Friday, July 18, 2014

Current Affairs 18 July, 2014

Current Affairs 18 July, 2014 :Proxy euthanasia common in India, Law or no law, euthanasia in a surrogate form is practised in India.

Govt puts border roads on fast track

PM Modi deploys deft diplomacy

India plans another Mars mission between 2017-20

Bihar govt to build 20 lakh toilets this year

Rane to quit govt, Cong-NCP in a fix before polls

Italy seeks US help to get marines freed

Soren blueprint to face drought

Proposal to win Bengali Hindus' confidence, says AIUDF

'China hydel projects not to affect NE water flow'

Government tells HC about refugee citizenship nod

Congress rebels' ultimatum to Sonia on Gogoi ouster

Citizenship nod to post '71 Bangladesh refugees

SpiceJet cancels Kabul flights following spate of attacks at airport there

Uma Bharati makes 34,000 MW power point

2 SSB battalions along India-Bhutan border soon

Child sale, a blot on government: Damodar

A day after the alleged child sale incident surfaced in the capital city, senior minister Damodar Rout described the incident as a "blot" on the state government.

Ram Naik to be sworn-in as UP Governor on July 22
Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Ram Naik will be sworn-in as the new governor of Uttar Pradesh in the Raj Bhawan here on July 22.

NTPC rings alarm bell: Less than 2 days of coal stock left
As electricity demand peaks due to sub-normal monsoon, state-owned NTPC has warned that power plants are running on very low coal stock of less than two days, prompting government to take steps to fix the crisis.

Dam levels in Tamil Nadu up as Karnataka, Kerala get rain
With the southwest monsoon picking up pace, catchments in Tamil Nadu received good rains, raising water levels in reservoirs and dams in the western belt.

Proxy euthanasia common in India
Law or no law, euthanasia in a surrogate form is practised in India. Instances of doctors scaling down medical intervention where patients have no chance of recovery aren't unheard of.

IAF choppers on standby for Uttarakhand
As heavy rains lashed Uttarakhand forcing a halt to the Char Dham yatra and with more rains forecast, the authorities have decided not to allow tourists and pilgrims to Gaurikund, Badrinath, Kedarnath and Gangotri.

No clue of culprits in Shanti Bhushan CD case: Delhi Police
The Delhi Police has failed to gather any evidence in a case relating to the controversial CD, containing purported telephonic talks among senior advocate Shanti Bhushan and politicians Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh.

Right-wingers question ICHR chief selection
Appointment of Y Sudershan Rao, a votary of ‘sanatan’ Hindu religion, as chairperson of the Indian Council of Historical Research has revived the old acrimonious debate between Marxists and saffron historians.

Mahatma Gandhi was a casteist, Arundhati Roy says
Booker prize-winning author Arundhati Roy, who has criticized Mahatma Gandhi for his “casteist tendencies” in the past, on Thursday went a step further saying it was time institutions named after the Father of the Nation were renamed.

Shiromani Akali Dal deploys its army to fortify Haryana gurdwaras
The stage is set for an eyeball to eyeball confrontation between the Amritsar-based Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) backed by Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the new Haryana gurdwara panel over the control of Sikh shrines in Haryana.

Israeli soldier, 11 Palestinians killed in Gaza ground offensive
Israel announced on Friday that a soldier had been killed, its first fatality since a Gaza ground offensive was launched the previous evening, and another two soldiers were wounded.

40 injured in TGV train crash in France

UN chief Ban urges Israel to spare civilians in Gaza

Chinese president woos Latin America with deals

Libyan militia: Ceasefire reached to end airport fightingA Libyan militia battling a rival armed group over control of the country's biggest airport is ready for a peaceful solution after five days of heavy fighting, a spokesman said on Thursday.
Israel charges 3 Jews over Palestinian teen murder

Japan to participate in Malabar exercise with India and US

The Falcon is the new Captain America

US calls for 'prompt' and 'unimpeded' probe of downed plane

Elaine Stritch, brash stage legend, dies at the age of 89

Malaysian Airlines crash: Britain asks for emergency UN meeting on Ukraine

Stephen Hawking admits 'I briefly tried to commit suicide’

MP Priti Patel appointed to Exchequer Secretary of UK

Operation by National Crime Agency digs out and arrests 660 pedophiles

Sikh man jailed by UK court for 5 years on kidnapping charges

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'

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