Aug 30 2016 

  • Defene minister Manohar Parrikar and US Defence secretary Ashton Carter signed the ‘Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement’ (LEMOA). India and US will use military assets and bases 
  • The European Union on Tuesday ordered US IT giant Apple to pay 13 billion euros in back taxes in Ireland 
  • Wrestler Yogeshwar dutt’s Bronze medal won at London Olympics to be upgraded to silver medal as Russian silver medalist Besik Kudukhov was tested positive for a band substance
  • International paralympic Committee has banned Russia from 2018 Winter olympics to be held pyeongchang, South korea
  • Tata capital, the financial services arm of the Tata group,  has signed Memorandum of understanding with confederation of Indian industry to partner with them in the small medium enterprises, finance facilitation centre initiative 
  • The govt in consultation with the RBI decided to issue the 5th tranche is sovereign gold bonds next month 
  • India is third largest investor in Britain after US and China 
  • SBI MUTUAL FUNDS has appointed Anuradha Rao as it’s new managing director 
  • Hurricane Madeline is heading towards Hawaii 
  • Indian postal, the country’s official postal service, is set to release a special postal and numismatic cover to commemorate the canonisation of Mother Teresa 
  • Prime minister narendra modi inaugurated ambitious Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (Sauni) project. It is ambitious project of gujarat govt to fill up 115 dams of parched Saurashtra region with excess flood water of sardar sarovar dam across the Narmada river through a network of canal and pipeline 
  • Committee headed by retired justice S N Dhingra will look in to the probe of land deals in gurgaon which includes land deal between Robert Vadra and realty major DLF 
  • INDIA and US have signed a framework for cyber relations in the sidelines of the second bilateral strategic and commercial dialogue in New Delhi 
  • Amazon launches online telugu book store, its eighth dedicated  Indian language on  Amazon book store after hindi, kannada, marathi, Malaysia, gujarat, bengali and tamil 
  • P V Sindhu has been appointed as honorary commandant of CRPF 
  • Haryana and Telangana govt ratifies GST 
  • West Bengal a assembly has passed resolution to rename the state as ‘Bangla’ in bengali and Bengal in English 
  • Maharastra govt has unveiled the Mumbai – Nagpur super communication expressway
  • Madhukar gupta committee on border protecting has submitted is report tu home minister rajnath singh 
  • Nico rosberg wins Belgian grand prix 2016
  • Padma sachdev was awarded with saraswati samman 2015 for her autobiography ‘Chitt-Chete in dogri language 
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