Online Current Affairs for August 2016


Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's Olympics bronze medal upgraded to silver


  • Indian Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s bronze medal (60kg freestyle) from the London Olympics-2012 has been upgraded to silver.
  • This came into effect when Late Besik Kudukhov of Russia (second-place finisher) got disqualified from his medal because he got failed in a dope test.
  • Kudukhov, who had died in a car crash in 2013 in southern Russia was found to have used a banned substance in a test conducted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which Indian athlete's medal has been upgraded from bronze to silver which was related to the London Olympics-2012?

 - Yogeshwar Dutt.

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Govt decides to issue 5th tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds on September 23


  • Union Government has decided to issue the fifth tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds on 23rd September.
  • The bonds will be accepted from 1st to 9th of September.
  • The bonds will be sold through banks, Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited, designated post-office and recognised stock exchanges.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Union Government has decided to issue the fifth tranche of Sovereign Gold Bonds on which date?

- 23rd September of 2016. 

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CRPF to appoint PV Sindhu as Commandant and brand ambassador


  • Olympic silver medallist Pusarla Venkata Sindhu has been appointed as the brand ambassador and the honorary rank of Commandant by the Central Reserve Police Force India (CRPF) .
  • CRPF has made a formal proposal in this regard to the Union Home Ministry and after getting required sanctions, Sindhu will be honoured.
  • Few year back, Border Security Force(BSF) had appointed cricketer Virat Kohli as it’s brand ambassador.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who is the newly appointed brand ambassador of Central Reserve Police Force India (CRPF)?

 - Pusarla Venkata Sindhu

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Padma Sachdev gets Saraswati Samman for the year 2015


  • Well known poet and novelist from the state of Jammu, Padma Sachdev  has been chosen for the prestigious 25th Saraswati Samman award 2015 for her autobiography “Chitt-Chete“.
  • This autobiography was in Dogri language.
  • Padma Sachdev got this award by Delhi’s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung in New Delhi.
  • She is the first women poet in Dogri language who has won Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971 for her poetry book ‘Meri Kavita Mere Geet’.
  • Saraswati Samman is considered to be among the highest literary awards in India.

    Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who has won the 25th Saraswati Samman award 2015?

 - Padma Sachdev for her autobiography “Chitt-Chete“

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India, Myanmar ink four pacts to boost bilateral cooperation


  • Four agreements has been signed between India and Myanmar for the betterment and cooperation of bilateral relations between the countries .
  • These are the four agreements which has been signed between the two countries.
  • 1. Agreement for the construction of 69 Bridges.
  • 2. Agreement in the field of Traditional Systems of Medicine.
  • 3. Agreement in the Field of Renewable Energy.
  • 4.The construction and up gradation of the Kalewa -Yagyi Road Section.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which country has signed four agreements with India regarding betterment and cooperation of bilateral relations on the date of 31.8.2016?

 - Myanmar

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Madhukar Gupta Committee on border protection submits report to MHA


  • Former Home Secretary of India Madhukar Gupta who had formed a committee on border protection has submitted its report to  Rajnath Singh (Home Minister of India) .
  • The Committee has been appointed on April 2016.
  • It was made for strengthening border protection and addressing the issue of gaps and vulnerability in border fencing along Indo-Pakistan Border.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who had submitted it's report on border protection to The Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh on 31.08.2016 ?

 - Former Home Secretary of India Madhukar Gupta.

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Mahindra unveils DiGiSENSE platform to track vehicle information


  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd (M&M) has introduced a cloud-based technology solution named  DiGiSENSE to track vehicle information in real time.
  • It's the first time when an Indian company has integrate its product line-up onto a cloud-based technology platform.
  • DiGiSENSE by its digital-enabled sensing connects Mahindra's pick up vehicles, tractors, trucks and construction equipment to the cloud.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

What is the name of Mahindra & Mahindra's Ltd (M&M) cloud-based technology which tracks vehicle information in real time?

 - DiGiSENSE

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India’s first military heritage website launched


  • coloursofglory.org” India’s first military heritage website  has been launched by Glory Foundation.
  • Under this The Glory foundation will conduct different types of awareness programs throughout major cities in the Country to give knowledge to the people about the Nation's diverse military history and heritage.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

India’s first military heritage website has been launched by which organization?

 - Glory Foundation

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates the first phase of SAUNI yojana


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the first phase of the 4 phases Saurastra Narmada Avataran Irrigation yojana (SAUNI).
  • This scheme is launched at Sanodara of Jamnagar district of Gujarat.
  • Under this  project, nearly 10 dams and reservoirs of
  • 1.Rajkot,
    2.Jamnagar and
    3.Morbi
  • will be filled up with the water of Narmada river.
  • First Phase of the project has been developed at a cost of Rs. 1,562 crore with 58 km of pipeline.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Saurastra Narmada Avataran Irrigation yojana (SAUNI) first phase has been launched in which state of India?

- Gujarat

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Nico Rosberg wins 2016 Belgian Grand Prix


  • German Formula One driver for Mercedes Nico Rosberg has won the Belgian Grand Prix 2016 .
  • It was his overall 10th championship title of F1 in his career and the sixth win in the 2016 season.
  • Belgian Grand Prix was the thirteenth race of the 2016 season of Formula One in which total 11 teams had participated.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who won the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix?

- Nico Rosberg

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Western Railway wins all India railway athletic championship


  • The 82nd All India Railway athletic Championship (AIRAC) at Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu has been won by Western Railway.
  • Central railway stood second and Southern Railway third in the overall team category.
  • In men’s category best athlete award has been given to Jasdeep Singh (Northern Railway).
  • best women athlete award was given to Dutee Chand (Northern Railway).

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who is the over all winner of the 82nd All India Railway athletic Championship (AIRAC)?

 - Western Railway.

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Eminent Odisha painter, writer Dinanath Pathy passes away


  • Well known painter, writer and art historian Dinanath Pathy passed away at the age of 74 due to cardiac arrest in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
  • Pathy was former secretary of Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi and Bhubaneswarm.
  • He was regarded as the pioneer in the art movement of Odisha.
  • He was also the founder as well as principal of the BK College of Art and Crafts in Bhubaneswar.
  • He published over 60 books on classical, traditional, tribal, folk, rural and contemporary art of Odisha in Odia, English and German languages.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which well known painter, writer and art historian of Odisha passed away on 30.08.2016 in Bhubaneswar.

- Dinanath Pathy

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Union Government inaugurates IIT in Dharwad


  • An Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) has been inaugurated by Prakash Javdekar Human Resource Development Minister in Dharwad (Karnataka) .
  • The institute is functioning from this academic year from a temporary structure.
  • Two thousand students of Science and Maths stream has been invited to the inaugural function.
  • Earlier, both the houses (3rd August report) had passed the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill.
  • According to this bill, places like
    1.Jammu,
    2.Tirupati,
    3.Palakkad,
    4.Goa,
    5.Dharward and
    6.Bhilai
    will get new IIT institutions .

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which new IIT has been inaugurated by Prakash Javdekar (Human Resource Development Minister of India) ?

 - Dharwad (Karnataka)

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Mehbooba Mufti launches Ujala Scheme in Jammu and Kashmir


  • Mehbooba Mufti Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir  has launched the central government’s Ujala Scheme in her state.
  • This scheme is related to the distribution of LED bulbs among the people in Jammu and Kashmir .
  • According to CM Mufti, LED bulbs are  essential commodity for the citizens and everyone has the equal right for energy.
  • The scheme will be implemented in the state by Jammu and Kashmir Power Development Department (JKPDD) in collaboration with Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL).

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which Indian state has launched the central government’s Ujala Scheme on 30.08.2016?

 - Jammu and Kashmir 

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West Bengal passes a resolution to rename the state


  • The Assembly of West Bengal has passed a resolution for renaming its state as ‘Bangla’ (Bengali) and ‘Bengal‘ (English).
  • Earlier, in the year 2011 the state government has sent a proposal to the Centre for renaming West Bengal as “Paschim Bango“, but it didn't get approved .

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which state assembly has passed a resolution for renaming its state?

- West Bengal, now it's called ‘Bengal‘ (English)

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NASA ends year-long Mars simulation on Hawaii


  • A year-long Mars simulation program on Hawaii came to an end which was organized by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)  .
  • This program started from 29th August 2015.
  • During this program a team of six people  lived in close quarters in a dome, without fresh air, fresh food or privacy.
  • This team consisted of
    1. French astrobiologist,
    2. German physicist and
    3. Four Americans including pilot, an architect, a journalist and a soil scientist.
  • The researchers were looking forward  getting into the ocean and eating fresh products and other food items which were not available in the dome.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Which international agency completed its a year-long Mars simulation research program on Hawaii island?

- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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ISRO tests Scramjet Rocket engine


  • Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) successfully test-fired its Scramjet Rocket Engine.
  • It's having an innovative technology that it uses oxygen from the atmosphere thereby reducing launch cost.
  • It was launched from the spaceport of Sriharikota .

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

ISRO has test fired which rocket engine from the spaceport of Sriharikota?

 - Scramjet Rocket Engine

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India's first textile university to come up at Surat


  •  India's first textile university is at planning stage by the Gujarat government  at Surat.
  • The university will be having 250 acres of  land in Surat and it is expected to get operational in the next one and a half years.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

India's first textile university is at the planning stage in which city?

- Surat

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Punit Misra named CEO of Zee Entertainment domestic broadcast biz


  • Punit Misra has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for domestic broadcast business of  Zee Entertainment Enterprises  .
  • Earlier he was Executive Director-Sales and Customer Development at Hindustan Unilever.
  • He has joined HUL as a management trainee in 1996.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who is the newly appointed CEO of Zee Entertainment for domestic broadcast business of  Zee Entertainment Enterprises?

Answer - Punit Misra

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Himachal Health Minister launches ambulance mobile app


  • A mobile application has been launched called '108 HP' by Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur to easy and  efficient access to ambulances for medical emergencies.
  • the number of ambulances under this  service has been increased to 199.

Quick Question for Bank PO/ IBPS Exams 2016-17:

Who have launched a mobile application called '108 HP'?

 - Himachal Pradesh Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur 

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