August 19th 2015 Current Affairs Updates – Daily G.K. Updates

August 19th 2015 Current Affairs Updates - Daily G.K. Updates

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award and Arjuna Awards 2015 announced

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award 2015 given to Sania Mirza on 14th August 2015 while 17 other sports persons awarded with Arjuna Awards 2015.

RBI suspended licence of seven non-banking finance companies (NBFCs)

On 17 August the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) suspends licence of seven non-banking finance companies (NBFCs). The seven NBFCs whose licences were suspended are – Religare Finance, Artisans Micro Finance, Eden Trade & Commerce, RCS Parivar Finance, Nott Investments, Dewra Stocks & Securities, Swetasree Finance.

Sachin Tendulkar to be Maharashtra’s Tiger ambassador

Maharashtra government has roped Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as its new ambassador for the Tiger Conservation Project. His association will help state government to raise awareness about saving the tigers in the state.

ICICI Bank launched locker facility named Smart Vault

ICICI Bank on 18 August 2015 launched Smart Vault, a first-of-its-kind locker facility by a bank in India with latest robotic technology. The facility was launched by Chanda Kochhar, MD & CEO of ICICI Bank at the Defence Colony branch of Delhi.

State Bank of India launches mobile wallet app ‘Buddy’

Country’s largest lender State Bank of India today launched a mobile wallet app, SBI Buddy, in collaboration with Accenture and Mastercard. The service will be available to existing as well as non-SBI customers.

Ajit Kumar Seth appointed as Chairman of PESB

Ajit Kumar Seth appointed as Chairman of Public Enterprises Selection Board on 14th August 2015.

Andy Murray won Rogers Cup

Andy Murray of Scotland won Rogers Cup Masters Tournament on 16th August 2015 played in Montreal, Canada. It is his 11th Masters title.

Union Government appoints two private sector professionals to head BoB, Canara Bank

Union government has appointed two private sector banking professionals as Mangling Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Baroda (BoB) and Canara Bank. This is the first time that Union government has appointed the two candidates from the private sector to head the Public Sector Banks (PSBs).

Abhishek Verma won Gold

Abhishek Verma won Gold for India in Archery World Cup on 15th August 2015 played in Wroclaw, Poland after defeating Esmaeil Ebadi of Iran.

India signed an agreement with Bangladesh

India signed an agreement with Bangladesh on 13th August 2015 with the aim to tackle menace of fake Indian currency.

PM Modi visited Masdar, UAE

On 17th August 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the city Masdar, UAE. The city is world’s first zero carbon and car free smart city which is situated around 17 km from Abu Dhabi.

A huge explosion struck in Bangkok, Thailand

A huge explosion struck in Bangkok, Thailand on 17th August 2015 in which almost 20 people found dead and 100 injured.

ASSOCHAM released the report

According to the report of Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM), the State of Tamil Nadu became 1st in generation of employment and manufacturing sector in the country.

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