Current Affairs: August 15

Rajras Current Affairs August 15

 Happy 70th Independence Day

 NEWS: 1st Phase of Smart Ganga City Program launched in 10 Cities

  • Union Government launched Phase I of Smart Ganga City Program in 10 Cities.
  • 10 Cities/Towns are Haridwar, Rishikesh, Mathura, Varanasi, Kanpur, Allahabad, Lucknow, Patna, Sahibganj and Barrackpore.
  • Under this programme, Sewage Treatment Plants (STPs) and improved drainage network will be set up using hybrid annuity mode on public private partnership basis.

NEWS: Assam seeks more funds more ex-militantsAssam fund

  • Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal’s has demanded from Union to increase the monthly stipend of surrendered militants.
  • CM wants stipend given to surrendered militants to increase from RS. 3,000 to RS. 10,000.
  • Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) reimburses the amount paid to the surrendered cadres by the State government under the Security Related Expenditure (SRE) scheme.
  • But Centre is in a fix, because it fit agrees now, other states may also starting demanding more money.

NEWS: MIT Researchers create Gold Leaf tattoos that can control smart devices

  • Researchers have created temporary metallic tattoo that can be used to control your computer, smartphone and other connected devices.
  • These temporary tattoos have been named DuoSkin, and use layers of gold leaf that that can be worn directly on the skin.
  • The tattoos convert skin into a track pad, letting users connect to a computer or smartphone and control apps by swiping on the tattoo itself,

NEWS: Modi to pay homage to Pramukh Swami

  • Pramukh Swami was founder of Akshardham temples and a noted saint of the Swaminarayan sect
  • He passed away on 13th

Other NEWS:

  • Assam becomes first state to pass the amended GST Bill (122 Constitution Amendment Bill, 2014)
  • 64th Nehru Race boat held at Punnamada lake in AlappuzhaSNake boat race
    • Nehru Boat Race is held on Second Saturday of August Every year
    • Snake Boat – Chundan Vallams