Page-4 of Current Affairs - August, 2015

Vassiliki Thanou sworn in as first female Prime Minister of Greece

President of Greece’s Supreme Court Vassiliki Thanou has been appointed as the first female Prime Minister of the heavily indebted country which is center of Eurozone crisis. She was sworn in as head of a caretaker government that will lead nation until next snap election which is scheduled to be held in September 2015. Background She ..

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WHO declared India Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Free

World Health Oraganistion (WHO) has officially declared India as Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus free country, i.e. mothers and newborns are free from tetanus at the time of birth. It was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after inaugurating the Call to Action Summit 2015 on reducing child and maternal deaths across the world in New ..

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India gifts former Indian Coast Guard Ship Varaha to Sri Lanka

India has gifted its former Indian Coast Guard (ICG) Ship Varaha to Sri Lanka. The ceremonial of handing over of the ship took place at the port of Colombo in keeping with naval customs and traditions. The patrol ship had been in service with Sri Lanka Navy as Sri Lanka Naval Ship Sagara since 2006. ..

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Usain Bolt wins 200 meters title at World Championships

Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt has won world 200 metre title in the World Athletics Championships held in Beijing, China. In the final of the event Bolt finished the race by 19.55 seconds easily outstripped his rival Justin Gatlin of US who won silver medal. This victory is Bolt’s fourth consecutive world 200 metre title which ..

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NITI Aayog launches India Energy Security Scenarios 2047

National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog has launched the second version of an open source web based tool India Energy Security Scenarios 2047 calculator (IESS 2047). The tool was launched by the NITI Aayog Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya at a function held at the Federation House in New Delhi. Key facts IESS 2047 tool ..

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Union Government launches E-Payment Module to deposit compensatory levies into CAMPA Funds

Union Government has launched an e-payment module to make the payment of compensatory levies into the Compensatory Afforestation Management Planning Authority (CAMPA) Funds. It was launched by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi in order to make these payments for diversion of forest land quicker and more transparent. The e-payment module has a ..

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