Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Current Affairs 19 August, 2014

Current Affairs 19 August, 2014 : UP floods claim 41 lives, over 1,000 villages hit, The worst-hit districts are Bahraich, Shravasti, Gonda, Balrampur, Lakhimpur, Barabanki, Sitapur, Faizabad and Azamgarh.

SC rejects bail plea of Asaram Bapu

Militant killed in encounter in J&K

Don't solely rely on 'Modi wave': Gadkari to BJP workers

Floods kill 20 more in UP, Bihar

Jaya sacks Maitreyan from RS leader's post

Saradha case: Bengal minister, Aparna Sen quizzed

Amar Singh meets Mulayam again

Narendra Modi invites ideas from people on new Plan body

Reframe guidelines to review weapons licences during polls: Bombay HC

A visual journey through the history of Mayyazhi river

Three Cobra jawans injured in encounter with Maoists

Government to send 2,000 paramilitary men of Nagaland unit to fight Maoists in Bastar

What's common between Ahmed Patel and Nitin Gadkari? Both defaced Lutyens

Separatists slam move to call off talks

Bengaluru FC, Bopanna rise to Ice Bucket Challenge

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, villager injured
Pakistani troops on Sunday night resorted to heavy mortar shelling and fired with automatic weapons at 20 border outposts and civilian areas along the international border in Jammu sector, leaving a villager injured.

Toll collectors need to tender exact change or pay fine of Rs 10 lakh : Any agency collecting toll on behalf of NHAI would end up facing Rs 10 lakh fine, if it fails to give the exact change to commuters or offers something as substitute of change currency.

‘More doctors, not health centres, save lives’
States with more doctors have better healthcare indices than those with better infrastructure, data analysed by thinktank Swaniti reveals.

8 states report 71% of total infant deaths
The reason for children’s vulnerability to diseases and death is revealed by two key statistics. From one third to nearly half the infants aged 12 to 23 months don’t get fully immunized.

BKS Iyengar in critical condition: Doctor
Yoga guru BKS Iyengar continued to be in a critical condition at a city hospital on Monday. He was put on dialysis on Sunday due to renal insufficiency, a medical condition in which the kidneys fail to adequately filter waste products from the blood.
Current Affairs 2014
75% of schools lack decent science labs: Survey
More than three quarters of schools in the country do not have fully equipped science laboratories for students in class 11 and 12, a survey of 2.4 lakh secondary and senior secondary schools has found.

Varun Gandhi becomes a father
BJP MP from Uttar Pradesh and Union minister Maneka Gandhi's son, Varun Gandhi and his wife Yamini had a baby girl on Monday.

8 years on, CBI nabs conman who cheated Nafed of Rs 150 crore : The CBI has arrested a proclaimed offender who allegedly cheated National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation of India to the tune of nearly Rs 150 crore.

Two months and lot of efforts later, man’s body to arrive from Iraq : Twenty-three-year-old Satya Prakash from Jhoomabada village in Sikar district went from pillar to post to get the dead body of his elder brother, who died two months ago of heart attack at Najaf city of Iraq.

Intelligence on alert after Gujjar threat to revive protests
fter Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla gave an ultimatum to the state government to face a stir if the demand of 5% reservation to Gujjars is not met, the state intelligence wing is on high alert.

Censor board CEO held for accepting bribes to clear films quickly

Junking talks over separatist meet: Modi govt stops long-standing practice

Imran's bouncer to PM: Party MPs to quit Pak House
Khan, and the cleric Tahir ul-Qadri have called for Sharif to quit, accusing him of corruption and ballot-rigging during his landslide election victory last year.

Renewed truce in Gaza amid fear of more violence
An Israeli government official said Israeli delegates were still in Cairo pouring over details of a possible deal, although the parties had not yet agreed to a draft.

Iceland raises alert for volcano eruption to second-highest

Top model disappears in New York

Blast in China coal mine traps 29 miners

Syria's worst chemical arms neutralized: US

US aircraft hit 90 Isis targets in 3 days: Pentagon

Top model Ataui Deng who worked with big designers disappears in New York

Alabama family captures 15-foot alligator

Islamic State message to America: "We will drown all of you in blood"

Getty photographer detained in Ferguson

London tops Forbes list of the world's most influential cities in 2014

Scotland's pro-independence leader vows victory

UK home office ordered to pay £224m to US firm over scrapped e-borders deal

UK not to 'put boots on the ground' in Iraq

Indian killed in road accident in Dubai

More Indians likely to find domestic jobs in Middle East

Australia's Victoria state premier praises Indian community

Kashmiri-Americans to send fact-finding team to Kausar Nag

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