SHORT NOTES AUGUST 2016 Current Affairs
1) Luke Aikins became 1st person to jump from 25000 feet without a parachute or wing suit.
2) Anant Maheshwari named as President of Microsoft India.
3) Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman IOC member.
4) Reserve Bank of India (RBI) launches Sachet portal to check illegal money collection.
5) Shubha Mudgal to be awarded Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award.
6) Vijay Rupani takes oath as Chief Minister of Gujarat.
7) 1-7 August: World Breastfeeding Week.
8) The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constitutes Tarun Ramadorai Committee on Household Finance.
9) Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' elected 39th PM of Nepal.
10) Anita Gopalan wins PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants 2016.
11) Dinesh Kumar Khara appointed Managing Director of State Bank of India.
12) Former RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha appointed to the IDFC Bank board.
13) Swimmer Katie Ledecky smashes world record to win Olympic gold in 400-meter freestyle.
14) Australia wins gold in first-ever Olympic Women's Rugby Sevens Championship.
15) Gymnast Dipa Karmakar becomes 1st Indian to qualify for Vault Finals.
16) World Bio-Fuel Day observed on 10 August.
17) Assam becomes 1st state to ratify The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill,2014.
18) Michael Phelps becomes first swimmer to win four consecutive golds in same event.
19) Judoka Silva wins first gold for host country Brazil: Rio Olympics 2016
20) The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History authored by Sanjeev Sanyal.
21) The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History authored by Sanjeev Sanyal.
22) Gujarat to host 2016 Kabaddi World Cup.
23) Banwarilal Purohit sworn in as Governor of Assam.
24) V P Singh Badnore sworn in as Governor of Punjab.
25) Sunita Jain conferred with Vyas Samman award 2015.
26) Kamal Haasan chosen for France’s Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres.
27) Dr. Urjit Patel appointed as 24th Governor of Reserve Bank of India.
28) Kimia Alizadeh Zenoorin becomes the 1st Iranian woman to win an Olympic medal.
29) Usain Bolt wins 9th Olympic gold as Jamaica wins 4x100m relay.
30) P V Sindhu wins silver in women's singles badminton event at Rio Olympics.
31) Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma to be conferred with Sangeet Martand Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award.
32) South India's 1st Children's Court inaugurated in Hyderabad.
33) World’s first self-driving taxis launched in Singapore.
34) Abhinav Bindra to Head NRAI Review Committee on Rio Debacle.
35) US Postal Service honors Diwali Festival with a Forever Stamp.
36) Sakshi Malik named brand ambassador for Beti Bachao, Beti Padao campaign in Haryana.
37) Gujarat becomes first state to distribute 2 crore LED Bulbs under UJALA.
38) CRPF decides to appoint P V Sindhu as Commandant and brand ambassador.
39) West Bengal to be renamed as Bangal in Hindi and Bengal in English.
40) Man Kaur, 100-year-old athlete from India, wins Gold Medal at Masters Games.
41) Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt’s London Olympics bronze medal upgraded to silver.
42) National Sports Day celebrated on 29 August.
43) ISRO successfully test-fires Scramjet Rocket Engine.
44) Sri Lankan cricketer Tillakaratne Dilshan announced retirement from International Cricket
45) PM Modi announces Task Force to prepare action Plan for next three Olympics Games.