Current Affairs August 2015 Smart Practice Part 3

Persons Died


  • An eminent physicist P. Hariharan, has died on July 27, 2015 at the age of 89.
  • He was the first to apply digital phase- shifting techniques to holographic interferometry for measurements of vector displacements and strains.
  • Dr. Hariharan’s research contributions include the design of a new three-beam interferometer, the double-passed Fabry-Perot interferometer, and the first practical radial-shear interferometer.

Santasilan Kadirgamar

  • Santasilan Kadirgamar. a veteran historian of Sri Lanka, passed away on July 25, 2015 at the age of 81.
  • An author of several publications, he is remembered for his work in 1980 on the history and impact of the short-lived Jaffna Youth Congress, that stood for egalitarian and democratic principles.
  • His works are ‘The Tamils of Lanka -Their Struggle for Justice and Equality with Dignity’ and ‘The Left Tradition in Lankan Tamil Politics’.

Dr. Suniti Solomon

  • Dr. Suniti Solomon, founder of YR Gaitonde Centre for AIDS Research and Educatio died on July 28, 2015 at the age of 76.
  • She is the first to bring to the world the prevalence of the HIV infection in India in 1986.
  • Her pioneering HIV research studies includes the US National Institute of Mental Health’s multi-country HIV/ST Prevention Trial.

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RS Gavai

  • Ramkrishna Suryabh Gavai, former Govern of Kerala and Bihar, died on July 25, 2015 the age of 86.
  • Gavai was a former Chairman of the State Legislative Council and Lok Sabha member from Amravati Constituency.
  • In 2006, Gavai was appointed as the Governor of Bihar a was in office till 2008 Later in 2008 was transferred to Kerala where he served till August, 2011.

Tom Moore

  • Cartoonist Tom Moore who gave life to the cartoon character archie and his fictional setting of characters from 1953 to the late 1980s, has died on July 20, 20 the age of 86.
  • Moore began his cartooning career while serving in the US navy moore was best known for drawing a reboot of the ‘jughead’ series in 1980, featuring archie best friend and sidekick.

EL Doctorow

  • Edgar Lawrence Doctorow died on July 21, 2015 at the age of 84.
  • He was famous for his novels ‘Ragtime’ and ‘Billy Bathgate’.
  • He was awarded with the National Humanities Medal, the National Book Critics Circle Award and both competitive and honorary National Book Awards.
  • His debut novel ‘Welcome to Hard Times’ was published in 1960.
  • In his 50 year long career, he has published around 12 novels, 2 books of short fiction.


  • V. Ramakrishna, the veteran Telugu playback singer remembered for the immortal song ‘Yedo, Yedo Annadi’ from the movie ‘Muthyala Muggu’ in 1975 has died on July 15, 2015 at the age of 68.
  • His voice made people think of the legendary singer Ghantasala Venkateswara Rao.
  • He made his debut as a singer in the film ‘Vichitra Bandham’ with the song that goes like this : ‘Vayase Oka Poolathota’.
  • He sang for the films are Muthyala Muggu’, Andala Ramudu’, Amaradeepam’, Sharada’ and the classic Alluri Seetharama Raju’.

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