Current Affairs 5 August 2015

Current Affairs 5 August 2015

National

  • At least 20 people were killed and more than 60 injured in a twin-train derailment in Harda District of Madhya Pradesh
  • Government yesterday lifted ban on all those websites that do not feature child pornographic content
  • FSSAI- approved lab finds Maggi noodles safe, relief to nestle India
  • ISRO to put US satellite in space for the first time
  • India’s biggest telescope inaugurated in Udaipur

International

  • head of the Afghan Taliban’s political office in Qatar has resigned
  • Anti-Houthi forces capture largest army base in Yemen
  • Obama to honor 3 Indo-American entrepreneurs
  • Myanmar asks for help as flood moves downriver
  • Japan says temporarily halting works on new US base in Okinawa

Politics

  • AAP government issues circular asking its ministries not to send files to Lt. Governor
  • Congress gets aggressive after house suspension
  • Government ready to accept panel’s proposal of restoring UPA provision on land bill
  • West Bengal C.M. Mamta Banerjee to meet Modi as flood toll reaches 83
  • NSA Ajit Doval defends Yakub’s execution, slams Tharoor

Business

  • Government in process of formulating Uniform Code for Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices
  • Fall in Crude, commodity prices best chance to curb inflation: Raghuram Rajan
  • Sony, Foxconn to make TVs in India
  • Foxconn in talks with Adani, others for factories in India: CEO Terry Gou
  • Five small airports being constructed for Rs. 740 Cr.: Government

Defense

  • Missing Pawan Hans chopper, missing in Arunachal Pradesh, found, rescue operation underway.
  • Nearly Rs 1500 crore spent on preliminary design of Fifth Generation Fighter Aircraft project: Government
  • Panagarh to be IAF’s second hub for C-130J Super Hercules planes
  • India’s Ballistic Missile Defense (BMD) system is in the final stages of development and deployment
  • Indian Flankers Test British Typhoons on Exercise

Sports

  • Indian hockey team to play final match against France today
  • India defeat Sri Lanka in Asian Volleyball Championship
  • Dipa Karmakar clinches bronze medal at 6th Senior ART Gymnastics Asian Championships
  • FIFA chief Sepp Blatter gave up his international Olympics committee seat
  • PM Modi congratulates special Olympics medal winners5-August-2015-current-affairs

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