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Daily Current Affairs Updates- 19th August 2015.

Daily Current Affairs Updates- 19th
August 2015.
Daily Current affairs News Updates
about the National and International
events were listed here. Candidates
those who are preparing for competitive exams can use this.

1). Under the Sansad Adarsh Gram
Yojana (SAGY) initiative Tata Trust
will develop 264 villages in
Vijayawada Lok Sabha Constituency
of Andhra Pradesh

2). Union Environment Minister
Prakash Javadekar announced the
demarcation of the eco-sensitive
zone (ESZ) around the Okhla Bird
Sanctuary in Delhi

3). In the recently released Ultimate
Travelist of Lonely Planet Taj Mahal
has been ranked as the 5th most
attractive travel hotspot in the world
This list is prepared based on the
voting of travel writers and Lonely
Planet’s staffs on their favorite sites Taj Mahal – India’s historic Mughal mausoleum which houses the tomb of the Mughal queen Mumtaz Mahal and built by Emporer Shah Jahan is located in Agra near New Delhi The Temples of Angkor
a) Placed at the 1st position in the
b) It’s a UNESCO World Heritage
c) It has more than 1000 temples,
shrines and tombs and is visited by
more than 2 million tourists annually
d)  Location – northern Cambodia
The Great Barrier Reef
a) Placed at the 2nd position in the
b) A UNESCO World Heritage site
c) Location – Australia
Inca city of Machu Picchu
a) A UNESCO World Heritage site at
the 3rd position
b) Location – Peru
Great Wall China
a) A UNESCO World Heritage site at
the 4th position
b) Location – China

4). The Award Selection Committee
under the Zafar Iqbal have recommended TPP Nair, Romeo
James and SP Misra for the Dhyan
Chand Award 2015 Dhyan Chand Award – India’s highest award for lifetime achievement in sports and games given by the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

It was established in 2002 and
named after legendary Indian
hockey player Dhyan Chand
The award constitutes of the
a) A plaque
b) Scroll of honor
c) Cash award of 5 lakh rupees
Zafar Iqbal – former Indian hockey
captain – head of Award Selection
Sports personnel recommended for
Dhyan Chand Award 2015 are as
a) TPP Nair – former volleyball
captain of Indian
b) SP Mishra – former Davis Cup
captain – chairman of All Indian
Tennis Association Selection
c) Romeo James – current
goalkeeper of Indian Hockey team

5). In Sri Lankan Parliamentary
election 2015, United National Party
(UNP) led United National Front for
Good Governance (UNFGG) won 106
seats out of total 225 seats
Current Prime Minister Ranil
Wickremesinghe leader of UNP and
UNFGG to form new government with
the support of 95 MPs of United
People’s Freedom Alliance(UPFA)
loyal to President Maithripala
Election was held on 17th August
2015 to elect 225 members to Sri
Lanka’s 15th Parliament
Seat allocation are as follows
a)  Total seats – 225
b)  Directly elected seats – 196
c) Multi member electoral seats – 22
d)  National list seats – 29

6). RBI granted in-principle approval
to 11-applicants to start payment
banks The Committee of the Central Board (CCB) selected the following 11 companies to be approved by RBI
a) Reliance Industries
b) Airtel M Commerce Services
c) Tech Mahindra
d) Vodafone m-pesa
e) Aditya Birla Nuvo
f) Department of Posts
g) Cholamandalam Distribution
h) Fino PayTech
i) PayTm
j) National Securities Depository Ltd.
k) Sun Pharma.

Daily Current Affairs Updates- 19th August 2015. Rating: 4.5 Diposkan Oleh: Dilip Rathod

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