DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 22 AUG 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. “RISHTA” PROJECT LAUNCHED BY HIMACHAL PRADESH GOVERNMENT
i. “Rajiv Gandhi Illuminating Scheme for Hill Town Advancement” project is launched by Himachal Pradesh Government for Smart LED Street Lights
ii. Himachal Pradesh has became the first state government to start LED based street lights in north India.
CM of Himachal Pradesh : Virbhadra Singh
2. CHETAN BHAGAT RELEASED ‘MAKING INDIA AWESOME’
i. Chetan Bhagat has released a new book ‘making India Awesome’
ii. Chetan Bhagat is the country’s biggest selling writer.
iii. In this Book he explained and provided solutions for the country’s current issues like poverty , unemployment, corruption, violence against women, illiteracy etc.
3. “WEB PORTAN VIDYA LAKSHMI” LAUNCHED BY UNION GOVERNMENT:
i. The Union Government has launched a web portal ‘Vidya Lakshmi’ for helping students.
ii. This portal will provide information to students for getting education loans from banks and government financial institutions.
Union Minister of Education: Smriti Irani
4. RANIL WICKREMESINGHE IS NEW PM OF SRILANKA
i. Ranil Wickremesinghe has sworn in as new Prime Minister of Sri Lanka.
ii. Recently Parliamentary Elections 2015 were held in Sri Lanka.
iii. Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and United National Party (UNP) has inked a memorandum of Understanding to make government in Sri Lanka.
President of Sri Lanka : Maithripala Sirisena
Currency of Sri Lanka: Sri Lankan rupee
5. ‘MRS FUNNY BONES’ BOOK RELEASED BY TWINKLE sKHANNA
i. Bollywood Actress Twinkle Khanna has authored a book ‘Mrs Funny Bones: She is just like ‘you and a lot like me’.
ii. This book explains how a modern women looks at India and how India looks back at her.
6. NASA’S “LADEE” FOUND NEON GAS ON MOON:
i. National Aeronautics and Space Administration Spacecraft ‘LADEE’ (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) found neon gas on moon.
ii. It is the first time that availability of neon gas is found on moon’s atmosphere