Important Daily Current Affairs Updates – 15th August 2017:
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Nation celebrates its 71st Independence Day
The nation celebrates its 71st Independence Day (15th August 2017) and the main function was held at the Red Fort of the national capital where Prime Minister Narendra Modi hoisted the National Flag.
India-ASEAN Youth Summit Begins in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
The India-ASEAN Youth Summit begins in Bhopal. The event is being organised by Foreign Ministry, Madhya Pradesh government and India Foundation. Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh, and Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan inaugurated the five day Summit. The exercise will mark the 25th anniversary of the ASEAN-India dialogue partnership in the ongoing year and also the commemorative year’s theme of “Shared Values, Common Destiny”.
State – Madhya Pradesh
Capital – Bhopal
CM – Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Governor – Om Prakash Kohli (Additional charge)
Minister of State for External Affairs – General Vijay Kumar Singh
Constituency – Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Lalit Modi has resigned as president of the Nagaur District Association, Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA)
Lalit Modi has resigned as president of the Nagaur District Association, marking an end to his presence in the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA), which was banned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for allowing him in its fold.
State – Rajasthan
Capital – Jaipur
CM – Vasundhara Raje
Governor – Kalyan Singh
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis launched “Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra” an initiative providing job opportunities to unemployed youth
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched Namo Yuva Rojgar Kendra an initiative providing job opportunities to unemployed youth in Mumbai. There are various schemes like farmers weekly market, farmers mobile market and mother’s Tiffin, under this Yuva Rojgar Kendra. These products will be made available with the help of mobile vans all over Mumbai and the information about the location of the vans is made available through an app. This app was also launched by the Chief Minister.
State – Maharashtra
Capital – Mumbai
CM – Devendra Fadnavis
Governor – Vidyasagar Rao
Odisha Government and Facebook Launches ‘SheMeansBusiness’ Program
Chief minister Naveen Patnaik launched ‘She Means Business’ program of Facebook for women entrepreneurs in Odisha. Under the scheme 25, 000 women entrepreneurs and self-help group (SHG) members will be given training on digital marketing skills within next one year. Facebook will also make a database of entrepreneurs in the state and will monitor their growth, turnover and profit after one year.
State – Odisha
Capital – Bhubaneswar
CM – Naveen Patnaik
Governor – S C Jamir
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the live twitter wall for promoting Bharat Ke Veer portal
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched the live twitter wall for promoting Bharat Ke Veer portal on the eve of 71st Independence Day. On the occasion, Mr Singh and Ministers of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and Kiren Rijiju contributed their one month salary for Bharat Ke Veer corpus. Mr Singh has handed over a cheque of 1.59 lakh rupees to the Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi in New Delhi.
Ministers of State for Home Affairs – Hansraj Gangaram Ahir
Constituency – Chandrapur, Maharashtra
Union Home Secretary – Rajiv Mehrishi
- ‘Bharat Ke Veer’ portal aims to facilitate online donation directly to the families of paramilitary troopers who have sacrificed their lives for the country in the line of duty from January 1, 2016.
- Bharat Ke Veer portal is technically supported by National Informatics Centre (NIC) and powered by State Bank of India.
Indian government has directed internet majors to immediately remove the links of dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge
The Indian government has directed internet majors- Google, Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Microsoft and Yahoo – to immediately remove the links of dangerous online game Blue Whale Challenge, which has led to suicide of children in India and other countries. Mumbai and West Midnapore district have reported deaths linked to this game. Ministry of Electronics and IT (Meity) instructed the internet majors in a letter to ensure that any such link of this deadly game in its own name or similar game is immediately removed from their platform. The letter was issued following instructions from Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.
Union Minister of Law and Justice, electronics and Information Technology – Ravi Shankar Prasad
Constituency – Bihar, Rajya Sabha
Nation Tribute to Sri Aurobindo on 145th Birth Anniversary
India paid tributes to Sri Aurobindo on his 145th Birth Anniversary. Sri Aurobindo’s rich thoughts and grand vision for India continues to be a great source of inspiration. A spiritual reformer and philosopher, Sri Aurobindo had a major contribution in the Indian freedom struggle.
9 year old Kaamya Karthikeyan became the youngest person to reach the 6,153 metres-high Mt Stok Kangri in Kashmir
The 9 year old Kaamya Karthikeyan became the youngest person to reach the summit of the 6,153 metres-high Mt Stok Kangri in Kashmir. Kaamya reached the peak by climbing 30 Km over a course of 3 days, with an altitude gain of 2,750 metres. In May 2017, Kaamya had successfully reached the base camp of Mt. Everest at 5,464 metres.
State – Jammu & Kashmir
Capital – Jammu (winter), Srinagar (Summer)
CM – Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed
Governor – Narinder Nath Vohra
No Gandhi Jayanti holiday this year in Rajasthan state-run universities
All state-run universities in Rajasthan will not observe a holiday on October 2 on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti this year. Only 24 holidays have been listed for the academic year 2017-18, in the calendar issued by the office of Rajasthan governor Kalyan Singh and by the Chancellor of all state universities.
Earthport appoints Sandeep Gupta as new India Head
Earthport has appointed Sandeep Gupta as its head of India Earthport is a company which runs a network for cross-border payments. Earthportis also recently announced its partnership with Kotak Mahindra Bank.
Earthport HQ – United Kingdom
CEO – Hank Uberoi
112 Gallantry Awards have been approved by the President Ram Nath Kovind for the Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces
On the occasion of 71st Independence Day, 112 Gallantry Awards have been approved by the President Ram Nath Kovind for the Armed Forces and Paramilitary Forces. It includes five Kirti Chakras, 17 Shaurya Chakras, 85 Sena Medals (Gallantry), three Nao Sena Medals (Gallantry) and two Vayu Sena Medals (Gallantry).
Havaldar Giris Gurung from first Gorkha Rifles who was martyred during a major counter-infiltration operation along the Line of Control in Naugam sector of Kashmir has been awarded Kirti Chakra posthumously.
Major David Manlun, who was martyred during an encounter with militants in Mon district of Nagaland, CRPF commandant Pramod Kumar who was martyred in a terror attack in Srinagar’s Nowhatta hours before last Independence Day has also been awarded Kirti Chakra Posthumously.
CRPF commandant Chetan Kumar Cheetah who miraculously recovered from the deep coma after being hit by at least nine bullets during a gun battle with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir has been awarded Kirti Chakra, the 2nd highest peacetime gallantry award.
1st President of India – Rajendra Prasad
14th President of India – Ram Nath Kovind
Indian Army’s T-90 Performance in Tank Biathlon Russia 2017
The Indian Army has been evicted from a multi-nation tank competition in Tank Biathlon Russia 2017 at Russia due to their T-90 main battle tanks had technical problems at the Alabino ranges in the Moscow region.
Country – Russia
Capital – Moscow
Currency – Russian Ruble
President – Vladimir Putin
The greatest sprinter of modern times, Usain Bolt from Jamaica retired from the Athletics
The greatest sprinter of modern times, Usain Bolt from Jamaica retired from the Athletics world. But at farewell Race, he injured himself while running the last lap of the men’s 4x100m relay race in the World Athletics Championships in London. Running the final race of his career, the 30-year-old Bolt, after taking the baton from his Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake, suffered cramps on his left hamstring.
Usain Bolt – A pure Non-drug Athlete in the History
Country – Jamaica
Capital – Kingston
Currency – Jamaican dollar
Cristiano Ronaldo was banned for five-match by the Spanish football federation
World Player of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo was banned for five-match by the Spanish football federation. He has been banned for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real Madrid’s 3-1 win over Barcelona in the First Leg of Spanish Super Cup. Ronaldo received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal and an extra four games for his reaction towards referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea. He has also been fined 4,500 US dollars and has 10 days to appeal the ban.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Portuguese professional footballer
He plays as a forward for Spanish club Real Madrid and the Portugal national team.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won Fifa’s world player of the year award for the fourth time after winning both major European titles in 2016.
Country – Portugal
Capital – Lisbon
Currency – Euro
India bagged two gold in the 6th Golden Glove Women’s Boxing Tournament at Vojvodina, Serbia
India bagged two gold in the 6th Golden Glove Women’s Boxing Tournament at Vojvodina, Serbia. While Jyoti won Gold in 51 kg category, and Vanlalharitpuii bagged it 60 kg category. In all, India won two gold, four silver and four bronze medals in the tournament. The silver medals were clinched by Anjali in 48kg, Sakshi in 54kg, Ashtha in 69kg and Anupama in 81kg categories. Mandeep in 57kg, Nisha in 64kg, Shruti in 75kg and Neha in 81+kg category settled for bronze medals.
6th Golden Glove Women’s Boxing Tournament – Serbia
Country – Serbia
Capital – Belgrade
Currency – Serbian dinar
India Won Total 10 Medals
2 Gold Medals
Jyoti – 51 kg category
Vanlalharitpuii – 60 kg category
4 Silver Medals
Anjali – 48kg category
Sakshi – 54kg category
Ashtha – 69kg category
Anupama – 81kg category
4 Bronze Medals
Mandeep – 57kg category
Nisha – 64kg category
Shruti – 75kg category
Neha – 81+kg category