Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Current Affairs 13 August, 2014

Current Affairs 13 August, 2014 : Govt lowers rain forecast but rules out drought, The MET department also said that El Nino was unlikely to affect the monsoon this year.

Slight improvement in Jaswant Singh's condition

Punjab boy who dodged ISIS now untraceable

Insurance bill headed for cold storage?

Woman hurls chappal at Ajit Pawar

No of militants comes down in J&K, says govt

With no LoP, govt in a spot over appointment of CIC

STATOISTICS: In India, driving an automobile is largely a male activity

Chargesheet in Aircel-Maxis case by August-end, CBI tells SC

Government to fight corruption with all its might: Modi

Organ Donation Day: Heartwarming stories of ordinary 
people and their extraordinary deeds

World organ donation day: Backroom boys who make the transplants possible

World organ donation day: Reduce costs to make the process easier

National donation database top priority, health minister Harsh Vardhan says

World Organ Donation Day: States, Centre must pool data on transplantation registry

CBI court rejects Lalu’s plea on fodder case trial

Women's rights flow from 'ancient traditions', says India at UN

"Respect for women and their rights flow from the ancient traditions of the Indian civilization and are now enshrined into the Constitution and laws of modern India," said an Indian official at the UN meet in Geneva.

Thambidurai all set to be elected Lok Sabha deputy Speaker unanimously : M Thambidurai of AIADMK is all set to be the deputy Speaker of Lok Sabha.

CBI probing Tata-Unitech link in 2G spectrum scam
The CBI on Tuesday informed the SC that it was investigating the allegation that Unitech got spectrum in 2008 during A Raja's tenure as telecom minister by hiding the fact that it was a front for the Tata group.

SC verdict on Modi-baiter Pradeep Sharma's plea on Wednesday : The Supreme Court will pronounce its decision on Wednesday on petitions filed by suspended Gujarat IAS officer Pradeep Sharma seeking transfer of five cases registered against him by state police to the CBI.

Ram Madhav, Bhupendra Yadav likely to be gen secys in Amit Shah's team : New BJP chief Amit Shah is busy finalising his team of office-bearers before the party gets into election mode for the forthcoming assembly polls later this year. The announcements are expected anytime now.
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Uma Bharti says Saraswati not a myth, starts hunt for river
The government has launched a fresh effort to unravel the ancient riddle about the existence of river Saraswati which finds reference in 'Vedic' texts.

Facing MPs' ire over long absence, Rekha returns to Rajya Sabha : Bollywood star of yesteryear Rekha quietly turned up in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday after facing scathing criticism from several MPs for giving proceedings a regular miss along with cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar.

Alleged sexual harassment of MP judge raised in Rajya Sabha
The alleged sexual harassment of a woman judge by a Madhya Pradesh high court justice was raised in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, with senior lawyer and nominated member KTS Tulsi demanding immediate action on her complaint.

For god's sake, uphold Parliament's dignity, President tells MPs : Even as Trinamool Congress and TDP members fought over a room in Parliament on Tuesday, President Pranab Mukherjee made an emotional appeal to MPs to maintain the dignity, honour and prestige of the House.

Arun Jaitley, Karan Singh and Sharad Yadav get outstanding Parliamentarian awards : It was rare sight on Tuesday evening as leaders of various parties mingled freely and admired each other without letting their deep-seated ideological differences play spoilsport.

Govt lowers rain forecast but rules out drought

Enforcement Directorate files 8 money laundering cases for MNREGA botch-up in UP

US ready to help new Iraqi leader
John Kerry has said that Haider al-Abadi could win more US military and economic assistance.

Egypt presents proposal to end war in Gaza
The monthlong Gaza war has killed more than 1,900 Palestinians, the majority of them civilians.

WHO backs use of experimental Ebola drugs in Africa

Islamabad turns into fortress before protests

Russian aid can enter with Red Cross: Ukraine

Publishers turn to crowd to find next bestseller

Lauren Bacall, Hollywood icon, dies at 89: Report

Obama urges calm after US teen's fatal police shooting

Hillary Clinton making amends with Obama after foreign policy critique

13 Indian workers stranded in Saudi Arabia to return soon

US gurdwaras meet to chart grassroots strategy

Drugs in basmati bags: PIO among 3 arrested in Canada

Singapore builds integrated dormitory for foreign workers

Obama urges calm after US teen's fatal shooting
Bomb wounds 22 in Pakistan

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