Saturday, August 9, 2014

Current Affairs 9 August, 2014

Current Affairs 9 August, 2014 : Congress cautions govt on talks with Pakistan : Salman Khurshid, former foreign minister, asked the Modi government if there was improvement or expectation of improvement.

Pak violates ceasefire along LoC in Poonch

Govt okays ex-IAF chief Browne as ambassador to Oslo

SI suspended for case against 9-year-old

Kamla Beniwal faces Rs 1,000 crore land-grab case

Crimes against dalits rise 245% in last decade

Clean chit to Narendra Modi over selfie

BJP national council meet begins

Congress, JVM-P alliance likely

For 'distressed' Hindus, VHP helpline is just a call away

Centre to take a leaf out of Chouhan's rural banking plan

PEB scam: Sibal to argue on Diggy's plea for CBI probe

Congress tears into government over Vyapam, CM's SA visit

Pakistan hands over ‘castaway’ BSF jawan

Body shopping: Bengal racket thrives on loopholes in law

The secret lies in simplifying rules and converting desire into action : Red tape and a few ways of asking people if they wish to donate among key problems.

Rs 5,600 crore Fema violations by MNCs since 2010
Industrial houses and multinational companies indulged in foreign exchange violations of Rs 5,610.49 crore since 2010, government said yesterday.

Stay neutral: Modi’s code of conduct for bureaucrats
The Narendra Modi government has issued a revised code of conduct for bureaucrats that requires them to be politically neutral, honest, impartial and maintain high ethical standards.

Doctor, cricketer, engineer still top careers for urban kids: 7-city survey : A recent seven-city survey, based on the responses of 65,000 children aged between three and 12 years, shows that almost 29% of them dreamt of becoming a doctor when they grow up.

2006 naval war room leak: Five charged
Three former naval officers, an ex-IAF Wing Commander and a businessman were on Friday put on trial by a trial court in the 2006 Navy War Room leak case.

Cautious Supreme Court seeks proof of conversions in madrassas : The Supreme Court expressed grave reservations over a PIL by an NGO seeking urgent judicial intervention to rescue nearly 40 girls from madrasas in eastern Uttar Pradesh alleging that these centres of traditional learning had become dens of illegal activities.

Twist in Meerut ‘rape’ case
The woman had earlier said four persons, responsible for her sexual abuse, confinement in a madrassa and forced conversion, had bundled her into a van and taken her to a clinic for a rushed surgery.

Now, you can opt out of meals on Rajdhani
Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express passengers from Howrah can opt out of meals served on trains soon.They can either bring food from home or order from well-known outlets from the station before boarding the train.

High court stays execution after President delays mercy plea call : The Gauhati high court has stayed the execution of condemned prisoner Holiram Bordoloi on his petition seeking commutation of death penalty to life imprisonment on the ground that there had been inordinate and inexplicable delay on the President’s part to decide on his mercy plea.
Current Affairs 2014
Ebola watch begins, govt installs helpline
As the World Health Organization issued a global health alert in the wake of Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak, the government on Friday opened a 24-hour emergency helpline and said it has put in place the “most advanced surveillance and tracking system”.

Rs 600 crore soft loan to mills to aid farmers
Under pressure from its own MPs over non-payment of arrears to sugarcane farmers by mill owners, the government on Friday said it is committed to helping farmers and thus had made provisions to provide Rs 6,600 crore soft loan to enable payment to farmers.

‘UK nurseries at risk of Islamist extremism’
Britain’s nurseries are at risk of Islamist extremism, the country’s new education minister said on Friday.

US, UN condemn fresh Gaza violence
The US and UN condemned the resumption of attacks between Gaza and Israel Friday, urging both sides to cease hostilities, media reported.

American doctor with Ebola says he is getting stronger
Disaster-hit Malaysia Airlines to be government-owned
Indonesian girl swept away by 2004 tsunami reunited with family

US asks its citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pakistan

Major airlines avoid Iraqi skies after US airstrikes

1 killed in blast at refinery in northern Mexico

American doctor with Ebola says he is getting stronger

Indian-origin student to sue New York for subway train accident

‘King of Bling’ Ranbir Singh Suri now a peer in Britain's House of Lords

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

UK Sikhs demand monument recognizing Sikh contribution in World War I

Tiny tot sparks White House security scare

Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire

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