Saturday, August 16, 2014

Current Affairs 16 August, 2014

Current Affairs 16 August, 2014 : Cleanliness, girls' toilets top PM's concerns, Modi said he was not embarrassed to talk about toilets in his Independence Day speech.

PM's slogan: Zero defect, zero effect

PM pitches for 10-year moratorium on violence

Zero tolerance for fake encounters: Modi govt tells SC

Amit Shah hails I-Day as 'big day' for BJP

Jobless tailor hurls shoe at Punjab CM in Ludhiana

Assam-Nagaland border violence toll mounts to 11

Show thrown at Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal: Accused is AAP convenor

PM Modi inducts India's largest indigenously built warship INS Kolkata

The 'confident, self-made' man connects

Come and make in India, Modi tells investors

Stats affirm PM's stress on toilets

Modi breaks security cordon to shake hands with school kids

No bullet-proof glass but enough cover for Modi

Narendra Modi mobbed and feted at President's 'at home'

Maoists blast mine, injure two CRPF men in Chhattisgarh

Surprised to see dozens of parallel governments at the Centre: PM Modi, Modi said that he saw a system which was in deep disarray because of turf issues and because everyone thought that he had his own personal fiefs.

Narendra Modi speaks extempore and strikes a chord
Narendra Modi on Friday, delivering his first Independence Day speech as India's Prime Minister, made a significant departure from tradition.

Jan-Dhan Yojana: Savings on debit card transactions to pay for insurance cover, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ambitious 'Pradhanmantri Jan-Dhan Yojana', that seeks to provide Rs 1 lakh insurance with a bank account, will depend on the savings made through each card transaction to provide a risk cover.

Narendra Modi cites Nepal, asks youth to ditch terrorism, Naxalism : Modi on Friday invoked the example of Nepal, where Maoists have renounced the path of violence to join the mainstream, to exhort all misguided youth of the country to shun terrorism and Naxalism and opt for peace and brotherhood instead.

PM Modi to neighbours: We fought the Raj as one, now fight poverty, Modi's speech was translated simultaneously for the almost 150 foreign diplomats and ambassadors who attended the Red Fort event.

Rapes are a big shame, discipline your sons: PM Narendra Modi, In his first Independence Day speech as prime minister, Narendra Modi made a strong pitch for gender equality to improve India's sex ratio and bring down the number of rape cases.
Current Affairs 2014
Ecologists cheer Modi's 'zero defect, zero effect' slogan 
While exhorting industry to make India the manufacturing hub of the world, Modi said, "I am confident that we would achieve our goals if we carry our dream of manufacturing sector with zero defect and zero effect". 

Uttarakhand rains kill 17, tourists caught in chaos
Heavy rains since early Friday morning triggered landslides and house collapses in Uttarakhand, killing at least 17 people, including three minors, in different parts of the state.

After judicial revamp, NDA govt mulls big ticket electoral reforms : The government is awaiting word from the Law Commission which is finalising its report on electoral reforms.

Congress dismisses Modi's I-Day speech as pedestrian
Deputy leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha Anand Sharma said, "The PM spoke against religious confrontation but words have to be matched by action on the ground by BJP and RSS outfits. I hope they are listening."

Racial tension puts focus on Police States of America
Besides racism, the Michael Brown incident has now focused attention on the overt militarization of cops in America.

Pope beatifies Korean martyrs
These early Catholics were killed in the 18th and 19th centuries by the Joseon Dynasty, which tried to shut the Korean Peninsula off from Western influence.

Palestinians accuse Israel of violating Gaza truce

Boko Haram kidnaps 100, Chad frees most captives

Tens of thousands hold anti-PM rally in Pakistan

Texas governor Perry indicted for abuse of power

German secret service 'spied on Hillary Clinton': Reports

New York couple arrested in girls' kidnapping

Candlelight vigil marks 37 years after Elvis death

Texas governor Perry indicted for abuse of power

German secret service 'spied on Hillary Clinton': Reports

Dewani ‘fit to stand trial’ for murder of wife in South Africa

Indian jailed for 25 months in Singapore's Little India riots

Indian with malaria sent away from Liberian hospital, dies

V S Naipaul launches Chinese edition of his novel

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