12th August 2016 Current Affairs

  • The legendary Pakistani cricketer, often dubbed as Little Master, Hanif Mohammad passed away recently
  • The swimmer Michael Phelps became the first swimmer to win four consecutive gold medals in same event
  • Sriram Rajamani is appointed as the Managing Director of Microsoft India Research Lab, which is located in Bengaluru
  • Assam is the first state to ratify The Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill, 2014
  • Ma Long won gold medal in Table Tennis at Rio Olympics and also became the fifth male player to complete the Grand Slam
  • Theme of the International Meeting on Counter Terrorism held in Bali, Indonesia was Countering Cross Border Movement of Terrorism
  • Delhi Development Authority has decided to create a Special Purpose Vehicle SPV for operation and maintenance of its green projects including those related to parks, nature reserves and eco-friendly corridors
  • Sri Lanka’s parliament approved the establishment of office of missing persons (OMP) to investigate incidents of people reported missing during and soon after the war against LTTE
  • Russia’s Anti-monopoly watchdog ruled that Google would have to pay a 6.8 million dollar fine, for pre-installing applications on mobile devices running its Android operating system
  • The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation approved construction of over 37013 houses for the urban poor with an investment of 1491 crore rupees in Karnataka and Haryana
  • Consortium of the government entities that made the proposal of R&D project for development of Advanced Ultra Super Critical (AUSC) Technology for Thermal Power Plants are BHEL, NTPC and IGCAR
  • The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed by Rajya Sabha increases the availability of the maternity benefit by Eight weeks from the date of expected delivery
  • The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed by Rajya Sabha wants to amend the Maternity Benefit Act of the year 1961

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