DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 08 SEP 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. 11TH G20 SUMMIT CONCLUDED IN HANGZHOU
i. The 11th Summit of the Group of Twenty concluded in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou.
ii. The theme of 2016 G20 Summit was Toward an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy.
iii. The event was chaired by Xi Jinping, President of China.
iv. 12th G20 summit 2017 to be held in Hamburg, Germany.
2. UK APPOINTS AMBASSADOR TO IRAN FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2011
i. The United Kingdom has appointed an ambassador to Iran for the first time since 2011.
ii. Nicholas Hopton, a former British ambassador to Qatar and Yemen will take up the role.
3. ICC ODI RANKINGS RELEASED VIRAT KOHLI REMAINS AT 2ND SPOT
i. India's batting maestro Virat Kohli held on to the number two position in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batsmen.
ii. Rohit Sharma dropped a place to seventh.
iii. AB de Villiers of South Africa is the number-one ranked ODI batsman.
4. CM INAUGURATES ASIA'S BIGGEST DIGITAL LIBRARY IN SILCHAR
i. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal inaugurated Asia’s biggest digital library dedicated to the memory of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, in NIT Silchar.
ii. The digital library is inugrated on the occasion of the 55th Teachers’ Day.
5. JOHN ABRAHAM ROPED IN AS BRAND AMBASSADOR OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH
i. The government of Arunachal Pradesh has appointed Bollywood actor John Abraham as a brand ambassador for the state.
ii. He is appointed to promte tourism to boost tourism with the help of actor.