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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 16 August 2016

Aug 16, 2016 19:28 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like world's first quantum satellite, India’s first BIO-CNG plant, Rio 2016 Olympic Games and new Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court among others.

•    India’s first BIO-CNG plant was inaugurated in – Pune

•    The National Committee on Trade Facilitation that was constituted is related to this international organisation – World Trade Organisation

•    This Great Britain player won the gold medal in men’s singles tennis category in Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Andy Murray

•    India’s facility to produce Nickel metal of LME grade from primary resource was launched by Hindustan Copper Limited at - Ghatsila in Jharkhand

•    Woman appointed as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court in August 2016 -  Manjula Chellur

•    Eminent poet and lyricist who passed away in August 2016 and penned a novel titled Silk City in Tamil- Na Muthukumar

•    Union Bank of India (UBI) in August 2016 launched an Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) based mobile app named- *99# Mobile Application

•    China in August 2016 launched the world's first quantum satellite named- Quantum Experiments at Space Scaler (QUESS) satellite

•    The cycler who won gold in Men's omnium track cycling at Rio Olympics is - Elia Viviani

•    The head of Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha who died recently is - Pramukh Swami Maharaj

•    The sprinter who won the in men’s 100-metre final at the Rio Olympics is – Usain Bolt

•    The hammer thrower who created a world record of 82.29m in women’s hammer throw to win gold at Rio Olympics is - Anita Wlodarczyk

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