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August 28, 2015

28th August 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates

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International Affairs
  • India has lost a case against the US at WTO as the body ruled that India's domestic content requirements under its solar power programme were inconsistent with the international norms.
    • India will now approach the appellate body of the Geneva-based WTO against the dispute panel's ruling.
    • Last year, the US dragged India to WTO on country's solar mission plan.
    • Note : This is the second case that India has lost to the US at the WTO. In June, the WTO’s appellate body upheld an earlier ruling against an Indian ban on poultry meat and eggs supplied by American producers. The ban had been imposed to prevent an outbreak of avian influenza.
National Affairs
  • Nation pays tribute to war martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti to mark the Golden Jubilee (50th Anniversary) of India's Victory in Indo-Pak War of 1965 at India Gate in New Delhi.
    • Important Names to Remember about Indian Defense System :
      • Army Chief : General Dalbir Singh
      • Navy Chief : Admiral RK Dhowan
      • Air Chief Marshal : Arup Raha
      • Defence Minister : Manohar Parrikar
      • Defence Secretary : G Mohan Kumar 
  • New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to rename Aurangzeb Road,  one of the most important addresses in Lutyen's Delhi to APJ Abdul Kalam Road.
    • There had been a demand from certain sections of the society for the name change.
    • People have been arguing that the Mogul emperor Aurangzeb was a tyrant and a bigot and naming a road after him was an insult to the people.
  • The Haryana Government has today inaugurated Women Police Stations in all the 21 districts on the eve of Rakshabandhan.
    • These Police Stations, which were opened in a view to ensure safety of women and instill among them a sense of security and confidence, would be functional from Saturday on Rakshabandhan.
    • Chief Minister : Manohar Lal Khattar
  • Keralites across the state today celebrated Onam, the harvest festival of Kerala. 
    • This is a 10-day long festival which is celebrated in the month of Chingam - the first month according to the Malayalam calendar.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that Mothers and Newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth in India.  
    • Health Minister : J.P. Nadda 
  • NITI Aayog launched the second version of the India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 calculator (IESS 2047), an open source web based tool. 
    • This tool aims to explore a range of potential future energy scenarios for India, for diverse energy demand and supply sectors leading up to 2047. 
    • Launched by the NITI Aayog Vice Chairman : Arvind Panagariya 

Business & Economy
  • Brazil's economy enters recession after official figures showed the country's economy contracted by 1.9% between April and June compared with the previous three months.
  • The government today launched an e-payment gateway to receive payments for diversion of forest land from project proponents to speed up transactions and make them "more transparent".
    • Launched by : Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar
New Appointments
  • Greece's top Supreme Court judge, Vassiliki Thanou, has been appointed caretaker prime minister of the country ahead of early elections next month, ending a week of political deadlock after leftist leader Alexis Tsipras resigned.
    • Important Point to Note : Ms Thanou becamre Greece's first female prime minister.

Awards & Honors
  • Noted Indian agriculture scientist Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta, who has done pioneering work in aquaculture in India, Bangladesh and several Southeast Asian countries, was today awarded the first Sunhak Peace Prize.
    • Note : He shared this prize with the President of Kiribati Islands,  Anote Tong. 

  • Indian Railway begins online recruitment examination for the first time in the country. 
    • Railway Recruitment Board is organizing Pan-India Computer-based on-line recruitment examination for more than 3,000 vacancies of Senior Section Engineers and Junior Engineers. 
    • An official release said, applications for this examination were also invited online and around 18 lakh candidates have applied for the examination.
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