Current Affairs 8th August 2016

Current Affairs

National News:

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the new PMO app at a function organised by MyGov in New Delhi
  • Bharatiya Janata Party’s Vijay Rupani and Nitin Patel were sworn in Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister of Gujarat respectively by Governor O.P.
  • The second National Handloom Day has been celebrated all over the country on 7th August 2016
  • The Odisha government has launched a new website of the state Home department to enable the differently-abled persons to see and hear the website.
  • Tamilnadu CM gives cash awards to five sportspersons
  • Niti Aayog has identified eight PSUs for closure after finding them unfit for revival.
  • A nine-member Kathakali dance troupe has performed first time in Egypt

New Appointments :

  • CSS Corp, a global Technology Support company, has appointed Manish Tandon as its new Chief Executive Officer of the company
  • KK Khurana, General Manager in-charge, has taken over as Head of BHEL Corporate R&D

Business & Economy:

  • GST Impact: Cars, FMCG Items To Get Cheaper, Services More Expensive

  • Former Union Minister P Chidambaram today took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious ‘Make In India’ scheme, saying it is not working and is only “part of an event management

Science & Technology:

  • Telangana Irrigation Department has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian Space Research Organisation for setting up a Telangana Water Resources Information System (TWRIS) on the ‘Bhuvan’ web portal
  • A member of the Thai Election Commission asked people to avoid playing Pokemon Go near polling stations and said it was illegal to go inside the stations to catch Pokemons
  • Shedding new insight into the geological evolution of Mercury, researchers have found that major volcanic activity on the planet Mercury most likely ended about 3.5 billion years ago


  • Leander Paes, of India (right) with his partner Rohan Bopanna at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday. Paes and Bopanna lost their first round match to Poland’s Lukasz Kubot and Marcin Matkowski


  • Veteran South Indian film director and scriptwriter “Vietnam Veedu’ Sundaram has passed away in Chennai
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