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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 3 August 2016

Aug 3, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like the city to host Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie, BCCI legal panel to interact with Justice Lodha committee and Best Foreign Journalist for India Award among others.

•    The Indian city that will host the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie, scheduled for 16 September to 18 September 2016 is - New Delhi

•    The international martial artist who has become the World Karate Champion at Martial Arts Championships held in Australia is - Vivek Teja

•    The former Chief Justice of India who has been appointed as the Head of BCCI legal panel to interact with Justice Lodha committee is - Markandey Katju

•    The bureaucrat who has been appointed as the Secretary of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is - Bhaskar Khulbe

•    Australia’s oldest Olympian who has passed away recently is - Forbes Carlile

•    The Indian-American linguist and Jubilee Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Illinois who died recently is - Braj B Kachru

•    The American journalist who has won Best Foreign Journalist for India Award for her feature, The Great Heaven, on Kerala is - Stephanie Pearson

•    The American ice hockey Olympic champion who has been appointed as the Head of International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission is - Angela Ruggiero

•    A group of Chinese scientists will be performing world’s first genetic editing trial on humans in an attempt to find a cure for - Lung Cancer

•    Sports Minister Vijay Goel on 2 August 2016 inaugurated ‘Wall of Wishes’ at India Gate Lawns in New Delhi to celebrate - the Olympic mood in the country

•    Rajya Sabha on 1 August 2016 passed the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with voice Vote that seeks to amend - the Dentists Act, 1948

•    West Bengal Cabinet on 2 August 2016 cleared a proposal to rename the state as - “Bengal” in English and “Bango” or “Bangla” in Bengali

•    Following were appointed as the observer to oversee the election of new Chief Minister of Gujarat after Anandiben Patel resigned from her office - Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and BJP General Secretary Saroj Pandey

•    The metal compound that was used by researchers to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into a usable energy source by using sunlight - Tungsten Diselenide

•    Nepal Maoist chief who is all set to become the Prime Minister for the second time as he filed his nomination after receiving crucial backing from the agitating Madhesis by signing a three-point pact is - Pushpa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda"

•    The first state to approve sewage and waste water policy is - Rajasthan

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