30th August 2016 Current Affairs

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched the first phase of SAUNI (Saurastra Narmada Avataran Irrigation yojana) at Sanodara of Jamnagar district of Gujarat
  • Padma Sachdev was awarded the prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2015
  • India signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) with the United States
  • Operation Euphrates Shield to end the rule of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as well as against the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Syria was launched by Turkey
  • ‘Chitt-Chete’ written by Padma Sachdev in Dogri language
  • India signed MoUs in fields of renewable energy, traditional systems of medicine with Myanmar
  • Madhukar Gupta headed the Committee on border protection that submitted its report to the Home Minister Rajnath Singh
  • National Sports Day is observed across India on 29 August to commemorate birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand
  • Nico Rosberg won the 2016 Belgian Grand Prix of Formula One (F1)
  • Ashok Kumar will head Indian Navy’s high level committee that was constituted to find out extent of Scorpene Submarine data leak
  • The 11-year-old girl Shraddha Shukla will swim in River Ganga from Kanpur to Varansi with a message of clean Ganga
  • The world famous Velankanni our lady of health basilica annual feast started with the hoisting of flag in Tamil Nadu
  • Central Reserve Police Force has decided to appoint Olympic Silver medalist PV Sindhu as its brand ambassador and bestow the honorary rank of Commandant to her
  • Odisha government has launched a new cadre for urban local bodies called the Odisha Municipal Cadre

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