Current Affairs – August, 2015

Justice M L Tahaliyani sworn in as Lokayukta of Maharashtra

Justice Madanlal Laxmandas Tahaliyani has sworn-in as the new Lokayukta of Maharashtra. He was administered the oath of office by the Governor Vidyasagar Rao at the oath taking ceremony held in Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. Justice Tahaliyani will succeed Justice PB Gaikwad whose term as Lokayukta had ended on July  2014. He is a retired Read More…

Amol Palekar appointed as Chairman of India’s Oscar jury

Veteran actor and director Amol Palekar has been appointed as the Chairman of India’s Oscar jury by Mumbai based Film Federation of India (FFI). He will head the 17-member jury panel which will select the Indian films official entry in the best foreign film category of the 88th Academy Awards which will be held in Read More…

South, North Korea reach agreement to defuse crisis

South and North Korea have reached an agreement to defuse a crisis that had pushed the two rivals to the brink of armed conflict recently. In this regard both nations have issued a joint statement which includes series of measures. Key facts North Korea has expressed regret and publicly apologised over mine blasts which had Read More…

UNFCCC, MSSRF to work for conservation of coastal resources in Andhra Pradesh

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Chennai based M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) have agreed to work together for the conservation and adaptation initiative of coastal resources in Andhra Pradesh. In this regard, UNFCCC has sanctioned 3.8 crore rupees through an adaptation fund for the implementation of potential adaptation strategy of MSSRF Read More…

Tata Trusts ink MoU with Andhra Pradesh Government to develop 264 Smart Villages

Tata Trusts has inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Government to develop 264 villages. Under this initiative, all 264 villages in the Vijayawada constituency will be developed in order to transform them into smart villages. The project has been jointly undertaken by local Lok Sabha MP Kesineni Srinivas and the Tata Read More…