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16th August Current Affairs

National News

Kerala has become first Digital State – Kerala Govt

On 15th August 2015, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy during his Independence Day speech declared state totally digital, thus becoming first state in the country to achieve this milestone.

Eminent Urdu writer Hamida Salim passes away

Eminent Urdu writer Hamida Salim passed away at her residence in Jamia Nagar, New Delhi. She had penned down many books including’ Shorish-e-Dauran’, ‘Ham Saath Thhe’,’Parchhaiyon Ke Ujale’ and ‘ Hardam Rawan Hai Zindagi’.

22 scholars given ‘certificate of honour’ by President Mukherjee

President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the ‘Certificate of honour’ to 22 scholars of Sanskrit, Persian, Pali and Arabic.

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Chef Sanjeev Kapoor flown to Abu Dhabi for Modi’s dinner

Star chef Sanjeev Kapoor was flown to Abu Dhabi on Sunday to dish up a special vegetarian fare for Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the dinner hosted by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA).

Voting Begins for Rajasthan Civic Polls, Over 10,000 in the Fray

Polling has begun in municipal elections which see posts in over 129 civic bodies in Rajasthan being put to the vote.

16th August Current Affairs

International News

First international army games 2015 end in Russia

In Russia, the closing ceremony of the first International Army Games was held , on Alabino Range in Moscow Region.

Piku wins best film award at IFFM 2015

In Melbourne, on the second day of Indian Film Festival of Melbourne (IFFM) 2015, the IFFM award for 2015 for the best film was awarded to “Piku”.

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Modi arrives in UAE on 2-day visit, terror, trade tops his agenda

P.M. Narendra Modi arrived in the UAE on Sunday on a two-day visit to the strategically-important UAE where he will seek enhanced cooperation in key areas of trade and counter-terrorism as well as promote India as an attractive investment destination.

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Myanmar ruling party leaders meet before parliamentary showdown

Myanmar’s ruling party leaders gathered for a hastily arranged meeting in the country’s capital on Monday to prepare for a showdown with their ousted party chairman in parliament.

 Sports News

Who won gold medal in Archery World Cup – Abhishek Verma

Indian Archer Abhishek Verma has won gold medal in Archery World Cup in stage 3 in the compound men’s individual section which was held in Wroclaw in Poland.

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World Badminton: Saina Nehwal becomes 1st Indian player to win silver medal

Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal today became the first Indian to win a silver in the World Badminton Championship.

First international army games 2015 end in Russia

In Russia, the closing ceremony of the first International Army Games was held , on Alabino Range in Moscow Region.

Pro Kabaddi League: Patna Pirates remain hunt for play-offs with win over Bengal Warriors

Gurvinder Singh emerged star for his side as Patna Pirates edged past Bengal Warriors 34-32 to keep their play-off hopes alive in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi tournament.

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 Business News

Rupee falls to two-week low as China devalues yuan

The rupee fell to the lowest against the dollar in two weeks on Tuesday, tracking a stronger greenback after China devalued the yuan by nearly 2 percent.

U.S. crude ends at 6-year low on China devaluation, OPEC data

U.S. crude settled at a more than six-year low after China’s currency devaluation raised questions about oil demand in the No. 2 consumer and a new OPEC estimate showed non-member producers are likely to keep output high despite low prices.

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Hero Cycles founder OP Munjal passes away

Munjal, 86, was admitted to the Hero Heart Institute at Ludhiana’s Dayanand Medical College and Hospital where he died.

FPIs take out Rs 800 cr from market in last fortnight

Spooked by a possible derailment of key economic reforms, foreign investors have pulled out over Rs 800 crore from the Indian capital market in the last fortnight.

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