Sunday, July 20, 2014

Current Affairs 20 July, 2014

Current Affairs 20 July, 2014 : BJP’s UP sweep is now IIM-Lucknow ‘case study’, The researchers said they were impressed by BJP’s sweep of UP and sought their guide’s permission to study the organizational

Youth killed in J&K anti-Israel protest

Nitish Kumar still wields clout in JD[U]

Jaya writes to PM against Sanskrit week celebration

Nitin Gadkari's U-turn on separate Vidarbha state

Blow as key Rane aide in Thane joins Sena

Left parties sweep Tripura panchayat polls

The world at your feet — starting over mid-career

‘Forcing ventilator on dying is assault’

Bird-hit damages plane engine, narrow escape for fliers

BJP denies poll talks between Shah, Bhagwat

Doctor who: With MCI downgrading diploma and cutting PG seats, shortage of specialists is set to get worse

'Muslim yogi' set to emulate Vivekananda

High court dismisses Gujarat judge who tried her own husband

Despite discounts in tickets, Indians shun Malaysia Airlines

Prime Minister’s relief fund to follow Gujarat model

Supreme Court eases norms for SCs/STs’ promotions
The Supreme Court has revived relaxed standards for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe government employees in departmental competitive and promotion examinations.

MLA Sita can’t claim immunity in bribe case: CBI to Supreme Court : The CBI has told the Supreme Court that Jharkhand Mukti Morcha MLA Sita Soren could not claim immunity from prosecution for allegedly accepting bribe to vote in Rajya Sabha elections like her father-in-law Shibu Soren in the 1993 JMM MPs bribery case.

Rane targets CM Chavan, Uddhav again, says no plan to float new outfit : Controversial industries minister Narayan Rane on Saturday targeted chief minister Prithviraj Chavan again, saying the Congress had been completely wiped out in the Lok Sabha polls owing to his poor leadership.“It was the worst ever performance in the history of the Congress, and Chavan alone should be blamed for the humiliating defeat. The CM has failed to provide leadership to the Congress. Twice I brought all these issues to the notice of the Congress high command,” Rane said in his hometown Kankavli in Sindhudurg district.

Monsoon deficit reduces sharply, down from 41% to 15%
Punjab and Haryana, which received the first monsoon rains of the season on Friday, continued to get moderate to heavy rainfall in most places, bringing cheer to farmers as it is good for paddy, widely grown in the two states.

Delhi Congress parades MLAs, rubbishes split
In a fresh twist in the political soap over government formation in Delhi, Congress on Saturday paraded all eight of its MLAs in an effort to counter speculation of split while BJP leaders insisted all options remain open and that Congress's show of strength was an attempt to shore up a divided house.

RTI query: Has the SPG become a Hindu outfit?
Has the SPG — tasked with protecting the Prime Minister and his family — recruited people from only a specific community or religion after the assassination of former PM Indira Gandhi?

Swank U: Now, the campus beats the mall
Institutions, which used to fixate only on a redoubtable academic record, are now spit-shining their campuses, and loading them to the teeth with worldly frills.

Doctors back right to die, want say in Supreme Court hearing
The ISCCM has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to be impleaded as a party in the case on withdrawal of life support to terminally ill patients.

Badaun girls’ graves under Ganga waters, CBI fails to exhume bodies : A rising Ganga has inundated the site where the graves of the two Badaun sisters lie, and it’s unlikely that CBI will be able to exhume the bodies today.

BJP’s UP sweep is Lok Sabha now IIM-Lucknow ‘case study’
They have been cracking case studies of M&As in class. Now, students of IIM-Lucknow are studying “acquisition” of a very different kind. Their subject of interest now: How the BJP swept the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh with the party bagging 73 out of the 80 seats that helped it gallop to Parliament.

Israelis destroy Hamas tunnels in Gaza : Israeli soldiers uncovered 34 shafts leading into about a dozen underground tunnels, some as deep as 30 metres [yards], that could be used to carry out attacks.

Bombings in Baghdad kills 27 people: Report

Gunmen kill 21 Egyptian guards near Libya

Tunisia orders crackdown after militants kill 14 soldiers

19 boat migrants die, thousands rescued: Italy

Pakistan economy improved despite terrorism

US jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6 billion in damages

Glee’ loses UK court battle, may have to change name

High winds push growing Washington state wildfire

CNN pulls reporter out of the Middle East after 'scum' tweet

Sushma exhorts NRIs to assist in India's progress

NRI industrialist conferred with honorary doctorate in UK

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

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

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