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Current Affairs - August 2016 - Current Affairs for TNPSC Exams -

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TNPSC Current Affairs August 2016
  • Important Days
    • August 1 to 7 - World Breastfeeding Week
    • August 5 - Putlibai Day [Putlibai was the mother of Mahatma Gandhi]
    • August 7 - National Handloom Day[PM Modi Declared 7th August as the National Handloom day ]
    • August 10 - World Bio fuel Day
    • August 29 - National Sports Day [Birth Day of Dyan Chand, former Indian hockey Player]
  • Quit India Movement 2
    • It was launched on 8th August 2016 by the Maharashtra Government.
    • This movement was launched against the contemporary social evils like poverty, addiction, farmer suicides, malnutrition, illiteracy and more other social evils.
  • Pravasi Bharathiya Divas 2017 [Very Important]
    • The 15 edition of Pravasi Bharathiya Divas 2017 will be hosted by Bengaluru.
    • Previous Locations
      • 2003 - New Delhi (1st Edition)
      • 2009 - Chennai (7th Edition) 
      • 2016 - New Delhi (14th Edition)
  • Iron Lady of Manipur ends Hunger strike
    • Irom Sharmila from manipur state ended her 16 year hunger strike against the AFSPA act.

  • Nagaland
    • Nagaland state cabinet has decided to provide 33% reservation for women in the  upcoming Urban local body elections. 

  • Mega Food Park
    • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugrated the mega food park at Murshidabad (West Bengal)
  • India's First Textile University
    • Gujarat Govt has planned to set up India's first textile university in Surat.
  • Prapti
    • It is the new housing loan scheme announced by TATA Capital Housing which finance houses for the lower income level people with an interest rate of 4 percent per annum.
Science & Tech
  • eSignDesk
    • eSign is the new initiative launched by the government of India which uses the aadhaar based electronic signature in the electronic documents as the legally valid document throughout the country.
    • Any aadhaar holder can get his e-signature by registering the website ''.
    • The main advantage of the initiative is to eliminate documents forgery and reduce the usage of physical papers to a large extent.
  • Kudankulam Nuclear reactor
    • It's first unit was dedicated to the nation by PM Narendramodi, Russian President Putin and TN CM Jayalalitha through video conferencing on 10th August 2016.
    • It is the highest capacity nuclear reactor in India.
    • The Maharashtra state became the first state in India to launch the CCTNS - Crime and Criminal Tracking Network and system.
    • CCTNS is an e governance initiative in which all the police stations in the country will be integrated online and sharing the crime records among them.
Environment & Health

  • Sewage and Waste water Policy
    • Rajasthan became the first state in India to approve the sewage and waste water policy.
    • Under this policy the waste water will be treated and reused.


  • Operation Euphrates Shield
    • It is the military operation launched by the Turkey against the ISIS militants and the kurdish miltants.
  • World's First Pizza ATM
    • The World's first pizza atm was opened at Xavier University in Washington in American.
    • It can provide pizza to its users within 3 mins.

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