Current Affairs Questions Answers for August 2015-One liners

One liners for the month of August 2015 provided by will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams.

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One liners for the month of August 2015 provided by will be of immense help for the students and aspirants in revising the important events of the month just before the exams.

• Uttar Pradesh Government on 4 August 2015 announced that two films namely Masaan and Jaanisaar will be free from the entertainment tax in the state under - Section 11 (1) of the Uttar Pradesh Entertainment and Betting Tax Act, 1979.

• Compilation of all schemes of both Union and State governments for Gram Panchayats that was launched by Rural Development Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on 4 August 2015 is - SAMANVAY

• River over which the two trains, Kamayani Express and Mumbai-Jabalpur Janata Express, derailed in Harda District of Madhya Pradesh on 4 August 2015 is - Machak River.

• Jharkhand Government on 4 August 2015 empowered Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) to arrest Minister, MLA and senior civil servants without taking permission from the concerned authorities in cases of - being caught on taking bribes.

• Uttar Pradesh (UP) Cabinet on 4 August 2015 approved the UP Zamindari Abolition and Land Reform (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to amend - the UP Zamindari Abolition and Land Reform Act 1950

• Amendment of UP Zamindari Abolition and Land Reform Act 1950 will allow scheduled caste (SCs) of Uttar Pradesh to - sell their land to non-dalits

• The Union Cabinet chaired approved the proposal of hiving about 65000 towers into a new company of - Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).

• The telescope that can provide detailed study of the solar activity including its magnetic field, and was operationalised at the Udaipur Solar Observatory (USO) of Physical Research Laboratory (PRL) is - Multi Application Solar Telescope (MAST).

• Bollywood actors who were named among top 10 Forbes highest-paid actors in the Forbes’s list of 2015 World's Highest-Paid Actors that was released on 4 August 2015 are - Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar.

• Actor that topped Forbes list of 2015 World's Highest-Paid Actors - Robert Downey Jr. with earnings of 80 million US dollars.

• Union Government on 5 August 2015 decided to defer the proposed talks between the Chief negotiators on - India–European Union (EU) Broad based Investment and Trade Agreement (EU-BTIA).

• The Union Cabinet on 5 August 2015 approved release of wages directly to the accounts of the workers engaged under - the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

• India and Myanmar on 6 August 2015 inked an agreement to set up - Centre of Excellence in Software Development and Training (CESDT) in Myanmar.

• Forest Ministers of southern states of India on 6 August 2015 decided to set up a Southern Forest Ministers’ Inter-state Coordination Council, which will be headed by Kerala Forest Minister Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan as its - President for the first year.

• The 48th ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Foreign Ministers’ meet was held between 4 August and 6 August 2015 in - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

• 70th Hiroshima Day was observed on - 6 August 2015.

• 70th Hiroshima Day was marked by adding of names of survivors of the explosion called the hibakusha, who died in previous 12 months, on - the cenotaph of the Peace Memorial Park.

• Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 7 August 2015 inaugurated first National Handloom Day at the Centenary Hall of - Madras University in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

• Reserve Bank of India (RBI) notification that allows banks to shift, merge or close branches, in urban areas, at their own discretion was notified on 6 August 2015 under - Section 23 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 Relaxations in Branch Authorisation Policy.

• Ethnic tribe of Sikkim that on 9 August 2015 celebrated the Tendong Lho Rum Faat (Prayer of the Tendong Mountain), an ancient and natural festival is - Lepcha tribe

• The Canadian doctor who played a central role in preventing the drug thalidomide being distributed in the US, died in London, Ontario on 7 August 2015 at the age of 101 is - Frances Oldham Kelsey

• Typhoon that made its landfall on the east coast of the Taiwanese city of Hualien on 8 August 2015 was – Soudelor

• Union Government on 9 August 2015 launched Suraksha Bandhan drive in a Mission Mode through participating banks and insurance companies to - facilitate enrolment under social security schemes.

• Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke on 8 August 2015 announced his decision to retire from International Cricket after playing – the 2015 Ashes series.

• Global electronic manufacturing giant that on 8 August 2015 signed a MoU with the Maharashtra Government to invest 5 billion US dollar in the state over the next five year - Foxconn

• The 23-year-old culpable homicide convict lodged in Varanasi central jail who was on 8 August 2015 awarded with gold medal by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) for topping in Diploma in Tourism Studies - Ajeet Kumar Saroj

• Union Government and Delhi Government on 8 August 2015 agreed to set-up a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for - the cleaning-up and rejuvenation of the Yamuna River.

• Union Government on 10 August 2015 launched the School Nursery Yojana, an initiative to - bring students under class VI to IX closer to nature.

• Senior India hockey player who was on 10 August 2015 suspended for 9 months for indulging in groupism and creating disharmony within the team - Gurbaj Singh

• Rajasthan High Court on 10 August 2015 banned the Santhara ritual prevailing in - the Jain Community.

• International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples was observed on 9 August 2015 with the theme - Post 2015 Agenda: Ensuring indigenous peoples' health and well-being".

• The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on 10 August 2015 directed the Uttar Pradesh (UP) government to ensure that no unauthorised construction activities are permitted and no trees are cut in - the eco-sensitive zone near the Taj Mahal.

• Uttar Pradesh Government on 11 August 2015 approved the amended guidelines for Begum Akhtar Award and the amendment empower the Chief Minister to - make any further amendments to the guidelines.

• Delhi Government on 11 August 2015 decided to constitute an independent Commission of Inquiry to probe the multi-crore CNG fitness scam of Delhi, which will be headed by - retired High Court judge, Justice SN Agarwal.

• Union Government along with six Indian states and World Bank on 11 August 2015 signed 308.40 million US dollar credit agreement in support of the second phase of - the National Cyclone Risk Mitigation Program (NCRMP-II).

• Fresh data from National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) and TRAFFIC-India, the wildlife trade monitoring network released in August 2015 revealed that between January and 9 August 2015, India lost about - 41 tigers.

• Maharashtra government on 11 August 2015 constituted a cabinet sub-committee to prepare an action plan to tackle the impending drought crisis. The committee will be headed by - state Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse.

• Sudhakar Shetty of Maharashtra was elected as the president of the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) on 12 August 2015 and he succeeded - Jaspal Singh Kandhari.

• The Union Cabinet on 12 August 2015 gave its ex-post-facto approval for the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation to establish the Pace Setter Fund (PSF) with – the United States.

• The CCEA on 12 August 2015 approved the 300-crore rupees package to save - standing kharif agriculture and horticulture crops from weak monsoon.

• Person who was sworn-in as the 27th Governor Governor of the Himachal Pradesh on 12 August 2015 - Acharya Dev Vrat.

• Prime Minister of Libya who on 12 August 2015 announced his resignation during a live telecast, hours after fraught peace talks between the country's rival factions restarted - Abdullah al-Thani.

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