Page-5 of Current Affairs - August, 2015

Union Government gives nod to 6 new SEZ proposals

Union Government has approved six new proposals 6 Special Economic Zones (SEZs) proposals including four from Information Technology and IT enabled Service (ITeS) sector. This decision was taken by the Board of Approval (BoA) for SEZ (under the aegis of Union Commerce Ministry) chaired by Commerce Secretary Rita Teaotia. The approved SEZ proposals are HCL ..

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Maharashtra government acquires Dr. B. R. Ambedkar's London House

Maharashtra government has bought the house in London where social reformer and architect of the Indian Constitution Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar had stayed in the 1920s. State government has acquired this house in 3.1 million pound deal owing to its cultural and national importance and pride of millions of people of India. The property is ..

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GSAT-6 communication satellite successfully placed in orbit

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully placed communication satellite GSAT-6 into its intended geosynchronous transfer orbit. It was launched by the indigenously built Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV)-D6 from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta. About GSAT-6 satellite GSAT-6 satellite was carrying S-Band and C-Band transponders meant for public and strategic purposes. The satellite ..

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Union Government announces names of 98 cities for Smart Cities Project

Union Government has declared the names of 98 cities for its ambitious Smart Cities Project. These cities were selected by the respective States and Union Territories on the parameters set by the Union Government. Of the total 98 cities, 13 were selected from Uttar Pradesh, 12 from Tamil Nadu, 10 from Maharashtra, 7 from Madhya ..

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Rajiv Mangla appointed as CTO of Snapdeal

Former Adobe executive Rajiv Mangla has been appointed as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of eCommerce major Snapdeal. In his new role, Mangla will help to establish Snapdeal’s technical vision and lead all aspects of its technological development of the company. Prior to this appointment he was serving as VP Engineering, Digital Marketing at Adobe Systems ..

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Novak Djokovic appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

World No. 1 tennis player Novak Djokovic from Serbia has been appointed as a new goodwill ambassador of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). Prior to this appointment he has focused on the issues of vulnerable children and their communities through his own Novak Djokovic Foundation and as a UNICEF Serbia Ambassador. Tennis Career: Novak ..

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