17th August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

17th August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

17th August Current Affairs

National News

Discourse of charge must make way for discourse of progress, says Nitish

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar hit back at his opponent and said that discussion of allegation must make system for discussion of change, growth and enhancement.

Gujarat has announced a ban on the use of plastic in the state

After hosting the National Flag at the Independence Day ceremony at Lunavada in Mahisagar district Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel declared prohibit on the use of plastic in the state.

Assam Assembly has generally passed the Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill

Assam state assembly unanimously passed Assam Witch Hunting (Prohibition, Prevention and Protection) Bill, 2015 in a proposal to get rid of growing cases of false notion leading to murder of so-called “witches”. With the passage of this Act, it now identified all cases of witch-hunting as non-bailable, cognizable and non-compoundable.

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Union Government has launched a seven pronged plan called Indradhanush

Union Government has started a seven branched plan called Indradhanush Mission to restore working of public sector banks (PSBs).

Kerala government declared the state as Complete Digital State.

Statement of Kerala as a ‘complete digital state’ and announcement of an innovative youth programme in remembrance of previous President, late APJ Abdul Kalam marked Independence Day celebrations in the state.

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Owaisi slams ‘Superman’ PM Modi, demands special package for ‘backward’ Seemanchal

Speaking about people’s anticipation from PM Narendra Modi’s Bihar visit on August 18, All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi assumed that a special package should be given to the ‘backward’ Seemanchal area in Bihar.

17th August Current Affairs

International News

PM Modi to hold talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is also the Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

U.S. warns China on agents pressuring expatriates to return home – NY Times

United States has sent a word of warning to Beijing about Chinese agent it says are operating secretly in the United States to stress escapee, including some supposed of bribery, to return to China, the New York Times reported

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Preparations underway for PM Modi’s address to Indian diaspora

Arrangements are going on in full swing for PM Narendra Modi’s address to the Indian diaspora at the Dubai Cricket Stadium. Close to 32,000 people are estimated to attend the occasion.

Egypt’s Sisi approves anti-terrorism law setting up special courts

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi permitted an anti-terrorism regulation that sets up special courts and offerS protections to its enforcers in the face of a two-year-long revolution that aspires to bring down his government.

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Sports News

Murray outmuscles Djokovic to lift Rogers Cup

Andy Murray beaten world number one Novak Djokovic in a three-set height clash to clinch the Rogers Cup in Montreal.

Saina Nehwal loses to the defending champion Carolina Marin of Spain in the World Badminton Championships final at Jakarta, gets Silver Medal.

Saina Nehwal, the world number two, was outshines even though a brave fight, by world number one Carolina Marin of Spain. The Indian vanished 16-21, 19-21.

Five coaches have been recommended for the prestigious Dronacharya Award 2015

Five coaches Swatantra Raj Singh (boxing), Anoop Singh Dahiya (Wrestling),Naval Singh (Para-athletics), Nihar Ameen (swimming) & Harbans Singh (athletics)  have been suggested for the esteemed Dronacharya Award.

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 Business news

Companies laud Modi’s ‘Start up India’ call

PM Narendra Modi’s 69th Independence Day speak to the nation with the motto “Start up India, Stand up India” was lauded by a host of corporations in areas like mobile technology startup, mobile payments and gaming.

Asia steady as yuan calms, dollar firm on upbeat data

 Asian stocks were slight altered as depositor nerves continuous to settle after China’s surprise yuan deflation last week, at the same time as the dollar held modest gains against the euro after upbeat U.S. economic data.

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Monsoon rainfall deficit widens to 10 percent – weather office

India’s monsoon rainfall deficit has expanded to 10 percent as a escalation El Nino weather pattern trimmed rainfall, the climate section said, hoisting fears of the first drought in six years.

Gold steady as focus returns to U.S. rate hike view

Gold was stable on Monday after pulling back from a three-week high hit last week, as more upbeat U.S. economic data make stronger the dollar and the case for the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates next month.

PM Modi visits UAE labour camp, underscores concern over worker welfare

PM Narendra Modi visited a labour camp in Abu Dhabi to draw attention to New Delhi’s apprehension about the welfare of its migrant workers helping to build glitzy skyscrapers, hotels and museums in the oil-rich Gulf state.

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