Current Affairs 19 August 2015

 

Current Affairs 19 August 2015

National

  • OROP: PMO steps in, veterans not to escalate protest for 10 days
  • President’s wife Suvra Mukherjee passes away
  • PM Modi announces MADAD and e-migrant portal for UAE expats
  • 3rd phase e-auction of FM Radio fetches around Rs 1,090 cr on day 16
  • Ex Coal Secy, retired public servant granted bail in Coal scam

International

  • Merkel faces rebellion in party ahead of German vote on Greek bailout
  • Taj Mahal makes to world’s top five travel hotspots in new list
  • 3 militants, including mastermind of killings of 2 Bangladeshi bloggers arrested
  • Indonesian plane debris seen in papua

Business

  • SBI launches mobile wallet app ‘Buddy’
  • Moody’s lowers India growth forecast to 7% on monsoon concerns
  • ICICI Bank launches digital locker
  • Snapdeal raises $500 m from Alibaba, Foxconn and others
  • Lenovo to make phones in Chennai with Flextronics

Politics

  • TN CM Jayalalithaa seeks PM’s intervention to end NLC strike
  • PM Modi greets Ranil Wickremesinghe over victory in Sri Lankan polls
  • Maharashtra govt. mulling ‘Smart City’ project at state level
  • Malappuram launches Food on Wall scheme
  • Modi announces Rs. 1.25 lakh cr. package for Bihar

Defense

  • India gave memorabilia of INS Vikrant to Bangladesh
  • Delay in Tejas Mk 2 could push IAF to accept modified version Mk 1s
  • Arup Raha, Indian Air Force chief, on four-day visit to Oman and UAE
  • Indian and Chinese troops celebrated India’s 59th independence day together in Arunacha Pradesh
  • HeliNa, helicopter version of ‘Nag’ to join armed forces soon

Sports

  • Shikhar Dawan ruled out of remainder of Sri Lanka series due to injury
  • TPP Nair, SP Misra, Romeo James recommended for Dhyan Chand award
  • Raipur to host Hockey World League Final
  • Leander Paes and Stanislas Wawrinka in Cincinnati Open second round
  • Australian opening batsman Chris Rogers confirms he will quit after Ashes19-August-2015-Current-Affairs

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