3rd August 2016 Current Affairs

  • New Delhi will host the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie, scheduled for 16 September to 18 September 2016
  • The international martial artist Vivek Teja has become the World Karate Champion at Martial Arts Championships held in Australia
  • Markandey Katju has been appointed as the Head of BCCI legal panel to interact with Justice Lodha committee
  • Bhaskar Khulbe has been appointed as the Secretary of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi
  • Australia’s oldest Olympian Forbes Carlile has passed away recently
  • The Indian-American linguist and Jubilee Professor Emeritus of Linguistics at the University of Illinois Braj B Kachru died recently
  • Stephanie has won Best Foreign Journalist for India Award for her feature, The Great Heaven, on Kerala
  • The American ice hockey Olympic champion Angela Ruggiero has been appointed as the Head of International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission
  • A group of Chinese scientists will be performing world’s first genetic editing trial on humans in an attempt to find a cure for Lung Cancer
  • Sports Minister Vijay Goel on 2 August 2016 inaugurated ‘Wall of Wishes’ at India Gate Lawns in New Delhi to celebrate the Olympic mood in the country
  • Rajya Sabha passed the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2016 with voice Vote that seeks to amend the Dentists Act, 1948
  • West Bengal Cabinet cleared a proposal to rename the state as “Bengal” in English and “Bango” or “Bangla” in Bengali
  • Tungsten Diselenide was used by researchers to convert carbon dioxide (CO2) into a usable energy source by using sunlight
  • Nepal Maoist chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” is all set to become the Prime Minister for the second time as he filed his nomination after receiving crucial backing from the agitating Madhesis by signing a three-point pact
  • Rajasthan is the first state to approve sewage and waste water policy

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