2nd August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

2nd August Current Affairs

National News

No death penalty even for terrorists, says Shashi Tharoor

Former union minister Shashi Tharoor opposed death penalty even for terrorists saying it was an “obsolete practice”.

Women’s car rally in Hyderabad promotes road safety and women empowerment

A car rally, aimed at promoting road safety and women empowerment, was organized in Hyderabad.

Karnataka Lokayukta mired in controversies

Former Karnataka Chief Justice Y. Bhaskar Rao’s elevation to the post of anti-corruption ombudsman came amidst allegations of corruption against him.

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India to host meeting of 14 Pacific island nations

After trying to keep pace with China in relations with Africa and Central Asia, India is now trying to match it neighbour’s growing footprint in the South Pacific.

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International News

Nasa discovers yet another rocky exoplanet

Astronomers have discovered the closest rocky planet outside our solar system, which is larger than Earth and a “potential gold mine of science data”.

IAAF chief says ‘medal’ campaign behind doping reports

World athletics Chief Lamine Diack said that a campaign to redistribute medals was behind new press reports alleging widespread doping abuse in the sport.

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Japan calls US spying allegations `deeply regrettable

Tokyo described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as “deeply regrettable”, in its first official response to revelations from whistleblower group Wiki Leaks.

Myanmar rescuers race to flood zones, 46 dead

Rescue workers in Myanmar raced on Monday to help tens of thousands of people in remote areas enduring roof-top high floods, as the death toll climbed to at least 46.

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Sports News

BCCI sells four-year home title rights for Rs 203.28 crore

The BCCI has sold the title rights for India’s home series for the next four years – from October 2015 to September 2019 – for Rs 203.28 crore to ecommerce firm, Paytm.

Accused in IPL spot fixing feel relieved, hope of playing cricket again

The accused cricketers of Rajasthan Royals in IPL spot fixing case felt relieved after a court acquitted them of all charges.

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Leach takes rare hat-trick with first three balls of match

Joe Leach entered the record books by completing a hat-trick off the first three deliveries of a Royal London Cup one-day match against Northampton shire at New Road.

Frequent change of coaches destabilizing Indian hockey: Terry Walsh

Paul van Ass’ unceremonious sacking and frequent change of coaches is “potentially destabilizing Indian hockey” but the country has just enough time to prepare and train itself for an “outstanding performance” in Rio Olympics, feels former coach Terry Walsh.

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Business News

India to produce at least dozen billionaires among start-ups by 2020, says ASSOCHAM

India is expected to produce at least a score of billionaires and many times millionaires among the start-ups in the next five years, n ASSOCHAM study on start-ups has pointed out.

Compulsory testing of packaged food products

All food business operators will have to ensure testing of relevant chemical and/or microbiological contaminants in food products.

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RINL, NTPC mull joint venture to set up Greenfield power plant

Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited, the corporate entity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, and NTPC have decided in-principle to form a joint venture to set up a Greenfield coal-fired power plant.

Rupee recoups 17 paise in early trade

 The rupee recovered 17 paise at 63.96 against the dollar in early trade on Monday, snapping its two-day losing run, on fresh selling of the US currency by exporters amid fall in global crude prices.

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