Page-2 of Current Affairs - August, 2015

Ethiopia's Mare Dibaba wins women's marathon at World Athletics Championships

Ethiopia’s Mare Dibaba has won the gold medal in the women’s marathon event at the World Athletics Championships 2015 held in Beijing, China. She won the women’s marathon by finishing it in two hours, 27 minutes and 35 seconds. Kenya’s Helah Kiprop (2:27:36) won the silver medal and Eunice Kirwa (2:27:39) of Bahrain won bronze ..

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India’s Anil wins gold medal in Cadet Wrestling World Championships

Indian wrestler Anil has clinched gold medal in Cadet Wrestling World Championships in the 50 kg freestyle competitions. In the final match played at Sarajevo, Bosnia he defeated Erfan Aeini of Iran by 10-6 score. Earlier, Anil had defeated Tumentsogt Bold of Mongolia in the semi-final bout and Ertugrul Kahveci of Turkey in quarter-final bout. ..

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Indian women hockey team qualifies for 2016 Rio Olympics

Indian women’s hockey team has qualified for 2016 Rio Olympics and now joining nine other teams. It was announced by International Hockey Federation (FIH) after Great Britain’s semifinal victory over Spain and Netherlands’ win over Germany in the other semifinal in the 2015 European Championships. These victories freed one quota for 2016 Rio Olympics as ..

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Pakistan bans Islamic State militant group

Pakistan has banned the Islamic State (IS) militant group which has undertaken vast stretches of Iraq and Syria in its control. This decision was taken Pakistan Government on the recommendation of the Foreign Office, which regularly updates it about international militant groups banned by the United Nations (UN). Why Pakistan is concerned about IS militant ..

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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 ..

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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 ..

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