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The two banks which the RBI has identified as Domestic Systemically Important Banks (D-SIBs), requiring these banks to keep aside additional capital to cover risk SBI and ICICI Bank
The trophy for which all future bilateral series between India and South Africa (named ‘The Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela Series’) will be played has been named Freedom Trophy
The road in New Delhi which has been renamed after the former President APJ Abdul KalamAurangzeb Road
The three-stage heavy weight rocket with indigenous cryogenic upper stage which was launched by ISRO from Satish Dhawan Space Centre to place GSAT-6 communication satellite into spaceGSLV D-6
The country with which India has signed a taxation agreement allowing exchange of information to curb tax evasion and avoidanceSeychelles
The temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was destroyed by IS militantsTemple of Baalshamin
The team which has won the 2015 Pro Kabaddi League tournament defeating Bengaluru Bulls in the finalsU Mumba
The country which has opened its embassy in Tehran, Iran four years after it was closed in 2011 following storming by protesters during a demonstration against sanctionsGreat Britain
The airport in Kerala which has become the first in the world to be powered totally by solar energyKochi (Cochin International Airport Ltd)
The typhoon that lashed northern Philippines leaving at least 10 people dead and forcing more than 5,000 to flee their homes was namedTyphoon Goni
The public sector oil company in which the Government has decided to sell 10 per cent of its stake on the stock market through an offer for sale (OFS)Indian Oil Corporation
The theme of World Humanitarian Day observed on 19 August 2015Inspiring the World's Humanity
The British politician and former track and field athlete who has been elected the President of International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) to succeed Lamine Diack of SenegalSebastian Coe
The 82-year old Syrian archaeologist looking after ancient ruins of Palmyra in Syria for 40 years who has been executed by militantsKhaled Al-assad
The Kannada film directed by Raam Reddy which has won two awards at the Locarno International Film Festival held in Locarno, Switzerland (1.Filmmakers of the Present - Golden Leopard and 2. Best First Feature)Thithi
The British professional tennis player who has won the Rogers Cup tennis tournament men's singles title defeating Novak Djokovic in the finalsAndy Murray
The mobile wallet app launched by State Bank of India in collaboration with Accenture and Mastercard, which can be used to send money to new and registered customers, book movies, flights, hotels as well as for shopping is namedSBI Buddy
The private sector bank which has launched the first of its kind fully automated digital locker named Smart Vault, available to customers even on weekends and post banking hoursICICI Bank
The country in which US Embassy has been reopened 54 years after it was closed in 1961, with John Kerry, US Secretary of State presiding over the functionCuba
The Spanish badminton player who has won the 2015 BWF World Badminton Championship women's singles title defeating Saina Nehwal from India in the finals (The men's title was won by Chen Long of China)Carolina Marin
The historical monument which has made its debut on the microblogging site twitter with the State Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav launching the official Twitter handleTaj Mahal
The country which has switched to a new time zone, turning its clocks back by 30 minutes to mark its liberation from the Japanese at the end of WW2North Korea
The new name of Agriculture Ministry as announced by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra ModiAgriculture and Farmers’ Welfare Ministry
The theme of International Youth Day observed on 12 August 2015Youth Civic Engagement
Earth Overshoot Day for 2015, that is the day on which the world has exhausted nature’s budget for the entire year (It was August 19 for 2014)August 13
The Chinese city in which massive explosions in a chemical warehouse has left over 100 dead and several others injuredTianjin
The Syrian human rights activist and director of Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM) who has been freed by Syria after more than 3 years since his arrest in February 2012Mazen Darwish
The percentage by which China has decided to devalue its currency, the Yuan, also known as the renminbi, in order to increase its market-orientation and benchmark status1.9%
The theme of International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples observed on August 9, 2015Ensuring indigenous peoples' health and well-being
Number of languages supported by the new Translator App launched by Microsoft for iOS and Android platforms is50
The bollywood megastar who has been chosen to be Tiger Ambassador of Maharashtra stateAmitabh Bachchan
The behaviour ecologist from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) as well as president of the Indian National Science Academy who has been awarded Germany’s highest civilian honour, the Cross of the Order of the MeritRaghavendra Gadagkar
The secular blogger and owner of website Istishon who was hacked to death by unknown assailants in BangladeshNiloy Chatterjee
The country which has set up the world's largest mosquito factory to tackle dengue fever by releasing one million sterilised mosquitoes every week in a bid to dilute their population with insects that don't carry the diseaseChina
The venue of International Conference of Science, Technology and Public Policy for Achieving the Zero Hunger Challenge organised by M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) from 07 to 08 August 2015Chennai
The museum set up with assistance with Intel and inaugurated by the President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan is namedNavachara Kaksh
The mathematician from Tata Institute of Fundamental Research who has been awarded the Ramanujan Prize for 2015
(The prize is awarded jointly by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy, the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, and the International Mathematical Union (IMU) to a person under 45 working in a developing country.)
Amalendu Krishna
The airfield in West Bengal which is being developed as a base of aircraft Super Hercules C-130 J by the Eastern Air Command of the Indian Air ForcePanagarh
The country which has taken up digitization of its National Library facing threat from Islamic State organisationIraq
The place where the Odisha government has decided to establish the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), allotted to the State in the last Union BudgetBerhampur
The African country which has been recognised by International Olympic Committee to participate in 2016 Olympics thus become the 206th member of the Olympic GamesSouth Sudan
The amount of money which the Central Govt has decided to infuse out of budgetary allocations in the Public Sector banks in the next four years Rs. 70,000 crores


Swachh Bharat Rankings - 476 cities
RankCity
1.Mysore
2.Thiruchirapalli
3.Navi Mumbai
4.Kochi
5.Hassan
473.Bhiwani (Haryana)
474.Palwal (Haryana)
475.Bhind (M.P.)
476.Damoh (M.P.)
Swachh Bharat Rankings - Capital cities
RankCitySwachh Bharat Ranking
1.Bengaluru7
2.Thiruvananthapuram8
3.Gangtok10
4.New Delhi Municipal Council16
Swachh Bharat Rankings - General Info.
  1. 4 cities from Karnataka are in top 10
  2. 25 cities from West Bengal are in top 100
  3. The Swachh Bharat rankings are based on a total of 42 marks including 20 for open defecation indicators and 22 for solid waste management indicators.
  4. All the 476 Class-1 cities in 31 States and Union Territories, each with a population of above one lakh were surveyed for assessing total sanitation practices covering a set of parameters including the extent of open defecation, solid waste management, septage management, waste water treatment, drinking water quality, surface water quality of water bodies and mortality due to water born diseases etc.

IAAF - World Athletics Championship 2015

Venue : Beijing (China)

Medals Tally

RankCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1.Kenya76316
2.Jamaica72312
3.U.S.A.66618
4.Great Britain & N.I.4127
5.Ethiopia3328