Current Affairs 15 August 2015

 

15 August 2015 Current Affairs 

National

  • India celebrated 69 years of freedom from British rule
  • Congress conditions for supporting GST an after-thought: Arun Jaitley
  • CBI registers two FIRs in Vyapam Case
  • Om Prakash Rawat assumes charge as new Election Commissioner
  • CBI arrests Customs Commissioner Atul Dixit, 2 others in graft case of Rs 74.6 crore

International

  • Fire continues to rage in China as death toll mounts to 56
  • Sri Lankan President sacks SLFP, UPFA General Secretaries
  • Scientists analyzing data received from Rosetta spacecraft
  • Young, Jupiter-like planet discovered 100 light years away
  • Heavy rains trigger flood in China’s Yunnan
  • 4 killed in Egyptian plane crash near Libyan border

Business

  • Government selects private sector professionals to head BoB, Canara Bank
  • US oil prices fall to fresh six-year low of 41.35 dollars a barrel
  • RBI to transfer Rs 65,896 cr surplus to Government
  • Wholesale inflation falls to historic low of -4.05 percent
  • IRDAI allows banks to tie up with insurers

Politics

  • Govt very optimistic on GST implementation from April 1: Sitharaman
  • GST Bill will ‘definitely’ be passed: Javadekar
  • Congress disrupted Parliament to take revenge for political defeat: Trivedi
  • Centre’s reply sought on PIL challenging CVC, VC appointment
  • Rahul Gandhi doing hit and run politics by making wild allegations: BJP
  • Modi should announce date for OROP implementation: Rahul

Defense

  • OROP: Delhi Police allows ex-servicemen to continue protest at Jantar Mantar
  • Defence forces issues including OROP highest priority of govt: Parrikar
  • Taiwan-made UAV goes on display at Taipei exhibition
  • Production Testing of Russia’s Armata Tank to End in 2016
  • India, Pakistan’s dossiers for NSA-level talks ready, terror tops agenda

Sports

  • Sania Mirza to get Khel Ratna; Rohit Sharma, 16 others to get Arjuna award
  • Saina Nehwal reaches World Badminton Championships semis
  • India beat Spain 4-2 to sweep Hockey Test series
  • Boxing Coach Swatantra Raj Singh recommended for Dronacharya award
  • Mayank, Manish steer India A into tri-series final

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