Current Affairs – August, 2015

Indian Bank launches IndPay mobile app service

State-owned financial services lender Indian Bank has launched IndPay mobile app service to enables its customers to operate bank accounts anytime from anywhere. It was formally unveiled by the Indian Bank MD and CEO M K Jain Key features of IndPay app Aims at helping bank’s customers to access their bank accounts from any corner Read More…

Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba wins women’s marathon at World Athletics Championships

Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba has won the gold medal in the women’s marathon event at the World Athletics Championships 2015 held in Beijing, China. She won the women’s marathon by finishing it in two hours, 27 minutes and 35 seconds. Kenya’s Helah Kiprop (2:27:36) won the silver medal and Eunice Kirwa (2:27:39) of Bahrain won bronze Read More…

India’s Anil wins gold medal in Cadet Wrestling World Championships

Indian wrestler Anil has clinched gold medal in Cadet Wrestling World Championships in the 50 kg freestyle competitions. In the final match played at Sarajevo, Bosnia he defeated Erfan Aeini of Iran by 10-6 score. Earlier, Anil had defeated Tumentsogt Bold of Mongolia in the semi-final bout and Ertugrul Kahveci of Turkey in quarter-final bout. Read More…

Indian women hockey team qualifies for 2016 Rio Olympics

Indian women’s hockey team has qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics and now joining nine other teams. It was announced by International Hockey Federation (FIH) after Great Britain’s semifinal victory over Spain and Netherlands’ win over Germany in the other semifinal in the 2015 European Championships. These victories freed one quota for 2016 Rio Olympics as Read More…

Pakistan bans Islamic State militant group

Pakistan has banned the Islamic State (IS) militant group which has undertaken vast stretches of Iraq and Syria in its control. This decision was taken Pakistan Government on the recommendation of the Foreign Office, which regularly updates it about international militant groups banned by the United Nations (UN). Why Pakistan is concerned about IS militant Read More…