Current Affairs Updates for 17 August 2015

Published on Monday, August 17, 2015
Current Affairs Updates for today :-

‘Start-up India, Stand-up India’ promoted by PM

  • The campaign namely ‘Start-up India, Stand-up India’ promoted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 15th August 2015 i.e. on the eve of 69th Independence Day.

Saina Nehwal won Silver Medal

  • Saina Nehwal became 1st Indian Badminton player to win Silver Medal in World Badminton Championship on 16th August 2015 held at Jakarta, Indonesia. Men’s singles title won by Chen Long of China after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.

Agriculture Ministry renamed as Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Society

  • On 15th August 2015, Agriculture Ministry renamed as Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Ministry as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the Independence Day speech.

Indradhanush announced by Finance Ministry

  • 7 pronged strategy namely ‘Indradhanush’ announced by Finance Ministry on 14th August 2015 with the aim to revamp of public sector banks of the country.

Two Indians climbed at Kalapathar Peak in Nepal

  • Two Indians Kandarp Sharma (5 years old) and Ritwika (8 years old) became youngest climbers to climb the Kalapathar Peak situated in Nepal. The peak is situated in Nepal at an altitude of 5643 metres. acquired HomeBuy 360

  • acquired HomeBuy 360 on 16th August 2015 for $2 Million which will helpful in the reduction of property prices and ultimately the consumers get benefit from this deal.

67 Gallantry Awards approved by President

  • 67 Gallantry Awards approved on 14th August 2015 by President Pranab Mukherjee in which 2 Kirti Chakras, 10 Shaurya Chakras, One Bar to Sena Medal, 49 Senam Medal, 2 Nao Sena Medals and 3 Vayu Sena Medals included. Lieutenant Colonel Nectar Sanjenbam and Sub Rajesh Kumar awarded with Kirti Chakras.

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