Thursday, July 17, 2014

Current Affairs 17 July, 2014

Current Affairs 17 July, 2014  : Modi meets Putin, invites him to visit Kudankulam, PM Narendra Modi met Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil

Typhoon Rammasun may impact monsoon: Experts

BJP endorses TMC demand for Vivekananda statue

Govt mulls amending host of labour laws

BJP makes membership free for dalits in UP

Another NCP leader to join Shiv Sena, is Bhujbal next?

Delhi Police planted chip in my body: Terror accused

Shivraj Singh Chouhan meets Amit Shah with Tomar by his side

Haryana Sikh leaders excommunicated

12 people killed in J&K accidents

BSF constable killed in crossborder firing

Katra-bound train gets stuck in a tunnel

Sudershan Rao’s appointment as ICHR chief raises brows

Southern states more urbanized than rest: Govt

NGOs received Rs 11,838 cr in 2012-13, many under scanner

Cabinet secretariat seeks monthly progress reports from all departments

Vahanvati knew about spectrum decisions: Raja
Former Union telecom minister A Raja who is on trial in the 2G scam case told a court on Wednesday that then solicitor general GE Vahanvati was kept in the loop about the decisions regarding spectrum allocation.

I want NCW on par with NHRC: ​Maneka
Women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi has her priorities worked out. She proposes to make the National Commission of Women more effective and already sent it to the law ministry besides uploading it on the internet to seek views from the public. Unless NCW gets teeth, women will not get justice, she told TOI in an exclusive interview.

Agitating civil service aspirants end fast after govt’s assurance
A final decision will be taken on the basis of the report of the three-member panel, expected within a week or 10 days, as well as the UPSC’s views on the matter.

Women panel backs harsher punishment for juvenile criminals
The government found support from the National Commission for Women (NCW) which favoured treating juveniles guilty of heinous crimes on par with adults.

Missing Kalyan youths probe: 43 suspects, eight former SIMI men questioned
Investigation agencies probing the disappearance of four Kalyan youths in Iraq, have grilled more than 51 persons, including eight former SIMI activists, to find out if they had indoctrinated the youths to become jihadis

Budget an extension of UPA policies: Congress
The Congress on Wednesday said the NDA government’s maiden budget only sought to extend UPA’s policies and initiatives, and lacked the vision and direction to match the hyped up pre-election promises of the BJP.

Gujarat woman shares home with 2,000 bats
hantaben Prajapati, 70, living in Rajpura village in Mehsana, has some rather strange guests at home.

Khemka meets CAG, wants name cleared in warehousing tender issue
IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had exposed several irregularities in the land deals of Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s son-in-law Robert Vadra in Haryana, has urged Comptroller and Auditor General Shashi Kant Sharma to get his name cleared in the Haryana Warehousing Corporation issue before his central deputation.

Jaya to bring in law to end dhoti bias in clubs
Jayalalithaa said the denial of entry to Justice D Hariparanthaman for wearing dhoti was an insult to Tamil civilization and culture.

Shoestring budget for new Andhra Pradesh capital?
Notwithstanding the fact that the TDP fought the 2014 polls in alliance with the BJP, not much money can be expected from government of India for constructing the new capital of Andhra Pradesh.

US, EU stiffen sanctions against Russia
The new blows against Russia deepened the most serious standoff between Moscow and the West since the end of the Cold War.

US sentences British men over Taliban support

Typhoon leaves at least 27 dead in Philippines

US using all means to get Israel ceasefire: Obama

Dutch liable over 300 Srebrenica deaths

US using all means to get Israel ceasefire: Obama

US sentences British men over Taliban support

Rupert Murdoch still eyeing Time Warner after rejection

Rupert Murdoch said to have made offer for Time Warner

Indian bestowed 'Preacher of the Nation' title at Dubai Ramzan Forum

Indian film producer and family found dead in Dubai

Indian-American boy to play Mowgli in Disney's 'Jungle Book'

Priti Patel, Modi supporter, is UK minister

AIDS can be brought 'under control by 2030

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