23rd August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

23rd August Current Affairs


National News

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurating newest private bank “Bandhan Bank”

Bandhan Bank commenced operations with the simultaneous launch of 501 branches, a loan book of Rs 10,500 crore and savings accounts totalling 1.43 million.

Chairman of Bandhan Bank

Ashok kumar lahiri is the chairman of Bandhan Bank.

Never the twain shall meet: India, Pakistan and the NSA peace talks façade

Peace talks between India and Pakistan collapsed hours before they were scheduled to start, as the nuclear-armed rivals showed that they were unable to overcome deep-rooted mutual mistrust.

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Bengal tops the list in human trafficking

The highest number of cases of human trafficking in the country is from West Bengal, which alone accounts for 20 per cent of all reported cases in India.

Assam Congress leader to join BJP soon

A former Minister in the Tarun Gogoi government in Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, met BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi and signalled that he would be joining the party in two or three days.

23rd August Current Affairs

International News

North Korea approves ‘final attack’ on South Korea as tensions increase in region

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared his front-line troops were in a “quasi-state of war” and ordered them to prepare for battle, a day after the most serious confrontation with South Korea in years.

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Air show crash: Police say 11 people are ‘highly likely to be dead’

A day after a relic military jet plunged from the sky and crashed onto a busy UK highway, authorities searched Sunday for more possible victims.

UAE forces free British hostage from al Qaeda in Yemen

A 64-year-old British oil engineer has been freed by United Arab Emirates forces in Yemen, 18 months after he was kidnapped while working in the country, the UAE’s official news agency said.

Thai court indicts previously acquitted British activist

A Thai court indicted a British labour rights activist in a case linked to a report he co-authored alleging severe labour abuses in Thailand`s food industry, a key supplier to Western supermarkets.

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Fire at Venezuela nursing home kills eight

A major fire ripped through a private nursing home in Venezuela`s capital Caracas on Sunday killing eight elderly people, authorities said, calling it “a miracle” there were not more victims.

Sports News

2015 World Athletics Championships: Usain Bolt defeats Justin Gatlin

Usain Bolt overcame the doubters and the form book to beat controversial rival Justin Gatlin to 100m gold at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

Simona Halep Beats Sara Errani to Reach Rogers Cup

Romanian second seed Simona Halep advanced to the final of the WTA Rogers Cup on Saturday by defeating Italy’s Sara Errani 6-4, 6-4.

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Former India Goalkeeper and Head Coach Romeo James Nominated for Dhyan Chand Award

Former Indian Hockey goalkeeper and head coach Romeo James has been nominated for the Dhyan Chand Award this year for his outstanding contribution to Indian Hockey.

Tiger Woods Finishes Tenth, David Love Wins at Wyndham

Tiger Woods couldn’t end his victory drought, but 51-year-old Davis Love ended with a one-stroke win in the Wyndham Championship that made him the third-oldest winner in US PGA Tour history.

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Business News

Founder of Bandhan Bank

Bandhan Bank MD and Chairman Chandrashekhar Ghosh is the founder of Bandhan Bank.

500 Bandhan Bank branches to go on steam today

The inaugural will mark commencement of banking services at 500 BFS branches across the country. The bank has also set up 250 ATMs in urban areas, all sourced from Diebold.

United Spirits, Kingfisher Airlines Face Axe for Listing Violations: Report

More than 100 listed companies, including United Spirits Ltd and long-grounded Kingfisher Airlines, have been slapped penalties for violating listing agreement provisions set forth by SEBI and bourses.

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Yes Bank to Decide on Rs 6,500 Cr Share Sale in H2

Yes Bank will take a call in the second half of the current fiscal year on its plans for a $1-billion (about Rs 6,500 crore) share sale, its chief Rana Kapoor has said.

UP Regulator Finds Excess Lead in Yippee Noodles

After Maggi noodles, the Uttar Pradesh Food and Drug Authority (FDA) has found excess lead in Yippee noodles of domestic giant ITC Ltd and will soon file a case.

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