Page-3 of Current Affairs - August, 2015

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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29 August: National Sports Day

Every year August 29 is being observed as National Sports Day across the country. Significance: The day marks the birth anniversary of Hockey Wizard, Major Dhyan Chand. On this day National Sports awards including Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Awards and Dronacharya Awards are bestowed upon sports personalities by the President of India. About Major ..

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Biggest harvest festival Thiru Onam celebrated in Kerala

Biggest harvest festival of Thiru Onam was celebrated by Keralites across the globe. Various cultural and religious programmes were organized throughout southern state of Kerala to celebrate the Onam. The festival falls during the Malayalam month of Chingam (August- September). It is reminiscent of Kerala’s agrarian past and is considered to be a harvest festival. ..

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50th anniversary of 1965 Indo-Pak war observed

50th anniversary of 1965 India-Pakistan war was observed across the country on 28 August 2015. President Pranab Mukherjee paid rich tributes to the war martyrs at Amar Jawan Jyoti, New Delhi. Army Chief, General Dalbir Singh, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha and Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan also paid their tributes to the martyrs. Significance: ..

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