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August 15, 2015

15th August 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • Nation celebrates 69th Independence Day today.
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation from the ramparts of Red Fort.
    • Here are some Important announcements made by him during his Independence Day address:
      • 18,500 villages which still remain without power to be provided electricity in the next 1,000 days.
      • Government to club 44 labour laws into four codes to simplify them for the people.
      • Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana launched with an outlay of Rs. 50,000 crore.
      • Ministry of Agriculture would be renamed as the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare.
      • A "Start-Up India" initiative to encourage entrepreneurship among the youth.
      • One-Rank, One-Pension accepted "in-principle". Modalities being worked out with stakeholders.
      • Boost to financial inclusion with 17 crore bank accounts opened through the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.
      • Scheme for direct transfer of LPG subsidy has resulted in savings of Rs. 15,000 crore.
      • Promise of toilets in all schools had been almost fulfilled  with the cooperation of states.
      • Corruption cases probed by CBI have gone up from 800 before NDA government assumed office to 1800 now.
      • Each of  1.25 lakh bank branches should encourage at least one Dalit or adivasi entrepreneur and at least one woman entrepreneur.
      • A house and access to basic services like electricity to all by 2022.
  • Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has launched the official twitter account of Taj Mahal ("@TajMahal"), on Independence Day.
    • Taj Mahal becomes first historical monument to have an official Twitter handle.
Awards & Honors
  • President Pranab Mukherjee has approved 67 Gallantry Awards to Armed Forces Personnel and members of Paramilitary Forces.
    • These Awards includes Two Kirti Chakras, 10 Shaurya Chakras, and 49 Gallantry Medals.
    • Naib Subedar Rajesh Kumar who sacrificed his life while fighting with terrorists in Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir has been posthumously awarded the second highest peacetime gallantry award Kirti Chakra.
    • Shaurya Chakra awardee Lieutenant Colonel Nectar Sanjenbam of the 21 Parachute Regiment, who led a group of Indian soldiers for the raid in the aftermath of the Manipur ambush in June has been awarded the Kirti Chakra.
    • Kirthi Charka Awardees
      • Shri Nectar Sanjenbam
      • Shri Rajesh Kumar (Posthumous)
    • Shaurya Chakra
      • Shri Munindra Nath Rai(Posthumous)
      • Shri Maj Tanuj Grover
      • Shri Varun Kumar Singh
      • Shri Man bahadur Chhetri
      • Shri Milind Mohan Mokashi
      • Shri Sandeep Singh
      • Shri Mohd Shafi Sheikh (Posthumous)
      • Shri Reyaz Ahmad (Posthumous)
      • Shri Hira Kumar Jha (Posthumous)
  • Saina Nehwal reaches her maiden World Badminton Championships final by beating Lindaweni Fanetri in semis. 
    • This win assures her Silver Medal.
  • Sania Mirza's name was officially approved for the coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, becoming only the second tennis player to be nominated for the highest sporting honour.
    • The government also named the winners of the 2015 Arjuna Awards
      • The list has 17 sports-persons including cricketer Rohit Sharma and shooter Jitu Rai.
      • P R Sreejesh (hockey), 
      • Dipa Karmakar (gymnastics), 
      • Jitu Rai (shooting), 
      • Sandeep Kumar (archery), 
      • Mandeep Jangra (boxing), 
      • Babita (wrestling), 
      • Bajrang (wrestling), 
      • Rohit Sharma (cricket), 
      • K Srikanth (badminton), 
      • Swarn Singh Virk (rowing), 
      • Satish Sivalingam (weightlifting), 
      • Yumnam Santhoi Devi (wushu), 
      • Sharath Gaekwad (para-sailing), 
      • M R Poovamma (athletics), 
      • Manjeet Chhillar (kabaddi), 
      • Abhilasha Mhatre (kabaddi), 
      • Anup Kumar Yama (rollerskating).
  • Archer Abhishek Verma gave India a perfect Independence Day gift by clinching the Gold medal in the Compound men's individual section to open their account in the Archery World Cup Stage 3 today.
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