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Download pdf One Liner Current Affairs Month August –September 2016

One Liner Current Affairs Month August –September 2016


1. Urjit R Patel appointed as 24th Governor of Reserve Bank of India

2. Amul MD, RS Sodhi appointed on board of India Post Payment Banks

3. Dinesh Kumar Khara appointed Managing Director of State Bank of India

4. Pawan Kumar Bajaj appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Bank of India

5. Govt appointed Ravindra Prabhakar Marathe as Managing Director and CEO of Bank of 


6. Himanshu Joshi appointed as Executive Director on the board of Oriental Bank of Commerce 

7. Former RBI Deputy Governor Anand Sinha appointed to the IDFC Bank board

8. Ashok Chawla to take over as YES Bank non-executive chairman

9. Rajeev Krishnan appointed as Managing Director of Max Hypermarkets India

10. Pawan Munjal reappointed Hero MotoCorp CMD & CEO

11. Microsoft appoints Anant Maheshwari as India head

12. Dilip Rath takes over as Chairman NDDB

13. Mukesh Mehta appointed as President of India Bullion and Jewellers Association

14. Anuradha Rao is MD, CEO of SBI Mutual Fund

15. Aishwaryaa Dhanush appointed U.N. Women’s advocate for Gender Equality

16. Microsoft appoints Bala Girisaballa CEO-in-residence of Microsoft Accelerator India

17. Justice DB Bhosale sworn-in as Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court

18. Bhaskar Khulbe appointed Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi

19. Deepak Iyer appointed as Managing Director of Mondelez India

20. Sudhanshu Mani appointed as new GM for Integral Coach Factory

21. Ashok Kumar Gupta new GM of South Western Railway

22. Vijay Rupani appointed as new Gujarat CM

23. D K Gayen assumes charge as General Manager of East Central Railway

24. K M Hanumantharayappa assumes charge as Chairman of Central Silk Board

25. Qwikcilver ropes in ex RBI executive director G Padmanabhan as advisor

26. Sriram Rajamani appointed MD of Microsoft's India lab

27. Manjula Chellur appointed as Chief Justice of Bombay High Court

28. Najma Heptullah appointed as Governor of Manipur

29. VP Singh Badnore was made the Governor of Punjab

30. Banwarilal Purohit was appointed as the Governor of Assam

31. Prof Jagdish Mukhi was named Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands

32. K Sreekant appointed as Director Finance of PowerGrid.



1. Cipla names Umang Vohra as MD & Global CEO

2. Angela Ruggiero appointed Head of IOC Athletes’ Commission

3. Kedar Upadhye appointed Cipla global CFO

4. Tokyo elects Yuriko Koike as first female governor

5. Pushpa Kamal Dahal elected Nepal Prime Minister

6. Takehiko Nakao re-elected as ADB President

7. Nita Ambani becomes first Indian woman IOC member

8. Youssef Chahed appointed as Prime Minister of Tunisia.



1. 2nd National Handloom Day was observed across the country on 7 August

2. 2016 World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) was observed from 1 to 7 August

3. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples was observed on 9 August 2016

4. International Youth Day celebrated on 12 August

5. World Bio-Fuel Day observed on 10 August

6. World Humanitarian Day was observed on 19 August

7. The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition was observed 

on 23 August

8. International Day Against Nuclear Tests was observed on 29 August

9. National Sports Day celebrated on 29 August.


Books & Authors

1. India Rising: Fresh Hope, New Fears authored by Ravi Velloor

2. R D Burmania: Panchamemoirs authored by Chaitanya Padukone

3. The Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History authored by Sanjeev Sanyal.



1. Indian-American Professor Emeritus Braj B Kachru passes away

2. Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian chemist Ahmed Zewail passes away

3. Australian surfing champion Bernard Farrelly died

4. Eminent Assamese litterateur Mahim Bora passes away

5. Kalikho Pul, former Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, dies

6. Yoga guru TKV Desikachar passes away

7. Yesteryear Tamil actress Jyothilakshmi passes away

8. Veteran writer-producer Panchu Arunachalam passes away

9. Legendary Pakistani batsman Hanif Muhammad passes away

10. Eminent Tamil Lyricist Na Muthukumar passes away

11. Former FIFA President Joao Havelange passes away

12. Prominent Malayalam script writer TA Rasaq passes away

13. Renowned Punjabi writer Gurdial Singh passes away

14. Noted Odia actor Gobind Tej passes away

15. Legendary journalist George E. Curry, considered the ‘dean of black press columnists’, passed 


16. Singapore’s longest serving president Sellapan Ramanathan died.



Appointments in September, 2016 


1. Virat Kohli appointed as Brand Ambassador of Punjab National Bank

2. Bangladesh's Junaid Ahmad new World Bank head in India

3. Jet Airways names Jayraj Shanmugam as its chief commercial officer

4. Anandi Ramalingam assumed charge as Bharat Electronics Limited’s first woman director

5. Alka Sirohi appointed UPSC chairman

6. Navtej Sarna appointed new Indian Ambassador to US

7. Arun Goyal appointed Additional Secretary GST Council

8. Girish Chandra Gupta sworn in as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court

9. Monika Kapil Mohta appointed as India's Ambassador to Sweden

10. Myntra appoints Dipanjan Basu as Chief Financial Officer

11. Shakti Sinha appointed as Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

12. R Subramania Kumar appointed Executive Director of Indian Overseas Bank

13. Yashvardhan Sinha appointed India’s High Commissioner to UK

14. Taranjit Singh Sandhu appointed as the next High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka

15. CK Asnani assumes charge as CMD of Uranium Corporation of India Limited

16. Mukund Choudhari assumes charge as CMD of MOIL

17. Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao sworn in as acting Governor of Tamil Nadu

18. Religare Enterprises appoints Sunil Godhwani as CEO

19. Hiroshi Nakagawa takes over as Chairman of Isuzu Motors India

20. Ashok Chawla appointed Chancellor of TERI University

21. K K Aggarwal elected as National President of IMA for 2016-17

22. Ravi Wankhedkar elected as National President of IMA for 2017-18



1. US appoints Jeffrey DeLaurentis as first Cuban Ambassador in 55 years

2. World Bank reappoints Jim Yong Kim for second term as President

3. Nadia Murad Basee Taha appointed UNODC Goodwill Ambassador

4. GlaxoSmithKline picks insider Emma Walmsley as new CEO

5. Indian-origin Ravi Reddy appointed as Head of International Society for Blood Transfusion

6. Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong to be appointed as Director of the Board

7. Michel Temer sworn in as President of Brazil

8. Indian-origin Ajei Gopal named CEO of ANSYS

  Days in September

1. The International Literacy Day celebrated on 8 September

2. International Day of Charity was celebrated on 5 September 

3. National Hindi Divas (Hindi Day) was observed across India on 14 September

4. International Day of Democracy was observed on 15 September

5. International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed across the world 

on 16 September

6. International Day of Peace was observed across the world on 21 September

7. International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons was observed on 26 


8. World Tourism Day 2016 was observed across the world on 27 September

9. The International Translation Day was observed on 30 September

10. World Maritime Day was observed across the world on 29 September

11. World Rabies Day was observed on 28 September

Books & Authors

1. Book titled Democrats and Dissenters authored by Ramachandra Guha

2. His Bloody Project authored by Graeme Macrae Burnet

3. The Sellout authored by Paul Beatty

4. Hot Milk authored by Deborah Levy

5. All That Man Is authored by David Szalay

6. Do Not Say We Have Nothing authored by Madeleine Thien


1. Golf legend Arnold Palmer passes away

2. Hindi and Urdu writer Reoti Saran Sharma passes away

3. Shimon Peres, former Prime Minister of Israel, dies

4. World’s oldest cricketer Lindsay Tuckett passes away

5. Noted Assamese poet Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya dies.


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