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DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 18 AUGUST 2015 (DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 18 AUG 2015
(Daily News India)
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1.  PM NARENDRA MODI VISITED MASDAR CITY
i.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Masdar city of Abu Dhabi
ii. Masdar City is a zero carbon planned city .It basically relies maximum on solar energy and other renewable energy resources.
iii.  It is world’s one of most sustainable urban developed city with renewable energy sources.
iv.  It is Reducing wastage to zero.

2. GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RATNA AND ARJUNA AWARD 2015  LIST
i.   The Government announced the awardees list of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Award for 2015.
ii.  The selection committee was headed by Justice V K Bali, former Chief Justice of Kerala High Court.
RAJIV GANDHI KHEL RANTA 2015
 S. No.
Name of the sportsperson
Discipline
1
Ms. Sania Mirza
Tennis

ARJUNA AWARDS 2015
 S. No.
Name of the sportsperson
Discipline
1
Naib Subedar Sandeep Kumar
Archery
2
MR Poovamma
Athletics
3
Kidambi Srikanth Nammalwar
Badminton
4
Mandeep Jangra
Boxing
5
Rohit Sharma
Cricket
6
Dipa Karmakar
Gymnastic
7
Sreejesh PR
Hockey
8
Manjeet Chhillar
Kabaddi
9
Abhilasha Shashikant Mhatre
Kabaddi
10
Sawarn Singh
Rowing
11
Anup Kumar Yama
Roller Skating
12
Jitu Rai
Shooting
13
S Sathish Kumar
Weightlifting
14
Bajrang
Wrestling
15
Babita Kumari
Wrestling
16
Yumnam Sanathoi Devi
Wushu
17
Sharath M Gayakwad 
Para-Swimming

3.  SACHIN TENDULKAR TO BE TIGER AMBASSADOR IN MAHARASTRA:
i.  Maharastra Government has appointed Sachin Tendulkar as its new Ambassador for Tiger Conservation Project
ii.  The aim is to create awareness about saving the tigers in State
iii. Earlier superstar Amitabh Bachchan has been appointed as Tiger ambassador in Maharastra .
CM of Maharastra: Devendra Fadnavis

4. AJIT KUMAR NEW CHAIRMAN OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES SELECTION BOARD
i.  Ajit Kumar Seth is appointed as new chairman of Public Enterprises Selection  Board.
ii.  The appointment is made for next 3 years term.
iii.  Ajit Kumar Seth has replaced Atul Chaturvedi.
i) Public Enterprises Selection Board makes policies for the managing of Central Public Sector Enterprises and to advise government on top managerial post appointments.
ii) Public enterprises Selection Board is formed in 1987.

5.  ANDY MURRAY WON ROGERS CUP 2015
i.  Andy Murray won Rogers Cup Masters tournament 2015 in Montrial, Canada.
ii.  Andy Murray defeated Tennis World Number One Player Novak Djokovic.

6.  RUSSIA TO BACK INDIA FOR A PERMANENT SEAT IN UNSC
i.  Russia clarified that it is going to support India for a permanent seat in United Nations Security Council (UNSC)
ii.  Earlier United States clarified its support in the Favour of India.

United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of United Nations. The main objective of UNSC is to maintain International Peace and Security. India wants a permanent seat in UNSC
.UNSC have 5 permanent members: China, France, Russia, USA. UK

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