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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 26 August 2016

Aug 26, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like World's Most Innovative Companies 2016, World's first self-driving taxi service and IEI-IEEE Award, among others

• Company that topped the Forbes list of The World's Most Innovative Companies 2016- Tesla Motors

• Highest-ranked Indian company in the Forbes list of The World's Most Innovative Companies 2016- Asian Paints

• World's first self-driving taxi service was in August 2016 launched in- Singapore

• South Indian city that inaugurated the first Children's Court in August 2016- Hyderabad

• The player who won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2015-16 is - Cristiano Ronaldo

• The famous golfer who was voted the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month for July 2016 is - Thongchai Jaidee

• The number of breeds of livestock and poultry recently been registered with the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources is – Nine

• The famous painter from the Bengal school of painting who passed away recently is - Dhirendranath Brahma

• The scientist who was recently conferred the first IEI-IEEE Award for engineering excellence 2015 is - G. Satheesh Reddy

• He will chair the five-member review committee that was constituted by NRAI to probe the shooters' Rio Games debacle - Abhinav Bindra

• The country that launched large-scale snap military drills, putting its troops on full combat readiness in districts bordering country and the Baltic States is – Russia

• To expand the state’s green cover, the state that fixed a target of planting over one crore saplings over an area of 15000 hectares in 2016 is – Himachal Pradesh

• The country that overtook India as the most common non-UK country of birth for people living in the UK is – Poland

• Former editor of Mathrubhumi magazine who died recently is - K K Sreedharan Nair

• State in which a Mega Food Park was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee recently- West Bengal

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