Current affairs daily, August 26. This current affairs are used to many competitive exams like UPSC,TNPSC,IBPS,BANK Exams, RRB, RBI etc...
1. Maharashtra Governor
K. Sankaranarayanan on 24 August 2014 quit the office consequent to his
transfer from Maharashtra. He was transferred to which state as its next
2. Which company replaced
IT giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) as India’s most admired company in
Forbes’ list of ‘India’s Most Admired Companies for 2014’ released during
August 2014? –ITC Limited
3. What is the name of the
American teenaged swimmer who broke her own women’s 1500 m freestyle World
Record on 23 August 2014? –Katie Ledecky
4. Who won the Belgian F1
Grand Prix held on 24 August 2014? –Daniel Ricciardo of Red Bull team
5. Renowned Kannada writerUR Ananthamurthybreathes his last at 82. He gets Padma Bhushan in 1998, Jnanpith award in 1994,Sahitya Akademi in 2008.
6. TM Bhasinbecomes theChairmanof Indian Banks Association (IBA) for the 2014-15 period.
7. British film directorRichard Attenboroughpasses away aged 90. He is best remembered for his Oscar-winning directorial
8 . Arvind Subramanianis going to be theChief
Economic Adviserof Indian government. The office was vacant ever since the ascent of Raghuram
Rajan as the governor of the Reserve Bank of India in 2013.
9. INS Kamorta, nation's first indigenously built stealth warship, gets
commissioned into Indian Navy.
10. West Bengalgets the nation's first 'Indian
Institute of Engineering Science and Technology' (IIEST) at Shibpur, Howrah.
Alcohol service no longer required
to keep stars in hotel rating.
12. The “Pradhan
Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana ”, an ambitious financial inclusion scheme under
which the government intends to provide every household with a bank account and insurance cover , will
be launched on 28 August by PM Modi.
13. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj met the Vietnam
President Truong Tan Sang aug 25. India and Vietnam decide to deepen
cooperation in defense, trade and and security. India tells Vietnam that it is
looking to expand its cooperation in the country’s oil sector.
14. UK deputy Prime minister
Nick Clegg today (aug 25) met Modi and discussed a wide range of
issues, including energy and WTO talks. In this meeting he conveyed the Britain’s
15. Thailand’s army
chief Gen prayuth Chan-ocha , who
seized power in a military coup three months ago, became the country’s PM
today. He is the first serving army
officer to assume the top office in 22 years.
16. Financial Service
Secretary – G S Sandhu
17. Books - “Men on My Mind” , “More Men on My
Mind” written by Radha Thomas. NEWLY APPOINTED GOVERNORS ON AUGUST 26 1. Rajasthan - Kalyan Singh 2. Krnataka - Vajubai Sinha 3. Goa - Mridula Sinha 4. Maharastra - Vidyasagar Rao