Current Affairs 27th August 2016

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Current Affairs

Current Affairs 27th August 2016

National News:

  • Odisha govt holds investors’ meet in Bengaluru
  • Meghalya Dy CM & Health Minister resign from Council of Ministers
  • Laptops worth Rs. 75 crore distributed to meritorious students in MP
  • Union Minister Maneka Gandhi launches POCSO e-box
  • PM to chair meeting of his Council of Ministers today
  • Nagaland Assembly ratifies constitution amendment bill on GST

Banking:

  • RBI asks banks to provide loans to women self-help groups in rural areas at 7% per annum

Business & Economy:

  • Indian economy is expected to clock 7.9 per cent growth in the current fiscal driven by better monsoon, government pay hike, key reforms and FDI inflows, Goldman Sachs has said

Awards & Honours:

  • Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award will be conferred with the Jharkhand Dungdung Former Olympian Silvanus Dungdung Major Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award will be rewarded

Science and Technology:

  • Central Tool Room and Training Centre (CTTC), Bhubaneswar, has signed an agreement with ISRO for technology transfer and a contract for supply of spacecraft component.
  • NASA’s Kepler discovers first Earth-size Planet in the ‘Habitable Zone’ of another star

Sports:

  • BCCI submits 1st Compliance Report to Lodha Panel panel
  • Sri Lanka’s Tillakaratne Dilshan will quit international cricket after the ongoing limited overs series against Australia
  • Abhinav Bindra to head NRAI review committee on Rio debacle
  • Badminton Rankings: SainaNehwal drops 4 places to be 9th; PV Sindhu remains at 10th position
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