Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Current Affairs 16 July, 2014

Current Affairs 16 July, 2014 : Ashok Khemka may get role in Modi's PMO, IAS officer Ashok Khemka's annual confidential reports marked his overall performance 'outstanding'

BJP to stay with Sena in Maharashtra

Heavy rain warning in Uttarakhand, char dham yatra disrupted

TN Congress leaders step up protests over dhoti issue

Parliament passes Trai amendment Bill

Andhra CM Naidu in knots over capital

Mahanta does volte-face, withdraws resignation from AGP

AAP plans US-style fund-raiser dinner in Sangrur

SAD: Hooda's HSGPC move an attack on Sikh community

No move to replace Bajwa, Jakhar, says Shakeel Ahmed

Sharp rise in licence fee for plots in NCR-Gurgaon, Pinjore-Kalka areas

Outstation vehicles won't have free run in Shimla for long

Australia set to extradite Burundi student assault accused

Kailash Mansarover yatra could get quicker Kinnaur route

On 1st anniversary of Bihar midday meal tragedy, new report warns of future mishaps

Tibetan groups campaign to catch BRICS leaders' attention

HC upholds dismissal of women's commission chairperson

Himachal Pradesh High Court, on Tuesday, dismissed the 
petition filed by former chairperson of the State Women's Commission Dhaneshwari Thakur challenging the decision of the state government to remove her.

60% cut-off condition rankles Himachal Pradesh universities
The condition of a minimum requirement of 60% imposed by the state government has left private universities in the hill state worried as they have only filled 10% to 15% seats.

EC asks Haryana to shift poll-linked long-serving officers
Those posted in home district during the past four years will also be shifted.The ECI has directed that the chief secretary be apprised of the matter by August 5.

Drought fears recede as rains gather pace in July
Met officials expect steady rains for the rest of July, particularly in the parched regions of central and northwest India, which should somewhat ease worries over inflation.

Chinese choppers had intruded into Indian airspace: Govt
The government on Tuesday confirmed that two Chinese military helicopters had intruded into Indian airspace across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Uttarakhand on April 30 and June 13.

Most FDI bids pending since 2013, govt now eyes fast track
According to the draft guidelines, reviewed by home minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday, any delay in FDI approval must be explained and the reasons communicated in writing by the wing where it is held up.

Govt launches online clearance window for forest approvals
The online forest clearance system is the second such move of the environment ministry in its effort to ensure faster green approvals.

Govt slams Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed, seeks report
The government on Tuesday condemned scribe Ved Pratap Vaidik’s meeting with LeT chief and Mumbai attacks accused Hafiz Saeed.

Govt fast-tracks report on new UPSC exam pattern
Minister of state for personnel Jitendra Singh on Tuesday appealed to civil services aspirants agitating against the revised pattern and syllabus for Civil Services Examination to end their indefinite fast.

Vaidik was accompanied by Aiyar, Khurshid on Pak trip
Ved Pratap Vaidik, in the vortex of a political storm over his meeting with Hafiz Saeed, went to Pak on a supposed Track 2 dialogue, which was led by Cong leaders Manishankar Aiyar and Salman Khurshid.

Gaza rocket kills first Israeli

Israel resumed a punishing air campaign against Gaza on 

Tuesday after its Palestinian foe Hamas rejected a truce and fired dozens of rockets over the border, killing an Israeli for the first time.

Ukraine and Russia draw nearer to direct conflict

Libyan airport turns battlefield between rival militias

Turkey president approves Kurdish reform law

Kim Jong-un oversees rocket launches near S Korea border

Nigeria arrests Boko Haram 'butcher'

Pentagon says F-35 fighter jets not going to UK air show

Man claims kingdom so daughter can be princess

Tomorrow, Archie will die saving his gay friend

US plane with 168 passengers struck by lightning

Wales bans people from smoking in cars carrying children

Britain's cabinet undergoes major reshuffle

Diplomatic missions in Britain, including that of India found evading parking fine

UK govt has tools to manipulate online information: Leaked documents reveal

NRI industrialist Lord Paul assures help to child welfare project

Indian-origin woman found dead in swimming pool

Indian-American surgeon chosen for BBC lecture series

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

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