Friday, August 1, 2014

Current Affairs 1 Aug, 2014

Current Affairs 31 July, 2014 : Tomato costlier than apple in Himachal Pradesh, Fetching a wholesale price of Rs 40-Rs 45 a kilo in local markets, it is bringing growers better returns than the 'king'

Panel submits report, relief likely for UPSC aspirants

Big blow to JVM as 7 MLAs join BJP

Calcutta HC stays action against Tapas Pal

HC asks Gadkari, Kejriwal to 'bury the hatchet'

No room for complacency in state polls, Shah tells BJP MPs

Dissension surfaces in JD(U) over alliance with RJD

Maya Kodnani walks free after HC rejects plea for stay on bail

Pune landslide: Kolhapur collector orders survey of hills

Falling tree cover in Sahyadri hints at more tragedies

Panel on Western Ghats had warned against landslips

Pune landslide: Crematorium gets bodies of villagers who built it

Pune landslide: 41 bodies pulled out, little chance of more survivors

Tree truths: Dense forests mowed down and new, sparse cover can't hold the soil

One absconder held in Coimbatore blasts case

CRPF jawan’s house blasted in Aurangabad

JD (U) to wait & watch for action against anti-alliance netas
The decision of the Left and the Samajwadi Party to contest the assembly bypolls to the 10 seats scheduled for August 21 apart, dissidence in the JD (U) against its grand alliance with the RJD and the Congress is also likely to dent the non-BJP secular votes.

Drought spectre looms over Bihar
Though the state government is yet to declare Bihar as drought-hit, as per the reports of the state agriculture department and IMD, Patna office, the shadow of drought now looms large over the state.

Three rape cases daily in Bihar
Altogether 1,128 rape cases were reported in Bihar in 2013, according to the national crime records bureau (NCRB) data released recently.

BJP names 9 for assembly byelection
The BJP on Thursday cleared the list of its nine candidates for the assembly bypolls slated for August 21.

Special status for Andhra Pradesh under consideration by Plan panel : The Planning Commission is considering the proposal to accord special category status to Andhra Pradesh, the Parliament was informed on Thursday.

Current Affairs 2014
Current Affairs 2014

Chandrababu Naidu for National Games at Vijayawada
Who comes first? An ally or its own party-led state government? The Narendra Modi government will have to take this call with both TDP’s Chandrababu Naidu and BJP’s Manohar Parrikar pitching to host the 36th National Games scheduled to be held in 2016.

Actor Rajamraju passes away at 83
Senior actor Sagiraju Rajamraju, popularly known as Mukku Raju, died in his hometown Cherukuwada in West Godavari district of AP on Thursday. He was 83.

Ready to bear 58% fee burden: N Chandrababu Naidu
In a goodwill gesture, AP chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday came forward to bear 58% of the total fee reimbursement burden which according to him would cost his state over Rs 4,000 crore per annum.

Prince Dwarakanath lies forgotten in a corner of London
On August 1, 1846, a treacherous thunderstorm raged through London. ‘Vivid flashes of lightning’ struck, the wind howled, and in a hotel room, very close to Bond Street, a ‘Prince’ died. Dwarakanath Tagore was only 52 when he died in the company of just two members of his vast family — a son and a nephew.

Tomato costlier than apple in Himachal Pradesh
Fetching a wholesale price of Rs 40-Rs 45 a kilo in local markets, it is bringing growers better returns than the 'king of fruits', the apple.

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels, deaths spike
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to destroy Hamas' tunnel network designed for deadly attacks inside Israel.

US, UN announce deal on 72-hour Gaza ceasefire
Israel and Hamas have agreed to a 72-hour humanitarian ceasefire beginning Friday, during which time there will be negotiations on a more durable truce in the 24-day-old Gaza war, the United States and United Nations announced Thursday.

Taiwan gas explosions kill 20, injure 270

Libya Islamic militias declare control of Benghazi

Ebola claims 729 lives, world on alert

Imam of China's biggest mosque killed in Xinjiang

Two weeks later, experts finally reach MH17 site

CIA spied on US Senate, internal review finds

112 arrested at protest against US deportations

US State Department: 'No American is proud' of CIA tactics

US man wins two $1 million lottery prizes in 3 months

African girls to sue British Airways over pilot abuse

Hindujas roll out London's first pure electric buses with zero tailpipe emissions

Bring back Indian workers stranded in Libya, says Andhra Pradesh

11 Indians caught in Turkey for using forged UK visas

Family seeks help for Indian missing in Australia

Indian returns lost purse filled with 25,000 dirhams in UAE

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