Friday, August 8, 2014

Current Affairs 8 August, 2014

Current Affairs 8 August, 2014 : BJP, Congress working on deal over Insurance Bill, The government may agree to send the Insurance (Amendment) Bill to select committee on Congress assurance of its passage.

Haryana may go to polls in mid-October

India-Australia nuclear deal likely next month

Rise of another Yadav bahu in UP politics?

Heavy rain hits normal life, 4 killed in Rajasthan

AirAsia in-flight magazine depicts wrong India map

200 more Indians evacuated from Libya

Cong tears into govt over Vyapam, CM's SA visit

Congress hoarding wants Priyanka to actively lead party

Modi issues revised code of conduct for bureaucrats

Sushma Swaraj mum on Indians in Iraqi jails: Ambika Soni

Bihar BJP launches campaign for bypolls

Karan Singh’s elder son to join Mufti’s PDP

‘Sushma remarks on flood threat in Bihar ridiculous’

Bihar CM Manjhi to see off Haj pilgrims on Aug 27

Agitation over CSAT opens Pandora’s box

ED books three companies for money laundering in coal scam : In more troubvle for those accused in coal scam, the Enforcement Directorate today registered fresh cases under the money laundering act against three companies in the illegal coal block allocation cases.

Pakistan likely to release BSF jawan swept away by Chenab today : Pakistan Rangers on Thursday communicated to BSF that they would release the jawan, Satyasheel Yadav, today after verification of his credentials and circumstances of entry into Pakistan is over.

Chahar to be member secretary of Law Commission
The government has appointed Sanjay Singh as the new secretary in the legislative department and SS Chahar as the member secretary in Law Commission.

Rs 1,000 crore land-grab case returns to haunt Beniwal
Fresh trouble is brewing for sacked Mizoram governor Kamla Beniwal in Jaipur. She could end up as an accused in an Rs 1,000 crore land-grab case being heard by a city court here.

Major generals 'Kick' up a row at Salman film show
More than 300 Army officers and their family members had to go home disappointed when the screening of Salman-starrer "Kick" at cantonment here was cancelled following a public showdown between general officer commanding of 11 Infantry Division, Maj Gen SS Hasabnis, and additional director general of National Cadet Corps, Maj Gen Dilawar Singh.

DMK suspends partyman who wanted Stalin as CM aspirant
Thursday suspended its organizing secretary P V Kalyanasundaram for demanding that M K Stalin be made the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the 2016 assembly elections.

Judicial Appointments Bill may be junked by Supreme Court, fears govt : Despite the Union cabinet discussing the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014, fears in government linger it may not pass judicial muster.
Current Affairs 2014
BJP MPs target Dimple Yadav over UP crimes
Samajwadi Party and BJP members sparred in Lok Sabha over crime against women in Uttar Pradesh when chief minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife and Kannauj MP Dimple Yadav was speaking on the issue of atrocities against women and children.

Mettur dam to be opened on August 15
With the southwest monsoon bringing copious flows from reservoirs in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday announced that the Mettur dam would be opened on August 15.

TDP MP’s sexist jibe disrupts Lok Sabha
TDP MP M Murli Mohan’s sexist comment advising women to dress in a dignified manner set off a flurry of protests from women members who demanded that the MP be asked to leave the house.

Mediators in race against time to extend Gaza truce
An Israeli official said on Wednesday that Israel “has expressed its readiness to extend the truce under its current terms" beyond Friday’s deadline.

Israeli army says 2 rockets fired from Gaza
Two rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip early Friday landing in empty fields in southern Israel just hours ahead of the expiration of the 72-hour ceasefire that ended a month of violence, the Israeli army said.

Ebola sparks states of emergency across west Africa

Pope to fly over China, rare chance for greetings

Snowden gets 3-yr Russian residence permit

Tourists in Budapest pay to be locked up in cellars

Prosecutor says 'deceitful' Pistorius can't dodge murder charge

Obama authorizes 'targeted' airstrikes in Iraq

FDA lifts hold on experimental Ebola drug

US sees 'insignificant' impact from Russia's food embargo

Obama weighs airstrikes or aid to help trapped Iraqis, officials say

New adoption rules: NRIs to be treated on par with Indians

UK Sikhs demand monument recognizing Sikh contribution in World War I

Lawmakers call for ending discrimination of Sikhs in US

19 Indian students in Malaysia to be sent back home

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