Current Affairs Today From 2.08.2015 to 4.08.2015

Current Affairs Today From 02.08.2015 to 04.08.2015
  1. China has set up the world's largest Mosquito factory in northwestern Guangzhou 
  2. ISRO to put US satellite in space for the first time. ISRO, at present, is gearing up for the launch of GSLV-Mark-II, probably around August 27. “The 2.1tonne capacity GSLV-MarkII will be carrying a commu nication satellite,“ he said.“By March 2016, we will launch seven satellites.“India has launched 45 satellites for 19 nations. A.S.Kiran Kumar said Isro will launch 28 other foreign satellites in two years.
  3. Second largest maze of ancient stones found. A 2,000-year-old square labyrinth has been discovered in Gedimedu, a Village 16 km from Pollachi, by a team of researchers from the Veerarajendran Archaeological and Historical Research Centre, Tirupur.
  4. Fake currency worth Rs.136.43 crore was seized in the last three years of 2012-2014, Minister of State Finance Mr.Jayant Sinha said on Tuesday on 04.08.2015.
  5. 113 attacks on Journalists in 2014. Uttar Pradesh topped the list with 63 attacks on journalist for the year 2014.Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary conveyed the Information in a written reply in the Lok Sabha, based on National Crime Records Bureau Data.
  6. Iraq National Library digitised due to IS threat. The library had previously suffered serious damage during US invation of Iraq.
  7. Reserve Bank of India kept the repo rate, which stands at 7.25% presently, unchanged its monetary policy review on Tuesday (04.08.2015). Cash Reserve Ratio at 4 percentage and Statutory Liquidity Ratio at 21.5 percentage.
  8. The Government is reportedly planning to train over 3000 beggars to sing paeans in trains in order to popularize its initiatives like Swachh Bharat, Betti Bachao Beti Padhao among others. In this pilot project set to take off in Mumbai in September 2015 and carried later to other cities. The project is headed by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry's Song and Drama Divisions.
  9. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa on Monday (03.08.2015) launched 352 rooms where travelling mother's can feed their newborns, in bus terminals across the state. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa also inaugurated Mother's Milk Banks in 7 Government Hospitals in the state.
  10. Corruption complaints increased by 82 percentage said by Central Vigilance Commission.
  11. The Government of Telangana has proposed to set up the country's first Data Analytic Park in Gachibowli, IT Minister of State Mr. K.T.Rama Rao has announced.
  12. 18th Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) opened on Monday (03.08.2015) in Palakkad, Kerala with batch of 117 students.
  13. 15 year old Manbir Kaur has become the first Sikh girl in Pakistan to be among the toppers in the class 10th exam, obtaining 1035 marks out of 1100.
  14. India is all set to host the heads of 14 Island nations on August 21, 2015 at the forum for India - Pacific Islands Cooperation in Jaipur, Rajastan.
  15. Indian women's recurve archery team of Deepika Kumari, Laxmirani Majhi and Rimil Buriuly won silver at the World Archery Championships in Denmark on Sunday (02.08.2015).
  16. Kim Jong-un has been awarded a prize for global statesmenship. The news was announced by Rachmawati Soekamoputri, daughter of Indonesia's founding president. 
  17. Nicole Barr, 12 year old girl from the England, has achived the highest possible score of 122 on a Mensa IQ test. Its higher IQ than Einstein, Stephen Hawking, and Bill Gates.
  18. Less than 49.38 % of Anganwadi centres have toilets. State wise date revealed that Bihar has the lowest 10.04 percentage AWC with toilets, followed by Telangana 21.41 % and Rajastan 26.33. (100 % Toilets facilities States - Delhi, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Uttarkhand and Nagaland)
  19. Anjana is 3 year old has become the youngest organ donor in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
Reference Sources: (The Hindu News Paper, Times of India, The New Indian Express, Dinamani)

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