Current Affairs India - 9 August 2016

1. Manipur human rights crusader Irom Sharmila Chanu broke her 16-year-old hunger strike today and announced that she would join Politics in order to abolish the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act. She said that she will remove the Act from Manipur when she becomes Chief Minister of the state.


2. Former Arunachal Chief Minister Kalikho Pul was found dead at his residence today. He was found hanging today morning in the Chief Minister's official residence in Itanagar.


3. Famous Yoga Guru TKV Desikachar, known as father of modern yoga, passed away. He helped others with customized Yoga programmes which he called Viniyoga.