Current Affairs 26th August 2015: Sanjay Dutt Granted 30 day Parole

Current Affairs 26th August 2015: Sanjay Dutt Granted 30 day Parole

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Ananth Padmanabhan Appointed CEO of HarperCollins India

26.8.2015: Anantha Padmanabhan is appointed the CEO of HarperCollins India.  He is appointed to replace P M Sukumar. Padmanabhan is the senior vice president of sales at Penguin Random house prior to this appointment.  He has vast experience in publishing sector. As a CEO of HarperCollins India, he will be responsible for all divisions of the business in India.

Girish Sahni Took Over as Director General of CSIR

26.8.2015: Girish Sahni is the new Director General of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.  He assumed charges yesterday.  Prior to this appointment, he was serving as director of CSIR, Chandigarh. Girish Sahni will also act as the secretary, department of scientific and industrial research, union ministry of science and technology.

Sanjay Dutt Granted 30 day Parole

26.8.2015: Bollywood hero Sanjay Dutt who is serving five year imprisonment in Yerawada jail was released on 30d ay parole.  Sanjay Dutt requested to authorities for parole as his daughter was unwell.  His daughter is undergoing nose surgery. On the other side, Jail authorities are being criticized for treating Sanjay Dutt specially.  The parole is extendable by sixty days. His sentence began in May 2013 and he is out of jail for 146 days.

Miscellaneous  

Union government of India launched Sehat, Healthcare Facilities

26.8.2015: Union government of India launched Sehat, healthcare facilities in collaboration with Apollo hospitals to provide medical facilities to rural areas.  People in rural areas can consult doctors through video link and also can order generic drugs online.  Common service centers will sell generic drugs in association with Health ministry and will set up Jan Aushadi stores.

Rajasthan Government Approves Arogya Rajasthan Campaign

26.8.2015: Rajasthan state cabinet approved the Arogya Rajasthan campaign.  The campaign is scheduled to be held from December 2015 to March next year.  People living in rural areas will be given health cards based on diagnoses on the spot. The health cards can be used to get treatment and follow up.  An online database will be built based on the health information collected in September and October this year.