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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 17 August 2016

Aug 17, 2016 20:01 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like First National Conference of Investigating Agencies, ICC Rankings and corruption probe against Dilma Rousseff among others.

•    These many cities were selected for infrastructure development under the Smart Ganga City Scheme of the Union Government – 10 cities

•    He headed the NGT committee to assess the damage caused by the World Culture Festival of Art of Living Foundation to the Yamuna flood plain in March 2016 - Shashi Shekhar

•    This city is hosting the SAARC Youth Parliamentarians Conference on Peace and Harmony for Development 2016 - Islamabad

•    The only Indian cricketer who figured in the Top 10 Test Player Rankings of the ICC - Ajinkya Rahane

•    A Federal Supreme Court justice authorized corruption probe against Dilma Rousseff. She is the president of – Brazil

•    This city hosted the 1st National Conference of Investigating Agencies – New Delhi

•    Malayalam script writer who died in August 2016 and won the state film award for best screenplay in 1996 for the film Kanakkinavu- T A Rasaq

•    Unilever, the parent company of Hindustan Unilever (HUL), in August 2016 acquired- Blueair

•    Person who bagged the APJ Abdul Kalam Award for meritorious services in the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu- P Shanmugam

•    Hollywood actress who starred as Eva in 1958 film The Gun Runners and passed away in August 2016- Gita Hall

•    The renowned Punjabi writer and Jnanpith awardee who passed away recently is - Gurdial Singh

•    The Indian music composer who was recently honoured with the Tamil Ratna Award is - A R Rahman

•    The former FIFA president and IOC member who died recently is - Joao Havelange

•    The American artistic gymnast who won gold in the Floor Exercise event at Rio Olympics is - Simone Biles

•    The Indian tennis doubles pair who won the Abierto Mexicano Los Cabos title is - Purav Raja and Divij Sharan

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