15 August 2018 Current Affairs

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Anandiben Patel to hold additional charge as Chhattisgarh Governor
President Ram Nath Kovind gave Madhya Pradesh Governor Anadiben Patel additional charge of Chhattisgarh following the demise of its Governor Balramji Dass Tandon.

Rupee for first time hit historic low of Rs. 70 mark against US dollar
Indian rupee for first time in history plunged to record low of Rs. 70.07 against US dollar. However, it recovered later at around Rs. 69.84 after heavy intervention by Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

MD Sriram Kalyanaraman’s resignation
The government has accepted the resignation of National Housing Bank (NHB) Managing Director Sriram Kalyanaraman. Sriram Kalyanaraman was alleged for adopting unethical practices for sanctioning refinance facility to several housing finance companies.

Aditya Kumar to conferred Shaurya Chakra
Rifleman Aurangzeb and Major Aditya Kumar of Indian Army will be conferred the Shaurya Chakra along with 18 others Armed Forces Personnel and members of Paramilitary Forces.

Exam Warriors releases in Odia
Union Minister for Oil and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan launched the Odia edition of the book ‘Exam Warriors’ written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Ramesh Powar appointed head coach of women’s cricket team
Former India spinner Ramesh Powar was named head coach of the Indian women’s national cricket team till the ICC World T20. Powar was brought in as the interim coach of the team.

India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day
India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day. India attained independence from the British rule on 15 August 1947. This day is celebrated as Independence Day, every year on August 15, in India. This day remembers and honours all those who fought and sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India.

Balramji Das Tandon passes away
Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon passed away at the age of 90. He was admitted to a hospital in Raipur after he suffered cardiac arrest.

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