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31st August Current Affairs

National News

Seychelles honour for Shahnaz

India’s beauty icon Shahnaz Husain has been nominated as the Cultural Ambassador for the Seychelles in India by President James A. Michel during his visit to New Delhi.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will attend a Swabhiman (self-respect) rally in Patna

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will attend a Swabhiman (self-respect) rally to be organized here on Sunday by the grand alliance of the party, the Janata Dal (U) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal for the Bihar Assembly elections.

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ISRO to boost GSLV capability

Flush with the successful launch of the GSLV D6, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is geared up to add more heft to the three-stage rocket to enable it to lob satellites weighing up to 2.5 tonnes into geosynchronous orbit.

Karnataka hospitals may discontinue cashless facilities for ESIC beneficiaries

Upset with the outstanding dues of over Rs. 100 crore from the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation, private hospitals empanelled with ESIC to provide super-speciality treatment to beneficiaries have threatened to discontinue cashless facilities from September 1.

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31st August Current Affairs

International News

Britain attacks ‘broken’ EU migration system

Europe’s migration system is broken, British Interior Minister Theresa May wrote on Sunday, blaming its borderless system for exacerbating a migrant crisis and demanding tighter European Union rules on free movement.

Obama invites Sharif for talks at White House

U.S. President Barack Obama has invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for a meeting at the White House in October, U.S. National Security Adviser Susan Rice said on Sunday.

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Indian social worker seeks custody of Geeta

An Indian social worker has filed a petition in a court here seeking the custody of Geeta, 23, who is believed to have mistakenly crossed into Pakistan as a child and has been living here for a decade.

Tallest mountain in North America renamed: White House

Mount McKinley, the tallest of North America’s mountains, is officially being renamed Denali, the White House has said, on the eve of President Barack Obama’s historic visit to Alaska.

Sports News

US Open: Some lesser known facts and trivia

As the 2015 edition of the U.S. Open tennis tournament kicks off today with all eyes on Djokovic and Serena Williams, we provide some lesser known and interesting facts on this tournament over the years.

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US Open: Former champion Maria Sharapova pulls out due to leg injury

Maria Sharapova, winner of five grand slam events, has pulled out of the US Open tennis championships due to a leg injury, the Russian said on Sunday.

US Open: Nadal denies report of refusal to play with Kyrgios

World number eight Rafael Nadal has denied the report about him declining to play with controversial Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios in a doubles match of the charity event, saying that he was never asked to play with the bad boy.

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US Open: Serena, Djokovic, Nadal to start their quest on Monday

World number ones Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic will launch their bids for the US Open title on Monday’s first day of competition, tournament organisers announced.

Business News

Bandhan joins Indian banking league with 501 branches

Bandhan Bank began operations as a full-fledged bank with 501 branches and 1.43 crore accounts across the country, becoming the newest member of the estimated USD two-trillion Indian banking industry.

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305 cities identified under Housing for All scheme

The government has identified 305 cities and towns across nine states for implementation of its ambitious ‘Housing for All’ scheme.

Yuan firms after PBOC sets stronger guidance rate

China’s yuan firmed on Monday after the central bank set a stronger guidance rate while it also appeared to continue using state-owned banks to support the Chinese currency, traders said.

GMR plans to export power from Nepal plant to Bangladesh

Infra major GMR Group, which is setting up two hydel power projects in Nepal, is in discussions with Bangladesh government among others to export power from the Himalayan country.

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