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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 31 August 2016

Aug 31, 2016 18:51 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like resolution to change the name of the state, sports person to be appointed as Brand Ambassador of CRPF, RBI’s Annual Report 2015-16 among others.

• The actor who was recently honoured with the Entertainer of The Year award by CNBC-TV18 is - Irrfan Khan

• Anuradha Rao was recently appointed the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of - SBI Mutual Fund

• The West Bengal State Assembly recently passed a resolution to change the name of the state. The state would be called Bengal in – English

• The sportspersons to be appointed as the Commandant and Brand Ambassador of CRPF is - P V Sindhu

• The Indian film director appointed as the UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India is - Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush

• The Director of Mark Bangles appointed as the President of India Bullion and Jewellers Association is - Mukesh Mehta

• The first state to distribute 2 crore LED bulbs under Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme is – Gujarat

• The 100-year-old women athlete from India won Gold medal at the American Masters Games in the 100-meter dash - Man Kaur

• The Indian wrestler whose bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics was upgraded to silver is - Yogeshwar Dutt

• As per RBI’s Annual Report 2015-16, the Indian economy is likely to expand by what percent in 2016-17 - 7.6 percent

• High Court of the state stayed the government's decision mandating centralised counselling for the students who appeared for the NEET in 2016 for medical and dental courses - Maharashtra

• Delhi government capped the cost of chikungunya serology test to - 600 rupees

• Ministry of Civil Aviation gave green signal for expansion of – Agartala airport

• The country that advised all pregnant women with symptoms associated with Zika, to be tested for the virus is - Singapore

• The typhoon that killed about ten people after it struck Japan in last week of August 2016 is - Lionrock

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