Current Affairs 8th August – 13th August for Government exams
Below are some specially prepared Current Affairs 8th August- 13 August for competitive exams and IBPS
National Current Affairs 8th August- 13 August
Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill Passed
The Rajya Sabha passed the Amendment to Maternity Benefit Act-1961.
The Motive of this bill is extension of maternity benefit leaves from 12 to 26 weeks.
The Maternity Benefit Act -1961 preserve the employment of women at the time of Maternity.
This is applicable in all Government and Private Sectors.
The Bill also allows women to ‘work from home’ option.
Ajay Devgon – New brand ambassador of KFC India.
The step is contribution towards the ‘Hope initiative’
The Objective is to provide meals to needy children across the country.
The KFC India is running programme in collaboration with World Food Program (WFP) and Indian food banking Network (IFBN).
The target is to provide ‘2 crore meals’ to needy children by 2020.
This Programme is a great Step towards raising awareness about hunger.
The Managing director of KFC India is Rahul Shinde.
Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project-1 Inaugurated
On 10th August , The president Vladimir Putin, PM Narendra Modi and CM of Tamil Nadu jointly Inaugurated the Kundankulam Nuclear Power Project-1.
The plant is of 1000 MW.
The plant is dedicated to Russia as a token of friendship.
The Kudankulam Nuclear power project is constructed with the help of Russian water-water energetic reactor (VVER).
It is based on the Nuclear fuel rich in “Uranium”.
The establishment of this plant will give boost to the energy sector.
Irom Sharmila ends her hunger strike after 16 years
By licking honey Irom Sharmila ended her 16 years long hunger strike on 9th August.
It is world’s longest hunger strike .
Irom sharmila is 44 years old protester who began her hunger strike in year 2000.
The initial motive of her strike was to revoke AFSPA (Armed Forces Special Powers Act).
She belongs to North Eastern State of Manipur.
She ended the strike in order to take revolution to a new level.
Her next motive is to become Chief minister of the state and help people on Large Scale.
International Current Affairs 8th August- 13 August
The world’s Indigenous day is observed on August 9.
It is observed to promote and protect the rights of world’s Indigenous people.
The theme of year 2016 – “Indigenous people’s right to education.”
This day is celebrated in support of Sustainable Development Agenda-2030.
According to Rights of Indigenous people they can establish education system as per their culture.
Business Current Affairs 8th August- 13 August
Sriram Rajamani- New Managing Director of Microsoft India
Microsoft appointed Sriram Rajasmani as new managing director of Microsoft India’s lab.
The Microsoft India’s lab is situated in Bengaluru.
He will succeed the previous managing director Chandu Thekkath.
Jeannette Wing is the corporate Vice- president of Microsoft research Labs.
Sports Current Affairs 8th August- 13 August
Dipika Pallikel won squash Australian open
Indian squash player Deepika pallikel won Australian open on 12 August, 2016.
The Venue of the tournament was Melbourne.
The World no.8 player Mayar Hany was thrashed by Deepika in the final.
Deepika pallikel is wife of Indian cricketer Dinesh Kartik.
Earlier Deepika has also won various titles like macau squash open, winter open, crocodile challenge cup etc.
Spain’s Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez won men’s double tennis title in Rio Olympic
Rafael Nadal along with his partner Marc lopez Clinched Men’s doubles tennis title in Rio Olympics ,2016.
On 12th August,2016 they clinched the title for 3rd time for spain.
They thrashed Florin mergea and horia tecau in the final match of the tournament.
The runner ups belong to country Romania who won silver medal.
The bronze medal was won by Jack stock and Steve Johnson who belong to USA.
French footballer Paul Pogaba – Most Expensive Football Player
Paul Pogpa has marked his name in Guinness book of World Records.
He holds the record of as most expensive footballer player single transfer.
The Contract is of about 89 million pounds.
The Record was marked on 9th august,2016.
The previous record was of 85.4 million pounds.
Paul Pogpa has moved from Previous Juventus Club to Manchester United Club.
He plays for French National Team.
The 23 year old plays as Center midfielder usually but innovates himself as Defender and Attacker as well.
Science & Technology
NASA scientist found canyons on Saturn’s moon titan.
Canyons are found on Titan By ‘Cassini’ which is Nasa’s spacecraft.
Canyons are deep valleys between cliffs.
Titan is the moon of Saturn.
The finding of canyons on Titan is the First Sign of presence of ‘Liquid Hydrocarbons’.
The canyons are observed to be about 100-150 meters deep.
The canyons are also observed to be ‘Methane Rich’.
Titan is the 2nd largest moon of Solar System and largest moon of Saturn.
Saturn has about 62 moons
First Indian-American private mission to moon – “ Moon Express.
The FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) approved the first Indian-american private mission to moon .
The Name of the mission is ‘Moon Express’.
The spacecraft is Robotic which will be launched in 2017.
This is the First private mission beyond earth’s orbit.