National Affairs [August 2015]

MCA lifted 3-year old Wankhede Stadium entry ban on Shah Rukh Khan

03-AUG-2015

Who: Shah Rukh Khan What: MCA lifted 3-year old Wankhede Stadium entry ban on him When: 2 August 2015 Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) on 2 August 2015 lifted the 5-year ban on Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan on entering the Wankhede Stadium. The decision on removal of ban imposed on Khan was taken during the […]

Bharti Airtel launched 4G services in 296 towns across India

06-AUG-2015

Who: Bharti Airtel Where: Pan-India What: Launched 4G services When: 6 August 2015 Bharti Airtel on 6 August 2015 launched pan-India 4G high-speed data services. The service was launched in 296 towns across India and it will be available to customers through 4G-enabled mobile phones, internet dongles and Wi-Fi routers. With this the largest telecom […]

Sania Mirza became second Tennis player to be recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna

13-AUG-2015

Who: Sania Mirza What: Her named recommended for Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna When: 11 August 2015 Sania Mirza, currently ranked world number one in women’s doubles, on 11 August 2015 became only the second tennis player to be recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna. The first tennis player to be named for the […]

Pahal Scheme acknowledged by Guinness Book of World Records as largest cash transfer program

14-AUG-2015

Who: Pahal Scheme What: Acknowledged by Guinness Book of World Records When: 13 August 2015 Union Government’s ambitious Pratyaksha Hastaantarit Laabh (PAHAL) scheme was on 13 August 2015 acknowledged as the world’s largest cash transfer program (households) by the Guinness Book of World Records. The scheme was formally launched as Direct Benefit Transfer Scheme for […]

Om Prakash Munjal, founder of Hero Cycle Limited, passed away

14-AUG-2015

Who: Om Prakash Munjal What: Died When: 13 August 2015 The founder of Hero Cycle Om Prakash Munjal passed away on 13 August 2015 following a brief illness at the DMC Hero Heart Centre, Ludhiana. He was 87. Om Prakash was born on 26 August 1928 in Kamalia, Punjab (then British India). Later, he shifted […]

Indian Men’s Hockey team won European series against Spain 2-1

14-AUG-2015

Who: Indian Men’s Hockey team Where: Terrassa, Spain What: Won European series against Spain 2-1 When: 13 August 2015 Indian Men’s Hockey Team on 13 August 2015 won three match series of their European Tour 2-1 after registering second win in the third and final match of the series. Indian team defeated Spain 4-2 at […]

Abhishek Verma clinched gold for India at Archery World Cup

17-AUG-2015

Who: Abhishek Verma Where: Wroclaw, Poland What: Clinched gold for India at Archery World Cup When: 15 August 2015 India’s Abhishek Verma on 15 August 2015 won the gold medal in the compound men’s individual section in the Archery World Cup Stage 3 competition at Wroclaw, Poland. The Asian Games silver medalist defeated Esmaeil Ebadi […]

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited United Arab Emirates

18-AUG-2015

Who: Prime Minister Narendra Modi What: Visited United Arab Emirates (UAE) When: 16 August to 17 August 2015 Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi visited United Arab Emirates (UAE) between 16 August and 17 August 2015. He is the first Prime Minister of India to visit UAE after 34 years. The last Indian Prime Minister […]

Book titled Mrs Funnybones authored by Twinkle Khanna released

21-AUG-2015

Who: Mrs Funnybones authored by Twinkle Khanna What: Released When: 18 August 2015 Mrs Funnybones: She’s Just Like You and a Lot Like Me: Twinkle Khanna The book titled Mrs Funnybones: She’s Just Like You and a Lot Like Me authored by former Bollywood actress Twinkle Khanna was released on 18 August 2015. Mrs. Funnybones […]

Golfer Aditi Ashok became first Indian to win the Ladies British Amateur Golf championship

24-AUG-2015

Who: Golfer Aditi Ashok What: Became first Indian to win the Ladies British Amateur Golf championship When: 22 Augsut 2015 Aditi Ashok of Bengaluru on 22 August 2015 became the first Indian to win the Ladies British Amateur stroke play golf championship at the Moortown Golf Club at Leeds, United Kingdom. 17-year-old Aditi is not […]

Union Government released Postal stamp on Ashoka

25-AUG-2015

Who: Postal stamp on Ashoka What: Union Government released it When: 24 August 2015 Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on 24 August 2015 released a commemorative postal stamp on emperor Ashoka. The postal stamp of 5 rupees will be available for sale in the post offices. Prasad announced to release the postal stamp during […]

Jains held nationwide protests against ban on Santhara by Rajasthan High Court

25-AUG-2015

Who: Protests against ban on Santhara by Rajasthan High Court Where: Held across the country When: August 2015 Why: Verdict is against their regligious freedom (as they argue) Santhara: Jain practice of facing death voluntarily at the end of one’s life. The term Santhara was in news in the month of August 2015 as Jains […]

Indian women hockey team qualified for Olympics after 36 years

31-AUG-2015

Who: Indian women hockey team What: Qualified for Olympics after 36 years When: FIH announced on 29 August 2015 Indian women hockey team qualified for Olympics after 36 years. India’s latest participation in Olympics was in 1980 that was held in Moscow, Russia. The decision in this regard was announced by the International Hockey Federation […]

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