Search your Topic HERE....

August 30, 2016

21st August 2016 - Important Current Affairs updates

Leave a Comment

sponsored links

International Affairs
  • The 2 Day meeting of BRICS women parliamentarians concluded today in Jaipur, Rajasthan. 
    • Several issues related to climate change, gender equality, education and health were discussed at this meeting.
    • Parliamentarians of BRICS countries shared their experiences on these issues. 
    • Total 43 parliamentarians from BRICS countries including 28 MPs from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, were participated in the meeting.
  • India today announced financial assistance worth Nepali Rs 3.9 crore for the construction of a new building and a hostel facility at a Sanskrit school in eastern Nepal.
New Appointments
  • Yogeshwar Sangwan has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to Georgia, with residence in Yerevan (Armenia).
    • He is currently working as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Armenia.
    • About Georgia :
      • Capital : Tbilisi
      • President : Giorgi Margvelashvili
      • Prime Minister : Giorgi Kvirikashvili
      • Official language : Georgian
      • Currency : Georgian lari
  • Subrata Banerjee (71), the former international umpire who officiated in 13 One Day Internationals (ODIs), passed away.
    • Banerjee's maiden first-class umpiring assignment was during a Ranji Trophy game in December 1967 and he officiated in his first international match in November 1983, when India faced West Indies in Baroda.
    • His international career lasted for 15 years, with the match between India and Kenya in Gwalior in May 1998 marking his final international appearance.

MOUs & Agreements
  • The state-owned telecommunications company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Microsoft India have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to offer telecom and IT solutions for big businesses to meet the demand for IT and cloud services.
    • This will help audio and video needs of BSNL's enterprise customers, including government organisations. 
    • Note : BSNL has large shares in landline network, including leased line connectivity to various enterprises.

Awards & Honors
  • Apple's late Co-founder Steve Jobs has entered the International Photography Hall of Fame (IPHF), a US museum and foundation that honours inventors and photographers. 
  • President of Indian Olympic Association (IOA) N. Ramachandran was awarded the Olympic Order for his outstanding services to the Olympic movement. 
    • The award was formally bestowed upon him by the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach.
    sponsored links

    0 Responses:

    Post a Comment

    Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...