Current Affairs 21st August, 2015: Tasleema Nasree’s Visa Extended for One Year

Current Affairs 21st August, 2015: Tasleema Nasree’s Visa Extended for One Year

Ranil Wickremesinghe Took charge as Prime Minister of Sri Lanka

21.8.2015: Ranil Wickremesinghe, who won the Sri Lankan parliament elections, is sworn in as the prime ministers. Mahindra Rajapaksa who lost the election announced that he will not be the opposition leader but a senior party member will become the one.  Ranil Wickremesinghe was first elected to parliament in 1977.  He served as prime minister three on three occasions.

Tasleema Nasree’s Visa Extended for One Year

21.8.2015:  The visa of Bangladesh writer Tasleema Nasreen is extended for one more year. She can now stay in India till 2016.  She is in exile in 1994. Her works such as Lajja were alleged to insult the religion and she was receiving death threats from fundamentalists after which she left Bangladesh in 1994.

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras Resigned

21.8.2015: Tspiras, the Greek prime minister submitted his resignation to president Prokopis Pavlopoulos and called for snap polls.  Tsipras was elected as prime minister of the country in January this year.  He resigned to defent the bailout of 96 billion dollars which the country received from creditors.

Twitter India Appoints Vial Jani as TV Partnership Head

21.8.2015: Twitter India announced the appointment of Viral Jani as TV partnership head. He is in media industry in more than 12 years.  He served as broadcasting group Times Television Network. Prior to this appointment, he handled assignments in NDTV, Vacom, Disney and Mindshare.

Bollywood Movie Phantom Banned in Pakistan

21.8.2015: Bollywood movie Phantom starring Saif Ali Khan and Katrina Kaif was banned in Pakistan. Lahore high court banned the movie in the country. The sale of movie in form of CDs is also banned.  A petition to ban the film was filed by Jammatud Dawa chief.

RISHTA Street Lighting Project Launched by Himachal Pradesh Government

21.8.2015: Rajiv Gandhi Illuminating Scheme for Hill Town Advancement project was launched by government of Himachal Pradesh.  This is an LED based street lighting project which is also known as Centralized Control and Monitoring system smart street lighting scheme for urban local bodies.  6348 street lights in the state will be replaced with LEDs and this is to achieve forty five to fifty five percent energy.  The total saving of the project is about 6.5 crore rupees.