1st September Current Affairs
Coalgate: Ex-coal secy passes buck to Manmohan Singh, CBI refutes
Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta told a special court that then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had given the “final approval” for allocation of coal block to KSSPL, a charge refuted by CBI which said the then premier was “kept in the dark”.
PM Modi calls for concrete outcome on UNSC reforms at upcoming meet
Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitched for concrete outcomes to the long-pending issues of UN Security Council as he met Mogens Lykketoft, President-elect of UNGA’s 70th Session.
Violence in Manipur: Houses of state health minister and five MLAs set on fire
The houses of Manipur’s health minister and five other lawmakers were set on fire in Churachandpur district. Violence erupted in the district over Inner Line Permit issue, reports said.
Manish Sisodia replaces Kapil Mishra as Delhi Law Minister
Three days after he recommended filing of an FIR against former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit and expressed apprehension over possible attempts to “remove” him as Delhi Law Minister.
Discrimination against Muslims has to be corrected by State: Vice President Hamid Ansari
Identity and security, education and empowerment and fair share in decision making are the principal problems in terms of exclusion and discrimination have to be corrected by the state, Vice President Hamid Ansari said on Monday.
1st September Current Affairs
Offended by attacks on Jews who back Iran deal: Barack Obama
Obama’s Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew, who is Jewish, was heckled this summer at a Jewish-themed conference in New York when he defended the nuclear deal.
North Korea creates Pyongyang Standard Time as a snub to Japan
The country will establish its own time zone by pulling back by 30 minutes its current standard time, a legacy of the Japanese colonial rule.
Barack Obama: World must make efforts to curb global warming ‘while we still can’
Obama told a meeting of foreign ministers in Alaska that the United States recognized it played a big part in raising the Earth’s temperatures and “embraces our responsibility” to help fix the problem.
Facebook shares make Bono world’s richest pop star
U2 frontman Bono has become the world’s richest pop star after raking in nearly 1 billion from his Facebook shares.
Ana Ivanovic Falls in US Open First Round
Ana Ivanovic crashed out of the US Open first round on Monday, losing 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 to Slovakia’s Dominika Cibulkova and giving Serena Williams a helping hand in her Grand Slam history bid.
Chak De! Indian women’s hockey team qualifies for Rio Olympics
The Indian women’s hockey team will return to the Olympics after a long gap of 36 years as it qualified for next year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
US Open 2015: Gael Monfils Match Moved After Maria Sharapova Withdraws
French 16th seed Gael Monfils was called upon to add some star power to Monday’s last US Open match at Louis Armstrong Stadium after Maria Sharapova withdrew from the tournament.
Novak Djokovic romps into second round with win in straight sets
Novak Djokovic ran past Joao Souza of Brazil 6-1 6-1 6-1 in the first round of US Open 2015.
In 27 minutes, Serena Williams moves into second round
Serena Williams begins US Open campaign with a 6-0, 2-0 win after her opponent Vitalia Diatchenko retired due to injury.
Flipkart Customers to Get Refund Within 24 Hours
E-commerce major Flipkart on Monday launched its instant refund mechanism facility, a move that will help its customers get refunds as early as within 24 hours of returning the product.
RBI Names SBI, ICICI Two Banks “Too Big to Fail”
RBI named State Bank of India and ICICI Bank on Monday as “systemically important”, lining the lenders up for tougher supervision to avoid collapses that could rattle the financial system and economy.
Rupee recovers 10 paise against dollar in early trade
The rupee recovered by 10 paise to 66.38 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday on increased selling of the American currency by exporters.
Real estate barons lost 90% of wealth in a decade
Some of the country’s top real estate barons have lost the bulk of their fortunes in the past decade. The combined net worth of the country’s 12 biggest real estate barons is down 90 per cent in rupee terms since the high of December 2007.
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