15th August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

15th August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

15th August Current Affairs

National News

Start-up India – Stand up India campaign was announced by – PM Narendra Modi

On 69th Independence Day Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced “Start-up India; Stand up India” which is aimed to promote bank finance for Start-ups so that more employment in India can be created.

Union Government unveils Indradhanush Mission, it is meant for – PSBs

The seven shades of Indradhanush mission include appointments, de-stressing PSBs, capitalisation, empowerment, framework of accountability and governance reforms.

Union Government decided to form Bank Board Bureau

Union Government decided to set up Bank Board Bureau (BBB) to monitor key performance indicators of two dozen public sector banks (PSBs).

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Plastic was banned by – Gujarat Govt

On 15th August 2015, Gujarat’s first women Chief Minister Anandiben Patel declared ban on use of plastic in the State for the first time.

Which state govt declares state as Digital State – Kerala Govt

On 15th August 2015, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy during his Independence Day speech declared state totally digital, thus becoming first state in the country to achieve this milestone.

15th August Current Affairs

 International News

PM makes a statement with mosque visit

The UAE leadership broke protocol to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday, with Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nayhan of Abu Dhabi turning out with five of his brothers to greet him at the airport in a rare gesture.

Same-Sex Marriage Bill Introduced to Australian Parliament

A bill to legalise same-sex marriage was introduced into the Australian parliament Monday but it is doomed to fail with Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government opposed to any changes.

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Actor Morgan Freeman’s granddaughter stabbed to death in NY

Actor Morgan Freeman on Sunday announced the death of his granddaughter, Edena Hines, 33, who New York City police said was found fatally stabbed near her residence.

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Egypt’s Sisi approves anti-terrorism law setting up special courts

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Sunday approved an anti-terrorism law that sets up special courts and provides protections to its enforcers in the face of a two-year-long insurgency that aims to topple his government.

Sports News

Saina Nehwal enters final of World Badminton Championships

Saina Nehwal has entered the women’s singles final of the World Badminton Championships.

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Arsenal beats Palace 2-1 for 1st win in the Premier League

A stunning scissor kick by Olivier Giroud set Arsenal on its way to a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace and a first victory of the Premier League season on Sunday.

Sania Mirza to get Khel Ratna, 17 players selected for Arjuna award, and more

After her remarkable achievements in the last two years, Sania Mirza has been short-listed to be awarded the prestigious Khel Ratna this year.

Satnam Singh calls for more support to basketball from Indian government

Having created history by becoming the first Indian hoopster to feature in an NBA draft, Satnam Singh Bhamara is keen to see basketball thrive in India but believes that money and infrastructure are needed for the game to become popular.

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Murray ends drought against Djokovic with Montreal win

Andy Murray ended a long drought against Novak Djokovic when he beat the Serbian 6-4 4-6 6-3 in a draining final of the Rogers Cup on Sunday.

Business News

Foxconn plans $5 billion investment over 5 years in Maharashtra facility

The Foxconn announcement will bolster Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “Make in India” campaign, which aims to turn Asia’s third-largest economy into a manufacturing powerhouse.

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LafargeHolcim to sell India assets for 750 million Swiss francs

Cement maker LafargeHolcimLHN.VX said it would sell two plants in eastern India to Birla Corporation (BRLC.NS) for about 750 million Swiss francs ($768 million), as a condition of its recent merger.

Oil prices drop on shrinking Japan economy, more U.S. drill rigs

Oil prices fell to near six-year lows on Monday as Japan’s economy contracted and producers in the United States added drilling rigs for a fourth straight week despite a recent rout in prices.

Gold holds up as yuan fears keep safe-haven draw

Gold edged higher on Monday as concerns persisted over a weaker yuan after China devalued its currency last week, with the uncertainty likely to burnish bullion’s safe-haven appeal.

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