22nd August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

22nd August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

22nd August Current Affairs

National News

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.

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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

International News

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.

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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.

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Sports News

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.

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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.

Business News

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.

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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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