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Aug 26, 2014

current affairs daily -26/8/2014

Aug 26, 2014

current affairs daily -26/8/2014


Current affairs daily, August 26. This current affairs are used to many competitive exams like UPSC,TNPSC,IBPS,BANK Exams, RRB, RBI etc...

current affairs

1Maharashtra 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 Governor? – Mizoram

2Which 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

3What 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 writer UR Ananthamurthy breathes his last at 82.  He gets Padma Bhushan in 1998, Jnanpith award in 1994,Sahitya Akademi in 2008.

6. TM Bhasin becomes the Chairman of Indian Banks Association (IBA) for the 2014-15 period.  

7. British film director Richard Attenborough passes away aged 90.  He is best remembered for his Oscar-winning directorial "Gandhi".

8 . Arvind Subramanian is going to be the Chief Economic Adviser of 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 Bengal gets the nation's first 'Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology' (IIEST) at Shibpur, Howrah.


11. 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 desire.

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




General Knowledge


LIST OF RESERVOIRS AND DAMS IN INDIA



ANDAMON AND NICOBAR
  • ·         Dhanikhari dam
  • ·         Kalpong

ANDRA PRADESH
  • ·         Kandaleru dam
  • ·         MPR dam
  • ·         Mylavaram dam
  • ·         Nagarjuna Sagar dam on the Krishna river
  • ·         PABR dam
  • ·         Penna Reservoir
  • ·         polavaram project on Godavari river






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