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Monday, August 17, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 17 AUGUST 2015 (DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 17 AUG 2015
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1.  ABHISHEK VERMA GRABBED GOLD AT ARCHERY WORLD CUP:
i.  Indian Archer Abhishek Verma Grabbed Gold in the Archery World Cup state 3 competition at Wroclaw , Poland.
ii.  He defeated Esmaeil Ebade of Iran in the final.

2. DEEPIKA KUMARI AND MANGAL SINGH CLINCHED SILVER MEDAL
i.   Indian Recurve Pair Deepika Kumari and Mangal Singh won Silver medal at the World cup State 3 Competition at Wroclaw ,Poland.
ii.  They defeated pair of Mexican players Aida Roman and Juan Rene Serrano

3. ‘START UP INDIA STAND UP INDIA’ CAMPAIGN LAUNCHED BY PM:
i.  PM Narendra Modi flagged off a new campaign start up India, stand up India to promote Bank Financing.
ii.  The aim is to provide Banks financing for boosting new entrepreneurship
iii.  The scheme is launched on Independence Day
The Banks should encourage at least one Dalit, or tribal entrepreneur and at least one woman for entrepreneurship.

4. KERALA STATE AS ‘DIGITAL STATE’
i.  The Kerala Government has declared Kerala as ‘Digital State’
ii.  Kerala became the first state to achieve it.
iii.  Kerala has 100% mobile connectivity, 75% E-literacy and e-district plans in all district.
CM of Kerala –Oommen Chandy
Digital India mission was started by Narendra Modi.


DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 16 AUGUST 2015 (DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 AUG 2015
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1.  FISHERIES POLICY 2015 LAUNCHED BY ODISHA:
i.  Odisha Government approved ‘Fisheries Policy 2015’
ii.  The aim of new policy is to increase the productivity of fish from Island and marine
iii.  The Government aims to develop 15000 hectare of new ponds of fresh water.
i) China is the largest producer of fish in world and India is on 2nd place.
ii) Andhra Pradesh tops in fish production among Indian States, Andra Pradesh is followed by West Bengal.

2. SANIA 1ST INDIAN SHUTTLER TO WON SILVER MEDAL AT WORLD BADMINTON CHAMPIONSHIP
i.   Indian Shuttler Sania Nehwal won Silver medal at World Badminton Championship in Jakarta Indonesia.
ii. She is the first Indian Shuttler to won silver medal at world Badminton Championship
iii.  Earlier in 1983 Shuttler Prakash Padukone was 1st Indian to won Bronze.

3.  TAJ MAHAL BECOMES FIRST MONUMENT IN WORLD TO HAVE TWITTER ACCOUNT
i.  The Taj Mahal became the 1st historical monument in the world to have a twitter account.
ii.  It is launched by Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav on 69th Independence Day.
Tajmahal was built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in the remberance of his wife Mumtaj Mahal at Uttar Pradesh.

4. ‘INDRA-DHANUSH MISSION’ STARTED BY GOVERNMENT
i.  The union Government has launched Indradhanush mission to revamp functioning of Public Sector Banks.
ii.   It was launched by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
iii.  It aims to achieve the objective of economic growth through improving credit and minimising the political interference in the functioning of Public Sector Banks.

iv.  The seven shades of Indradhanush includes appointments, deserting PSBs, Capitalization, Empowerment, Governance, accountability, Bank Board Bureau.

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 15 AUG 2015 (DAILY NEWS INDIA)

RS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 15 AUG 2015
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1.  INDIAN MEN’S HOCKEY WON EUROPEAN SERIES
i.  India’s men Hockey team won European series after defeating Spain in the final at Spain.
Name of Indian Men’s Hockey Captain: Sardara Singh
Name of Indian Women’s Hockey Captain: Suraj Lata Devi

2. INDIA IMPOSED ANTI DUMPING DUTY ON POTASIUM CARBONATE
i.   India imposed Anti dumping duty on Potasium carbonate imports from Taiwan and South Korea
ii.  Potasium Carbonate is used in the manufacture of Lamps, TV picture tubes etc.
iii.  Anti Dumping Duty imposed by the government on imported products which have low prices as compared to domestic market.
iv.  World Trade Organization provides right to impose Anti Dumping Duty

3.  ‘GUJAR MAL MODI AWARD’ TO MUSTANSIR BARMA:
i.  Professor Mustansir Barma won Gujar Mal Modi Award for innovative science and Technology.
ii.  The Award is given for his contribution in the field of Science and Technology.
The award is given in the memory of Gujar Mal Modi who was an Scientist and made outstanding contribution in the field of Science and Technology.

4. ‘APJ ABDUL KALAM AWARD’ TO SCIENTIST N. VALARMATHI
i.  First APJ Abdul Kalam award, given to ISRO Scientist N.Valarmathi.
ii. The award was announced on the name of Former President APJ Abdul Kalam by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister after his death on 27th July as a Tribute to people’s former President.

CM of Tamil Nadu: J. Jayalalitha

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