Sep 08 2016 

  • East Asia and ASEAN  summit 2016 is held at Vientiane, Laos. 
  • Transgender Bishesh Huierm will compete in the miss International Beauty Queen event in Thailand. She is from Manipur 
  • US swimmer Ryan Locthe has been suspended for 10 months following his bogus gunpoint robbery story during a drunken night out at rio olympics 
  • Zuckerberg’s philanthropic arm Chan Zuckerberg initiative invests in education – tech startup Byju’s 
  • ICICI Bank the country’s largest private sector bank, announced the introduction of software robots which promise to cut response time by customers by 60% and increase accuracy to 100%
  • President Pranab Mukherjee gives nod to constitution amendment bill on GST (GOODS AND SERVICES TAX BILL) 
  • IIT, TERI (The Energy Resources Institute) join hands with the Netherlands Universities to set set up sewage treatment plans to clean the river Yamuna 
  • Cricketer turned politician Navjot singh sidhu launched new political front, Awaaz-e-Punjab 
  • PRABAL DOSTYK – 16 is joint military exercise between India and Kazakhstan 
  • The UN charter was recently translated to Sanskrit language 
  • WHO declares India as YAWS free country. It is caused by bacteria 
  • ISRO launched advanced weather satellite INSAT-3DR
  • 8th September is celebrated as international literacy day. Reading the past writing the future is the theme of international literacy day 
  • Over 15 crore LEDS distributed under UJALA scheme 
  • Centre announces special financial package for Andhra Pradesh 
  • Centre approves 450 crores for Swadesh darshan scheme 
  • Jayant Purushottam Gokhale is new director of syndicate bank 
  • Canara bank has been awarded with the Dun and Bradstreet Banking awards 2016 
  • Summer paralympics 2016 begins at rio 
  • India signs open air pact worth Greece 
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