CURRENT AFFAIRS AUGUST 2016(PDF)


Current Affairs 1st August2016

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Union Government constitutes what for timely
implementation of Central Schemes –
DISHA
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Madras HC will be now called as – Tamil Nadu HC
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Maiden Agartala to Delhi broad gauge train service
launched by – Railway Ministry
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Patna Pirates wins 4th season of – Pro Kabaddi
League
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2016 German Grand Prix of F1 won by – Lewis
Hamilton
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Tokyo elects whom as first female governor – Yuriko
Koike
 Current Affairs 2nd August2016

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Who is named as President of Microsoft India –
Anant Maheshwari
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Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016
passed by – Parliament
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A book titled R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs authored
by Chaitanya Padukone released
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2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants wins by –
Anita Gopalan
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Rani Singh Nair appointed as Chairman of – CBDT
 Current Affairs 3rd August2016

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West Bengal Cabinet cleared proposal to rename the
state as – Bengal
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Which country to carry out first human gene editing
trial for lung cancer – China
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Who is appointed as a Head of IOC Athletes’
Commission – Angela Ruggiero
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7th meeting of SAARC Immigration Authorities held
in – Islamabad
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Scientists developed mechanism to recycle what into
usable fuel – CO2



Current Affairs 4th August2016

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Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016 approved by –
Union Cabinet
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Who resigned as Managing Director of JM Financial
Ltd – Nimesh Kampani
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Who is selected for Rajiv Gandhi National
Sadbhavana Award – Shubha Mudgal
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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
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Who became the first Indian woman IOC member – Nita
Ambani
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Who is appointed as a Prime Minister of Tunisia –
Youssef Chahed
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D K Gayen assumes charge as General Manager of –
East Central Railway
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Which organization agreed to add five sports in
2020 Tokyo Olympics – IOC
 Current Affairs 6th August2016

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Union Government launches which nation-wide
programme for promoting breastfeeding
– MAA
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The grand ceremony of 2016 Rio Olympics held in –
Maracana Stadium, Brazil
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Union Government aims to roll out GST from – April
1, 2017
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World Breastfeeding Week 2016 will be observed from
– 1-7 August
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Gujarat HC quashes state government notification
for – EBC Quota
 Current Affairs 7th August2016

·        
Water Resources Information System launched by
which state – Telangana
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Which country launches
Tiantong-01; its first satellite for mobile telecommunication – China


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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
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Which state government launches Baristha Bunakar
Sahayata Yojana – Odisha
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Lodha Committee recommendations
on BCCI reforms are unconstitutional and illegal – Justice Katju
·        
PM Narendra Modi launches which scheme in Telangana
– Mission Bhagiratha
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Which player becomes first Indian to qualify for
Vault Finals – Gymnast Dipa Karmakar
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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
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Former RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha appointed to
the – IDFC Bank Board
·        
August 9: International Day of the – World’s
Indigenous People
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Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 passed by – Rajya
Sabha
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Name the swimmer who sets world record to win gold
in 400m freestyle – Katie Ledecky
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Which institute of India to house India’s first
tiger repository – Wildlife Institute
 Current Affairs 10th August2016

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Who ends 16-year-long fast – Irom Sharmila
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Which player wins first gold for host country
Brazil: Rio Olympics – Judoka Silva
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Who has been appointed as Managing Director of SBI
– Dinesh Kumar Khara
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Steps taken by Government to protect Protected
Species in – India
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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
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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
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Rhino horn verification process begins in – Assam
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Who will be honoured by A R Rahman at UN on Independence
Day – M S Subbulakshmi
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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
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Which state becomes first state to ratify The
Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST)
Bill,
2014 – Assam
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Microsoft appoints whom as MD of India Research Lab
– Sriram Rajamani
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Union Government launches data bank portal of –
MSMEs
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First swimmer to win four consecutive golds in same
event – Michael Phelps
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Construction of over 37000 houses for urban poor
approved by – HUPA
 Current Affairs 13th August2016

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Which state government to make
Aadhar Card mandatory for procurement of paddy – Odisha
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China’s Ma Long becomes fifth male Grand Slam
winner at – Rio Olympics
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Which state government to grant
33% reservation to women in Urban Local Bodies – Nagaland
·        
Novel drug compound inhibiting skin cancer
discovered – NCCS Study
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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
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Name of Spiritual Guru who passed away – Pramukh
Swami
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Which state of India will Grant 33% Reservation to
women – Nagaland
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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
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Where 1st BIO-CNG Project inaugurated in India – Pune
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Which country won 1,000th Olympic Gold Medal – USA
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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
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Which player wins gold in 3000m steeplechase at Rio
Olympics – Ruth Jebet
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World’s first Quantum Communication Satellite
launched by – China
·        
Hindustan Copper Limited inaugurated nickel
production facility in – Ghatsila
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Italy’s Elia Viviani wins gold in Men’s Omnium at –
Rio Olympics


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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
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First SAARC Youth Parliamentarians Conference
begins in – Islamabad
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A R Rahman honoured with – Tamil Ratna Award
·        
CLRI scientist P Shanmugam awarded with – APJ Abdul
Kalam Award
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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

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Who won first Medal for India at Rio Olympics –
Wrestler Sakshi Malik
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Los Cabos Open Men’s Doubles title lifted by –
Purav Raja and Divij Sharan
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Name of World’s largest aircraft which embarked
maiden flight – Airlander 10
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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
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Name the World’s biggest aircraft which makes
maiden voyage in Britain – Airlander 10
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TARANG, e-Trans & DEEP to
enhance transparency in power sector launched by – Union Government
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Court of Arbitration for Sport suspends which
wrestler for four years – Narsingh Yadav
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Which state launched India’s first Crime Criminal Tracking
Network System –
Maharashtra
 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

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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
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Myanmar to support China’s – OBOR, BCIM initiatives
 Current Affairs 22nd August2016

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Summer Olympics 2016 concluded at – Rio de Janeiro
·        
Who has been appointed as 24th Governor of Reserve Bank
of India – Urjit R Patel
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Which Former international umpire died recently –
Subrata Banerjee
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Name the actor who is chosen for
France’s Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres – Kamal Haasan
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Name the IOA Chief who bestowed with the Olympic
Order award – N Ramachandran
 Current Affairs 23rd August2016

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Which state becomes first state to draft law for
internal security – Maharashtra
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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
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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
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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
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Which two states ink pact for 3 irrigation projects
– Maharashtra, Telangana
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Reliance Cement becomes subsidiary of – Birla
Corporation Limited
 Current Affairs 25th August2016

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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
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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


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Abhinav Bindra to Head NRAI Review Committee on Rio
Debacle
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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

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Task Force to prepare action Plan
for next three Olympics Games announced by – PM Narendra Modi
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Name the Sri Lankan cricketer who
has announced retirement from International Cricket – Tillakaratne Dilshan
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Union Minister Maneka Gandhi launches – POCSO e-box
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Scientists of which country detect rare deep-Earth
tremor S wave microseism – Japan
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Current Affairs 28th August2016
·        
Philippine government, communist rebels sign –
Ceasefire Deal
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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


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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
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Name the author who gets Saraswati Samman for year
2015 – Padma Sachdev
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India, US signed – LEMOA
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On 29 August which day is celebrated – National
Sports Day
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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
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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
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Who has been appointed as UN Women’s Advocate for
Gender Equality and Women’s
Empowerment in India – Aishwaryaa R Dhanush
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CRPF decides to appoint which
player as Commandant and brand ambassador – P V Sindhu
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