Current Affairs 14 August 2015

 

14 August 2015 Current Affairs

National

  • Cong seeks unqualified apology from Sushma for allegations against Rajiv Gandhi
  • Govt clears a package of Rs 300 cr to save standing kharif crops from weak monsoon
  • At least 10 injured in grenade explosion in Shopian district of J&K
  • Over 15 lakh people have given up LPG subsidy so far: Pradhan
  • Bombay HC lifts ban on Maggi; says fresh tests required 

International

  • India, Slovak ink MoU on technical cooperation in railway sector
  • At least 54 killed as truck bomb rips through Baghdad market
  • China, Pak sign deals worth USD 1.6 billion to implement CPEC
  • Researchers discover lake on Mars
  • 44 killed, over 500 injured in China port explosions

Business

  • Indirect tax collection growth shows economy improving: CEA
  • IRDAI allows banks to tie up with insurers
  • CAG pulls up SAIL for inefficiency in planning, finalization, execution of projects
  • Nissan launches limited edition Datsun GO at Rs 4.1 lakh
  • Ford launches Figo Aspire at Rs.4.9 lakh
  • Jaguar Land Rover plans manufacturing unit in Slovakia

Politics

  • PM Modi says his UAE visit will boost ties & enhance economic relations
  • PM expresses happiness over Guinness world record of PAHAL scheme
  • Congress displaying attitude of Emergency days: Modi
  • Security for Shinde’s kin to be withdrawn
  • Session not prorogued, govt. options open on GST Bill

Defense

  • Pak troops violate ceasefire for 5th consecutive day
  • Russia to provide Irbis-E radar to China for Su-35 fighters
  • In a first, 44,500-ton aircraft carrier to be refitted in India
  • Afghanistan claims ‘Pakistani military interference’ in Kabul attacks
  • Curious NASA to join ISRO to study Mangalyaan findings

Sports

  • Archery World Cup : Deepika, Mangal enter into finals
  • Hockey Test series: India beat Spain 4-2 ending Europe tour on high note
  • Tania Sachdev wins silver in rapid chess
  • World Championship: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu, sail into quarters
  • Galle Test: Kohli, Dhawan tons put India in charge against Sri Lanka

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