Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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Tennis Player Novak Djokovic appointed as Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF
Sports > Tennis > 26th August
Novak Djokovic, the world’s top ranked tennis player, was on 26 August 2015 appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), after having served as the UNICEF’s Serbia Ambassador.

Sania conferred Khel Ratna; shooter Jitu Rai, gymnast Dipa Karmakar among Arjuna Awardees
Sports > Awards > 30th August
Tennis star Sania Mirza received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting honour on Saturday, while 12 others, including ace shooter Jitu Rai, gymnast Dipa Karmakar and hockey goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh were conferred with the Arjuna award.

National Sports Day observed on 29 August
Days > National Sports Day > 31st August
National Sports Day was observed on 29 August 2015 across the country. The day is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of hockey player Dhyan Chand. On this occasion, President Pranab Mukherjee conferred National Sports and Adventure Awards in New Delhi.

Anil won gold medal in Cadet Wrestling World Championships
Sports > Wrestling > 31st August
Indian wrestler Anil on 29 August 2015 won gold medal in the 50 kg freestyle category in the Cadet Wrestling World Championships at SARAJEVO, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He defeated Erfan Aeini of Iran 10-6.


Rajendra Singh conferred with 2015 Stockholm Water Prize
Awards > Waterman of India Rajendra Singh > 27th August
The Waterman of India Rajendra Singh on 26 August 2015 was conferred with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize.
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Patron of the Stockholm Water Prize presented the prize at a Royal Award Ceremony during World Water Week in Swedish Capital Stockholm.

India, Seychelles sign agreement to curb tax evasion
India > Economy > 27th August
As it seeks to bring back black money stashed abroad, India signed an information exchange agreement with Seychelles, preferred by many for routing of funds to dodge taxes.

Kolkata Port adjudged as the best 'Major Port of 2014-15'
India > Kolkata Port > 27th August
Kolkata Port was on 21 August 2015 adjudged as the ‘Major Port of the Year’ amongst 12 major ports in the country for the year 2014-15. It was honoured in recognition of its impressive growth rate in volumes, optimizing capacity utilization, growth in output per berth and customer satisfaction.

In 10 years, Pakistan will have largest N-stockpile after US and Russia
India > N-stockpile > 28th August
In less than 10 years, Pakistan will have the third largest nuclear stockpile in the world, behind only the US and Russia, two prominent US think tanks said in a report.

Pak terrorist caught in Kashmir, weeks after Naved was nabbed
India > Terrorism > 28th August
In a major success, the Indian army captured a Pakistani terrorist after killing his four associates in a two-day operation in Kashmir, about weeks after terrorist Naved from Pakistan was caught alive in Udhampur.

Tripura decided to implement National Food Security Act
India > National Food Security Act > 28th August
State Cabinet of Tripura on 27 August 2015 decided to implement the National Food Security Act (NFSA). The NFSA will be come into effect from 1 September 2015 and will be continued till 2021. Implementation of the Act will make Tripura the first state to implement the NFSA in entire north-eastern region.

PM Narendra Modi launches digital version of Tuslidas's 'Ramcharitmanas'
Books > Digital Version of Tuslidas's > 31st August
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the digital version of Tuslidas's 'Ramcharitmanas' here on Monday. The Ramcharitmanas speaks about family values.

Government replaces LC Goyal and appoints Rajiv Mehrishi as Home Secretary for two-year period
Politics and Government > Home Secretary > 31st August
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has got his third home secretary in 15 months, which has only extended the uncertainty in the ministry. Within hours of the order replacing him as home secretary, Goyal was appointed the chairman & MD of India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO).


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