Current Affairs 27th August 2015: AB De Villiers Broke Record of Sourav Ganguly

Current Affairs 27th August 2015:  AB De Villiers Broke Record of Sourav Ganguly

Kandakatla Manohar Appointed Director of NIMS

AB De Villiers

28.8.2015: Dr Kandakatla Manohar appointed Director Nizams Institute of Medical Sciences of Hyderabad. He replaces Dr L Narendranath.

Vassiliki Thanou Becomes the First Female Prime Minister of Greece

28.8.2015: supreme Court judge Vassiliki Thanou is appointed as the caretaker prime minister of Greece.  Elections are scheduled next month in the country and the she is appointed after Alexis Tsipras resigned a couple of days ago. Justice Thanou became the first female prime minister of the country.

Sunhak Peace Prize awarded to Modadugu Vijay Gupta

28.8.2015: Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta, Indian agriculture scientist is awarded the first Sunhak Peace Prize.  Dr Vijay Gupta had done pioneering work in aquaculture not only in India but also in Bangladesh and other Asian countries. Anote Tong, the president of Kiribati Islands also shared the prize.

AB De Villiers Broke Record of Sourav Ganguly

28.8.2015: The fastest batsman to reach the milestone of 8000 runs is AB  De Villiers.  She achieved this in the third one day international match against New Zealand.  This record was earlier held by Sourav Ganguly.  De Villiers completed eight thousand runs in 182 innings.  He also holds the record of fastest 150, fastest half century and fastest century in one day international matches.

Air India won Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey Title

28.8.2015: Air India Hockey Team won the Guru Tegh Bahadur Hockey Title. Air India team goal keeper Adrina D Souza won the Player of the final award. Army goalkeeper Najmudeen won the best goalkeeper in the tournament.

Aurangzeb Road in New Delhi Renamed APJ Abdul Kalam Road

28.8.2015: The municipal council of New Delhi announced its decision to rename Aurangzeb Road   as APJ Abdul Kalam.  There is demand from sections of the society that it is an insult for the people to name a road after mogul emperor Aurangzeb as he was a tyrant.

Women Police Stations Inaugurated in Haryana

28.8.2015: Haryana government inaugurated women police stations in all the 21 districts.  Opened on the eve of Rakshabandhan, these police stations are aimed to provide safety for women.  These will help instill sense of security and confidence.