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Saturday, August 22, 2015

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 22 AUGUST 2015 (DAILY NEWS INDIA)

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

NASA: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Headquarter of NASA: Washington D.C.

DAILY FREE CURRENT AFFAIRS 21 AUGUST 2015 (DAILY NEWS INDIA)

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 21 AUG 2015
(Daily News India)
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1.  BANGLADESH 1ST COUNTRY TO GET FUNDS FROM UNITED NATIONS FOR SOLAR HOME SYSTEMS
i. Bangladesh is the first country in world to receive the 3.56 million US dollar from United Nations for Solar home system to maximize the use of solar energy at homes.
ii. The fund will be given by United Nations frame work convention for climate change (UNFCC) to Bangladesh’s two companies. Infrastructure development company ltd and Grameen Shakti.
PM of Bangladesh : Sheikh Hasina
Currency of Bangladesh: Taka

2. COCHIN AIRPORT WORLD’S 1ST AIRPORT TO FULLY OPERATE ON SOLAR POWER:
i.   Cochin International Airport limited of Kerala has become 1st airport in world to fully operate on solar power
ii.  The airport will get solar power from 12MWP solar power plant grid near the Cochin  Airport.
CM of Kerala: Oomman Chand

3.  WORLD HUMANITARIN DAY OBSERVED ON 19TH AUGUST:
i.   World Humanitarin Day is observed on 19th August by United Nations General Assembly to recognize humanitarian and those who lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
ii.  The theme of the day was ‘Inspiring the World Humanity’

4. CONVERSION OF URBAN CO-OPERTIVE BANKS INTO REGULAR BANKS RECOMMENDED BY R.GANDHI
i.  The high powered committee of RBI headed by RBI deputy governor R.Gandhi has recommended conversion of Urban Co-operative Banks into regular banks.
ii.  Urban Co-operative banks with business size of 20000 crore are recommended for conversion into regular banks.
iii.  Earlier in January a high powered committee on Urban co-operative banks is formed under the chairmanship of RBI deputy Governor R. Gandhi on conversion of Urban Co-operative banks into commercial banks.
Governor of RBI: Raghuram Rajan

5.  ASHWANI LOHANI NEW CMD OF AIR INDIA LTD:
i.    Air India limited has appointed Ashwani Lohani as its new Chairman and Managing Director.
ii.   Aswani Lohani has replaced Rohit Nandan

iii.  Ashwani Lohani is appointed for next 3 years.

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