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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 9 August 2016

Aug 9, 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 country that won the gold in first-ever Olympic Women's Rugby Sevens Championship is - Australia

•    The Wildlife Institute of India announced that it will house India’s first repository on tigers under its new Tiger Cell, which is funded by - National Tiger Conservation Authority

•    The American swimmer who set a new world record to win gold in the women's 400 metres freestyle at the Rio Olympics is - Katie Ledecky

•    Indian researchers have found that endosulfan causes DNA damages in animals. Endosulfan is - Organochlorine pesticide

•    The former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh who was found dead at the Chief Minister’s official residence is - Kalikho Pul

•    The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2014 is also known as - Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill

•    Former RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha was appointed to the Board of- IDFC Bank

•    Person appointed as the Transport Commissioner of Delhi - Sandeep Kumar

•    Renowned Yoga Guru who passed away in recently was responsible for founding Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram- TKV Desikacha

•    The Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 that was passed by Rajya Sabha seeks to repeal the Mental Health Act of the year - 1987

•    The state that accorded in-principle approval to the implementation of Kalinga Siksha Sathi Yojna that aims at providing education loans to poor meritorious students who want to pursue higher studies at a nominal 1 percent interest is - Odisha

•    Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi launched a social media campaign in New Delhi to mark the Daughters Day to be celebrated on – 11 August 2016

•    The state that organsied various initiatives to mark the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of the 1942 Quit India Movement is – Maharashtra

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Yaad Karo Kurbani celebrations at Alirajpur in Madhya Pradesh, the birthplace of freedom fighter - Chandra Shekhar Azad

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