Current Affairs 1st-7th August 2016

Current Affairs-August

1 August 2016
• Malaysian security law comes into force
• Angela Ruggiero appointed Head of IOC Athletes’ Commission
• Scientists developed mechanism to recycle CO2 into usable fuel
2 August 2016
• Typhoon Nida makes landfall in China’s Dapeng Peninsula; lashes Hong Kong
• Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian chemist Ahmed Zewail passes away
• SAARC Immigration Authorities meeting held in Islamabad
3 August 2016
• China to carry out first human gene editing trial for lung cancer
• Youssef Chahed appointed as Prime Minister of Tunisia
• IOC agrees to add five sports in 2020 Tokyo Olympics
• Smiles originated 30 million years ago: Study
4 August 2016
• Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' elected 39th Prime Minister of Nepal
5 August 2016
• 2016 Rio Olympics begins with grand ceremony
6 August 2016
• China launches Tiantong-01; its first satellite for mobile telecommunication
7 August 2016
• World Breastfeeding Week 2016 observed
• Australian surfing champion Bernard Farrelly died
• Swimmer Katie Ledecky sets world record to win gold in 400m freestyle.

Key Facts

The conference was organized by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in coordination with National Investigation Agency (NIA).The purpose of the first of its kind conference was to provide an annual national platform to all the officers of law enforcement agencies engaged in investigation tasks.The agenda of the Conference was to: Discuss the latest laws and judgements and their implications for investigation and prosecution.Deliberate on new legislation and criminal law amendments for meeting new challenges in investigation.Adoption of latest technology in forensic sciences for professional and expeditious investigation.Share best practices followed by different investigation agencies which could be implemented by others.


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