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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 8 August 2016

Aug 8, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like special assistance scheme for elderly weavers, 2016 Nag Bhushan Award and Mission Bhagiratha among others.

•    The Indian Gymnast who created history by becoming the first Indian gymnast to enter the Olympic final at the Rio Olympic Centre is - Dipa Karmakar

•    Australian surfing champion best known as Midget for his slight size who died on 7 August 2016 at the age of 71 is - Bernard Farrelly

•    The Odisha government’s special assistance scheme for elderly weavers that was launched to mark the National Handlooms Day is -‘Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana’

•    He was chosen for the 2016 Nag Bhushan Award that is conferred by Nagpur-based Non-Governmental Organization Nag Bhushan Foundation - Devendra Fadanvis, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra

•    Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Guptaon who added another feather to his cap by retaining the Commonwealth Chess championship crown in Colombo, Sri Lanka is - Abhijeet Gupta

•    The tropical storm that triggered landslides in Mexico killing at least 38 people - Earl

•    He was sworn-in as the 19th Chief Minister of Gujarat - Vijay Rupani

•    He was sworn-in as the deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat - Nitin Patel

•    Famous musician who died in August 2016 and gave the Album titled Beached- Ricci Martin

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August 2016 launched Mission Bhagiratha in- Telangana

•    App launched by Union Government in August 2016 to enable citizens associate more and more with Swachh Bharat Mission in urban areas- Swachhata App

•    Person appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the CSS Corp in August 2016- Manish Tandon

•    Eminent Assamese litterateur who passed away in August 2016 and won Sahitya Akademi award for his most popular work Edhani Mahir Hanhi in 2001- Mahim Bora

•    The state that launched an online service for consumers to apply for low-tension service connections is - Tamil Nadu

•    Voters of the country that approved a new draft constitution, giving extra powers to the military - Thailand

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