Friday, July 25, 2014

Current Affairs 25 July, 2014

Current Affairs 25 July, 2014 : Congress, NCP ready to sever ties over seats, Under the existing formula, the Congress is to contest 174 seats and NCP 114. But the NCP has demanded 144 seats, which the C.

Modi to visit Nepal in August

UPSC to go ahead with prelims exam

Mithun questioned on Saradha links

CAG Shashi Kant Sharma on UN board of auditors

66% of accident fatalities at level crossings

Govt plans Counter-Terrorism Academy

Left, Cong unaware of Bengal governor’s swearing-in

Army foils infiltration bid in Jammu & Kashmir

Omar Abdullah blames 'some people in New Delhi' for lack of progress on AFSPA

No new VIP security duties for NSG

Alliance will break if NCP insists on 144 seats: Prithviraj Chavan

Centre rushes to SC to allow 80 private medical colleges admit students

Babus rue being flooded with 'routine' letters

Indian family abducted in Libya

Sweeping changes in Essential Commodities Act on anvil to check food prices

Congress frowns upon BJP leader's criticism of Sania Mirza
Congress on Thursday slammed a BJP leader's criticism of the decision to appoint tennis player Sania Mirza as brand ambassador of Telangana, saying it was unfortunate that such statements were being made.

Narayan Rane meets Rahul Gandhi with grievances
A week after submitting his resignation to chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, industries minister Narayan Rane on Thursday knocked on the doors of Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, seeking his intervention to redress his grievances, particularly those against chief minister Prithviraj Chavan.

Patients have a right to their medical records, says CIC
Patients have a right to get their medical records from hospitals, both public and private, Central Information Commission has directed, ordering disclosure of information to a former RAW official.

BJP, RSS leaders discuss new team, better coordination
Almost the entire top RSS leadership except its chief Mohan Bhagwat was present at the meeting.

Congress, NCP ready to sever ties over seats
The fate of decade-old alliance between the Congress and NCP hangs in balance with chief minister Prithviraj Chavan and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar drawing swords over sharing seats for assembly polls, threatening to break ties if there is “no respectful settlement”.

BJP looks to consolidate gains in Maharashtra, to seek half of assembly seats : Buoyed by the 23 seats it won in the Lok Sabha polls, BJP is set to seek a 50:50 seat sharing arrangement with ally Shiv Sena that will reset the terms between the long-standing saffron partners.

Bureaucrats who don't file property returns will not get central deputation : Bureaucrats who fail to file their annual immovable property returns will not be empanelled for central deputation in the year of default.

Strategic airlift and nostalgia headed for Delhi, in one package : When this C-17 Globemaster-III touches down in New Delhi on July 28, there will be a surprise package in the gigantic aircraft's belly.

Pay in dollars on domestic airlines flying abroad
If you shop on board domestic airlines operating on international routes, you must pay either in US dollars or in the currency of the destination country.

Not possible to get black money from abroad in our life-time, BJP MP says : BJP MP Nishikant Dubey waded into controversy on Thursday when he appeared to criticize one of Narendra Modi government's initiatives to bring back black money.

Ukrainian prime minister announces resignation
"I am announcing my resignation due to collapse of the coalition and blocking of govt initiatives," he said.

Gaza blockade: Over $100m in aid stuck
Under the 1993 Oslo Accords between the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Israel, a Palestinian National Authority (PNA) was set up to govern Palestinian areas of West Bank and Gaza. In 2005, Israel withdrew its forces and settlers from Gaza.

Toll sparks debate on civilians as human shields

West becoming less sympathetic to Israel: UK

Ex-Pak CJ slaps Rs 20bn defamation suit on Imran

New clashes in Libya kill at least 9, toll crosses 50

Eight killed in Afghanistan market blast

Obama, Netherlands' Rutte agree more sanctions needed on Russia

Minnesota man asked to leave Southwest flight after critical tweet

US execution takes 2 hours, stirs row

Arizona execution takes nearly 2 hours, inmate gasps for 90 minutes

India funds creches for Tamils of Indian origin in Sri Lanka

Indian accused of stalking women in Australia

NRI economist sets up Gandhi statue trust in UK

NRI scientists express willingness to work in India: Government

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