Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Current Affairs 14 October, 2014

Current Affairs 14 October, 2014 : "Saradha scam" Sale of Mamata Banerjee’s painting for Rs 1.8 crore under CBI lens. West Bengal CM and Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee looks at her own paintings at an exhibition in Kolkata.

New Muslim party plans to ride Modi wave in Tamil Nadu

To tackle Naxalites, govt to increase boots on ground

Gujarat hikes women’s quota in govt jobs to 33%

'Nitish Kumar may not be Bihar CM candidate'

Gaffe-prone Prasar Bharati staff asked to take skill test

Manipur rebel outfit pulls out of peace talks

Norm tweak a must for national calamity tag

CPS Gujjar's men allegedly assaulted a TV journalist at a meeting in Chandigarh

Indian cop wins UN's international female peacekeeper award

Hudhud aftermath: Visakhapatnam remains without power, essential commodities

Heavy rainfall lashes Uttar Pradesh

UN ignores Pakistan's bid to seek intervention on Kashmir

PM Narendra Modi to visit cyclone-hit Vizag today to take stock of situation

Hudhud spares Odisha

Caught in the act, boy killed, girl poisoned in UP

Election Commission probes BJP using Narendra Modi’s US speech as campaign propaganda

80% Haryana farmers at BPL levels: Study
Politicians may have flashed the `development' card while campaigning, but a recent study reports that 80% farmers in the state are reeling under debt.

Will west Haryana dodge the NaMo surge once again?
At the state-wide level, the BJP led in 52 of the 90 assembly segments in the Lok Sabha polls, a huge improvement over the four seats it had won in the 2009 assembly polls.

As India-US ties thaw, Devyani Khobragade speaks out
Breaking her silence for the first time since she was brought back to India after her diplomatic immunity was established, Khobragade repeated the allegations that she had been blackmailed by her former maid Sangeeta Richards.
Current Affairs 2014
Modi govt wants Jammu & Kashmir elections on time
With Jammu & Kashmir floods having receded and signs of normalcy returning to the state, there is a view in the government that assembly polls should be held as per schedule.

Islamabad briefs P-5 to internationalize Kashmir issue
Seeking to further internationalize the J&K issue, Pakistan on Monday briefed the envoys of P-5 countries on the LoC situation asking them to urge India to respect the ceasefire.

India won’t make first move to lower tension along Pakistani border
According to top government sources, India is in no mood to make the first move to de-escalate border tension with cross-border firing that began over two weeks ago.

Rajnath Singh takes stock along border in J&K
Union home minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the situation along the international border in Jammu & Kashmir.

Panel on arms purchases to meet once a month
By this move, defence minister Arun Jaitley hopes to bring regularity to a process, which under the previous regime had become an inconsistent routine, sometimes being held once in several months.

India, Pakistan PMs will decide on attending Nobel ceremony, President Pranab Mukherjee says
With rival mortars continuing to boom across the border, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday left it to the prime ministers of India and Pakistan to take a call on Nobel peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s invitation to them to attend the award ceremony in Norway in December.

India pledges $4 million for Gaza reconstruction

Assembly polls to test Congress’s quota gambit

Devendra Fadnavis leads race in BJP for top job in Maharashtra

Snoopgate: ‘Inquiry commission was intrusion on privacy, snooping was not’

Scotland says Palestine must be recognized as an independent state
Scotland’s external affairs minister Humza Yousaf said, “Palestine should be recognized as an independent state, enabling it to open its own UK embassy”.

UK parliament votes to recognize Palestinian state
British lawmakers have voted in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, a symbolic move intended to increase pressure for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Police removing barriers in Hong Kong protest zone

US officials launch review of Ebola procedures

Iran and West will solve nuclear crisis: Iran president

China gives death to 12 for Xinjiang violence

Yazidi women & kids in custody, ISIS boasts of reviving slavery

New Manhattan Tower is now the tallest, if not the fairest, of them all

American plane makes emergency landing at SFO

US officials launch review of Ebola procedures

School forces girl, 5, to sign ‘no suicide’ deal over ‘crayon gun’

UK parliament votes in symbolic motion to recognize Palestinian state

Vikings' European treasure trove unearthed in Scotland

Scotland says Palestine must be recognized as an independent state

Voting age should be lowered to 16: Study

Britain investigates death of British-Indian surgeon in Syria

Indian embassy in Kuwait simplifies visa procedure

Indian-Canadian is Canada's new envoy to India

Indian-origin woman jailed for 26 months in Singapore

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