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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 2 August 2016

Aug 2, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like NDRF station at Sudumbare village of Pune, Book R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs and Narsingh Yadav among others.

  • The 1979-batch IRS officer of the I-T cadre who taken over as the Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes is - Rani Singh Nair
  • The Indian translator who won the 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants for English translation of Hindi novel Simsim by Geet Chaturvedi is - Anita Gopalan
  • Person named as the President of Microsoft India by the parent company Microsoft Inc in August 2016 - Anant Maheshwari
  • Person appointed as the Managing Director of Mondelez International's India Business in August 2016 - Deepak Iyer
  • Bill passed by Lok Sabha in August 2016 for reconstruction of Financial Assets - Enforcement of Security Interest & Recovery of Debts Laws & Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016
  • National Disaster Response Force Director General, OP Singh laid the foundation stone for a permanent NDRF station at Sudumbare village of - Pune
  • The far eastern border district of Afghanistan that was declared free of Islamic State militants after a month long offensive is - Kot district in Nangarhar province
  • Aadi Perukku festival, celebrated on 18th of Aadi month in Tamil calendar year in gratitude to water bodies especially Cauvery River, is being celebrated today with traditional gaiety in - Tamil Nadu
  • The country that enforced a new legislation that grants sweeping powers to its National Security Council (NSC) is – Malaysia
  • The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in Parliament wants to establish the National Institute of Technology in - Andhra Pradesh
  • Book R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs is authored by - Chaitanya Padukone
  • The Olympic bound wrestler who was given clean chit by National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) and can now participate in Rio Olympics beginning on 5 August 2016 is - Narsingh Yadav
  • She won the women’s singles title in the 2016 Rogers Cup - Simona Halep
  • He won the men’s singles title in the 2016 Rogers Cup - Novak Djokovic
  • The team defeated by Patna Pirates that won the fourth edition of Pro Kabaddi League is - Jaipur Pink Panthers
  • The team that won the fourth edition of Pro Kabaddi League is - Patna Pirates

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