Daily Current Affairs Update – 24th August 2016

GK Eduwrap 24th August

 

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National – Across the India:

 

1. Ahmedabad, Gujarat is going to host 2016 Kabaddi World Cup between October 7 and 22, 2016.

Gujarat

The event will see participation of 12 Kabaddi teams which are are India, Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Iran, Australia, Poland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South Korea, Japan and Kenya.

 

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Sports:

 

1. The 31st Summer Olympics (or 2016 Rio Olympics) hosted by Brazilian City, Rio de Janeiro ended after 16 days of sporting spectacle.

Olympics

The games had seen participations of nearly 11,000 participants from 205 countries, including a first-ever refugee team featuring in 306 events of 42 sporting disciplines.

The United States ended the Games at the top of the medals tally with 46 Gold, 37 Silver and 38 Bronze.

 

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU):

 

1. Maharashtra Government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Union Civil Aviation Ministry and Airports Authority of India (AAI) to develop 10 airports as part of the Centre’s Regional Connectivity Scheme.

 

 

2. India and Germany have signed an agreement on vocational training.

India and Germany

It aims to foster conditions to create and improve workplace-based vocational training in India’s industrial clusters.

 

 

3. Maharashtra and Telangana have signed agreement for three irrigation projects to be constructed on Godavari, Pranahita and Painganga rivers.

 

Under the agreement, the two States would take up Tummidi Hatti, Medigadda and Chanaka-Korata irrigation projects on Godavari River and its tributaries.

 

Science & Technology:

 

1. Andhra Pradesh became the first state in the country to launch DNA Index System (DIS) for DNA (Deoxyribonucleac acid) profiling of criminals.

 

The system uses the latest DNA technology tool (also known as RapidHIT DNA System) developed by IntegenX of United States.

 

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