Current Affairs Updates for 29 August 2015

Current Affairs Updates for today :-

Festival ‘Thiru Onam’ celebrated

Thiru Onam
  • The festival ‘Thiru Onam’ celebrated on 28th August 2015 which is fall during the Malayalam month ‘Chingam’.

Kandakatla Manohar appointed as Director of NIMS

NIMS
  • Kandakatla Manohar appointed as Director of Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) on 27th August 2015.

Air India Hockey team won Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey title

Air India Hockey
  • Air India Hockey team won Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey title on 17th August 2015 after defeating Army XI. Najmudeen of Army XI awarded with Best Goalkeeper award.

50th anniversary of 1965 Indo-Pak war observed

1965 Indo-Pak War
  • 50th anniversary of 1965 Indo-Pak war observed on 28th August 2015. Earlier, in the year 1965, India had captured ‘Haji Pir Pass’ from Pakistan. According to the Tashkent Agreement 1966, India handed it back to Pakistan.

III completed 60 years of its establishment

III
  • Insurance Institute of India (III) completed its 60 years on 26th August 2015. The institute was formerly known as J.C. Setavad Memorial Federation of Insurance Institutes.

Facebook achieved the milestone

Facebook
  • On 24th August 2015, the famous social networking site ‘Facebook’ achieved the milestone that over a billion people used Facebook on a single day as announced by its founder Mark Zuckerberg.

Aurangzeb Road, Delhi renamed as Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kamal Road

Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road
  • Aurangzeb Road, Delhi renamed as Dr.A.P.J. Abdul Kamal Road on 28th August 2015 as announced by New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC). Aurangzeb was 6th Mughal Emperor who ruled over India during 17th Century.

Ranveer Singh Saini won Gold Medal in Special Olympics World Games

SOWG
  • On 01st August 2015, Ranveer Singh Saini became 1st Indian Golfer to win Gold Medal at Special Olympics World Games played in Los Angeles, USA. He is just 14 years old.

Winter Olympic Games 2022 will be held in Beijing, China

WOG
  • Beijing, China will be host Winter Olympic Games 2022 as announced by International Olympic Committee on while Winter Olympic Games 2016 will be held in Norway and 2018 in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
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