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August 06, 2014

6th August 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates


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National Affairs
  • Bande Mataram, an English newspaper founded by Bipin Chandra Pal was first published on this day (6th August) in the year 1905
  • India has said that it will not compromise the interest of poor farmers and consumers at the WTO and sought complete resolution of the food-grain stockpile issue, which is essential for unhindered implementation of the country's food security programme.
  • In the wake of recent tragedy in Pune, the Centre today said it is sending an expert team to assess whether environmental factors were a major cause for the landslide. The devastating landslide last week has claimed 151 lives besides flattening about 45 villages at Malin near Pune and virtually wiped out the village from the map.
  • With 247 incidents of communal violence, Uttar Pradesh has earned the dubious distinction of topping the list of states that witnessed riots in 2013 and the situation is no different in 2014 too.
  • Lok Sabha passes Securities Law Amendment Bill; the bill seeks to give more power to stock market regulator SEBI
International Affairs
  • Today (6th August)  is World Organ Donation Day.
  • Tens of thousands of people gathered for peace ceremonies in Hiroshima today, marking the 69th anniversary of the US atomic bombing of the city, as anti-nuclear sentiment runs high in Japan.
  • Nepal government today declared dead the 123 people missing in the country's worst landslide in over a decade, taking the death toll from the disaster to 156, as the search for the bodies buried under the debris was called off.
  • The18th BASIC Ministerial Meeting, to be held from tomorrow at New Delhi. This two day (7-8 August 2014) meeting will provide an important opportunity to BASIC countries (Brazil, South Africa, India and China) to enhance coordination on important issues under consideration in Climate Change negotiations and arrive at a common position.

  • Acclaimed cartoonist Pran Kumar Sharma, the man behind cult Indian comics `Chacha Choudhary` and 'Pinki', passed away
  • NSUI Vice President Roji John elected new NSUI chief succeeding Rohit Choudhary
    • NSUI - National Students' Union Of India
People in News 
  • Mizoram Governor Kamla Beniwal sacked
Business & Economy
  • A day after he lowered SLR, the mandatory government bond holding requirements for banks, Reserve Bank Governor Raghuram Rajan on Wednesday said RBI is all for reducing “pre-emptions” over a longer horizon for more efficiency in the financial system.
  • The Union Cabinet today has approved liberalisation of FDI in Railways and Defence sectors.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) announced today that it will not appeal against the decision to clear England's James Anderson over claims he pushed and abused India's Ravindra Jadeja.
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