Current Affairs 31st August 2016

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Current Affairs

Current Affairs 31st August 2016

National News:

  • Centre moves to raise minimum wage for workers, labour unions unimpressed
  • 2nd US-India Strategic & Commercial Dialogue to be held in New Delhi today
  • Centre to launch ‘AsliTarakki campaign to promote awareness about sanitation
  • India’s first military heritage website launched
  • Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection submits report to MHA
  • Odisha govt launches Municipal Cadre for urban local bodies
  • Five towns each in Maharashtra, Telangana declared Open Defecation Free
  • PM Modi launches first phase of SAUNI project in Jamnagar, Gujarat; Stresses upon conservation of water

International News:

  • India-US sign military logistic agreement
  • Pakistan foreign debt soars to Rs 74 trillion
  • India and Myanmar sign four agreements

New Appointments:

  • CRPF ropes in PV Sindhu as its brand ambassador

Banking:

  • Doha Bank opens first branch in Kerala

Business & Economy:

  • CBDT signs 20 Unilateral Advance Pricing Agreements with Indian taxpayers
  • Amazon launches online Telugu book store
  • RBI Forecasts 7.6 percent GDP growth for this fiscal

Awards & Honour:

  • Padma Sachdev gets Saraswati Samman for year 2015

Sports:

  • Western Railway wins all India railway athletic championship
  • Nico Rosberg wins Belgian Grand Prix’16
  • Wrestler YogeshwarDutt’s London Olympics bronze medal upgraded to silver

Obituary:

  • Veteran painter Dinanath Pathy passes away
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