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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 11 August 2016

Aug 11, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant, 2016 Rio Olympics, and Chinese satellite for the protection of its maritime rights among others.

•    Unit 1 of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant was recently dedicated to nation. The reactors of the plant are built jointly by - Russia’s Atomstroyexport company and India’s Nuclear Power Corporation of India

•    Kazakhstan’s swimmer who won men's 200m breaststroke swimming event at the Rio Olympics is - Dmitriy Balandin

•    Indian music composer will honour legendary carnatic vocalist M. S. Subbulakshmi at the United Nations on 15 August 2016 at the United Nations General Assembly is - A.R. Rahman

•    Kazhakstan’s weightlifter who won gold medal of the men's 77kg weightlifting class at the Rio Olympic Gamess - Azerbaijan

•    Satellite launched by China in August 2016 for the protection of its maritime rights is - Gaofen-3

•    Lok Sabha in August 2016 passed which Bill to reduce litigation in cases of disputes arising over compensation to workers- The Employee’s Compensation (Amendment) Bill, 2016

•    NITI Aayog in August 2016 signed agreement to set up web portal on energy data with- United States (US) Energy Information Administration (EIA)

•    The estimated cost of the R&D project for development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) Technology for Thermal Power Plants that was approved by CCEA is - 1554 crore rupees

•    The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in Lok Sabha seeks to amend the Income Tax Act of the year - 1961

•    The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed in Lok Sabha seeks to amend the Customs Tariff Act of the year - 1975

•    He will head the Rhino Horn Verification Committee that was constituted by Assam Government to verify the genuineness of the rhino horns stored in various treasuries of the state since three decades - Mohan Chandra Malakar

•    Union Cabinet approved the amendments made to the Maternity Benefits Act which aims to raise maternity leave for women from 12 weeks to - 26 weeks

•    The 'Early Childhood Care and Education' policy notified by Union Government aims to achieve holistic development of children below - Six years of age

•    The port city that is threatened by the Wildfires in southern France that forced to evacuation - Marseille

•    The 109th martyrdom day of a freedom fighter was observed in different parts of West Bengal today with solemnity - Khudiram Bose

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