Today in every competitive exam there is a section called General Awareness section.This section contains questions on Stock G.K.(General Knowledge) and Current affairs.This section plays an
important role in scoring.Current affairs updates till 06 August are given below.Updates
on 4 August,5 August,6 August are covered.These updates are useful for various competitive exams
and recruitment tests.(SSC (Staff Selection Commission),RBI Recruitment,IBPS,SBI Recruitment,RRB (Railway Recruitment Board),Insurance,Postal and other state level Recruitment tests)
1.Prime Minister Narendra Modi declares August 7 as National Handloom Day to Mark Swadeshi Movement (1905).
2.Deepa Karmakar (India) won Bronze medal in the 6th Senior Art Gymnastics Asian Championships held at Hiroshima.This is her Second major Medal Internationally.
3.Katie Ledecky,the 18 Year old American swimmer broke her own world record in the 1500 free style at the FINA World Championship in Kazan Russia.
4.Lord Balaji of TTD (Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam) gets Demat Account to accept shares as donation.TTD has started it's account in SHCIL(Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited)(According to sources).
5.South African Swimmer Cameron Vander Burgh broke the 50m breaststroke world record at FINA world championship in Kazan,Russia.
6.Vineet Nayyar to become Vice Chairman of Tech Mahindra.Vineet Nayyar will assume the role of Vice Chairman of the firm with effect from August 10.
7.President Pranab Mukerjee opens Science and Innovation Gallery for Public at Rashtrapathi Bhawan.It has been set up with the assistance of Global Chip Maker Intel.
8.Retirement Fund Body EPFO is investing in the stock market through ETF route.EPFO is entering stock market with an initial corpus fund of around Rs.5,000 crores.