Current Affairs India - 29-30 August 2016

1. National Sports Day was observed on 29th August 2016 across the nation to mark the birth anniversary of the legendary hockey player Dhyan Chand.


2. India and the United States have signed Logistics Exchange Memorandum of Agreement (LEMOA) which will enable the forces of the two nations to use each other-s bases for repair and replenishment of supplies.


3. The Maharashtra Assembly's has unanimously passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Constitutional Amendment Bill. Telengana Assembly has also passed the same bill today, 10th states to ratify the bill.


4. The West Bengal Assembly today passed the resolution to rename the state to 'Bangla' in Bengali, 'Bengal' in English and 'Bangal' in Hindi.


5. Indian multi-national conglomerate Larsen & Toubro-s group has named S N Subrahmanyan as the Managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) with effective from 1st October.


6. Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze medal from the London Olympics has been upgraded to silver after second-place finisher late Besik Kudukhov of Russia was stripped off his medal for failing a dope test.