Current Affairs » August 2016 » Current Affairs 7th And 8th August 2016
→ A bill seeking to raise the cap on disputed amount of compensation for appeal in high courts was introduced in the Lok Sabha.
→ A member of the Thai Election Commission asked people to avoid playing Pokemon Go near polling stations and said it was illegal to go inside the stations to catch Pokemons.
→ A nine-member Kathakali dance troupe has performed first time in Egypt.
→ Anand Sinha to replace Vinod Rai on IDFC Bank board.
→ As part of transforming Mumbai into a Smart City, Maharashtra government will provide as many as 1,200 wi-fi hotspots in the megapolis.
→ Bharatiya Janata Party‘s Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel were sworn in Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat respectively by Governor O.P..
→ China successfully launches first satellite (Tiantong-01 satellite) for mobile telecommunication.
→ CSS Corp, a global Technology Support company, has appointed Manish Tandon as its new Chief Executive Officer of the company.
→ Forex reserves hit all time high at $365.49 billion.
→ Former Union Minister P Chidambaram today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s ambitious ‘Make In India‘ scheme, saying it is not working and is only part of an event management.
→ France will not host European Road Cycling Championships.
→ Govt sets inflation target at 4%.
→ GST Impact: Cars, FMCG Items To Get Cheaper, Services More Expensive.
→ In Maharashtra, rescuers this morning resumed search operations for remaining 16 missing passengers from the vehicles fallen in the Savitri River at Mahad.
→ India has welcomed Morocco‘s initiative to re-join the African Union which it had left 32 years ago.
→ Indian Olympic Association, IOA, has announced a cash award of 50 lakh rupees for the gold medal winning athlete in the Rio Olympics.
→ Japan marks the 71st anniversary of US atomic bombing of Hiroshima yesterday.
→ K.K.Khurana, General Manager in-charge, has taken over as Head of BHEL Corporate R & D.
→ Leander Paes, of India (right) with his partner Rohan Bopanna at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. Paes and Bopanna lost their first round match to Poland‘s Lukasz Kubot and Marcin Matkowski.
→ Niti Aayog has identified eight PSUs for closure after finding them unfit for revival..
→ Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the new PMO app at a function organised by MyGov in New Delhi.
→ Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurates town hall to mark two year of citizen engagement portal MyGov.in.
→ S & P Global affirms ‘BBB-’ long-term rating on ICICI.
→ SEBI proposes new framework for algo trading, co-location.
→ Shedding new insight into the geological evolution of Mercury, researchers have found that major volcanic activity on the planet Mercury most likely ended about 3.5 billion years ago.
→ Tamilnadu CM gives cash awards to five sportspersons.
→ Telangana Irrigation Department has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Space Research Organisation for setting up a Telangana Water Resources Information System (TWRIS) on the ‘Bhuvan’ web portal.
→ The Board of Directors of Credit Analysis and Research Ltd (CARE Ratings) has appointed Rajesh Mokashi as the Managing Director & CEO of the company.
→ The Odisha government has launched a new website of the state Home department to enable the differently-abled persons to see and hear the website.
→ The Odisha government has launched a new website of the state Home department to enable the differently-abled persons to see and hear the website..
→ The second National Handloom Day has been celebrated all over the country on 7th August 2016.
→ Veteran South Indian film director and scriptwriter “Vietnam Veedu’ Sundaram has passed away in Chennai.
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