Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Current Affairs 30 July, 2014

Current Affairs 30 July, 2014 : Rahul a 'strategy consultant', Modi a 'social worker', Rahul Gandhi’s strategies may not have worked for the Congress in last elections, but in his declaration to the Lok Sabha

PM Modi calls for ‘per drop, more crop’

Angry Shia protesters greet Akhilesh Yadav

CBI to seek shield against RTI for its graft-tainted

TMC split over HC order on CID probe into Tapas remark

'India should not participate in defence meet in Lanka'

Left parties form grand alliance in Bihar

Despite SC nod, Morbi gasps in post-Modi Gujarat

Ex-judges shouldn't be made governors, lawyers say

11 Indians caught in Turkey for using forged UK visas

Transport-related ministries to meet today for connectivity, links religious places

21 die, 59 injured in 2 Shimla bus accidents

Railway zones, divisions to be ranked for food quality, cleanliness

MP govt to slap NSA to stop sex determination tests

Lalu, Nitish seal deal over telephone

Hostilities melt on border as BSF, Pak Rangers celebrate Eid

Delhi HC had red flagged CSAT in 2013
The Delhi high court had red flagged errors in the current Civil Services Aptitude Test examination conducted by UPSC but left it to the central government to rectify these.

No end to Naidu's capital woes, rethinks on Vijayawada
The confusion over the location of the new capital of Andhra Pradesh has deepened with chief minister Chandrababu Naidu having second thoughts on the Vijayawada-Guntur-region following a thumbs down from the K C Sivaramakrishnan Committee.

States with ready land may get first lot of smart cities
States which have land “readily available” for developing new sub-cities may get the first lot of smart cities for which Centre would provide financial assistance.

Bhatt complains of fake profile used to cheat
Film director-producer Mahesh Bhatt has alleged that a fake profile, created on a social networking site under his name, is being used to cheat aspiring actors by promising them roles in movies.

Lack of judges, courtrooms stifles justice delivery
Justice delivery has been hamstrung under successive governments for want of resources to provide enough courtrooms to accommodate the existing sanctioned strength of judges in high courts and subordinate judiciary.

Week later, Rane yet to meet Sonia
A week after industries minister Narayan Rane quit the cabinet to protest against the leadership of chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, his fate still hangs in the balance. Neither has the CM taken a decision on his resignation nor has Congress president Sonia Gandhi summoned him to discuss the issues raised by him.

Chavan hints at giving ally NCP some more seats
Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan indicated on Tuesday that the Congress may give the NCP a few more seats than it had contested in the last election but would not agree to the 50:50 seat-sharing formula demanded by the ally.

‘Not all nurses keen to return from Libya’
With the war in Libya intensifying, scores of nurses from Kerala have called Non-Resident Keralite Affairs (Norka) office here seeking evacuation from the conflict zone.

One-man-show policy puts Congress in a spot
The rebellion by senior Haryana minister Ajay Yadav and the controversy over the appointment of ‘family retainers’ as information commissioners has put the focus back on Bhupinder Singh Hooda and the diminishing returns of the Congress policy of putting all its eggs in the chief minister’s basket.

Haryana power minister resigns, rips into Hooda's regional bias : The 55-year-old Congress MLA from Rewari alleged bias in matters of development and recruitment and criticized the controversial induction of members of commissions and statutory bodies.

21 Palestinians killed as Israel pounds Gaza
Israeli fire killed at least 21 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip as the Jewish state said it targeted Islamist militants at dozens of sites across the coastal enclave.

Israeli strikes ahead of truce talks kill 2 children
Fresh Israeli bombardments rocked Gaza in the early hours of Wednesday, killing two children, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire.

US, Europe impose new sanctions on Russia

Obamas get emotional at Malia leaving for college

4 charged with murder of Chinese student in US

Australia issues arrest warrants over Syria severed head photos

German cops arrest teenager after synagogue attack

Four charged with murder in death of Chinese student in US

US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

4 charged with murder of Chinese student in US

No Fukushima radiation in tests off US West Coast: Scientists

Indian returns lost purse filled with 25,000 dirhams in UAE

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

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