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  • Aug 15, 2016
  • 1 August 12: International Youth Day [ Important Days ]

    International Youth day observed on 12 August annually. International Youth day is an awareness day selected by the United Nations. The first International Youth Day observed on 12 August, 2000.


    • The aim of this day is to draw attention to a given set of cultural and le

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  • 2 Government Launches Data Bank Portal of MSMEs [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union Minister of Finance & Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley launched two important initiatives of the Union Ministry of MSME such as: MSME Databank Portal and Online Finance Facilitation Web Portal.

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  • 3 Assam Becomes First State to Pass the Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014 [ Bills ]

    Assam became the first state to pass the constitution amendment bill on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as the assembly consistently passed the bill in India. This bill approved by state cabinet.

    Provision Bill:

    • This bill will have two components keeping in mind the federal

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  • 4 Assam Government Launches Rhino Horn Verification Process [ Policy/Governance ]

    Assam government has been launches verification process of rhino horns. Since 1980, stored in various treasuries of Assam. Recently, this government instituted a committee to verify genuineness of the rhino horn. Since 1980, it recovered in last three decades and stored in differ

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  • 5 NHAI Inks MoU with IIT-Kharagpur [ Policy/Governance ]

    (NHAI) National Highways Authority of India has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with IIT-Kharagpur. The MOU sign for the research project on Laboratory and Field investigations on Paneled Cement Concrete Pavements for Highways.

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  • Aug 12, 2016
  • 1 Government Constitutes Amitabh Kant Committee to Review E-Commerce Rules [ Committees/Govt. Bodies ]

    Union Government has constitutes Amitabh Kant committee to review e- commerce rules. Four states including Maharashtra and Karnataka will also be the members of the committee. The committee would suggest ways to further promote the growth of the sector.

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  • 2 CCEA Gives Nod to Development of AUSC Technology for Thermal Power Plants [ Economy ]

    CCEA given approval for the development of AUSC technology for the thermal power plants. For the research and development project 900 crore rupees grant spread over three years for the development of AUSC technology for thermal power plants was approved by CCEA.

    CCEA: Cabinet C

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  • 3 Rio 2016: Michael Phelps Wins Men’S 200m Individual Medley for 22nd Gold [ Sports ]

    Michael Phelps grabbed a dominant victory in the 200m individual medley in Rio 2016 game at Rio de Janeiro. He became the third Olympian to win the same individual event at four straight in Rio 2016 game.

    • In Rio de Janerio

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  • 4 Pakistani Cricketer Hanif Mohammed is No More [ Sports ]

    Pakistani former captain and batsman Hanif Mohammed passed away at the age of 81, due to prolonged battle with lung cancer. He held the record for the longest innings in Test cricket. He was a cricketer of Pakistan.

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  • 5 Union Cabinet Approves Liberalization of FDI Norms for NBFCs [ Policy/Governance ]

    Union cabinet approval to amend regulation for foreign direct investment in the non-banking finance companies (NBFCs). The government has annoused liberalisation in eight sectors including defense and civil aviation sectors.

    • Since November 2015, this is the third major relaxati

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  • Aug 11, 2016
  • 1 Monsoon’S Impact on Indian Economy [ Economy ]

    Monsoons play a very essential role in Indian economy. Indian economy is based on Industrial sector and agriculture. A good monsoon is favourable for farmers while poor and insufficient rain fall cause the crop failure. 70 % of the people are directly related with farming.

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  • 2 China Launches Gaofen-3 High-Resolution Radar Imaging Satellite [ Science/Technology ]

    China has launched a Gaofen-3 new high-resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) imaging satellite. This satellite launched from the Taiyuan Satellite Launch Centre in northern Shanxi Province.

    Key details:

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  • 3 Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and South Africa in the Field of Tourism [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    Union Cabinet has given approval for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and South Africa for cooperation in the field of tourism. Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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  • 4 K M Hanumantharayappa Assumes Charge as Chairman of Central Silk Board [ Policy/Governance ]

    K M Hanumantharayappa assumed charged as a chairman of Central Silk Board by the Union Ministry of Textiles. K M Hanumantharayappa is the 25th Chairman of the central silk board. He succeeds N S Bissegowda. He is a sericulturist and weaver. He is a senior political leader of Bhar

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  • 5 Lok Sabha Passes Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 [ Policy/Governance ]

    Lok Sabha passes Taxation Law (Amendment) Bill 2016, to provide tax incentives in certain commercial sectors. This bill seeks to amend Income Tax act, 1961 and Customs Tariff Act, 1975.


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  • Aug 10, 2016
  • 1 Government: NPA of Commercial Banks Increased by Around 4% [ Economy ]

    Government announced the Non-Performing Assets (NPA) of commercial banks have increased around by 4 % in last year (March 2015 to March 2016). Union Minister of State for Finance Santosh Gangwar has announced in Rajya sabha.

    Key Details:

    • In March 2015 the NPA of bank was 5.43

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  • 2 India Seeks Help of US and European Countries to Crack Pakistan Terror Fund Trail [ Economy ]

    India approached to selects United States and European countries, which are the parts of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to crack terror fund trail details from Pakistan. Terror fund trail of Pakistan includes Al Rehmat Trust from Pakistan.

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  • 3 Manipur’S Iron Lady Irom Sharmila Ends 16-Year-Long Hunger Strike [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila broken her fast on 9 August 2016. Irom Sharmila has ended a 16 year hunger strike against a controversial law in the country. She said that she wants to become the chief minister of Manipur to take positive steps for the state.

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  • 4 South China Sea Dispute [ International Relations/Organizations ]

    South China Sea disputes involve both Island and maritime claims. China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei all country has competing this claim over territory in the South China Sea.

    Key Details:

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  • 5 105,630 Govt Schools in India Have Just One Teacher [ Education ]

    The number of government elementary and secondary schools in India which are run by a single teacher. According to the Parliament 105,630 government schools have a just one teacher in India.

    Key Details:

    • As per the RTE guidelines there has to be one teacher for every 30 to 35

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  • Aug 9, 2016
  • 1 2nd National Handloom Day Celebrated in Varansi [ Important Days ]

    Second National Handloom Day celebrated on August 7 in all over country. Union ministry of textiles marked the 2nd National Handloom Day with the number of event in Varansi. Smriti Zubin Irani was the Chief Guest on the occasion.

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  • 2 Telangana Signs MoU with ISRO for Water Resources Info System [ Policy/Governance ]

    Telangana Irrigation Department signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Indian Space Research Organisation. This agreement sign for the setting up a Telangana Water Resources Information System (TWRIS) on the ‘Bhuvan’ web portal.


    • The objective is to cap

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  • 3 Odisha Government Launches Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana [ Govt. Schemes/Projects ]

    Odisha government launched a Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana for a special assistance scheme for elderly weavers to mark the second National Handlooms Day. This scheme has been launched by Naveen Patnaik CM of Odisha.

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  • 4 WII to House India’S First Tiger Repository [ Economy ]

    Under the Wildlife Institute of India’s new Tiger Cell WII will house the country’s first repository on tigers. They worked with the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) on tiger conservation and population estimation and in the process we have created a vast database.


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  • 5 Abhijeet Gupta Wins Commonwealth Chess Championship in Colombo [ Sports ]

    Abhijeet Gupta retaining the 20th Commonwealth Chess championship crown 2016 held in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He is a Grandmaster and former world junior champion in Chess. All the medals in the senior category were won by the Indians players.

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  • 6 Rio 2016: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar Becomes First Indian to Qualify for Vault Finals [ Sports ]

    Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar scripted history in Rio Olympics 2016. She became the India’s first woman Artistic gymnast. The total score of Dipa Karmakar is 52.698 points in Rio 2016.

    • Dipa Karmakar will be the first Indian gymnast to qualify for the Olympics in 52 years.
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  • 7 Endosulfan Causes DNA Damage in Animals: Study [ Science/Technology ]

    First time, researchers in India have found that mice and rats exposed to endosulphan suffer from DNA damage and genomic instability and reduced DNA damage response. The research has been made available by a team of researchers led by Prof. Sathees Raghavan from the Department of

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  • 8 August 9: International Day of the World’S Indigenous People [ Important Days ]

    United Nations (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9. International Day of the World’s Indigenous People was first marked by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

    • Right of indigenous peoples to education is also protected by a num

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  • Aug 9, 2016
  • 1 PM Narendra Modi Releases Theme Song for Tiranga Yatra to Mark 70 Years of Independence [ Policy/Governance ]

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a theme song ‘70 Saal Azadi Yaad Karo Kurbani′ for Tiranga Yatra being organised to mark the 70th anniversary of Independence day of India. The song 70 Saal Azadi Yaad Karo Kurbani composed by Dr. Ghazal Srinivas.

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  • 2 Rajya Sabha Passes Mental Health Care Bill [ Policy/Governance ]

    Rajya sabha passes a Mental Health care bill to provide better health care facility for people which are suffering from mental illness. Health Minister is J P Nadda. The bill aims is to provide better support and facilities to the people suffering from various kinds of mental ill

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