Current Affairs For 9 August 2015 Updates

Current affairs for 9th august 2015 updates fifa world ranking

Accenture India appoints Rekha Menon as chairman, Anindya Basu as Managing Director.

Global technology and consultancy giant Accenture on Friday said it will elevate Rekha M Menon as chairman of its India operations. It has also roped in Anindya Basu as the country managing director (MD) in India.

 

Boost for ‘Make in India’: Foxconn to invest $5 billion in Maharashtra

Global electronic manufacturing giant Foxconn has announced it will invest $5 billion over the next five years in Maharashtra, which has given the Taiwan-based company 1,500 acres of land for its plant.

 

August Edition of FIFA World Rankings released

August Edition of FIFA World Rankings released on 06th August 2015. Argentina ranked at No.1 position followed by Belgium and Germany while India remained at 156th position in the ranking.

 

Atul Keshap appointed as Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives

Atul Keshap, an Indian-American appointed as Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives on 06th August 2015.

 

India State of Forest Report 2013 released

According to India State of Forest Report 2013, total 21.23% area covered under forests approximately 6,97,898 square km.

 

ASEAN meet held in Malaysia

48th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Minister meet held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during 04th to 06th August 2015 under the theme of ‘Our People, Our Community, Our Vision’.

 

Maharashtra government declares Thane creek area as ‘Flamingo Sanctuary’

Maharashtra government has declared the area along Thane Creek as Flamingo Sanctuary. In this regard State Revenue and Forest Department has issued notification to declare northern part of the creek as a wildlife sanctuary as per provisions of Section 18 of the Wildlife (Protection Act), 1972.

 

Pramerica buys Deutsche Bank’s mutual fund business in India.

Mutual fund house Pramerica has agreed to buy the asset management business of Deutsche Bank in India. While neither party disclosed the size of the deal, industry sources estimate it to be ₹300-400 crore.

 

 

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