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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 15 August to 20 August 2016

Aug 20, 2016 13:28 IST

The recap of the week covers important current affairs of the week like GST Bill, India’s first comprehensive Crime Criminal Tracking Network System, Global Innovation Index and first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal among others.

•    The state government that launched India’s first comprehensive Crime Criminal Tracking Network System is – Maharashtra

•    The athlete who became the first Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal recently is - Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin

•    The country that topped the 9th edition Global Innovation Index (GII) 2016 is – Switzerland

•    The Badminton player who won the silver medal in women’s singles badminton event at Rio Olympics is - P V Sindhu

•    A two-day meeting of BRICS Women Parliamentarian's Forum will begin in – Jaipur

•    The educational institute adopted five villages under the Namami Gange Programme to deploy its expertise to limit the flow of sewage into River Ganga is - IIT-Kanpur

•    The Indian cricketer was recently made an honorary member of the esteemed Marylebone Cricket Club is - Virender Sehwag

•    This entity was incorporated as the first PSU under the Department of Posts - India Post Payments Bank Limited

•    This web portal was launched by the Union Government for e-bidding and e-reverse auction for Tariff Based Competitive Bidding (TBCB) in transmission projects - e-Trans

•    The State Bank of India Board approved merger of this bank with itself - Bharatiya Mahila Bank

•    This Jamaican athlete won the men’s 200m gold in the 2016 Rio Olympics – Usain Bolt

•    The international quasi-judicial body that recently banned wrestler Narsingh Yadav for four years following an appeal by World Anti-Doping Agency is - Court of Arbitration for Sport

•    She became the first Indian badminton player to enter the women’s singles finals in Olympics - P V Sindhu

•    The Union Ministry of Power launched the e-bidding portal DEEP for - Medium term purchase of power

•    The Union Ministry of Power launched the TARANG Mobile App to - Track power transmission projects

•    It is with this country India signed a short-term route agreement to route petroleum products – Bangladesh

•    He was selected for 2016 Sangeet Martand Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award - Shiv Kumar Sharma

•    The state government that will confer Indian wrestler Sakshi Malik with Rani Laxmi Bai Award for winning a medal in Rio Olympics is - Uttar Pradesh

•    The Indian female wrestler who won the bronze medal in the 58 kg category at the Olympic Games in Rio is - Sakshi Malik

•    The world’s largest airship that recently made its maiden voyage in England is - Airlander 10

•    The theme of the World Humanitarian Day that was observed on 19 August 2016 was - One Humanity

•    The Court of Arbitration for Sport recently banned wrestler Narsingh Yadav for four years following an appeal by World Anti-Doping Agency. The Court of Arbitration for Sport is located at - Lausanne, Switzerland

•    These many cities were selected for infrastructure development under the Smart Ganga City Scheme of the Union Government – 10 cities

•    He headed the NGT committee to assess the damage caused by the World Culture Festival of Art of Living Foundation to the Yamuna flood plain in March 2016 - Shashi Shekhar

•    This city is hosting the SAARC Youth Parliamentarians Conference on Peace and Harmony for Development 2016 - Islamabad

•    The only Indian cricketer who figured in the Top 10 Test Player Rankings of the ICC - Ajinkya Rahane

•    A Federal Supreme Court justice authorized corruption probe against Dilma Rousseff. She is the president of – Brazil

•    This city hosted the 1st National Conference of Investigating Agencies – New Delhi

•    Malayalam script writer who died in August 2016 and won the state film award for best screenplay in 1996 for the film Kanakkinavu- T A Rasaq

•    Unilever, the parent company of Hindustan Unilever (HUL), in August 2016 acquired- Blueair   

•    Person who bagged the APJ Abdul Kalam Award for meritorious services in the Higher Education Department of Tamil Nadu- P Shanmugam

•    Hollywood actress who starred as Eva in 1958 film The Gun Runners and passed away in August 2016- Gita Hall

•    The renowned Punjabi writer and Jnanpith awardee who passed away recently is - Gurdial Singh

•    The Indian music composer who was recently honoured with the Tamil Ratna Award is - A.R. Rahman

•    The former FIFA president and IOC member who died recently is - Joao Havelange

•    The American artistic gymnast who won gold in the Floor Exercise event at Rio Olympics is - Simone Biles

•    The Indian tennis doubles pair who won the Abierto Mexicano Los Cabos title is - Purav Raja and Divij Sharan

•    India’s first BIO-CNG plant was inaugurated in – Pune

•    The National Committee on Trade Facilitation that was constituted is related to this international organisation – World Trade Organisation

•    This Great Britain player won the gold medal in men’s singles tennis category in Rio 2016 Olympic Games – Andy Murray

•    India’s facility to produce Nickel metal of LME grade from primary resource was launched by Hindustan Copper Limited at - Ghatsila in Jharkhand

•    Woman appointed as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court in August 2016 -  Manjula Chellur

•    Eminent poet and lyricist who passed away in August 2016 and penned a novel titled Silk City in Tamil- Na Muthukumar

•    Union Bank of India (UBI) in August 2016 launched an Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) based mobile app named- *99# Mobile Application

•    China in August 2016 launched the world's first quantum satellite named- Quantum Experiments at Space Scaler (QUESS) satellite

•    The cycler who won gold in Men's omnium track cycling at Rio Olympics is - Elia Viviani

•    The head of Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha who died recently is - Pramukh Swami Maharaj

•    The sprinter who won the in men’s 100-metre final at the Rio Olympics is – Usain Bolt

•    The hammer thrower who created a world record of 82.29m in women’s hammer throw to win gold at Rio Olympics is - Anita Wlodarczyk

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