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CURRENT AFFAIR RECAP - 17 AUGUST 2016


•    Malayalam script writer who died in August 2016 and won the state film award for best screenplay in 1996 for the film Kanakkinavu - T A Rasaq


    Unilever, the parent company of Hindustan Unilever (HUL), in August 2016 acquired - Blueair
    The former FIFA president and IOC member who died recently is - Joao Havelange

    The American artistic gymnast who won gold in the Floor Exercise event at Rio Olympics is - Simone Biles

    The Indian tennis doubles pair who won the Abierto Mexicano Los Cabos title is - Purav Raja and Divij Sharan

    This city hosted the 1st National Conference of Investigating Agencies – New Delhi

    Person who bagged the APJ Abdul Kalam Award for meritorious services in the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu - P Shanmugam

    Hollywood actress who starred as Eva in 1958 film The Gun Runners and passed away in August 2016 - Gita Hall

    These many cities were selected for infrastructure development under the Smart Ganga City Scheme of the Union Government – 10 cities

    He headed the NGT committee to assess the damage caused by the World Culture Festival of Art of Living Foundation to the Yamuna flood plain in March 2016 - Shashi Shekhar

    This city is hosting the SAARC Youth Parliamentarians Conference on Peace and Harmony for Development 2016 - Islamabad

    The only Indian cricketer who figured in the Top 10 Test Player Rankings of the ICC - Ajinkya Rahane

    A Federal Supreme Court justice authorized corruption probe against Dilma Rousseff. She is the president of – Brazil

    The renowned Punjabi writer and Jnanpith awardee who passed away recently is - Gurdial Singh

    The Indian music composer who was recently honored with the Tamil Ratna Award is - A R Rahman






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