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August 3rd week 2015 current affairs
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1) Queen Elizabeth II set to become Britain’s longest-reigning Monarch.

  • She will become the longest-reigning British head of state and the longest-reigning female monarch in history
  • She will surpass record held by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who reined thousand-year-old institution of Britain for more than 63 years.
About Queen Elizabeth II:
  1. She acceded to the throne at the age of 25 after her father, King George VI died. She was crowned as queen of Britain and other realms, including Canada and Australia.
  2. Presently, she is Queen of 16 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations which consists of overall 53 member states.
  3. She is also Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
2) The White House has appointed its first openly transgender Raffi Freedman-Gurspan as an recruitment director.
  • The White House has appointed its first openly transgender staff member. Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has been hired as an outreach and recruitment director for presidential personnel in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel.
  • Gurspan previously served as policy adviser for the National Center for Transgender Equality’s (NCTE) Racial & Economic.
  • The Obama Administration has worked with several transgender people in the past, but Freedman-Gurspan is the first to do so as a White House staffer.


3) Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigns.

  • He has submitted his resignation to President Prokopis Pavlopoulos and called for snap elections.
  • Mr. Tsipras resigned in order to defend the country’s massive new 86 billion euro bailout programme which had triggered a rebellion within his own left-wing Syriza party.
  • Mr. Tsipras’s this decision leaves Greece in the hands of a caretaker government until the election to elect new government takes place.
About Greece:
  1. Capital: Athens
  2. Currency: Euro
  3. President: Prokopis Pavlopoulos

4) Hyderabad footballer selected for Asian Football Championship (U-18) in China.

  • Janame Jayudu is selected to represent India in the Asian Football Championship(U-18) in China
  • The 17-year-old Jayudu earned this privilege based on his performances in the State-level Schools’ Championship in Khammam and then in the national edition in Uttar Pradesh last year.
  • Now, interestingly, he has joined CMRIT to pursue his dreams of being an automobile engineer too.
5) Australian government appoints Adam Gilchrist as ambassador to India for Education.
  • In a move set to further strengthen education ties with India, Australian government appointed former cricketer Adam Gilchrist as nation`s inaugural ambassador to the region on education.
  • The announcement was made by the Australian Minister for Education Christopher ahead of the Annual Ministerial Dialogue and third Australia-India Education Council meeting to be held in New Delhi.
About Adam Gilchrist:
  1. Adam Gilchrist was born in New South Wales; He is a former Australian cricketer and one of the most explosive batsmen in world cricket.
  2. He is widely regarded as the greatest wicket-keeper–batsman in the history of the game.
  3. Gilchrist was called up for the Australian One Day International (ODI) team in 1996, his debut coming against South Africa at Faridabad.