News Updates & Current Affairs 5 August 2015

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1. Reserve Bank of India leaves door open for more easing

Current Affairs 2015 - RBI

Current Affairs 2015 – RBI

Reserve Bank of India policy kept its policy rate on hold at 7.25 percent on Tuesday, as widely expected, while leaving the door open to ease further depending on the inflation outlook and how swiftly banks lower their lending rates. Read More




2. Union Government extends term of Rajan S Katoch as Director of ED for 3rd time

Current Affairs 5 August 2015 - ED

Current Affairs 5 August 2015 – ED

Union Government has extended term of senior IAS officer Rajan S Katoch as the Director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED). In this regard, Apppointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) presided by Prime Minister Narendra Modi issued an order. Thus, Mr. Katoch will have three months additional tenure till October 31, 2015. Read More


3. HSBC India plans to launch ‘green bonds’

Current Affairs 5 August 2015 - HSBC

Current Affairs 5 August 2015 – HSBC

HSBC India’s chairman Naina Lal Kidwai announced to launch ’green bonds’ in India for raising funds for investments in environmental projects. Announcement was done by the HSBC chairman in a Ficci event held on 3 August 2015. The total investment attracted by Green Bonds in last two years is 37 million dollars. HSBC is the fourth largest issuer in the world.  Read More


4. Operation Muskaan helps Gurgaon Police to trace over 1000 kids

Current Affairs 5 August 2015 - Muskaan

Current Affairs 5 August 2015 – Muskaan

Operation Muskaan, an initiative launched by railway police to trace missing and destitute children and reunite them with parents, was in news after Gurgaon Police traced 1094 children in Haryana during the month-long operation.Of the 1094 children traced under the operation, 263 were living in shelter homes, while 831 children were traced from different places. Out of the 831 children, 809 have been reunited with their parents, while the remaining 22 have been lodged in shelter homes. Read More

5. Airtel acquires YTS for mobile payment solutions

Current Affairs 5 August 2015 - Airtel YTS

Current Affairs 5 August 2015 – Airtel YTS

India’s largest telecom operator Bharti Airtel has acquired YTS Solutions a mobile payments solutions company for an undisclosed price.ii. YTS Solutions will be integrated with the operations of Airtel Money Services Ltd a subsidiary of Airtel. Read More





]6. NTPC inks agreement to form JV with Jharkhand for Patratu Power Plant

Current Affairs 5 August 2015 - NTPC

Current Affairs 5 August 2015 – NTPC

National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited has inked an agreement with Jharkhand Bijli Vitran Nigam Limited (JBVNL) to form a joint venture (JV) company for Patratu Power Plant. The agreement will help optimise utilisation of improve performance, assets and expand capacity of Patratu Thermal Power Station located in Ramgarh district of Jharkhand. Read More


7. Delhi’s specially-abled athletes win 7 medals at Summer Games

A team of specially-abled athletes from state-run Asha Kiran Home has brought laurels to Delhi by winning seven medals, including three gold, at the World Summer Games 2015 in the United States. Phoolan Devi (17) won first gold for the country in power lifting (bench press category). She also clinched three bronze medals in power lifting (all lifts, dead-lift and squat lift). Read More


8. IOC gives Olympic Sport recognition to ‘Frisbee’

Current Affairs 5 August 2015 - Frisbee

Current Affairs 5 August 2015 – Frisbee

International Olympic Committee (IOC) has officially recognised ‘Frisbee’ as an Olympic sport.  Decision in this regard was taken at the 128th IOC Session held in Kuala Lumpur, Malayasia by giving official recognition to World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF). Read More



9. ‘SAMANVAY’ Scheme launched by Government of Indi

The scheme namely ‘SAMANVAY’ for Gram Panchayats launched on 04th August 2015 by Government of India with the aim to help MPs to utilize the schemes for planning and implementation of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. Read More

10. Operation Shishtachar launched

Operation Shishtachar launched by Delhi Police on 03rd August 2015 with the aim to nabbing offender and teach the lesson to eve-teasers. Read More

11. Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari appointed as acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court

Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari was appointed as acting Chief Justice of Patna High Court on 3rd August 2015. He succeeded by Justice Lingala Narasimha Reddy as appointed by President Pranab Mukherjee.Read More

12. BJP Leader Jagannath Singh died

Jagannath Singh, the former Minister and Senior BJP leader from Madhya Pradesh, died on 33rd August 2015. He was the Labour Minister for the State of Madhya Pradesh. Read More

13. Kashinath Singh awarded with Bharat Bharti Literary Award 2014

Kashinath Singh, the famous litterateur of Hindi language, awarded with Bharat Bharti Literary Award for the year 2014 on 03rd August 2015. He awarded by UP Hindi Sansthan. He wrote very famous novel ‘Kashi Ka Assi’. Read More

14. ‘Bharat Parv’ inaugurated in New Delhi

The festival ‘Bharat Parv’ (part of Independence Day) was inaugurated on 03rd August 2015 in New Delhi. The festival is 13 days long and was inaugurated by Minister of State for Culture and Tourism. Read More

Note: This news update also covers news from 4th August 2015

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