Current Affairs Recap of the Week: 29 August to 3 September 2016

The recap of the week covers important current affairs of the week like death of Islam Karimov, Influenza D, World’s Oldest Stromatolite Fossils and Reliance Jio among others.

Created On: Sep 3, 2016 13:10 ISTModified On: Sep 3, 2016 13:20 IST

The recap of the week covers important current affairs of the week like death of Islam Karimov, Influenza D, World’s Oldest Stromatolite Fossils and Reliance Jio among others.

• The President of Uzbekistan who passed away recently is- Islam Karimov

• The actor who was felicitated at the first edition of BRICS Film Festival that recently commenced in New Delhi is – Rishi Kapoor

• The Governor of Maharashtra who was sworn in as the acting Governor of Tamil Nadu is- Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao

• Chairperson of Biocon who was appointed Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honour is- Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

• Mukund Chaudhari recently took over as the CMD of- MOIL Limited

• A group of scientist discovered a new influenza virus that affects cattle. The official name of the virus is- Influenza D

• State which signed MoU with Union Government to develop 11 small airports and airstrips in September 2016- Gujarat

• Reliance Industries Limited in September 2016 launched the telecom service- Reliance Jio

• South Korea's LG Electronics Inc in September 2016 tied-up with-

• A team of scientists discovered the world’s oldest stromatolite fossils in the Isua Greenstone Belt recently. These Fossils are- 3.7 Billion Years Old

• Lt Gen Bipin Rawat recently took over as the Vice Chief of - Indian Army

• The Indian film director who was recently honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal at the Lonavla International Film Festival India is - Govind Nihalani

• The Union Government recently notified the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme that promises to - offer financial incentives to employers

• The veteran trade union leader, who also headed the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply Trust (BEST) Workers’ Union, who died recently is - Sharad Rao

• SpaceX’s rocket that destroyed recently in an explosion during a propellant fill operation is -Falcon 9

• Coal India Limited (CIL) and Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) signed MoU for effectively monitoring of environment related issues in - the Coal Mining Projects

• Indian Railway launched an insurance scheme for passengers travelling on e- ticket with insurance cover up to - 10 lakh rupees

• Insurance scheme for passengers travelling on e-ticket launched by Indian Railway will be available after paying a premium of - 92 paisa

• The person headed the committee that was constituted by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs to look into the alternatives to pellet guns - TVSN Prasad  

• To indigenise procurements and reduce import dependence, Indian Army announced establishment of - the Army Design Bureau (ADB)  

• First ever BRICS film festival began in - New Delhi

• Person sworn in as President of Brazil in August 2016- Michel Temer

• Indians who received the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016- Thodur Madabusi Krishna and Bezwada Wilson

• The Kudankulam Plant Unit-2 was in August 2016 synchronised with Southern Power Grid at- Tamil Nadu

• Person appointed as the CEO of Microsoft Accelerator in India recently- Bala Girisaballa

• Noted poet who wrote Sindur ki Raakh in 1955 and died recently- Kashmiri Lal Zakir

• The famous humanist French photographer who died recently is - Marc Riboud

• Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik recently won the People’s Choice Prize for his sand sculpture titled Mahatma Gandhi – World Peace at the - Moscow Sand Sculpture Championship 2016

• The appointed former Finance Secretary appointed as the Chancellor of TERI University is -Ashok Chawla

• The approximate percentage of 300 Billion Cubic Metre water in River Ganga contaminated by arsenic, as per a latest study, is - 40%

• The Indian-origin software industry veteran recently appointed the CEO of US-based company ANSYS is - Ajei Gopal

• Union Cabinet approved creation of a Project Development Fund (PDF) for catalysing Indian economic presence in the CLMV countries. The countries include - Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam

• The two day “BRICS Convention on Tourism” began at World heritage site - Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh

• The person who was re-elected as President of Gabon - Ali Bongo Ondimba

• Chief Minister of Odisha who decided to share his thoughts on different issues through the radio for 10 minutes every month is - Naveen Patnaik

• Commission set up by the Haryana government that submitted its report to the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal at Chandigarh was heded by - Justice SN Dhingra

• The actor who was recently honoured with the Entertainer of The Year award by CNBC-TV18 is - Irrfan Khan

• Anuradha Rao was recently appointed the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of - SBI Mutual Fund

• The West Bengal State Assembly recently passed a resolution to change the name of the state. The state would be called Bengal in – English

• The sportspersons to be appointed as the Commandant and Brand Ambassador of CRPF is - P V Sindhu

• The Indian film director appointed as the UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India is - Aishwaryaa Rajinikanth Dhanush

• The Director of Mark Bangles appointed as the President of India Bullion and Jewellers Association is - Mukesh Mehta

• The first state to distribute 2 crore LED bulbs under Unnat Jyoti by Affordable LEDs for All (UJALA) scheme is – Gujarat

• The 100-year-old women athlete from India won Gold medal at the American Masters Games in the 100-meter dash - Man Kaur

• The Indian wrestler whose bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics was upgraded to silver is - Yogeshwar Dutt

• As per RBI’s Annual Report 2015-16, the Indian economy is likely to expand by what percent in 2016-17 - 7.6 percent

• High Court of the state stayed the government's decision mandating centralised counselling for the students who appeared for the NEET in 2016 for medical and dental courses - Maharashtra

• Delhi government capped the cost of chikungunya serology test to - 600 rupees

• Ministry of Civil Aviation gave green signal for expansion of – Agartala airport

• The country that advised all pregnant women with symptoms associated with Zika, to be tested for the virus is - Singapore

• The typhoon that killed about ten people after it struck Japan in last week of August 2016 is – Lionrock

•    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the first phase of SAUNI (Saurastra Narmada Avataran Irrigation yojana) at - Sanodara of Jamnagar district of Gujarat

•    She was awarded the prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2015 - Padma Sachdev

•    India signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) with – the United States

•    Operation Euphrates Shield to end the rule of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as well as against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria was launched by - Turkey

•    Author of the autobiography 'Chitt-Chete' written in Dogri language is - Padma Sachdev

•    India signed MoUs in fields of renewable energy, traditional systems of medicine with –Myanmar

•    He headed the Committee on border protection that submitted its report to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh - Madhukar Gupta

•    National Sports Day is observed across India on 29 August to commemorate birth anniversary of - Dhyan Chand

•    He won the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix of Formula One (F1) - Nico Rosberg

•    He will head Indian Navy’s high level committee that was constituted to find out extent of Scorpene Submarine data leak - Ashok Kumar

•    The 11-year-old girl who will swim in River Ganga from Kanpur to Varansi with a message of clean Ganga is - Shraddha Shukla

•    The world famous Velankanni our lady of health basilica annual feast started with the hoisting of flag in – Tamil Nadu

•    The Indian paramilitary force that has decided to appoint Olympic Silver medalist PV Sindhu as its brand ambassador and bestow the honorary rank of Commandant to her - Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)

•    Odisha government has launched a new cadre for urban local bodies called - the Odisha Municipal Cadre

• Person who will head the high-level committee constituted by Union Finance Ministry in August 2016 to suggest steps to promote card payments- Ratan P Watal

• India's rank in the World Risk Index 2016 by United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security- 77th Rank

• Country that topped the World Risk Index 2016 published by United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security- Vanuatu

• Person appointed as the President of India Bullion and Jewellers Association in August 2016-Mukesh Mehta

• International Day Against Nuclear Tests is observed globally on- 29 August

• Person appointed as the CEO of Sheth Creators, a real estate company of Nusli Wadia-led Wadia Group- Bharat Dhuppar

• Person appointed as the Advocate General of Tamil Nadu in August 2016- R Muthukumaraswamy

• The rocket was used by ISRO to test Supersonic Combustion Ramjet engine called Scramjet, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta in Andhra Pradesh - ATV02

• They won the women’s doubles title at Connecticut Open in New Haven, the US - Indo-Romanian team of Saina Mirza and Monica Niculescu

• Four banks that introduced NPCI’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) that allow customers to make payments via digital means are - Axis Bank, Union Bank of India, Federal Bank and Bank of Maharashtra

• Marine National Monument off Hawaii that was expanded by President Obama to turn up to be world's largest marine reserve is - Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument

• Budget at which the Maharashtra’s ambitious Mumbai-Nagpur Super Communication Expressway project will be developed that was unveiled by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is – 46000-crore rupee

• Scientists in Japan studying earthquakes have detected a rare deep-Earth tremor, known as -S wave microseism

• The train who’s twelve coaches derailed between Aluva and Karukutty stations in Ernakulam district is - Thiruvananthapuram-Mangaluru Express

• The state that launched the 108 mobile app for immediate and easy facility of the National Ambulance Service is - Himachal Pradesh

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