By Prarthna Sharma

August 2016 Current Affairs CLAT

August 2016 Current Affairs CLAT

1st August, 2016

Kabaddi World Cup 2016 to be hosted by India.

  • India will be hosting Kabaddi World Cup 2016.

Lewis Hamilton won German Grand Prix of F1 2016

  • Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain, has won German Grand Prix of F1 2016.

2nd August, 2014

Patna Pirates won Pro Kabaddi League’s 4th Edition.

  • Patna Pirates won  fourth edition of Pro Kabaddi League 2016.

3rd August, 2016

Rani Singh Nair takes charge as the Chairperson of CBDT.

  • Rani Singh Nair is all set to take charge as the  Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT).

Anant Maheshwari gets appointed as the President of Microsoft India .

  • Anant Maheshwari replaces Bhaskar Pramanik as the President of Microsoft India.

4th August, 2016

Angela Ruggiero gets appointed as the head of IOC Athletes’ Commission

  • Angela Ruggiero gets appointed as the head of IOC(International Olympic Committee) Athletes’ Commission.

5th August, 2016

Pushpa Kamal Dahal to be the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal

  • Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been elected as the39th Prime Minister of Nepal.

Shubha Mudgal to be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award.

  • Shubha Mudgal, singer, will be conferred the 23rd Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award 2016.

6th August, 2016

Nita Ambani gets elected as the first Indian woman member of IOC

  • Nita Ambani gets elected as the first Indian woman member of International Olympic Committee.

7th August , 2016

August 7: National Handloom Day .

  • August 7th is celebrated as National Handloom Day, every year across the nation.

Vijay Rupani – 16th Chief Minister of Gujarat.

  • Vijay Rupani takes oath as the 16th Chief Minister of Gujarat.

8th August, 2016

Yaad Karo Kurbani celebrations launched by Prime Minister.

  • Marking the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Yaad Karo Kurbani celebrations at Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, birthplace of Chandra Shekhar Azad.

Dinesh Kumar Khara takes charge as the Managing Director of SBI.

  • Dinesh Kumar Khara is all set to  takes charge as the Managing Director of SBI.

9th August, 2016

E-commerce rules to be reviewed by Amitabh Kant committee

  • Amitabh Kant committee has been committed to review the FDI and e- commerce rules.

10th August, 2016

K M Hanumantharayappa appointed as the Chairman of Central Silk Board.

  • K M Hanumantharayappa  replaces N S Bissegowda as the  new Chairman of Central Silk Board (CSB)

12th August, 2016

August 12: International Youth Day

  • International Youth Day is celebrated all over the world on 12th August every year.
  • 2016 Theme: “The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production”.

13th August, 2016

Dipika Pallikal won PSA Australian Open.

  • Dipika Pallikal, Indian Squash player has won the prestigious PSA Australian Open. Read

14th August, 2016

Najma Heptulla gets appointed as the Governor of  Manipur .

  • Najma Heptulla is all set to take charge as the Governor of  Manipur .

15th August, 2016

Maharashtra launches Crime Criminal Tracking Network System

  • Maharashtra launches Crime Criminal Tracking Network System, which is first of its kind in India. The system was launched with the aim of combating cybercrimes .

16th August, 2016

P V Sindhu wins silver medal at  Rio Olympics 2016

  • India’s ace Badminton player, P.V.Sindhu won silver medal at Rio Olympics 2016. She lost the gold to Spain’s Carolina Marín in the finals.

17th August, 2016

India attains 66th rank  in Global Innovation Index  2016

  • India attains 66th rank out of 128 countries  in Global Innovation Index 2016 released by WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation ).

19th August, 2016

19 August: World Humanitarian Day

  • 19th August is observed as World Humanitarian Day, across the globe every year.
  • 2016 Theme: “One Humanity”.

Urjit Patel gets appointed as 24th Governor of RBI.

  • Urjit Patel will succeed Raghuram Rajan as the 24th Governor of Reserve Bank of Indi

N Ramachandran conferred  with Olympic Order Award

  • N. Ramachandran , President of Indian Olympic Association was conferred with Olympic Order Award.

Kamal Haasan conferred with  France’s Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres.

  • Actor Kamal Haasan has been conferred with the prestigious Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres, also known as Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters.

20th August, 2016

August 20: World Mosquito Day

  • With the aim of raising awareness about diseases like malaria, World Mosquito Day is celebrated across the globe every year on 20th August.

21st August, 2016

Manjula Chellur- New Chief Justice of Bombay High Court .

  • Justice Manjula Chellur succeeds Justice Dhirendra Hiralal Waghela as the Chief Justice of Bombay High Court.

22nd, August, 2016

Prestigious Vyas Samman award 2015 conferred on Sunita Jain

  • Prestigious Vyas Samman award 2015 was conferred on Sunita Jain, eminent Hindi writer.

23rd August, 2016

VP Singh Badnore takes charge as the Governor of Punjab .

  • VP Singh Badnore is all set to take charge as the Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh.

24th August, 2016

President launched Akashvani Maitree in Bangladesh.

  • President Pranab Mukherjee has  launched Akashvani Maitree for the listeners in Bangladesh.

25th August, 2016

Sugamya Pustakalaya, E –Library launched.

  • Sugamya Pustakalaya, E –Library for divyang was launched by union government.

26th August, 2016

Children’s Court inaugurated in Hyderabad .

  • Telangana becomes the third state after Delhi and Goa to have a child friendly court for easy and fast disposal of cases involving children.

27th August, 2016

19th SAARC summit to be hosted by Pakistan.

  • 19th SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) Summit will be hosted by Pakistan in Islamabad.

28th August, 2016

World Risk Index 2016 puts India on 77th position.

  • India was ranked 77th out of 171 countries in the World Risk Index report 2016 which was prepared by United Nations University Institute for Environment (UNUIE) .

29th August, 2016

29 August: National Sports Day.

  • Marking the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand , 29th august is celebrated as national sports day every year across the nation.  On this day, National sports award are also conferred by the president on the eminent sports personalities.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee conferred prestigious Rajiv Gandhi khel ratna award on :PV Sindhu (Badminton), Sakshi Malik (Wrestling), Dipa Karmakar (Gymnastics) and Jitu Rai (Shooting).

Padma Sachdev conferred with Saraswati Samman 2015.

  • Padma Sachdev , Eminent Dogri Poetess has been conferred with  prestigious Saraswati Samman 2015.

30th August, 2016

Madhukar Gupta Committee on strengthening  border protection.

  • Madhukar Gupta Committee has been constituted for suggesting recommendations on better  border protection.

PV Sindhu to be the brand ambassador of CRPF.

  • India’s ace badminton player P.V Sindhu has been appointed as the honorary commandant and brand ambassador of   the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF).

31st August, 2016

Aishwaryaa Dhanush  gets appointed as UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality.

  • Aishwaryaa Dhanush  gets appointed as UN Women’s Advocate for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in India.

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