Current Affairs 7 August 2015

 

7 August 2015 Current Affairs

National

  • FSSAI denies giving clean-chit to Maggi noodles
  • Railways say Harda train accident due to erosion of soil below tracks
  • PM to launch first National Handloom Day in Chennai tomorrow
  • Pakistan refutes India’s claim, says terrorist Naved is not Pakistani
  • UGC gets funds to provide free Wi-Fi in universities

International

  • Land reclamation project in South China Sea has stopped: China
  • Egypt to unveil major extension of Suez Canal to revive economy
  • US carries out first drone strike in Syria from Turkey
  • Plane debris found on Indian Ocean island belongs to MH370: Malaysian PM
  • Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

Politics

  • Rajya Sabha adjourned for day over Lalit Modi issue
  • BJP rejects Sonia’s allegation of not consulting NE CMs before signing Naga peace accord
  • Mayawati accuses govt of adopting rigid attitude on Congress MPs’ suspension
  • Probe initiated into editing of Jawaharlal Nehru’s profile on Wikipedia: Government
  • FTII protest moves to Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal supports students

Business

  • Xiaomi, Huawei tops Chinese mobile market, Apple third
  • Bharti Airtel takes its 4G services to 296 towns
  • Flipkart announces start of furniture sale
  • Doha Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in Qatar, is looking at increasing its exposure in the Indian market
  • Indian mining giant Adani suffered another setback after an Australia bank pulled out of its role as financial adviser to the group’s controversial 16 billion dollar coal mine project

Defence

  • Punjab’s World War-II hero Colonel Harwant Singh passes away
  • Indian Company Reveals UAV Partnership with AeroVironment of U.S.
  • Indian Air Force’s Top Guns Score Wins in the UK
  • Army, DRDO fight it out again over Arjun and futuristic tanks
  • Import-dependent India exported defence equipment to 22 countries in one year
  • Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group plans $1 billion aerospace park for defence sector

Sports

  • India beat France by 4-1 in second hockey test
  • fourth Ashes Test at Trent Bridge, Nottingham, England bundled out Australia for a paltry 60 runs in their first innings on the opening day
  • Indian football team static at 156th rank in FIFA rankings
  • ban on Sreesanth will stay despite court’s decision, says BCCI
  • India came home with 173 medals at special olympics

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