2nd September Current Affairs
Bharat bandh LIVE: 10 trade unions call for 24-hour strike, transport services affected
The Bharat bandh call was given by the unions after talks between them and the govt failed. Business, banking and transport services are believed are disrupted due to the bandh.
Railways on zero-accident mission
Suresh Prabhu said the Railways needed money to correct the anomaly of underinvestments, and called for travellers to contribute to the mission.
Nitin Gadkari Promises to Add 2 Percentage Points to Growth
The man Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tasked with launching a China-style infrastructure boom calls himself a “bulldozer” and promises to add two percentage points to economic growth in two years.
Indrani Mukerjea changes stand, finally admits to role in murder
After remaining mum for nearly a week, Indrani Mukerjea, the main accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora, has finally confessed.
Raghav Chandra takes over as NHAI chief
Senior IAS officer Raghav Chandra has taken over as the Chairman of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).
2nd September Current Affairs
Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina stripped off immunity, prosecutors close in
Guatemalan prosecutors wasted no time in pressing their corruption investigation of President Otto Perez Molina, persuading a judge to bar him from leaving the country.
Pakistan has lost international support on Kashmir: ex Pak envoy
Pakistan no longer enjoys international support on Kashmir and is unlikely to get an approval for a referendum in the region from the UN Security Council, a former Pakistani envoy to the US has said.
INSTC draft approval: Big step forward on India-Iran-Russia corridor
The much-awaited International North South Transport Corridor (INSTC) through Iran has been set in motion, with New Delhi, Tehran, Moscow and 10 other nations.
US State Dept. releases 7,000 pages of Clinton emails
The State Department released roughly 7,000 pages of Hillary Rodham Clinton’s emails including about 150 emails that have been censored because they contain information that is now deemed classified.
Anand draws with Aronian; remains joint eighth
Former world champion Viswanathan Anand did not have a change in fortunes as he played out his sixth draw in a row.
Djokovic and Serena cruise to victory
World No.1s Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic launched their U.S. Open title bids in ruthless style.
US Open: Nishikori, last year’s runner-up, upset by Paire
A year after his run all the way to his first Grand Slam final, Kei Nishikori’s stay at the U.S. Open lasted only a few hours.
Morgan leads England to T20 win
England captain Eoin Morgan marked his return to cricket by top-scoring for his side in a five-run win over Australia in the lone Twenty20 international in Cardiff.
Venezuela says it has secured $5 bn loan from China
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says China has agreed to provide a USD 5 billion loan to boost oil production.
Innovation, pricing integral for FMCG sector growth: Marico
Saugata Gupta, MD and CEO of Marico says the entire FMCG sector is benefiting from, pricing actions and an additional positive would come if the sector ‘ploughs it back to innovation and pricing’.
Cipla ropes in Dr Reddy’s Umang Vohra as Global CFO
In a management rejig, drug major Cipla Ltd appointed former head of Dr Reddy’s North American business Umang Vohra as its Global Chief Financial and Strategy Officer.
DLF gets shareholders nod to raise up to Rs 7,500 cr
Realty major DLF said its shareholders have approved the resolution to create charge, lien or pledge on its over 50 percent shares in three subsidiaries, holding rental commercial assets, for raising up to Rs 7,500 crore.
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