Current Affairs For 11th & 12th August 2015

Current Affairs August 11th & 12th 2015 - G for Google Alphabet

Ram Nath Kovind appointed as Governor of Bihar

Ram Nath Kovind appointed as Governor of Bihar on 08th August 2015 succeeded by Keshri Nath Tripathi while Acharya Dev Vrat appointed as Governor of Himachal Pradesh succeeded by Kalyan Singh.

 

ISRO commissions Titanium Sponge Plant in Kerala

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on 10 August has fully commissioned and started commercial production at the first indigenous Titanium Sponge Plant at Chavara in Kerala. The initiative was taken by ISRO’s Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre to establish Titanium Sponge Plant (TSP) a dedicated 500 MT per annum plant at M/s Kerala Minerals and Metals Ltd (KMML), Chavara in Kollam district, Kerala.

ICICI Bank launches ‘Saral-Rural Housing Loan’ Scheme for weaker sections

India’s largest private sector lender Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) Bank has launched ‘ICICI Bank Saral-Rural Housing Loan’ Scheme for weaker sections of society. The scheme is new home loan proposition of the bank with special interest rate to cater people from rural areas including women borrowers as well as from weaker sections.

Google unveils restructuring under new parent company Alphabet Inc.

Search engine giant Google Inc has announced formation of a new holding or parent company called Alphabet Inc to encompass its search engine unit and all other subsidiaries.

India’s social security pact with Canada comes into force

The social security pact between India and Canada which was approved by Union Cabinet in 2013 comes into force after two years of long waiting. According to the pact the employees posted by Indian entities in Canada are not required to contribute towards Canada’s social security schemes for period of 60 months and similarly the Canadian employees posted in India would enjoy the same benefit.

 

Sania Mirza to be conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

Sania Mirza on Tuesday became only the second tennis player to be recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, while star cricketer Rohit Sharma and ace shooter Jitu Rai were among the 17 sportspersons picked for this year’s Arjuna awards.

 

India top Asian Youth Chess Championship with 17 medals

India impressed with a rich haul of 17 medals to be declared overall winners in the Asian Youth Chess Championship that concluded here today. Bagging 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 7 Bronze out of the available 36 medals, Indian juniors made their presence felt in the event organised by Korea Chess Federation.

Pichai Sundararajan (Sundar Pichai) became CEO of Google INC

Pichai Sundararajan (Sundar Pichai) of India became CEO of Google Inc.

 

Michael John Clarke retired

Michael John Clarke, International Cricket player of Australia, announced his retirement on 08th August 2015. He played his last test match at Oval, London. He also known as nickname ‘Pup’. Earlier, immediate after the World Cup 2015, he retired from ODI Cricket.

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