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Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 22 August to 27 August 2016

Aug 27, 2016 18:00 IST

The recap of the week covers important current affairs of the week like new species of eel Gymnothorax indicus, DNA Index System for DNA profiling of criminals and Regional Connectivity Scheme among others.

•    Veteran Sri Lanka batsman who announced retirement from international cricket is - Tillakaratne Dilshan

•    The programme under which all bank has been asked to provide loans to women self-help groups (SHGs) in rural areas at 7 percent for 2016-17 financial year is - Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana - National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM)

•    Olympian, who returned from the Rio Games with fever and body ache last week, has been hospitalised after she was tested positive for Swine Flu is - OP Jaisha

•    Two parties that signed an indefinite ceasefire deal to facilitate peace talks aimed at ending one of Asia's longest-running insurgencies are - Philippine and Communist guerrillas

•    The online complaint management system that was launched where child victim of sexual abuse can report is - POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses) e-box

•    Highest-ranked Indian company in the Forbes list of The World's Most Innovative Companies 2016- Asian Paints

•    World's first self-driving taxi service was in August 2016 launched in- Singapore

•    South Indian city that inaugurated the first Children's Court in August 2016- Hyderabad

•    The player who won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2015-16 is - Cristiano Ronaldo

•    The famous golfer who was voted the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month for July 2016 is - Thongchai Jaidee

•    The number of breeds of livestock and poultry recently been registered with the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources is – Nine

•    The famous painter from the Bengal school of painting who passed away recently is - Dhirendranath Brahma

•    The scientist who was recently conferred the first IEI-IEEE Award for engineering excellence 2015 is - G. Satheesh Reddy

•    He will chair the five-member review committee that was constituted by NRAI to probe the shooters' Rio Games debacle - Abhinav Bindra

•    The country that launched large-scale snap military drills, putting its troops on full combat readiness in districts bordering country and the Baltic States is – Russia

•    To expand the state’s green cover, the state that fixed a target of planting over one crore saplings over an area of 15000 hectares in 2016 is – Himachal Pradesh

•    The country that overtook India as the most common non-UK country of birth for people living in the UK is – Poland

•    Former editor of Mathrubhumi magazine who died recently is - K K Sreedharan Nair

•    State in which a Mega Food Park was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee recently- West Bengal

•    Company that topped the Forbes list of The World's Most Innovative Companies 2016- Tesla Motors
•    Highest-ranked Indian company in the Forbes list of The World's Most Innovative Companies 2016- Asian Paints

•    World's first self-driving taxi service was in August 2016 launched in- Singapore

•    South Indian city that inaugurated the first Children's Court in August 2016- Hyderabad

•    The player who won the UEFA Best Player in Europe award for 2015-16 is - Cristiano Ronaldo

•    The famous golfer who was voted the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Month for July 2016 is - Thongchai Jaidee

•    The number of breeds of livestock and poultry recently been registered with the National Bureau of Animal Genetic Resources is – Nine

•    The famous painter from the Bengal school of painting who passed away recently is - Dhirendranath Brahma

•    The scientist who was recently conferred the first IEI-IEEE Award for engineering excellence 2015 is - G. Satheesh Reddy

•    He will chair the five-member review committee that was constituted by NRAI to probe the shooters' Rio Games debacle - Abhinav Bindra

•    The country that launched large-scale snap military drills, putting its troops on full combat readiness in districts bordering country and the Baltic States is – Russia

•    To expand the state’s green cover, the state that fixed a target of planting over one crore saplings over an area of 15000 hectares in 2016 is – Himachal Pradesh

•    The country that overtook India as the most common non-UK country of birth for people living in the UK is – Poland

•    Former editor of Mathrubhumi magazine who died recently is - K K Sreedharan Nair

•    State in which a Mega Food Park was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee recently- West Bengal

•    Union Government launched ‘Sugamaya Pustakalaya’ online library to serve – Persons with print disabilities

•    This city is hosting a 2-day SAARC Finance Ministers’ Conference – Islamabad
•    He was appointed as the head of the task force by the Union Government to study the structure of organised Group A Central services – T Jacob

•    This company acquired the cement business of Reliance Infrastructure Ltd – Birla Corporation Limited

•    Indian-origin politician Sellapan Ramanathan died recently. He was the former president of – Singapore

•    This State Government issued a draft notification for creation of 17 new districts – Telangana

•    This Indian tennis player topped the WTA women’s doubles ranking – Sania Mirza

•    Airport Authority of India in August 2016 signed a MOU with which state for successful launch of the Regional Connectivity Scheme (RCS) of the Union Government- Maharashtra

•    International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition is observed globally on- 23 August

•    India is ranked at which place in The W10 report 2016 released by New World Wealth- Seventh

•    State that launched the DNA Index System for DNA profiling of criminals in August 2016- Andhra Pradesh

•    This country launched the KN-11 ballistic missile from a submarine in Sea of Japan – North Korea'

•    The country that will not compete at September’s Paralympics in Rio after losing an appeal against a ban imposed for state-sponsored doping – Russia

•    Telangana and Maharashtra government signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to start work on three barrages at - Tummidi Hatti on Pranhita River, Medigadda on Godavari River and Chanaka-Korata on Painganga River

•    State government that made available online A2 milk of indigenous cows in North India through Vita Milk Plants on demand of general public is - Haryana

•    V P Singh Badnore has been recently appointed the Governor of - V P Singh Badnore

•    Banwarilal Purohit has been recently appointed the Governor of - Assam

•    The journalist, considered the ‘dean of black press columnists’, who passed away recently is - George E. Curry

•    The Belgian jazz musician, mostly known for harmonica playing, who died recently is - Toots Thielemans

•    The scientist who has been appointed the Vice Chancellor of the Homi Bhabha National Institute is - P D Gupta

•    The city that will host the 2016 Kabaddi World Cup is - Ahmedabad

•    Indian-origin President of Singapore who died in August 2016 and was the sixth and longest-serving President of Singapore- S R Nathan

•    Person sworn in as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in August 2016- Jagdish Mukhi

•    India in August 2016 signed agreement with which country to foster conditions that will help create and improve workplace-based vocational training in India's industrial clusters- Germany

•    Typhoon that made landfall near Tateyama City in Chiba Prefecture south of Tokyo, Japan is - Mindulle

•    Three states that ratified the Goods and Services Tax Constitutional amendment bill 2016 after Assam, Bihar and Jharkhand are - Himachal Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Gujarat

•    The state that decided to engage retired teachers in government high schools under “Teacher on Call” scheme to meet the shortage of teaching faculty is – Odisha

•    The state that proposed to create 17 new districts in the state is – Telangana

•    President Pranab Mukherjee launched Kolkata Akashvani Kendra’s Moitree Service in Bangla for listeners in - Bangladesh

•    This country accounted for the highest share of tourist arrival in India – Bangladesh

•    1000 MW Turga hydel project that was approved by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) will be located in – West Bengal

•    Former international umpire who passed away in August 2016- Subrata Banerjee

•    The Odia actor and director who died in August 2016 and began his career with the movie Kedar Gouri in 1954- Gobind Tej

•    Person appointed as India's Ambassador to Georgia in August 2016- Yogeshwar Sangwan

•    Author awarded with the prestigious 25th Vyas Samman 2015- Sunita Jain

•    BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) women parliamentarians’ forum on 21 August 2016 ended at Jaipur with the passage of - the Jaipur Declaration

•    He was appointed as the 24th governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) - Dr. Urjit R Patel

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani today jointly tele-inaugurated the Stor Palace in Kabul that was renovated under a tripartite agreement between - Aga Khan Development Network, Government of Afghanistan and the Union Government

•    The President of Indian Olympic Association was recently awarded the Olympic Order for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement is - N. Ramachandran

•    The Indian actor chosen for the prestigious Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight in the National Order Arts and Letters) is - Kamal Haasan

•    The country that topped the medal table at the 2016 Summer Olympics recently concluded in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is - The United States

•    Name of the all-in-one virtual reality solution launched by Intel to create merged reality is - Alloy

•    A group of researchers discovered a new species of eel, Gymnothorax indicus, from - Bay of Bengal

•    Pink Bollworm pest that has been in news primarily affects – Cotton

•    He authored the book Life In Diplomacy - M K Rasgotra

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