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29th August Current Affairs

National News

NTPC chief Arup Roy Choudhury to retire on August 31

58 years old Arup Roy Choudhury will no longer be Chairman & Managing Director after August 31 though he will attain the age of 60 a few months after.

Swaraj departs for home after tour to Germany, Egypt

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today left for home after holding talks with her German counterpart on a range of bilateral issues and reviewed proposals including a USD 1 billion commitment from Germany for an ambitious solar power venture in India.

External Affairs Minister Swaraj raises issues faced by Indian students in Germany

This was conveyed by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to German Education Minister Johanna Wanka when they met here.

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BJP asks Kejriwal to clarify his stand on Congress, Lalu

The BJP took a dig at the bonhomie between Arvind Kejriwal and Nitish Kumar and asked the Delhi Chief Minister to clarify his stand on Congress and RJD chief Lalu Prasad as ‘both symbolise corruption’.

Suresh Prabhu Invites Foreign Investment in Manufacturing

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday invited other countries to make India their base for manufacturing as the government would be investing $120 billion over the next five years to develop railway services.

29th August Current Affairs

International News

Meet China’s richest man who toppled Jack Ma!

Wang Jianlin, richest Chinese in the world with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Britain, Iran reopen embassies in wake of nuclear deal

Philip Hammond’s two day trip comes five weeks after Britain and five other world powers struck a deal with Iran to end a 13 year dispute over the Islamic republic’s nuclear programme.

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Saudi King to visit White House in September

Saudi King Salman will meet with President Barack Obama early next month during his first visit to the United States since acceding the throne, the White House said today.

Pakistan summons Indian High Commissioner over ceasefire violations

Pakistan today summoned Indian High Commissioner TCA Raghavan and lodged a strong protest over alleged ceasefire violations, saying at least six civilians were killed in firing by Indian troops.

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Sports News

Sania Mirza Congratulated by Telangana Chief Minister on Receiving Khel Ratna

Mirza, who won the women’s doubles title at Wimbledon, received the top honour from President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi.

3rd Test: Ind-SL play called off after 15 overs due to rain on Day 1

Rain forced an early end of the first day’s play of the third cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Friday, with just about one hour’s play possible.

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Rafael Nadal refuses to play with Nick Kyrgios at charity event

Former world number one Rafael Nadal has reportedly refused to play with controversial Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios in a doubles match at John McEnroe’s charity event.

US Open draw: Serena could play Venus; Djokovic may face Nadal in quarters

World No 1 Novak Djokovic could meet eighth-seed Rafael Nadal in the US Open quarter-finals, while Andy Murray and Stan Wawrinka meet in another quarter-final under the US Open draw announced.

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Business News

Cheaper imports hit rubber threads industry

Cheap and uninterrupted imports seem to have impacted many sectors of the Indian industry recently. The rubber threads industry is no exception, forcing a majority of the companies to scale down their operations to avoid losses.

Snapdeal appoints former Adobe executive Rajiv Mangla as CTO

Previously, Mangla has spent about 10 years at Adobe Systems where he most recently served as VP Engineering, Digital Marketing. Prior to Adobe, he had been an entrepreneur for 10 years and founded a couple of companies.

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Rajan Hints at Rate Cut, Says India to be ‘Least Affected’ from China Turmoil

Hinting at the fourth interest rate cut this year, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan has said he is not done with lowering rates and the central problem for the entire world remains slowing economic growth.

Google, Facebook, Cisco and others line up to fulfill Arvind Kejriwal’s free Wi-Fi dream

A string of top global names in the internet and telecom sectors including Google and Face book have consulted with the Arvind Kejriwal government for its ambitious city-wide free wi-fi project, as the latter looks to put Delhi at par with San Francisco, Stockholm and Shanghai in offering ubiquitous internet connectivity free of charge.

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