Current Affairs – August 2015

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Union Government identifies 305 cities for implementing ‘Housing for All’ scheme

Union Government has identified 305 cities and towns across 9 states for implementation of its flagship ‘Housing for All’ scheme. 305 cities were identified by Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) for beginning of construction of houses for the urban poor under the scheme. In this regard, HUPA Ministry will provide assistance… Read More »

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US extends anti-dumping duty on Indian preserved mushrooms for 5 years

United States (US) has extended the anti-dumping duty on Indian preserved mushrooms for another five years. This decision to revoke existing anti-dumping duty orders on preserved mushrooms was taken by US International Trade Commission on cheap imports Chile, China, India and Indonesia. The move will have a negative impact on India’s domestic exporters as US… Read More »

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Senior Kannada writer Dr.M. M. Kalburgi passes away

Senior Kannada writer Dr. Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi passed away in Dharwad, Karnataka. He was 77. Dr. Kalburgi died after he was shot dead by unidentified persons in his residence in Dharwad. He was scholar of Vachana sahitya (Vachana literature), Kannada epigraphist and academician who had served as the Vice-Chancellor of Kannada University in Hampi. About Malleshappa… Read More »

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India pitches for anti-terror treaty, UNSC reforms

India has strongly pitched for finalisation of the Comprehensive Convention on International Terrorism (CCIT) and UN Security Council (UNSC) reforms. On behalf of India, these issues were stressed by Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj during her meeting with the President-elect of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) Mogens Lykketoft who is on official two-day visit… Read More »

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Union Government launches SAHAJ scheme for online release of new LPG connections

Union Government has launched SAHAJ scheme for online release of new LPG connections for the consumers as parts of its consumer friendly initiative. It was launched by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan at a function held in New Delhi. Key facts Under the scheme, people can apply online for new LPG connection… Read More »

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