Current Affairs International - 9 August 2016

1. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples was observed today (9th August) across the world to raise awareness of the same. The theme of 2016 was -Right to Education-.


2. Global tech giant Apple acquired US machine learning startup Turi which enables developers to fill software applications with artificial intelligence. This acquisition will help Apple to step up its artificial intelligence efforts to compete against rival services from Amazon, Google, and Microsoft.


3. Dutch human resource consulting firm Randstad Holdings acquired job portal Monster Worldwide for USD 429 million in cash. Post the acquisition, Monster will keep its brand name and will operate as a separate entity.