Thursday, August 21, 2014

Current Affairs 21 August, 2014

Current Affairs 21 August, 2014 : Congress CMs wary of sharing dais with PM Narendra Modi, Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan will not share stage with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for foundation laying ceremony of Nag.

BJP sold false dreams, Sonia says

Uttar Pradesh flood death toll rises to 80

SC had ordered toilets in all schools in 2012

Now, Aiyar says Modi should be sent to ‘seashore’

Did ISI threat force Hurriyat’s hand in 2005?

Centre rubbishes Assam CM's charge on border violence

Mars orbiter mission spacecraft readies to hide behind Red Planet

Young diabetics ignore health, risk organ failure

Our troops have not allowed Chinese to encroach: Jaitley

Dreams sold by Congress appear as nightmare to people: BJP

Badaun sisters were not raped, forensic report says

CBI expands probe in chit fund scam

Makers of Punjabi film bribed Rakesh Kumar: CBI

Uttarakhand governor refuses to quit, challenges Modi govt in SC

Border tension: Minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju to meet Assam, Nagaland CMs

Power equipment imports huge source of black money: SIT
Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team on black money has said over-invoicing of power equipment imports was an easy way of generating black money in India.

Monsoon takes a break, revival unlikely for a week
The India Meteorological Department defines ‘break’ in the monsoon as three or more consecutive days of rains being way below normal in the ‘core monsoon zone’ — a swathe that runs across most of central India.

Centre, Assam indulge in blame game over border violence
The Centre and the state government have locked horns over the recent Assam-Nagaland border violence, with each trying to put the blame on the other.

Assam cops fire at mob trying to attack police station, 2 killed
Two people were killed and at least seven were injured in Golaghat town in Assam on Wednesday after police fired to stop an armed mob of thousands from attacking a police station.

World won’t wait for you, PM Narendra Modi tells laggard DRDO : Narendra Modi has directed the DRDO to ensure delivery of cutting-edge weapon systems to the armed forces in time to keep India ahead in the national security arena.
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Javadekar vows to make film certification simpler
I&B minister Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday said that processes for certification of films will be made simpler to eliminate corruption.

Panel formed to overlook FCI revamp
The food ministry has constituted a high- level committee to suggest an overhaul of Food Corporation of India as part of its plan to reduce wastage and check food prices.

Govt hopes to reduce food subsidy burden by Rs 23,400 crore annually : Food ministry’s estimate shows that the govt's food subsidy bill would reduce substantially in the current financial year because of decline in wheat procurement and its move to sell excess wheat stocks in the open market.

Azam an important pillar of Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav says : Clearing the air on two uncles on one day, chief minister Akhilesh Yadav first said Azam Khan was an indispensible pillar of the Samajwadi Party, and added the BJP was more concerned about the other uncle, Amar Singh, than the SP leadership itselfs.

Pak envoy justifies talks with separatists; India disagrees
With Abdul Basit justifying consultations with separatist leaders, the Narendra Modi government said there were only two stakeholders in the dispute — India and Pakistan.

Govt seeks AG’s opinion in Shankaracharya case

Army chief pays homage to jawan

Eye on Dragon, Vietnam renews lease of Indian oil blocks in South China Sea

US military tried, but failed to rescue James Foley

Foley was executed by Islamic State militants in revenge for US air strikes in Iraq.

US official: More airstrikes in Iraq
American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic 
State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional US troops to Baghdad.

Experimental Ebola drugs needed for up to 30,000 people

UN chief condemns American journalist's killing

US offers $30 million in search for Haqqani leaders

Fareed Zakaria hit again with plagiarism charges

Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief

Obama unlikely to deepen Iraq military involvement, say US officials

Shock and horror after Islamic State beheads American journalist

'Foley’s killer appears to be Briton'

Experimental Ebola drugs needed for up to 30,000 people

British national may have beheaded US journalist James 

Foley, David Cameron breaks holiday

British police find illegal immigrants from 'Kashmir'

Indian killed in a road accident in Oman

Top honour for Indian-origin woman in South Africa

Diaspora meets to be held at Bahrain, London

Indian gets prestigious research grant under Obama initiative

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