Category Archives: August 2016

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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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 

Aug 29  2016

  • ATV 02 is used to launch supersonic combustion Ramjet engine scramjet 
  • Japan scientists have detected a rare earth deep tremor known as an S wave microseism 
  • Agnieszka radwanska won women’s singles connecticut open title 2016 
  • Sania mirza and Monica niculescu won women’s doubles connecticut open title 2016 
  • R Muthukumaraswamy is appointed as advocate general of tamil nadu 
  • A committee headed by ratan P watal will suggest steps to promote card payments 
  • India is ranked 77th in world risk index 2016 
  • Mukesh mehta is appointed as president of India bullion and  jewellers association 2016
  • International day against nuclear tests observed on 29th August 
  • Doha bank opens its branch in kerala 
  • Pakistan to host 19th SAARC summit in Islamabad 
  • Mbah Gotho of Indonesia is expected to be world’s oldest man. Acc to Malaysian officials he is 145 years old 
  • China has launched cargo train to Russia 
  • Prakash javedkar inaugurates IIT Dharwad 
  • P V Sindhu, Sakshi Malik, Dipa Karmakar and jitu rai will receive Rajiv Gandhi khel ratna award 
  • Prime minister narendra modi held  talk with myanmarese president U Htin Kyaw 
  • Power grid to electrify 1000 kilometre of railway tracks in the country
  • National sports day is celebrated on 29th August to mark birthday of Dhyan Chand

    Aug 28 2016 

    • Air India is the first Indian carrier to Operate in Pacific region
    • The union  govt has decided to give 2000 crore package for displaced peoples of Pakistan occupied kashmir 
    • A committee for poverty alleviation has been constituted by prime minister narendra modi , Committee consists of CM of MP shivraj singh chouhan, CM of maharastra devendra fadnavis, CM of jharkhand Raghubar day and BJP vice president Vinay Sahastrabhuddi 
    • Sakshi tiwari a 9th standard girl from Mumbai got Playground from PMO India 
    • Bharath ratna Sachin Tendulkar gifted BMW car to olympics  silver medalist P V Sindhu,Olympics bronze medalist  Sakshi Malik, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach P Gopichand 
    • ISRO launched indigenously developed scramjet or the air breathing engine, it was launched from isro’s launch station satish dhawan Space centre sriharikota 
    • Prime minister narendra modi has told to set up a task force to prepare the action plan for next three olympics 

    Aug 27 2016

    • Italy has declared state of emergency in the regions worst hit with earthquake
    • India ranks 77 in world risk index. It is published by UNU institute for environment and human security
    • 14th edition is pravasi divas to be held in Bangalore
    • West Bengal CM mamta banerjee unveils Bronze statue of mother Teresa in West Bengal
    • Myanmar president Hutin Kyaw has arrived at Bodh Gaya in Bihar
    • Saketh myneni qualified for US open tennis tournament
    • Duran cup begins, is associated with football
    • T-20 cricket series between India and West indies is to be played in USA
    • POSCO ( The protection of children from sexual offence)  e-box is an online complaint management system for reporting sexual offence against childrens
    • Karnataka bank has launched KBL -SMARTz app, its not on unified payments interface platform
    • World Bank has sanctioned 980 crores to dredge the brahmaputra river
    • Women’s are allowed to enter in to the inner sanctum of Haji Ali  dargah Mumbai

    Aug 26 2016 

    • Cristiano Ronaldo won UEFA European player of the year award by defeating Antonie griezman and Gareth bale. Ada hagerberg won UEFA women’s European player of the year award 
    • Tesla motors is world’s most innovative company for the year   20 16
    • Hyderabad inaugurated first children’s court 
    • Dhirendranath brahma famous painter passed away 
    • Thongchaii Jaidee has been  voted as hilton Asian tour golfer of the month July 
    • Abhinav bindra has been named to head five members Committee to probe the shooters  ‘rio games debacle’ 
    • France to examine plea on burkini ban 
    • Himachal pradesh fixed a target of planting over 1 crore saplings 
    • G sateesh reddy is conferred with first IEI-IEEE award for Ebrington excellence 
    • K K Sreedharan nair former editor of matru bhumi magazine passed away 
    • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated mega food Park in West Bengal 

    Aug 25 2016 

    • The first driverless taxi went into service on Thursday In a limited public trail on streets of Singapore.  
    • A nu Tommy  is the name of  self driving taxi
    • Proxima centauri is the sun’s closest star
    • Srilanka’s cricketer Tilakaratne dilshan has announced retirement from one day international cricket
    • RBI retained the “too big to fail” tag for SBI and ICICI Bank
    • Unified payment interface a payment application by which a recipient can initiate the payment request from smart phone has been made operational
    • India is deploying Brahmos cruise missile in the eastern sector. It is jointly developed by India and Russia. It has a range of 290 Km
    • The centre has banned the depiction of cruelty or  violence towards animals in any form on television,  cable and other broadcasting network
    • The worlds largest aircraft the airlander has suffered damage
    • Govt launches sugamya pustakalaya app for persons with print disabilities.
    • IIT Council clears project vishwajeet. The project aims to assist 7 IITs : Mumbai, Delhi, kharagpur, kanpur, Madras, roorkee and Guwahati  to break in to top 100 universities in d world by 2018 and top 50 by 2020
    • Monsanto withdraws genetically modified cotton seeds from I Indian Market
    • “kisan suvidha”  a app for farmers is launched by punjab CM
    • Rio olympics bronze medal winner Sakshi malik has been made brand ambassador for “beti bachaoo beti padao”  campaign

    Aug 24 2016 

    • The union cabinet cleared the surrogacy (regulation)  bill 2016, banning commercial surrogacy in India
    • Scorpene submarines project is signed by India and France
    • Indian navy’s scorpene submarines combat and stealth capabilities data is leaked
    • IITs to increase intake to 1 lakh by 2020
    • Deepika padukone is the 10th highest paid Hollywood actress
    • President Pranab Mukherjee launches akashwani moitree channel..  It can be heard in both West Bengal and Bangladesh
    • The cabinet approved the revised double taxation avoidance agreement with Cyprus
    • An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 has hit Italy which killed atleast 73 people
    • US postal service will issue diwali stamp
    • Kabaddi world cup to be held in gujarat
    • The district jail at sangareddy in telangana’s medak district has thrown its gates open for everyone to experience prison life for Rs 500 a day

    Aug 23 2016

    • R ashwin has more man of the series in test matches from India
    • Start – up Data Xgen technologies has started a paid email address service in hindi or devanagari
    • P gopichand is the coach of P V Sindhu
    • India is top 7th wealthiest country in d world.. USA is ranked top
    • Pakistan occupied top spot in icc test ranking
    • Krishna pushkaram draws to a spectacular close at pavitra sangamam near vijayawada
    • SAARC youth summit was held in Pakistan
    • Jagadish Mukhi is lieutenant governor of andaman and nicobar

    Aug 22 2016 

    • Bangladesh accounted for highest number of tourist share arriving to India 
    • 1000 MW hydel power project to be built in West Bengal 
    • Gobind tej odia actor and director passed away 
    • BRICS women’s parliamentarians  summit came to end at jaipur with jaipur declaration 
    • Prime minister narendra modi and Afghan counter part ashraf ghani inaugurated the stor  Palace in kabul
    • N Ramachandran the president of Indian olympics association was awarded with Olympic order
    • USA topped the medal tally at rio olympics followed by Britain 
    • Pink bollworm pest attacks cotton 
    • Megastar amitabh bachan hits 22 million followers on twitter
    • Scientists have discovered a new species called EEL a snake like fish in West Bengal 

    Aug 21 2016 

    • Neymer lead Brazil won mens football Olympic gold by defeating Germany       
    •  A two day conference if BRICS women parliamentarians forum ended in jaipur
    • Director gautam ghoshs national award winning film Sankhachil has been selected for the coveted 40 th Montreal world film festival
    • The kaizala app developed by Microsoft is used in ongoing krishna pushkarams
    • Govt allows refugees to open back account
    • Santoor Master pandit shiv kumar sharma has been awarded with sangeet martand ustad chand khan life time achievement award
    • Actor kamal hassan will be awarded with the prestigious Chevalier L’Ordre Arts et Letters or the Knight of order of arts and letters by the French govt
    • Acc to West Bengal govt all houses in bengal will ve power by 2017
    • Dipika pallikal and saurav ghoshal ve win silver medal in the world mixed doubles squash championship
    • R S Sodhi has been appointed as independent director of Indian post payment banks
    • Urjit Patel is 24th RBI governor
    • Marin cilic won cincinati mens open
    • Najma heptulla is appointed as governor of Manipur
    • One belt one Road is related to China
    • Alibaba launches mission million books drive
    • India world’s 3rd largest tech start up after USA and UK
    • Sania mirza and barbora strycova won women’s doubles cincinati open
    • Doha bank opens its first official branch in kerala

    Aug 20 2016

    • Maulana Abdul kalam azad institute of Asian studies of present in salt lake city kolkatta
    • Maharastra to have own law for Internet security
    • Myanmar will support silk Road BCIM ( Bangladesh, China, India and Myanmar) economic corridor
    • Urjit Patel named as the next governor of Reserve bank of India
    • Germany won its first ever Olympic women’s football good by defeating Sweden
    • Indian  Canadian MP bardish chagger has been named as the leader of the govt in Canada’s house of commons

    Aug 19 2016

    • P V sindhu won silver medal in the women’s singles badminton competition  at rio olympics
    • Wrestler narsingh yadav is slapped with four year ban
    • Argentina hockey team win Olympic gold medal by defeating Belgium in finals
    • India ranks a low 39th in terms of fixed broad band adoption among Asia Pacific countries
    • Golden temple of dambulla is present in Sri Lanka
    • H L dattu is national human rights commission chairperson
    • The suit worn by prime minister narendra modi  made Guinness record as the most expensive suit sold in the auction it was sold for 4.31 crore
    • SBI to gain 120 billion with the merger of associates and bharatiya mahila bank
    • Bolt completes treble by winning 4 * 100 metre relay event. With this he has won 9 olympic medals in track a record shared by Carl Lewis

    Aug 18 2016

    • Australia’s Melbourne city has been named the world’s most liveable city for the sixth consecutive year
    • Sachin Tendulkar adopts Donja village in osmanabad district of maharastra
    • World’s largest aircraft the airlander 10 makes its maiden flight at Cardington airfields in Britain
    • World juniors chess championship is held in bhubaneswar
    • P v sindhu is in olympics badminton final
    • Sakshi malik won bronze medal for India in wrestling
    • Centre unveils Internet portal for online tracking of mines
    • India post payments bank set for 2017 start
    • Venezuela is the host country for the years non aligned movement meeting
    • Worlds oldest tigress in the wild  Machhli died in ranthambore national park
    • The worlds longest and highest glass bridge is opened in China
    • Govind tej noted odia film maker and actor passed away
    • Sunita jain is awarded with 25th vyas samman award
    • Usain bolt won 200 metre gold at rio olympics
    • Virender sehwag became MCC Marylebone cricket clubs honorary life time membership
    • Immobile smart keys is initiated by ICICI Bank

    Aug 17 2016

    • India’s foreign secretary is S jaishankar
    • Karnataka govt keen to emulate blood banking app
    • Land identified for setting up a branch of the all India institute of medical science (AIIMS) in Dharwad karnataka
    • The supreme court under 18 from participating in the dahi handi celebrations and limited the height of the human pyramids to 20 feets
    • Najma heptulla is appointed as governor of Manipur
    • V P singh Bandore is punjab governor, banwaarilal purohit us governor of assam,  jagadish Mukhi is lieutenant governor of andaman and nicobar
    • Indians online to hit 730 million by 2020
    • Dipa karmakar and jitu rai nominated for khel ratna award
    • Statue of sister nivedita opened in North Ireland, she was a scotish Irish social worker and disciple of swami vivekananda
    • Govt allows e-KYC for mobile guidelines for mobile connection
    • Majhi kanya bhagyashre scheme is  launched by maharastra govt. Its related to  improve girls child ratio
    • State bank of hyderabad launches its platinum branch in jubilee hills hyderabad

    Aug 16 2016

    • Central leather reassessed institute professor P shanmugam has received Dr A P J Abdul kalam award
    • China has launched world’s first hack proud satellite
    •  A R reheman performed at UN general assembly Hall
    • Switzerland tops global innovation index 2016. India is at 66th pisition

    Aug 15 2016

    • India celebrated its 70th independence day
    • Prime minister narendra modi addressed nation from Red Fort New Delhi
    • Cybathlon 2016 : Event will see amputees using prosthetic limbs to perform daily tasks that we take for granted
    • Dipa karmakar Indian gymnast missed bronze medal by a whisker to finish fourth in the vault finals. She is from tripura
    • Usain bolt won third consecutive 100 metre gold medal at the Olympics becoming the first athlete to do so
    • Andy Murray won gold in tennis category at rio olympics
    • Su-30 aircraft is from Russia
    • Petroleum and natural gas minister dharmendar pradhan launched PMUY (pradhan mantri ujjwal yojana) in West bengal
    • United States won 1000th Olympic gold
    • Kotak mahindra bank has launched innovation labs in bangalore
    • Rail budget is to be merged with general budget

    Aug 14 2016

    • SBI and Korean development bank have signed MOU
    • AMRIT(affordable medicines and reliable implants for treatment) launched by union health minister Nadda at safdarjung hospital new Delhi
    • Havildar hangpan dada has been awarded with ashok chakra
    • Smart ganga city plan launched by Venkaih naidu and uma bharathi
    • Head of boachasanvasi akshar purushottam sanstha pramukh swami maharaj passes away
    • Nirinjan ek is awarded with Shaurya chakra award
    • 10 cities,  these cities are located along the river ganga this programme aims to set up sewage treatment plans and improve drainage network
    • Axis bank and payment company suvidha infoserve have launched nano credit scheme
    • Krishna pushkaram is held on the bank of river krishna in vijayawada

    Aug 13 2016 

    • Fidel castro cubas reformer turns 90
    • Spains Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez won mens doubles tennis olympics good medal
    • The first national conference of investigating agency is launched by rajnath singh
    • Robert De Niro win “heart of Sarajevo”  award for life time achievement
    • Union defence minister launches a week long cultural programme Bharat parv
    • Dipika pallikal won PSA Australian open squash tournament
    • Manjula chellur is appointed as new chief justice of Mumbai high court Bombay high court 
    • Assam becomes first state to ratify GST bill

    Aug 12 2016

    • Dept of science and technology, intel tech, Sine, IIT bombay will support hardware and software based start ups
    • Wipro founder Azim premzi and HCL cofounder shiv nadar are only two Indians to be listed in forbes list of world’s 100 richest people in technology
    • Times and HDFC have launched debit card ‘times points HDFC bank debit card’
    • Madhya pradesh and puduchery have joined UDAY (ujjwal discom assurance yojana) scheme
    • Pakistan parliament has adopted draconian legislation to deal with cyber crimes in d country
    • Aug 12 is celebrated as world elephant day
    • China has launched synthetic aperture radar satellite
    • Finance minister arun jaitely has launched a data bank portal of MSME
    • Aditya Birla Nuva will merge with grasim industries Ltd
    • Fiscal growth for the Financial year 2017  is 7.6 acc to RBI predictions

    Aug 11 2016

    • Women safety app ” I feel safe”  launched by mobile standards alliance of India and nirbhaya jyothi trust
    • Legendary Pakistan batsman Mohammad haneef passes away
    • Dinesh kumar khara is appointed as MD of SBI
    • Project Ananya is launched by syndicate bank
    • Union human resource and development minister prakash javedkar inaugurated IIT at bhilai  chattisgarh
    • NITI AAYOG SIGNED WITH UNITED STATES ENERGY ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

    Aug 10 2016

    • RBL ratnakar bank limited is head quartered in kolhapur
    • China launched high resolution imaging satellite Gaofen-3
    • Booklets titled Mere vichaar is returned by former arunachal pradesh CM Kalikho pul
    • Irom chanu Sharmila is against Armed forces special powers act
    • Aarthi sampath Indian chef won American based reality show Chopped

    Aug 9 2016

    • Former arunachal pradesh CM Kalikho pul commits suicide
    • International monetary fund chief economist is raghu ram rajan
    • Operation smile is is related to campaign to rescue children engaged in begging and child labour
    • Integrated exhibition Cum convention centre is being built at pragathi maidan new Delhi
    • Paul pogba of France signed for a world record fee of 89 million euros. He joined Manchester United leaving juventus
    • Iron lady of manipur Irom sharmila ends 16 year fast.

    Aug 8 2016

    • International paralympic Committee has banned Russian
    • Commonwealth chess championship is won by abhijeet gupta
    • First SAARC young parliamentarians conference is to be held in Islamabad. India ll participate in it. The theme is “Peace and harmony for development”
    • Karnataka emerges as investors favourite destination

    Aug 7 2016

    • Moon express is the first private firm to launch unmanned mission to moon
    • Bangladesh govt has blocked over 30 online portals
    • IIT campus launched at jammu
    • Prime minister narendra modi launched PMO app
    • Aug 7 is national handloom day
    • Takehiko reappointed as Asian development bank president
    • Swaach survekshan or sanitation survey 2016  is launched by Venkaiah naidu it pertains to assessing ranks to 500 cities based on sanitation level and efforts made to curb open defecation

    Aug 6 2016

    •  Mumbai is ranked most expensive city in d country
    •  31st summer olympics opened in rio brazil
    • Dravyawathi a river in rajasthan is to be rejuvenated by tata
    •  Railway geet song on Indian railway is launched by suresh prabhu it goes like this “Indian railways, we love Indian railways”  it’s sung by udit narayan and kavita krishnamurthy
    • Mahim bohra assamese eminent writer died
    • Mumbai is ranked second least expensive city in d world after hanoi
    • MAA- mothers absolute affection is launched by health minister J P Nadda it’s breast feeding programme

    Aug 4 2016

    • China has made worlds first transit elevated bus and named it as Straddling bus
    • SAARC interior ministers conference is taking place in Islamabad
    • China’s online population exceeds more than 710 million
    • Vinod rai former comtroller and auditor general of India is chairman of Bank Board Bureau
    • Indian boxer Vijender Singh is placed 10 in ranking released by World boxing organisation
    • Artist Anita Gopalan has won 2016 pen/Heim translation fund grant award
    • Article 270 of Indian constitution  deals with GST( goods and service tax)
    • Lieutenant governor is the administrative head of Delhi and Delhi continues to be Union territory according to Delhi high court

    Aug 3 2016

    • Wrestler Narsingh Yadav got clearance from United world wrestling to compete in the Rio Olympics
    • Prachanda elected as Nepal PM
    •  Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana is related to constructing houses
    • “Tata Trusts” and the “Global Fund” have joined hands to India health fund
    • Odisha govt to recruit transgender
    • Madras high court to be renamed as Tamil Nadu high court

    Aug 2 2016

    •  International Olympic Committee chief is Thomas Bach
    • Wrestler Narsingh Yadav got clean chit from NADA( national anti doping agency)
    • Typhoon Nida has hit Hong Kong
    • Pushpa kamal Dahal “prachanda”  is set to become Nepal PM
    • Telecom and postal service users can now file complaints with the government directly on social media platform- twitter according to telecom minister Manoj sinha
    • Harry Potter and the cursed child book launched globally.  JK Rowling is the author of the book
    • Talgo train is manufactured by Spain
    • Rajasthan govt has launched an sms based system to monitor mid day meal system 
    • Parliament passes Indian medical Council bill 2016 and the dentist bill 2016
    •  IRCTC ties with mobiKwik
    • Ananth maheshwari is the head of Microsoft India
    • Jana gana mana national anthem if India declared best  anthem of the world by UNESCO
    • 21 rhinos killed in kaziranga national park- Assam due to floods

    Aug 1 2016

    • Jimmy walker won pga gold championship
    • Golfer Jimmy walker won pga gold championship
    • Patna pirates won Pro kabaddi league 2016
    • Eight core sectors of the economy registered a 5.2% growth compared to previous year
    • Assam’s kaziranga national park is famous for one horned rhinoceros
    • Railways minister suresh prabhu laid the foundation stone of the Dhansari-Zubza    broad gauge line at the Dimapur railway station
    • Supreme court seeks subscriber Verification details
    • Phone subscriber details
    • SAARC home ministers summit to take place in Islamabad Pakistan
    • Abnandiben Patel is CM of gujarat
    • Irom chanu Sharmila is fighting for AFSPA(armed forced special powers act) in manipur
    • International organisation for migration to be part of United nation
    • Rani nair becomes chairman of central board of direct taxes
    • Justice Iqbal Ahmed ansari became new chief justice of patna high court