Current Affairs 14th August 2016

Current Affairs

National News:

  • After inking a MoU with the A.P. government in March, the apex IT industry body in the country, National Association of Software and Services (Nasscom) has launched operations of its startup warehouse at Sunrise Startup Village at Rushikonda in Visakhapatnam, AP
  • In Tamil Nadu, the second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant will be synchronized with southern power grid by the end of this month according to site director R S Sundar
  • Rajasthan government today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with India Trade And Exhibition Centre (ITEC), Dubai for promotion of skill development, investment and tourism sectors
  • AMRIT outlets will reduce the expenditure incurred by common patients on treatment of cancer and heart diseases, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said
  • BARC and Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology sign MoU for joint development of Deep Brain Stimulator
  • Relief for diesel luxury car makers as ban goes

International News:

  • US declares state of emergency in Puerto Rico over Zika epidemic
  • Sri Lanka, China sign tripartite pact to construct mega port city in capital colombo

Business & Economy:

  • Manipal Tech acquires fraud detection solution from Bengaluru company
  • Cipla names Umang Vohra as MD & Global CEO


  • Former Odisha chief secretary Sudhanshu Bhusan Mishra passed away


  • In Rio Olympics, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna just one win away from a medal in the Mixed Doubles Tennis
  • India’s top squash player Dipika Pallikal warmed up for the World Doubles Championship, which begins in Darwin on Monday, by winning the PSA Australian Open in Melbourne.
  • China’s Ma Long becomes fifth male Grand Slam winner at Rio Olympics
  • Leo Messi has announced his decision to continue playing for the Argentina national team, and was announced in Edgardo Bauza’s first official squad


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