Current Affairs 2-3 August 2015

 

National

  • Less than 50% of Anganwadi Centers have toilets: Ministry report
  • Pakistan today released 163 Indian fishermen, including three minors, from two jails in Karachi
  • India, Bangla border guards to begin talks tomorrow
  • Government formalizes strategies to counter ISIS threat, maintain internal security
  • Karnataka teachers freed by ISIS are safe, to return soon
  • FTII students to protest at Delhi on Monday
  • Take over all Vyapam cases, SC tells CBI
  • SP leader sacked after seeking Rajya Sabha seat for yakub’s wife.
  • Gurdaspur terror attack: militants wore Pakistan made glooves

International

  • Osama half-sister, her husband and mother killed in UK jet crash: Arabiya
  • Myanmar declares national emergency after deadly monsoon rains displaced tens of thousands of people
  • Egypt postpones verdict in retrial of Al Jazeera journalists, who have been charged with aiding a terrorist organization, to Aug. 29
  • Greece bank expected to reopen on Monday amid bailout talks
  • Book haram camp in Nigeria destroyed, 178 rescued

Polity

  • GST a Congress Bill, party’s negativism hurting economy: Jaitley
  • BJP hits out kejriwal for wasting public money in poster war.
  • Mehbooba mufti, PDP president, in Delhi, may meet shah for J&K package
  • Foreign institutes offer to tie up with NDA’s rail varsity.
  • BJP, Congress spar over ‘ Hindu terrorism’ issue

Business

  • Apollo Group to set up hospital in Navi Mumbai
  • Centre to pump Rs. 70,000 cr. into PSU banks
  • ‘Make in India’ drive showing results : Kalyani
  • Apple, BMW I courtship with an eye on car collaboration
  • Nokia set to roll out MTNL network expansion plan

Defense

  • Indian Coast Guard has recovered nine iron drums containing some chemical in the Arabian Sea
  • India-Israel co-developed Barak-8 missile to be test fired
  • Kochi gets India’s first harbor defense system
  • Navy says no to second hand warships
  • Indian Army, PLA hold maiden personnel’ meet at DBO in Ladakh
  • IAF finalizes stretch for India’s road runway on UP highway
  • White House cites India’s support to sell Iran nuclear deal

Sports

  • Indian champion Joshna Chinappa annexed the squash title in the 15,000 US Dollar Victorian Open WSA Event in Melbourne
  • MCA lifts 3-year old Wankhede Stadium entry ban on Shahrukh Khan
  • Indian women’s recurve team bagged a silver medal at the World Archery Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Bangladesh to host Australia for first tests in nine years
  • Golfer Ranveer Singh Saini created history by becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Special Olympics World Games
  • India defeated Turkmenistan in the Asian senior volleyball men’s championship at Tehran
  • South Sudan becomes Olympic movement’s 206th member
  • Sania Mirza nominated for khel ratna award, final result awaits.2-3-August-2015-current-Affairs

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