Current Affairs 13 August 2015

 

Current Affairs 13 August 2015

National

  • Airbus Industries of France expresses readiness to invest in India: VK Singh
  • Suhasini Haidar wins Prem Bhatia Award for the Best Political Reporting-2015
  • Competition Commission of India (CCI) has directed investigation against Google in four separate cases for alleged abuse of dominant position
  • Railway Ministry signed four MoUs with Power Ministry for cooperation in the areas of electricity transmission, energy conservation and promotion of renewable energy in a time bound manner
  • Southwest monsoon active over UP, MP, Telangana, Kerala

International

  • Libya PM resigns live on TV hours after peace talks restart
  • Greece agrees bailout deal ‘in principle’ with creditors: EU
  • MH17 probe finds possible pieces of Russian missile
  • India, China, Brazil face prospects of ageing population due to lower fertility
  • Hillary to give her private email server to US Justice Department

Politics

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned for day amid uproar over Lalit Modi row
  • Maharashtra forms Cabinet sub-panel to tackle impending drought crisis
  • Congress walks out, adjournment motion against Sushma defeated in LS
  • SC reserves verdict on plea challenging States’ power of remission
  • General consensus on GST Bill likely

Business

  • Stock markets fall globally after Chinese currency weakens further
  • IMF welcomes China’s new mechanism to value currency
  • Indirect tax collection growth shows economy improving: CEA
  • Rupee tumbles 59 paise to near 2-year low
  • Premji, Nadar among Forbes’ 20 richest people in tech

Defence

  • Centre issues terror alert ahead of Independence Day
  • 18 defence contracts signed with foreign vendors last year
  • Private companies like Godrej, Mahindras, L&T to train workers for defence manufacturing
  • L&T set to bag Rs 530 crore project for army bridges
  • NIA quizzes arrested Pak militant in Jammu

Sports

  • HC dismisses Hiken Shah’s plea against suspension by BCCI
  • India bundle out Sri Lanka for 183 on opening day of 1st Test at Galle
  • Srikanth, Prannoy win; Kashyap lose in World Championship
  • IAAF suspends 28 athletes after adverse findings in doping retests
  • India beat Spain 2-0 in Europe hockey tour
  • Lehmann says sorry for poor Ashes show

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