Current Affairs 11 August 2015

 

Current Affairs 11 August 2015 

National

  • Sri Lanka releases all 40 Indian fishermen in its custody ahead of I-Day
  • Government launches School Nursery Yojana to bring students closer to nature
  • Freedom fighter, author and poet Kayyar Kinhanna Rai passes away
  • The Hindu’s Suhasini Haidar wins Prem Bhatia Award for Excellence in Political Reporting and Analysis, 2014
  • India on top in exporting beef
  • Indigenous Titanium Sponge Plant operational

International

  • Nepal parties sign 6-province model deal in new constitution
  • Disney apologizes over tweet on Nagasaki A-bomb anniversary
  • Iraq PM rolls out reforms to rein in corruption
  • Soudelor typhoon death toll rises to 18 in China
  • Anti-Hauti fighters seize districts in central Yemen

Politics

  • Parliament adjourned for day over Lalit Modi controversy & Vyapam scam
  • Land bill not to come before Winter Session
  • Dayanidhi Maran aces arrest, court cancels bail plea
  • No work until Sushma answers questions: Rahul Gandhi
  • Nitish to Modi : will send you 50 lakh samples of DNA form Bihar

Business

  • Global crude oil futures touch several month lows
  • No plans to allow FDI in retail trade as of now: Rajnath
  • OTP-based ITR filing system for taxpayers starts on high note
  • Government caps kerosene subsidy at Rs 12/ ltr and LPG at Rs 18/ltr
  • Greenpeace India seeks remittance of foreign donation money from IDBI

Defense

  • Wreckage of missing Pawan Hans helicopter found in Arunachal Pradesh
  • Pakistan’s Geo TV claims Udhampur militant Usman is an Indian
  • Plea against special rights to Kashmiris puts Centre, Jammu and Kashmir Government in a fix
  • India, Vietnam potential buyers of Mistrals- Russian expert
  • India boosting securities for independence day

Sports

  • P Kashyap, H S Prannoy enter 2nd round of World Badminton Championship
  • Hockey: Indian men’s team to take on Spain in three match series
  • Joe Root jumps two places to top ICC Test Ranking
  • Asian continental chess championship: Vijayalakshmi beats top seed Tan Zhongyi; back in joint lead
  • Hockey India bans Gurbaj Singh for 9 months for groupism and creating disharmony in team.

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