Current Affairs Updates For 17th August 2015 – Daily G.K. Updates

Current Affairs 17th August 2015

CURRENT AFFAIRS - NAREDNRA MODI 17 AUGUST 2015

PM Narendra Modi announced a new campaign ” Start-up India; Stand up India”

On the eve of celebration of 69th Independence Day at Red Fort Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a new campaign ‘Start-up India; Stand up India’ an initiative to promote bank finance for Start-ups (an entrepreneurial venture).

 

Union Government unveils Indradhanush Mission for PSBs

Union Government has launched a seven pronged plan called Indradhanush Mission to revamp functioning of public sector banks (PSBs). It was launched by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi.

 

Union Government to form Bank Board Bureau

Union Government has decided to set up a Bank Board Bureau (BBB) to monitor key performance indicators of two dozen public sector banks (PSBs). It was announced by Union Finance Minister Arun Jailtley as part of a seven-pronged revamp plan for PSBs dubbed as Indradhanush (rainbow) plan.

 

Gujarat Govt declares ban on use of Plastic

Gujarat Government has declared ban on the use of plastic in the State for the first time. It was announced by Gujarat’s first women Chief Minister Anandiben Patel after unfurling the National Flag at the Independence Day ceremony in Mahisagar district of Gujarat.

 

Kerala Govt declares state as “Digital State”

Kerala Government has declared state totally digital, thus becoming first state in the country to achieve it. It was announced by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy during his Independence Day speech held in the capital Thiruvananthapuram.

 

Abhishek Verma wins gold medal in Archery World Cup

Ace Indian Archer Abhishek Verma has won gold medal in Archery World Cup in the stage 3 in the compound men’s individual section.

Current Affairs Updates For 17th August 2015 – Daily G.K. Updates

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