Current Affairs 23rd August 2015: Kumara Sangakkara Retired from International Cricket

Current Affairs 23rd August 2015: Kumara Sangakkara Retired from International Cricket


Mafatlal group MD Ajay Mafatlal Passed Away

23.8.2015: Ajay Mafatlal passed away at the age of 60.  He was admitted to Breach candy hospital in Mumbai one month ago due to ill health.  He breathed his last in the hospital due to heart attack.  He is one of the first sex change case in India and his earlier name was Aparna. He underwent the surgery at the age of 46.

Aditi Ashok wins Ladies British Amateur Stroke Play Championship

23.8.2015:  Indian golfer Aditi Ashok became the first Indian to win the Ladies British Amateur Stroke Play Championship.  This 17 year girl from Bangalore and won St. Rule Trophy in July this year.  The Nicholls Trophy and Dinwiddy Trophy are the other trophies that she claimed and these are given to under 18 golfers with low score.

Kumara Sangakkara Retired from International Cricket

23.8.2015: Kumar Sangakkara, one of the greatest Sri Lankan cricket played his last innings. He played 134 tests and 404 one day matches. His average in tests is 57.40 and scored 12400 runs. Among these 38 are hundreds. His one day matches average is 41.98 and he scored 14,234 runs.  Among there are 25 centuries and 94 half centuries. Sangakkara is the only batsmen who scored maximum number of double centuries after Bradman.

Arthur Morris, Former Australian Cricketer Passed Away

23.8.2015: Australia’s greatest left handed batsmen and former opener Arthur Morris passed away. He was 93. Morris played his first test match at the age of 18 and he scored centuries in both the innings.  He bid goodbye to international cricket at the age of 33.

Government of India to Launch Telemedicine Services

23.8.2015: Central government of India is launching Telemedicine services to expand medical services to remote areas.  Apollo hospitals and central information and technology are launching these services on 25th of this month. The patients have to register their name at common service centers to get these services.  There are around 1.5 lakh CSCs and the facility will start in 60,000 centers in the first phase.  Apollo doctors can be approached via video conference method from these centers and generic medicines can be ordered online.