5th August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

5th August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

5th August Current Affairs

National News

Sudden flash flood may have caused derailment of trains, says Railway Board chief

The chairperson of the Railway Board, A.K. Mittal, said that the accident of the two trains near Harda in (MP) Madhya Pradesh may have been cause by a sudden flash flood.

MP train tragedy: Death toll rises to 27, NDRF teams rushed to site

The death excise in the Madhya Pradesh twin train calamity has increased to 27, including 11 women, 11 men and five children and number of people has been injured badly.

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Porn Websites Banned In India, 857 website banned

The government of India has banned right to use to at least 857 porn websites. By order no. 813-7/25/2011-DS (Vol.-V), the department of Electronics and IT has asked the Department of Telecom to inform internet service providers to block access to 857 URLs, under the provision of Section 79(3)(b) of the IT Act, 2000 as the content hosted on these websites relate to integrity, courtesy as given in Article 19(2) of the Constitution of India.

Peace treaty signed between Govt. of India and Naga Rebels

The harmony treaty signed between Naga Rebels led by National Socialist Council of Nagalim-IM and the Government of India. Previously, in the year 1997 the talk for peace treaty was begin.

5th August Current Affairs

International News

UN chief commends US for climate change plan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon honored the Obama management for presenting an striving plan to deal with climate change, a media report said.

Obama will echo Kennedy’s American University nuclear speech from 1963

An expressive young president, chosen with only brief experience in the Senate, is facing a nuclear weapons threat abroad and a refrain of criticism at home. So he decides to make the short trip to American institution of higher education to give a speech in point of view Americans to take an option for harmony and search a weapons contract with a country no one trusts.

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Israel uses detention without trial on Jewish extremist for first time

Israel used a contentious decades-old form of custody without trial against an suspected Jewish extremist for the first time, following a protest over the death of a Palestinian children in an arson attack.

Kerry, China’s Wang discuss South China Sea tensions

Tensions in the undecided South China Sea took centre-stage in talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Wednesday, a day after Southeast Asian nations were known for restraint in the essential waterway.

New Taliban leader facing tension as top official quits

 A top Taliban official pronounced his resignation on Tuesday in the middle of a rising leadership struggle in the Afghan insurgent movement after news of the death of head Mullah Mohammad Omar last week.

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Sports News

Am a girl first, then a sportswoman: Sania

Few sportspersons are connected with glamour and style but tennis star Sania Mirza, who walked the ramp at the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW), argued she has the same wishes and requirements as a normal girl, despite being in a demanding sport.

Special Olympics athlete found after disappearing from LAX

An autistic teenage Special Olympics sportsperson who vanished from Los Angeles International Airport was found sleeping on a lawn five miles away Monday afternoon, hours after one more missing player turned up safe 350 miles away in Northern California.

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Confident of playing for India in 2019 World Cup: Sreesanth

Former Indian cricketer S Sreesanth is confident of his returning and representing the country once again. On Tuesday, Sreesanth visited Sree Krishna Temple in Guruvayoor. This is his first public visit after being acquitted from all the charges in the 2013 IPL Spot Fixing Scandal.

Business News

Gold struggles near multi-year low as Fed comments buoy dollar

Gold slipped in the direction of a 5-1/2-year low on Wednesday as the dollar build up after comments from a Federal Reserve representative backed prospect that the U.S. central bank would hike interest rates as early as next month.

China July services activity quickens to 11-month high – survey

Activity in China’s services sector stretched out at its best ever pace in 11 months in July, credit to stronger new business, a private survey showed on Wednesday, a welcome growth at a time factories in the world’s second leading economy are struggling.

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Adani’s Australia coal mine hits environmental legal snag

An Australian court on Wednesday repeal the government’s environmental agreement for one of the world’s leading coal mines under creation in the Australian outback by Indian conglomerate Adani Mining.

IMF staff urges no rush to add China yuan to currency basket

The International Monetary Fund should place off any progress to add the yuan to its standard currency basket until after September 2016, IMF staff assumed in a report which illustrate a mixed presentation of the renminbi on conference key financial norms.

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