Friday, October 17, 2014

Current Affairs 17 October, 2014

Current Affairs 17 October, 2014 : Major expansion of Cabinet likely before winter session. Sources said an expansion of “considerable” scale could certainly happen before Parliament’s winter session begins late next month.

Rajnath pooh-poohs China warning

Nitish political bailer of tainted leaders: Shanawaz

250 farmers committed suicide in 4 months in Telangana

‘Visitors diary leak didn’t violate privacy’

Maneka Gandhi announces ‘Beti Bachao’ campaign

Cong slams Centre for not assisting Odisha

Climate, humans responsible for bears not going into hibernation

Court to hear graft case against Anbumani Ramadoss on December 2

Finance ministry calls meet on stranded power projects

Mamata launches nephew as Roy takes a backseat

Can't levy tax on accident claim amount, interest: HC to I-T department

Devendra Fadnavis as CM of Maharashtra or Vidarbha?

Karat eyes unified Left to counter BJP

HuJI-LeT link to Bangla terror module?

Ebola caught world napping: Piot

After Saamna attack, PM to decide next week on Sena's stay in NDA
BJP’s parliamentary board may decide next week on the continuation of its estranged ally Shiv Sena in the NDA government amid indications that the final call on the issue may be left to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

NIA considers FIR against ISIS for enlisting Indian youths
The home ministry is actively considering NIA’s proposal to register a case against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to check the threat posed by it after intelligence inputs said nearly 20 Indian youths may have joined the global outfit.

High level meet prepares battle plan against Ebola
As Ebola cases are reported in various parts of the globe, India has stepped up its preparedness to counter any emerging challenge.

BSF to help NIA in Burdwan blasts probe
The home ministry has placed a company of Border Security Force (BSF), comprising around 100 personnel, at the disposal of National Investigation Agency (NIA) to help it with raids and searches conducted as part of the Burdwan blasts probe.

Three years on, govt gets reports on black money
Three years after they were commissioned, the much-awaited reports of studies to assess the quantum of black money in the economic channels of the country have been finally submitted to the government.
Current Affairs 2014
Country’s anti-disaster skills win UN praise
India's disaster management credentials have come in for praise from the UN after it successfully limited casualties in the Hudhud cyclone and achieved a similar feat last year when cyclone Phailin struck the Odisha coast.

Centre snubs critics of NREGS rejig
The Centre has brushed aside concerns raised by experts and activists over changes in the job guarantee scheme, saying reforms are needed to save MGNREGA from becoming another government dole while accusing the UPA regime of exploiting it for partisan purposes.

Universal account number to facilitate provident fund portability
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a universal account number for provident fund subscribers that will enable you to link your account to this number.

Consider soldiers’ emotional needs: HC to Air Force
Taking care of social and emotional needs of soldiers is indispensable to maintain morale and motivation, said the southern bench of the armed forces tribunal.

Naidu to shield Vizag from cyclones, floods
"The underground cable system for power supply in Visakhapatnam has been proposed by the chief minister.

Angered by states’ tamasha over missing kids, SC cracks the whip

Mining on in cancelled blocks: PIL

Coal scam probe officer recuses self

SC: Why leave Tamil Nadu IPS officer in the lurch?

Sexually harassed judge denied meet with MP chief 

Obama picks PIO as head of US civil rights department
Gupta’s choice is seen as a particularly skilled one by President Obama because she has the reputation as a consensus builder and unifier who works well on both sides of the political rift in a town that is often bitterly divided. 

Under fire, Obama okay reservists for Ebola fight
President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the US fight against Ebola in west Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home.

FBI renews call for wider wiretap powers

Bermuda braces for 'dangerous hurricane' Gonzalo

'Clipboard man' seen without any protective gear on while 
transporting US Ebola patient

John Grisham sorry for child porn remarks

Ebola comes to last safe district in Sierra Leone

'Imperative' to resume Israel-Palestinian talks, John Kerry says

FBI director warns new phone encryption could thwart probes

Obama approves reservists for Ebola fight, government under fire

Fund to fight Ebola has $100,000 in bank: UN chief

John Grisham sorry for child porn remarks

Slave girl kept in cellar awarded $160,000 in UK court

Lithuania to ban sale of energy drinks to minors

IAEA to help West African countries diagnose Ebola

Indian engineer sentenced for stealing trade secrets

Tamil poet named for Singapore's highest cultural award

Vanita Gupta appointed to key US justice department post
Indian in US gets death for twin murder

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