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Daily Current Affairs 2016:

Current Affairs on 17th Aug, 2016:

  1. The NEET result was published by the CBSE on tuesday, the exam was held on 1st May and 24th July.
  2. P.V. Sindhu enters the RIO 2016 Olympic Semifinal and she is the second Indian Badminton player who enters the semifinal in Olympic
  3. A team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras ha s developed An integrated optical system capable of detecting and monitoring algal (or phytoplankton) blooms both spatially and temporally in coastal and open ocean waters .
  4. A group of researchers from the universities of Bristol and Peking, carried out  a study that reveals a rooted paleosol, or fossil soil, which sets the date of colonization of land by the plants.
  5. according to official data food prices increases by 3.6 % in July leading to the Wholesale price inflation which is accelerated in the last 23 month.
  6. At Raj Bhavan Mumbai, a pre-independence era bunker which is may be built & used between 1820 to 1835 that had been sealed nearly a century ago has been opened.
  7. Joao Havelange, a former member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), died at the age of 100 in a Rio de Janeiro hospital on Tuesday.
  8. Prime Minister Narendra Modi focused on his attempt to take India from “swarajya (self-governance) to surajya (good governance).”in the event of 70th Independence Day celebration.
  9. Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL) launched India’s first facility to produce nickel at Ghatshila in Jharkhand
  10. Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) based on mobile application launched by Union Bank of India in partnership with National Payment corporation of India.

 

Current Affairs on 16th Aug, 2016:

  1. This year India is celebrating the 70th year of Independence from the colonial rule of British
  2. To boost export The Commerce Ministry has strengthen the state-owned export promotion firms — Export Credit Guarantee Corporation and Exim Bank.
  3. the first phase of Smart Ganga City programme in 10 cities located along River Ganga has been launched by the Union Government. The 10 cities covered are Rishikesh, Varanasi, Allahabad, Patna, Barrackpore, Haridwar, Mathura, Kanpur, Lucknow, and Sahibganj.
  4. Minister of state for petroleum and natural gas, Dharmendra Pradhan and chief minister Raman Singh of Chhattisgarh has launched the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana
  5. To incubate innovative ideas for the oil industry, ONGC has created a Rs 100-crore venture capital fund.
  6. Dipika Pallikal,India’s top squash player has won the prestigious PSA Australian Open which is held in Melbourne, Australia.
  7. To achieve the higher growth in animal husbandry sector in the north eastern states the Central Agricultural University Bill 2016 has been passed by the Parliament
  8. To make the River Ganga navigable, the foundation stone of Rs 211-crore multi-modal was laid by the Union Minister Nitin Gadkari
  9. Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez of Spain won the gold medal in Olympic men’s doubles tennis title to secure their country’s third gold medal of the Rio Games.
  10. Under the Chairmanship of the Cabinet Secretary, a National Committee on Trade Facilitation (NCTF) has been constituted by the Centre.

 

Current Affairs on 12th Aug, 2016:

  1. Men’s hockey team of India enters the quarter final in the RIO Olympic since after 1980
  2. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) a new high-resolution imaging satellite is launched by China
  3. Sania MIrza and rohan Bopanna enters the quarter final of the mixed double tennis
  4. Shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth give a winning start to India in the badminton of men’s and women’s singles.
  5. RBI introduce a new policy that if the customer reported the bank in time about any e-fraud then the customer is not liable for the fraud.
  6. For Devas deal CBI has filed a chargesheet where Isro ex-chief Madhavan Nair to face trial
  7. State Bank of India (SBI) has appointed Dinesh Kumar Khara as new Managing Director.
  8. Delhi University has launched a mobile app “ I Fell Safe “ for the women to ensure their safety in the different places in Delhi.
  9. United Bank of India has appointed Pawan Kumar Bajaj as Managing Director
  10. For research project on Laboratory and Field investigations, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) & IIT-Kharagpur has signed a contract.

Current Affairs on 11th Aug, 2016:

  1. To provide improved hospitality and tourism services to their customers,  Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and Manipur government have joined hands .
  2. The main interest rates is remain unchanged by the RBI  in the monetary policy of the current financial year.
  3. Max Life and Max Financial Services and HDFC standard life insurance company is merging and become the country’s largest private life insurer.
  4. The book  ‘The Indian Parliament – Beyond the Seal and Signature of Democracy’ is released by the BJP senior leader and Chairperson of Estimates Committee Murli Manohar Joshi
  5. Kalikho Pul the former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh was passed away.
  6. 6. K M Hanumantharayappa is selected as  the new Chairman of the Central Silk Board for next three years
  7. To set up the country’s first auto shredding and vehicle recycling unit, Mahindra Intertrade limited signed a joint venture agreement with public sector MSTC Limited
  8. Jyothi Lakshmi the veteran South-Indian actress passed away
  9. On Day 5 of the RIO Olympic Deepika, Bombayla enter the pre quarter round
  10. With the aim to reduce the carbon emissions the country’s largest power producer NTPC Ltd has tied up with Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) of Australia

Current Affairs on 10th Aug, 2016:

  1. Dubagunta Rosamma who led the famous anti-liquor movement in united Andhra Pradesh in early 1990s is passed away,
  2. In 2018 the men’s hockey world cup nd Hockey World League (HWL) to be held in 2017 will be hosted by the Odisha’s capital Bhubaneswar .
  3. Star American Swimmer Michael Phelps makes a new record in 4×100 freestyle relay and wins his 19th Olympic gold medal for his country.
  4. IIT Raipur in Chhattisgarh is inaugurated by Union HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar at the campus of Government Engineering College, Raipur..
  5. At the Rio Olympics, Sarah Sjostrom won the women’s 100 metres butterfly swimming. She is from Sweden.
  6. Atanu Das the archer from India enters the Pre Quarterfinal round last tuesday
  7. After defeating Charles Conwell, Vikas krishnan gets the ticket for the Pre Quarter final in Rio Olympic 2016
  8. Since 2000 This is first time that Indian hockey team won two group matches and they will face Netherland on thursday.
  9. Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Union minister has launched the “Swachh Sarvekshan Abhigyan” in 500 cities.
  10. Irom Sharmila ends her fast after being on fast for the last 16 years demanding repeal of Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act.

Current Affairs on 9th Aug, 2016:

  1. In this academic year there are around 656 dropout students from IITs and IIMs
  2. 1st Gold of Rio Olympics 2016 was won by Virginia Thrasher.
  3. At Rio Olympics 2016,  Jitu Rai missed the bronze in 10 mt Air Pistol final.
  4. Various MoU is signed for the weavers on the 2nd national Handloom day in presence of Union Minister Smriti Irani.
  5. Indian Institute of Technology at Jammu was inaugurated by Shri Prakash Javadekar
  6. The rupee fell by 7 paise against the US currency to close at 66.84 on fresh dollar demand from banks and importers on the back of strong dollar in overseas markets.
  7. The e-waste generated in 2005 i s1.46 lakh ton and it increases to 8 lakh ton by 2012
  8. This week Earth will observe a  cosmic display of “shooting stars”.  200 meteors per hour will hit the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrate in flashes of light.
  9. BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke had summoned by the lodha committee to set timelines for the structural transformation of cricket administration.
  10. A new turn in the Eamcet-II (Medical) entrance question paper leak case Telangana Crime Investigation Department (CID) arrested Shyam Yadav alias Guddu, 34, and A Ramakrishna, 29, who is a research assistant with National Institute of Nutrition (NIN).

Current Affairs on 8th Aug, 2016:

  1. Dipa Karmakar from Tripura who has managed to perform ‘Produnova’ vault cleanly is the country’s first woman gymnast to qualify for Final round in the Olympics.
  2. The father of modern yoga, T.K.V Desikachar passed away in Chennai on Monday
  3. After defeating Colombia, Indian women archers will meet Russia in Quarterfinals
  4. Indian women hockey team finishes in draw with Japan
  5. The PM Modi inaugurated phase-I of Mission Bhagiratha Komatibanda drinking water project for every household in Gajwel constituency
  6. Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta has won the medal in the Commonwealth Chess championship in Colombo and International Master Tania Sachdev won gold medal.
  7. First mobile communications satellite ‘Tiantong-01’was successfully launched by China.
  8. Mahim Bora, eminent Assamese litterateur passed away
  9. The Commemorative Postage Stamps on Rio Olympic Games. was unveiled Manoj Sinha Minister of Communications
  10. Takehiko Nakao is re-elected as the President of the bank by the board of Asian Development Bank.

Current Affairs on 6th Aug, 2016:

  1. From the population from South and Southeast Asia a small proportion of DNA is found which is of unknown extinct hominin but it is not present in Europeans and East Asians.
  2. Vijay Rupani is elected as the Chief Minister of Gujarat by the Party Head and Nitin Patel is elected as  Deputy Chief Minister .
  3. 23rd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award is awarded to Famous singer Shubha Mudgal for her outstanding contribution towards the promotion of communal harmony, peace and goodwill.
  4. Now user can shop for Big Bazaar merchandise through Paytm platform. Future group has tied up an agreement with PayTM.
  5. A new enterprise mobility platform is unveiled by IBM. IBM MobileFirst is a platform for building mobile apps for the enterprise.
  6. A growth of 7.4 percent in the current fiscal year 2016-17 is expected by the Indian economy.
  7. IIT Madras and IIT Bombay has found a drastic drop in rainfall is faced by the Surplus river basin.There has been an increase in extreme rainfall events in India but this does not play a significant role in water availability as the surplus water gets wasted.
  8. China is now asking for help on South China Sea after blocking  India’s NSG bid.
  9. Due to huge rain,Four bridges in Pune had to be shut to traffic as river levels rose rapidly. It happens for the first time in the decade.
  10. Ahmed Zewail passed away in the age of 70. He won Nobel Chemistry Prize in 1999.

Current Affairs on 5th Aug, 2016:

  1. Dehradun Campus of WildLife Institute of of India is going to set first tiger cell in the country.
  2. In the early trade at the market today  the value of the money increases by 4 paise. It reached 66.87 against the Dollar.
  3. On 6th August 2016 Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ready interact with the citizens through townhall concept.  A PMO app is going to be launched very soon
  4. India comprise of 12% of the world’s total of bird’s species. Number of species present in 1263 and total number of birds 10,135.
  5. Nita Ambani  is the first Indian women member of the International Olympic Committee. On June she is nominated by the IOC Executive Board
  6. After the passing of the GST bill, the indirect tax it is supposed to be increased by 18%.
  7. The prestigious Bharat Bhushan Agarwal award was awarded to Shubham Shree, the poetess of Bihar, for her poem ‘ Poetry Management’.
  8. West Bengal is going to be rename as “Bengal” in English and “Bango” or “Bangla” in Bengali as announced by the WB Cabinet .
  9. On 10th Annual Today’s Traveller Awards 2016 Arunachal Pradesh has won the award of Best Adventure Tourism Destination’.
  10. The tech giant Google has recently launched a special app for the children to explore mesmerizing beauty of Himalaya in  3D Images and videos.

Current Affairs on 4th Aug – 2016:

  1. On Wednesday to increase Cyber security BSE the leading stock exchange BSE signed MoU with Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. IIT will help the BSE about how to deal with the cyber crime and how to avoid it.
  2. The Common Admission Test for the Management students is going to be conduct on 04/12/16. For this regard the online application submission will start from 08/08/16 to 22/09/16.
  3. The Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Massachusetts Institute of Technology is going to start a joint venture to introduce an a new course on urbanization
  4. Lakhs of people Assam is taking shelter in relief camps as 23 of the 35 districts are under the water due to flood.
  5. Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL) get its new Chairman and Managing Director. PK Purwar is taking this charge.
  6. Anant Maheshwari, the  president at Honeywell India will be the next India head for Software hunk Microsoft
  7. $100 million credit is approved by the World Bank to support the economic reforms programme of Sri Lanka.
  8. The capital of Bhati Rajputs of around 9th century is lying in rest under the sand near Jaisalmer. The Archeological society is now taking interest to reveal the bygone history of Lodravapur.
  9. Due to passing of GST bill the sensex dropped 60 points after moving upward more than 224 points
  10. The Federal Aviation Administration has given license to a private US company, co-founded by an Indian American, to launch a spacecraft and land on moon in 2017.

Current Affairs on 3rd Aug – 2016:

  1. A four-member panel has been appointed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) . The panel comprising of eminent lawyers, which will interact with the Supreme Court-appointed Justice R.M. Lodha committee..
  2. V.K. Singh in Saudi Arabia. Gen. V.K. Singh (retd.) the Minister of State for External Affairs, left for Saudi Arabia to check out who wants to return. The government confirmed that 7,700 Indian workers were stuck in the West Asian country.
  3. Air Marshal N J S Dhillon took charge as the Senior Air Staff Officer of Western Air Command.
  4. Kedar Upadhye is appointed as Global chief financial officer (CFO) of Pharma major Cipla.
  5. On Tuesday the Lok Sabha was informed that in the last three years, Over hundred rhinos, 45 tigers and 85 elephants were poached across the country.
  6. Unfortunately the paper of EAMCET-II paper leaked so the committee chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao decided to take re exam. Schedule for the fresh examination will be announced soon.
  7. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu  said that Railways are ready to carry petrol in tankers to fuel-starved Tripura from Assam.
  8. India is just six wickets away from win but the rain favors WI and give them some extra time.
  9. On Wednesday Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh visits Islamabad to take part in the conference of Home Ministers.
  10. Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu warns Pakistan they should take care of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on Tuesday .

Current Affairs on 2nd Aug – 2016:

  1. To encourage the Indian participants at the Olympics beginning on August 5 Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the ‘Run for Rio’. On Sunday thousands participated in the 5km run, from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, what was meant to express the nation’s support to the Indian athletes at Rio.
  2. Ajinkya Rahane strikes hundred, then India declared at 500 for nine and after wards rain led The play has been called off as the light was just not good enough.
  3. National Anti-Doping Agency  cleared wrestler Narsingh Yadav of all doping charges and accepted the conspiracy and sabotage theory advanced by his legal team.Wrestler Narsingh Pancham Yadav get the a clean chit from the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel who is suspended for ingesting an anabolic steroid.
  4. A near-Earth asteroid that is coming towards our planet may cause massive destruction if hits us but according to experts, it has a only a one in 2,700 chances of hitting. It will take 150 years to come to earth so the people living in the year 2135 would know whether the asteroid named Bennu as named by NASA posed an actual threat to hit Earth
  5. Parliament declared the notice that from next year, admission to medical and dental courses across the country will be done through a single common entrance test that is NEET
  6. The new acting Chief Justice of Hyderabad High Court is Justice Ranganathan.
  7. Rajan, the legendary swimming elephant, passes away  sometime between Sunday evening and Monday morning while grazing in the jungle. He was of  66.
  8. Powered by 42 pneumatic actuators and a “central pattern generator” Japan’s National Science Museum is exhibiting a new robot, named “Alter”.
  9. The Commerce Ministry’s proposal to allow visa-free travel to visitors from Brazil, Russia, China, and South Africa cannot be cleared amid security concerns over Chinese nationals said by the Home Ministry.
  10. Indian Institute of Technology, Goa is inaugurated by Shri Prakash Javdekar Union Minister of Human Resource Development. The newly set up IIT Goa will be overlooked by IIT Mumbai and shall function from s at Goa Engineering College, Farmagudi temporarily
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