Current Affairs 9-10 August 2015

 

Current Affairs 9-10 August 2015

National

  • U.S authorities confirmed night vision device used by gurdaspur attackers was lost by their troops in Afghanistan
  • PM Modi to visit UAE, first PM to travel to gulf in 3 decades
  • Anna threatens fast up to death on one rank one pension issue.
  • Afghanistan Dam, executed by Indian government, project to be commission in 2016
  • Khadi sales on rise, Amitabh to be brand ambassador

International

  • NASA launched its official account on Tumblr for publishing in blog like text form
  • Nagasaki marks 70th anniversary of atomic bombing
  • Independent Singapore turns 50, celebrates success amid challenges
  • Maithripala Sirisena disbanded the Presidential Security Division following reports that it was linked to murders during the Mahinda Rajapaksa regime
  • IS top command dominated by ex-officers in Saddam’s army
  • China allows usage of ruble in Sino-Russian border city

Politics

  • Pak may not want to invite J&K speaker to terror meet
  • Sonia accuses Modi govt. of diluting tribal land rights
  • Lalu launches counter-offensive against Modi’s remarks
  • Naidu slams Congress for disrupting Parliament
  • Elections will free Bihar from ‘jungle raj’, says Modi

Business

  • Taiwanese gadget maker to invest $5 billion in India
  • BHEL commissions 500 MW thermal unit at Vindhyachal
  • SEBI board to discuss SIT suggestions on black money fight
  • Coal India to invest over Rs.62,500 cr by 2019-20
  • Foxconn to invest $5 billion in Maharashtra, gets 1,500 acres for plant
  • Coal auction’s third tranche to begin on Tuesday

Defense

  • India positions 5,000 more troops along LoC
  • Country’s first hypersonic missile to be named after APJ Abdul Kalam
  • Defense forces bands to perform across 150 locations
  • Civilians to get access to military bases, submarines as part of Independence Day celebration
  • Defense ministry to clear Rs 5,000-crore procurement contract for ‘Made in India’ Akash missile systems
  • Tragic end: DNA report of Coast Guard’s Dornier crew confirms death

Sports

  • Michael Clarke to retire after Ashes: report
  • Agostini won the Governor’s Cup, the chief event of the races
  • Hosszu fastest in 400m individual medley heats
  • Grandmaster and Commonwealth Champion Abhijeet Gupta crashed through the solid defenses of Lin Chen of China to join the leaders pack after the seventh round of Asian continental chess championship
  • Shivnaren wins Sportstar trophy golf tournament
  • Bopanna-Mergea lose in Washington Open semis

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