Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Current Affairs 27 August, 2014

Current Affairs 27 August, 2014 : Political appointees should quit on their own: Javadekar, Javadekar denied any perception that the new regime is busy moving people out of their posts.

CBI gives virtual clean chit to Virbhadra Singh

Looking forward to Japan visit: PM Modi

BNP wants good ties with BJP, sends Durga Puja invite

Advani, Joshi reduced to mute spectators: Cong

Sushma tells Indian envoys to 'act east'

Govt proposes major hike in funds to build toilets

Jaitley hopeful of Parliament nod on Insurance Bill by year-end

Rajinikanth in good books of BJP, says Tamilisai

Train derails on Canada border, prompts evacuation

Killing of British nationals: SC mulls vacating stay

No penal liability on minors for sex offences: HC

Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj lead BJP's twitter 'ranking'

Narendra Modi aide Vajubhai Vala is Karnataka governor

Schoolchildren, celebs to push Mission 'Swachh Bharat'

Keep CBI chief Ranjit Sinha off 2G case, NGO tells Supreme Court

Peace prevailing between Shias and Sunnis, why disturb it, SC asks?, When it comes to implementation of its judgments and orders, the Supreme Court adopts a no-nonsense approach and seldom shies away from using its contempt power to ensure compliance.

100-day-old govt plans media blitz to highlight achievements
"Economic drive with social change" will be the theme for 100-day old Narendra Modi government and it will projected through a series of press briefings coupled with a media campaign.

Revamped rural housing scheme to cover all homeless by 2022 : The Centre may hike the assistance for a rural house to Rs 1.15 lakh and increase the annual budget for rural housing by around Rs 10,000 crore, a leap that seeks to provide homes to all the rural homeless by 2022.

Traffic junctions account for half of road deaths in India
The annual accident report also highlights the need for better designing of such junctions and proper monitoring of traffic flow.

Consultative group for replacing Plan panel proposes handing more powers to finance ministry
One of the key functions of the Planning Commission — allocation of plan funds — should go to finance ministry, as per the dominant view that emerged from the consultative meeting called under direction from PMO to finalize the shape of the new institution.
Current Affairs 2014
India protests ceasefire violations in DGMO-level talks
There have been 96 ceasefire violations along the LoC this year till now, as compared to 92 in the same timeframe last year. But the exchange of fire has been more intense along the IB despite it being a settled border.

Govt unveils new learning indicators
The broad contours of the Modi government’s ‘padhe bharat, badhe bharat (PBBB)’ was unveiled as a nationwide sub-programme of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

NIA seeks more manpower, MHA says no
Security establishment sources have called the decision short-sightedness where long-term strategic goals have been confused with administrative routine.

Punjab allows another chance to land owners
Punjab has given another chance to plot holders in unauthorized colonies to get their plots or buildings regularized to avail the facility of basic amenities like water supply, sewerage and electricity.

Arrests over 'China Chalo' slogan sparks row
The two -- pradhan of Kungri panchayat and a former pradhan of Sagnam panchayat -- were protesting against the failure of district administration and state government to ensure development in the area.

Kachatheevu Island cannot be retrieved from Lanka: AG tells SC

Women voters' share surges in Haryana from 2009

Coffers empty, Haryana board to take loan to implement Bhupinder Singh Hooda sops

Hamas claims ‘victory’ as Gaza truce agreed with Israel
Hamas deputy chief Musa Abu Marzuk.

Gaza truce open-ended, but puts off tough issues
In the end, both sides settled for an ambiguous interim agreement in exchange for a period of calm.Hamas, though badly battered, remains in control of Gaza with part of its military arsenal intact.

US hostage held by IS is female aid worker

French PM says to hold confidence vote

US rules out coordination with Syria as it spies on jihadists

Iran supplies weapons to Iraqi Kurdish forces; Baghdad bomb kills 12

IMF chief grilled in French corruption case

American fighting for Islamic State killed in Syria

Hurricane Cristobal kills four, churns towards Bermuda

US begins air surveillance of ISIS in Syria after president nod

US intel built secret search engine for snooping

Teenager dies after suspected ice bucket challenge goes horribly wrong

Richard Attenborough, creator of 'Gandhi', dies at 90

British nurse with Ebola arrives in London from Sierra Leone

Actor-director Richard Attenborough dies at 90

Abu Dhabi to attract more Indian tourists

Indian-origin MP in UK appointed shadow minister

Indian-origin hacker in Singapore faces 105 more charges

Indian found murdered in Singapore industrial estate

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