22nd August Current Affairs
Historian Babasaheb Purandare bestowed with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015
Historian and writer Babasaheb Purandare was awarded with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015.
Himachal Pradesh Government launched RISHTA project
Himachal Pradesh Government launched the Rajiv Gandhi Illuminating Scheme for Hill Town Advancement (RISHTA) project, an efficient smart LED based street lighting project.
Union Government launched web portal Vidya Lakshmi for Students Educational Loans
The Union Government launched a web portal named Vidya Lakshmi (www.vidyalakshmi.co.in) for the benefit of students seeking Educational Loans.
Making India Awesome authored by Chetan Bhagat released
The book titled Making India Awesome authored by Chetan Bhagat was released by Rupa Publications.
Sushma Swaraj, Sartaj Aziz to hold press meets amid uncertainty over NSA talks
India-Pakistan National Security Advisor (NSA)-level talks after both sides hardened their positions on the issue of Kashmiri separatists, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has called a press conference.
22nd August Current Affairs
NASA spacecraft LADEE found presence of neon gas in Moon’s atmosphere
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) spacecraft LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) confirmed the presence of Neon gas in Moon’s atmosphere.
Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Ranil Wickremesinghe was sworn in as the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka. He was administered the oath of office by President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.
ASA and Exchange of Information with respect to Taxes between India
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its approval for the signing of the revised Air Services Agreement (ASA) and exchange of information with respect to taxes between India and Seychelles.
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras resigned and called for snap polls
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in a televised address to the nation announced his resignation.
India decided to boycott 61st Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference
India decided to boycott the 61st Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference which is slated to be held in Islamabad, Pakistan from 30 September to 8 October 2015.
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).
Bangladesh lifted South Asian Football Federation U-16 title
Bangladesh Under-16 team won their first-ever South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) under-16 title.
Andy Murray won Rogers Cup Masters tournament
Briton Andy Murray won the Rogers Cup Masters tournament in Montreal, Canada.
Sudhakar Shetty elected as President of Gymnastics Federation of India
Sudhakar Shetty of Maharashtra was elected as the president of the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI). He succeeds Jaspal Singh Kandhari.
Indian Men’s Hockey team won European series against Spain 2-1
Indian Men’s Hockey Team won three match series of their European Tour 2-1 after registering second win in the third and final match of the series.
Uber Cabs tied-up with Bharti Airtel to set up WiFi hotspots in each of its cabs
Bharti Airtel Limited tied-up with the Uber Cabs, allowing Uber riders to pay using Airtel’s mobile wallet service Airtel Money.
R Gandhi panel recommended conversion of UCBs into Regular Banks
The Reserve Bank of India’s High Powered Committee on Urban Cooperative Banks headed by RBI Deputy Governor R Gandhi in its report has recommended conversion of UCBs with business size of 20000 crore rupees or more into regular banks.
Mittu Chandilya now AirAsia India’s MD in addition to being CEO
Budget carrier AirAsia India has appointed Mittu Chandilya as its Managing Director, which will be in addition to his current CEO role.
India is second biggest investment country for Amazon
India has added new customers at the fastest rate for Amazon in its history of operations in multiple countries, the company’s head of international consumer business, Diego Piacentini, told TOI.
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