Current Affairs 24th August 2016

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Current Affairs

Current Affairs 24th August 2016

National News:

  • Telangana govt to create 17 new districts in October
  • Maharashtra became the first state in the country to draft its own internal security legislation
  • The Chhattisgarh Assembly unanimously ratified the Goods and Service Tax (GST) constitution amendment bill becoming the fifth state to pass the bill
  • President Pranab Mukherjee today launched Kolkata Akashvani Kendra’s Moitree Service in Bangla for listeners in Bangladesh
  • Azadi Sattar saal-Yaad Karo Kurbani to conclude today
  • Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday launched a mobile app ‘Kisan Suvidha’ for farmers

International News:

  • India, Germany sign pact on vocational training
  • US announces 138 million dollar aid to South Sudan

New Appointments:

  • Prof. Jagdish Mukhi assumed office as the 12th Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands
  • Former CCI head Ashok Chawla will take over as Non-Executive Part-time Chairman of YES Bank from October as the lender has received approval from the Reserve Bank for this appointment
  • Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court Ajit Singh administered the oath of office and secrecy to Purohit at the Raj Bhavan

Banking:

  • Anand Krishnamurthy, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Kerala-based Catholic Syrian Bank, has submitted his resignation, a year after taking over the posts
  • State-owned Union Bank of India raised Rs 1,000 crore through bonds to fund business growth

Business:

  • Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust to sign agreement with bankers for External Commercial Borrowing
  • Transactions over Rs 3 lakh to be illegal as government turns heat on cash stashers

Science and Technology:

  • For the first time, researchers have decoded and predicted the brain activity patterns of word meanings within sentences
  • Scientists have discovered a new species of eel, a snake-like fish, from the northern Bay of Bengal along the West Bengal coast

Sports:

  • The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup will be hosted in Ahmedabad, Gujarat between October 7 and 22, the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) announced
  • Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa, Jitu Rai to get Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

Obituary:

  • Former Singaporean President S R Nathan died Monday at the age of 92
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