Current Affairs 16-17 August 2015

 

Current Affairs 16-17 August 2015

National

  • Ram nath govind : new governor of Bihar
  • Bangladesh asures india to help tackeling fake notes
  • Rafale deal: france rejected 50% offset claws, agreed for male in-india
  • Government adamant on Rs640 cr suit over misleading ads by maggi
  • India and China opertionalised new Border Personal Meeting (BPM) point on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) near Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO)

International

  • Indonesian airliner carrying 54 people went missing in bad weather
  • Pakistan’s ex-spymaster Hamid Gul dies at 78
  • Polling started in Srilanka amid tension, 60,000 policemen deployed
  • Brazil protester demands Rousseff’s impeachment over corruption and economic slow down
  • Iran welcomes India private investment for Chabahar Port project.

Business

  • Air India to operate 230 Haj flights to Jeddah
  • Housing.com acquires HomeBuy360
  • BSNL fights a tough market, loses 2 crore subscribers in one year
  • RIL again loses most profitable tag, this time to IOC
  • Stock market returns over 3-times more than gold: SEBI chief

Politics

  • Parrikar Cites Technical Difficulties in Implementing OROP
  • Permission for Taslima to stay on in India expires, likely to be extended
  • Assam CM Tarun Gogoi seeks clarification from PM Narendra Modi on Naga accord
  • Tamil Nadu tops in organ donation: C Vijaya Bhaskar, Health minister
  • PM Narendra Modi launched a new campaign Start-up India, Stand up India during the celebrations of 69th Independence Day

Defense

  • Russia to Become Trendsetter in Tank Warfare With New Armata Platform
  • Russia supports applications of India, Brazil for permanent membership in UN SC
  • India and US prepare for ‘Yudh Abhyas’
  • Award institutes in memory of major purushottam, braveheard who saved 3 journalists and a personal in suicide attack in1999
  • Pinaka II user trials in Jaisalmer by year end

Sports

  • Srilanka wins first test against India
  • Stuart Binny added to Test squad
  • Top-ranked Djokovic beats Chardy to reach Montreal final
  • Ashwin in top-10, Dhawan jumps to 32 in the ICC Test player rankings for bowlers
  • Altruist (Imran Chisty up) won the Major Mir Mujtaba Hussain Memorial Cup (Div. I)16-17-August-2015-Current-Affairs

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