Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Current Affairs July 15, 2014

Current Affairs July 15, 2014 : 72% of Indians fear border issue can spark China war, While a majority of Indians [62 per cent] see Pakistan as a big threat, almost an equal number list both China [30%] and al-Q

Trinamool seeks rollback of rail fare hike

LS passes Trai Bill, TMC, NCP side with govt

Centre and Tamil Nadu spar over IPS officer in SC

Maharashtra behind MP in prisoner escapes

PDP walks out of LS over Gaza attacks

BJP leaders condole Giriraj Kishore's death

Won’t protest Modi’s visit to Pakistan: Hafiz Saeed

BJD members walk out of LS over Polavaram dam

BJP leaders condole Giriraj Kishore’s death

Congress demands white paper on weeding out files

Global jihad attracts Indian youths

All-party meet likely to tweak Judicial Appointments Commission Bill

Juvenile murderers, rapists could be tried as adults

Ancient caste system worked well, ICHR head says

Hunt for glory takes Indian jihadis to a bigger theatre

UPA govt brought 61 ordinances during its two terms: Naidu
Govt has defended move to bring an ordinance to facilitate the appointment of former Trai chairman Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to Prime Minister.

UP Raj Bhavan for Ram Naik, Ahmedabad for OP Kohli
The President appointed five governors on Monday with senior BJP leader and former Union minister Ram Naik named Uttar Pradesh governor succeeding B L Joshi.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda broke rules, paid chopper pilots Rs 63 lakh: CAG
A Comptroller and Auditor General [CAG] report has blamed the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government for giving undue financial benefits to them and pointed out irregularities in the functioning of the Haryana civil aviation department.

Only destroyed files identified by UPA: Rajnath
The government on Monday sought to put the onus on the previous UPA regime for the controversy over destroying 11,100 home ministry files.

India undertakes final negotiations for mega fighter deal amid hectic lobbying
India is quietly continuing its final negotiations for acquiring 126 French Rafale fighters in the almost $20 billion MMRCA project.

Over 5,400 bank officials face action for irregular loan waiver
The government has initiated action against more than 5,400 bank officials related to irregularities in the agricultural debt waiver scheme.

SC wants roadmap for DNA profiling of all unclaimed bodies
The Supreme Court on Monday pressed the Centre for a roadmap on mandatory DNA profiling of all unclaimed bodies to ascertain if they were of missing persons.

Cong’s opposition to Trai Act amendment seen as kneejerk
There is a view that Congress picked an issue with limited relevance to take on the government and the party’s isolation in Lok Sabha where the amendment sailed through on Monday only strengthened the sentiment.

Congress alleges Vaidik-Saeed meeting at govt’s behest
The Congress on Monday alleged the involvement of Prime Minister's Office in the meeting of journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik with 26/11 attack mastermind and JuD Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan.

Backlog piles up as disposal rate of info commissioners comes down
Despite a backlog of over 24,000 cases, the Central Information Commission [CIC] appears to have slowed down in its hearings.

UK foreign minister William Hague stepping down
Hague, who was first elected to the House of Commons in 1989, also said he would leave Parliament at the next election.

Egypt proposes Israel-Gaza ceasefire

The late-night offer by Egypt marked the first sign of a breakthrough in international efforts to end the conflict.

Bodies found near Baghdad as rebels fight each other

Vote deal will work, Afghan candidate Ghani says

Poor planning fuels chaos in Pak's North Waziristan

Ukraine clashes kill 15 civilians, Putin talks nixed

Kerry hunkers down for 'lengthy' Iran N-talks

Tomorrow, Archie will die saving his gay friend

US plane with 168 passengers struck by lightning

7 small earthquakes shake central Oklahoma: US Geological Survey

3 killed in US shooting in south California

Indian-origin woman found dead in swimming pool

Indian-American surgeon chosen for BBC lecture series

Three members of Indian-American family killed in US car crash

Appeal in US court against dismissal of lawsuit against Sonia Gandhi

Lion-ripped jeans is Japan’s new wild fashion statement

Nadine Gordimer, South African Nobel-winning author who took on apartheid, dies

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