Sunday, July 13, 2014

Current Affairs 13th July, 2014

Current Affairs 13th July, 2014 : Tourism minister wants to end 'pub culture' : Union minister of state for tourism and culture Shripad Naik feels pub culture shouldn’t be used as a tonic for tourism.

319% jump in criminals escaping from police custody in 2013 : In a worrying sign for lock-up security and sheer laxity of policemen, the was a 319% jump in escape of criminals from police custody in 2013.

Coal cess to fuel Ganga rejuvenation plan : The Modi government will drive its ambitious Ganga rejuvenation plan with the cess on coal that goes into the National Clean Energy Fund [NCEF].

2 Thane boys among 18 Indians who joined ISIS : Two youths from Thane [near Mumbai] are part of the 18 Indians learnt to be fighting in Iraq and Syria and are being tracked by intelligence agencies.

Renuka Dam project picks up steam : With the Union government announcing completion of construction of Renuka dam in Himachal Pradesh on priority, the project, which had been hanging fire for the past several years, will finally pick up steam.

Private thermal plants, deficient monsoon trip power production : Power woes took a turn for the worse in the wake of a deficient monsoon which forced private thermal plants to scale down generation due to lack of coal.

Trapped in Gulf, desis rely on fake passports to return : There has been a jump at IGI airport in the number of cases of Indians working overseas who, desperate to reach home, have travelled with fake passports

Now, explore Ladakh without special permits : Indian tourists no longer require inner line permits to visit exotic and remote locales in Ladakh, including lakes immortalised by Bollywood blockbusters such as Three Idiots, Tashan and Dil Se.

Close shave for 168 as AI flight makes emergency landing at Pune airport : A total of 168 passengers and seven crew members on board Air India’s flight AI-853 from Delhi to Pune escaped unhurt when the flight made an emergency landing at the city’s Lohegaon airport on Friday night owing to a “technical snag”.

Haryana increases compensation for martyrs' kin : The Haryana government, on Saturday, opened its coffers to relatives of martyred para military or Central forces personnel and medicos working in the Haryana government.

Seven babies die in a day at Malda hospital : Seven newborns have died in Malda Medical College over the last 24 hours, triggering fresh controversy over the quality of healthcare at state-run hospitals in Bengal.

Cong wants me to lead Maharashtra polls: Pawar

No place for Bhujbal in Shiv Sena: Raut

Margaret Alva takes charge as Goa governor

Ram Naik likely to be UP governor

Uday Lalit never appeared for Amit Shah

Now, NIC unit’s employees under LTC scanner

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu

Senior journalist Jehangir Pocha dead

Now, a national body to upgrade skill of civil engineers

NHAI invites parallel bids as contingency to finish Gurgaon-Jaipur stretch

2 dozen UPA ministers quit their bungalows in Delhi

Archana flouting SC stay, working for CBI, Tamil Nadu says

Bhutan grabs dragon’s share of aid in Budget

Delhi locked in tight race to house BRICS Bank HQ

Chouhan’s tweet hailing MP’s performance leaves political tongues wagging

All votes in disputed Afghan runoff poll to be audited: John 
Kerry : "Both candidates have committed to participate in and stand by the results of the largest most possible audit," 

US Secretary of State John Kerry said.

Saddam deputy praises jihadist 'heroes'

UN warns Iraq of 'chaos' if no political progress

North Korea again test-fires missiles: Reports

France's Sarkozy hit by new phone tap leaks

Anthrax scare reveals more US lab safety problems

Manhattan condos are the new Swiss bank accounts

Tommy, ‘The Ramones’ punk band co-founder, dies at 65

Anthrax scare reveals more US lab safety problems

The world awaits the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, the latest in flying firepower

Three members of Indian-American family killed in US car crash

Appeal in US court against dismissal of lawsuit against Sonia Gandhi

Indian mathematician wins Polya Prize for solving knotty riddle

Indian-origin woman run over by truck in Australia

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