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26th August Current Affairs

National News

Census 2011: Hindus dip to below 80 per cent of population; Muslim share up, slows down

The Muslim community has registered a moderate 0.8 per cent growth to touch 17.22 crore in the 10 year period between 2001 and 2011, up from 13.8 crore, while Hindus population showed a decline by 0.7 per cent at 96.63 crore during the period, the census data said.

Curfew in parts of Gujarat amid bandh call today by Hardik Patel

Hardik Patel, spearheading the agitation to demand OBC reservation for the Patel community in Gujarat, has called for a state-wide bandh.

Delhi CM Kejriwal first to register for Delhi half marathon

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal became the first to register for the eight edition of the Airtel Delhi Half marathon.

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Telecom minister tells mobile operators to optimize networks to minimize call drops

Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad told mobile operators to optimize networks to minimize call drops while promising full support on policy front including installation of towers.

Narendra Modi meets man who vowed not to wear footwear until he met the PM

Balwant Kumawat, who had taken a vow two years ago to remain barefoot until he meets Narendra Modi in Jaipur and began wearing footwear after meeting.

26th August Current Affairs

International News

Sushma Swaraj in Germany For Talks to Strengthen Tie

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Germany on a two-day visit during which she will hold talks with the German leadership to strengthen bilateral ties with a particular focus on enhancing economic engagement.

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Google celebrates 70th anniversary of Tomatina festival with its doodle

Google is celebrating 70 years of La Tomatina festival by dedicating its doodle to the day.

Modi urges calm in Nepal after deadly protests

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for calm in neighboring Nepal, a day after at least nine people were killed during protests against a proposed new constitution.

US court dismisses 1984 riots case against Sonia Gandhi

A US court of appeals in New York has affirmed a district court’s order and dismissed Nov 1984 anti-Sikh violence case against Congress party president Sonia Gandhi for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.

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Sports News

Manchester United’s Smalling enjoying new role as ‘bully’

Manchester United defender Chris Smalling is enjoying “bullying” opposing forwards and says he is comfortable playing alongside centre-back partner Daley Blind.

The Latest: Protest dismissed, tumble costs Montano in 800

Olympic finalist Alysia Johnson Montano was in the leading bunch when she tripped and tumbled to the track with 200 meters to go, ending her chances of advancing in the 800 at the world championships.

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Force India to Miss Jerez F1 test

Force India will not take part in Formula One’s opening pre-season test in Jerez starting this weekend, the team said on Wednesday.

Farah sets new world indoor record for two miles

Mo Farah set the first world record of his glittering distance running career when he established a new indoor two-mile mark in Birmingham.

Wozniacki advances at Connecticut Open

Caroline Wozniacki is feeling healthy, and it showed in another victory at the Connecticut Open.

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Business News

LIC buys 86 percent of Indian Oil Corp shares sold by govt

State-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India, the country’s largest investor, bought just fewer than 86 percent of shares sold by the government earlier this week in state-run refiner and fuel retailer Indian Oil Corp, a regulatory filing showed.

Despite rising NPAs, PNB, IDBI not to sell bad loans to ARCs

Even as they sit on mountains of bad loans, two large public sector lenders-PNB and IDBI Bank said they are not planning to sell any stressed loans.

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Bharti Airtel slashes broadband plan prices by 30%

Bharti Airtel slashed its home broadband plans by up to 30 per cent for all new activations to rope in fresh customers.

Currency volatility upsets Asian growth plans

Faced with falling exports and deflation risks, it suited much of Asia to let their currencies drift lower, until China’s abrupt devaluation triggered a tide of volatility that is upsetting not just their currency management but also their growth strategies.

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