Top Current Affairs of August 2016
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Current Affairs of 1 August 2016 Monday
- Union Government constitutes “DISHA” or 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 won 4th season of Pro Kabaddi League.
- 2016 F1 German Grand Prix won by Lewis Hamilton.
- Tokyo elected Yuriko Koike as first female governor.
Current Affairs of 2 August 2016 Tuesday
- Anant Maheshwari named as President of Microsoft India.
- Indian Medical Council (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed by Parliament.
- Book titled “R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs” authored by Chaitanya Padukone released.
- 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants won by Anita Gopalan.
- Rani Singh Nair appointed as Chairman of CBDT.
Current Affairs of 3 August 2016 Wednesday
- West Bengal Cabinet cleared proposal to rename the state as Bengal.
- China to carry out first human gene editing trial for lung cancer.
- Angela Ruggiero appointed as a Head of IOC Athletes’ Commission.
- 7th meeting of SAARC Immigration Authorities held in Islamabad.
- Scientists developed mechanism to recycle Carbon di Oxide into usable fuel.
Current Affairs of 4 August 2016 Thursday
- Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016 approved by Union Cabinet.
- Nimesh Kampani resigned as Managing Director of JM Financial Ltd.
- Shubha Mudgal is selected for Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award.
- Aadhaar-linked e-Signature facility launched to Digitise Documents.
Current Affairs of 5 August 2016 Friday
- Tarun Ramadorai Committee on Household Finance constituted by RBI.
- Nita Ambani became the first Indian woman IOC member.
- Youssef Chahed appointed as a Prime Minister of Tunisia.
- D K Gayen assumed charge as the General Manager of East Central Railway.
- IOC agreed to add five sports in 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Current Affairs of 6 August 2016 Saturday
- Union Government launches “MAA” a 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 observed from 1st to 7th August.
- Gujarat HC quashed state government notification for EBC Quota.
Current Affairs of 7 August 2016 Sunday
- Water Resources Information System launched by Telangana.
- China launched “Tiantong-01” its first satellite for mobile telecommunication.
- 2nd National Handloom Day observed across the country.
- The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) signed an MoU with IIT Kanpur.
Current Affairs of 8 August 2016 Monday
- Manish Tandon appointed as CEO of CSS Corp.
- Odisha government launched Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana.
- Justice Katju said Lodha Committee recommendations on BCCI reforms are unconstitutional and illegal.
- PM Narendra Modi launched Mission Bhagiratha scheme in Telangana.
- Gymnast Dipa Karmakar became first Indian to qualify for Vault Finals.
- Union Government launched Swachh Survekshan-2017 project to assess 500 cities.
Current Affairs of 9 August 2016 Tuesday
- Sandeep Kumar appointed as Transport Commissioner of Delhi.
- Former RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha appointed to the IDFC Bank Board.
- International Day of the World’s Indigenous People observed on August 9.
- Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 passed by Rajya Sabha.
- Katie Ledecky set world record to win gold in 400m freestyle.
- Wildlife Institute of India to house India’s first tiger repository.
Current Affairs of 10 August 2016 Wednesday
- Irom Sharmila ended 16-year-long fast.
- Judoka Silva won first gold for host country Brazil in Rio Olympics.
- Dinesh Kumar Khara appointed as Managing Director of SBI.
- Steps taken by Government to protect Protected Species in India.
- Pawan Munjal reappointed as CMD and CEO of Hero MotoCorp.
Current Affairs of 11 August 2016 Thursday
- Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill 2016 passed by Lok Sabha.
- China launched Gaofen-3 Satellite to get accurate images of earth.
- Kazakhstan’s Nijat Rahimov wons men’s 77kg weightlifting gold at Rio Olympics.
- Rhino horn verification process began in Assam.
- M S Subbulakshmi to be honoured by A R Rahman at UN on Independence Day.
- NITI Aayog aayog tied up with US EIA to set up portal on energy data.
Current Affairs of 12 August 2016 Friday
- Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed by Rajya Sabha.
- Assam became first state to ratify The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014.
- Microsoft appoints Sriram Rajamani as MD of India Research Lab.
- Union Government launches data bank portal of MSMEs.
- Michael Phelps became first swimmer to win four consecutive golds in same event.
- Construction of over 37000 houses for urban poor approved by HUPA.
Current Affairs of 13 August 2016 Saturday.
- Odisha state government made Aadhar Card mandatory for procurement of paddy.
- China’s Ma Long becomes fifth male Grand Slam winner at Rio Olympics.
- Nagaland state government to grant 33% reservation to women in Urban Local Bodies.
- Novel drug compound inhibiting skin cancer discovered by NCCS Study.
Current Affairs of 14 August 2016 Sunday
- As per NASA study, Venus planet may have been habitable once.
- Tripartite Agreement inked between India, Sri Lanka & China
- Pramukh Swami, Spiritual Guru passed away.
- Nagaland to Grant 33% Reservation to women.
- Nano Credit launched by Axis Bank.
Current Affairs of 15 August 2016 Monday
- Pathankot NSG Martyr got Shaurya Chakra and Hangpan Dada Honoured with Ashok Chakra
- Assam Government startred Rhino Horn Verification Process.
- 1st BIO-CNG Project inaugurated in Pune.
- USA won 1,000th Olympic Gold Medal.
- Rail Budget merged with the General Budget.
Current Affairs of 16 August 2016 Tuesday
- India’s first Nuclear Suppliers’ Insurance Policy unveiled by INIP.
- Ruth Jebet won gold in 3000m steeplechase at Rio Olympics.
- World’s first Quantum Communication Satellite launched by China.
- Hindustan Copper Limited inaugurated nickel production facility in Ghatsila.
- Italy’s Elia Viviani won gold in Men’s Omnium at Rio Olympics.
- First National Conference of Investigating Agencies concluded in New Delhi.
Current Affairs of 17 August 2016 Wednesday
- Najma Heptullah appointed as Governor of Manipur.
- 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 Smart Ganga City Scheme in 10 cities.
Current Affairs of 18 August 2016 Thursday
- Wrestler Sakshi Malik won first Medal for India at Rio Olympics.
- Los Cabos Open Men’s Doubles title lifted by Purav Raja and Divij Sharan.
- Airlander 10, World’s biggest aircraft made maiden voyage in Britain.
- Assam Amusements and Betting Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed by Assam Assembly.
Current Affairs of 19 August 2016 Friday
- Merger of 5 associate banks, BMB with itself approved by SBI Board.
- TARANG, e-Trans & DEEP to enhance transparency in power sector launched by Union Government.
- Court of Arbitration for Sport suspended wrestler Narsingh Yadav for four years.
- Maharashtra launched India’s first Crime Criminal Tracking Network System.
Current Affairs of 20 August 2016 Saturday
- Usain Bolt won his ninth Olympic gold.
- 9th Edition of Global Innovation Index 2016 released.
- India’s P V Sindhu won silver medal at 2016 Rio Olympics.
- World Humanitarian Day observed with theme One Humanity.
- BRICS women Parliamentarian’s forum began in Jaipur.
Current Affairs of 21 August 2016 Sunday
- Germany won gold in women’s football event at Rio Olympics.
- Chinese scientists discovered XMU-MP-1 molecule to repair organs.
- Gymnothorax indicus, new species of eel found in Bay of Bengal.
- Myanmar to support China’s OBOR, BCIM initiatives
Current Affairs of 22 August 2016 Monday
- Summer Olympics 2016 concluded at Rio de Janeiro.
- Urjit R Patel appointed as 24th Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
- Former international umpire Subrata Banerjee died recently.
- Name the actor who is chosen for France’s Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres.
- N Ramachandran, IOA Chief bestowed with the Olympic Order award.
Current Affairs of 23 August 2016 Tuesday
- Maharashtra became first state to draft law for internal security.
- Gujarat to host 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.
- India & Germany signed an agreement on vocational training.
- Jagdish Mukhi sworn in as Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
- India won four-match Test Series against West Indies.
- V P Singh Badnore sworn in as Governor of Punjab.
Current Affairs of 24 August 2016 Wednesday
- Andhra Pradesh launched DNA Index System to tackle crime.
- Sania Mirza became World No 1 in ATP Women’s Doubles Tennis Rankings.
- Maharashtra became first state to sign MoU with Centre, AAI to develop 10 airports under RCS.
- India stood at 7th position in the New World Wealth Report 2016.
- Maharashtra & Telangana states ink pact for 3 irrigation projects.
- Reliance Cement becomes subsidiary of Birla Corporation Limited.
Current Affairs of 25 August 2016 Thursday
- Sakshi Malik named as brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign in Haryana.
- E-library named Sugamya Pustakalaya 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 passed away.
- US Postal Service honoured Indian Festival Diwali with a Forever Stamp.
Current Affairs of 26 August 2016 Friday
- 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 of 27 August 2016 Saturday
- Task Force to prepare action Plan for next three Olympics Games announced by PM Narendra Modi.
- Tillakaratne Dilshan announced retirement from International Cricket.
- Union Minister Maneka Gandhi launched POCSO e-box.
- Scientists of Japan detected rare deep-Earth tremor S wave microseism.
Current Affairs of 28 August 2016 Sunday
- Philippine government, communist rebels signed Ceasefire Deal.
- Bombay High Court allowed entry of women inside Haji Ali Dargah.
- Sachin Tendulkar gave BMW to Rio Olympics medallist PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik. and also to Dipa Karmakar and Pullela Gopichand.
- Food regulator FSSAI proposed new standards for frozen vegetables and processed fruit products.
Current Affairs of 29 August 2016 Monday
- Successful test launch of scramjet engine conducted by ISRO.
- International Day Against Nuclear Tests observed globally on 29th August 2016.
- Mukesh Mehta appointed as President of India Bullion and Jewellers Association.
- NASA’s Juno probe completed first Jupiter Flyby.
- Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project unveiled by Maharashtra Government.
- National Sports Day celebrated on 29 August.
Current Affairs of 30 August 2016 Tuesday
- Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection submitted report to MHA.
- 2016 Belgian Grand Prix won by Nico Rosberg.
- Padma Sachdev, author got Saraswati Samman for year 2015.
- India, US signed LEMOA (Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement).
- India and Myanmar signed four agreements to boost bilateral cooperation.
Current Affairs of 31 August 2016 Wednesday
- Dissolution of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited approved by Union Cabinet.
- MoUD and Amar Chitra Katha signed MoU to publish and distribute comic book on Swachh Bharat Mission.
- Gujarat became first state to distribute 2 crore LED Bulbs under UJALA.
- Aishwaryaa R Dhanush appointed as UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India.
- CRPF decided to appoint P V Sindhu as Commandant and brand ambassador.
Friends this is it for top Current Affairs of August 2016.
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