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Today Current Affairs 16-08-2016
Microsoft – Gaming startup Beam
Microsoft has obtained the beam which is an interactive startup of livestreaming. The viewers can play and watch along with these game streamers. This beam was launched in January 2016, and it has 24 employees. This move will support the Microsoft growth. The Xbox Live is one of the world’s most popular social gaming platform.
Smart Ganga – 10 cities
The water resource minister and union resource minister has launched the Smart Ganga City Project in 10 cities along Ganga to set up STP (Sewage Treatment Plants). The works were launched through video conference by Union Urban development minister and Water resource minister.
Indian ace – Australian Open squash
By defeating the Mayar Hany of Egypt, Dipika Pallikal who is the India Squash queen has won the Australian Open squash title. Since February 2015, this is the first PSA (Professional Squash Association) title. This was the 11th PSA title for Dipika. She stands 10th in the ranking table.
IRDAI – Rs 35 Lakh – Bharti AXA General Insurance
On Bharti AXA General Insurance Co Ltd the IRDAI has imposed the penalty of Rs.35 Lakhs for violation of the various norms. This violation was found in the inspection during December 2012 to March 2013.
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Union Minister – clean cooking fuel – BPL women – West Bengal
In West Bengal, the Dharmendra Pradhan who is the Union state minister of gas & petroleum has launched the PMUY (Pradhan Mantri UjjwalaYojana). It is the scheme which provides the clean cooking fuel to the women who belongs to the BPL, i.e., Below poverty line. This scheme has launched by the prime minister on May 1st, 2016. The main aim of this scheme is to provide the LPG Connections to 5 crore Households of BPL by 2019.
South Indian Bank – SBI Card – Co Branded Credit Card
For the customers of South Indian Bank, the SBI which is the private sector Bank and South Indian Bank which is the Kochi-based Bank has announced the launch of co-branded credit cards. With these association, it also launches two variants on VISA platform, namely South Indian Bank SimplySAVE SBI Card & South Indian Bank Platinum SBI Card.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui – Sonam Kapoor – IFF Melbourne
Sonam Kapoor & Nawazuddin Siddiqui who are the Bollywood actors won the best actors and best actress awards in IFF Melbourne 2016. Women Empowerment is the theme for this year 2016. The winners are,
- The Best Actor in Male: Nawazuddin Siddiqui for Raman Raghav
- Best Actor in Female: Sonam Kapoor for Neerja
- The Best Film Award: Kapoor & Sons
- Best India Film: Thithi
- Best Director: Shakun Batra
- Indian Film Festival Excellence in Cinema Award(lifetime achievement award): Rishi Kapoor
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IISc – INSA Medals – Young Scientists
For Young Scientists awards 2016, the IISC has won the five medals. These awards were granted by the INSA. The winners are,
- Prabeer Barpanda
- Sai Siva Gorthi
- Praveen Kumar
- Anshu Pandey
- Chandan Saha
UBI – USSD – Mobile app – NPCI
To launch a USSD code *99# mobile application for customers the NPCi ties up with Union Bank of India. The bank customers can download this application from the google play services and it doest no need any data.
Four Indians – Guinness record – Dirt Cake
Indian company get into the Guinness record for making the dirt cake. This company belongs to Bangalore. The Weight of that cake is 1,078 kg. This cake was made by four people Danish Ali, Poonam Ankur Shrishrimal, Nidhi Bagri & Dr Archana Diwan. It took 10 hours for them to prepare it.
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