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August 2016 Current Affairs

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MoUD and Amar Chitra Katha signs MoU to publish and distribute comic book on Swachh Bharat Mission

Aug 31, 2016
The book would comprise a series of inspirational stories from the mission, cleanliness rankings of cities, the public figures and ambassadors, environmental impact.

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Gujarat becomes first state to distribute 2 crore LED Bulbs under UJALA

Aug 31, 2016
The distribution of 2 crore LED bulbs has led to an annual energy savings of 259 crore kWh, which is equivalent to lighting up 5 lakh Indian homes for an entire year. Besides, Gujarat has also benefitted from daily CO2 emission reduction of 5000 tonnes.

Mukesh Mehta appointed as President of India Bullion and Jewellers Association

Aug 31, 2016
Mehta replaces Mohit Kamboj, who resigned in the last Annual General Meeting of IBJA held on 24 August 2016.

Aishwaryaa R Dhanush appointed as UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India

Aug 31, 2016
With this, Aishwaryaa joins the esteemed list of Farhan Akhtar, Sania Mirza, Emma Watson, Nicole Kidman and Anne Hathaway, who have teamed up with UN Women to work for gender equality and the empowerment of women.

Union Cabinet approved grant of Permanent Residency Status to Foreign Investors

Aug 31, 2016
The Union Cabinet on 31 August 2016 approved the scheme for grant of Permanent Residency Status (PRS) to foreign investors subject to the relevant conditions as specified in the FDI Policy notified by the Government from time to time.

CRPF decides to appoint P V Sindhu as Commandant and brand ambassador

Aug 31, 2016
The force has moved a formal proposal in this regard to the Union Home Ministry. After getting required sanctions, Sindhu will be honoured and presented the rank badges and camouflage combat fatigues of the CRPF at a ceremonial event.

Union Cabinet approves dissolution of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited

Aug 31, 2016
The Union Cabinet on 31 August 2016 approved the proposal for dissolution of Central Inland Water Transport Corporation Limited (CIWTC).

West Bengal to be renamed as Bangal in Hindi and Bengal in English

Aug 31, 2016
In 2011, the State Government had sent a proposal to the Union Government for renaming West Bengal as Paschim Bango. However, the proposal never received a green signal.

Man Kaur, 100-year-old athlete from India, wins Gold Medal at Masters Games

Aug 31, 2016
Kaur from Chandigarh, the only female competitor in her age category at the competition for older athletes, took a minute-and-a-half to cross the finish line in Vancouver.

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s London Olympics bronze medal upgraded to silver

Aug 31, 2016
The medal was upgraded after second-place finisher late Besik Kudukhov of Russia was stripped off his medal for failing a dope test.

PM Modi launches first phase of SAUNI project in Jamnagar, Gujarat

Aug 30, 2016
The 12000 crore rupees project will fill up nearly 115 dams of Saurashtra region which faces shortage of water for irrigation and drinking purposes.

Nico Rosberg wins 2016 Belgian Grand Prix

Aug 30, 2016
It was Rosberg’s first ever win at Spa and sixth of the 2016 season. This win has narrowed the gap between Hamilton and him to nine points in the championship standings.

Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection submits report to MHA

Aug 30, 2016
The committee was formed to suggest ways to strengthen the border protection along the border with Pakistan and address the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing along Indo-Pakistan border.

Padma Sachdev gets Saraswati Samman for year 2015

Aug 30, 2016
Sachdev, who is the first women poet in Dogri language, has been a recipient of Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971 for her poetry book 'Meri Kavita Mere Geet’.

India, US signed LEMOA

Aug 30, 2016
The agreement does not allow each nation to set up bases on the other, but to use bases and equipment only for operating together when they choose to.

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