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2nd August 2016 Current Affairs

  • The 1979-batch IRS officer of the I-T cadre Rani Singh Nair taken over as the Chairperson of Central Board of Direct Taxes
  • The Indian translator Anita Gopalan won the 2016 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grants for English translation of Hindi novel Simsim by Geet Chaturvedi
  • Anant Maheshwari named as the President of Microsoft India by the parent company Microsoft Inc in August 2016
  • Deepak Iyer appointed as the Managing Director of Mondelez International’s India Business in August 2016
  • Enforcement of Security Interest & Recovery of Debts Laws & Miscellaneous Provisions (Amendment) Bill, 2016 passed by Lok Sabha for reconstruction of Financial Assets
  • National Disaster Response Force Director General, OP Singh laid the foundation stone for a permanent NDRF station at Sudumbare village of Pune
  • Kot district in Nangarhar province was declared free of Islamic State militants after a month long offensive
  • Aadi Perukku festival, celebrated on 18th of Aadi month in Tamil calendar year in gratitude to water bodies especially Cauvery River, is being celebrated today with traditional gaiety in Tamil Nadu
  • Malaysia enforced a new legislation that grants sweeping powers to its National Security Council
  • The National Institutes of Technology, Science Education and Research (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in Parliament wants to establish the National Institute of Technology in Andhra Pradesh
  • Book R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs is authored by Chaitanya Padukone
  • The Olympic bound wrestler Narsingh Yadav was given clean chit by National Anti Doping Agency and can now participate in Rio Olympics beginning on 5 August 2016
  • Simona Halep won the women’s singles title in the 2016 Rogers Cup
  • Novak Djokovic won the men’s singles title in the 2016 Rogers Cup
  • Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated by Patna Pirates that won the fourth edition of Pro Kabaddi League
  • Patna Pirates won the fourth edition of Pro Kabaddi League

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