20 Aug 2016

Current Affairs Smart-Liners

Current Affairs Smart-Liners
Current Affairs Smart-Liners 20th August 2016:
Dear Aspirants, to make it simple here we have given the Smart-Liners of Daily Current Affairs which will help you to revise and it’s easy to keep it in mind. We hope that it will definitely help you in the preparation.


DAYS TO REMEMBER:
·        World Humanitarian Day: 19 August
·        World Mosquito Day: August 20th
NATIONAL:
·        Nation remembering former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 72st Birth Anniversary today
·        PM Modi's monogrammed suit enters Guinness Records as 'most expensive suit sold'
·        Maharashtra seeks Chinese investment in infra
·        Kerala Cabinet approves new debt relief scheme
·        Oil minister distributed around 3,000 free LPG stoves under free cooking gas scheme titled Ujjwala Yojana in Mumbai
·        Uma launches Namami Gange projects in Kanpur
·        Two-day meeting of BRICS women Parliamentarian’s forum to begin in Jaipur today
INTERNATIONAL:
·        India-Mauritius treaty: Now, quasi-equity likely to be taxed
·        India, China Hold High Level Meeting On Economic Cooperation
·        US, Ukraine urge end to soaring tensions with Russia
BANKING NEWS:
·        SBI to gain $120 bn in assets from merger
BUSINESS/ECONOMY NEWS:
·        Forex reserve at record high of USD 365.82 billion
·        AskMe shuts down, 4,000 jobs lost
·        India jumps 15 spots to become 2nd most innovative middle income economy in world
AWARDS AND HONORS:
·        Indian-American inducted in Texas Women's Hall of Fame
·        BEL head bags top award
·        Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma to get lifetime achievement award
SPORTS NEWS:
·        Sindhu first Indian woman to win Olympic silver
·        GB wins its 1st ever women's Olympic hockey gold
·        Usain Bolt wins gold in 4x100 relay; Bids farewell completing triple treble in Rio Olympics





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