India Weekly Current Affair - 15 August - 21 August 2016

India weekly current affairs is a section provided by TET Success Key to help the students and aspirants of various competitive exams. The segment provides most important events of the 15 August - 21 August 2016. It will help you to revise and recollect the important news and events just before the exam.

15 August 2016
• CLRI scientist P Shanmugam awarded with APJ Abdul Kalam award
• Shashi Shekhar Committee on World Culture Festival of AOL submitted report to NGT
• A R Rahman honoured with Tamil Ratna Award
• Prominent Malayalam script writer TA Rasaq passes away
• Gymnothorax indicus, new species of eel found in Bay of Bengal
16 August 2016
• Renowned Punjabi writer Gurdial Singh passes away
• Unilever Plc acquires Swedish firm Blueair
• The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History authored by Sanjeev Sanyal
17 August 2016
• Najma Heptullah appointed as Governor of Manipur
• Union Government launched TARANG, e-Trans & DEEP to enhance transparency in power sector
• India Post Payments Bank incorporated
• Hindi author Sunita Jain conferred with Vyas Samman award 2015
18 August 2016
• SBI board approved merger of 5 associate banks, BMB with itself
• Union Government launches web portal for star rating of major mineral mines
• Noted Odia actor Gobind Tej passes away
19 August 2016
• Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma to be conferred with Sangeet Martand Ustad Chand Khan Lifetime Achievement Award
• Former international umpire Subrata Banerjee dies
20 August 2016
• Union Cabinet approves Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill 2016
• Urjit R Patel appointed as 24th Governor of Reserve Bank of India
• Andhra Pradesh launches DNA Index System to tackle crime
21 August 2016
• Kamal Haasan chosen for France’s Chevalier de L’Ordre Arts et Lettres
• BRICS women parliamentarians’ forum passes Jaipur Declaration
• IOA Chief N Ramachandran bestowed with the Olympic Order award

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