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11th August Current Affairs

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Union Government launched School Nursery Yojana to bring students closer to nature

Yojana was commenced by Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar in New Delhi. The fundamental matter of the Yojana is to plant a tree for sustainable outlook and to make the nation dirt free and green.

The Hindu’s Suhasini Haidar wins Prem Bhatia Award

Suhasini Haidar, political and considered Affairs Editor at The Hindu, has been chosen for the Prem Bhatia Memorial reward for superiority in opinionated Reporting and investigation, 2014.

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Parliament adjourned for day over Lalit Modi controversy, Vyapam scam

Following constant interruption in the pre-lunch meeting, both houses of Parliament have been postponed for the day over Lalit Modi controversy and Vyapam scam.

India on top in exporting beef

India maintained its position top as the world’s leading exporter of beef, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and has unmitigated its lead over the next premier exporter, Brazil. It must be renowned, on the other hand, that the U.S. government classifies even buffalo meat as beef.

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International News

Nigeria appoints committee to advise president on tackling corruption

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has set up a commission to give an opinion him on dealing with corruption and ways to reform the nation’s legal system.

Disney apologizes over tweet on Nagasaki A-bomb anniversary

Walt Disney Japan express regret after a tweet sent from its company Twitter account wished readers “congratulations on a not special day” on the 70th anniversary of the U.S. atomic intimidation of Nagasaki.

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Pakistan’s Geo TV claims Udhampur militant Usman is an Indian

Pakistani TV reports commentator Hamid Mir of Geo TV has argued that Mohammed Naved alias Usman Khan, the solitary captured LeT belligerent from the Udhampur terror attack, is an Indian resident from Kashmir.

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Sports News

Indians Kashyap, Prannoy win at World Badminton Championships

Top Indian badminton players Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy got their promotion off to a winning start at the BWF World competition with straight-game success in men’s singles at the 9,000-seater Istora Senayan stadium in Jakarta.

Asian continental chess championship: Vijayalakshmi beats top seed Tan Zhongyi; back in joint lead

Previous national champion S Viajayalakshmi has come deafening back in joint lead in the Asian continental women’s chess competition. At Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates, she trampled top seed Tan Zhongyi of China in the sixth round.

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Business News

New Google CEO Pichai made ascent with low-key style and technical chops

 A low-key style and an extraordinarily firm handle on diplomacy boost new Google chief executive Sundar Pichai to the peak of the search engine enormous, previous colleagues said, fortifying his achievement such as making the Chrome browser.

U.S. Coast Guard unloads $1 billion in seized narcotics in San Diego

A U.S. Coast Guard reaper shipping $1 billion value of cocaine and heroin seized from narcotics smugglers at sea returned from a four-month operation off the Pacific Coast of Mexico, Central and South America.

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Gold tops $1,100 on September rate hike uncertainty

Gold increased 1 percent to above $1,100 an ounce, its leading boost in more than seven weeks, as the U.S. dollar turned lower and comments from a Federal Reserve officials elevated improbability about a September rate hike.

Greece and lenders agree on bailout terms – FinMin official

Greece and international creditors approved on a latest multi billion euro bailout contract on Tuesday, a finance ministry official assumed, in an accord which will maintain the country in the eurozone and avert bankruptcy.

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