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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 10 August 2016

Aug 10, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like 2016 Rio Olympics, end of world’s longest hunger strike, and Carnatic vocalist to be honoured at the United Nations among others.

•    The Iron Lady of Manipur, who ended her 16-year-long hunger strike outside the Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences in Imphal, Manipur is - Irom Chanu Sharmila

•    The legendary Carnatic vocalist who will be honoured at the United Nations on India’s 70th Independence Day by A.R. Rahman is - M. S. Subbulakshmi

•    Dinesh Kumar Khara has been appointed as the Managing Director of - State Bank of India

•    The American swimmer who recently won his/her 21st Olympic gold Medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro is - Michael Phelps

•    Pawan Munjal has been reappointed as the CMD and CEO of - Hero MotoCorp

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently launched 70 Saal Azaadi Yaad Karo Kurbani programme at - Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh

•    The initiative under which Odisha Crime Branch traced 1051 missing and destitute children - Operation Muskan-2

•    The country with which Russia has agreed to restore bilateral relations and end the economic sanctions is – Turkey  

•    She became the first Brazilian to win a Gold medal at 2016 Rio Olympics - Judoka Rafaela Silva

•    He won the gold medal of Judo in 73kg category at 2016 Rio Olympics - Shohei Ono, Japan

•    High Court of the state issued directions to the Election Commission that teacher should not be deployed for poll duty during examinations - Uttar Pradesh

•    The state that decided to increase tax rates on diesel by one percent and petrol by 1.5 percent  is – Bihar

•    United Nation member states have reached on an agreement ahead of the first-ever summit on addressing the large movements of refugees and migrants to be held in September 2016 in - New York

•    Parliament of the country has passed legislation that will prohibit police from providing information to the media without government permission - Egypt

•    The country that discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China's runways and military installations across the vital trade route is – Vietnam

•    Person appointed as the Managing Director of Max Hypermarkets India in August 2016 - Rajeev Krishnan

•    Yesteryear Tamil actress who passed away in August 2016 and was part of Hindi films like Pistolwali (1972), Rani Aur Jaani (1973) - Jyothilakshmi

•    Veteran film producer, script and screenplay writer who passed away in August 2016 and wrote dialogues for Sivaji starrer Avanthan Manithan- Panchu Arunachalam

•    Person who assumed the charge as the Chairman of Central Silk Board, Union Ministry of Textiles in August 2016- K M Hanumantharayappa

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