Current Affairs Revision Class: August

1) Which Bank has raised Rs.315 crore through the issue of Green Infrastructure Bonds to International Finance Corporation (IFC), Washington, on a private placement basis?
Answer. Yes Bank

2) Who will will host the heads of 14 island nations at the Forum for India-Pacific Islands Cooperation (FIPIC)?
Answer. India

3) Name the personalities from India  who won the Ramon Magsaysay Award 2015?
Answer.  Whistleblower officer Sanjeev Chaturvedi and human rights activist Anshu Gupta

4) Name the former President of India who passed away recently?
Answer. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam

5) Name the scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in rural areas with a view to ensuring round the clock electricity supply to farmers and rural households.
Answer. ‘Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana’

6) Who won the prestigious Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) award?
Answer. Gargi Parsai

7) US defence major Boeing has terminated a contract with which firm for the component supplies and commercial planes?
Answer. Hindustan Aeronautics (HAL)

8) India is expected to surpass China to become the world’s most populous nation by which year, according to the United Nations?
Answer. 2022

9) Greece received how much amount in its first bail-out package in August 2015?
Answer. 13 billion-euro ($14.5 billion)

10) Which country agreed to enhance its investments in India to USD 75 billion (about Rs 5 lakh crore) including through a dedicated infrastructure fund?
Answer. UAE

11) What is the new name given to Seven decade-old Agriculture Ministry?
Answer. Ministry for ‘Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare’

12) Enthused by the success of direct benefit transfer (DBT) for LPG, the Narendra Modi government has set an ambitious target to roll out DBT for disbursing which items subsidies across the country latest by April 1, 2016?
Answer. Food and Kerosene subsidies

13) Name the city in UP for which the Uttar Pradesh government got the clearance from the Union ministry of finance’s Public Investment Board (PIB) for its Metro Project in that city?
Answer. Lucknow

14) In August 2015, the government has estimated capital requirement of PSU banks over four years till 2018-19 is?
Answer.  Rs 1.80 lakh crore

15) Which scheme was discontinued by the the Narendra Modi government?
Answer. Rajiv Gandhi Gramin LPG Vitaran (RGGLV)

16) How much amount was received by India as FDI from 12 countries visited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in financial year 2014-15, according to the estimates given by Indian Parliament in August 2015?
Answer. $19.78 billion

17) PM Narendra Modi led Cabinet approved a new bill that seeks to replace a 29-year-old law and proposes to set up a regulatory  authority which will have powers to recall products and initiate class suit against defaulting companies, including e-tailers. Name the bill.
Answer. Consumer Protection Bill 2015

18) In August 2015, Indian High Commissioner to Islamabad TCA Raghavan and his wife Ranjana , the hearing and speech impaired girl of Indian origin who has been living in Karachi for over 15 years after she strayed into Pakistani territory. Name the Girl.
Answer. Geeta

19) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced that the film Manjhi: The Mountain Man starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui would be exempted from entertainment tax.Name the director of the movie?
Answer. Ketan Mehta

20) Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) lifted the 5-year ban from which  Bollywood superstar on entering Wankhede Stadium?
Answer. Shah Rukh Khan

21) Union Government decided  to declare which day as National Handloom Day every year beginning from year 2015?
Answer. 7th August

22) Which state government recently launched scheme named Thari Pension Thare Pass?
Answer. Haryana

23) The Union Cabinet approved release of wages directly to the accounts of the workers engaged under which scheme?
Answer. The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA).

24) Who has been elected as the president of the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI)?
Answer. Sudhakar Shetty

25) Who was appointed as the chairperson of Accenture India?
Answer. Rekha M Menon