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5th September 2016 Current Affairs

  • A key to Sustainable Development is theme of the World Breastfeeding Week 2016
  • Former Meghalaya Chief Secretary P B O Warjri was appointed as the Chief Information Commissioner of Meghalaya
  • The founder of Slingbox, a TV streaming media device, Blake Krikorian died recently
  • Sachet portal launched by the Reserve Bank of India to check illegal money collection
  • The former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai stepped down from private sector lender IDFC Bank’s board
  • Assam was exempted from the purview of compulsory Aadhaar number which is required for availing the University Grants Commission scholarships for higher education
  • The United Nations’ top human rights official accused South Sudan’s government troops and rebels of ethnically targeted atrocities, during renewed fighting over the last month
  • Baseball/Softball, Karate, Skateboard, Climbing Sports and surfing will be added to the progaramme for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • Nita Ambani became first women to be member of International Olympic Committee
  • D K Gayen has assumed charge of General Manager of East Central Railway in August 2016
  • Youssef Chahed appointed as the Prime Minister of Tunisia in August 2016
  • Tarun Ramadorai Committee on Household Finance committee constituted by RBI in August 2016 to look at various facets of household finance in India
  • Geologists have found the first evidence for China’s Great Flood, a 4000-year-old disaster that led to birth of the Xia dynasty and modern Chinese civilization happened in Yellow River
  • The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved a new formula to calculate production subsidy for Sugar Mills
  • The frozen nutritional dessert Nutrice developed by CSIR- Central Food Technological Research Institute Mysuru
  • Mauritius has shown its intention to revive Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA) with India recently
  • Jamaat-ur-Ahrar was designated by the United States as a ‘terror group’

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