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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 24 August 2016

Aug 24, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like ‘Sugamaya Pustakalaya’ online library, Union Government’s Regional Connectivity Scheme and launch of KN-11 ballistic missile from a submarine, among others

•    Union Government launched ‘Sugamaya Pustakalaya’ online library to serve – Persons with print disabilities

•    This city is hosting a 2-day SAARC Finance Ministers’ Conference – Islamabad

•    He was appointed as the head of the task force by the Union Government to study the structure of organised Group A Central services – T Jacob

•    This company acquired the cement business of Reliance Infrastructure Ltd – Birla Corporation Limited

•    Indian-origin politician Sellapan Ramanathan died recently. He was the former president of – Singapore

•    This State Government issued a draft notification for creation of 17 new districts – Telangana

•    This Indian tennis player topped the WTA women’s doubles ranking – Sania Mirza

•    Airport Authority of India in August 2016 signed a MOU with which state for successful launch of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of the Union Government- Maharashtra

•    International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition is observed globally on- 23 August

•    India is ranked at which place in The W10 report 2016 released by New World Wealth- Seventh

•    State that launched the DNA Index System for DNA profiling of criminals in August 2016- Andhra Pradesh

•    This country launched the KN-11 ballistic missile from a submarine in Sea of Japan – North Korea

•    The country that will not compete at September’s Paralympics in Rio after losing an appeal against a ban imposed for state-sponsored doping – Russia

•    Telangana and Maharashtra government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to start work on three barrages at - Tummidi Hatti on Pranhita River, Medigadda on Godavari River and Chanaka-Korata on Painganga River

•    State government that made available online A2 milk of indigenous cows in North India through Vita Milk Plants on demand of general public is - Haryana

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