Current Affairs 6th August 2016

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National News:

  • Gujarat’s senior Cabinet Minister Nitin Patel is set to take over as Chief Minister in place of Anandiben Patel
  • Telangana signs MoU with ISRO for water resources info system
  • PM will launch mobile app for PMO developed by six students on Aug 6
  • Goa chief minister LaxmikantParsekar on Thursday announced before Goa legislative assembly that order accepting the recommendations of 7th Pay commission will be issued before Ganesh Chaturthi while revised salary will be paid from Nov 1, 2016
  • States have already issued bonds worth Rs 1.66 lakh crore under the UDAY scheme for revival of their debt-ridden discoms, Parliament was informed on 4th August, 2016
  • The government has approved upgradation of National Centre for Disease Control, NCDC and its labs at a cost of over 382 crore rupees

International News:

  • The US has agreed to provide five Central Asian countries with up to $15 million in aid to boost trade, support renewable energy projects and help them counter terrorism, the American embassy in Uzbekistan

New Appointments :

  • Youssef Chahed named Tunisia`s new prime minister
  • Nita Ambani first woman elected as member of International Olympic Committee (IOC)
  • D K Gayenassumed charge of new General Manager of East Central Railway (ECR) with headquarters at Hajipur in Bihar

Banking :

  • Bank of England cuts interest rates for first time since 2009
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has set up a committee to look at the various facets of household finance in India and to benchmark India’s position vis-à-vis both the peer countries and advanced countries

Business & Economy:

  • The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) entered into a Bilateral Advance Pricing Agreement (APA) on 2nd August, 2016 with the Indian subsidiary of a Japanese trading company
  • Software giant IBM and Apple has launched a global development hub called MobileFirst for iOS Garage in Bengaluru
  • Hyderabad-based NatcoPharma has received final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) of generic versions of Tamiflu oral capsules, 30 mg, 45 mg and 75 mg

Obituary :

  • Eminent Assamese litterateur Mahim Bora died due to old age problems

Sports:

  • India Bullion and Jewellers Association (IBJA) today announced 500 gms Sovereign Gold Bonds and silver to the Indian medal winners at the Rio 2016 Olympics
  • The International Olympic Committee, IOC, has approved 271 Russian athletes to compete in the Rio Games. The IOC announced its decision last night, less than 24 hours before the Olympic flame is lit
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