Monday, July 28, 2014

Current Affairs 28 July, 2014

Current Affairs 28 July, 2014 : Saharanpur riots: 20 held, curfew ‘strictly implemented’, An uneasy calm prevailed in violence-hit Saharanpur today where 20 people were arrested even as curfew and shoot-at-sight ord

ADMK’s Thambidurai to be deputy Speaker

Bigwigs skip Sonia Gandhi’s iftar

Scam-wary govt defers decision on naval copters

Takht steps in, hands reins back to SGPC

Now, women army officers to command units

Landslide claims 5 lives in Uttarakhand

While city burnt, mob set station afire on Ambala road

Tourists flock to Rohtang after snowfall

Azam faults RSS, BJP blames ISI

Sharif committed to normalization of ties: Pak envoy

Hepatitis C medicine being imported for Rs 1 crore

Saharanpur riots: SP faults RSS, BJP blames ISI

Whatever the process to appoint judges, men of character must handle it

3,600 EWS flats off list, Delhi government seeks to scrap 9,000 more

CWG Village flats may be auctioned soon

Plan afoot to run trams in Shimla, Dharamshala, Una
While the French government has already shown its keenness to introduce Rapid Transport System in Himachal Pradesh, the state urban development department is now gearing up to introduce trams in Shimla, Dharamshala and Una.

CPM demands audit of private universities
Alleging that private universities in Himachal Pradesh are minting money by indulging in gross financial irregularities, Himachal Pradesh unit of CPM on Sunday demanded audit to look into the functioning of all 16 private universities through the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India.

Air Force sports complex comes under RTI Act, says CIC
Air Force Sports Complex is a public authority under the Right to Information Act, a full bench of the Central Information Commission has held rejecting its contention that it was a private body.

Rajnath Singh briefs PM on UPSC row
After being tasked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to sort out the row over the Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam pattern, home minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday chaired a high-level meeting, attended by finance minister Arun Jaitley and MoS for personnel Jitendra Singh, to discuss the options.

Talk of Gadkari’s flat being bugged has Delhi abuzz
Reports alleging the recovery of bugging devices at Union minister Nitin Gadkari’s residence led to an intense round of speculation and confusion in political circles as well as the intelligence establishment on Sunday.

After 24 years, Lalu and Nitish in joint campaign
If politics is the art of survival, RJD boss Lalu Prasad and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar would be its most consummate artists.

US hospitals are fined millions for unethical acts, Indian ones go free : While more than six US hospitals have been fined millions of dollars for carrying out unethical practices, no action has been taken by the Indian govt for such acts.

NSUI chief to be elected by ballot system
Rahul Gandhi’s “democratization” formula is set to take another step forward with the Congress deciding that the chief of its students’ wing, NSUI, should be elected and not nominated.

NCP adamant on 50:50 seat-sharing in Maharashtra
Seat-sharing talks between Congress and Nationalist Congress Party are delicately poised with the Maharashtra outfit sticking to its demand that it be given a higher share in the coming assembly elections.

Soon, Wi-Fi services in urban areas, universities 
In a move to push IT based government interface with people and to make mobile connectivity easier, the Narendra Modi government has set the target to provide support to state governments and municipal bodies for launching wi-fi services in urban areas and universities.

Israel can lose on PR but not security: Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said every Palestinian civilian's death costs Israel in its fight for world opinion, but the Jewish state must not cede its security for the sake of public relations.

US worried about worsening Gaza conditions: Obama
President Barack Obama is telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States is growing more concerned about the rising number of civilian deaths in the Gaza war that is entering its third week.

Family of 5 shot dead in US, gun recovered

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Israel acknowledges mortar shell hit UN school

California lightning hits 14, 2 critically injured

Barack Obama to rename Africa programme for Nelson Mandela

US doctor in Africa infected with Ebola is stable

Seven sent back from Dubai for possessing invalid visas

Indian-origin 'chicken king' at centre of UK hygiene probe

Inquiry launched into Indian-origin boy's killing in Scotland

Britain's Indian-origin 'chicken king' in middle of factory health controversy

Political storm in Pakistan to kick-start after Eid

Wrecked Costa Concordia enters Italian port to be scrapped

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