Sunday, August 24, 2014

Current Affairs 24 August, 2014

Current Affairs 24 August, 2014 : UPA pressured me to drop names from reports: Ex-CAG, Vinod Rai, who was from the Indian Administrative Service, said UPA functionaries roped in even his colleagues to persuade  him to leave out names.

Maharashtra governor transferred to Mizoram

RSS unaccountable organization: Mayawati

India, Japan will upgrade talks to ministerial level

AI Express offers baggage discount

Akhilesh slams Jaitley on rape remarks

Rivers flowing close to danger levels in Bihar, UP

UPSC preliminary exam underway

Indian Mujahideen men used social networking sites for communication, Delhi Police say

Seven wagons of Konkan Railway train derail

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, targets 25 BSF posts in J&K

Govt seeks fresh information about Himalayan ski village project

HC adjourns hearing on plea against Virbhadra's acquittal

US court allows service of summons on Manmohan's 
daughter in rights violation suit

Shiv Sena MLA Gholap banned from contesting polls

BSF on alert in Punjab following ceasefire violation by Pak in J&K

It's 'party time' in Haryana
With assembly elections round the corner, the number of parties is set to swell again as the state Election Commission receives at least two fresh applications every day.

After 157 years, mortal remains of 282 Indian soldiers leave for final journey : Remains of these brave soldiers will be immersed in river Ganga 157 years after they were captured and killed by the British for raising their voice against their colonial masters.

Meet to strengthen Tibetan legal system
Tibetan Supreme Justice Commission, the highest judicial body of the Central Tibetan Administration, organized the fourth judicial conference of Tibetans at Gangchen Kyishong, near here.

Pak violence condemnable: Defence minister
"They effectively responded to each violent situation and the country must have full faith that they are effectively protecting the territory and the country's security," said Jaitley.

Indian shipbuilding industry finally coming of age: Arun Jaitley : With more and more indigenously built warships being commissioned and several in the pipeline, the Indian ship building industry is finally coming of age, Union defence minister Arun Jaitley said here on Saturday while commissioning the swadeshi anti-submarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta.

Current Affairs 2014
Sexologists want sex toys legalized
Since sex aids like vibrators, kinky handcuffs and human dolls are not legally available in local markets, sexologists in India have to mainly depend on touts and local smugglers to get them the required sex toys for their patients.

Saradha: Business honcho Sandhir Agarwal arrested after nod from Delhi, In a dramatic late-night development, CBI arrested prominent Kolkata-based businessman Sandhir Agarwal — son of Sajjan Agarwal — after finding “clear evidence” of his connivance with arrested East Bengal boss Debabrata Sarkar aka Nitu in siphoning Saradha funds.

Sleuths trace Sudipta Sen’s trusted trio 
Three persons have been footing Sudipta Sen’s household expenses and his legal bills since the Saradha CEO fled Kolkata on April 10, just days before the Ponzi bubble burst.

Arun Jaitley meets Mamata Banerjee, discusses GST
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday met chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna and praised the Bengal government’s “positive approach” to goods and service tax.

1984, now a Punjabi box office formula?
It is 30 years since the anti-Sikh riots and the Punjab film industry, devoted mostly to romantic comedies, has turned its attention to more angsty stories.

Low-cost sanitary pad maker is women’s hero

HC to UPSC: Stick to 3% quota for disabled

Found: Cross-border tunnel that opens 50m into valley

China executes Tiananmen Square attackers
Two tourists were killed in the attack, in which a car rammed into bystanders on the iconic square in the heart of Beijing before bursting into flames.

Tripoli airport seized by rebels: Report
War planes had earlier struck Misrata positions in Tripoli in an attack claimed by renegade general Khalifa Haftar.

US mulls operations that may alter west Asia equation

Airlines on alert as Iceland volcano erupts

UN vows central role in fighting Ebola epidemic

Protesters, police march side-by-side in Ferguson

All Russian aid trucks return from Ukraine: OSCE

Obama sends White House aides to Ferguson funeral

Chump change gets rich to spill the beans in surveys

UN vows central role in fighting 'exceptional' Ebola epidemic

British society must share the blame for creating ‘jihad generation’, strategist says

UK police interview Cliff Richard after sex crime claim: Spokesman

British lingerie shop says sorry over ISIS underwear

Double vaccine can help battle polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan

Indian-origin man commits suicide in UAE

Indian-American foundation launches website for Modi's US 

Indian diamond company owners declared bankrupt in Hong Kong

Indian, Asian businesses hit hard by unrest in US town

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