Monday, August 25, 2014

Current Affairs 25 August, 2014

Current Affairs 25 August, 2014 : Army's ammunition won't last 20 days of war, TOI had reported that India did not have enough ammunition to undertake a full-blown war with "intense fighting" for even 20 days.

No direct ‘love jihad’ reference at BJP meet

Advani, Joshi may be ousted from top BJP panels

Pak doesn’t want peace: BSF IG

Teesta Setalvad apologizes for controversial tweet

Akhilesh blames Centre for power crisis in UP

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Vietnam on three-day visit

British deputy PM Nick Clegg to meet Narendra Modi in trade trip

Govt dubs Nirmal Bharat scheme a dud, to power ahead with Swachh Bharat

Hema Malini had no objection to ‘love jihad’: Akhilesh

Four behead teen rape survivor before sister in Uttarakhand

Three Scindia students may be booked in suicide attempt by 
Bihar minister’s son

Mars Orbiter Mission: India’s ‘giant leap’ a month away

NIA detains Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences doctor

Maharashtra governor quits transfer to Mizoram

Cong, NCP still squabbling over Maharashtra seat sharing

CVC, RTI Acts may show the way in resolving LOP muddle in Lokpal selection : As the government mulls the Supreme Court’s suggestion to recast Lokpal rules to give the opposition a say in selection of the ombudsman even if there is no recognized leader of opposition, existing provisions in the Central Vigilance Act and Right to Information Act to deal with the eventuality of a vacancy in LOP’s post may offer a solution.

CIC asks Delhi HC to amend its RTI fee rules
The Central Information Commission has directed the Delhi high court to amend its RTI fee rules, indicating that they were not in conformity with the provisions of the Right to Information Act.

Western Railway to run Ganpati specials from Vasai
For the first time, Western Railway will run specials from Vasai Road to Ratnagiri to clear the rush of passengers for the Ganesh festival. With this, Vasai get the status of a terminus.

The population myth
Is a large population or a high density of population an impediment in a country's development? One might assume that the increase in population will amplify the burden on resources like land, food, water and so on.
Current Affairs 2014
‘Picking CJI on seniority protects judiciary from executive interference’ : SC advocate Gopal Sankaranarayanan counters an article by Justice Markandey Katju ('Pick CJI on merit, not seniority') which appeared in TOI on Sunday.

Stiffer fines, penalty points for traffic offences in the offing
Struggling to curb at least 380 daily road fatalities, the government is likely to steeply increase fine for traffic offences and introduce penalty points in the proposed new motor vehicle law.

Gail plans Rs 10,000 crore pipeline to bring CNG to Varanasi
After a cleaner Ganga, residents of PM Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi and 16 other eastern cities can also look forward to breathing cleaner air.

Vinod Rai’s claims: Reveal names, BJP tells Congress
Former CAG Vinod Rai’s revelation that the UPA lobbied him to drop names of scamsters from his reports has triggered an uproar, with BJP demanding that the persons be named even as Congress debunked the charge as a book-selling gimmick.
Day after praise, Jaitley tears into Mamata govt
Udit Prasanna Mukherji & Saibal Sen | 5 hrs ago | After the lull, the storm. Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the Mamata Banerjee government’s financial policies, the first time a central minister has lashed out in such a manner since the BJP’s thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections.

Girl married Kohli who turned out to be Hasan; faced torture for nikaah : The Jharkhand police lodged an FIR on the complaint of national-level shooter Tara Shadeo, who alleged she was deceived by one Ranjit Kumar Kohli into marriage, whose real name is Raqibul Hasan Khan.

Himachal Pradesh cabinet recommends cancelling of ropeway project

AAP to start 'party building' exercise from block level

Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90
Attenborough won an academy award for best director for his brilliant film "Gandhi" in 1982.

Boko Haram chief declares ‘caliphate’ in Nigeria town

Boko Haram’s leader said he has created an Islamic caliphate in a northeast Nigeria town seized by the insurgents earlier this month, in a video obtained by AFP on Sunday.

US journalist held by Qaida affiliate in Syria is freed

China targets Uighurs with beards, burqas

MTV to air short tribute to Ferguson during VMAs

Israel says it found Hamas training manual in Gaza

China developing a supersonic submarine: Report

MTV to air short tribute to Ferguson during VMAs

Three dead in Los Angeles-area shootings within 1 hour

US says American held in Syria has been freed

British nurse with Ebola arrives in London from Sierra Leone

Britain ‘close’ to identifying ISIS jihadist who killed James Foley

Plane carrying British Ebola victim leaves Sierra Leone for Britain

Bapu statue divides NRIs in UK

India-born author brings Ghalib's treasure to Americans

Two British Indians charged with murder

Indian-origin man commits suicide in UAE

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