24th August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

24th August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

24th August Current Affairs


National News

Six killed in Nanded Express accident near Anantapur

Six people died in a freak accident near Madakasira village of the district when a truck carrying a granite boulder rammed into the Nanded bound Bangalore-Nanded express train at around 2:30 AM today.

Sushma Swaraj addresses Indian community in Cairo

Visiting Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj addressed the Indian community in Egyptian capital Cairo soon after her arrival on a two-day visit.

DRDO ties up with Ramdev to market supplements, food products

Defence Minister Parrikar wanted Patanjali Ayurveda to bring many more health products to exploit the full potential of the technologies beyond what DIHAR has found out.

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General VK Singh’s daughter Mrinalini joins OROP protest

Union Minister VK Singh’s daughter joined the agitation seeking ‘One Rank One Pension (OROP)’ and suggested that her father, former Army Chief, should also do so.

Indian Navy gives guard of honour to Israeli Navy Chief Ram Rutberg

Indian Navy gave guard of honour to Vice Admiral Ram Rutberg, Commander in chief of Israeli Navy, here.

24th August Current Affairs

International News

Record-breaking Dubai complex has indoor ski slope and 711-meter tower

There’s the world’s tallest residential tower and highest 360-degree observation deck (711 meters), highest restaurant (675 meters), largest dancing fountain (420 meters) and longest indoor ski slope (1.2 kilometers long and 180 meters high).

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World’s longest nonstop flight announced

The Dubai-based airline has announced it will begin operating the world’s longest regularly scheduled nonstop flight.

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast, could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.

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Saudi suffragettes: Women register to vote for the first time in Saudi Arabia

According to local media, women will be able to vote and run in elections held in December of this year.

India-Pakistan talks cancelled amid recriminations

Planned high-level talks between India and Pakistan have been cancelled hours before they were due to start on Sunday, amid mutual recriminations.

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Sports News

U Mumba win Star Sports Pro Kabaddi season 2

U Mumba were crowned the winners of Star Sports Pro Kabaddi season 2 after a brilliant 36-30 win over Bengaluru Bulls.

Hamilton cruises to dream win in Belgium

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton celebrated a dream Belgian Grand Prix victory to stretch his lead over Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg to 28 points with eight races remaining.

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Former Chelsea player Malouda joins Carlos at Delhi Dynamos

Florent Malouda will join Brazilian Roberto Carlos at the Delhi Dynamos for the second season of the Indian Super League, the club announced on Sunday.

John Terry red card appeal is ‘waste of time’, says Jose Mourinho

Manager Jose Mourinho believes Chelsea should contest captain John Terry`s red card from the 3-2 win at West Brom but admits an appeal would probably be “a waste of time”.

Business News

Jaitley Opens Bank with Strong Rural Bandhan

After a 14-year-long journey as a microfinance company, Bandhan was born as a full-fledged bank on Sunday with an aggressive thrust on catering to rural areas.

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ONGC Videsh Shortlisted for Mexican Oil Bid Round: Report

ONGC Videsh Ltd (OVL) is among over a dozen international oil companies shortlisted to bid for Mexico’s second round of bidding for offshore oil exploration blocks.

Government Taking Legal Advice on EU’s Medicine Ban: Commerce Secretary

The government is seeking “legal advice” to deal with the recent ban imposed by the European Union on 700 medicines which were clinically tested by GVK Biosciences, a top official said.

Power plants with FSA and mines eligible for coal e-auction

Power plants already in fuel supply pacts with state-run CIL, or those having captive mines, will be allowed to purchase coal through e-auction.

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