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August 04, 2014

4th August 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates


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National Affairs
  • India today strongly condemned the "derogatory" article against Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa appearing in the Sri Lankan defence ministry website, as the controversy rocked Parliament with an agitated AIADMK demanding a resolution to denounce it.
  • Government introduces SEBI amendment bill in Lok Sabha. The Securities Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2014, aims to empower capital market watchdog Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) by giving powers such as authority to seek call data records.
  • Today is 85th birth anniversary of legendary Bollywood singer KishoreKumar
  • The IRCTC has been fined Rs one lakh after a cockroach was found in food served in Kolkata Rajdhani, as Railways crack the whip slapping heavy fines totalling Rs 11.50 lakh on nine caterers including its subsidiary for serving "bad quality" food in trains.
  • An all-party meeting today failed to hammer out a consensus over the controversial Insurance Bill which was scheduled to be taken up in Rajya Sabha. Leaders agreed to hold a fresh round of consultations in the next two days as the brief meeting in Parliament House remained inconclusive.

  • Referee Virender Malik suspended by Wrestling Federation of India with immediate effect for alleged sexual assault
  • Commonwealth Games 2014
    • The curtains came down on the 2014 Commonwealth Games with a colorful ceremony that witnessed some power packed performances by famous Scottish singer Lulu, pop band Deacon Blue, Australian singer Kylie Minogue and more than 2,000 performers on Sunday night at the Hampden Park, Scotland's National Stadium.
    • India stood at 5th place with 64 medals (15 Gold, 30 Silver and 19 bronze)
    • England stood top with 174 medals (58 gold, 59 silver and 57 bronze)

International Affairs
  • The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Kanayo F. Nwanze, is visiting India on a 5–day official visit to meet various Union Ministers.
  • A 6.5-magnitude earthquake rattled southwest China's Yunnan province. Nearly 400 killed & about 2,000 others injured.
  • At least 10 people were killed and two injured in South Korea as Typhoon Nakri battered the country’s southern region over the weekend, toppling trees and inundating bridges.
  • India and Nepal have agreed to "review, adjust and update" the Indo-Nepal friendship treaty of 1950 and also decided to find a permanent solution to the boundary issue so that it is not misused by "unscrupulous elements" posing security threats to either side. 
  • PM  Narendra Modi concludes a successful two day Nepal visit and returns to India. Nepal President Ram Baran Yadav told that our PM had won the hearts of the Nepalese people during his two-day visit to Kathmandu, which had provided new hope of development for the Himalayan nation.
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