothorax indicus, new species of eel found in – Bay of Bengal

• Myanmar to support China’s – OBOR, BCIM initiatives

Current Affairs 22nd August2016
• Summer Olympics 2016 concluded at – Rio de Janeiro

• Who has been appointed as 24th Governor of Reserve Bank of India – Urjit R Patel

• Which Former international umpire died recently – Subrata Banerjee

• Name the actor who is chosen for France’s Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres – Kamal Haasan

• Name the IOA Chief who bestowed with the Olympic Order award – N Ramachandran

Current Affairs 23rd August2016

• Which state becomes first state to draft law for internal security – Maharashtra

• Gujarat to host – 2016 Kabaddi World Cup

• Which two countries signed an agreement on vocational training – India, Germany

• Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

• India wins four-match Test Series against – West Indies

• Who sworn in as Governor of Punjab – V P Singh Badnore

Current Affairs 24th August2016

• Which state launches DNA Index System to tackle crime – Andhra Pradesh

• Which tennis player becomes World No 1 in ATP Women’s Doubles Tennis Rankings – Sania Mirza

• Which state becomes first state to sign MoU with Centre, AAI to develop 10 airports under RCS – Maharashtra

• New World Wealth Report 2016 released: India stood at which position – 7th position

• Which two states ink pact for 3 irrigation projects – Maharashtra, Telangana

• Reliance Cement becomes subsidiary of – Birla Corporation Limited

Current Affairs 25th August2016

• Who was named as brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign in Haryana – Sakshi Malik

• E-library named Sugamya Pustakalaya was launched by Union Govt for – Persons with print Disabilities

• Introduction of Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 approved by – Union Govt

• Former Governor Akhlaq Ur Rahman Kidwai passes away

• US Postal Service honoured which Indian Festival with a Forever Stamp – Diwali

Current Affairs 26th August2016
• RBI asks banks to extend loans to women SHGs at – 7% rate

• Abhinav Bindra to Head NRAI Review Committee on Rio Debacle

• World’s first self-driving taxis launched in – Singapore

• South India’s first Children’s Court inaugurated in – Hyderabad

• Sixth Annual List of The World’s Most Innovative Companies 2016 released by – Forbes

• Nine breeds of livestock and poultry registered with – NBAGR

Current Affairs 27th August2016
• Task Force to prepare action Plan for next three Olympics Games announced by – PM Narendra Modi

• Name the Sri Lankan cricketer who has announced retirement from International Cricket – Tillakaratne Dilshan

• Union Minister Maneka Gandhi launches – POCSO e-box

• Scientists of which country detect rare deep-Earth tremor S wave microseism – Japan

Current Affairs 28th August2016
• Philippine government, communist rebels sign – Ceasefire Deal

• Bombay High Court allows entry of women inside – Haji Ali Dargah

Current Affairs 29th August2016

• Successful test launch of scramjet engine conducted by – ISRO

• International Day Against Nuclear Tests observed globally on – 29th August 2016

• Who has been appointed as President of India Bullion and Jewellers Association – Mukesh Mehta

• NASA’s Juno probe completes first – Jupiter Flyby

• Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project unveiled by – Maharashtra Government

Current Affairs 30th August2016

• Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection submits report to – MHA

• 2016 Belgian Grand Prix won by – Nico Rosberg

• Name the author who gets Saraswati Samman for year 2015 – Padma Sachdev

• India, US signed – LEMOA

• On 29 August which day is celebrated – National Sports Day

• Which two countries signed four agreements to boost bilateral cooperation – India, Myanmar

Current Affairs 31st August2016
• Dissolution of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited approved by – Union Cabinet

• MoUD and Amar Chitra Katha signs MoU to publish and distribute comic book on – Swachh Bharat Mission

• Which state becomes first state to distribute 2 crore LED Bulbs under UJALA – Gujarat

• Who has been appointed as UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s
Empowerment in India – Aishwaryaa R Dhanush

• CRPF decides to appoint which player as Commandant and brand ambassador – P V Sindhu


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