{Tuesday} 2 August 2016, Current Affairs & GK Updates | Today 2nd August Current Affairs

1st, 2nd August 2016, Tuesday Current Affairs: Here are Daily latest affairs and gk updates of the day, with news and information of affairs based on 2nd August 2016. This is for banking, ssc, group c, ias, ips, pcs and other competitive exam’s preparation.

Current Affairs 2nd August – India to host Kabaddi World Cup in October 2016

International Kabaddi Federation on 31 July 2016 selected India to host The 2016 Kabaddi World Cup. The World Cup featuring 12 countries is scheduled to be held in October 2016, the dates for the event will be announced later.

Kabaddi Worl Cup2016 - Current Affairs 2nd August 2016

Lewis Hamilton wins 2016 German Grand Prix of F1

Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes on 31 July 2016 won the 2016 German Grand Prix held in Hockenheimring. The 2016 German Grand Prix turned out to be fourth consecutive win for Hamilton. The previous three are 2016 Hungarian Grand Prix, 2016 British Grand Prix and 2016 Austrian Grand Prix.

Andhra Pradesh signs MoU with Japan to develop food value chain

The Andhra Pradesh government on 30 July 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan to develop a food value chain in the state.

Railway Minister flags off maiden broad-gauge train service between Agartala and Delhi

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on 31 July 2016 flagged off maiden broad-gauge train service between Agartala and Delhi, ‘Tripura Sundari Express’.

Satish Mathur appointed DGP of Maharashtra Police

On this 20th July 2016 Sathish Mathur was appointed as Director General of Maharashtra Police. Mr. Mathur was IPS of 1981-batch. Mathur will succeed Praveen Dixit, the IPS of 1977 batch, who is retiring from on 31 July 2016 on superannuation.

Prime Minister Modi has flagged off “RUN for Rio Event”

In New Delhi PM Narendra Modi flags off ‘Run for Rio’ event to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country.
Almost 20K (20,000) school childerens are participating in this event, which commenced from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in Delhi.

In Harayan Pashudhan Bima Yojana has been launched

On this 29th July 2016 Haryana Govt. Launched Pashudhan Bima Yojana in Jhajjar, Haryana. This Yojna was launched by the state’s Animal Husbandry and Dairying Minister, O P Dhankar.

SEBI’s first phase of new enterprise portal goes live

Markets regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has initiated the first phase of its new enterprise portal to facilitate accurate and timely circulation of information to internal and external stakeholders.

AAAI confers Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 on Srinivasan Swamy

Srinivasan K Swamy, popularly known as Sundar, was conferred with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award by the Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) on 29 July 2016. The award was bestowed on him in Mumbai. Centre to organise ‘Make in India’ conference in Bhubaneswar

{Monday} Current Affairs 1st August 2016 – Yahoo researchers built a powerful new online abuse detector

Yahoo researchers have developed a new online abuse detecting algorithm.
Most current abuse filters use a combination of blacklisted terms or expressions to catch hate speech online, but the new method applies machine learning as well.

Bihar lifts ban on toddy (palm wine) sale, consumption

Bihar government has lifted the ban on the sale and consumption of toddy (palm wine) in the state.
In April after Bihar imposed a total liquor ban in the state, it also banned the sale of ‘toddy’. But the decision to banned toddy was not lauded by Lalu Prasad and his party Rashtriya Janata Dal.

Kerala Tourism bags six National Tourism awards

Kerala Tourism has bagged six National Tourism awards for 2014-15 in the marketing category for states. It received two more awards, including the one for its Responsible Tourism (RT) initiative in Wayanad.
Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan presented the awards to Principal Secretary Venu V and Director U V Jose in the presence of Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma at a function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

AAAI confers Lifetime Achievement Award on adman Srinivasan Swamy

The Advertising Agencies Association of India (AAAI) announced the recipient of this year’s AAAI Lifetime Achievement Award as Srinivasan K Swamy popularly known as Sundar Swamy.
This Award is the highest honour to be given to an individual in India for his/her outstanding contribution to the Advertising Industry. This award was instituted in 1988 by AAAI and so far 23 persons have been bestowed with it earlier.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book launched

The book based on the script of the play ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ launched today globally. This is JK Rowling’s eighth Harry Potter story written along with Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
Thorne scripted the two-part play based on the original story, which begins 19 years after ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’, which was published in 2007.

WHO to remove transgenders from its mental disorders list

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is considering changing the way it classifies transgender identity.
It came following calls from researchers and advocates to remove it from the WHO’s list of mental disorders.

Oracle to Buy NetSuite for $9.3 Billion

Business software maker Oracle has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NetSuite, the very first cloud company. The transaction is valued at $9.3 billion .
The deal would help Oracle gain market share in the fast-growing cloud computing business.

Skydiver Luke Aikins Sets Record For Highest Jump Without Parachute

Skydiver Luke Aikins, 42, became the first to jump from a height of 25,000 feet without a parachute, landing in a net in southern California. He has completed the jump in Simi Valley, west of Los Angeles.

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