Current Affairs – August, 2015

Raghavendra Gadagkar conferred with Cross of Order of the Merit Award of Germany

Professor Raghavendra Gadagkar has been conferred with highest civilian award of Germany, Cross of Order of the Merit. He was bestowed with this award in recognition of his work in strengthening Indo-German research co-operation in the field of behavioural ecology and sociobiology. About Raghavendra Gadagkar Gadagkar is currently serving as a professor at the Centre for Read More…

High-intensity earthquake hits Hindukush region in Afghanistan

A high-intensity earthquake has struck the Hindukush region in Afghanistan. As per India Meteorological Department (IMD) this earthquake was having magnitude of 6.2 on the Richter scale and had occurred at a depth of 210 km with its epicentre in the Hindu Kush region. The tremors of this earthquake were felt in several parts of Read More…

Xiaomi ties up with Foxconn to set up facility in Andhra Pradesh through ‘Make in India’ intiative

China-based Smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc has tied up with Taiwan-based Foxconn to set first Assembly line in Andhra Pradesh under ‘Make in India’ initiative. These two Smartphone manufacturer giants has forayed together into Indian electronics market to roll out Xiaomi’s first locally made Smartphone, the Redmi2 Prime as it seeks to expand its market share in India. The size Read More…

Govt caps kerosene subsidy at Rs 12 per litre and Rs 18 per kg for LPG

On 10 August Central government has capped the subsidy payout on kerosene at Rs. 12 per litre and Rs. 18 per kg for LPG and notifies the upstream companies to bear about Rs 5,000-6,000 crore kerosene subsidy for the fiscal year. Subsidy for Kerosene In public distribution system (PDS) Kerosene is sold at Rs. 14.96 per litre against its Read More…

India’s social security pact with Canada comes into force

The social security pact between India and Canada which was approved by Union Cabinet in 2013 comes into force after two years of long waiting. According to the pact the employees posted by Indian entities in Canada are not required to contribute towards Canada’s social security schemes for period of 60 months and similarly the Read More…

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