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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 27 AUGUST 2015 (DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 27 AUG 2015
                                               (Daily News India)                 
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1.  SACHIN TENDULKAR TO BE THE CAPTAIN OF ‘GREEN ARMY’
i. Sachin Tendulkar is to be the Captain of Maharashtra’s Green Army Chief.
ii. He will promote the cause of Environment in Maharashtra.
Green Army is an initiative for school children by the state government of Maharashtra. Every school will nominate its 10 students to undertake various projects for environment conservation in their respective areas.

2.  GIRISH SAHNI IS NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CSIR
i. Girish Sahni is appointed as new director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
ii. Council of Scientific and Industrial Research is an India’s largest Research and Development Organization.
    It was established in 1942

3.  ‘SCHOOL SPORTS PROMOTION FOUNDATION’ LAUNCHED BY SAI
i. Sports Authority of India has launched School Sports Promotion foundation to promote  sports talent in schools.
ii. This foundation will organize sports tournaments across the country.
iii. It will also provide sports coaching to talented students.

4. BRIDGE PROGRAME OF AUSTRALIA EXTENDED TO NAVODAYA SCHOOLS
i. Australia-India partnership programme Building Regional Inter Cultural Dialogue and growing engagement(BRIDGE)- The programme is run by Australian schools in collaboration with Indian Schools, now it has agreed to include Jawar Navodaya Vidyalayas under this programme earlier only private schools were part of this programme.
ii. The project is started to improve teacher capability in science and technology engineering , Mathematics and Communication ,Technologies etc.

5.  NOVAK DJOKOVIC APPOINTED GOODWILL AMBASSADOR OF UNICEF:
i. World’s no.1 Tennis Player Novak Djokovic is appointed as Goodwill ambassador of UNICEF.
ii. He also signed memorandum of Understanding to promote early childhood development

i) UNICEF- United Nation Children’s Fund
ii) HQ- New York, US
iii) UNICEF- provides long term humanitarian and development assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.

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