Daily Current Affairs Update – 4th August 2016

GK Eduwrap 4th August

 

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National – Across the India:

 

Bengal1. West Bengal Cabinet cleared a proposal to rename the state as “Bengal” in English and “Bango” or “Bangla” in Bengali.

 

The other reason for changing the name of the state is that whenever there is any meeting of all states, West Bengal comes at the bottom of the list alphabetically.

 

 

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2. World Economic Forum (WEF), will host its annual India Economic Summit on October 6-7 in New Delhi which would be attended by over 500 business and political leaders including top policymakers and CEOs.

 

3. The Parliament has approved the establishment of six new IITs across the country by passing the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Rajya Sabha.

 

These IITs will be started in Palakkad (Kerala), Goa, Dharwad (Karnataka), Bhilai (Chhattisgarh), Jammu, and Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh).

 

Sports:Harmanpreet Kaur

 

1. India women’s team all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur created history by becoming the first player from the country to get a contract from an overseas Twenty20 franchise.

 

Appointments & Resignations:

 

Pushpa Kamal Dahal1. Maoist Party Chief Pushpa Kamal Dahal, also known as Prachanda, has been elected as the new Prime Minister of Nepal.

 

He will be heading a coalition government comprising Nepali Congress, the largest party in parliament.

 

 

2. The Kerala cabinet has decided to appoint veteran CPI-M leader V.S Achuthanandan as the chairman of the Kerala Administrative Reforms Commission with cabinet rank.

 

Bills – New & Amendments:

 

122nd Constitutional amendment1. Marking an end to the long and tumultuous debate on GST, the Rajya Sabha today approved the crucial 122nd Constitutional amendment to turn the bill into law.

 

The bill will now go back to the Lower House to incorporate the amendments approved by the Rajya Sabha.

The bill will also have to be approved by 50 per cent of all the state assemblies.

 

Science & Technology:

 

1. State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) has commissioned the second 500 Mw (megawatt) thermal unit at Marwa Thermal Power Station in Janjgir-Champa district of Chhattisgarh

 

Death:

 

Ahmed Zewail1. Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian-American chemist Ahmed Zewail has passed away in the United States. He was 70 years old.

 

He was a science and technology advisor to President Barack Obama and the first U.S. science envoy to the Middle East.

 

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