Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Current Affairs 6 August, 2014

Current Affairs 6 August, 2014 : Chorus grows for Priyanka to take the plunge, Several Congress leaders have demanded that Priyanka Gandhi play a more active role in the party.

60th transfer in 30 years for IAS officer who dared Hooda

'Sulking' Azam misses another SP event

No drought yet, but battle plan ready

Amar Singh at SP event: Talk of re-entry triggered

High flood expected to hit Mahanadi in 48 hours

Wet coal brings down power production in UP

Air India plane leaves for Tunisia to bring back stranded Indians

Pak violates ceasefire in J&K, Army retaliates

UPSC exam row: Agitators call govt move eyewash, refuse to relent

Like it or not, you just can't do without English

44 nurses reach Kochi from strife-torn Libya

India-Myanmar meet on joint power project

Will the prolific Ram Sutar bag the commission to create the Sardar Patel behemoth?

MHA sniffs Maoist activities in Hyderabad!

Politicians have always used UPSC to fight their language wars

UPSC exam row rages in Parliament again
Agitated Opposition members continued to disrupt Parliament on Tuesday over the CSAT (civil services aptitude test) exam, with some demanding it be scrapped altogether.

TN parties flay Centre over UPSC aptitude test
The deadlock over the Union Public Service Commission’s (UPSC) Civil Services Aptitude Test continues with political parties remaining divided over the issue.

HC hopes for solution to fishermen issue
The Madras high court on Tuesday expressed hope that the Centre would look into the problem of Indian fishermen being arrested and jailed in Sri Lanka, and would make efforts to thrash out a reasonable solution to the vexed issue.

New Cong poster says Priyanka is coming, but forgets Rahul
A controversial banner has once again come up at the Subhash Crossing claiming that Priyanka Gandhi Vadra would soon be joining active politics.

UPSC exam: Is the protest over language or reasoning test?
The real thorn in the flesh of vernacular medium students is the group of questions on analytical reasoning and decision-making, say sources.

South wary of saffron hand in pro-Hindi agitation
Observers are wondering if there is a link between govt conceding to the anti-English agitation tamely and the row over home ministry’s earlier directive encouraging government departments.

Transfer Archana Ramasundaram out of CBI, AG says
The Jayalalithaa government had accused Ramasundaram of deserting her post in the state government and joining CBI without being relieved of her duties.

National Herald case: HC to decide on Sonia fate today?
The fate of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and son Rahul in the National Herald case, in which they have been summoned by a trial court on August 7, could be decided on Wednesday.

Current Affairs 2014

CBI lets accused in bank scam flee, probe ordered
CBI director Ranjit Sinha has ordered an internal inquiry into why his officers, who had clear instructions to arrest Bhushan Steel vice-chairman Neeraj Singhal.

New Hepatitis-C drug 99% cheaper in India
US pharma firm Gilead Sciences has offered to introduce Sovaldi, the first breakthrough treatment for hepatitis C virus, in India at nearly 99% discount of the US price.

Lights set to go out in Afghanistan’s Kandahar?
When US finally ends subsidies, Kandahar could lose around half its severely limited electricity supplies.

Palestinian Authority seeks war crimes case against Israel
Both sides defended their military operations as consistent with international law.

Ebola victims' bodies dumped on West African streets

War may push Iraq's Yazidis to extinction

Pentagon confirms US general killed in Kabul attack

UN warns of mass exodus from Ukraine

Egypt to dig new canal alongside Suez Canal

Spider-Man to get spinoff film with female lead in 2017

Pentagon confirms US general killed in Kabul attack

Ebola shadow over US-Africa summit in Washington DC amid false alarm in NYC

Hashtag, selfie among 5k new words in Scrabble

Indian jailed for molesting two colleagues in UAE

Conduct FBI inquiry into New York hate crime: Rights' group

Hong Kong's SFC bars Indian-origin dealer from markets

Indian worker killed in Libya

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