7th August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

7th August 2015 Current Affairs – Latest News Today

7th August Current Affairs

National News

PM Modi to launch National Handloom Day in Chennai

National Handloom Day has been launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Chennai on 7 August 2015.On this event, Sant Kabir Awards and National prize for the years 2012, 2013 and 2014 will be honored and a new India Handloom brand name for enhanced market positioning of excellence handloom products.

Chief Election Commissioner to visit Patna today

Nasim Zaidi who is the Chief Election Commissioner and Achal Kumar who is election commissioner Joti is going to visit Patna to evaluate the arrangements for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections.

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Security tightened at Justice Dipak Misra’s residence following threat letter

Security has been beef up at the residence of Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra after he received an unknown threatening letter. Justice Misra was part of the three-judge Supreme Court bench which had discharged the kindness plea and conveyed the final order on 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon.

Sadhvi Prachi’s remark an ‘insult to Parliament’: Congress

Taking strong exemption to Bharatiya Janata Party head Sadhvi Prachi’s ‘terrorists’ clarification, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Friday said the previous statement is an insult to the Parliament.

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Final rites of BSF jawan Rocky held in Haryana’s Yamuna Nagar

The last rites of BSF(Border Security Force) jawan Rocky, who was killed while fighting terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Udhampur, were held at his house

7th August Current Affairs

International News

NASA announces crew members for ISS mission in 2017

NASA and its International Space Station (ISS) partners have pronounced the team members for assignment to the orbiting laboratory in 2017.

US dollar mixed amid job data

 The US dollar changed against most main currencies as the job data came to some extent below market agreement.

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Taiwan braces as strongest typhoon in two years churns towards island

Taiwan cancelled flights and school classes on Friday as the strongest typhoon to intimidate in two years agitated straight for the island and was estimated to make landfall on Saturday.

Sports News

Indian girls basketball team suffer fifth loss

The Indian girls’ basketball team finished their Asia Under-16 competition Level 1 campaign without a succeed, distressing their fifth successive defeat, this time to Chinese Taipei in their last league match here on Thursday.

Swimmers Sejwal, Shivani fail to qualify at Worlds

Indian swimmers Sandeep Sejwal and Shivani were unsuccessful to succeed for the semi-finals in their particular categories at the World Championships.

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Business News

Gold faces longest weekly losing run since 1999, U.S. data in focus

Gold steadied close to a 5-1/2-year low on Friday and was on path to give you an idea about a loss for the seventh week in a row, its greatest such slump since 1999, ahead of U.S. data that may conclude how rapidly the Federal Reserve elevated interest rates.

IBM to buy Merge Healthcare in $1 billion deal

IBM Corp (IBM.N) said it would obtain medical image corporation Merge Healthcare Inc (MRGE.O) in a $1 billion deal and join it with its recently formed health analytics unit, which is powered by its well-known Watson supercomputer.

Sun Life eyes bigger stake in India insurance venture

Canadian insurer Sun Life Financial Inc is concerned in elevating its stake in its Birla Sun Life Insurance joint venture in India as it weighs several gaining prospect in Asia and North America, its top administrative said on Thursday.

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Asian shares set for third weekly drop; dollar up ahead of jobs data

Asian shares leaped off early lows on Friday but continued on track for their third instantly weekly loss, while the dollar increased ahead of U.S. jobs data that might spur the Federal Reserve to lift interest rates in September.

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