Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Current Affairs 29 July, 2014

Current Affairs 29 July, 2014 : Legal eagles, ministers on one page, want SC collegium junked, Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is learnt to have said that “the government respects the independence of the judiciary 

Govt allays drought fears as monsoon deficit reduces

‘Midday meal lacks in protein’

Modi misled LS on power in Gujarat: Cong

One Union minister to visit BJP office every day

Amit Shah to visit Lucknow on August 19

Involve international players too for war memorial: PM

50 Gujaratis off to Israel to study community living

Bihar BJP MPs’ want family members to fight assembly bypolls

Sudipta Sen's cash pile may be over Rs 2,500cr: Enforcement Directorate

Gujarat pushes books by RSS man in schools

Railways told to pay for pantry car overcharging

Top LeT man held, terror strike foiled

Haryana gurdwara panel stakes claim to SGPC assets

Medak bus tragedy: Toll rises to 17

CM orders judicial probe into denotification scam

NMC accelerates to push Gadkari's ethanol-run bus
In the first sign that the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) is going ahead with the ethanol-run buses mooted by union road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari, a proposal has been prepared by mayor Anil Sole asking the municipal commissioner to implement the project. As per the note, the grand flag-off is planned on August 9.

Six-day police custody for Wasankar, family
Prashant Wasankar, brother Vinay and brother-in-law Abhijeet Chaudhary, arrested on Sunday for allegedly duping large number of investors of crores of rupees through dubious investment schemes, were on Monday remanded to police custody for six days by a special court hearing cases under Maharashtra Protection of Interest of Depositors Act (MPID), 1999.

AIADMK mulls deputy speaker offer to Thambidurai
The NDA government's decision to offer the deputy speaker post to AIADMK leader M Thambidurai has put chief minister J Jayalalithaa in a dilemma. If she accepts the post, the AIADMK will be left without a strong floor leader in the Lok Sabha. So the AIADMK is doing a double think.

Jaya grants Rs 50 lakhs reward for gold medallist
Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Monday announced a reward of Rs 50 lakh to Satish Kumar Sivalingam, who won a gold medal in weightlifting at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Sunday night. Satish, 22, lifted a total of 328kg (149+179) to pip the 2010 CWG gold medallist Ravi Katulu, who had to be content with a silver medal.

Lathi-charge in Belgaum village triggers political storm in Maharashtra : The latest row involving Marathi people and Karnataka authorities in Belgaum district, where people in a village were lathi-charged by the police following protests over the removal of a board saying ‘Maharashtra Rajya’ on Sunday, set the political mercury soaring ahead of the assembly election even as Monday saw demonstrations along the border region. Authorities took preventive measures such as suspension of inter-state bus services.

Science Express to chug 17,000 km, create awareness on biodiversity : The Science Express Biodiversity Special train, an innovative exhibition on wheels that will cover 57 locations across the country in the next 194 days, showcasing India’s biodiversity, was flagged off from Delhi on Monday.

Rashtriya Gokul Mission set up for development of indigenous cow breed : The Centre on Monday announced a nationwide scheme - ‘Rashtriya Gokul Mission’ – to protect the “indigenous breed” of cows and set aside Rs 150 crore for it during the current financial year.

Mission in Tripoli asks Indians to leave Libya
As fighting escalates in Libya, the Indian mission in Tripoli has asked all Indian nationals to leave the country immediately using “all available means''. According to the government, there are about 4,500 Indians registered with the mission.

Cops kills two before shooting self in J&K
 A police constable shot dead two sisters before turning his service rifle on himself at Kalakote in Jammu & Kashmir’s Rajouri district on Monday.

Vellore youth lifts TN to golden glory
The pressure was on, but Satish Sivalingam didn't flinch. The 23-year-old Vellore weightlifter's composure at the Clyde Auditorium in Glasgow on Sunday night won him the 77kg gold in the Commonwealth Games, the first by a Tamil Nadu participant in this year's event. It was India's sixth gold and shooter Jitu Rai followed it up with a seventh on Monday to push India to fourth in the points' tally.

Brazil president condemns Israel's 'massacre' in Gaza
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Russia violated nuclear treaty: US
The Obama administration is accusing Russia of violating a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach a "very serious matter."

Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee

Nigeria isolates hospital in Lagos as Obama briefed on Ebola outbreak

Brazil president condemns Israel's 'massacre' in Gaza

US, major EU states call for Libya ceasefire, UN role

South Korean teens tell how they were left to escape ferry

Republican lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian

US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

US calls on Iran to free American reporter

Israel-Palestine conflict spills over in UK streets

Staff shortage sparks baggage delays at Gatwick, flyers fret

Britain to make drinking alcohal for pregnant women a 
criminal offence

Present level of funding for antibiotic research in the UK ' inadequate', says study

Indian-origin boy's death to be independently probed in Scotland

Skype helps 12-year-old NRI girl learn Bharatanatyam from Mysore

Seven sent back from Dubai for possessing invalid visas

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

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