27th August Current Affairs
Sushma urges Indian nationals in Berlin to return to their homeland
The visiting External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, on Thursday urged the Indian community in Berlin to return to their homeland.
Patel row: Army out, PM Modi appeals for calm as 9 killed in Gujarat clashes
A police constable in Surat was among nine persons killed, six in police firing, in a violent turn to the Patel agitation for OBC status and reservation in Gujarat.
Parkash Singh Badal seeks FTII-like centre in Punjab
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal met Finance minister Arun Jaitley, who also holds the portfolio of Information and Broadcasting Ministry, to demand a FTII-like institute in the state.
Telecom calls Odisha CM Patnaik to complain, MP says no war of words
Union Telecom Minister and BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad contacted Odisha CM and BJD party Chief Naveen Patnaik.
Sharad Pawar slams govt’s onion export curbs, focus on organic farming
Former union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has voiced concern over the Centre’s decision to practically ban onion exports, through a steep hike in the minimum price below which the bulb cannot go out of the country.
27th August Current Affairs
Civil rights activist Amelia Boynton Robinson dies at 104
Amelia Boynton Robinson, a civil rights activist who helped lead the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” voting rights march and was the first black woman to run for Congress in Alabama, died early Wednesday at age 104, her son Bruce Boynton said.
WTO rules against India in solar dispute with U.S. – newspaper
The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled against India in a dispute with the United States over its solar power programme, business newspaper Mint reported.
U.S. Republican Rubio vows to press China on human rights
Republican candidate Marco Rubio promised to strengthen ties with China’s neighbours and put more pressure on Beijing on human rights if he wins the U.S. presidential election in 2016.
Kazakhstan to host first IAEA-managed nuclear fuel bank
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Kazakhstan signed an agreement to locate the world’s first bank of low-enriched uranium (LEU).
South Africa beat New Zealand by 62 runs to clinch the series
South Africa defeated New Zealand by 62 runs and won the three-match one-day international (ODI) series by 2-1 at the Kingsmead stadium in Durban. They are now ranked three in the ICC ODI rankings, behind Australia and India.
India’s opening batting conundrum – ‘The problem of plenty’ is a good thing after all
M Vijay, S Dhawan and KL Rahul- have acted like three batch mates playing together making sure everyone gets a chance.
Vikas Gowda enters the Discus Throw final at the IAAF World Championships
India’s Vikas Gowda qualified for the finals of the Discus Throw event at the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Thursday.
Rooney runs riot to seal United group stage berth
Manchester United ended their one-year Champions League hiatus in emphatic style when Wayne Rooney struck a hat-trick in a 4-0 destruction of Club Bruges that sent the three-times winners through 7-1 on aggregate.
China’s yuan firms slightly, supported by rise in stocks
China’s yuan edged up against the dollar by midday on Thursday as a recovery in the country’s major stock indexes boosted sentiment on the currency in spite of a weaker midpoint.
Surprised by global impact of yuan move, China looks to calm markets
China has been so surprised by the global reaction to its currency devaluation that it is likely to keep the yuan on a tight leash in the near-term to head off a currency war that could spark a broader financial crisis, policy insiders say.
Ashley Madison’s infidelity business a saucy pitch for Hollywood
Even before the details of millions of users of infidelity website Ashley Madison were hacked and leaked to the public, a television show based on the dating site for married people was being shopped around Hollywood.
Govt’s innovation incentives not tailored for MNCs
Intel India president Kumud Srinivasan, who is steering the company’s innovation and R&D efforts, feels the government could further incentivise research to make the country an R&D powerhouse.
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