Current Affairs 31st August, 2015: IndPay Launched by Indian Bank
Magsaysay award for Sanjiv Chaturvedi, Anushu Gupta
31.8.2015: Sanjiv Chaturvedi and Anshu Gupta are conferred with Magsaysay Award for the year 2015. Other awardees are Kommaly Chanthavong of Laos, Ligaya Fernando of Philippines and Kyaw Thu who belongs to Myanmar.
Rajiv Mehrishi Appointed Union Home Secretary
31.8.2015: Rajiv Mehrishi is appointed as the new union home secretary and he will replace LC Goyal. Rajiv Mehrishi belongs to 1978 IAS batch of Rajasthan cadre. Prior to this appointment, he was working as the finance secretary.
Oliver Wolf Sacks, Renowned Neurologist is No More
31.8.2015: Renowned neurologist Oliver Wolf Sacks passed away in New York. He was 82. He also wrote many bestselling books like Migraine, The Mind’s Eye and awakenings. He was many awards including the Lewis Thomas prize. It was in 1970 that he first released his book.
Indian Wrestler Anil Won Gold Medal in Cadet Wrestling World Championship
31.8.2015: After Ankush won the silver medal at women freestyle category at Cadet Wrestling World Championships, Anil, another Indian wrestler won a gold medal in 50 kg freestyle category. He defeated Erfan Aeini who belongs to Iran.
U Mumbai won the Pro Kabaddi League 2015
31.8.2015: U Mumbai won the Pro Kabaddi League 2015 title after defeating Bengaluru Bulls. The team is led by Anup Kumar. This title carries a cash prize of one crore rupees. The runner up team wins a cash prize of 50 lakh rupees. Number of teams who participated in the league is eight and these are Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Telugu Titans, Dabang Delhi, Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls and U Mumbai.
IndPay Launched by Indian Bank
31.8.2015: Indian bank launched IndPay, a mobile application service that lets the customers operate their accounts from anywhere. IndPay mobile application can be used on Windows, Android, iOS and Windows mobile operating systems. It is possible to obtain mini statement, enquiries and fund transfers.
First Branded Lactose Free Milk to be Launched by Amul
31.8.2015: Amul is set to launch the first lactose free milk from Amul. There are people who are allergic to lactose and they can now use this lactose free milk safely. The lactose free milk will be made available in the market in a month from now.