Current Affairs India - 30 August 2015

1. Petroleum and Natural Gas Ministry launched -SAHAJ- online LPG connections in New Delhi today to give more convenience to the LPG customers. The facility will be simultaneously launched at other cities as well. The new system will be available on the websites of each oil company and the government's LPG portal, Pahal.


2. New Delhi-s Aurangzeb road will be renamed as Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam road. The New Delhi Municipal Council or NDMC has decided to change the name from Aurangzeb road to Abdul Kalam road which begins at the Taj Mansingh hotel near India Gate and joins Safdarjang Road near the official residence of the Prime Minister.


3. Famous Indian agricultural scientist Dr Modadugu Vijay Gupta has been chosen for the inaugural Sunhak Peace Prize for his pioneering work in the blue revolution. He will receive the Prize in Seoul along with President of Kiribati Islands Anote Tong.


He has invested his entire life to developing sustainable aquaculture as an alternative solution to the future food crisis. Anote Tong has been chosen for this award for creating global awareness on the severity of climate change issue and sought for action by the international community for its solution.


4. The Reserve Bank of India has asked all banks and financial institutions to be prepared for the implementation of Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act - FATCA in a notification released on 29th August and asked banks to be ready with proper due diligence framework and reporting requirements. RBI said that India has signed an agreement with US to improve international tax compliance apart from a multi-lateral agreement to automatically exchange information based on Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters.


5. India-s Wrestler Anil won gold medal in in the 50 kg freestyle category in the Cadet Wrestling World Championships at SARAJEVO, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He defeated Erfan Aeini of Iran 10-6 to win the gold medal. It was second medal for India at SARAJEVO as Ankush won silver in the 38 kg women freestyle on 28th August.


6. Indian women-s hockey team has been qualified for Olympics after a long gap of 36 years as it has qualified for next year-s Rio Games after making it to the final of the ongoing EuroHockey Championships in London. Indian women hockey team also completed fifth-place finish in the women-s Hockey World League Semifinals in Antwerp, Belgium last month. International Hockey Federation (FIH) confirmed that Indian women-s team has qualified for the Rio Games.