Current Affairs 22 August 2015

 

Current Affairs 22 August 2015 

National

  • Centre extends visa of Taslima Nasreen for one year
  • Dedicated Eastern Freight Corridor to be operational in 2019
  • CBSE apologises to Smriti for typographical errors
  • World Goa day celebrating in Abu Dhabi
  • India cancels NSA- level talks with Pakistan

International

  • Ranil Wickremesinghe sworn in as new PM of Sri Lanka
  • Turkey announces snap general elections
  • Britain, Iran to reopen their respective embassies in coming days
  • Myanmar Parliament passed two controversial bills about which activists fear they will curb religious freedoms
  • Greece moves refugees to mainland, crush builds on border

Business

  • RBI panel recommends conversion of UCBs (Urban Cooperative Banks) into regular banks
  • Govt to sell 10 per cent stake in IOC (Indian oil cooperation)
  • US regulators issues warning letter to Sipra for quality issues
  • IRDAI (Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India) Chairman asks insurance companies to offer simpler policies
  • Bandhan set to rise in the eastern region

Politics

  • Land acquisition notice triggers farmer protest in Vijayawada
  • UP court summons Mulayam over rape remark
  • AAP MLA Surinder Singh arrested for assaulting NDMC worker
  • more MLAs of nitish kumar and lalu likely to join BJP ahead of election
  • Lalu mocks Amit shah, says Bihar lifts not for fat men

Defense

  • France and India to finalize Rafale jets deal within 10 days : reports
  • High court stays Gujarat bill to make voting compulsory
  • Over 10 countries to join China’s military parade, India refuses to take part
  • Documents proved, Dawood Ibrahim staying in Pakistan
  • Israeli Navy Chief Ram Rutberg to hold talks with top Indian officials for signing to increase defense cooperation between the two countries

Sports

  • Bopanna-Mergea advanced to quarter-final in US Open Series
  • Sri Lanka 140/3 in their 1st innings in reply to India’s 393 on day 2 in Colombo test
  • Djokovic beats Goffin to reach Cincinnati quarters
  • Rosberg tops Hamilton in Belgian GP practice
  • Tendulkar lauds MRF Pace Foundation

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