Current Affairs 2016 (August)(English)

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31 August 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently inaugurated the first phase of Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) project from which place?

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Under the ambitious SAUNI project, nearly 10 dams and reservoirs of Rajkot, Jamnagar and Morbi would be filled up with the water of Narmada river. The project entails a cost of Rs. 12000 crore.

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Who among the following poet was conferred with the Saraswati Samman for the year 2015?

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Padma Sachdev writes in Dogri language and was given for her work Chitt-Chette (autobiography). Saraswati Samman is an annual award given for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any 22 Indian language listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. The Saraswati Samman was instituted in 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation.

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Which noted painter and art historian passed away recently?

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Noted painter, writer and art historian Dinanath Pathy is no more. He was 74.

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Which state will soon develop sports village and establish sports authority?

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Raman Singh, the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh announced that the state government will develop a 'Khelgaon' (sports village) in Bilaspur district and establish a state-level sports authority.

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Which of the following initiatives has been launched by J P Nadda to foster good and replicable practices and innovations in Public Health Facilities?

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J P Nadda, the Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare launched the “Mera Aspataal / My Hospital” initiative at the third National Summit on Good and Replicable Practices and Innovations in Public Health Facilities at Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh.

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Which of the following persons has been conferred Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2014?

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In the category of Land Adventure, Tashi Malik, Nungshi Malik and Debashish Biswas were awarded. Ritu Kishor Kedia got the award in the category of Water Adventure. B Rajkumar was awarded in Air Airventure. Col. (Retd.) and Harbhajan Singh got Life Achievement award.

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30 August 2016

When is National Sports Day observed?

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The National Sports Day of India is celebrated every year on 29th August, to mark the birth anniversary of legendary Indian hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand Singh. The day highlights the importance of sports in the everyday life of individuals.

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Which Indian tennis player recently got a doubles title victory at the Connecticut Open with Monica Niculescu of Romania?

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Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza got a doubles title victory at the Connecticut Open with Monica Niculescu of Romania. This vicory is ahead of the US Open Grand Slam tournament.

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Mehbooba Mufti has recently launched UJALA scheme in Jammu and Kashmir under National LED programme. When was National LED programme launched?

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Mehbooba Mufti, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir launched the central government's UJALA scheme in the state with the distribution of LED bulbs among the local people. This will in turn bring down electricity bills. This is in line with the National LED programme which was launched by Narendra Modi in January 2015.

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Nico Rosberg recently won 2016 Belgian Grand Prix. He belongs to _____.

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German Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg has won the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix of Formula One (F-1). It was Nico’s tenth championship title of F1 in his career and the sixth victory in the 2016 season.

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Which Indian-origin boy has devised a treatment for breast cancer?

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A 16-year-old Indian-origin boy Krtin Nithiyanandam in the United Kingdom has claimed to have devised a treatment for breast cancer which is unresponsive to drugs.

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President Pranab Mukherjee has re-promulgated an Ordinance to make changes in the Enemy Property Act.When was this act instituted in the Indian Constitution?

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President Pranab Mukherjee re-promulgated an Ordinance to make changes in the Enemy Property Act. The Ordinance seeks to amend the Enemy Property Act, 1968 and the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971. It replaced the Enemy Property (Amendment and Validation) Ordinance, 2016, which was scheduled to lapse in April 2016.

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