Friday, August 22, 2014

Current Affairs 22 August, 2014

Current Affairs 22 August, 2014 : With eye on China, India deploys Akash missiles in northeast, India has started deploying Akash missiles in the northeast to deter Chinese misadventure in the region.

Govt media blitz to boast of 100-day milestones

Come back home, Diggy urges Pawar

Haryana elections: BJP may go it alone

5-judge bench to hear Uttarakhand governor’s plea

Law minister calls meeting to discuss judicial reforms

Flood situation in UP grave, toll mounts to 89

Riot-scarred Saharanpur prays for peace as bypoll looms

With eye on China, India deploys Akash missiles in northeast

Shiromani Akali Dal, Congress workers clash during bypoll

A school toilet is not just about a loo

Redraw contours of engagement with Pakistan: Ex-RAW chief

Heckling of CMs a BJP conspiracy, Congress says

Boycott by CMs breaches constitutional propriety, BJP says

CBI team that cracked Aarushi case also probed Badaun 

CBI recovers 1 kg of gold from Rakesh Kumar’s locker

Release of film on Indira’s assassins stopped
Citing law and order concerns, the government on Thursday stalled the release of controversial Punjabi film ‘Kaum de Heere’ on former PM Indira Gandhi’s assassination.

23 killed as bus falls into river in Himachal Pradesh
Twentythree people were killed and 21 others injured when a private bus rolled into a 300-metre-deep gorge and plunged into river Baspa, near Ruturang village in Sangla valley of Kinnaur district, at 10.30 am on Thursday morning.

Pin valley residents threaten to seek Chinese help to improve infrastructure : Pin valley shares its border with China and a few villages here are located at distance of only a few minutes' walk from the border.

INLD declares 11 candidates in its second list for Haryana assembly polls : INLD released its second list of 11 candidates for the upcoming Haryana assembly elections, on Thursday.

HC notice to govt on 'No. 1 Haryana' ad campaign
Punjab and Haryana high court, on Thursday, issued notice to the Haryana government for allegedly releasing advertisements worth over Rs 100 crore, eulogizing chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in the name of public awareness.

CBI implicating our men in Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case, IB tells SC : Intelligence Bureau on Thursday filing an affidavit in the Supreme Court accusing the Central Bureau of Investigation of “implicating IB officers” in the case.
Current Affairs 2014
Centre looks at hi-tech mine detector to fight Maoists
The Union home ministry is looking at an advanced mine detection system used by western forces in Afghanistan to tackle IED threats in Left-wing extremism-hit areas.

Two Punjab high-stakes bypolls see good turnout
Amid firing of gun shots and allegations of bogus voting flying thick and fast, voters turned up in large numbers for the two by-elections at Patiala and Talwandi Sabo on Thursday.

Film on 1984 riots banned
The Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) has canned another film dealing with the turbulence of 1984. ‘Dilli 1984’, based on the anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, has not been certified on the grounds that the board could not even suggest cuts as the entire film was disturbing.

Punjabi film on Indira killing canned after MHA advisory
Punjabi film “Kaum De Heere”, based on the assassination of former prime minister Indira Gandhi and the lives of her two gunmen who killed her in 1984, will not be screened after Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) withdrew its certificate on Thursday.

Nirbhaya gang-rape case has hit tourism, Arun Jaitley says

How can PM's assassins be jewels: Former Punjab minister Laxmi Kanta Chawla

Sikh volunteers ready to perform sewa in Afghan gurdwaras

Thailand’s junta chief appointed PM by hand-picked House
Thailand’s coup leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha was appointed prime minister on Thursday by a legislature he hand-picked, giving the army chief a veneer of legitimacy even while the military presses on with efforts to silence its critics.

Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen': US
The Islamic State poses a greater danger than a conventional "terrorist group" and is pursuing a vision that could radically alter the face of the Middle East, US defense leaders said Thursday.

Malaysia in mourning as MH17 remains return home

Ukraine president pledges to 'talk peace' with Putin

US doctor beats Ebola, leaves hospital

Thailand’s junta chief appointed PM

ISIS video shows Yazidis being converted to Islam

US diplomats banned from Ice Bucket Challenge

US may expand operations against Islamic State in Iraq

US judge strikes down Florida gay marriage ban

Islamic State 'beyond anything we've seen': US

British human rights campaigner Helen Bamber dies

UK researchers confirm worrying increase in 'suicide tourism'

'Foley’s killer appears to be Briton'

Experimental Ebola drugs needed for up to 30,000 people

Two Indians plead guilty to massive healthcare fraud in US

US gurdwaras to launch campaign to improve Sikhs' image

Indian killed in a road accident in Oman

Top honour for Indian-origin woman in South Africa

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