6th August Current Affairs
Rajan Says RBI, Government Reach Consensus on Policy Panel
The RBI and government have reached a “broad consensus” on the composition of a rate-setting panel said, Raghuram Rajan, Governor of the central bank.
Ex-Union minister PK Thungon gets 4.5 years jail in corruption case
Former union minister PK Thungon was awarded a four-and-a-half year jail term by a Delhi court in connection with a case lodged in 1998 pertaining to misappropriation of Rs 2 crore released by the Centre.
Congress likely to continue protest over suspension of MPs
Congress MPs from both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are likely to stage a protest at the Gandhi statue in the Parliament premises on Thursday, against the suspension of the party’s 25 lawmakers from the Lok Sabha by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.
Madhya Pradesh twin train tragedy: Railways skipped monsoon patrolling at mishap spot?
The section where two trains derailed due to the sudden flow of water on the tracks has no history of being vulnerable to accidents in rainy season and hence the Railway officials had not anticipated such a tragedy at that spot near here in Madhya Pradesh.
6th August Current Affairs
70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing
Japan is on Thursday marking 70 years since the atomic bombing in Hiroshima that helped end World War II.
Aircraft debris found on Reunion Island from MH370, confirms Malaysia
A piece of a wing that washed up on an Indian Ocean island beach last week was part of the wreckage of Malaysian Airlines flight MH370, Malaysia said on Thursday, confirming the discovery of the first trace of the plane since it vanished last year.
NASA camera reveals ‘dark side’ of moon
The images show the fully illuminated “dark side” of the moon that is never visible from Earth.
Rejecting pact with Iran will lead to war: Obama
Barack Obama warned Congress that rejecting the nuclear agreement with Iran would be the worst mistake since the invasion of Iraq and would lead to “another war” in the Middle East.
UN Chief Ban Ki-moon Appreciates Barack Obama’s Engagement with India, China on Climate Issue
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has voiced appreciation for US President Barack Obama’s “personal engagement” with India, China and Brazil on climate change, saying he counts on his strong leadership to reach an agreement on the issue in Paris.
BSNL gets govt nod to hive off towers into separate arm
The government approved hiving off the state-owned firm’s tower business into a new company as well as compensating it and MTNL Rs 627.20 crore for 800 MHz CDMA spectrum that they surrendered.
Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal: Big Rivalry, Brash Trolling
Flipkart, India’s largest e-commerce firm, and US behemoth Amazon, which entered the country in 2013, exchanged barbed comments on Twitter recently.
SBI Rules Out Rate Cut in Near Future
Top public sector lender SBI today ruled out any interest rate cut for its borrowers, even as the RBI chided banks for not having passed the full benefits of the last three reductions in its policy rate.
Bata India Creates Separate Portfolio for Online Sales
Footwear major Bata India Ltd on Wednesday said it has created a separate products portfolio exclusively for the e-commerce segment.
BCCI likely to invite bids for new IPL franchises
According to a report in the Times of India, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is likely to float tenders for new Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises very soon.
Sundar Raman in attendance as IPL Working Group meets KKR co-owner
The members of the IPL Working Group met Kolkata Knight Riders co-owner Jay Mehta and CEO Venky Mysore while former skipper Anil Kumble joined the meeting via video conferencing in his personal capacity.
For fringe players like Sanju Samson, much is at stake in India ‘A’ tri-series
As the senior team prepares for Virat Kohli’s first full series as India’s Test captain, Rahul Dravid’s young(ish) stewards begin their tri-series campaign against Australia A and South Africa A at Chepauk.
Ashes: Anderson-less England look for series win as Australia look to stay alive
England head starting on Thursday knowing they are just one win away from recapturing the Ashes yet being equally aware they’ve yet to string back-to-back victories together in Tests in 2015.
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