Current Affairs 12 August 2015

 

12 August 2015 Current Affairs

National

  • Aadhar will be optional for availing various Government schemes: SC
  • Railway Minister launches new train services in Northeast
  • More than 3,50,000 toilets constructed under Swachh Vidyalaya Campaign
  • Bombay High Court has granted anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand in an alleged case of money embezzlement
  • Government. to seek Rs. 426 crore in damages from Nestle

International

  • Greece and its international creditors agreed on new euro bailout deal
  • Japan switches on nuclear reactor for first time in nearly two years
  • Afghanistan Prez accuses Pakistan of sending messages of war
  • Bangladesh: ICT sentences Razakar Sheikh Sirajul Hoque to death for crimes against humanity during the 1971 Liberation War

Politics

  • Yogendra Yadav arrested from farmers’ protest site in Delhi
  • Congress led opposition continues protest in Lok Sabha
  • Enforcement Directorate (ED) has sought an Interpol notice against former IPL chairman Lalit Modi in connection with its probe in a money laundering case
  • Left Parties term Mamta’s meeting with PM as attempt to shield TMC leaders
  • PM praises Mulayam Singh Yadav for his efforts to break logjam in both the Houses

Business

  • India-born Sundar Pichai named new CEO of restructured Google
  • Sun TV tumbles 7 percent after HC cancels Maran’s bail plea
  • Adani and the Standard Chartered bank have severed their ties, marking the second big bank to walk away from the Indian mining giant’s controversial 16 billion dollar coal mine project in Australia
  • Google Inc announced a new operating structure Monday, creating a holding company called Alphabet to encompass the search engine unit and other subsidiaries
  • Xiaomi ties up with Foxconn

Defence

  • Indigenous Army purchase up, imports dip in past 2 years
  • Navy stealth frigate INS Trikhand docked in Djibouti
  • IAF cut orders for 5th Gen FGFA by Half, down to only 65 aircrafts
  • Indian Naval Survey ship INS Nirdeshak Decommissioned after 31 years
  • India challenges Italy’s move to take Marines case to tribunal

Sports

  • Sania Mirza recommended for Khel Ratna by awards selection panel
  • Hockey: Indian men lose to Spain 1-4, their first defeat of ongoing European tour
  • P Kashyap, H S Prannoy win their opening round matches at World Badminton Championship
  • Australia A enter final of tri series at Chennai
  • Injured Murali Vijay ruled out of first Test against Sri Lanka.12-August-2015-Current-Affairs

 

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