Current Affairs – August, 2015

National Sports Awards for 2014-15

President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Nation Sports Awards in various categories at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on August 29, 2015 on the eve of National Sports Day. Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award Sania Mirza– In recognition of her outstanding achievements in game of Tennis. Presently she is ranked no 1 women’s player in Read More…

21st edition of Delhi Book Fair begins

The 21st edition of the Delhi Book Fair has been launched at the Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. The book fair has been organised by the Federation of Indian Publishers in association with India Trade Promotion Organisation.  It will be held till 6th September 2015 The theme of the book fair is Skill development. This edition of Read More…

Mountaineer Jot Singh awarded Tenzing Norgay National Adventure award

Mountaineer Jot Singh of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has been honoured with the Tenzing Norgay National Adventure Award 2014-15. He was bestowed with the award by President Pranab Mukherjee during the national sports awards presentation ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on the eve of National Sports Day observed on 29 August. With this, Inspector Read More…

Government orders inclusion of 13 central laws within purview of Land Acquisition Act 2013

Union Government has issued an executive order to include 13 Central Acts under the purview of Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (RFCTLARR) Act , 2013. This inclusion will extend benefits related to determination of compensation, resettlement and rehabilitation to all cases related to land acquisition under the 13 central Read More…

29 August: National Sports Day

Every year August 29 is being observed as National Sports Day across the country. Significance: The day marks the birth anniversary of Hockey Wizard, Major Dhyan Chand. On this day National Sports awards including Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards and Dronacharya Awards are bestowed upon sports personalities by the President of India. About Major Read More…