20th August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

20th August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

20th August Current Affairs

National News

Rajasthan Local Body Poll Results Today, a Test for Vasundhara Raje

The results of elections to 129 civic bodies in 31 districts of Rajasthan will be announced today in what is the first big political test that Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje faces after the Lalit Modi scandal enveloped her.

First woman IPS officer from the Kashmir Valley

Dr Ruveda Salam, the first woman IPS officer from the Kashmir Valley.

Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat’s Residence Raided in Bribery Case

The Enforcement Directorate has conducted raids the residence and offices of Congress lawmaker and former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat’s in the Louis Berger bribery scandal.

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Reliance Industries, Mobile Carriers, Post Office Win Payment Bank Permits

Leading mobile carriers Bharti Airtel Ltd and Vodafone India were among 11 companies selected by the RBI to help set up “payments banks” aimed at granting millions of citizens access to basic banking.

US to Develop Allahabad as Smart City, Says Envoy Richard Verma

The US will help Uttar Pradesh in developing Allahabad as a ‘smart city’, US Ambassador to India Richard R. Verma said today.

20th August Current Affairs

International News

Bangladesh Prime Minister in Delhi to Attend President Mukherjee’s Wife’s Funeral

Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina arrived in Delhi on Wednesday to attend the funeral of Indian President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife Suvra Mukherjee, an official said.

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Blast near Cairo state security building wounds 6: Security sources

At least six people were wounded early on Thursday in a car bombing near a state security building and courthouse in a Cairo suburb, security sources said.

UN and partners urge resolution to crisis after Somali legislators approve motion to impeach President

Envoys from the United Nations and other international organizations today joined to express deep concern that a parliamentary motion to impeach Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud would impede progress on the country’s peace and State-building goals.

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Yohann Diniz broke 50km Walk World Record at the European Athletics Championship

Yohann Diniz of France broke the 50-km Walk World Record at the European Athletics Championship held in Zurich, Switzerland. He broke the record with a timing of 3 Hours 32 Minutes and 33 Seconds.

United National Party (UNP) led United National Front for Good Governance

United National Party (UNP) led United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) has emerged as largest group by winning 106 seats out of total 225 seats in Sri Lankan Parliamentary election 2015.

Sports News

BCCI mulling over banks, financial institutions to run CSK, RR for two seasons: Report

BCCI working group is mulling over an interesting option of handing over suspended duo of IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings to banks or reliable financial institutions.

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Brilliant Hashim Amla century sets up South African win against Kiwis

Hashim Amla returned to form with a century which set up a 20-run for South Africa in the first one-day international against New Zealand at Super Sport Park on Wednesday.

Football: Van Gaal reveals De Gea’s shock united snub

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has claimed Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea told one of his coaches he did not want to play in the Premier League club’s first match of the season.

Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka advance in Cincinnati

Top seed Novak Djokovic cruised through his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Wednesday.

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Business news

Arun Jaitley Launches Two Funds by SIDBI

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday launched two funds by Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), a fund of funds with total corpus of Rs 12,000 crore.

Oil dips further after US stockpile, Saudi export rise

Oil markets opened up weak on Thursday following sharp falls the previous session, with US contracts hovering slightly above USD 40 per barrel, levels not seen since the credit crunch of 2009, and globally traded Brent tested support at USD 47.

Upbeat on Bharti Airtel, recommend buying: Sukhani

Sudarshan Sukhani of s2analytics.com is upbeat on Bharti Airtel and recommends buying Bharti Airtel and Idea Cellular.

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PM Modi to Bet Rs 10,000 Cr on Palm Oil Plan as Imports Surge: Report

The government plans to spend $1.5 billion (Rs 10,000 crore) in the next three years to help farmers grow oil palm trees in an area the size of New Jersey.

ABG Shipyard Q1 Net Loss Widens to Rs 948 Crore

ABG Shipyard, the flagship firm of the ABG Group, said its consolidated net loss has widened to Rs 948.2 crore.

FTIL renames itself as 63 Moons Technologies

Jignesh Shah-led Financial Technologies (India) Ltd on Wednesday proposed to change its name to 63 Moons Technologies Ltd as it seeks to reinvent itself in the wake of the NSEL crisis.

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