5 Key Current Affairs and News Update 24th August 2015

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5 Key Current Affairs & News Update 24th August 2015

1.Roger Federer wins seventh Cincinnati Masters title of Tennis

Roger Federer

World number two, Roger Federer from Switzerland has won the Cincinnati Masters title for record seventh time in men’s singles title category. In the final match played at Ohio near Cincinnati, US he defeated world number one, Novak Djokovic by 7–6, 7-1 and 6–3 score. Earlier, Roger Federer had won this title in 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014. Read More

2. Gujarat to become 1st state to launch ‘Agro-Solar Policy’

Gujarat is set to become the first state in India to launch ‘Agro-Solar solar-enery_647_081715100817Policy’ to encourage the farmers to tap the solar energy. The new policy seeks to encourage the farmers in the state to tap free solar energy from sun, which will in turn help them to earn additional income from power generation companies. Read More

3.Bandhan, first micro finance company to start operation as a commercial bank

Bandhan Bank has become the first micro-finance company in India to start operation as full-fledged scheduled commercial bank. The bank was inaugurated fm-arun-jaitley-inaugurates-bandhan-bank-as-full-fledged-scheduled-commercial-bank
by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Kolkata, ushering in a new era in country’s banking sector to reach out to the unbanked population. Read More

4.Usain Bolt wins world 100m title at World Athletics Championships

Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt has won world 100 metre title in the World Athletics Championships held in Beijing, China. With this victory he retained his 100 metre title which was won earlier in 2009. In the blue riband event, Bolt ran a season’s best of 9.79 seconds winning gold medal. While Justin Gatlin of United States finished at the second spot in 9.80sec, taking silver medal. Read More

5.Syrian woman Journalist Zaina Erhaim wins 2015 Peter Mackler Award

 A Syria-based woman journalist Zaina Erhaim has won the prestigious 2015 Peter Mackler Award for Courageous and Ethical Journalism. She was bestowed with this award for her efforts to train citizen reporters in her war-ravaged country. She has trained about 100 citizen reporters (third of them are women) from inside Syria over the last two years. She also has helped in establishing new, independent newspapers and magazines in the war-torn country. Read More

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