Aug 31 2016 

  • Gujarat became first state to distribute 2 crore LED  bulbs under Unnat Jyothi by affordable LEDs for all (UJALA) scheme 
  • National payments cooperation of India (NPCI)  has launched Bharath bill payment system, it will allow payment for every day utility services like electricity, water, phone bills etc
  • Aishwarya rajnikanth dhanush Indian film  director has been appointed as UN’s women’s advocate for gender equality and women’s empowerment in India 
  • Irfan khan is honoured with entertainer of the year award by CNBC-TV18 
  • Man Kaur 100 year old women athlete from India won gold medal at the American masters games in the 100 Metre dash 
  • According to RBI’s 2016-17 report India’s economy is likely to grow up to 7.6%
  • Media giant Sony pictures networks India has decided to acquire Ten Sports network for 385  million dollar 
  • UP tops list of honour killings 
  • The supreme court quashed the CPM – led West Bengal governments decision to acquire about 1000 acres of tata’s Nano car plant at ‘Singur’  West Bengal 
  • The Maldives government issued arrest warrant for ex-president Mohamed Nasheed 
  • Jawaharlal Nehru established The national herald and navjivan will resume publication in coming months with publishing house associated journals Ltd. 
  • Brazil’s Dilma Rousseff was stripped of the country’s president post in a Senate impeachment 
  • French climate negotiator Laurence Tubiana has become a new governing Council member of The energy and resources institute (TERI) 
  • Typhoon lionrock kills 9 persons in Japan 
  • Olympic legendary Gymnast Vera Caslavska passed away 
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