14th August 2016 Current Affairs

Current Affairs
  • Venus may have been habitable according to a new NASA study
  • Sri Lanka and China have signed a tripartite agreement in capital Colombo to proceed with the construction of a mega multibillion dollar port city project
  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi met PM Modi in New Delhi
  • Pramukh Swami Maharaj, Head of Boachasanvasi Akshar Purushottam Sanstha , has passed away
  • National Award winning lyricist Na Muthukumar passed away
  • Sonam Kapoor and Nawazuddin Siddiqui bagged the best actress and best actor awards at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne 2016
  • The Nagaland Govt has decided to grant 33% reservation to women in Urban Local Bodies
  • Union Ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Uma Bharti jointly launched “Smart Ganga City” programme in 10 cities
  • The Union Health Minister, Shri J P Nadda has inaugurated the “Affordable Medicines and Reliable Implants for Treatment” outlet at Safdarjung Hospital
  • Athletics world body, the IAAF, has banned long jumper Darya Klishina
  • Bangladesh’s cricket authorities have partially lifted the ban on former captain Mohammad Ashraful
  • India has won the St Lucia Cricket Test against the West Indies to clinch the 4-match series, with one game still to go
  • Lalita Babar, India, has qualified for the women’s 3000m steeplechase final at Rio
  • Axis Bank and payments company Suvidhaa Infoserv have  launched “Nano Credit”