Current Affairs 30th August 2016

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Current Affairs

Current Affairs 30th August 2016

National News:

  • The Tourism Ministers of BRICS countries will meet in Madhya Pradesh’s temple city Khajuraho for a two-day long conference from September 1
  • Govt may relax ‘creamy layer’ norms for OBCs
  • India has been ranked 77th among the 171 countries in the 2016 World Risk Index (WRI)
  • Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has launched the Centre’s UJALA scheme in the state with the distribution of LED bulbs to the people
  • President Pranab Mukherjee to present national sports awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan- 4 Khel Ratnas awarded in a year for the first time
  • HRD Minister Javadekar inaugurates IIT-Dharwad
  • President re-promulgates Ordinance to amend Enemy Property Act
  • Maharashtra legislature to ratify GST Constitution Amendment Bill

International News:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held bilateral talks with Myanmar President Htin Kyaw, assuring him that 1.25 billion Indians will always stand by Myanmar as partners and friends
  • India, US targeting trade worth $500 bn
  • North Korea warns US over ‘deliberate provocations’
  • China launches state-owned aircraft engine maker
  • Turkish army kills 35 civilians in Syria
  • Russia lifts ban on charter flights to Turkey
  • China starts cargo train service to Russia

New Appointments:

  • Usain Bolt was appointed as ‘Chief Speed Officer’ by Digicel

Banking:

  • ‘RBI, Sebi should intervene to stop SBI merger’

Business & Economy:

  • Big Bazaar’s e-commerce platform to shut down
  • Tata launches research alliance with global institutes
  • Bharti Airtel cuts 3G and 4G prices by up to 80%
  • LIC to fill posts for 2 MDs, yet to name chairman
  • Morgan Stanley sees 40 million users of Reliance Jio next fiscal

Obituary:

  • Russian journalist Alexander Shchetinin who has been critical of President Vladimir Putin was found shot in the head in his apartment in Kiev

Science and Technology:

  • NASA ends year long Mars simulation on Hawaii
  • Indian startup to launch smartphone at Rs.501

Sports:

  • Former hockey players protest, demands Bharat Ratna for Major Dhyan Chand
  • Rain ruins Final T-20 international between India, West Indies

 

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