Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Current Affairs 23 July, 2014

Current Affairs 23 July, 2014 : Narendra Modi uses 'Zero Hour' for idea exchange, Sources said the practice is a spill-over from when Modi was Gujarat chief minister.

BJP sets 'Mission 44' target for J&K polls

Will an isolated Rane quit electoral politics?

K V Thomas may head Public Accounts Committee

Missing Gowda holds up debate on rail budget in RS

Govt will consider reducing age of juvenile: Rajnath

Encephalitis toll rises to 102 in Bengal, 43 in Assam

Many happy returns: The world at your feet

Will outdo Singapore: KCR to businessmen

Untraceable implants adding to woes

Govt will not let our heads bow, Jaitley says on ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Congress says it has rightful claim to leader of opposition post

Congress finds office space shrinking in Parliament

Day after, Congress goes soft on rebels

Govt wants Commonwealth Games to be broadcast on DD News

Arun Jaitley, Modi's 'Mr Dependable' in Parliament

Lokpal selection process set to start next month

After initiating the procedure for selection of the new Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) and vigilance commissioner, the government is set to start the process for appointment of Lokpal chairperson and members in August.

UPA's top guns may be forced out of govt houses
At least two dozen former UPA ministers are now staring at forcible eviction from government bungalows for over-staying even after the deadline.

Hope for Lalu Prasad as Jharkhand HC quashes case against Jagannath Mishra : The Jharkhand high court quashed four cases of fodder scam against former Bihar chief minister Jagannath Mishra on grounds that he cannot be prosecuted for the same offence twice, rekindling hope for RJD chief Lalu Prasad at a critical time in his political career for exoneration on same grounds.

India accepts Australia's request to probe 157 boat refugees
India gave Australia a bit of a breather by agreeing to investigate whether some of the 157 boat refugees confined to their boat on Christmas Island are Sri Lankan Tamil refugees from a camp in Puducherry.

Rashtrapati Bhavan to get desi version of 'Tussauds'
India could get its desi version of the Tussauds with fibreglass statues of former Presidents showcased in a new museum to be opened for the public to mark President Pranab Mukherjee's two years in office.

UPA govt spent about 2,048 crore on publicity in three years
The magnitude of the expense can be gauged from the fact that it takes Rs 1,750 crore to set up an IIT and about Rs 1,000 crore to establish an IIM in the country.

4 of Amarnath yatra langar team die in fire
Four people from Punjab accompanying a group of pilgrims to Amarnath shrine in Jammu and Kashmir were killed in a fire on Tuesday.

MP IAS couple sacked sacked four years after I-T raids
Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday dismissed two IAS officers from service four years after an income-tax raid on their home unearthed disproportionate assets of Rs 41 crore and Rs 3 crore in cash.

Soldier killed in cross-border firing in Jammu
An Army soldier was killed in cross-border firing after an infiltration attempt was foiled along the India-Pakistan border at Pallanwala near Jammu on Tuesday.

Professor in dock for calling VC 'foolish' on Facebook
An associate professor of history at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has landed in trouble for calling the varsity's vice-chancellor Lt Gen Zamiruddin Shah "be aql", which roughly translates into "foolish, in a Facebook post and may be suspended for it.

More bodies possible at Ukraine crash site, officials say
Forensics officials raised the strong possibility that the remains of many victims still were buried in the wreckage.

No link to Russian govt in plane downing: US
Senior US intelligence officials said on Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian government involvement.

Boko Haram moves unopposed in Nigerian town

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

UN agencies call for actions against polio in Syria

Cameron calls on Europe to impose 'hard-hitting sanctions' on Russia

'I no longer talk to Obama': Turkish PM

No link to Russian govt in plane downing: US

YOLO, frape, hook-up enter dictionary

US courts deliver conflicting rulings on Obama healthcare law

US hospital to pay $190 million for rogue doctor filming patients

NRI to pay wife for causing her job loss

$320 monthly salary for Indian maids in Saudi Arabia

Indian-American CEO convicted for paying kickbacks

NRI man to pay Rs 50,000 monthly alimony to wife

Britain announces public inquiry into death of Russian 
dissident spy Alexander Litvinenko

Actor Rhys Ifans awarded damages in phone hacking case

Prince George starts walking ahead of first birthday

Online, girls fight 'everyday sexism'

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