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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 1 August to 6 August 2016

Aug 6, 2016 18:00 IST

The recap of the week covers important current affairs of the week like programme for promoting breastfeeding, 31st Summer Olympic Games officially began and European Road Cycling Championships among others.

•    Health Minister J P Nadda on 5 August 2016 launched a nation-wide programme for promoting breastfeeding - MAA - Mothers’ Absolute Affection

•    India’s flag bearer during parade at 2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony - Abhinav Bindra

•    The 31st Summer Olympic Games officially began on 5 August 2016 with inaugural ceremony held at - the Maracana Stadium in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro

•    He lit the 2016 Olympic cauldron - Vanderlei de Lima

•    They were elected as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat - Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel respectively

•    China’s first satellite for mobile telecommunication that was launched is - Tiantong-01

•    The state launched a unique Water Resources Information System to assess accurate reserves of water in thousands of Tanks and reservoirs across the state - Telangana

•    The Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), an autonomous organization under Government of India's Ministry of Culture, has organized a 64-day-long theatre festival in - Kolkata

•    The country that has decided not to host the European Road Cycling Championships, planned for 14 to 18 September 2016, for security reasons is - France

•    Olympics 2016 opens with a glittering ceremony in Rio De Janerio, with the theme - Peace and Environment

•    The country banned the Pokemon Go app because of unspecified security concerns - Iran

•    The theme of the World Breastfeeding Week 2016 is - Breastfeeding: A key to Sustainable Development

•    Former Meghalaya Chief Secretary who waas appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner of Meghalaya is - P B O Warjri

•    The founder of Slingbox, a TV streaming media device, who died recently is - Blake Krikorian

•    The portal launched by the Reserve Bank of India to check illegal money collection is - Sachet

•    The former Comptroller and Auditor General of India who stepped down from private sector lender IDFC Bank’s board is - Vinod Rai

•    The state that was exempted from the purview of compulsory Aadhaar number which is required for availing the University Grants Commission scholarships for higher education is - Assam

•    The United Nations' top human rights official accused this country’s government troops and rebels of ethnically targeted atrocities, during renewed fighting over the last month - South Sudan

•    Five new sports that will be added to the progaramme for 2020 Tokyo Olympics include - Baseball/Softball, Karate, Skateboard, Climbing Sports and Surfing

•    She became first women to be member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) – Nita Ambani

•    Person who has assumed charge of General Manager of East Central Railway in August 2016- D K Gayen

•    Person appointed as the Prime Minister of Tunisia in August 2016- Youssef Chahed

•    Committee constituted by RBI in August 2016 to look at various facets of household finance in India- Tarun Ramadorai Committee on Household Finance

•    Geologists have found the first evidence for China's Great Flood, a 4000-year-old disaster that led to birth of the Xia dynasty and modern Chinese civilization happened in this river – Yellow River

•    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) approved a new formula to calculate production subsidy for – Sugar Mills

•    The name of the frozen nutritional dessert developed by CSIR- Central Food Technological Research Institute (CSIR-CFTRI) Mysuru - Nutrice

•    This country has shown its intention to revive Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) with India recently – Mauritius

•    This Pakistan-based organization was designated by the United States as a ‘terror group’ – Jamaat-ur-Ahrar

•    The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Chairperson who has been elected the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal is - Pushpa Kamal Dahal

•    Ahmed Zewail, the Egyptian-American scientist who died in the United States on 2 August 2016 won the Nobel Chemistry Prize in 1999 for - his pioneering work in femtochemistry

•    Union Cabinet on 3 August 2016 gave its approval to Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that seeks to improve - Road Safety in the country

•    The Olympic Participant from India who’s named was cleared for participation in Rio Olympics by United World Wrestling (UWW) – Narsingh Yadav

•    The 7th meeting of SAARC Interior Minister's Conference has started in - Islamabad

•    The singer who will be awarded with the Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award is - Shubha Mudgal

•    The 7th SAARC Immigration Authorities meeting was recently held in - Islamabad, Pakistan

•    Person who resigned as Managing Director of JM Financial Ltd in August 2016- Nimesh Kampani

•    Sudhanshu Mani has been appointed as the General Manager of - Integral Coach Factory

•    Bill passed by Rajya Sabha in August 2016 to introduce the goods and services tax- The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014

•    Facility launched by Union Government in August 2016 that allows people to sign documents digitally from remote places- eSignDesk

•    Person appointed as the Chairman of the Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) of Kerala- VS Achuthanandan

•    The Union Government has decided to raise a CRPF battalion consisting of scheduled tribe candidates from - Bijapur, Dantewada, Narayanpur and Sukma districts in Chhattisgarh

•    The Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist Chairperson who has been elected the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal is - Pushpa Kamal Dahal

•    Ahmed Zewail, the Egyptian-American scientist who died in the United States on 2 August 2016 won the Nobel Chemistry Prize in 1999 for - his pioneering work in femtochemistry

•    Union Cabinet on 3 August 2016 gave its approval to Motor Vehicle (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that seeks to improve - Road Safety in the country

•    The Olympic Participant from India who’s named was cleared for participation in Rio Olympics by United World Wrestling (UWW) – Narsingh Yadav

•    Following Constitutional Article was referred by Delhi High Court to hold that Lt. Governor is the administrative head of the National Capital Territory - Article 239 & 239AA

•    The 7th meeting of SAARC Interior Minister's Conference has started in - Islamabad

•    The 1979-batch IRS officer of the I-T cadre who taken over as the Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes is - Rani Singh Nair

•    The Indian translator who won the 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants for English translation of Hindi novel Simsim by Geet Chaturvedi is - Anita Gopalan

•    Person named as the President of Microsoft India by the parent company Microsoft Inc in August 2016 - Anant Maheshwari

•    Person appointed as the Managing Director of Mondelez International's India Business in August 2016 - Deepak Iyer

•    Bill passed by Lok Sabha in August 2016 for reconstruction of Financial Assets - Enforcement of Security Interest & Recovery of Debts Laws & Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016

•    The team defeated by Patna Pirates that won the fourth edition of Pro Kabaddi League is - Jaipur Pink Panthers

•    The team that won the fourth edition of Pro Kabaddi League is - Patna Pirates

•    National Disaster Response Force Director General, OP Singh laid the foundation stone for a permanent NDRF station at Sudumbare village of - Pune

•    The far eastern border district of Afghanistan that was declared free of Islamic State militants after a month long offensive is - Kot district in Nangarhar province

•    Aadi Perukku festival, celebrated on 18th of Aadi month in Tamil calendar year in gratitude to water bodies especially Cauvery River, is being celebrated today with traditional gaiety in - Tamil Nadu

•    The country that enforced a new legislation that grants sweeping powers to its National Security Council (NSC) is – Malaysia

•    The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in Parliament wants to establish the National Institute of Technology in - Andhra Pradesh

•    Book R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs is authored by - Chaitanya Padukone

•    The Olympic bound wrestler who was given clean chit by National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) and can now participate in Rio Olympics beginning on 5 August 2016 is - Narsingh Yadav

•    She won the women’s singles title in the 2016 Rogers Cup - Simona Halep

•    He won the men’s singles title in the 2016 Rogers Cup - Novak Djokovic

•    The Air Marshall who has recently assumed the charge of Air Officer-in-Charge Personnel is - B Suresh

•    The former Japanese Defence Minister who has been elected as the first woman governor of Tokyo is - Yuriko Koike

•    The F1 racer who won 2016 German Grand Prix is - Lewis Hamilton

•    The 2016 Mohun Bagan Ratna has been conferred on - Syed Nayeemuddin

•    Person appointed as the Head of Online and E-commerce of Lenovo India in August 2016- Rajesh Thadani

•    Indian State that signed MoU with Japan to develop food value chain in the state- Andhra Pradesh

•    Book titled India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears is authored by- Ravi Velloor

•    Intelligence and security agency of India that was added to the Second Schedule of the RTI Act, 2005 leading to its exemption from the purview of the Act- Strategic Forces Command (SFC)

•    International Kabaddi Federation on 31 July 2016 selected a country to host The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup – India

•    He was sworn-in as the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court - Justice Dilip Babasaheb Bhosale

•    A skydiver with 18000 jumps, who became first person to jump from 25000 feet (7620 meters) without a parachute or a wing suit - Luke Aikins

•    Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu flagged off maiden broad-gauge train service between Agartala and Delhi - ‘Tripura Sundari Express’

•    The 47-day-long annual monsoon trawling ban from venturing into the Arabian Sea was lifted midnight 31 July 2016 in - Kerala

•    The Tamil Nadu Assembly on 1 August 2016 unanimously passed a resolution to rename the Madras High Court as - the Tamil Nadu High Court

•    The typhoon that is expected to hit south China's Guangdong Provinceis - typhoon Nida

•    The AIADMK Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha who was expelled from the primary membership of the party by AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa is - Sasikala Pushpa

•    The state’s Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary education has decided to delete a lesson based on Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova from the next edition of a school textbook is - Goa

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