Current Affairs International - 3 August 2016

1. Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has been elected as Prime Minister of Nepal today. He succeeds former Prime Minister K P Oli resigned on July 24, triggering a political turmoil in Nepal.

2. Egyptian-born Nobel-winning scientist Ahmed Zewail passed away in the United States recently. He was 70. He won the Nobel Chemistry Prize in 1999 for his pioneering work in femtochemistry, the study of chemical reactions in ultra-short time scales.