21st August Current Affairs
Kerala Government inaugurated a 12 MW solar power project
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy inaugurated a 12 MW solar power project at the Cochin International Airport.
Prasar Bharti, Digital Television Russia inked MoU
Prasar Bharti and Digital Television Russia signed a memorandum of understanding for cooperation which will set the stage for a new media era in both the countries.
Uttar Pradesh Minister Chitranjan Swarup passed away
Uttar Pradesh (UP) Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs Chitranjan Swarup passed away in Delhi following a prolonged illness.
Union Government issued final notification demarcating ESZ around Okhla Bird Sanctuary
The announcement was made by the Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, who also said that the final notification was issued after the National Board of Wild Life cleared the process of demarcating the ESZ.
RBI granted ‘in-principle’ approval to 11 Payment Banks applicants
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) granted in-principle approval to 11 payment banks applicants under the Guidelines for Licensing of Payments Banks.
21st August Current Affairs
Bangladesh became first country to receive funds from UN for Solar Home Systems
Bangladesh on 20 August 2015 became the first country to receive funds from the United Nations (UN) for its fast growing solar home systems.
YouTube tied-up with Whistling Woods International to set up YouTube Space
Google-run video sharing portal YouTube tied-up with Whistling Woods International (WWI) to set up YouTube Space in Mumbai.
World Humanitarian Day observed with theme inspiring the World’s Humanity
World Humanitarian Day was observed on 19 August 2015 with the theme inspiring the World’s Humanity.
Pakistan and Russia signed defence agreement
Pakistan and Russia signed a landmark defence agreement that includes the sale of four Mi-35 Hind E attack helicopters to Pakistan.
China, Pakistan signed deals worth 1.6 billion US dollars to implement CPEC
China and Pakistan on 12 August 2015 signed 20 agreements worth 1.6 billion US dollars to implement the ambitious China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project.
Olympic champion Sebastian Coe elected as President of IAAF
The former Olympic champion Sebastian Coe was elected as the sixth President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Cincinnati Open round-up: Former champion Nadal ousted; Serena in quarters
Spain’s Rafael Nadal reacts after losing his match against compatriot Feliciano Lopez in round 3 of the Western & Southern Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Cincinnati.
BCCI mulls dual coach policy for Team India
According to sources close to the development, the board is struggling to get a competent foreign coach to guide the Indian team.
Bencic beats Kerber as Sharapova, Venus withdraw from Cincinnati
Belinda Bencic of Switzerland holds up the Rogers Cup trophy after winning the final against Simona Halep of Romania at the Aviva Centre in Toronto.
Snapdeal, Alibaba deal talks stretched over 6 months on valuation
Online marketplace Snapdeal had conducted negotiations with China’s Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Co. Ltd for more than six months over valuation.
Deutsche Bank mulls selling India retail ops: Report
Deutsche Bank is mulling selling its retail operations in the country as it undergoes a massive restructuring plan, a German daily has reported.
M-Wallet app SBI Buddy launched
State Bank of India (SBI) launched a mobile wallet (M-wallet) application named SBI Buddy.
Birla Corporation acquired two Indian units of Lafarge Group for 5000 crore rupees
Birla Corporation signed an agreement with French-based Lafarge Group to acquire its Jojobera unit in Jharhkand and Sonadih in Chattisgarh for a sum of 5000 crore rupees.
Google launched its parent company Alphabet Inc
Search engine giant Google Inc launched a new parent company called Alphabet Inc that separates its highly profitable search and advertising business.
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