Friday, 21 August 2015

Latest current affairs for competitive exams 2015

§  Shot putter Manpreet Kaur shattered 18-year-old national record
§  21st International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer observed across the world
§  Mount Aso, the largest volcano of Japan erupted
§  Scientists identified THSD7A gene as primarily responsible for obesity in Indians
§  Global satellite named 'GlobalSat for DRR' proposed to be named after Abdul Kalam
Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi awarded with 2015 Nansen Refugee Award by UNHCR

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina won the United Nations Champions of the Earth Award 2015

World's longest Continental Volcanic Chain discovered in Australia

Natura Brasil selected for 2015 UNEP Champions of the Earth award in entrepreneurial vision category

Narsingh Pancham Yadav won bronze at 2015 World Wrestling Championships

RBI, Nepal Rastra Bank signed MoU for Exchange of Supervisory Information

Government to provide additional 50 days work to farmers under MGNREGA in drought-hit areas

Germany introduced border controls along Austrian border to check migrant influx from Syria

10th World Hindi Conference held in Bhopal

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won 2015 US Open Women's Doubles title

¤ Union Government launched web portal Vidya Lakshmi for Students Seeking Educational Loans.
¤ Ashwani Lohani appointed as CMD of Air India Limited.
¤ R Gandhi panel recommended conversion of UCBs into Regular Banks.

¤ Bangladesh became first country to receive funds from UN for Solar Home Systems.
¤ YouTube tied-up with Whistling Woods International to set up YouTube Space.
¤ Pakistan and Russia signed defence agreement that includes the sale of four Mi-35 helicopters.
¤ RBI granted 'in-principle' approval to 11 Payment Banks applicants.
¤ Karnal Singh assigned additional charge of Director of Enforcement Directorate.
¤ SM Khan-headed team constituted to assess situation in FTII by Union Government.
¤ UNP led UNFGG coalition won the Sri Lanka Parliamentary Elections 2015.
¤ Google launched its parent company Alphabet Inc.
¤ World Bio-Fuel Day observed globally on 10 August.

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