Current Affairs Updates for 22 August 2015

Published on Saturday, August 22, 2015
Current Affairs Updates for today :-

RISHTA Projected launched by Himachal Pradesh

  • Rajiv Gandhi Illuminating Scheme for Hill Town Advancement (RISHTA) project launched on 20th August 2015 by the State Government of Himachal Pradesh. The scheme is also known as Centralized Control and Monitoring System (CCMS).

Babasaheb Purandare awarded with Maharashtra Bhushan Award 2015

  • Babasaheb Purandare awarded with Maharashtra Bhushan Award for the year 2015 on 19th August 2015 as the ceremony attended by Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao. The award was established in the year 1995.

Book titled as ‘Making India Awesome’ released

  • The book titled as ‘Making India Awesome’, 2nd non-fiction book of Chetan Bhagat released on 19th August 2015. The first one non-fiction book was ‘What Young India Wants’.

Bollywood film ‘Phantom’ banned in Pakistan

  • The Bollywood film ‘Phantom’ banned by Lahore High Court on 20th August 2015 and also banned the sale of CDs etc. Earlier, Agent Vinod and Ek Tha Tiger were also banned.

FIPIC Summit held at Jaipur, Rajasthan

  • On 21st August 2015 2nd edition of Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC) Summit held by 14 Pacific Island nations at Jaipur, Rajasthan. 1st edition was held at Fiji in the last year.

India removed the country Iran from its list

  • On 19th August 2015, India removed the country Iran from its list of countries who put under the restricted visa category or Prior Referral Category (PRC)

FCEL signed an agreement with Rajasthan

  • Future Consumer Enterprise Limited signed an agreement with the State Government of Rajasthan on 21st August 2015. Under the agreement, fair price shops in Rajasthan will run under the name ‘Annapurna Bhandar Yojana’.

Now India have direct secure line of communication of US President

  • India became 4th country to have direct secure line of communication with the President of USA. The other three countries are Russia, Britain and China.

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