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29/08/2015:
  • NTPC sets a record in single-day power generation
  • India losses solar case against US at WTO
  • Gillette India appoints Al Rajwani as managing director
  • 50th anniversary of the 1965 war with Pakistan was observed on 28 August 2015 with the country paying rich tributes to the brave soldiers of the Indian Union. Exactly 50 years back, India had captured which strategically Haji Pir pass (J&K) important pass from Pakistan.
  • The Union Govt. launched a telemedicine initiative for rural areas in collaboration with Apollo Hospitals under which people can consult doctors through video link - SEHAT. 
  • The Insurance Institute of India (III) celebrated Diamond Jubilee (60 years) of its foundation.
  • Aurangzeb Road, will be renamed as  Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, as decided by the New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). 
28/08/2015:
  • Greece's caretaker government sworn in with first female prime minister
  • NDMC decides to rename Aurangzeb road as APJ Abdul Kalam road
  • Union Government gives nod to 6 new SEZ proposals
  • Scientist Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta to receive inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize
  • Union Government launches E-Payment Module to deposit compensatory levies into CAMPA Funds
  • Introducing Fortune's Change the World list: Companies that are doing well by doing good
  • Barcelona's Lionel Messi wins UEFA Best Player in Europe award 
  • Usain Bolt beats Justin Gatlin in World Championships 200m final.
  • Union Govt. announced the list of 98 cities and towns selected under Smart Cities Mission. Uttar Pradesh has been allocated highest number of 13 cities in this coveted list.
  • LIC salvaged the 10% stake sale of Indian Oil Corporation by buying as much as 86% shares on offer.
  • India Energy Security Scenarios (IESS) 2047,  interactive energy scenario building tool that was launched by the NITI Aayog that aims to explore a range of potential future energy scenarios for India.
  • ICICI private-sector bank launched India’s first home loan backed by mortgage guarantee that will allow consumers to increase borrowing as well as the paying tenure.
  • Indian e-commerce giant Flipkart launched a new tool ‘Ping’ that blends social-networking with shopping so as to make online shopping a more social affair. 
  • The government of West Bengal has recently initiated swift documentation process for getting a Geographical Indication registration for the iconic Bengali dessert rosogolla, better known as rasgulla all over the country. This has been done as Odisha  has claimed that the rosogolla was actually born in that State. 
  • The Pune will host the Commonwealth Youth, Junior and Senior Weightlifting Championships. 
27/08/2015: 
  • ISRO successfully launches GSLV-D6 carrying GSAT-6 satellite
  • Novak Djokovic new UNICEF goodwill ambassador
  • Airtel acquires Augere to strengthen 4G Operations
  • Union Cabinet cleared 4 months extension for 7th Pay Commission
  • Govt releases smart cities list: 13 cities from UP, 12 from Tamil Nadu, 3 from Bihar included
  • Kazakhstan To Host First Nuclear Fuel Bank
  • Dilip Vengsarkar elected president of cricket statisticians body
  • Vikas Gowda enters discus final at World Athletics Championships.
Union Govt. released the religious census data of 2011. 
  • Total population of the country stood at 121.09 crore in 2011
  • Hindus constitute 79.8% (96.63 crore) of the population
  • Muslims constitute 14.2% (17.22 crore) of the population
  • Christians constitute 2.3% (2.78 crore) of the population
  • Sikhs constitute 1.7%% (2.08 crore) of the population
  • Buddhists constitute 0.7% (0.84 crore) of the population
  • Jains constitute 0.4% (0.45 crore) of the population
  • The proportion of Hindu population to total population declined by 0.7 percentage point (PP)
  • The proportion of Muslim population to total population increased by 0.8 PP
  • The share of Hindus in the population has slipped below 80% for the first time
  • Muslims are the only community to register a growth in their share of the population
  • The growth rate of Muslims is the highest at 24.6%. Hindus follow with a 16.8 per cent growth rate; Christians come next with 15.5 per cent. The growth rates of Sikhs, Buddhists and Jains are less than 10 per cent.
  • However, the rate of increase for Muslim community has reduced from the previous decade, when the Muslim share in the population had increased by 1.73%
  • Christians are the only community (among major religions) in India that has more women members than men
26/08/2015: 
  • PM inaugurates birth centenary celebrations of freedom fighter Rani Gaidinliu
  • Rajasthan Government approved Arogya Rajasthan campaign will be held from December 2015 to March 2016.
  • India, Australia ink MoU on Cooperation in the Fields of Education, Training and Research
  • UK to fund Kolkata's climate action programme
  • MCX, Gift ink pact for trading platform
  • India to implement Sendai framework for Disaster Reduction 2015-2030
  • War museums at Jaisalmer, Laungewala stations inaugurated.
  • Government announces Dronacharya, Dhyan Chand, Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar awards 2015
Dronacharya Award 2015
Naval Singh- Athletics Para-sports coach
Anoop Singh– Wrestling coach
Harbans Singh- Athletics coach
Swatantar Raj Singh- Boxing coach
Nihar Ameen- Swimming coach.

Dhyan Chand Award 2015
Romeo James– Hockey
Shiv Prakash Mishra- Tennis
P.P Nair– Volleyball.

Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2015
Directorate General of Military Training (DGMT) – for identifying and nurturing of young talent in sports
Coal India Limited (CIL) – for encouraging sports through Corporate Social Responsibility
Haryana State Police- For employing sportspersons and sports welfare measures
Sports Coaching Foundation (SCF)- For development of sports.

25/08/2015:
  • The birth centenary celebration of Rani Gaidinliu was inaugurated by Narendra Modi on 24 August 2015. On this occasion a commemorative coin was released to recall Rani’s contribution to India’s freedom struggle. Rani Gaidinliu was associated with Nagaland State.
  • Union Govt. divested 10% of its stake in Indian Oil Corporation
  • Bangalore-Nanded Express train of the Indian Railway that met with a freak accident in the early hours when a truck carrying a granite boulder rammed into it killing six people. 
  • Madhya Pradesh state would host the world’s largest 750 Mega Watts (MW) solar power station.
  • Goni - The name of the cyclonic storm that battered Japan with wind speeds of over 250 km/ hr. after large-scale destruction in the Philippines. 
  • NITI Aayog decided to set up expert group to draft Model Land Leasing Law
  • Govt, Apollo Hospitals partner to launch new health service
  • Union Government released Postal stamp on Ashoka
  • Justice M L Tahaliyani sworn in as Lokayukta of Maharashtra
  • Tata Trusts ink MoU with Andhra Pradesh Government to develop 264 Smart Villages
  • RBI okays re-appointment of Rana Kapoor as YES Bank MD, CEO
  • Jamaican Shelly-Ann Fraser retained Women’s 100 meters gold at World Championships in Athletics
24/08/2015: 
  • Bandhan Bank a private bank became the newest bank in India as it rolled out its services in on 23 August 2015, Till opening of Bandhan Bank Yes Bank was the last entrant into India’s banking sector.
  • Usain Bolt of Jamaica retain the world 100m title at IAAF World Championships at Beijing’s Nest Stadium, He thus defeated the clear favourite Justin Gatlin (US) by one hundredth of a second in 9.79 seconds.
  • The major recommendation of the government-constituted committee on Minimum Alternate Tax (MAT) for foreign institutional investors (FIIs) led by Justice A.P. Shah as disclosed by Union Finance Minister that FIIs should be granted relief on MAT for the period before 1 April 2015
  • The Cochin International Airport (Kochi) was the First Indian airport became the first in the world to operate completely on solar power.
  • Scientists have rejected the recent claims of lab-grown mini human brain, as claimed by a neuroscientist at Ohio State University in Columbus, called Rene Anand. 
  • Global oil prices sank to which low level during August 2015 for the first time in more than six years Below $40 a barrel
  • DJB commissioned 1st ever Hydro-power plant at Chilla
  • UNFCCC, MSSRF to work for conservation of coastal resources of Andhra Pradesh
  • Syrian woman Journalist Zaina Erhaim wins 2015 Peter Mackler Award
  • India has forex reserves to stabilise currency volatility: RBI
  • Amol Palekar appointed chairman of India’s Oscar jury
  • Serena Williams won Cincinnati Masters Women’s Singles title for second time and Roger Federer won Cincinnati Masters Men’s Singles tennis title for record seventh time
  • Pro Kabaddi League 2015: U Mumba crowned champions after thrilling win over Bengaluru Bulls in final
23/08/2015: 
  • R Gandhi committee of RBI recommends conversion of UCBs into regular banks 
  • Eminent Sanskrit Scholar and Indologist NR Varhadpande passed away
  • Noted academician Amitabh Mattoo appointed as Advisor to J&K CM Mufti Mohammad Sayeed
  • Golfer Aditi Ashok first Indian to win Ladies British amateur stroke-play Championship 
  • Former Australian Cricketer Arthur Morris passes away 
22/08/2015: 
  • 2nd edition of the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit at Jaipur
  • India removed Iran from the list of countries put under the restricted visa category or the prior referral category (PRC) of countries.
  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras submitted his resignation to the country’s president To facilitate early elections and strengthen his hold on power in snap elections
  • Kishore Biyani-led Future Consumer Enterprise Limited (FCEL) recently entered into a partnership with Rajasthan state government to exclusively operate 5,000 fair price shops under the public distribution system (PDS).
  • India became the fourth country after Russia, Great Britain and China to have a hotline (direct secure line of communication) with the US President.
  • The trainee IAS officers will now serve as assistant secretaries in different Union ministries before taking up postings in their respective state cadres
  • Government Issues Norms for Selection of CEOs and MDs of Smaller PSU Banks
  • Puducherry CM N Rangasamy launched Free Laptop Scheme
  • Uber Cabs tied-up with Bharti Airtel to set up WiFi hotspots in each of its cabs
  • Government frames policy for e-marketing of handloom products 
  • Back as world No. 1, Saina Nehwal signs Rs 25 crore deal
21/08/2015: 
  • “Vidya Lakshmi” was the first dedicated portal for the benefit of students seeking educational loans that was launched by the Union Govt.
  • Just before the NSA-level talks with Pakistan, Union Govt. placed separatist leaders of Kashmir Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik kept under house arrest and later released them. These leaders were scheduled to attend a reception in New Delhi hosted by Pakistan High Commission for its National Security Advisor, Sartaj Aziz.  
  • Former Goa Chief Minister Digamber Kamat’s house was raided by the Enforcement Directorate . This raid was carried out in an alleged bribery case involving a Louis Berger US firm. 
  • ‘Mrs Funnybones’ is the name of the first book of which noted personality whose column by the same name is hugely popular by Twinkle Khanna
  • Minority Ministry Launches Online Application Management System (OAMS) for "Nai Roshni"
  • Ranil Wickremesinghe of United National Party (UNP) sworn in as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
  • Himachal Pradesh Government launched RISHTA project
  • YouTube announces partnership with Whistling Woods to set up “YouTube Space” in Mumbai
20/08/2015: 
  • RBI granted its in-principle approval to setting up Payments Banks to 11 entities and individuals. The RBI had received 41 applications for payments banks by end of deadline in February this year. The 11 entities and individuals to get approval for payments bank are – 1) Aditya Birla Nuvo, 2)Airtel M Commerce Services, 3) Cholamandalam Distribution Services, 4) Department of Posts, 5) Fino PayTech, 6) National Securities Depository Ltd (NSDL), 7) Reliance Industries, 8) Tech Mahindra, 9) Vodafone m-pesa (Entities) and 10) Dilip Shanghvi and 11) Vijay S. Sharma (Individuals)
  • Sebastian Coe (Britain) - The new President of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF), the global governing body for athletics, Adille Sumariwalla became the first-ever Indian to be chosen as one of the members.
  • SIDBI launched two new funds primarily for small entrepreneurs and start-ups. They are – India Aspiration Fund (IAF) and SIDBI Make In India Loan For Enterprises (SMILE)
  • Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, was the name of the first openly transgender White House staff member.
  • Ashwani Lohani, a tourism veteran, to steer Air India 
  • Government approves pact between India and Seychelles to curb black money
  • Bharat Stage IV (BS-IV) compliant vehicles though out the country from 1 April 2017: Ministry of Road Transport & Highways
  • Hindustan Unilever Sun Pharma Industries and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) among the world’s top 100 innovative Companies by Forbes
  • Historian Babasaheb Purandare conferred with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015
  • US launches biggest NATO airborne drills since Cold War in Europe
  • Anupam Kher Unlocks Another Achievement, Named Advocate For UN's Gender Equality Campaign
  • Australian government appoints Adam Gilchrist ambassador to India - for education
19/08/2015:
  • SBI Buddy - The name of the m-wallet (mobile wallet) application of State Bank of India .
  • Allahabad High Court (UP) - gave a landmark ruling that all government servants, elected representatives, members of judiciary and any other persons who get any benefit or salary from the state exchequer or public fund should send their children to primary schools run by the state education board. ‘Smart Vault’ -  The First Fully automated digital locker launched by ICICI Bank.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow - The New Google’s Android mobile operating system’s .
  • President Pranab Mukherjee’s wife 'Suvra Mukherjee' and India’s First Lady passed away .
  • India’s most popular scooter – the Honda Activa, achieved First ever scooter brand to cross sale figure of 1 crore units.
  • Kochi airport becomes world’s first to operate on solar power
  • Tata Trusts to develop 264 villages in Vijayawada under Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana(SAGY) initiative.
  • Finance Minister launches two funds for promoting MSMEs and Start-ups the India Aspiration Fund (IAF) and SIDBI Make in India Loan for Enterprises (SMILE) under Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI).
  • LIC launches maiden unit linked insurance plan (ULIP)
  • Bombay Stock Exchange has instituted new system Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) for reporting suspicious trades in order to check money laundering through stock markets.
  • Book - The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity authored by Tarun Khanna released by Akhilesh yadav.
  • The White House has appointed its first openly transgender staff member. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan
  • Happy World Photography Day on 19/08/2015.
  • Bangladesh defeated defending champions India 4-2 in penalties and lifted South Asian Football Federation U-16 title.
  • New IAAF president Sebastian Coe promises independent doping unit
  • AFI chief Sumariwalla elected IAAF Council member
18/08/2015:
  • Narendra Modi visited Masdar the city of UAE which is world’s first zero-carbon and car-free smart city.
  • Bankok in South-East Asian capital on 17 August 2015 witnessed a huge explosion resulting in the death of over 20 people and over 100 injured.
  • Small Farmers’ Agri Business Consortium (SFAC) has been mandated as the lead promoter of National Agriculture Market (NAM), the national e-market for agriculture commodities, as announced by the Department of Agriculture and Cooperation (DAC).
  • IndiGo the Indian airline signed a huge $26.55 billion order for purchasing 250 aircrafts from Europe’s Airbus company, which is the largest ever order (by volume) for Airbus.
  • Anirban Lahiri - The Indian golfer created history by becoming the first from the country to finish inside the top-five of a Major golf tournament.
  • Tamil Nadu - State led in employment generation in manufacturing sector in the country in 2012-13, according to an analysis done by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
  • RBI suspended licence of seven non-banking finance companies (NBFCs)
  • IDBI appointed Kishor Piraji Kharat as its MD and CEO
  • Sachin Tendulkar to be Maharashtra’s Tiger ambassador
  • Union Government appoints two private sector professionals to head Private Members For BoB, Canara Bank, P S jayakumar: MD and CEO of Bank of Baroda (BoB).
  • and Rakesh Sharma: MD and CEO of Canara Bank.
  • Telangana Government launched Grama Jyothi Scheme across the state
  • Andy Murray wins Rogers Cup Masters Tournament 2015
17/08/2015:
  • Taj Mahal becomes first monument in world to have Twitter account
  • HDFC to sell its 9 percent stake in HDFC life to JV partner Standard Life for Rs. 1700 Crore
  • Birla Corp to acquire Lafarge’s two Indian units for Rs. 5000 crore
  • Ajit Seth to head Public Enterprises Selection Board
  • Hero Cycles acquires leading UK-based Avocet Sports
  • Union Ministry of Home Affairs  MHA to setup pan-India National Fingerprint Database
  • Badminton World Championship 2015: Saina Nehwal wins silver medal
16/08/2015 & 15/08/2015:
  • Narendra Modi announced a new campaign “Start-up India, Stand up India” during India’s 69th Independence Day. It is associated with Promoting banks to finance start-ups and offer incentives to boost entrepreneurship and job creation.
  • Two Indian siblings, 5-year-old Kandarp Sharma and 8-year-old Ritwika, became the youngest climbers to climb the Kalapathar peak in Nepal. 
  • Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal lost to World No.1 Carolina Marin (Spain) in the finals of the prestigious Badminton World Championships in Jakarta . Despite this loss, Saina became the first Indian to reach the final of Badminton World Championship.
  • Gujarat Govt declares ban on use of Plastic
  • Kerala Govt declares state as "Digital State"
  • Abhishek Verma wins gold medal in Archery World Cup 
  • Tianjin the name of the Chinese port due to an inferno and two huge explosions resulting in the death
  • of at least 104 persons and hundreds still missing.
  • 'Indradhanush' the name of the 7-pronged strategy announced by the Union Finance Ministry that aims for comprehensive revamp of public sector banks of the country.
Facts about Indradhanush Mission
   The seven shades of Indradhanush mission include appointments, de-stressing PSBs, capitalisation, empowerment, framework of accountability and governance reforms. It seeks to achieve the objective of economic growth revival through improving credit and minimising the political interference in
the functioning of PSBs.
   1. Appointments: Selection of non-executive chairman in remaining 6 state owned PSBs till November 2015. Appointing MD & CEO of two PSBs as early as possible.
    2. Bank Board Bureau (BBB): It will be a body of ’eminent’ professionals to be selected within 6 months i.e. February 2015. It will become functional from Financial year 2016-17 i.e. form 1st April 2016.
    3. Capitalisation: Infuse 25,000 crore rupees of capital into debt-laden banks in this fiscal in phased manner. Out of this 20,000 crore rupees would be injected in August 2015. Rest 5,000 crore rupees will be performance based allocation to be allocated in the last quarter of 2016.
    4. De-stressing PSBs: To develop vibrant debt market for PSBs in order to reduce lending pressure on banks. Strengthen asset reconstruction of companies.
    5. Empowerment: Provide greater flexibility in hiring of manpower in PSBs.
    6. Framework of accountability: It will seek to streamline vigilance process for quick action in case major frauds and also include connivance of staff.
    7. Governance reforms in PSBs: Next Gyan Sangam (also known as the Banker’s Retreat) will be held from 14 to 16 January 2016. Employee Stock Option Plan (ESOP) will be initiated for top management.

Union Government to form Bank Board Bureau

i. Bank Board Bureau (BBB) to monitor key performance indicators of two dozen public sector
banks (PSBs), as part of a seven-pronged revamp plan for PSBs dubbed as Indradhanush (rainbow) plan.

Facts about Bank Board Bureau

    Bank Board Bureau (BBB) will start the functioning from next financial year i.e. from 1st April 2015 and the selection of its member will start in the next six months.
    It will replace existing system Appointments Board in which appointments for top level jobs at PSBs are made by an appointments committee led by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor.
    Composition: The BBB will be a body of ’eminent’ professionals and shall consist of only one government official. It will be six members body with at least 3 former bankers, 2 professionals and secretary, department of financial services representing government.
    Functions: Give recommendations for appointment of full-time Directors as well as non-Executive Chairman of PSBs.
    Give advice to PSBs in developing differentiated strategies for raising funds through innovative financial methods and instruments and to deal with issues of stressed assets.
    Guide banks on mergers and consolidations.

14/08/2015:

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) paid a dividend of nearly Rs. 66,000 crore to the government. This was the highest ever dividend paid by the RBI in its 80-year history.  The Interest from Repo operations, coupon payments for holding govt. securities and interest incomes on its holdings of sovereign bonds are the main sources of RBI’s income.
  • The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (IRDA) announced It allowed banks to tie up with up to 9 insurance companies to change for Indian banks under the policy of open architecture Bancassurance policy.
  • O.P. Munjal, who passed away, was the founder and Chairman of Hero Cycles.
  • SEBI appointmented of Arun P Sathe, elder brother of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, recently came into controversy after his appointment.
  • Axis Bank launched the First Multi-Currency Contactless Card service in India
  • Government approves MoU between India and America to establish PACEsetter Fund
  • Pratyaksha Hastaantarit Laabh (PAHAL) scheme has been acknowledged as the world’s largest cash transfer program (households) by the Guinness Book of World Records.
  • President appoints Om Prakash Rawat as Election Commissioner
  • NTPC signed two MoUs for Skill Development
  • Odisha Cabinet gave nod to new Industrial Policy Resolution (IPR) 2015
13/08/2015:
  • China’s currency Yuan’s value was devalued to its lowest rate against the US dollar in almost three years by China’s central bank . A day later China further lowered its “daily fix” of the Yuan. To make Yuan’s exchange rate more market-oriented and make Chinese exports cheaper was the primary objective of this depreciation.
  • RBI intervened by selling US dollars through PSU banks after Rupee’s value slid to almost 23-month low . 
  • ISRO fully commissioned and started commercial production of its indigenous titanium sponge plant at Chavara (Kerala), with this India has become the seventh country in the world producing titanium sponge commercially.
  • North Korea’s vice premier 'Choe Yong Gon' was executed by firing squad this year. He was apparently executed for showing discontent with the policies of the country’s leader Kim Jong Un. What was the name of this North Korean vice premier. 
  • SBI net profits for the first quarter of 2015-16 was Rs. 3,692 cr.
  • Indian Govt. signed a $ 308.40 million finance agreement with the World Bank for National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Project-II (NCRMP-II). It is associated with reducing vulnerability to cyclone and other hydro-meteorological hazards of coastal communities in which six states of the country - Goa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra and West Bengal.
  • Union Cabinet approves MoU between India, Nepal for construction of petroleum pipeline Indian Railways ink 4 MoUs with Union Power Ministry to save power, improve efficiency . 
  • Coca-cola India signs Sourav Ganguly for 3-years as social ambassador
  • Amitabh Bachchan is now Maharashtra's Tiger ambassador
  • Acharya Dev Vrat sworn-in as 27th Governor of Himachal Pradesh
  • Uninor signed worth Rs 1,200 cr contract with Huawei for modernising its network.
  • Government sanctioned 1,500-MW ultra mega solar power park for Andhra Pradesh.
11/08/2015 & 12/08/2015 :
  • NABARD accredited by UN’s Green Climate Fund as National Implementing Entity.
  • Facebook awarded $21 million to Indian app developers under FbStart initiative. 
  • India signs Financing Agreement with World Bank for NCRMP Projects. 
  • Libya's internationally recognised government was uncertain Wednesday after Prime Minister Abdullah al-Thani said he would resign. 
  • Sanjay Jalona appointed as MD and CEO for L&T Infotech. 
  • President Pranab Mukherjee presented Saraswati Sammaan to Dr. M Veerappa Moily.  
  • Pankaj Advani bags 13th World Snooker Championship.
  • Google as its fully owned subsidiary. Google Alphabet be the name of the newly formed holding company, Google as its CEO Sundar Pichai
  • Union Telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Bodh Gaya (Bihar) “Disha”, which facilitates easy learning of computers and Internet.
  • In an important development in Nepal, country’s four major parties reached a landmark agreement on the contentious issues of federalism under the new constitution. According to the reached agreement, the country will be divided into Six provinces.
  • “School Nursery Yojana”,  the name of the new initiative launched by the Union Environment Ministry to bring students closer to nature, by involving them in raising of saplings in nurseries created in schools.
  • According to the Right to Education (RTE) Forum, approximately  Over 98,000 primary schools across the country are managed by single teachers for all the classes.
  • Chinese smartphone company Xiaomi announced its first manufacturing unit in India at Andhra Pradesh. Xiaomi’s first-ever “Made in India” smartphone “Redmi 2 Prime” was also launched on this occasion. This plant is established at Sri City in AP.
  • Indian economy is witnessing some early signs of survival, an important trend pertaining to Indian industrial scenario was reflected in a latest survey by the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Associations’ Council (CII ASCON).
  • ISRO commissions Titanium Sponge Plant in Kerala
  • ICICI Bank launches ‘Saral-Rural Housing Loan’ Scheme for weaker sections
  • Kerala government announces State film awards 2014
  • Kochi first to join World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF) Council
  • India’s social security pact with Canada comes into force
  • Sania Mirza to be conferred Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
  • 5 Gold, 5 Silver and 7 Bronze: India top Asian Youth Chess Championship with 17 medals
10/08/2015:
  • Singapore observed 50th anniversary of its independence on 9 August 2015 with holding of numerous events across the country to mark the special occasion.
  • “Suraksha Bandhan”, is the name given to this special drive Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) and Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY). 
    Global electronic manufacturing giant Foxconn, known for manufacturing iPhones for Apple Inc.,  signed agreement with Maharashtra government for investing over US$ 5 billion over the next five years.
  • Thomas Cook (India) Limited announced acquiring Kuoni Group’s travel businesses in India and Hong Kong for Rs. 535 crore. The deal includes outbound travel brand SOTC and destination management brand SITA. Prem Watsa India-born entrepreneur backs Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.
  • Pramerica, mutual fund house acquired the asset management business of Deutsche Bank in India.
  • Atul Keshap,  Indian-American diplomat was recently confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Maldives and thus became the second Indian-origin diplomat to be posted to the South Asian region after Richard Rahul Verma.
09/08/2015:
  • The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) watershed event in the 64-year old history of India’s biggest pension fund .
  • SBI Mutual Fund mutual fund the newly initiated investment of EPFO has been done initially in equities.
  • NIYATAM,  The NITI Aayog has started an initiative to engage the states of the Indian Union on six important issues pertaining to governance and finance. This includes the initiative to prune their administrative structure to improve their efficiency and governance.
  • Mysuru (Mysore) city topped in the Swachh Bharat Rankings of 476 cities in India, in a survey conducted during 2014-15 by the Ministry of Urban Development, results of which were disclosed.
  • Ram Nath Kovind (Bihar) and Acharya Dev Vrat (Himachal Pradesh) were appointed as the new Governors of Bihar and Himachal Pradesh.
  • Typhoon Soudelor name of the cyclonic typhoon that hit Taiwan and entered Mainland China.
08/08/2015:
  • Accenture India appoints Rekha Menon as chairman, Anindya Basu as MD.
  • Thomas Cook (India) Ltd acquires zurich Kuoni’s travel business in India and Hong Kong
  • Boost for 'Make in India': Foxconn to invest $5 billion in Maharashtra.
  • Maharashtra government declares Thane creek area as ‘Flamingo Sanctuary’
  • Pramerica buys Deutsche Bank’s mutual fund business in India.
  • ESIC extends health insurance scheme to Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Manipur.
  • Ram Nath Kovind, Acharya Dev Vrat appointed as Governors of Bihar, HP.
  •  National Handloom Day? – It was on 7 August in 1905 that the formal proclamation of the “Swadeshi Movement” was made at a massive meeting in the Calcutta Town hall.
  • The report sharply indicted the Congress state government during that time for abandoning its duty to control the riots in which more than a thousand people were killed. Satyendra Narayan Sinha was the Bihar Chief Minister during that time.
  • 21.23% is the total forest cover in India as per recently released India State of Forest Report-2013.
  • “112” like '911' system of the United States,  its note pertaining to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s forthcoming Independence Day address to the nation, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has sent a note about the proposed emergency response system (ERS) .
  • North Korean government on 7 August 2015 announced that it will establish its own time zone from 15 August by pulling back its current standard time by 30 minutes. Currently, local time in both Koreas and Japan are same and was set when the then single Korea was under Japanese colonial rule from 1910 to 1945. the reason given by the government for this change  To root out the legacy of the Japanese colonial occupation period
  • A research group at IIT Bombay (IITB) recently established country’s first pilot test-bed to use unused TV spectrum to provide broadband Internet connectivity.
07/08/2015:
  • The Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, This new waterway thus became the third on the Suez Canal, which acts as the fastest link between Asia and Europe. Suez Canal connects.
  • Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak confirmed, the wing of this aircraft was found on Reunion Island of Indian Ocean.
  • The Union Govt. recently allowed allowed single-brand retailers to operate across multiple platforms  to operate in the country.
  • Union Cabinet to improve the financial position of state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) It gave its ‘in-principle’ approval for hiving off BSNL’s tower assets into a separate company
  • The discovery that dopamine, which is known as a happy hormone, can also kill cancer tumours, has put two Kolkata-born scientists Partha Dasgupta and Sujit Basu one of the most significant medical discoveries ever.
  • PM Modi declares August 7 as National Handloom Day to mark Swadeshi movement.
  • Indian-American Atul Keshap confirmed Ambassador to Sri Lanka.
  • Colonel Harwant Singh (Retd), World War-II hero passes away.
  • Rajasthan signs MoUs for Rs 2,452-cr investments at the investment meet in New Delhi.
  • IS seizes central Syrian town of Qaryatain.
  • Egypt launches Suez Canal expansion.
  • Snapdeal appoints Amitava Ghosh as VP-engineering.
06/08/2015:
  • 70th anniversary of the dropping of first atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima is being observed on 6 August 2015.
  • Kamayani Express (Between Mumbai and Varanasi) and Janata Express (between Rajendra Nagar and Mumbai), Which trains were involved in this accident.
  • Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple or Tirupati Balaji Temple (Andhra Pradesh),  opened up a Demat account to accept donations from devotees in the form of shares and securities.
  • “Navachara Kaksh”,  innovation museum opened in the Rashtrapati Bhavan campus, which was inaugurated by President Pranab Mukherjee.
  • “S-Cross”,  is the name of the new crossover vehicle launched by Maruti Suzuki.
  • India, Mozambique ink MoU to boost ties in New and Renewable Energy sector
  • ILO, FICCI ink MoU to boost MSME productivity
  • Union Cabinet approves proposal to sign agreement with UNESCO
  • Union Cabinet gives nod to Direct Release of Wages into bank accounts of MNREGA workers
  • Central Government liberalises single-brand retail norms for non-resident entities
  • Murugappa Group to form new Joint venture with Japan-based Organo
  • Airtel commercially Launches India’s first 4G services across 290 cities
05/08/2015:
  • End Poverty, Promote Prosperity and People’s well-being while protecting the Environment by year 2030 is the primary aim of the “17 Sustainable Development Goals” that form the crux of the new sustainable development agenda.
  • Policy Repo Rate under the liquidity adjustment facility (LAF) unchanged at 7.25%
  • Consequently, the Reverse Repo Rate under the LAF unchanged at 6.25%
  • Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) of scheduled banks unchanged at 4.0%
  • Marginal Standing Facility (MSF) rate and the Bank Rate unchanged at 8.25%
  • Delhi Police force is slated to be the first in the country to introduce Taser guns and other non-lethal arms that will allow them to work without endangering lives.
  • What is the name of the 13-day culture & cuisine festival that was inaugurated on 3 August 2015 in New Delhi, being organized as a part of Independence Day celebrations? –
  • “Bharat Parv”, The sports of “Flying Disc” (“Frisbee”) was Sports based on flying disc have been given official recognition by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
  • “Dhoom 3” (2013) and “PK” (2014), two Hindi movies have grossed over Rs. 500 crore, as disclosed in film trade data.
  • Asia’s biggest telescope MAST inaugurated at Udaipur Solar Observatory in Rajasthan
  • Mathematician Dr. Amalendu Krishna wins 2015 Ramanujan Prize
  • IDFC Bank to start operations from October
  • The National Dairy Development Board NDDB wins award for geographical info system
  • Ministry of Rural Development launches ‘SAMANVAY’ portal for Gram Panchayats
  • Delhi Government decided to have tram network in Old Delhi
  • Alibaba to invest INR 4000 crore in Paytm
04/08/2015:
  • Union Government extends term of Rajan S Katoch as Director of ED for 3rd time
  • HSBC India plans to launch ‘green bonds’
  • Operation Muskaan helped Gurgaon Police to trace over 1000 kids
  • Airtel acquires YTS for mobile payment solutions
  • NTPC inks agreement to form JV with Jharkhand for Patratu Power Plant
  • Delhi's specially-abled athletes win 7 medals at Summer Games
  • IOC gives Olympic Sport recognition to ‘Frisbee’
  • Palakkad (Kerala), is the newest and the 18th Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of the country was opened on 3 August 2015 with a total of 117 students. 
  • Jaipur (Rajasthan), India will host the heads of 14 island nations at the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) on 21 August 2015. 
  • India’s oldest mutual fund house UTI Mutual Fund recently achieved what major milestone pertaining to its mutual fund assets, Its asset base crossed the one lakh crore rupees mark recently.
  • Union Govt. and the Naga rebels led by the National Socialist Council of Nagalim-IM (NSCN-IM) . The treaty was signed by Thuingaleng Muivah, General Secretary of the NSCN-IM in presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This treaty thus brings to end the ongoing peace talks between the Naga rebels and the Union Government. These talks had started in 1997.
  • Union Govt. stepped back from the controversy surrounding the draft Indian Financial Code (IFC) as it disowned the draft. It was disowned as the government felt that do not reflect the government’s views. The main controversy associated with this draft was It seeks to dilute the RBI’s powers to regulate the foreign exchange and government bond markets and set monetary policy.
03/08/2015 & 02/08/2015:
  • S K Roy, Chairman LIC was elected as the new Chairman of the Life Insurance Council, the apex industry body of insurers in India.
  • Egypt and Saudi Arabia are two Arab countries proposed to work together to create a joint Arab military force with the objective of ensuring stability in the region. 
  • Delhi state became the first in India to adopt a unique “Witness Protection Programme” so as to ensure protection of an eyewitness in crucial cases.
  • Union Govt. has earmarked Rs. 70,000 crore fund for country’s public sector banks (PSBs) over a period of four years .
  • India and Bangladesh at one minute after midnight of 1 August 2015 transferred exactly 162 such enclaves.
  • Tamil Nadu had the highest use of LPG among rural households during 2011-12, as data from the 68th round of the National Sample Survey (NSS) on fuel used for cooking and lighting. According to this data, 67.3% of rural population in the country still used firewood for cooking in 2011-12.
  • Kochi (Kerala) naval harbour became the first in the country to get the Integrated Underwater Harbour Defence and Surveillance System (IUHDSS), an automated system capable of detecting, identifying, tracking and generating warning for surface and underwater threats.
  • The new simplified “Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children 2015” notified by the Central Government came into effect from 1 August 2015, CARINGS (Child Adoption Resource Information & Guidance System) is the name of the fully revamped IT application for the purpose of adoption of children. 
  • “Komen” is the name of the cyclone that resulted in heavy rains in West Bengal, Manipur, Odisha and other Eastern states of the country.
  • South Sudan became the latest and the 206th member of the Olympic family after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) approved its inclusion.
  • Pakistan became the first-ever non-European member of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, better known as CERN.
  • India to host 2nd Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC)
  • Folger appointed MD, CEO of Mercedes-Benz India
  • HDFC Bank has launched ‘Dhanchayat’, an educational film to raise awareness on the dangers of borrowing money from unorganised sources.
  • US country singer Lynn Anderson passes away
  • HDFC Bank ties up with Snapdeal for co-branded credit card
  • India women’s team wins silver in World Archery Championship
01/08/2015:
  • Beijing, city became the first city in Olympic history to be awarded both summer and winter Games after it was awarded the hosting of the 2022 Winter Olympics .
  • BNP Paribas SA, multi-national bank is to acquire Indian retail brokerage firm Sharekhan Limited.
  • General Motors announced plans to invest $1 billion in India by 2020. Talegaon plant in Maharashtra.
  • “Kotak Bharat” is the name of the mobile banking app of Kotak Mahindra Bank (KMB).
  • Volkswagen (Germany) automobile group replaced Japanese auto giant Toyota to emerge as the world’s largest-selling vehicle maker in the first half of 2015.
  • Afghan Taliban Mullah Akhtar Mansoor announced as the new leader of the Taliban after confirmed the death of their leader Mullah Mohammad Omar. 
  • Sir Peter O’Sullevan who passed away during July 2015 at the age of 97, was an iconic British commentator associated with Horse Racing.
  • India’s first Harbour Defence System commissioned in Kochi
  • India’s Prabhroop Sekhon wins two golds in Special Olympics World Games
  • Thomas Cook (India) Ltd buys Sri Lankan firm Luxe Asia Pvt. Ltd
  • Cyclone Komen makes landfall in Bangladesh
  • Igniting minds: Kalam’s books fly off the shelves
  • Cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin presented with Arjuna Award

TSPSC Assistant Executive Engineers Recruitment 2015, Download Hall Tickets, Answer Keys, Results

Subject: ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE ENGINEERS IN VARIOUS ENGINEERING SERVICES (GENERAL RECRUITMENT), NOTIFICATION NO. 08/2015.

The TSPSC Has started it's First Official Recruitment for the year of 2015-2016, the Applications are invited On-line through the from 20/08/2015 to 03/09/2015 (Note: 03/09/2015 is the last date for payment of fee) for recruitment to the post of Assistant Executive Engineers in Telangana Engineering Services. The Hall Tickets, Answer Keys, Results will be published in this Educational Zone.

Total Vacanceis: 770 Vacancies. 
1. Assistant Executive Engineers (Civil) in Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Dept: 418
2. Assistant Executive Engineers (Civil) in Public Health & Municipal Engineering Department: 121
3. Municipal Assistant Executive Engineers (Civil) in Public Health & Municipal Engineering Department: 05
4. Assistant Executive Engineers (Civil) in R&B Department: 83
5. Assistant Executive Engineers (Civil) in I & CAD Department: 143

and the official notification can be downloaded @  http://www.tspsc.gov.in/DIRECTRECRUITMENTNOTI/082015aeesnotificationcivil.pdf .

Age Limit : The Age for the candidates was set as Minimum of 18 years & Maximum of 44 years as on 01/07/2015. The Relaxation will be continued for the castes stated before by the board . 

APPSC & TSPSC Previous and current Ongoing Notifications : Download Here

Educational Qualifications : For Each Post Codes.
1. A Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering of a University in India established or incorporated by or under
Central Act, Provincial Act, or a State Act or an institution recognized by the UGC or a pass in Section ‘A’ and ‘B’ of AMIE Examination conducted by Institute of Engineers in Civil.
2. A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, State Act or an Institution recognized by the UGC/AICTE or a Pass in Sections “A” and “B” of AMIE (India) Examination in Civil Engineering.
3. A Degree in Engineering (Civil) or its equivalent qualification recognized by the Central U.G.C 
4. Must possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering of a University in India established or incorporated by under a Central Act, provincial Act or a State Act or an Institution recognized by the UGC or an equivalent qualification.
5. A Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering of a University in India established or incorporated by or under a Central Act, Provincial Act or a State Act or an Institution recognized by the UGC / AICTE or an Equivalent qualification.

Centers For Conducting Examinations : 1. HYDERABAD 2. KARIMNAGAR 3. KHAMMAM 4. WARANGAL.

Important Dates:
Submission of ONLINE applications from Dt.20/08/2015
Last date for submission of ONLINE applications Dt. 03/09/2015
Hall Tickets can be downloaded 07 days before commencement of Examination.
Date of Examination : 20/09/2015..

The Hall tickets for the Assistant Executive Engineers in TS Engineering Service. will be issued ten days before the exam , you can download from the official website as well as Ezorif, we give the latest updates regarding the examination stay tuned for updates.The Answer Keys after the examination, and the results will be given.

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