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August 06, 2015

6th August 2015 - Important Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • First 'National Handloom Day' to be observed tomorrow.
    • This day is going to be launched at a national level meeting tomorrow in Chennai by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
    • Note : The Govt of India has declared August 7th as the National Handloom day every year in memory of Swadeshi Movement which was started in 1905 on August 7th by Mahatma Gandhi for the revival of domestic products and processes.
  • Parliament passes Delhi High Court Amendment Bill, 2015.
    • This bill will reduce the workload of the Delhi High Court by enhancing the pecuniary jurisdiction of civil suits from the existing Rs 20 lakh to Rs 2 crore.
  • The union cabinet today approved a proposal to sign an agreement with UNESCO for the establishment of a Centre for World Natural Heritage Management and Training for Asia-Pacific region at the Wildlife Institute of India (WII) in Dehradun.
    • This Centre will provide capacity building support to countries in the region for upkeep of heritage and natural sites. 
    • Note : This is the first time that an existing institute will be accorded recognition by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco).
    • UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
International Affairs
  • Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing.
    • Tens of thousands of people stood for a minute’s silence at 8:15am local time in the city’s Peace Memorial Park, close to the epicentre of the attack, marking the moment of the blast on 6 August, 1945. 
    • More than 140,000 people were killed by the first of two uranium bombs, nicknamed Little Boy and Fat Man dropped on Japan at the end of the second world war.
    • Note : An American B-29 bomber named Enola Gay dropped Little Boy", on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.
    • Japan surrendered days later on 15th August 1945 bringing the war to a close.
People in News.
  • Former Goa PWD minister Churchill Alemao was arrested in connection with the Louis Berger International Inc (LBI) bribery scam.
Business & Economy
  • The Employment Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) marked its stock market debut through Exchange Traded Funds of SBI Mutual Fund.
  • India’s telecom giant Airtel has commercially launched high-speed 4G services 296 towns across India . 
    • Note : Airtel was the first telecom company to launch India’s first commercial 4G network.
  • Argentina maintained its No.1 position in the FIFA world rankings published today.
    • Top 10
      1. Argentin
      2. Belgium
      3. Germany
      4. Colombia
      5. Brazil
      6. Portugal
      7. Romania
      8. England 
      9. Wales
      10.  Chile
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