Saturday, August 30, 2014

Current Affairs 30 August, 2014

Current Affairs 30 August, 2014 : Rahul Gandhi skips UP bypoll campaign, The only time Rahul Gandhi campaigned during bypolls in UP was during the 2009 Lok Sabha byelections.

Najma says all Indians are Hindus, later retracts

Classmates made Visva-Bharati girl student’s MMS

PMO overrules Rajnath on Naga talks interlocutor

Age bar: Cong distances itself from Dwivedi’s remark

RGV's controversial Ganesha tweets kick row

Policeman shot at, injured by militants in J&K

PM Narendra Modi leaves for 5-day trip to Japan

Himachal Pradesh students to learn about bears & bulls

Sonia, Rahul to boost Congress campaign in Haryana

Lalu Prasad 'doing fine' post cardiac surgery, Nitish meets him

Can consider tie-up with CPM, Mamata says

Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on ‘take down’ notices to ISPs

CBI to probe Jharkhand’s ‘love jihad’ case

Community radio stations can source news from AIR, Trai says

Govt nixes Trai views on FM auction reserve price

EC gets additional central forces for bypolls in UP, Bengal
The Election Commission, anticipating disruptions and violence in the run-up to September 13 byelections in states like Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, has sought around 6,000-7,000 additional Central para-military forces to watch over the poll.

‘SpiceJet hid incidents, made risky pilot trainer’
A skeleton has now tumbled out of SpiceJet’s cupboard which shows that it reportedly kept promoting a senior pilot in trainer rank as he committed one incident after the other.

EC asks political parties to declare all cash donations
The Election Commission on Friday issued guidelines asking all political parties to declare cash donations received by them, irrespective of the amount, and annually submit to it accounts duly audited and certified by a chartered accountant.

Modi discusses ‘heritage cities’ plan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi held review meeting on Friday to discuss plans for rejuvenation of “heritage cities”, including his constituency of Varanasi.

Govt deals MCI fresh blow on teachers’ eligibility
The war between the Medical Council of India and the Health Ministry escalated by another notch with the ministry issuing a public notice rendering void an MCI decision on teacher eligibility qualifications.
Current Affairs 2014
PM embarks on Japan visit
Amid "great expectations", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday embarked on a visit to Japan which is expected to open new vistas in the bilateral ties and take the Strategic and Global Partnership to a higher level.

Gujarat gives Meghalaya business pointers
The mighty Amul was nothing but a tiny trickle when it was formed by Verghese Kurien in 1946.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Arun Shourie cleared hotel sale, ex-disinvestment secretary Pradeep Baijal says
Asked about the CBI FIR against him, Pradeep Baijal said he had “nothing to comment on it as it has been 12 years since the decision was taken and everything was done according to procedure”.

Coalgate: CBI hails Birla, gives him clean chit
In its report to the court seeking the closure of prosecution of Birla and Parakh, CBI has, in fact, praised the industrialist for generating around 1000MW of electricity from the captive power plants run on coal it sources from Talabira coal deposits.

90% of Telangana ministers face criminal charges
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao are the only two chief ministers of the country who face criminal charges.

Visiting Chinese president likely to raise Tibet issue with India

PM to address students, states told to ensure live telecast in all schools

China or Japan? India does a balancing act

India not revisiting its nuclear doctrine, Modi assures Japan

Gulf rivals struggle to build anti-jihadist front

Saudi Arabia and its small but wealthy neighbour Qatar have 
already been at odds for the past six months.

Don't mess with nuclear Russia, Putin says

President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russia's armed 
forces, backed by its nuclear arsenal, were ready to meet any aggression, declaring at a pro-Kremlin youth camp that foreign states should understand: “It's best not to mess with us.”

Boston bombing suspect's lawyers request trial delay

Pakistan army steps in to revive govt’s talks with protesters

Obama says he has no strategy to deal with ISIS

French girl investigated over alleged jihad plan

Ukraine seeks Nato membership after Russia joins war

Oil train regulation passes in California

Boston bombing suspect's lawyers request trial delay

US authorities investigate suspected threat against Obama: Reports

President tan suit spawns dark humour

Stephen Hawking takes ice bucket challenge with a twist

Britain raises its terrorism threat level over Syria, Iraq

Stephen Hawking takes ice bucket challenge with a twist

Perfumes, slides: Bosses' new tricks to rev up staff

2 more held for Indian man's murder in Singapore

US Sikhs, lawmakers protest basketball ban on turbans

Indian-origin researcher's model to empower women in IT

Indian arrested in UAE for stealing $54,450

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