Weekly Current Affairs for UPSC Exam 2016: CNA (Aug 08-14)


Now find the whole week’s current events for UPSC Current Affairs in one place and make your own current affairs notes for IAS Exam at ease.


The segment provides most important current events from 8 August to 14 August 2016. Below listed are the events in the news that will help the candidates to revise and remember the important news and events for UPSC Current Affairs


August 8

  • Focus on pulses production can help overcome malnutrition: Swaminathan
  • All eyes on Irom Sharmila
  • China’s robotics rush shows how its debt can get out of control
  • IBM’s Supercomputer helps doctors to fight cancer
  • Raghuram Rajan to flag last independent monetary policy update by RBI governor Tuesday


 August 9

  • River-linking to cost Rs. 5-lakh crore
  • Amended GST Bill gets Parliament green signal
  • India seeks US help to crack Pakistan terror fund trail
  • RS passes Bill decriminalising suicide
  • Suicide strike at Pakistan hospital kills 70, injures 100
  • Ponzi schemes not under our purview: SEBI


August 10

  • We’ll take Vajpayee’s path on Kashmir, says Modi
  • India protests to Pakistan against infiltration
  • Irom Sharmila ends 16-year fast
  • Foreign funds pour in; 3,000 NGOs get over Rs. 22,000 cr.


 August 11

  • Three months’ leave for victims of sexual harassment; Paid maternity leave increased to 6 months
  • Can filing of routine appeals not stop, SC asks law panel
  • Kudankulam unit dedicated to nation
  • ‘Biased’ citizenship bill draws flak from MPs
  • Lashkar-e-Taiba fuelling Kashmir unrest, says NIA


August 12

  • Women MPs pitch for paternity leave
  • Union Territories have their identity, says SC
  • Digital projects to get Rs.10,000 cr from USOF
  • Flooded canyons found on Saturn’s moon Titan: NASA


August 13

  • Supreme Court pulls up Centre for sitting on Collegium list
  • Centre, NSCN-IM issue joint statement on Naga talks
  • Ready for nuclear test ban, Pakistan tells India
  • Pakistani agency warns of Taliban attack on border
  • Greenland shark now oldest living animal with backbone


August 14

  • ‘HCs have just a few minutes to hear each case’
  • India re-engages China on NSG entry
  • Ties with India to improve now: U.K. Minister
  • What is a Perseid meteor shower?

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