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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 22 August 2016

Aug 22, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like new species of eel, Gymnothorax indicus, Turga hydel project and 25th Vyas Samman among others.

•    This country accounted for the highest share of tourist arrival in India – Bangladesh

•    1000 MW Turga hydel project that was approved by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) will be located in – West Bengal

•    Former international umpire who passed away in August 2016- Subrata Banerjee

•    The Odia actor and director who died in August 2016 and began his career with the movie Kedar Gouri in 1954- Gobind Tej

•    Person appointed as India's Ambassador to Georgia in August 2016- Yogeshwar Sangwan

•    Author awarded with the prestigious 25th Vyas Samman 2015- Sunita Jain

•    BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) women parliamentarians’ forum on 21 August 2016 ended at Jaipur with the passage of - the Jaipur Declaration

•    He was appointed as the 24th governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) - Dr. Urjit R Patel

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today jointly tele-inaugurated the Stor Palace in Kabul that was renovated under a tripartite agreement between - Aga Khan Development Network, Government of Afghanistan and the Union Government

•    The President of Indian Olympic Association was recently awarded the Olympic Order for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement is - N. Ramachandran

•    The Indian actor chosen for the prestigious Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight in the National Order Arts and Letters) is - Kamal Haasan

•    The country that topped the medal table at the 2016 Summer Olympics recently concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is - The United States

•    Name of the all-in-one virtual reality solution launched by Intel to create merged reality is - Alloy

•    A group of researchers discovered a new species of eel, Gymnothorax indicus, from - Bay of Bengal

•    Pink Bollworm pest that has been in news primarily affects – Cotton

•    He authored the book Life In Diplomacy - M K Rasgotra

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