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TNPSC Current Affairs August 2016
Miscellaneous
  • 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 and the first National Handloom Day was celebrated in 2015]
    • August 10 - World Bio fuel Day
    • August 12 - International Youth Day
    • August 29 - National Sports Day [Birth Day of Dyan Chand, former Indian hockey Player] & International Day against Nuclear Tests
  • 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.
  • Awards
    • West Bengal - All India Coordinated Rice Improvement Project Award 2015.
    • Shubha Mudgal - Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2016.
Polity

  • Nagaland
    • Nagaland state cabinet has decided to provide 33% reservation for women in the  upcoming Urban local body elections. 
  • DISHA
    • It is the another name for the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee.
    • It was formed for the speedy implementation of the central government schemes.
  • Assam - Became the first state to ratify the GST bill, 2014.
  • Important Appointments
    • Vijay Rupani - appointed as the New Chief Minister of Gujarat succeeding Anandhiben Patel.
Economy

  • 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.
  • Tripura Sundari Express
    • It is the first broad guage service of Tripura state.
    • It connects Agartala with Delhi.
  • 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.
  • Tarun Ramadurai Comittee
    • RBI has formed a new committee under the chairmanship of Tarun Ramadurai to study the household finance in India.
  • Amitabh Kant Committee
    • The Central govt has formed a committee under the chairmanship of Amitabh Kant to formulate policies regarding the e-commerce.
  • Schemes
  • Baristha Bunakar Sahayata Yojana
    • It was a scheme launched by Odisha government to provide monetary assistance to the elderly weavers.
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 'www.legaldesk.com'.
    • 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.
  • CCTNS
    • 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.
  • Geofen-3
    • It is a satellite recently launched by China.
    • It is china's first low orbiting high resolution radar satellite which is capable of taking high definition remote sensing pictures. 
  • India's First Bio CNG Plant
    • India's first Bio CNG plant which produces from agri residue was opened in Pune (Maharashtra).

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.
  • Typhoon Nida
    • Typhoon Nida attacked the Philippines and the Guangdong province of china with wind speed upto 150 kmph.

World

  • 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.
  • Luke Aikins
    • He was an US Skydiver who set a new world record recently after jumping from 25000ft height without the aid of a para-suite.
  • Pushpa Kamal Dahal - Nepal's New Prime Minister [Very Important]
    • Pushpa Kamal Dahal was appointed as the new Prime Minister of Nepal succeeding Khadga Prasad Oli.
  • International Financial City Project
    • China has signed agreement with Srilanka to construct a International Financial centre in Colombo thus making it a financial hub in the Indian Ocean region,
Sports

  • F1 Grand Prix Winners
    • German Grand Prix 2016 - Lewis Hamilton (UK).
  • Nita Ambani
    • She became the first Indian Women to be elected as one of the member of the International Olympic Committee which is head quartered (Lausanne) in Switzerland.
  • Commonwealth Chess Championship 2016
    • Abhijeet Gupta of India has won the Commonwealth Chess Championship 2016 title.


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