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Appointments

1. ScientistSoumyaSwaminathanhasbeenappointedasDirectorGeneralofIndianCouncilofMedicalResearchandandSecretaryin

DepartmentofHealthResearch.

2. AcharyaDevVrathasbeenappointedas26thGovernorofHimachalPradesh.

3. ActorAmitabhBachchanbecameMaharashtra'sstateambassadorforSavetheTigercampaign.

4. AjitKumarSethhasbeenappointedaschairmaofPublicEnterprisesSelectionBoard.GauriKumarandAnshumanDashavebeenmade asmembersinPESB.

5. AjitSinghhasbeenappointedasChiefJusticeofRajasthanHighCourt.

6. AshwaniLohanihasbeenappointedasChairmanandManagingDirectorofAirIndiaLimitedfor3Years.

7. BollywoodactorAnupamKherhasbeennamedanadvocateforUnitedNationscampaignongenderequality.

8. Britain'sSebastianCoehasbeenelectedasPresidentofInternationalAssociationofAthleticsFederations(IAAF).India'sAdille SumariwallahasbeenelectedasamemberofIAAF.

9. Coca­ColaIndiamadecricketerSouravGangulyasitssocialambassadorupto2017.

10. FormerCrieketerDilipVengsarkarhasbeenelectedaspresidentofAssociationofIndianStatisticiansandscorersofIndia.

11. FormerJammuUniversityVCAmitabhMattoohasbeenappointedAdvisortoJ&KCMMuftiSayeed.

12. GangaRamAgarwalfromIndianRailwayServicesofElectricalEngineering(IRSEE)hasbeenappointedasnewSecretaryofRailway

Board.

13. GirishSahnihasbeenappointedasDirectorGeneralofCouncilofScientific&IndustrialResearch(CSIR).

14. GovernmentappointedPSJayakumarasManagingDirector(MD)andChiefExecutiveOfficer(CEO)ofBankofBaroda.

15. GovernmentappointedRakeshSharmaasMDandCEOofCanaraBank.

16. Indian­AmericanAtulKeshaphasbeenappointedasUSA'sAmbassadortoSriLankaandMaldives.HebecamesecondIndian­origin

diplomattobepostedtotheregionafterRichardRahulVerma(USAAmbassadortoIndia).

17. Indian­AmericanVinceChhabriahasbeenappointedasfull­timefederaljudgeofCaliforniacourtinUSA.

18. IqbalAhmedAnsarihasbeenappointedasChiefJusticeofPatnaHighCourt(Bihar).

19. JayantManganlalPatelisappointedasChiefJusticeofGujaratHighCourt.

20. K.VijayRaghavanisappointedasSecretaryinMinistryofEarthSciences.

21. KarnalSinghhasbeenappointedasDirectorofEnforcementDirectorate.

22. KundanSinhaappointedasaNewMemberTrafficinRailwayBoard.

23. LarsenandToubroappointedSanjayJalonaasManagingDirectorandCEOofitsITArm­L&TInfotech.

24. M.K.IyerhasbeenappointedasMemberofCentralElectricityRegulatoryCommission(CERC).

25. MadanlalLaxmandasTahaliyaniisappointedasLokayuktaofMaharashtra.

26. MaharashtragovernmentappointedcricketerSachinTendulkarasnewambassadorforTigerConservationProjectalongwithActor

AmitabhBachchanwhowasappointedearlier.

27. Mercedes­BenzhasappointedRolandSFolgerasManagingDirectorandChiefExecutiveOfficerofitsIndiaoperations.

28. NarendraKumarSinhahasbeenappointedasSecretaryinMinistryofTourism.

29. NeerjaMathurhasbeenappointedasaMemberofJointElectricityRegulatoryCommission(JERC)forGoa&UnionTerrirtories.

30. OmPrakashRawathasbeenappointedasElectionCommissioner.

ElectionCommissionofIndiahasprovisionofaChiefElectionCommissionerandtwoadditionalCommissioners.
ElectionCommissionofIndiahasprovisionofaChiefElectionCommissionerandtwoadditionalCommissioners.
ElectionCommissionofIndiahasprovisionofaChiefElectionCommissionerandtwoadditionalCommissioners.

ElectionCommissionofIndiahasprovisionofaChiefElectionCommissionerandtwoadditionalCommissioners.

Currently,NasimZaidiischiefelectioncommissionerandAnchalKumarJyoti,OmPrakashRawatareelectioncommissioners.

PirajiKharatisappointedasMDandCEOofIDBIBank.

Rajasthangovernmentsignedmemorandumsofunderstanding(MoUs)withseveralprivatecompaniesworthRs2,452croreatan

investormeetinNewDelhi.TheInvestmentwillgenerateover7000jobsintheState.

RajivManglahasbeenappointedasChiefTechnologyOfficerofe­CommercefirmSnapdeal.

RajivMehrishihasbeenappointedasUnionHomeSecretaryofIndiareplacingL.C.Goyal.

RamNathKovindhasbeenappointedas35thGovernorofBihar.

RanaKapoorhasbeenre­appointmentedasMDandCEOofYesbankfor3years.

RanilWickremesinghehasbeenappointedasPrimeMinisterofSriLankaforfourthtimefollowinghisparty'svictoryinparliamentary polls.

RekhaMMenonhasbeenappointedaschairpersonofAccentureIndia.

SriLankaappointedformerCricketerKumarSangakkaraasSriLankasambassadortoUK.

SudhakarShettyhasbeenelectedasPresidentofGymnasticsFederationofIndia.

SunilArorahasbeenappointedasSecretaryinMinistryofInformation&Broadcasting.

TelanganaGovernmentappointedKandakatlaManoharasDirectorofNizamsInstituteofMedicalSciences(NIMS)(Hyderabad).

TennisstarNovakDjokovic(Serbia)hasbeenmadenewgoodwillambassadorforUnitedNationsChildren'sFund,(UNICEF).

VassilikiThanouhasbeenappointedasGreece'sFirstfemaleprimeminister.Shewillleadthecountrytillelectionstobeheldon20

September.

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NAMEOFTHECOACH ShriNavalSingh ShriAnoopSingh ShriHarbansSingh ShriSwatantarRajSingh ShriNiharAmeen
NAMEOFTHECOACH
ShriNavalSingh
ShriAnoopSingh
ShriHarbansSingh
ShriSwatantarRajSingh
ShriNiharAmeen

NAMEOFTHESPORTSPERSON

Mr.RomeoJames

Mr.ShivPrakashMishra

Wrestling

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Tennis

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Mr.ShivPrakashMishra Wrestling DISCIPLINE Hockey Tennis Top 24th SaraswatiSammaan
Mr.ShivPrakashMishra Wrestling DISCIPLINE Hockey Tennis Top 24th SaraswatiSammaan
Mr.ShivPrakashMishra Wrestling DISCIPLINE Hockey Tennis Top 24th SaraswatiSammaan

24thSaraswatiSammaan2014hasbeenpresentedtoM.VeerappaMoilyforhisKannadawork'SriRamayanaMahanveshanam.

AmolPalekarhasbeenappointedaschairmanofIndia’sOscarjury,whichwillselectIndia'sofficialentryinbestforeignfilmcategoryof

88thAcademyAwards(Oscars).

BangladeshnovelistZiaHaiderRahmanwonJamesTaitBlackaward2015forhisdebutnovelIntheLightofWhatWeKnowatthe

2015Edinburghinternationalbookfestival.

CentralBoardofDirectTaxes(CBDT)signedtwounilateralAdvancePricingAgreements(APAs)withtwoMulti­NationalCompanies whichincludesthefirstAPAwitha“rollback”provision.

CBDThassofarsigned14APAsofwhich13areunilateralAPAsandoneisabilateralAPA.

UnilateralAPAsareagreedbetweenIndiantaxpayersandCBDTwithoutinvolvementoftaxauthoritiesofcountrywherethe associatedenterpriseisbased.

BilateralAPAsincludeagreementsbetweentaxauthoritiesofthetwocountries.

APAwithrollbackprovisionextendstaxcertaintyforninefinancialyearsasagainstfiveyearsinAPAswithoutrollback.

APAsaremeanttosettletransferpricesandmethodsofsettingpricesofinternationaltransactionsinadvance.Government promoteshavinglargenumberofAPAstofostertaxcooperationandcertainty.

DronacharyaAwards,DhyanChandAwardsandRashtriyaKhelProtsahanPuruskar2015­

DronacharyaAwards(Institutedin1985)(CommitteeheadedbyformerbadmintonplayerDipankarBhattacharya)­

DISCIPLINE

Athletics­Para­sports

Athletics­Lifetime

Boxing­Lifetime

Swimming­Lifetime

DhyanChandAwards2015(Institutedin2002)(committeeheadedbyformerIndianhockeycaptainZafarIqbal)­

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Mr.T.P.P.Nair

Training

Hyderabad

Volleyball

2. 3. 4. Mr.T.P.P.Nair Training Hyderabad Volleyball RashtriyaKhelProtsahanaPurushkar 2015(institutedin2009)
2. 3. 4. Mr.T.P.P.Nair Training Hyderabad Volleyball RashtriyaKhelProtsahanaPurushkar 2015(institutedin2009)
2. 3. 4. Mr.T.P.P.Nair Training Hyderabad Volleyball RashtriyaKhelProtsahanaPurushkar 2015(institutedin2009)

RashtriyaKhelProtsahanaPurushkar2015(institutedin2009)

Category

Entityrecommendedfor RashtriyaKhelProtsahan

Purushkar,2015

Identificationandnurturingofbudding DirectorateGeneralofMilitary

/youngtalent

Encouragementtosportsthrough

CoalIndiaLimited

CorporateSocialResponsibility

Employmentofsportspersonsandsports HaryanaPolice welfaremeasures

SportsforDevelopment

SportsCoachingFoundation,

FootballerLionelMessi(Argentina)hasbeenvotedasUEFA'sBestseasonPlayerinaEurope­widepoll.

ForbesWorld'sHighest­PaidActorsList2015­

ForbesWorld'sHighest­PaidActorsList2015­

TheListhasnamesof34globalactors,toppedbyRobertDowneyJr.forthethirdyearinarowwithearningsof80millionUSD

JackieChanissecondwith50millionUSDearnings,VinDieselthird(47millionUSD).

IndianActorsinList­

AmitabhBachchanandSalmanKhanareseventhinListwithearningsof33.5MillionUSDEach.

AkshayKumarisninthinlistwithearningsof32.5MillionUSD.

TheForbeslisthas12newcomersofwhichfivearefromIndiaalone.

TheIndianactorsaresecondwithcombinedearningsof140.5millionUSD,justafterUSA.

GallantryAwardson69thIndianNationalIndependenceDay(15August2015)

KirtiChakra­NectarSanjenbamandRakesjKumar

ShauryaChakra­MunindraNathRai,TanujGrover,VarunKumarSingh,BahadurChetri,TankaKumarLimbu,MilindMohan

Mokashi,SandeepSingh,ShafiSheikh,RiyazAhmedLoneandHiraKumarJha

SenaMedal(Gallantry)­50Awardees

GoaTourismMinisterDilipParulekarreceivedPacificAreaTravelWritersAssociation(PATWA)SafariIndiaSouthAsiaTravelAward

2015.PacificAreaTravelWritersAssociation(PATWA)isaprofessionalorganizationoftravelwriters.SafariIndiaisaregionaltourism

magazinecoveringIndia,Nepal,SriLanka,Bangladesh,PakistanandSouthEastAsia.

GovernmentLaunchedfirstlectureawardinhonourofM.G.K.Menon,renownedPhysicistwhohascontributedtodevelopmentof

scienceandtechnologyinIndia.OneofhiscontributionsisnurturingtheTataInstituteofFundamentalResearch(Mumbai)thathis

mentorHomiJ.Bhabhafoundedin1945.

GovernmentconferredArjunaAwardonIndiancricketerRavichandranAshwin.Hebecame48thcricketertoreceivetheprestigious

Arjunaaward.

IndianagriculturalscientistModaduguVijayGuptahasbeenchosenforinauguralSunhakPeacePrizeforhisworkindeveloping

sustainableaquacultureasasolutiontofuturefoodcrisis(Bluerevolution).HewillsharethisawardswithKiribati'spresidentAnoteTong.

IndiansociobiologistRaghavendraGadagkarhasbeenawardedwithGermany'shighestcivilianhonourCrossofOrderoftheMeritfor

hiscontributioninbehaviouralecologyandsociobiologyandresearchcorporationbetweenIndiaandGermany.

IndiasHighCommissionertoSingapore­VijaySinghThakurreceivedAsianoftheYear2014awardbyleadingSingaporedailyThe

StraitsTimes.

KeralaStatefilmawards2014­

Bestactor­NivinPauly(BangaloreDaysand1983)andSudevNair(MyLifePartner)

Bestactress­NasriyaNaseem(‘OmShanthiHosanaand‘BangaloreDays)

BestDirector:SanalkumarSasidharanforOraalPokkam

KolkataPortTrusthasbeennamedasMajorPortofYear2014­15attheGatewayAwards2015foritsgrowthrateinvolumes,capacity

utilizationandcustomersatisfaction.KolkataDockSystemandHaldiaDockSystemunderKolkataPortTrust(KoPT)togetherachieved

trafficgrowthof23%,whileallothermajorportstogetherrecordedgrowthof5.8%.

MakeInIndiaAwardsforExcellence–2015­

Total46Companieshavebeenawardedin46Categories.

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18. Mathematician AmalenduKrishna haswonRamanujanPrize2015forresearchinalgebraiccycles,algebraicK­theoryandtheoryof

18. MathematicianAmalenduKrishnahaswonRamanujanPrize2015forresearchinalgebraiccycles,algebraicK­theoryandtheoryof

motives.RamanujanPrizeisnamedafterIndianmathematicianSrinivasaRamanujanandrecognizesoutstandingresearchersunder45

yearsage.FirstIndiantowinitwasSujathaRamadorai(2006).

19. MountaineerJotSinghofIndo­TibetanBorderPolice(ITBP)hasbeenhonouredwithTenzingNorgayNationalAdventureAward2014­

15.

20. MustansirBarma(formerDirectorofTataInstituteofFundamentalResearch,Mumbai)hasbeenpresentedwithGujarMalModi AwardforhiscontributioninScienceandTechnology.

21. NationalDairyDevelopmentBoard(NDDB)wonEsriSpecialAchievementinGISAward2015forappreciatedworkinDairy

GeographicalInformationSystem.NDDBsInternet­basedDairyGeographicalInformationSystem(i­DGIS)applicationisfirstofitskind inIndiaforvillage­levelintegrationofdataatsuchalargescale.

22. NationalSportsAwards2015(SelectioncommitteeheadedbyV.K.Bali,formerChiefJusticeofKerlaHighCourt)­

RajeevGandhiKhelRatnaAward

RajeevGandhiKhelRatnaAward­SaniaMirza.ShebecamesecondtennisplayertoberecommendedfortheprestigiousRajiv GandhiKhelRatna.

ArjunaAwards­17spoertspersonsrecommendedforprestigiousArjunaawardsthisyear.

JituRai­Shooter

RohitSharma­Cricketer

DipaKarmakar­Gymnast

PRSreejesh­Hockeyplayer

Bajrang­Wrestler

Babita–Wrestler

MRPoovamma­Athlete

KSrikanth­Shuttler

MandeepJangra­Boxer

SandeepKumar­Archery

SwarnSingh­Rowing

SatishSivalingam­Weightlifting

SanthoiDevi­Wushu

SharathGaekwad­Para­sailing

ManjeetChhillar­KabaddiAbhilashaMhatre­Kabaddi AnupKumar­Rollerskating 23.

AbhilashaMhatre­KabaddiManjeetChhillar­Kabaddi AnupKumar­Rollerskating 23.

AnupKumar­RollerskatingManjeetChhillar­Kabaddi AbhilashaMhatre­Kabaddi 23.

23. NotedHistorianBabasahebPurandarehasbeenconferredwithMaharashtraBhushanAward2015byMaharashtraGovernment.

24. RajendraSingh(QuotedasWatermanofIndia)hasbeenconferredwith2015StockholmWaterPrizeforhiswaterrestorationeffortsto

defeatdroughtandempoweringcommunitiesofRajasthanthroughhisorganisationTarunBharatSangh(IndiaYouthAssociation).

25. SyrianjournalistZainaErhaimwonPeterMacklerAward2015forCourageousandEthicalJournalismforhereffortstotraincitizen

reportersinsyria­awar­ravagedcountry.

26. ThreeIndians­PradeepGoyal,VivekanandKain,andGankidiMadhusudhanReddyandThreeIndianOriginPersons­Pranesh

Aswath,SuveenMathaudhuandMuthukumarasamySadayappanhavebeennamedamong29FellowsofAmericanSocietyforMetals

(ASM)2015.

27. UttarPradeshGovernmentapprovedamendedguidelinesforBegumAkhtarAward.Theawardwillannuallybeawardedtorenowned singersofghazal,dadra,andthumrifromstate.

28. ZhannaNemtsovahasbeenawardedwithPoland'sSolidarityPrize2015forherworkfordemocracyandhumanrights.

Books

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1. ModernThoughtLeaders­LalBahadurShastriMemorialLectures(1997­2014)’hasbeeneditedbyAnilShastri,(sonofShriLal

BahadurShastri).

2. AncientUrduCopyofShriRamcharitmansawrittenbyShivBratLalin1904foundindelhi.

3. BookKumbhMela:MappingtheEphemeralMegacityhasbeenwrittenbyTarunKhanna.

4. BookMakingIndiaAwesomeauthoredbyChetanBhagathasbeenreleased.Itishissecondnon­fictionbookafterWhatYoungIndia

Wants.

5. BookMrsFunnybones:ShesJustLikeYouandaLotLikeMehasbeenwrittenbyTwinkleKhanna.

Committees

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1. MinorityAffairsMinisterNajmaHeptullalaunchedNaiManzilschemeinPatnaaimedataddressingeducationalandlivelihoodneeds

ofminoritycommunitiesbygivingthebridgecoursestotraineesandgettingthemCertificatesforClassXIIandXfromdistancemedium

educationalsystem.Skilltrainingin4courses­Manufacturing,Engineering,ServicesandSoftskillsshallalsobeimpartedtotrainees.The

schemewillcoverpeopleinbetween17to35agegroupfromallminoritycommunitiesaswellasMadrasastudents.

2. Committeeunderdirector­NationalInstituteofNutrition(Hyderabad)recommendedbanningsaleofjunkfoodaroundschoolsto checkissuesrelatedtogrowingproblemsofobesityamongchildrenduetooverjunkfoodcomsumption.

3. DelhiGovernmentconstitutedaCommitteeheadedbySNAgarwalforinquiryintoCNGfitnessscamofDelhi.

4. GovernmentconstitutedathreememberteamunderRegistrarofNewspapersinIndia(RNI)SMKhantoassesssituationoverstudent protestinFilmandTelevisionInstituteofIndia(FTII)inPune.

5. GovernmentlaunchedSchoolNurseryYojanaasaninitiativetobringstudentsclosertonaturebyengagingclassVI­IXstudentsin nurseriescreatedinschools.

6. HaryanagovernmentlaunchedThariPensionTharePassschemeensuretransparencyindisbursementofsocialsecuritypensions.

7. IndianGovernment'sPahalschemehasbeenacknowledgedbyGuinnessBookofWorldRecordsaslargestcashtransferprogram

(households)with13.9croreLPGconsumersjoiningit.LPGconsumerswillgetcylindersatmarketpriceandreceiveLPGsubsidydirectly

intotheirbankaccounts.

8. InformationTechnologyandTelecomMinisterRaviShankarPrasadlaunchedSEHATInitiativeincollaboratiowithApolloHospitalsto giveruralcitizensaccesstoinformation,skillsandotherservicesinvarioussectorsthroughdigitaltechnologies.Aimistoempowerthe visionofDigitalIndia.

9. ReserveBankofIndiasCommitteeonUrbanCooperativeBanks(UCBs)headedbyRBIDeputyGovernorRGandhihasrecommended

conversionofUrbanCo­operativeBankswithbusinesssizeofover20000crorerupeesintoregularbankstoallowthemtogrowfurtherfor

financialinclusion.

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Days

1.

21Aug­WorldSeniorCitizen'sDay.

2.

Aug9­NagasakiDay(SecondUSNuclearBombFellonJapan'sNagasakionAug9,1945).

3.

August06­70thHiroshimaDay.ItmarksthedaywhenanAmericanBoeingB­29Superfortressdroppedanatomicbombonthe

JapanesecityofHiroshima.

4.

August07­FirstIndianNationalHandloomDay.ItmarkslaunchofSwadeshiMovementonAug7,1905.

5.

August09­InternationalDayofWorld'sIndigenousPeople.Themefor2015isPost2015Agenda:Ensuringindigenouspeoples'health

andwell­being.

6.

August09­NationalDayofSingapore.ItMarksindependencefromMalaysiain1965.

7.

August10­Birthdayof4thPresidentofIndia­VarahagiriVenkataGiri.

8.

August10­IndependenceDayofEcuador.ItMarksProclamationofindependencefromSpainin1809.

9.

August10­WorldBioFuelDay(AlsocalledBiodieselDay).ItmarkspoweringoffirstdieselengineonAugust10,1893inAugsburg,

GermanybyRudolfDiesel.

10.

August11­IndependencedayofChad.ItMarksIndependencefromFrancein1960.

11.

August12­NationalRemoteSensingDay.ItmarksbirthanniversaryofVikramSarabhai,consideredasFatherofIndianSpace

Programme.

12.

August14­IndependencedayofPakistan.

13.

August15­69thIndependencedayofIndia.ItmarksdeclarationofIndependencefromBritishColonialRuleonAug15,1947.

PrimeMinisterNarendraModiaddressedIndianCitizensfromRedFort.PMNarendraModiannounced Start­upIndia;StandupIndia

PMNarendraModiannouncedStart­upIndia;StandupIndia campaignasaninitiativetoboostentrepreneurshipamongthe Start­upIndia;StandupIndiacampaignasaninitiativetoboostentrepreneurshipamongthe

youthandcreateemploymentinIndia.PMurged1.25lakhbankbranchestoprovidefinancetoatleastoneDalitorAdivasiandat

leastonewomanentrepreneur.

GovernmentwillrenameAgricultureMinistryasAgricultureandFarmersWelfareMinist ry. AgricultureandFarmersWelfareMinistry.

GovernmentcommittedtoSetdeadlineof1000daystoconnect18,500villageswithelectricity.AgricultureandFarmersWelfareMinist ry. 14.

14.

August15­RepublicoftheCongo'sIndependenceDay.ItmarksIndependencefromFrancein1960.

15.

August15­SouthKorea'sIndependenceDay.ItmarksLiberationfromJapaneserulein1945.

16.

August17­IndependencedayofGabon.ItmarksIndependencefromFrancein1960.

17.

August17­IndependencedayofIndonesia.ItmarksProclamationofIndependencefromJapanandNetherlandsin1945.

18.

August19­BirthAnniversayofNinthPresidentofIndiaShankerDayalSharma.

19.

August19­WorldHumanitarianDay.Themefor2015isInspiringtheWorld'sHumanity.

20.

August19­WorldPhotographyDay.

21.

August20­BirthAnniversayofseventhPrimeMinisterofIndia­RajivGandhi,alsoknownasSadbhavnaDivas.

22.

August24­Ukraine'sIndependenceDay.ItmarksIndependencefromSovietUnionin1991.

23.

August25­Uruguay'sIndependenceDay.ItmarksIndependencefromBrazilin1825.

24.

August26­IndependencedayofMoldova.ItmarksdeclarationofindependencefromSovietUnionin1991.

25.

August29­India'sNationalSportsDay­ItmarksbirthdayofLegendaryHockeyPlayerDhyanChandwhowonOlympicgoldmedalsfor

Indiainyear1928,1932and1936.

26.

August31­IndependenceDayofKyrgyzstan.ItmarksindependencefromUSSRin1991.

27.

August31­IndependenceDayofMalaysia.ItmarksindependencefromUnitedKingdomin1957.

28.

August31­IndependenceDayofTrinidadandTobago.ItmarksindependencefromUnitedKingdomin1962.

Defence

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1. INSTrikandvisitedIsraelforfourdaystayandengagementswithIsraeliNavy.

2. India­USCombinedMilitaryTrainingExerciseYUDHABHYAS2015willbeheld09to23Sep2015inUSA.

3. IndianNavyShips­BetwaandBeasVisitedIranwhileTrikandvisitedSpain.

4. India’sfirstIntegratedUnderwaterHarbourDefenceandSurveillanceSystem(IUHDSS)commissionedinKochi,Kerala.ItisDesignedby

IsraelAerospaceIndustriesandisCapableofdetectingthreatsandgeneratingwarningforalltypesofunderwaterandsurfacethreatsto

harboursecurity.

5. Indo­UKbilateralAirExerciseIndradhanushCompletedinUK.

6. RussiaandChinaJointnavalexercisecalledJointSeaIIheldinSeaofJapanandoffthecoastofRussiasPrimorskyterritory.

7. USmilitarylaunchedlargeNATOairbornedrillSwiftResponse15witharound5,000soldiersfrom11NATOmembercountriesto

increasestabilityintheeuropeanregion.

Economy

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1. Governmentlaunchede­paymentmoduletomakepaymentsintoCompensatoryAfforestationManagementPlanningAuthority

(CAMPA)Fundstomakepaymentsfordiversionofforestlandmoretransparent.Thee­paymentmodulehasdesignatedaccountsfor Statesinwhichforestlandistobediverted.

2. AirtelTelecomlaunchedhigh­speed4Gservicesacross296townsacrossIndia.InApril2012,Airtellaunchedits4GservicesinKolkata

andthenconductedtrialsin51cities.For4Gdevices,AirtelhasteamedupwithhandsetmakerSamsungtodevelop4G­enabledhandsets

inIndia.

3. AsperarecentstatementbyRBIGovernorRaghuramGRajan­Indiahasabout$380BillionUSDforeignexchangereservestotackle

thevolatilityinthecurrencymarket.

4. AsperrecentData,10.2%growthregisteredinForeignTouristArrivalin2014over2013and2012years.

5. AxisBanklaunchedfirstContactlessDebit,CreditandMulti­CurrencyForexCardinassociationwithVISApayWave.Itwillenable

withdrawalof15currenciesviaMulti­CurrencyForexfacility.

6. BharatHeavyElectricalsLimited(BHEL)commissionedseventh500MWUnitofVindhyachalSuperThermalPowerStation,Stage­Vof

NationalThermalPowerCorporation(NTPC)inVindhyanagar(SingraulidistrictofMadhyaPradesh).Itissofarhighestcommissioned capacitybyBHELinapowerproject.

7. BhartiAirteltied­upwithUberCabstoallowingUberriderstopayusingAirtelsmobilewalletserviceandbeabletousefreehigh­speed

internetfromUberpoweredbyAirtel4G.

8. BombayStockExchangeinstalledaSuspiciousTransactionReportssystem(STR)forreportingsuspicioustradestocheckmoney launderingthroughstockmarkets.ReportsofSTRswillbesubmittedmonthlytogovernmentsFinancialIntelligenceUnit(FIU)alongwith CashTransactionreports(CTRs).

9. CabinetCommitteeonEconomicAffairs(CCEA)approved300­crorerupeespackagetosavestandingkharifagricultureandhorticulture

cropsfromweakmonsoon.

10. China­BasedSmartphonemakerXiaomitiedupTaiwan­basedFoxconnGrouptosetupmanufacturingunitinAndhraPradeshunder UnionIndianGovernment'sMakeinIndiainitiative.

11. EmployeesProvidentFundOrganisationenteredstockmarketsthroughexchange­tradedfundsroutewithaninitialcorpusofRs5,000

crore,ItcouldpossiblygouptoRs15,000crorenextyear.

12. EmployeesProvidentFundOrganisationstartedNidhiAapkeNikatpublicoutreachprogrammetoimproveitsservicedelivery.

13. EmployeesStateInsuranceCorporation(ESIC)implementeditshealthinsuranceschemetoArunachalPradesh,Mizoram,Manipurand Andaman&NicobarIslandsunionterritory.

14. FacebookawardedIndianAppdeveloperfirmsSamosaandCardbackwith21millionUSDunderitsFbStartinitiative.Hyderabad­based

SamosadevelopedanappthatofferscuratedcollectionofclipsfrompopularmoviesthatuserscansharewhileDelhi­basedCardback developedanappthathelpscardholdersandwalletusersmaximisetheirrewardsandsavingsfortransactiontheymake.

15. FinanceMinisterArunJaitleyinaugeratedBandhanBank­firstcommercialbankfromEasternIndiatogetRBIclearancesince independence. Kolkata(WestBengal)BasedBandhanBankappointedAshokKumarLahiriasChairmanandChandraShekharGhoshas

ManagingDirectorandChiefExecutiveOfficer.Itstartedbankingoperationswith501branchesopenedacross22statesand250

ATMs.

16. FinanceMinisterArunJaitleylaunchedtwofundsIndiaAspirationFundandMakeinIndiaLoanforEnterprises(SMILE)underSmall IndustriesDevelopmentBankofIndia(SIDBI)tocarterfundingforstart­upsinIndia.IndiaAspirationFundhasinitialcorpusofINR

2,000croreswithLifeInsuranceCorp.ofIndia(LIC)asaco­investorinIAF.SecondFundSIDBIMakeinIndiaLoanforEnterpriseshas

InitialcorpusofINR10,000crores.

17. GlobalelectronicmanufacturinggiantFoxconnandMaharashtraGovernmentsignedanagreementtoinvest5billionUSDin

Maharashtraovernextfiveyears.Foxconnmanufacturesgadgetsforworldsleadingelectronicbrands,includingApple,Huawei,Xiaomi, BlackBerryandMotorola.

18. Governmentapproved1,500­MWultramegasolarpowerparkforAndhraPradeshtobedevelopedinKadapadistrictbyNTPC.Earlier

twosolarparksof1,000MWeachwereexecutedbyNTPCatAnantapurandKurnooldistrictsofAndhraPradesh.

19. GovernmentapproveddirectreleaseofwagesintotheaccountsofworkersengagedunderMahatmaGandhiNationalRuralEmployment GuaranteeAct(MGNREGA).Aimistostreamlineflowoffundsandtoempowerstategovernmentstodeliverentitlementsasperobjectives oftheAct.

20. GovernmentapprovedhivingoffBSNL'stowerassetsintoaseparatecompanyandofferedRs627.20croreascompensationtoBSNLand

MTNLforsurrenderingCDMAspectrumauctionedinMarch2015.

21. Governmentapprovedsix6SpecialEconomicZones(SEZs)proposalsincludingHCLITCityLucknow(UttarPradesh),LomaITParkin

Mumbai(Maharashtra)andNorthMumbaiInternationalCommodityTownshipinThane(Maharashtra).SEZsdoabout25%ofthe

Indiastotalexports.

22. Governmentapprovedsoftloanschemeupto6000croresforcurrentsugarseasontofacilitateclearingofcaneduesarrearsofsugarcane

mills.

23. Governmentextendedtenureof7thCentralPayCommissionheadedbyJusticeAshokKumarMathurfor4monthsextension(upto31

December2015).

24. GovernmentfiledaclassactionsuitagainstNestleIndia(manufacturerofMagginoodles),seekingapproxRs640croreindamagesfor

allegedunfairtradepractices,falselabellingandmisleadingcommercials.

25. GovernmenthasestablishedNationalAdaptationFundonClimateChange(NAFCC)ofRs.350croresfor2015­16and2016­17and

estimatedrequirementofRs.181.5croresfor2017­18.AimistoassistvulnerableStatestotheeffectsofclimatechangeinmeetingthecost

ofadaptation.NationalBankforAgricultureandRuralDevelopment(NABARD)isappointedasImplementingEntityforadaptation projectsunderNAFCC.

26. GovernmentissuednormsforselectionofMDsandCEOsforPublicSectorBanksduetoresistancearisingafterrecentappointmentof twoprivatesectorprofessionalsasChiefsofCanaraBankandBankofBaroda.

ToppostinPSBswouldbefilledfromexistingexecutivedirectors/deputymanagingdirectorsingovernmentbanks.

SelectionwillbedoneonthebasisofInterviewof50MarksandAnnualPerformanceAppraisalReports(APARs)offiveyearsof50marks. 27. Governmentlaunched SurakshaBandhan

marks.

27. GovernmentlaunchedSurakshaBandhaninitiativetoenhanceenrolmentundersocialsecurityschemes­PradhanMantriSuraksha BimaYojana(PMSBY),PradhanMantriJeevanJyotiBimaYojana(PMJJBY)andAtalPensionYojana(APY).Aimistocreateauniversal socialsecuritysystemtargetedatthepoorandunder­privileged.ParticipatingBanksandInsuranceCompanieswillworktowardslocal

outreach,awarenessbuildingandenrolmentfacilitation.LastdateforenrolmentunderPMSBYandPMJJBYschemesisextendedtill30

September2015.

28. GovernmentlaunchedVidyaLakshmiPortalwithURLwww.vidyalakshmi.co.inon69thIndependenceDaytoeaseupseeking

EducationalLoansbystudents.ThisportalprovidesStudentsaccesstoloansrelatedinformationandapplyonlineforEducationalLoans providedbyBanksandGovernmentScholarships.

29. GovernmentwillmodernizeVisvesvarayaIron&SteelPlant(Karnataka)ofSAILbyinvestmentofRs.1000crores.

30. Governmentwillsell10%stake(24.27croreshares)inIndianOilCorporationworthINR9,500crorerupees.

31. HDFCBankandonlinemarketplaceSnapdeallaunchedcobrandede­commercecreditcardaimedatgettingSnapdeal'scustomersto makeonlinepaymentsinsteadofavailingthecashondeliveryoption.

32. HDFCBanklaunchedDhanchayataseducationalfilmtoraiseawarenessonrisksofborrowingmoneyfromunorganisedsources.This filmhasbeenlaunchedunderHDFCBank'scorporatesocialresponsibility(CSR)initiative­SwachhBanking.

33. HDFCBankslasheditsbaserate(theminimumrateatwhichbankslend)by0.35%to9.35%.

34. HSBCIndiaschairmanNainaLalKidwaiannouncedtolaunchgreenbondsinIndiaforraisingfundsforinvestmentsinenvironmental projects.

35. ICICIBanklaunchedSaral­RuralHousingLoanSchemeforweakersectionsofsociety.

36. ICICIBanklaunchedSmartVaultlockerfacilitywithrobotictechnology.Itwillenablecustomerstoconvenientlyaccesstheirlockersany timeinasecureloungewherelockerautomaticallycomesuptothecustomer.

37. IDFCBankwillstartlendingoperationsfromOctober1,2015AfterdemergeroffinancialundertakingfromIDFCLtd.

38. IndianBanklaunchedIndPaymobileappservicetoenablesitscustomerstooperatebankaccountsanytimefromanywhere.

39. IndirectTaxRevenuecollectionsincreasedfrom40,802croreinJuly2014to56,739croreJuly2015(39.1%up).

CentralExcisecollectionsincreased13,512croreinJuly2014to22,273croreinJuly2015(64.8%up).

ServiceTaxcollectionsincreasedfrom11,871croreinJuly2014to15,470croreinJuly2015(30.3%up).

Customscollectionsincreasedfrom15,419croreinJuly2014to18,996croreinJuly2015(23.2%up).40.

40. InsuranceRegulatoryandDevelopmentAuthorityofIndia(IRDAI)hasallowedbankstotieupwithuptoinsurersfromthreesegments­

life,non–lifeandstandalonehealth.Earlier,BankswereallowedtotieupwithmaxOneInsurer.

BancassurancemeansBanksasInsuranceAgents.Itispartnershipbetweenbanksandinsurancecompanieswherebytheinsurance companyusesthebanksaleschannelinordertosellinsuranceproducts.41. LifeInsuranceCorporationofIndialaunched unitlinkedinsuranceplan (ULIP)productcalledas‘ NewEndowmentPlus thatoffers

41. LifeInsuranceCorporationofIndialaunchedunitlinkedinsuranceplan(ULIP)productcalledas‘NewEndowmentPlusthatoffers providesdualbenefitsofinvestmentandinsurancetothepolicyHolder.Itprovidesriskcoverandinvestmentopportunityinmarketwith optionofpartialwithdrawal.

42. MultiCommodityExchange(MCX)signedamemorandumofunderstandingwithGiftSpecialEconomicZoneofGujaratInternational FinanceTec­Cityforsettingupanelectronicplatformfortradingindifferentassetclassesforinternationalinvestors.

43. NITIAayogViceChairmanArvindPanagariyalaunchedsecondversionofIndiaEnergySecurityScenarios2047(IESS2047)asanopen

sourcewebbasedtoolaimstoexplorerangeofpotentialfutureenergyscenariosforIndia.

44. NationalBankforAgricultureandRuralDevelopment(NABARD)hasbeenaccreditedbyGreenClimateFundofUnitedNations FrameworkConventiononClimateChange(UNFCCC)asnationalimplementingentityforundertakingclimatechangerelatedprojectsin India.

45. NationalThermalPowerCorporation(NTPC)generateditshighestsingle­dayelectricitygenerationofover733millionunitsthroughits

18coal­based,8solarandhydroand7gas­basedpowerPlants.

46. NationalThermalPowerCorporation(NTPC)signedtwoMemorandumofUnderstanding(MoUs)withNationalSkillDevelopment FundandNationalSkillDevelopmentCorporation(NSDC)forskilldevelopmenttrainingineasternstatesandBihar.IntheMoUwith

NSDF,NTPCwilltrain5000youthandwomenacross22locationswithspecialfocusoneasternstatesfortwoyears.InthesecondMoU,

NTPCwilltrainover25000candidatesinmanufacturingacrosslocationsinBiharforfiveyearsandcostof30crores.

47. PMNarendraModiannouncedRs1.25lakhcroresspecialeconomicaidpackageforBihar.

48. PlansforRevivalofPublicsectorbanks­

FinanceMinisterArunJaitleylaunchedasevenprongedplancalledIndradhanushMission torevamppublicsectorbanks. IndradhanushMissiontorevamppublicsectorbanks. Theseincludeappointments,de­stressingPSBs,capitalisation,empowerment,frameworkofaccountabilityandgovernancereforms.

BankBoardBureau(BBB)willbecomefunctionalfrom2016­17toreplaceexistingsystemAppointmentsBoardinwhichtoplevel (BBB)willbecomefunctionalfrom2016­17toreplaceexistingsystemAppointmentsBoardinwhichtoplevel

appointmentsinPSBsaremadebyanappointmentscommitteeledbyReserveBankofIndia(RBI)Governor.BBBwillconsistof eminentbankingprofessionalsthatwillGiverecommendationsforappointmentoffull­timeDirectorsandnon­ExecutiveChairman ofPSBs.

OtherplannedreformsincludeCapitalisationof25,000crorerupees,Reducinglendingpressureonbanks,StrengthenassetofPSBs.

reconstructioncompanies,ProvideflexibilityinhiringofmanpowerinPSBs.

NextGyanSangam(alsoknownastheBankersRetreat )willbeheldfrom14to16January2016.EmployeeStockOptionPlan alsoknownastheBankersRetreat)willbeheldfrom14to16January2016.EmployeeStockOptionPlan

(ESOP)willbeinitiatedfortopmanagement.

49. RealestatelistingportalHousing.comacquiredBengaluru­basedcustomerrelationshipmanagementsoftwarecompanyHomeBuy360

for2millionUSD(13Crores).

50. RelianceCommunicationssigendanagreementwithUSA'sJasperTechnologiestoofferInternetofThings(IoT)servicesinIndia.

IoTisanetworkofinternetconnecteddeviceswithelectronicsensorslikecars,powersystemsandeventoothbrushes.DatafromIOT Deviceswillbetransmittedtootherdevicesanddataprocessingsystemsandinformationgeneratedwillbeusedbycompaniesand

individualstomakebetterdecisions.Therewillbeover100billionIoTbaseddevicesinworldby2025.

51. ReserveBankofIndiaapproved11applicantstosetuppaymentsbanks­Indiapost,Airtel,Vodafone,Reliance,AdityaBirlaNuvo,Tech

Mahindra,FinoPaytech,Cholamandalam,NationalSecuritiesDepositoryLtdandtwoindividualentrepreneurs­DilipSahnghviandVijay ShekharSharma(FounderofPaytm)

Paymentsbankswilloffermostofthebankingservicesexceptloansandcreditcardproducts.CustomerscandepositmoneyuptoRsShekharSharma(Founderof Paytm )

1lakh,transfermoney,makepaymentsandbuyproductssuchasinsuranceandmutualfunds.

52. ReserveBankofIndianotifiedUnionBudget­2015­16InterestSubventionScheme(ISS)­

ISSwasproposedtobeimplementedin2015­16forfarmersforshort­termcroploansupto3lakhrupees.Afterthat,GovernmentextendedISStoBanksandNABARDalso.

extendedISStoBanksandNABARDalso. InterestsubventiontermsforBanks­

InterestsubventiontermsforBanks­

RBInotifiedthatinterestsubventionof2%perannumwillbemadeavailabletopublicandprivatebankswholendshortterm

creditat7%percentperannumtofarmers.

creditat7%percentperannumtofarmers. InterestsubventiontermsforFarmers­

InterestsubventiontermsforFarmers­

Interestsubventionof3%willbeavailabletofarmersforrepayingtheloanwithintheduedates.Sofarmerspayingpromptly

wouldgetshorttermcroploansat4%during2015­16.

53. ReserveBankofIndiasuspendedlicencesofsevennon­bankingfinancecompanies­ReligareFinance,ArtisansMicroFinance,Eden

Trade&Commerce,RCSParivarFinance,NottInvestments,DewraStocks&Securities,SwetasreeFinance.

54. RuralElectrificationCorporation(NavratnaPSU)disbursed16,070croresasloantoTelanganaStatePowerGenerationCorporation

forconstructionof4000MWYadadripowerplant.

55. SBILifeInsurancelaunchedSmartHumsafarasauniqueplanthatoffersmultiplebenefitsofsavingsandinsurancecoverforhusband andwifeunderasinglepolicy.

56. StateBankofIndialaunchedmulipurposefinancialactivitiesmanagementapp­SBIBuddyincollaborationwithAccentureand Mastercard.

57. TelecomFirmUninorsignedanagreementworthINR1,200croreswithChinesefirmHuaweiformodernisingitsnetworkacrosscountry.

58. TelecomoperatorBhartiAirtelacquiredYTSSolutionsmobilepaymentssolutionsforanundisclosedprice.

59. TopopularizeIndiaHandloombrand,Governmenthascreatedapolicyframeworktopromotee­marketingofhandloomproducts throughe­commercefirms.

60. WatertreatmentengineeringcompanyPolutechLimitedofMurugappaGroupsignedanagreementwithOrganoCorpofJapanto setupanindustrialwatertreatmentrequirementJointventurecompany.

61. WorldBankapprovedassistanceofUS$104millionasAdditionalFinancingforNationalCycloneRiskMitigationProject­I(NCRMP­I)

forIndia.

62. WorldBankapprovedassistanceofUSD308.40millionforNationalCycloneRiskMitigationProject­II(NCRMP­II)ofIndia.

63. WorldslargestbicyclemanufacturerHeroCyclesacquiredmajoritystakeinUK­basedAvocetSports.

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1. Asecureline(Hotline)ofcommunicationlaunchedbetweenIndianPMNarendraModiandUSAPresidentBarackObama.India becamefourthcountryafterRussia,BritainandChinawithwhichUSAhasahotline.

2. 193membernationsofUnitedNationssignedanagreementonoutcomedocumentNewSustainableDevelopmentAgendafornext15

years(till2030).ThedraftdocumentiscalledTransformingourWorld:The2030AgendaforSustainableDevelopment.Thedraft

agreementoutlines17non­bindinggoalswith169specifictargetsthatcomprisedifferentsocio­economicissues.Thesegoalswillsucceed8

MDGswhichwasadoptedin2000.

3. BangladeshbecamefirstcountrytoreceivefundsfromUNFrameworkConventionforClimateChange(UNFCCC)foritsgrowingsolar

homesystems.395286carboncreditsworth3.56millionUSDhavebeenissuedtotwoBangladeshiorganisations­Infrastructure

DevelopmentCompanyLtdandGrameenShakti.

4. ChinaandPakistansigned20agreementsworth1.6billionUSDtoimplementambitiousChina­PakistanEconomicCorridor(CPEC)

project.

5. EgyptianPresidentAbdelFattahal­SisilaunchedmajorexpansionofnewSuezCanal.Thenewwaterwayiswillboosttrafficpassing

throughcanalbyallowingbiggershipstopasssmoothly.Theexpansionprojecthadestimatedcostof8billionUSD.

TheexpansionisexpectedtodoubletheshipcapacityoftheSuezCanalfrom49to97shipsadayby2023.AboutSuezCanal

AboutSuezCanal­SuezCanalwasopenedin1869aftertenyearsofconstruction.ItisanartificialwaterwayinEgyptthat ­SuezCanalwasopenedin1869aftertenyearsofconstruction.ItisanartificialwaterwayinEgyptthat

connectsMediterraneanSeaandRedSea.ThecanalallowstradersandshipstonavigatebetweenEuropetoSouthAsiawithout

passingthroughAfrica.Egyptearnsabout5billionUSDeveryyearthroughSuezCanal.

6. FilipeNyusi,PresidentofMozambiquevisitedIndia.Onthisoccasion,IndiaandMozambiquesignedMemorandumofunderstandingfor cooperationinNewandRenewableEnergy,maritimesecurityandoceaneconomy.

7. ForbesFirstever100RichestPeopleInTechnologyList­

Justover50techbillionairesarefromUnitedStates,33peoplearefromasia,8fromEurope.2fromMiddleEastandonefromLatin7. ForbesFirstever100RichestPeopleInTechnologyList­ America.

America.

Microsoftco­founderBillGatesisattopwithnetworthof79.6billionUSD.OracleCEOEllisonissecond(50billionUSD.America.

Amazon.comfounderJeffBezosisthirdrankedatthird(47.8billionUSD).Facebookco­founderMarkZuckerbergisfourth(41.2

billionUSD).Googleco­foundersLarryPageandSergeyBrinare5th­6th.

Indiansinthelist­

Indiansinthelist­

AzimPremjiofWiprois13th(17.4billionUSD)andShivNadarofHCLis14th(14.4billionUSD).TwoIndian­originpeople

RomeshWadhwani(72rd)andBharatDesai(83rd)arealsointhelist.

8. Forbesworld's100mostinnovativecompanies­

TeslaMotors(USA)isattopofthelist,followdbySalesforce.com,AlexionPharmaceuticals,RegeneronPharmaceuticalsandARMRomeshWadhwani(72rd)andBharatDesai(83rd)arealsointhelist. 8. Forbesworld's100mostinnovativecompanies­ Holdings.

Holdings.

3IndianCompanies­HindustanUnilever(41st),SunPharma(71st)andTataConsultancyServices(64th)arealsointheList.9. Fortune'sFirst ChangetheWorld Listof51companiesmakingsignificantprogressinmajorsocialproblemsasapartoftheirbusiness

9. Fortune'sFirstChangetheWorldListof51companiesmakingsignificantprogressinmajorsocialproblemsasapartoftheirbusiness

strategies.

UKbasedVodafoneandKenyabasedsafaricomarejointlyrankedno.1.JointserviceofVodafoneandSafaraicomletspeoplewithoutstrategies.

bankaccountstotransfermoneybyphones.42%ofKenyasGDPistransactedthroughit.

SearchengineGoogle(Alphabet)isecondinList,ToyotaautomobileisthirdwhileretailgiantWalmartisatfourth.InAsia,BangladeshbasedGrameenBankisat12thposition. 10.

InAsia,BangladeshbasedGrameenBankisat12thposition.10.

10. GovernmentapprovedMemorandumofUnderstanding(MoU)withUSAtoestablishPaceSetterFundasafundtoPromoteEnergy AccessthroughCleanEnergytrackofU.S.–IndiaPartnership.

11. GovernmentapprovedagreementswithSeychellesforrevisedAirServicesAgreement(ASA)andexchangeoftaxesrelatedinformationto curbblackmoney.

12. GovernmentapprovedsigninganagreementwithOmanformutuallegalandjudicialcooperationincivilandcommercialmatters.

13. GovernmentinaugurateddirectflightofAirIndiaExpress,betweenVaranasiandSharjah(UAE).

14. GovernmentsignedMemorandumofUnderstanding(MoU)withNepalforconstructionofapetroleumproductspipelinefromRaxaul (India)toAmlekhgunj(Nepal)andre­engineeringofAmlekhgunjDepotandalliedfacilities.Aimistopromotecooperationinoilandgas sectorandsecurelongtermsupplyofpetroleumproductstoNepaltodecongestinternationalborderatRaxaul.

15. HugeExplosionsoccuredinChemicalWarehouseinTianjinPortcityofChina,Killingover100People.

16. IndiaandBangladeshsignedamemorandumofunderstanding(MoU)forcooperationtotacklefakeIndiancurrencynotes(FICN) smuggling.

17. Indiadecidedtoboycott61stCommonwealthParliamentaryConferencetobeheldinIslamabad(Pakistan)from30September­8

October2015.

18. IndiafoiledaBritishCompanysbidtopatentuseofturmeric,pinebarkandteafortreatinghairlosstoprotectitstraditional knowledge.

UKbasedPangaeaLaboratoriesLimited hadfiledpatentapplicationatEuropeanPatentofficeinFebruary2011onamedicinal PangaeaLaboratoriesLimitedhadfiledpatentapplicationatEuropeanPatentofficeinFebruary2011onamedicinal

compositioncontainingturmeric,pinebarkandgreenteafortreatinghairloss.IndiasTraditionalKnowledgeDigitalLibrary(TKDL) ofCouncilofScientificandIndustrialResearch(CSIR)filedpre­grantoppositionalongwithprior­artevidencestoprovethat turmeric,pinebarkandgreentea,areusedasatreatmentforhairloss,sincelonginIndiansystemsofmedicinelikeAyurvedaand Unani.

19. IndialostcaseagainstUSAatWorldTradeOrganisation'sDisputeSettlementBodyrelatedtoIndiasrequirementofonlydomesticsolar equipmentsforitsJawaharlalNehruNationalSolarMission.USAcomplainedagainstIndia'sJNNSMthatfavouredtousemadeinIndia solarequipmentsbystatingthatitsisagainsttradenormsasUSCompaniesarelookingatJNNSMasabigbusinesspotential.Earlierin

June2015,WTOruledagainstIndiasbanonimportofpoultrymeat,eggsandlivepigsfromUSA.

20. IndiasignedanAgreementwithAfghanistanonjudicialcooperationincivilandcommercialmattersforserviceofsummons,judicial documents,executionofjudgementsandarbitralawards.

21. India'sBirlaCorporationwillacquireFrenchLafargeGroup'sJojoberaunit(Jharhkand)andSonadih(Chattisgarh)forRs.5000crore.

22. IndianInstituteofTropicalMeteorology(IITM­Pune)(underEarthSystemScienceOrganization)andWorldClimateResearch Program(Geneva)signedanagreementforsettingupanInternationalClimateVariabilityandPredictability(CLIVAR)MonsoonProject Office(ICMPO).

23. InternationalAtomicEnergyAgency(IAEA)andKazakhstansignedanagreementtocreateworld'sfirstinternationally­controlledbank oflow­enricheduraniumtoensurefuelsuppliesIAEAMembernationsandpreventnuclearproliferation.

24. InternationalLabourOrganisation(ILO)andFederationofIndianChambersofCommerceandIndustry(FICCI)signedMoUtoimpart

trainingtoMicro,Small&MediumEnterprises(MSMEs)tomakethemmorecompetitiveudnerthesecondphase(Jan2014­Dec2017)of

SustainingCompetitiveandResponsibleEnterprises(SCORE)GlobalProgramme.

SCOREtrainingprogrammeissupportedbyNorwayAgencyforDevelopmentCooperation(NADC)andSwissSecretariatfor EconomicAffairs(SSEA)andisPresentlyoperationalineightcountries.(SCORE)GlobalProgramme.

IncaseofIndia,SCOREwillhelpbuildcapacityofindustrybodyFICCIin3phases.25.

25. Kochi(Kerala)becamefirstIndiancitytobeamemberofBeijingheadquarteredWorldTourismCitiesFederation(WTCF)Counciland joinitsleagueofleadingtourismcitiesacrosstheworld.Kochibecamememberofthecouncilduetoitspartnershipsinculture,sportsand tourism.

26. KosovoandSerbiaagreedtoimplement2013BrusselsAgreementtonormalizerelationsbetweenboththecountries.KeyFeaturesof

Agreementare­

SerbainsinnorthernKosovowillenjoygreaterrightsoverissueslikelocaleconomyandeducation.KosovowillhaveaseparateinternationaldialingcodetoendinconvenienceofKosovo'smobilephoneusersofusingMonacoor

KosovowillhaveaseparateinternationaldialingcodetoendinconvenienceofKosovo'smobilephoneusersofusingMonacoor Slovenianinternationalcodes.TwosideswillsharetheMitrovicaBridge(on IbarRiver

TwosideswillsharetheMitrovicaBridge(onIbarRiver )thatseparatesAlbanianandSerbsinnorth. IbarRiver)thatseparatesAlbanianandSerbsinnorth.

27. MemorandumofUnderstandinghasbeensignedwithSlovakiaforTechnicalCooperationinRailwaySector.

28. PakistanhasbecamefirstAsiancountrytobeconferredtheAssociateMembershipbyEuropeanOrganisationforNuclearResearch (CERN).

29. PrasarBhartisignedamemorandumofunderstandingwithDigitalTelevisionRussiaforcooperationinbroadcastingspace.

30. PresidentPranabMukherjeeInauguratedInternationalConferenceon‘InclusiveMuseums'withThemeMuseumsasCivicSpaces.

31. ReleaseofBollywoodmoviePhantomhasbeenbannedinPakistanbyLahoreHighCourt.

32. SocialsecuritypactbetweenIndiaandCanadacameintoforceaftertwoyearsofwaiting.Asperitsprovisons­Employeespostedby

IndianentitiesinCanadaarenotrequiredtocontributetowardsCanadassocialsecurityschemesfor5YearsandsimilarlytheCanadian

employeespostedinIndiawouldenjoythesamebenefit.

 

33. SriLankaannouncedtorenovateoneHinduTemple(RatoMachindranath)andoneBuddhisttemple(Swayambhunath)inNepalthat

weredestroyedinrecentearthquakeatacostof34croreSriLankanrupees.

 

34. Travel&TourismCompetitiveIndex2015ReleasedbyWorldEconomicForum­

RankofIndiahasimprovedsignificantlyto52ndin2015from65thin2013.SpainisattopofListfollowedbyFrance(Second)andGermany(Third).

SpainisattopofListfollowedbyFrance(Second)andGermany(Third).35.

35. TyphoonSoudelorstruckeastcoastofTaiwanesecityofHualienandcausedfiercewindswithhugerainfall.

36. UAEagreedtosetupa75BillionUSDInfrastructureInvestmentFundwithIndiaforinvestmentinIndiainrailways,ports,roads,

airportsandenergyduringVisitofIndianPMNarendraModitoUAE.

 

37. UK'sMinisterofStateforInternationalDevelopmentDesmondSwaynedVisitedIndia.

HecalledforclosertieswithIndiaandannouncedUnitedKingdom'sfundingacapacitybuildingprogrammeformakingKolkataa lowcarboncityunderUK­KolkataMunicipalCorporationjointprogramme.

HealsocalledforstrengtheningtieswithOtherstatesspeciallyOdisha. 

 

38. USAStateMarylandwillco­operatewithIndia'sHaryanatoexplorepossibilitiesofcooperationinbio­technology,lifesciencesand agricultureandcybersecurity.

39. USA'sNASAsignedcontractof490millionUSDwithRussia'sspaceagencyRoscosmosforcarryingUSastronautstotheInternational

SpaceStation(ISS).

 

40. UnitedNationsFrameworkConventiononClimateChange(UNFCCC)andIndia'sChennaibasedMSSwaminathanResearch FoundationwillworkforconservationofcoastalresourcesinAndhraPradeshtoovercomeconsequencesofsealevelriseandwater inundation.

41. UnitedStatesInternationalTradeCommission(USITC)extendedtheanti­dumpingdutyonpreservedmushroomsfromChile,China, India,andIndonesiaforanotherfiveyearsafteritfoundthatrevokinganti­dumpingdutyorderswouldleadtocontinuationorrecurrence ofmaterialinjury.

42. VideosharingportalYouTubewillsetupYouTubeSpaceinMumbaiwithAsiasrenownedfilmschoolsWhistlingWoodsInternational (WWI).YouTubeSpacewillprovideproductionfacilityforYouTubevideocreatorsandstudentsofWWIwheretheycanlearnvideo production.

43. Washington­basedCenterforGlobalDevelopment(CGD)releasedreportonfutureoftropicaldeforestationfrom2016­2050.

Studysaysthatifnoproperforestrationpoliciesareimlementedthenby2050,14%(289millionhectares)tropicalforests(sizeequal

Studysaysthatifnoproperforestrationpoliciesareimlementedthenby2050,14%(289millionhectares)tropicalforests(sizeequal

toIndia)willbedeforested.Itwilladd169billiontonsofcarbondioxideintoatmosphereby2050,equivalenttorunning44000coal­

firedpowerplantsforayear.

 

44. Wealth­XreportonTop20WealthiestPeopleUnder35­

 

FacebookCEOMarkZuckerbergiswealthiestunder35withpersonalworth41.6billionUSD.Wealth­XreportonTop20WealthiestPeopleUnder35­  

Facebookco­founderDustinMoskovitzissecondwithnetworthof9.3billionUSD.HuiyanYang(China)isthirdwithnetworth5.9  billionUSD.  

 

billionUSD.

 

11ofworld’stop20wealthiestindividualsunder35arefromUSA,3fromChinaand3fromSwitzerland.  billionUSD.  

YoungestindividualonlistisSnapchatCEOEvanSpiegel(25years)withnetworth1.9billionUSD.NoIndianisfeaturedonthelist.   Thetop10are­

NoIndianisfeaturedonthelist. 

 

Thetop10are­ 

 
 

RankIndividual

Company

NetWorth

 

1

MarkZuckerberg

FacebookInc

41.6billionUSD

 

2

DustinMoskovitz Asana

9.3billionUSD

3

HuiyanYang

CountryGardenHoldings 5.9billionUSD

4

EduardoSaverin 99

5.3billionUSD

5

ScottDanielDuncanEnterpriseProductsPartners5.0billionUSD

6

ElizabethAHolmesTheranos

4.5billionUSD

7

NathanBlecharczykAIRBNB

3billionUSD

8

BrianChesky

AIRBNB

3billionUSD

9

JoeGebbia

AIRBNB

3billionUSD

10

ThomasPersson Hennes&Mauritz

2.7billionUSD

 

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Meetings

1. 48thASEAN(AssociationofSoutheastAsianNations)ForeignMinistersmeetheldinKualaLumpur(Malaysia)withthemeOurPeople,

OurCommunity,OurVision.

 

MinisterofStateforExternalAffairsofIndiaGen(Retd)VKSinghattendedonIndia'sBehalf.OurPeople, OurCommunity,OurVision .  

IndiaandMyanmarsignedinkedanagreementtosetupCentreofExcellenceinSoftwareDevelopmentandTraining(CESDT)in Myanmar.FinancialsupportwillbethroughASEAN­IndiaCooperationfundandprojectwillbeimplementedbyC­DAC.2.

2. DharmendraPradhan(MinisterofState(I/C)forPetroleum&NaturalGas)visitedAshgabat(CapitalofTurkmenistan)toattend22nd

SteeringCommitteemeetingofTAPI(Trans­AfghanistanPipeline)naturalgaspipelineproject.

3. ForumforIndia­PacificIslandCountries(FIPIC)'ssecondSummithostedbyIndiainJaipur(Rajasthan).

IndianPMNarendraModiannouncedplanstoopenanewspaceresearchandsatellitemonitoringstationontheFijiIslandsto provideIndiawithanindependentsatellitetrackingcapacity.IndiapresentlyreliesonUSandAustraliaformonitoringitssatellites overthePacific.

SecondFIPICsummitwasattendedbyleadersofall14PacificIslandscountries­Fiji,CookIslands,Kiribati,MarshallIslands,overthePacific.  

 

Micronesia,Nauru,Niue,Palau,PapuaNewGuinea,Samoa,SolomonIslands,Tonga,TuvaluandVanuatu.

IndiatoestablishinformationtechnologylabsineachPacificIslandcountry. 

 

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1. 20thLawCommissionofIndia(HeadedbyAjitPrakashShah)submitteditsReportsNumber­258,259and260.

ReportNumber258 ­Itisabout PreventionofBriberyofForeignPublicOfficialsandOfficialsofPublicInternational 258­ItisaboutPreventionofBriberyofForeignPublicOfficialsandOfficialsofPublicInternational

 

Organisations.ItproposestointroducePreventionofBriberyofForeignPublicOfficialsandOfficialsofPublicInternational

OrganisationsBill,2015intheParliamentaimedatformingframeworkforoffencesagainstforeignPublisofficials.

ReportNumber259­ Itisabout EarlyChildhoodDevelopmentandLegalEntitlements .Itsuggestsseveralconstitutional 259­ItisaboutEarlyChildhoodDevelopmentandLegalEntitlements.Itsuggestsseveralconstitutional

 

amendmentstomakesurepropereducationandcareforchildrenunder6yearsage.

Article24AbeinsertedtoPartIIIofConstitutiontomakechild’srighttobasiccareandassistancebecomesanenforceable  right.  

 

right.

 

Article21AofConstitutionshouldbeamendedtoextendrighttoeducationtochildreninunder­6agegroupaswell. .

Article51A(k)shouldbeamendedsothatfundamentaldutyofparentstoprovideeducationisplacedoneverycitizen. .

Section11ofRighttoEducationActshouldbemademandatorythatenforcesGovernmenttomakearrangementsfor.  

 

providingfreepre­schooleducationtochildrenbetweenageof3­6Years.

ReportNumber260 ­Itisabout Analysisofthe2015DraftModelIndianBilateralInvestmentTreaty .Itpresentsviewstoassist 260­ItisaboutAnalysisofthe2015DraftModelIndianBilateralInvestmentTreaty.Itpresentsviewstoassist

 

GovernmentofIndiainachievingabalancednegotiatingtextthattakesintoconsiderationprotectionofIndianinvestorsinvesting abroadandalsosafeguardsregulatorypowersofIndia.

2. BharatParv,a13daycelebrationofCulture&CuisinefromdifferentIndianstatesstartedinDelhiasapartofIndependenceDay

celebrations.

 

3. IndiasStrategyforEconomicIntegrationwithCLMVReporthasbeenissuedbyMinistryofCommerceandIndustry.Itprovidesviews

forestablishingcommercialandeconomiclinkagesbetweenIndiaandtheCambodia,Laos,MyanmarandVietnam(CLMV)region.

4. OperationMuskaanlaunchedasaninitiativebyrailwaypolicetotracemissinganddestitutechildrenandreunitethemwithparents.

5. AadiPerukkufestivalcelebratedinTamilNadubythousandsofpeopleincludingnewlywedcouples.AadiPerukkuisaHinduTamil

festivalcelebratedonthe18thdayoftheTamilmonthofAadi(mid­Julytomid­August)ingratitudetowaterbodiesespeciallyCauvery

River.

6. AndhraPradeshGovernmentwillopencallcentresforverificationandmonitoringofclaimsToincreaseefficiencyofclaimsettlement processforunorganisedworkers.

7. AsperdatabyElectionCommissionofIndia,thereare1866registeredpoliticalpartiesinIndia.Outofthese,56arerecognisedas

registerednationalorstateparties,whileothersareunrecognised.

8. AssamAssemblypassedWitchHunting(Prohibition,PreventionandProtection)Bill,2015toeliminatecasesofsuperstitionleadingto

murderofso­called'witches'.

9. BhartiAirtelacquiredAugereWirelessBroadbandtoexpandits4Goperationstoninecircles.

10. BiharAssemblypassedBiharPublicGrievanceRedressalBill,2015aimedatempoweringpeopletoseekredressaloftheirgrievancesby

governmentservantsinatime­boundmanner.

11. CochinInternationalAirport(Kerala)willbecomefirstairportinIndiatoruncompletelyonsolarpower.A12MWpsolarpowerproject

setupintheairportwillgenerate50,000to60,000unitsofelectricityperday.

12. DRDOhastiedupwithPatanjaliAyurvedformarketingofhighlynutritionalSeabuckthornbasedproductscreatedbyDefenceInstitute ofHighAltitudeResearch(DIHAR).

13. DelhiJalBoardcommissionedDelhi'sfirstHydro­powerplantatChillaareaofeastDelhi.Itcangenerateupto20000KWHofelectricity

peryear.

14. DelhigovernmentannouncedCityTaxiSchemefor600­749CCvehicleswithMinimum25rupeeschargeforfirsttwokilometresand10

rupeesperkilometerafterwards.

15. FilipeNyusi,PresidentofMozambique(SoutheastAfricanCountry)visitedIndia.

16. ForestMinistersofsouthernstatesdecidedtosetupaSouthernForestMinisters’Inter­stateCoordinationCounciltobeheadedby KeralaForestMinisterThiruvanchoorRadhakrishnanforfirstyear.Aimistotackleforest­relatedproblemsintheregionandensure ecological,socio­economicandlivelihoodsecurity.

17. FoundationstoneofNationalResearchCentreonIntegratedFarming(ICAR­NRCIF)laidoutinPipraKothiinEastChamparandistrict ofBiharbyAgricultureMinisterRadhaMohanSingh.ThisResearchCentrewillworkforwelfareoffarmersintheregionthroughresearch inintegratedfarmingsystemmodelsfordiverseagro­ecologicalconditionslikeFloods,withemphasisonrice,sugarcaneandbananathat requiremorewater.

18. GoogledevelopedTheGoogleCulturalInstituteasaninitiativetomakeIndiasheritageaccessibleforglobalaudiencesandtopreserveit digitallyforgenerationstocome.

19. GovernmentIncludedSipai,PatniJamat,TurkJamatcategoriesinGujaratandKaharandTanwarSinghariyaCatergoriesin UttarakhandinCentralListofOtherBackwardClasses(OBCs)asperadvicesfromNationalCommissionforBackwardClasses(NCBC).

20. GovernmentapprovedDadraandNagarHaveliValueAddedTax(Amendment)Regulation2005tohelptheUnionterritorygenerate

yearlyadditionalgrossrevenueandnettaxgenerationofRs120croreand7crorerespectively.

21. GovernmentapprovedsettingupofCentralResearchInstituteforYogaandNaturoapthy(CRIYN)atNagmangla(Karnataka)and Jhajjar(Haryana).

22. Governmentgranted800croresunderDeenDayalUpadhyayGramJyotiYojanatoKarnatakaforsettingupfeederlinetoprovide24

hoursqualitypowersupplytofarmers.

23. Governmentincluded36morecountriesundere­TouristVisascheme,takingtotalcountriesunderthisschemeupto113.7moreIndian

airportsasdesignatedairportsforentryone­TouristVisa.

24. GovernmentlaunchedaSAHAJschemeforonlinereleaseofnewLPGconnections.

25. GovernmentofIndiadeferredproposedtalksbetweenChiefnegotiatorsonIndia–EUBroadbasedInvestmentandTradeAgreement

(EU­BTIA)duetodisappointmentbyactionofEuropeanUnionforimposingbanonsaleofaround700pharmaproductsbyIndian

CompanyGVKBiosciences.

26. GovernmentsignedpeaceaccordwithNationalistSocialistCouncilofNagaland(NSCN)toendinsurgencyinnortheasternstateof Nagaland.

27. GujaratGovernmentdeclaredbanonuseofplasticintheStateontheoccasionofunfurlingNationalFlagat69thIndependenceDay

ceremony.

28. GujaratbecamefirstIndianstatetolaunchAgro­solarpolicy.Underthis,farmerswilltapenergyfromthesunbyinstallingsolarpower

 

equipmentsintheirfields.Thiswillhelpfarmersearnadditionalincomefrompowergenerationcompanies.Farmersandpowergeneration companieswillbothgainbysuchinnoativegenerationofsolarenergyinagriculturalfields.

29. HimachalPradeshChiefMinisterVirbhadraSinghannouncedtomakeSanskritasamandatorysubjectinallGovernmentschoolsofthe state.

30. HimachalPradeshGovernmentlaunchedRajivGandhiIlluminatingSchemeforHillTownAdvancement(RISHTA)projectfor implementationofLEDbasedstreetlightingincollaborationwithEESL.TheschemeisalsoknownasCentralizedControlandMonitoring System(CCMS)SmartStreetLightingSchemeforUrbanLocalbodies. EESL(EnergyEfficientServicesLimited)isajointventurebyNationalThermalPowerCorporation(NTPC),PowerGridCorporation ofIndia(PGCIL),PowerFinanceCorporationandRuralElectrificationCorporation.

ofIndia(PGCIL),PowerFinanceCorporationandRuralElectrificationCorporation.

31. Housingministryidentified305citiesinninestatestobuildhousesforpoorinurbanareasby2022fortwocrorefamiliesineconomically

 

weakersection(EWS).

 

32. India'sTajMahalbecamefirsthistoricalmonumentsinworldtohaveaTwitteraccountofitsown.

 

33. India­BornSunderPichaihasbeenappointedasChiefExecutiveOfficerofGoogle.

 
  Google'sFormerCEOAnnouncedtoPromoteSunderPichaiasNewCEOafterCompanyannouncedplanstorestructureitselfasa

Google'sFormerCEOAnnouncedtoPromoteSunderPichaiasNewCEOafterCompanyannouncedplanstorestructureitselfasa subsidiaryofaNewCompany­Alphabet.LarryPagewillbeCEOofAlphabetwhichwillhavenumeroussubsidiarycompanies IncludingGoogle.

34. JharkhandGovernmentempoweredAntiCorruptionBureau(ACB)toarrestMinister,MLAandseniorcivilservantswithoutpermission incasesoftakingbribes.

35. KeralaGovernmentdeclaredKeralaasfirsttotallydigitalstateinIndia.Thisdeclarationwasmadeconsideringtherapiddigitalprogress

 

inKeralabyachieving100%mobileconnectivity,maximumdigitalbanking,75%e­literacy,broadbandconnectivityuptothePanchayat

level,linkingbankaccountswithAadharcardsande­districtplans.

 

36. KeralagovernmentsignedanagreementwithAdaniGroupfordevelopingINR7525croreVizhinjamInternationalDeepwater

 

MultipurposeSeaportnearKovalambeach.

 

37. LawCommissionofIndia(HeadedbyAjitPrakashShah)submitteditsReportNo.261onNeedtoRegulatePetShopsandDogand

 

AquariumFishBreedingbystatingthatpetshopsandbreedersviolateprovisionsofanimalwelfarelawswithimpunity,anditisnecessary toregulatetheirpractices.

38. LokSabhapassedDelhiHighCourt(Amendment)Bill,2015thatproposesfollowingchanges­

 
 
  Civilcasesupto2crorerupeeswillbeheardby11districtcourtsindelhiinsteadofDelhiHighCourt.PreviouslimitforDistrictcourts

Civilcasesupto2crorerupeeswillbeheardby11districtcourtsindelhiinsteadofDelhiHighCourt.PreviouslimitforDistrictcourts

 

was20LaksRupees.

 
 
  ItempowersChiefJusticeofDelhiHighCourttotransferanypendingcasetoarelevantsubordinatecourt.

ItempowersChiefJusticeofDelhiHighCourttotransferanypendingcasetoarelevantsubordinatecourt.

39. Maharashtragovernmentannouncedconstructionof800kilometersofNagpur­Mumbaisix­laneexpressway,alsocalled

 

CommunicationSuper­expressway.Costoftheprojectwillbe30000crorerupees.

 

40. MaharashtragovernmentboughtDrBhimraoRamjiAmbedkar'shouseinLondonwherehestayedin1920sin3.1millionpoundsdeal.

41. MaharashtragovernmenthasdeclaredareaalongThaneCreekasFlamingoSanctuary.SanctuaryisMaharashtrassecondMarine sanctuaryafterMalvan(marine)WildlifeSanctuary.

42. Maharashtragovernmentincreasedretirementageforgroup'A'medicalofficersfrom58to60years.

43. Maharashtra'sDahiHandi(Govinda)hasbeenaccordedwithstatusofAdventureSport.ItwillnowbeplayedasperrulesandaState­ levelassociationwillbeformedforit.ItwillnotbelimitedtoJanmashtamionly.

44. MinisterforScience&TechnologyandEarthSciencesHarshVardhanlaunchedwebenabledprojectmanagementinformationsystemfor DepartmentofBiotechnology(DBT)projectsatURLhttp://dbtepromis.nic.in.Itwillhelpregistrationofnewinvestigators,online submissionofproposalsandOnlinetrackingofprojects.

45. MinisterofStateforHomeKirenRijijuannouncedtoimplementSendaiframeworkforDisasterRiskReduction2015­2030ataworkshop

 

onEnhancingPrivateSectorPartnershipforDisasterRiskReductioninNewDelhi.SendaiFrameworkwasadoptedatWorldConference

onDisasterRiskReductioninSendai,JapaninMarch2015.

 

46. MinisterofUrbandevelopmentMVenkaiahNaiduannouncedlistof98citiesselectedundersmartcitiesmission.

 
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Sl.No. NameofState/UT

No.ofcities

NamesofselectedCities Populationof Cities

 

shortlisted

1.

Andaman&NicobarIslands

1

1.PortBlair

1,40,572

2.

AndhraPradesh

3

1.Vishakhapatnam

18,78,9803,74,260

3,50,986

2.Tirupati3.

Kakinada

3. ArunachalPradesh 1 1.Pasighat 24,656
3. ArunachalPradesh
3. ArunachalPradesh

3. ArunachalPradesh

1

1

1.Pasighat

1.Pasighat

24,656

4. Assam

1

1.Guwahati

9,62,334

5. Bihar

 

3

1.Muzaffarpur

3,93,7244,10,210

2,96,889

2.Bhagalpur

3.Biharsharif

6. Chandigarh

1

1.Chandigarh

10,55,450

7. Chhatisgarh

2

1.Raipur

10,47,3893,65,579

 

2.Bilaspur

8. Daman&Diu

1

1.Diu

23,991

9. Dadra&NagarHaveli

1

1.Silvassa

98,032

10. Delhi

1

1.NewDelhiMunicipalCouncil2,49,998

11. Goa

1

1.Panaji

1,00,000

12. Gujarat

 

6

1.Gandhinagar

2,92,79755,77,940

44,67,79717,52,371

2.Ahmedabad

13,23,3631,30,530

3.Surat

4.Vadodara

5.Rajkot

6.Dahod

13. Haryana

2

1.Karnal

3,02,14014,14,050

 

2.Faridabad

14. HimachalPradesh

1

1.Dharamshala

22,580

15. Jharkhand

1

1.Ranchi

10,73,427

16. Karnataka

 

6

1.Mangaluru

4,84,7854,88,292

3,22,4289,43,857

2.Belagavi

3,05,8214,35,128

3.Shivamogga

4.Hubballi­Dharwad

5.Tumakuru

6.Davanegere

17. Kerala

1

1.Kochi

6,01,574

18. Lakshadweep

1

1.Kavaratti

11,210

 

19. MadhyaPradesh

7

1.Bhopal

19,22,13021,95,274

12,16,44511,59,032

2.Indore

2,73,2962,80,222

3.Jabalpur

5,15,215

4.Gwalior

5.Sagar

6.Satna

7.Ujjain

 

20. Maharashtra

10

1.NaviMumbai

11,19,00014,86,000

18,41,000

2.Nashik

1,24,00,0007,45,000

3.Thane

9,52,00024,60,000

15,18,00011,65,000

4.Greater

31,24,000

Mumbai

5.Amravati

6.Solapur

7.Nagpur

8.Kalyan­Dombivali

9.Aurangabad

10.Pune

21. Manipur

1

1.Imphal

2,68,243

22. Meghalaya

1

1.Shillong

3,54,325

 

23. Mizoram

 

1

1.Aizawl

2,91,000

 

24. Nagaland

1

1.Kohima

1,07,000

25. Odisha

2

1.Bhubaneshwar

8,40,8343,10,976

 

2.Raurkela

26. Puducherry

1

1.Oulgaret

3,00,104

27. Punjab

 

3

1.Ludhiana

16,18,8798,68,181

11,55,664

2.Jalandhar

3.Amritsar

28. Rajasthan

 

4

1.Jaipur

30,73,3504,75,150

10,01,3655,51,360

2.Udaipur

3.Kota

4.Ajmer

29. Sikkim

1

1.Namchi

12,190

 

30. TamilNadu

12

1.Tiruchirapalli

9,16,6744,74,838

2,07,3272,22,943

2.Tirunelveli

8,77,7788,31,038

3.Dindigul,

5,04,07916,01,438

15,61,1294,98,129

4.Thanjavur,

3,70,89667,27,000

5.Tiruppur,

6.Salem,

7.Vellore,

8.Coimbatore,

9.Madurai,

10.Erode,

11.Thoothukudi

2.Chennai

31. Telangana

2

1.GreaterHyderabad2.

67,31,7908,19,406

 

GreaterWarangal

32. Tripura

1

1.Agartala

4,00,004

 

33. UttarPradesh

12

1.Moradabad

8,87,8718,74,408

7,05,4789,03,668

2.Aligarh

5,05,69327,65,348

3.Saharanpur

11,12,54428,17,105

11,98,49116,48,643

4.Bareilly

15,85,7043,25,313

5.Jhansi

6.Kanpur

7.Allahabad

8.Lucknow

9.Varanasi

10.Ghaziabad

11.Agra

12.Rampur

34. Uttarakhand

1

1.Dehradun

5,83,971

 

35. WestBengal

4

1.NewTownKolkata2.

36,5416,33,704

Bidhannagar

5,71,0002,72,000

3.Durgapur

4.Haldia

47. MinistryofCivilAviationandASSOCHAMorganized8thInternationalConferenceonIndianCivilAviation&TourisminNewDelhi.

48. MinistryofEnvironment,ForestandClimateChangeisestablishingaCentreforWorldNaturalHeritageManagementandTrainingfor

 

theAsiaandPacificRegionasaUNESCOCategory2CentreattheWildlifeInstituteofIndia(WII),Dehradun.Itisforthefirsttimethat

anexistinginstitutehasbeenaccordedstatusofUNESCOCategory2Centre(C2C)andisalsofirstcentretobeestablishedfor

managementandtraininginnaturalheritage.

49. MinistryofHomeAffairswillestablishpan­IndiaNationalfingerprintdatabaseofabout28Lakhconvictsforspeedyinvestigationof

crimesacrosscountry.

50. MinistryofRoadTransportandHighwaysdraftedanewRoadTransport&SafetyBillthatproposescreationofNationalRoadSafety &TrafficManagementAuthority(NRSTMA)tolookafterissuesrelatedtovehicleregulationandroadsafetybyutilizinginformation technologybasedsystemstoensureefficientandsafetransport.

51. MinistryofRuralDevelopmentlaunchedSAMANVAYwebportaltomonitorprogressofSansadAdarshGramYojana(SAGY)for

developmentofGramPanchayats.SAMANVAYwebportalhasapprox1800CentralandStategovernmentforGramPanchayats.This

portalwillhelpMembersofParliamenttoutiliserelevantschemesforimplementationofSAGY.

52. NDMC(NorthDelhiMunicipalCorporation)willrenameAurangzebroadinDelhiasAPJAbdulKalamroad.

53. NITIAayogdecidedtosetupanexpertscommitteetoprepareamodellandleasinglawtobeadoptedbystatesaspertheirlocalneeds. Statesagreedthatlandleasing,updatingoflandrecordsandlandtitlingwouldbewin­winstepsforallaffectedparties.

54. NajmaHeptulla,MinisterforMinorityAffairsLaunchedOnlineApplicationManagementSystem(OAMS)forNaiRoshnischemeto bringtransparencyandquickdelivery. NaiRoshnischemeismeantforLeadershipDevelopmentofMinorityWomentoempowerthembyprovidingknowledgeandfor interactingwithGovernmentsystems,Banksandotherinstitutions.

55. NumberofforeigntouristvisitstoNorthEasternStatesincreasedfrom84820in2013andfurtherto118552in2014(39.76%).

56. NumerousburialsitesbelongingtoMegalithicperiodfoundinavillageinSiddipetmandalofMedakdistrict(Telangana).

57. OdishaGovernmentapprovedFisheriesPolicy,2015aimingtoincreaseproductionoffishfromisland,brackishwaterandmarine

resources.Targetistoincreasefishproductionto7.15lakhtonnesby2019­20from4.13lakhtonnesannualproductioncurrently.

58. OdishaGovrnmentapprovedIndustrialPolicyResolution(IPR)2015forfiveyearswithfocusonvarioussectorsincludinginfrastructure,

automobile,agricultureandIT.The1500CroresStateCapitalRegionImprovementofPowerSystem(SCRIPS)schemeand650.64km

ambitiousBijuExpresswaywerealsoapproved.

59. PMNarendraModireleaseddigitalversionofRamcharitmanasasasetofdigitalCDsproducedbyAllIndiaRadio.

60. PuducherryChiefMinisterNRangasamylaunchedSchemetoprovidefreelaptopstostudentspassing12thfromGovernmentHigher

SecondarySchoolsin2013­14and2014­15.

61. RailwayMinisterSureshPrabhulaunchednewtrainservicesinNortheastaftercompletionofNorthLakhimpur­Murkongselekand Balipara­Bhalukpongsectionsintobroad­gauge.

62. RajasthanHighCourtBannedSanthara­Jainpracticeoffacingdeathvoluntarilyattheendofone'slife,termingitasacriminal

offenceunderSection306ofIndianPenalCode(IPC).

63. RajasthangovernmentlaunchedaThreemonthArogyaRajasthancampaignforcollectionandcompilationofhealthdataofrural populationinRajasthanbyissuinghealthcardsbasedonspotdiagnoses.

64. RajasthangovernmentsignedanagreementwithFutureConsumerEnterpriseLtdtomodernisepublicdistributionsystem(PDS)by providingmulti­brandconsumergoodsatcompetitivepricestopublicthroughfairpriceshops.TheinitiativeisknownasAnnapurna BhandarYojna.

65. RegistrarGeneralandCensusCommissionerofIndia(RGI)releasedPopulationbyReligiousCommunitiesdataonCensus2011.

AspertheCensus2011,TotalPopulationin2011was121.09crores.Religion Population Hindu 96.63crores(79.8%)

Religion

Population

Hindu

96.63crores(79.8%)

Muslim

17.22crores(14.2%)

Christian

2.78crores(2.3%)

Sikh

2.08crores(1.7%)

Buddhist

0.84crores(0.7%)

Jain

0.45crores(0.4%)

OtherReligions&Persuasions0.79crores(0.7%)

ReligionNotStated

0.29crores(0.2%)

ReligionNotStated 0.29crores(0.2%) GrowthRate ­

GrowthRate­

Growthrateofpopulationinthedecade2001­2011was17.7%.BreakupisHindus­16.8%;Muslims24.6%Christians15.5%,

Sikhs8.4%. MuslimpopulationgrewatafasterratethantheHindupopulation,butgapbetweenthetwogrowthratesisnarrowingfast.

Sikhs8.4%.

MuslimpopulationgrewatafasterratethantheHindupopulation,butgapbetweenthetwogrowthratesisnarrowingfast.

TheGrowthratedifferencein2001­2011was7.84%(24.6­16.8)whilein1991­2001,thedifferenceingrowthratewas9.6%

(29.52­19.92).

66. SportsAuthorityofIndialaunchedSchoolSportsPromotionFoundationtotapsportingtalentattheschoollevelbyreachingoutto

around100000schools.Foundationwillorganisesportstournamentsacrosscountrytoidentifytalentandwillnurturethemaccordingly.

67. SwachhBharatrankingsbyurbandevelopmentministry,basedonextentofopendefecationandsolidwastemanagementpractices­

Mysore(Karnataka)iscleanliestamongall476citieswhileBengaluruiscleaneststatecapital.

Karnatakahasfourintop10cities.WestBengalhasalsodonewellwith25citiesintop100.DamohinMadhyaPradeshisworstintermsofcleanliness.

DamohinMadhyaPradeshisworstintermsofcleanliness.

SouthvIndiahasdonebetterwith39southerncitiesintop100,followedbyEastIndia(27),WesternIndia(15),NorthernIndia(12)DamohinMadhyaPradeshisworstintermsofcleanliness. andSevencitiesfromNortheasternstates. 68.

andSevencitiesfromNortheasternstates.

68. TamilNadugovernmentstartedayouthawardinnameofformerPresidentAPJAbdulKalam.Theawardwillhave8gramgold,5laks

rupeesandacitation.Itwillbegivenfrom2015onwardsoneveryIndependenceDaytoapersonwhoworksexceptionallyinscience,

humanitiesandstudentswelfare.TamilnaduChiefMinisterJJayalalithaaannouncedthatDrKalamsbirthdayonOctober15thwouldbe

celebratedastheYouthRevivalDay.

69. TamilNaduhasmost(751)registeredYoga&Naturopathypractitionersinthecountry,followedbyKarnataka(609).Therearetotal

2034suchregisteredpractitionersacrossIndia.

70. TamilNadustateHighCourtpermittedatransgendertoparticipateinphysicaltestforthepostofSub­Inspector.

71. TataTrustwilldevelop264villagesinVijayawadaLokSabhaconstituencyofAndhraPradeshunderSansadAdarshGramYojana(SAGY)

initiative.IthasbeenpossibleduetoeffortsofMPofVijayawadaSrinivasKesineni,whoapproachedRatanTataseekinghiscollaboration todevelopmodelvillagesinhisconstituency.

72. TelanganaChiefMinisterK.ChandrasekharRaolaunchedGramaJyothiprgrammeaimedatdevelopmentofruralareaswith

investmentof25000crorerupees.

73. TelecomMinisterRaviShankarPrasadlaunchedDishamobileapptopromotedigitalliteracyinBihar.Theappwillhelppeoplelearn aboutcomputersandInternetthroughselflearningmodules.

74. TelecomMinisterRaviShankarPrasadreleasedacommemorativeRs.5postalstamponIndianemperorAshoka.

75. TendongLhoRumFaat(PrayeroftheTendongMountain),anancientfestivalofethnicLepchatribeofSikkimwascelebrated.

76. TheawardmoneygiventoAwardeeTeachershasbeenenhancedtoRs.50,000fromRs.25000Currently.

NationalAwardasaregiveneveryyearbyPresidentofIndiaon5thSeptember(Teacher'sDay)toupto378meritoriousschoolTeachers. 77.

Teachers.

77. ThiruOnam(Thiruvonam)festivalcelebratedacrossKerala,markingbirthdayofSriPadmanabham,thepresidingdeityof Thiruvananthapuram.

78. Toaugmenttransportinfrastructureofthecity,DelhigovernmentdecidedtoruntramsacrossareasincludingLalQuila,JamaMasjid andOldDelhiRailwayStation.ShahjahanadRedevelopmentCorporationwillbecreatedtocarryoutinfrastructureprojectsinOldDelhi.

Atramisarailvehiclewhichrunsontracksalongpublicurbanstreets(calledstreetrunning).Thelinesornetworksoperatedby tramcarsarecalledtramways.KolkatatraminKolkataisonlypublictramsysteminthecountry. 79.

KolkatatraminKolkataisonlypublictramsysteminthecountry.tramcarsarecalledtramways. 79.

79. Toreduceairpollution,MinistryofRoadTransportandHighwayswillintroduceBharatStageIVcompliant4wheelersinIndiafrom1

April2017.OnlyBSIVCompliantCarstobeSoldFromOctober2015.

80. TripuraassemblypassedaresolutiontoreplacelifesentenceuntodeathbyrequestingUniongovernmenttoamendtheSection302ofthe

IndianPenalCode(IPC).

81. UnionMinisterMaheshSharmareleasedfilmShesherKobitaaspartof150thbirthanniversarycelebrationsofRabindranathTagore.

82. UttarPradeshHighCourt(Allahabad)benchunderJusticeSudhirAgarwaldirectedallgovernmentofficialsandelectedrepresentatives tosendtheirchildrentoprimaryschoolsunderstateBoardforSecondaryEducation.Also,Penalprovisionsaretobelaiddownforthose violatingtheorder.

83. UttarPradeshgovernmentrenamedUttarPradeshTechnicalUniversity(UPTU)asDr.APJAbdulKalamTechnicalUniversity (APJAKTU).

84. WarmuseumsinaugeratedatmilitarystationsofJaisalmerandLongewalainRajasthantoshowcasebraveryofIndianArmy.

BattleofLongewala(4–7December1971)wasoneoffirstengagementsinIndo­PakistaniWarof1971.120IndianSoldiersdefeated

over2000PakistaniSoldiersalngwithdestroyingover1000Tanks,MarkinganewmilestoneintraditionalbraveryofIndianArmy.

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1. AirChiefMarshalArupRahavisitedOmanandUnitedArabEmirates(UAE).

2. AustralianMinisterforEducationandTrainingChristopherPynevisitedIndiaforAnnualMinisterialDialogueand3rdAustralia­India

EducationCouncilmeeting.HealsoannouncedtoappointFormerAustralianCricketerAdamGilchristasFirstEducationAmbassadorto IndiatofurtherstrengtheneducationtieswithIndia.

3. AustraliasMinisterforEducationandTrainingChristopherPyneVisitedIndia­

HeattendedThirdAnnualAustralia­IndiaEducationCouncil(AIEC)meeting.AustraliaagreedtoextendBRIDGE(

AustraliaagreedtoextendBRIDGE(BuildingRegionalInterculturalDialogueandGrowingEngagement )schoolpartnerships BuildingRegionalInterculturalDialogueandGrowingEngagement)schoolpartnerships projecttoincludeJawaharNavodayaVidyalayas(JNVs)inIndia.

IndiaandAustraliasignedaMemorandumofUnderstandingoncooperationineducation,researchandtraining.projecttoincludeJawaharNavodayaVidyalayas(JNVs)inIndia. 4.

4. Bhutan'sSpeakerofNationalAssembly­JigmeZangpoandChairpersonofNationalCouncilofBhutan­SonamKingavisitedIndia.

5. EminentSanskritScholarandIndologistNRVarhadpandepassedaway.

6. ExternalAffairsMinisterSushmaSwarajvisitedEgypt.IndiaandegyptsignedMemorandumofCo­operationinTourismandtechnical Cooperation.

7. FreedomfighterKayyaraKinhannaRaipassedaway.

8. HarwantSingh­aWorldWar­IIheropassedaway.

Hewasofficer­in­chargeofflaghoistingceremonyonthefirstIndependenceDayofIndiain1947.8. HarwantSingh­aWorldWar­IIheropassedaway.

Commissionedin2ndbattalionofSikhRegimentinSeptember1941,heservedinIraq,Palestine,NorthAfrica,CyprusandItalyduringWorldWar­IIfortheBritishArmy.

duringWorldWar­IIfortheBritishArmy.

HewasawardedwithMilitaryCross(highestawardofBritishArmy )in1944. highestawardofBritishArmy)in1944.

9. India'sDeputyNationalSecurityAdvisorArvindGuptavisitedUSAforUS­IndiaCyberDialogue2015toincreaseglobalcybersecurity

andpromotethedigitaleconomy.

10. JavadZarif,ForeignMinisterofIranVisitedIndia.

11. MalayalamactorParavoorBharathanPassedAway.

12. MinisterofShipping,RoadTransport&Highways,NitinGadkarivisitedEgypt.

13. MinisterofState(IndependentCharge)forPetroleum&NaturalGasDharmendraPradhanvisitedNepal.

14. MinisterofStateforInformation&Broadcasting­RajyavardhanRathorevisitedZimbabwe.

15. MinisterofSteel&Mines,NarendraSinghTomarVisitedAustraliatoAttend‘AIMEX­2015’toBeHeldDuring1stto4thSeptember,2015

atSydney.AIMEXStandsfor­AsiaPacific’sInternationalMiningExhibition.

16. MotoyukiFujii,Japan'sMinisterofStateforScience&Technology,Education,Culture,andSportsvisitedIndia.

17. NotedJournalistPranabKumarBorahpassedaway.

18. NotedMarathistageactor,singerandproducerBhalchandraPendharkarPassedAway.

19. PMNarendraModiinauguratedbirthcentenary(100years)celebrationsofNagaland'sfreedomfighterRaniGaidinliubyissuing

Commemorativecoinof100rupeesandcirculationcoinof5rupees.

20. PMNarendraModivisitedUnitedArabEmirates.

21. PresidentofSeychelles,JamesAlixMichelvisitedIndia.

22. SheikhHasina,PrimeMinisterofBangladeshVisitedIndiatoattendfuneralofSmt.SuvraMukherjee,wifeofPresidentPranab Mukherjee.

23. SuvraMukherjee,PresidentPranabMukherjee'swifepassedaway.

24. USA'sUnder­SecretaryforCommerceStefanSeligvisitedIndia.

25. YasutaroKoideofJapanreceivedGuinnessWorldRecordscertificateasheisformallyrecognizedastheworldsoldestmanaliveat112

years.

Science

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1. Asiasbiggesttelescope­Multi­ApplicationSolarTelescope(MAST)hasbeeninauguratedatUdaipurSolarObservatory(Rajasthan).The

projectwillbemonitoredbyAhmedabadbasedPhysicalResearchLaboratory.

2. GlobalsatelliteGlobalSatforDRRwillbenamedafterformerIndianPresidentDr.APJAbdulKalamwhopassedawayrecently.The

satellitetobeusedforearthobservationanddisasterriskreductionwillberenamedasUNKalamGlobalSat.

TheproposaltonamethesatelliteafterDr.KalamwasmadebyMilindPimprikar,ChairmanofCANEUS(CANada­Europe­US­

Asia)atthirdUNWorldConferenceonDisasterRiskReductionheldatSendai(Japan)inMarch2015.

TherenamingofGlobalSatafterKalamwillbeatributetohisvision­WorldSpaceVision­2050thatentailsspacefairingnations

joininghandstofindsolutionstomankind’smajorproblemssuchasnaturaldisasters,energyandwaterscarcityandweather prediction.

Theproposalwillbeformallyadoptedbyover150countriesatUNSessioninNewYorkinSeptember2015.prediction. 3.

3. IndianSpaceResearchOrganisation(ISRO)startedcommercialproductionatfirstindigenousTitaniumSpongePlantatChavarain Kerala.

4. IndianSpaceResearchOrganisation(ISRO)successfullylaunchedGeo­synchronousSatelliteLaunchVehicle(GSLV)D6thatcarried

India'slatestcommunicationsatelliteGSAT­6.ItissecondfortheISROscientistsbyusingindigenouslymadecryogenicstagelaunchof

GSLV­D5.ISROissixthspaceagencyinworldafterUS,Russia,Japan,ChinaandFrancetohaveindigenouscryogenicenginecrucialfor

launchingheaviersatellitesofovertwotonnes.

5. NASAspacecraftLADEE(LunarAtmosphereandDustEnvironmentExplorer)confirmedpresenceofNeongasinMoon’satmosphere.

6. SHEFROL(SHEetFlowROotLevel)technologybasedwastewatertreatmentplantsetupbyAshrafBhatinChinnaKalapetfishing hamletinPuducherrytestedsuccessfuly.Theplantusesinexpensivetechnologytotreatwastewaterusingtwoaquaticplants,fourleaf cloverandwaterhyacinth.

7. ScientistsinastudyledbyCSIR­CentreforCellularandMolecularBiology(CCMB),HyderabadidentifiedTHSD7AGeneasprimarily

responsibleforobesity(ExcessiveBodyFat)inIndians.

Sports

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1. 15thIAAF(InternationalAssociationofAthleticsFederations)WorldChampionshipsinAthleticsBeijing(China)

1933Atheletesfrom206countriesparticpiatedin47Events.)WorldChampionshipsinAthleticsBeijing(China)

Kenyatoppedthemedaltallyforthefirsttime,FollowedbyJamaicaonsecondandUSAatThird.1933Atheletesfrom206countriesparticpiatedin47Events.

HostChinawas11th.Russia,theoverallwinnerof2013endedat9thplace.

Indiastayedat65thplaceinoverallmedaltallywithnomedalswon.However,India'sLalitaBabarfinishedeighthin3000m

steeplechase(Obstacle)eventandearnedonepointforIndia.Thisonepointgaveindia65thplaceinmedaltally.

Indiahaswononly2medalsinall15Athleticsworldchampionshipsheldsofar.BothbylongjumperAnjuBobbyGeorge.One

bronzewaswonbyherin2003championshipsinParisandonegoldmedalin2005championshipsinMonaco.

UsainBolt(Jamaica)won3goldsin100mand200meventsandasapartof4*400mrelay.

Next(16th)IAAFworldAthleticsChampionshipswillbeheldinLondonin2017.MedalTallyTop10Countries­ Country GoldSilverBronzeTotal

MedalTallyTop10Countries­Country GoldSilverBronzeTotal Kenya 7 6 3 16

Country GoldSilverBronzeTotal

Kenya

7

6

3

16

Jamaica

7

2

3

12

USA

6

6

6

18

GreatBritain4 1

2

7

Ethiopia

3

3

2

8

Poland

3

1

4

8

Canada

2

3

3

8

Germany

2

3

3

8

Russia

2

1

1

4

Cuba

2

1

0

3

2. 2015WorldArcheryChampionships­

OrganizedinCopenhagen(Denmark).623Competitorsfrom96nationsParticipated.Cuba 2 1 0 3 2. 2015WorldArcheryChampionships­

SouthKorearemaiedatthetopwith9Medals.Denmarksecondwith2Medals.

Indiawon2SilverMedals.OnebywomensrecurvearcheryteamconsistingofLaxmiraniMajhi,DeepikaKumari,andRimilBuriuly.OthersilvermedalwaswonbyRajatChauhannthecompoundcategory. 3.

OthersilvermedalwaswonbyRajatChauhannthecompoundcategory.

3. AditiChauhanbacameFirstIndianfootballertoplayEnglishleaguefootball.ShemadeherdebutforwomensteamofWestHamUnited affiliatedwithWestHamUnitedFC.

4. AirIndiawonGuruTeghBahadurHockeytitlebydefeatingArmyXI3­1.

5. AsianYouthChessChampionships2015(Suwon­SouthKorea)­

Indiastayedatopwith17medals(5Gold,5Silverand7Bronze)outoftotal36Medals.Iranwassecond(7Medals)andVietnamwasthird(4Medals). 6.

Iranwassecond(7Medals)andVietnamwasthird(4Medals).6.

6. AustraliancricketerMichaelClarkeannouncedretirementfromInternationalCricketafterongoingAshesseries.

7. BWFBadmintonWorldChampionships2015(Jakarta(Indonesia))­

ChinaStayedattopoftablewith6Medals,Indonesiaissecondwith4Medals.7. BWFBadmintonWorldChampionships2015(Jakarta(Indonesia))­

India'sSainaNehwalwonSilveraftergettingdefeatedbyCarolinaMarin(Spain).8.

8. BangladeshwonSouthAsianFootballFederation(SAFF)under­16title2015(Venue­Bangladesh)bydefeatingIndia.

9. ChhattisgarhcapitalRaipurwillhost2015FinalofsecondeditionofFIHWorldHockeyLeaguetobeheldNovember­6December2015.

10. CincinnatiMastersTennis2015­

Women'sSingles­SerenaWilliams(USA)wonsecondtitleafterdefeatingSimonaHalepofRomania.10. CincinnatiMastersTennis2015­

Men'sSingles­RogerFederer(Switzerland)wonforseventhtimebydefeatingNovakDjokovicofSerbia.11. FIFAWorldRankingsAugust2015released­

11. FIFAWorldRankingsAugust2015released­

ArgentinaremainingNo1inWorld,followedbyBelgium(second)andGermany(Third).11. FIFAWorldRankingsAugust2015released­

Indiawith161pointsretainedits156thpositioninFIFAWorldrankings.Biggestupwardmovebypoints­Albania(166pointsup).

Biggestupwardmovebypoints­Albania(166pointsup).Biggestdownwardmovebypoints­Germany(185pointsdown).

Biggestdownwardmovebypoints­Germany(185pointsdown).Biggestupwardmovebypoints­Albania(166pointsup). Biggestupwardmovebyrank­Jamaica(21ranksup).

Biggestupwardmovebyrank­Jamaica(21ranksup).Biggestdownwardmovebypoints­Germany(185pointsdown). Biggestdownwardmovebypointsrank­Serbia(23ranksdown). 12.

Biggestdownwardmovebypointsrank­Serbia(23ranksdown).Biggestupwardmovebyrank­Jamaica(21ranksup). 12.

12. HockeyplayerGurbajSinghhasbeensuspendedfor9monthsforindulgingingroupismandcreatingdisharmonywithintheteam.

13. India's17yearoldAditiAshokbecameyoungesteverandfirstIndianwinnerofLadiesBritishAmateurgolfchampionshipatLeeds

(UnitedKingdom).

14. IndianBadmintonplayerSainaNehwalhasbeenrankedNo1inworld,leavingbehindCarolinaMarin(Spain)by2,180points.Shealso

signedaINR25CroreDealwithmanagementcompanyIOSSports&Entertainment.

15. IndianMen'sHockeyTeamwonthreematchseriesoftheirEuropeanTour2­1againstFranceandSpain.Indiawononegameagainst

eachofFranceandSpainandlostonegameagainstspain.

16. IndianSquashPlayerJoshnaChinappawonwomenssquashtitleinVictorianOpeninMelbourne(Australia).

17. IndianarcherAbhishekVermawongoldmedalbybeatingIranianEsmailEbadiinWorldArcheryChampionships(Poland)2015.

2015ArcheryWorldCupis10theditionoftheannualArcheryWorldCuporganisedbyWorldArcheryFederation.

Itconsistsof4preliminarystages(Legs)andFinalstobeheldinMexicoCity.Locationsare­FirstleginShanghai(China),second

leginAntalya(Turkey)thirdinWroclaw(Poland)andFourthleginMedellin(Colombia).FinalswillbeheldinMexicoCityon17–

18October,2015.

18October,2015.
18October,2015.

Sofar,SouthKoreaisattopofMedalTallywith18Medals,USAsecondwith13whileDenmarkisThirdwith5Medals.

IndianArchershavesofarwon4Medalsin3LegsofWorldArcheryWorldCup2015asfollows­

IndianteamcomprisingChinglensana,AbhishekVermaandRajatChauhanwonBronzeinFirstLeginShanghai(China).

DeepikaKumariwonBronzeinSecondlegofArcheryWorldCup2015inAntalya(Turkey).

MixedpairofDeepikaKumariandMangalSinghChampiawonsilverinThirdLegofWorldArcheryChampionships2015in

Poland.

IndianarcherAbhishekVermawongoldbybeatingIranianEsmailEbadiinThirdLegofWorldArcheryChampionships2015

inPoland.

18. Indianwomen’shockeyteamqualifiedforRioOlympics2016after36yearsasIndiatookthequotaplaceonthebasisofitsfifth­place

finishinwomen’sHockeyWorldLeagueSemifinalsinBelgium.

19. IndianwrestlerswonTwomedalsatCadetWrestlingWorldChampionshipsatSARAJEVO(BosniaandHerzegovina).Anilwongold

medalinthe50kgfreestyleandAnkushwonsilverin38kgwomenfreestyle.

20. IndiasPankajAdvaniwonhis13thworldtitlebywinningWorld6­RedSnookerChampionship.HedefeatedChineseYanBingtao.

21. InternationalOlympicCommittee(IOC)officiallyrecognised‘FrisbeeasanOlympicsportduring128thIOCSessionheldinKuala

Lumpur(Malayasia).IOCgaveofficialrecognitiontoWorldFlyingDiscFederation(WFDF).Frisbeeisthesportofflyingdiscwhich

becamepopularinthe1960sand70s.

22. Jamaica'sSprinterUsainBoltwonGoldin100MetreRaceinWorldChampionshipsinAthletics2015inBeijing(China).

23. JordanSpiethhasbeenrankedasNo.1­RankedGolfPlayerinWorldSurpassingRoryMcIlroy.

24. LewisHamilton(England)wonBelgianGrandPrix2015­

2015FormulaOneseason­24. LewisHamilton(England)wonBelgianGrandPrix2015­

Total19GrandPrixRacestobeorganizedacrosstheworldin2015.Calendaris­GrandPrixDate Winner Australia 15March LewisHamilton(UK) Malaysia 29March SebastianVettel(Germany)

GrandPrixDate

Winner

Australia

15March

LewisHamilton(UK)

Malaysia

29March

SebastianVettel(Germany)

China

12April

LewisHamilton(UK)

Baharain

19April

LewisHamilton(UK)

Spain

10May

NicoRosberg(Germany)

Monaco

24May

NicoRosberg(Germany)

Canada

7June

LewisHamilton(UK)

Austria

21June

NicoRosberg(Germany)

Britain

5July

LewisHamilton(UK)

Hungary

26July

SebastianVettel(Germany)

Belgium

23August LewisHamilton(UK)

Italy

6September

Singapore

20September

Japan

27September

Russia

11October

USA

25October

Mexico

1November

Brazil

15November

AbuDhabi

29November

Brazil 15November AbuDhabi 29November

TrickforrememberingrecentF1RacesWinnerssofar(BasedondatatillBelgianGrandPrixheldonAugust25,2015)­

AllcountriesstartingwithA,BandCexceptAustriaWONbyLewisHamilton(England) HungaryandMalaysianRaceshavebeenWonbySebastianVettel(Germany)(remember­SabastianwasHUNGRYin MALAYSIA):)

AllotherracesincludingAustriahavebeenwonbyNicoRosberg(Germany).­SabastianwasHUNGRYin MALAYSIA ):) 25. RogersCupTennis2015­

25. RogersCupTennis2015­

Men'sSingles­AndyMurray(UK)wonbyDefeatingNovakDjokovic(Serbia)25. RogersCupTennis2015­

Women'sSingles­BelindaBencic(Switzerland)wonbyDefeatingSimonaHalep(Romania)

Men'sDoubles­BobBryanandMikeBryan(USA)wonbyDefeatingDanielNestor(Canada)andEdouardRoger­Vasselin(France)

Women'sDoubles­BethanieMattek­Sands(USA)andLucieSafarova(CzechRepublic)wonbyDefeatingCarolineGarcia(France) andKatarinaSrebotnik(Slovenia)26.

26. SouthAfricanCricketerABdeVilliersbecamefastestbatsmantoreach8000OneDayInternationalrunsin182innings.Hebroke

previousrecordofIndianSouravGangulywhotook200inningsforthesame.

27. SouthSudanbecame206thmemberofInternationalOlympicCommitteeandwillcompeteinRio2016Olympics.

28. SpecialSummerOlympicGames2015(LosAngles­USA)­

6500Atheletesfrom177CountriesParticipatedinvariouseventsin25sports.28. SpecialSummerOlympicGames2015(LosAngles­USA)­ IndianAthleteswontotal173medals­47gold,54silverand72bronze.

IndianAthleteswontotal173medals­47gold,54silverand72bronze.

RanvirSinghSainibecamefirstIndiangolfertowinagoldmedalinspecialolympics.IndianAthleteswontotal173medals­47gold,54silverand72bronze. 29.

29. SportsMinistryapprovedFinancialassistancefromNSDFofupto10LakhstoShivaKeshavanKP(Luge­Wintergame)forTraining.

30. SriLankancricketerKumarSangakkararetiredfromInternationalCricket.

31. UMumbawonthesecondversionofStarSportsProKabaddibydefeatingBengaluruBulls.

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