Current Affairs Updates for 20 August 2015

Published on Thursday, August 20, 2015
Current Affairs Updates for today :-

Aditi Chauhan will play in ELF



  • Aditi Chauhan became India’s 1st woman to play in English Football League on 16th August 2015 as International Football Goalkeeper. She signed the contract with West Ham Ladies.

Sanskrit will be taught in Himachal Pradesh


  • On 17th August 2015, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh announced that Sanskrit will be part of syllabus in government schools of the State.

Kishor Piraji Kharat appointed as MD and CEO of IDBI Bank


  • Kishor Piraji Kharat appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IDBI Bank on 18th August 2015. IDBI Bank was established in the year 1964.

Sebastian Coe appointed as President of IAAF


  • Sebastian Coe of Britain appointed as President of International Amateur Athletics Federation on 19th August 2015.

Adille Sumariwalla appointed as member of IAAF


  • Adille Sumariwalla became 1st Indian to be appointed as member of International Amateur Athletics Federation on 19th August 2015.

‘The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity’ released


  • The book titled as ‘The Kumbh Mela: Mapping the Ephemeral Megacity’ written by Tarun Khanna, released on 17th August 2015 as the ceremony attended by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav.

Ranil Wickremesinghe became PM of Sri Lanka

  • Ranil Wickremesinghe became the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka on 18th August 2015 as the results announced that United National Party (UNP) led United National Front for Good Governance (UNFGG) coalition won the Parliamentary elections.

Bangladesh won Under-16 South Asian Football Federation


  • Bangladesh won Under-16 South Asian Football Federation title on 18th August 2015 after defeating India played in Bangladesh.

IAF and SMILE launched by SIDBI


  • Two schemes namely India Aspiration Fund (IAF) and SIDBI Make In India Loan For Enterprises (SMILE) launched by Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) on 18th August 2015. The scheme will be useful for small entrepreneurs. LIC of India became partner and co-investor in the schemes.

Raffi Freedman-Gurspan became staff member of White House


  • Raffi Freedman-Gurspan, became 1st transgender appointed as member of White House staff on 18th August 2015 as appointed by President of USA Barack Obama.

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