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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 19 August 2016

Aug 19, 2016 20:01 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like short-term route agreement with Bangladesh, 2016 Rio Olympics and Bharatiya Mahila Bank among others.

•    This entity was incorporated as the first PSU under the Department of Posts - India Post Payments Bank Limited

•    This web portal was launched by the Union Government for e-bidding and e-reverse auction for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) in transmission projects - e-Trans

•    The State Bank of India Board approved merger of this bank with itself - Bharatiya Mahila Bank

•    This Jamaican athlete won the men’s 200m gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics – Usain Bolt

•    The international quasi-judicial body that recently banned wrestler Narsingh Yadav for four years following an appeal by World Anti-Doping Agency is - Court of Arbitration for Sport

•    She became the first Indian badminton player to enter the women’s singles finals in Olympics - P V Sindhu

•    The Union Ministry of Power launched the e-bidding portal DEEP for - Medium term purchase of power

•    The Union Ministry of Power launched the TARANG Mobile App to - Track power transmission projects

•    It is with this country India signed a short-term route agreement to route petroleum products – Bangladesh

•    He was selected for 2016 Sangeet Martand Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award - Shiv Kumar Sharma

•    The state government that will confer Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik with Rani Laxmi Bai Award for winning a medal in Rio Olympics is - Uttar Pradesh

•    The Indian female wrestler who won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category at the Olympic Games in Rio is - Sakshi Malik

•    The world’s largest airship that recently made its maiden voyage in England is - Airlander 10

•    The theme of the World Humanitarian Day that was observed on 19 August 2016 was - One Humanity

•    The Court of Arbitration for Sport recently banned wrestler Narsingh Yadav for four years following an appeal by World Anti-Doping Agency. The Court of Arbitration for Sport is located at - Lausanne, Switzerland

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