Current Affairs 20 August 2015

 

20 August 2015 Current Affairs
National

  • Coal scam: CBI court grants bail to ex-Coal Secy, four others
  • Bribery case: Ex Goa CM Kamat gets anticipatory bail
  • Centre asks MMTC to import 10,000 tonnes of onion
  • Government considering over abolishing no fail policy of schools
  • RK Pachauri gets court’s permission to travel abroad

International

  • Germany to vote on ratification of Greece’s 3rd aid package
  • S Sudan: Rebels accuse govt of resuming military attacks after deal fails
  • US scientists grow replica of human brain
  • Women in Saudi Arabia, for the first time will get chance to vote
  • Islamic state beheads leading Syrian antiquities scholar in palmyra

Business

  • India’s mobile app usage grows 131 per cent
  • Germany approved third bail out for Greece while Greece govt mulls early elections
  • Google launches Wi-Fi router for home use
  • Tata group hops onto uber with private equity fund investment
  • Government considers plans to privatize 4 airports

Politics

  • Bihar: 4 JDU dissident MLAs join BJP
  • Political parties expresses support to FTII students
  • AAP govt working on reducing school syllabi
  • Central Bureau of Investigation registered a disproportionate assets case against former Telecom Minister A. Raja
  • Kejriwal, Nitish join hands to fight BJP

Defense

  • DRDO to conduct joint research in defense with IIT-Kharagpur
  • User Trial of Nuke Capable Agni-IV Missile by Aug-end
  • Defense soon to get new-age parachutes
  • Ties with Pakistan tense as Afghanistan celebrates independence
  • Stealth Frigate INS Trikand anchors at Israeli port, bolsters defense ties

Sports

  • Olympic champion Sebastian Coe elected new IAAF president
  • Spot fixing ban on Asif, Sulman butt will expire on 1 september
  • South Africa beats New Zealand by 20 runs in 1st ODI
  • Gerard pique banned for four matches over super cup red card
  • Steve smith named new test captain of Australia replacing Michael clarke.20-August-2015-curent-affairs

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