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Most Important Current Affairs of August 2015



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August 2015 Current Affairs: Important Current Events

International Affairs

    august 2015 current affairs
  • From 1 to 7 August will observe World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) organized by WABA (World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action), WHO (World Health Organization) and UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund). Theme of this program in 2015 - “Breastfeeding and Work – Let’s Make it Work!”
  • International friendship day observed 1st Sunday of August. The first World Friendship Day was proposed at Paraguay.
  • South Sudan becomes 206th member in Olympic family.
  • CERN has granted its associate membership on Pakistan.
  • India and Mozambique sign a MoU for renewable Energy.
  • Nepal has issued passports adding a third- gender category in the passports with “O” category. And Manoj Shahi (changed name as Monica Shahi), a transgender become the
  • first recipient of category “O” passport in Nepal.
  • Singapore observed 50th Independent day on 9th August 2015. Independent theme was “International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples.”
  • 10th August observed in Germany as International Biodiesel day.
  • PM Narendra Modi visit to United Arab Emirates and this is the first time visit
  • by an Indian Prime Minister to the Gulf nation in 34 years.
  • Indonesia celebrates Independence Day on 17th August 2015.
  • FIPIC – (Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation) summit held in Jaipur in 2015.
  • The tallest mountain in North America renamed as per 25th U.S. President William McKinley “Mount McKinley” which is called by the Alaska’s people ‘Denali’.

National Affairs

  • India’s 1st Harbour Defence System inaugurates in Kochi which will enable to respond surface to sub-surface with automated system capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating warning for surface and underwater threats.  
  • The landmark peace treaty was signed between India and Nagaland.
  • Odisha government launch Onion Mission for provide loans and high yielding seeds to farmers for being high price of Onion in the market.
  • Lok Sabha passed Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes prevention of atrocities amendment bill in 2015.
  • President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated a Museum at the Rashtrapati Bhavan called
  • 'Navachara Kaksh'. 
  • Kamayani Express & Janta Express crashed on a submerged bridge in Harda district.
  • Haryana government launch 'Thari Pension Thare Pass ' scheme for the Give up LPG subsidy.
  • Asia’s biggest telescope MAST (Multi Application Solar Telescope) inaugurated in Rajasthan.
  • The Government signed with UNESCO for the establishment of a Centre for World Natural Heritage Management and Training for Asia- Pacific region at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in Dehradun.
  • Airtel has launched India’s 1st 4G services.
  • PM Narendra Modi has organised the first National Handloom Day (7th August) In Chennai today.
  • Government has decided to give e-tourist visa for more 36 countries.
  • Government launched a scheme ' Nai Manzil ' for minorities.
  • Mysore has topped rank in the Swachh Bharat Mission.
  • On 9th August 73rd Anniversary of the Quit India Movement.
  • The Maharashtra govt has announced 2nd marine sanctuary after Malvan Wildlife Sanctuary as Flamingo Sanctuary.
  • 'Santhara' is a Jain ritual which has banned in The Rajasthan High Court according to the section 306 and 309 IPC.
  • Bihar govt launched " Disha", a mobile app digital literacy.
  • Govt launched a scheme "Nai Manzil” in Patna for the minorities in generals and muslims community. 
  • MP has recorded of planting 1 crore saplings in one day in the ‘Hariali Mahotsav’
  • Indian railway has signed 4 MoUs with Union Power Ministry.
  • 1st for knowledge sharing in the field of electricity and energy.
  • 2nd for Renewable Energy to promote solar energy usage.
  • 3rd for Energy Efficiency to identify technologies to improve energy utilization.
  • 4th for the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd for implementation of energy efficient
  • systems and conservation projects for the Railways.
  • 1st a muslim has translated Hindu Hunuman Chalisa into Urdu, name Abid Alvi.
  • India celebrates 69th Independence Day in 2015 
  • Akhilesh Yadav has launched the official twitter account of Taj Mahal
  • ("@TajMahal "),on Independence Day.
  • Kerala govt became Complete Digital State in 2015.
  • Taj Mohal has ranked 5th for the World's Best tourist attractions According to the
  • Lonely Planet's "Ultimate Travelist".
  • India’s 1st private bank in 11 years opened "Bandhan Bank" with 501 branches.
  • Chairman of Bandhan Bank: Ashok Kumar Lahiri & Founder of Bandhan Bank: Chandra Shekhar Ghosh.
  • India govt launched a telemedicine with the help of Apollo Hospital name “SEHAT”.
  • Delhi International Airport limited has launched a mobile app to provided right time about information named “FlyDel”.
  • India now free from tetanus birth mother and children according to WHO.
  • Indian government launched online new LPG connection App named “SAHAJ”.
  • 10th World Hindi Conference will be held in Bhopal in 2015.


Business/ Banking Affairs 

  • Delhi government has reduced VAT rates from 12.5 % to 5 % in three sections: metal utensils, wax of all kinds, wood and timber.
  • According to the Forbes Asia Fabulous 50 list India has the second-highest number of companies on the list for the last 5 years and China topped.
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has permitted the banks to shift, merge all their branches except rural branches.
  • Microsoft has launched a Translator, which enable 50 different languages.
  • According to U.S. Department of Agriculture India became world’s largest exporter of beef.
  • UAE became India’s 2nd largest trading partner.
  • Axis Bank has launched the first Contactless Debit and Credit.
  • Odisha govt has launched Fisheries Policy 2015.
  • Modi has announced a “Special Package" of Rs 1, 25,000 crore for Bihar.
  • Google Inc. Launched a Wi-Fi router name “ OnHub”.
  • Gujarat will launch ‘Agro- Solar Policy’ to encourage the farmers to tap the solar energy.


Sports Updates

  • Ranveer Singh Saini has become the 1st Indian to win a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
  • Joshna Chinappa, Indian squash player wins Victorian Open Squash title in Melbourne in 2015.
  • Serena Williams ranked in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings 2015.
  • According to FIFA World ranking Argentina has topped.
  • World Badminton Championships 2015 began in Jakarta.
  • PGA – (Professional Golfers Association World Cup Archery) Champion 2015 - 
  • Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri.
  • Any Murray has won Rogers Cup Masters Tournament 2015 by beating Novak Djokovic.
  • Bangladesh won Under-16 SAFF for the first time.
  • 15th World Athletics Championships began in Beijing at Beijing National Stadium ("Bird's Nest").

Prize & Awards

  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2015 has been given to the Wimbledon doubles champion Sania Mirza.
  • The Esri Special Achievement in GIS Award 2015 for exemplary work in Dairy Geographical Information System won The National Dairy Development Board.
  • Rajan Vishal won the Best Electoral Practices Award-2014.
  • GlobalSat for DRR for earth observation and disaster risk reduction is to dedicated to Late President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam.
  • Zhanna Nemtsova won Poland’s Solidarity Prize 2015 for advocating democracy
  • and human rights.
  • Dr. M. Veerappa Moily won 24th ‘Saraswati Sammaan’ award 2015.
  • Arjuna awards 2015 have recommended to the Rohit Sharma and sixteen others players.
  • According to Forbes magazine’s richest person Microsaft's Bill Gates and Indians - Wipro Chairman Azim Premji (13th Rank) and HCL founder Shiv Nadar (14th Rank).
  • Shaurya Chakra and Naib Subedar Rajesh Kumar won Gallantry Award 2015 from 
  • President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015.
  • Five coaches have got Dronacharya Award 2015.
  • Zaina Erhim has won Peter Mackler Award 2015 for Courageous and Ethical Journalism.

Resignation

  • Michael Clarke: Australia's Test captain
  • Alexis Tsipras: Greece's Prime Minister

Appointment

  • Acharya Dev Vrat:  The governor of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Ram Nath Kovind: The governor of Bihar.
  • Atul Keshap:  The U.S Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives.
  • Satya Nadella - CEO of Microsoft
  • Nikesh Arora – President and COO of SoftBank
  • Om Prakash Rawat became the new Election Commissioner. The three- member poll-panel of Election commission are Om Prakash Rawat , Nasim Zaidi and A K Joti.
  • Sachin Tendulkar became Maharashtra's tiger ambassador.
  • Usha Ananthasubramanian became 1st female head in private sector in Punjab National Bank after SBI
  • Anupam Kher has appointed as the UN ambassador of the 'HeForShe' Campaign.
  • Ranil Wickremesinghe became 23rd PM of Sri Lanka 2015 from UNP (United National Party).
  • Economic Affairs secretary became Shaktikanta Das.
  • Tourism Secretary became Vinod Zutshi.
  • Novak Djokovic became UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.
  • Rajiv Mehrishi became Union Home Secretary

Death

  • Lynn Anderson: American Singer won Grammy award- winning single “Rose Garden". 
  • Om Prakash Munjal: Founder of Hero bicycle. 
  • Suvra Mukherjee: The wife of President Pranab Mukherjee's wife. Books written by Suvra Mukherjee : Chokher Aloey and Chena Achenai Chin. 


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