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9th August 2016 Current Affairs

  • Australia won the gold in first-ever Olympic Women’s Rugby Sevens Championship
  • The Wildlife Institute of India announced that it will house India’s first repository on tigers under its new Tiger Cell, which is funded by National Tiger Conservation Authority
  • The American swimmer Katie Ledecky set a new world record to win gold in the women’s 400 metres freestyle at the Rio Olympics
  • Indian researchers have found that endosulfan causes DNA damages in animals. Endosulfan Organochlorine pesticide
  • The former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Kalikho Pul was found dead at the Chief Minister’s official residence
  • The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2014 is also known as Constitution (122nd Amendment) Bill
  • Former RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha was appointed to the Board of IDFC Bank
  • Sandeep Kumar appointed as the Transport Commissioner of Delhi
  • Renowned Yoga Guru TKV Desikacha passed away in recently was responsible for founding Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram
  • The Mental Health Care Bill, 2013 that was passed by Rajya Sabha seeks to repeal the Mental Health Act of 1987
  • Odisha accorded in-principle approval to the implementation of Kalinga Siksha Sathi Yojna that aims at providing education loans to poor meritorious students who want to pursue higher studies at a nominal 1 percent interest
  • Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi launched a social media campaign in New Delhi to mark the Daughters Day to be celebrated on 11 August 2016
  • Maharashtra organsied various initiatives to mark the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of the 1942 Quit India Movement
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Yaad Karo Kurbani celebrations at Alirajpur in Madhya Pradesh, the birthplace of Chandra Shekhar Azad

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