Current Affairs Updates For 13 August 2015

Current Affairs For August 13 2015

Union Government has announced that 424 species discovered in India

Union Government has announced that 424 species of fauna and 347 species of flora including 2 reptiles have been discovered in the country in 2013-2014.

 

TPCIL has synchronised the thermal power plant with the grid.

Thermal Powertech Corporation India Ltd (TPCIL) has synchronised the second 660 MW unit of its 1,320 MW coal-fired thermal power plant with the grid.

 

Union government has given nod to AIIA

Union government has given nod to set up of All India Institute of Ayurveda (AIIA) for imparting Doctor of Medicine (MD) and Ph.D level education in the field of traditional medicine.

 

Haryana Government has decided to constitute the HSHDB

Haryana Government has decided to constitute the Haryana Saraswati Heritage Development Board (HSHDB) in a bid to promote and preserve the various archeo-cultural facets of the Saraswati Heritage Area (SHA).

 

The MoP & NG announced Marketing of High Speed Diesel (HSD) blended

The Union Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas (MoP&NG) announced Marketing of High Speed Diesel (HSD) blended with Bio-diesel in selected retail outlets of OMC’s in New Delhi & Vishakhapatnam (by HPCL), Haldia (by BPCL) and Vijayawada (by IOCL).

 

International Youth Day Observed

On 12th August 2015 In all over world international youth day observed.

 

Japan nuclear reactor

Japan nuclear reactor for first time start operations since Fukushima Nuclear disaster.

 

Australian government has announced to cut country’s greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions

Australian government has announced to cut country’s greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions by 26-28 per cent of 2005 levels by 2030 as part of negotiations on a global climate deal.

 

Sanjay Jalona appointed as MD and CEO for L&T Infotech.

Larsen & Toubro has named Sanjay Jalona as chief executive officer and managing director of its wholly-owned subsidiary L&T Infotech. He will “lead the company in its next phase of growth.”

NABARD accredited by UN’s Green Climate Fund as National Implementing Entity

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) got accredited by the Green Climate Fund as a national implementing entity for undertaking climate change related projects in India.

 

Facebook awarded $21 million to Indian app developers under FbStart initiative

On 11 August the social network giant Facebook doled out 21 million US dollar to Indian app developers under its FbStart initiative.

 

India signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for NCRMP Projects

On 11 August 2015 Government of India and the World Bank signed the Financing Agreement for the assistance of National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project- I & II (NCRMP- I & II) for $ 104.00 Million and $ 308.40 Million respectively.

 

Amitabh Bachchan will be new ambassador For Tiger Conservation

Amitabh Bachchan will be Maharashtra’s new ambassador for the tiger conservation.

 

Pankaj Advani bags 13th World Snooker Championship

India’s poster boy of cue sports Pankaj Advani on Wednesday clinched his 13th world title after winning the World 6-Red Snooker Championship in a convincing manner.

 

President Pranab Mukherjee presented Saraswati Sammaan to Dr. M Veerappa Moily

President of India, Pranab Mukherjee on 10 August 2015 presented the 24th Saraswati Sammaan for the year 2014 to Dr. M Veerappa Moily, Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) in New Delhi. He received the award for his epic Sri Ramayana Mahanveshanam written in Kannada.

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