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Current Affairs 19th August 2016
Current Affairs Headlines of 19th August, 2016

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→ ‘India‘s Internet Users To Grow Over 2-Fold To 730 Million By 2020‘.

→ Airlander 10 - World‘s largest aircraft embarks on its maiden flight.

→ Argentina & Belgium reach Olympic Games hockey final.

→ Australia agrees to close controversial Papua New Guinea refugee detention centre.

→ Bank of India plans to tap retail investors for issuance of additional tier-I bonds (AT1) to strengthen capital adequacy ratio.

→ BARC develops portable kit for detection of Chromium contamination of water.

→ Brazil Police has arrested the head of the European Olympic Committees, Patrick Hickey, in Rio over illegal Olympic ticket sales.

→ Consortium of eight banks sanction 6750 Crore Loan for Mission Bhagiratha.

→ HDFC Bank, Axis top global charts.

→ Huawei to start mobile manufacturing in India.

→ India, Bangladesh to make joint documentary on 1971 war.

→ New steps to enhance transparency in Power Sector: Shri Piyush Goyal launches ‘TARANG’ ‘e-Trans’ & ‘DEEP’.

→ Russia rejectes US allegations on Iranian military base issue.

→ Sakshi Malik, has won the only medal India has been able to win at the 31st Olympiad.

→ Sri Lanka beat Australia in third Test; clinch series whitewash.

→ Telangana government will call an Assembly session this month to pass the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax, state Finance Minister Etela Rajender said.

→ The annual Amarnath Yatra will conclude in Jammu and Kashmir.

→ The Indian Council of Historical Research has set the ball rolling to document stories and legends relating to villages and towns across India into an encyclopedia in a bid to “connect” people better with the oral and folk traditions.

→ The Uttar Pradesh government has approved a Metro Rail project for Allahabad.


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