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CURRENT AFFAIR RECAP - AUGUST 2016


    Health Minister J P Nadda on 5 August 2016 launched a nation-wide programme for promoting breastfeeding - MAA - Mothers’ Absolute Affection


    The 31st Summer Olympic Games officially began on 5 August 2016 with inaugural ceremony held at - the Maracana Stadium in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro

    The 2016 Mohun Bagan Ratna has been conferred on - Syed Nayeemuddin

    The far eastern border district of Afghanistan that was declared free of Islamic State militants after a month long offensive is - Kot district in Nangarhar province

    Aadi Perukku festival, celebrated on 18th of Aadi month in Tamil calendar year in gratitude to water bodies especially Cauvery River, is being celebrated today with traditional gaiety in - Tamil Nadu

    The country that enforced a new legislation that grants sweeping powers to its National Security Council (NSC) is – Malaysia

    The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in Parliament wants to establish the National Institute of Technology in - Andhra Pradesh

    He was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court - Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale

    A skydiver with 18000 jumps, who became first person to jump from 25000 feet (7620 meters) without a parachute or a wing suit - Luke Aikins

    India’s flag bearer during parade at 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony - Abhinav Bindra

    Person appointed as the Head of Online and E-commerce of Lenovo India in August 2016 - Rajesh Thadani

    Indian State that signed MoU with Japan to develop food value chain in the state - Andhra Pradesh

    Book titled India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears is authored by - Ravi Velloor

    Intelligence and security agency of India that was added to the Second Schedule of the RTI Act, 2005 leading to its exemption from the purview of the Act - Strategic Forces Command (SFC)

    International Kabaddi Federation on 31 July 2016 selected a country to host The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup – India

    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off maiden broad-gauge train service between Agartala and Delhi - ‘Tripura Sundari Express’

    The 47-day-long annual monsoon trawling ban from venturing into the Arabian Sea was lifted midnight 31 July 2016 in - Kerala

    The Tamil Nadu Assembly on 1 August 2016 unanimously passed a resolution to rename the Madras High Court as - the Tamil Nadu High Court

    The typhoon that is expected to hit south China's Guangdong Provinceis - Typhoon Nida

    The AIADMK Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha who was expelled from the primary membership of the party by AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa is - Sasikala Pushpa

    The state’s Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary education has decided to delete a lesson based on Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova from the next edition of a school textbook is - Goa

    He lit the 2016 Olympic cauldron - Vanderlei de Lima

    They were elected as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat - Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel respectively

    The Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), an autonomous organization under Government of India's Ministry of Culture, has organized a 64-day-long theatre festival in - Kolkata

    The country that has decided not to host the European Road Cycling Championships, planned for 14 to 18 September 2016, for security reasons is - France

    Olympics 2016 opens with a glittering ceremony in Rio De Janerio, with the theme - Peace and Environment

    The country banned the Pokemon Go app because of unspecified security concerns - Iran

    The theme of the World Breastfeeding Week 2016 is - Breastfeeding: A key to Sustainable Development

    Former Meghalaya Chief Secretary who Was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner of Meghalaya is - P B O Warjri

    The founder of Slingbox, a TV streaming media device, who died recently is - Blake Krikorian



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