9th July 2015 Current Affairs Headlines online – Latest news today

9th July 2015 Current Affairs Headlines online – Latest news today

9th July Current Affairs

International

OPEC daily basket price dips

The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stopped at $53.76 a barrel on Wednesday, evaluate to $54.23 on Tuesday — a drop of over $1.5, the organization’s secretariat said.

CONMEBOL president ‘calm’ about bribe claims

Asuncion, July 9 (IANS) South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) president Juan Angel Napout of Paraguay has assumed he is “calm” after blame linked him to a system of bribery surrounding the organization.

Facebook builds wind-powered data centre in Texas

Washington, July 9 (IANS) Facebook leading  social networking site, has started creating in Texas of its fifth statistics centre which is completely powered by wind energy.

South Carolina House approves removal of Confederate flag

Following a long and heated debate, South Carolina’s House of Representatives has seemingly voted to eliminate the Confederate flag from capitol grounds.

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India to tour Australia in January 2016

Melbourne, July 9 (IANS) India will revisit to Australia near the beginning of next year to play the reigning World Champions in a five-match One-Day International (ODI) and three-game Twenty20 International series’ from January 12 to 31.

2018 World Cup not affected by change of FIFA chief’

Moscow, July 9 (IANS) whoever achieve something Sepp Blatter as FIFA president, Russia will not mislay the 2018 football World Cup, Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko has said.

9th July Current Affairs

National

Major powers turn the screws for Iran nuclear deal

Foreign ministers from main power sought Thursday to revolve the screws on Iran to finalize a remarkable nuclear deal on the eve of a deadline to present it to US lawmakers.

Vyapam scam: Those in jail should be made state’s witnesses, says Digvijay

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday advised for the students and job-seekers, who were imprisoned in connection with the Vyapam scam, to be turned state’s evidence, adding that he is ‘grateful’ to the Supreme Court after the apex court order the moving of all cases connecting to the scam to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

SC has endorsed Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s stand on Vyapam: BJP

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday declared that the Supreme Court has in fact lauded the stand of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh Government that all cases connected to the Vyapam scam be handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Rahul Gandhi to interact with national executive members of Mahila Congress

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will assist with the national executive members of the All India Mahila Congress on Thursday.

Constable Sanjay Yadav was a ‘key witness’ in Vyapam scam: Digvijay Singh

Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday said that police constable Sanjay Yadav was a key witness in the Vyapam scam case.

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Lalu to skip Sonia Gandhi’s Iftar dinner

Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav will miss out Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s Iftar dinner due to the reason to his also seizing a related function on the same day.

Sonia Gandhi invites Opposition leaders for Iftar dinner

In an attempt to show a message of opposition unity, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has requested leaders from all non-BJP aligned parties for an Iftar dinner.

Shahid Kapoor tweets to thank fans for their blessings

Happily married Shahid Kapoor demonstrates his thankfulness to his fans for all the fine wishes they shower on him during his marriage via Twitter.

Hope ‘Baahubali’ spreads Telugu cinema’s fame: Junior NTR

Chennai, July 9 (IANS) Actor Junior NTR, who hardly ever writes about his own films on social media platform, on Thursday wished good luck to team “Baahubali”, and further that he look forward to the film will extend the fame of Telugu cinema in all directions.

Nawazuddin highly inspired by Bollywood’s Khan trio

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui is one of those lucky actors to have worked with all three big Khans of the industry — Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh. He says he is tremendously inspired by them.

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 Sports

Sania-Martina reach Wimbledon semis

Indian tennis player Sania Mirza equalled her most excellent performance at Wimbledon by reaching the women’s double semi-finals of the lone grass court Major with Swiss partner Martina Hingis here.

Wimbledon Lookahead: Sharapova tries to end Williams’ streak

Now it’s Maria Sharapova’s turn at Wimbledon to try to put an end to Serena Williams’ bid for the third leg of a calendar-year Grand Slam — and a fourth consecutive major title.

Business

India, U.S. join hands to close in on tax evaders

India and the United States mark a tax information sharing agreement on Thursday, under a new U.S. law meant to combat offshore tax escaping by Americans as well as Indians stashing funds abroad.

Q1 passenger car sales up 8 percent: SIAM

Passenger car segment sales raised by 8.57 percent in the first quarter (Q1) of the present fiscal and stood at 482,332 units from 444,242 units sold during the corresponding period of 2014-15, industry data showed on Thursday.

China bounce ends five-day losing streak for stocks

World stocks cracked a five-day losing stripe on Thursday, as Beijing stop the progress of a rout in Chinese stocks and the Federal Reserve signalled it might be too shortly to raise U.S. interest rates.

Russia’s Rosneft inks deal for 49 percent stake in Essar Oil

Russian oil major Rosneft has signed an initial “non-binding” memo with the Ruia family-led Essar group to buy 49 percent stake in Essar Oil’s Vadinar refinery in Gujarat.

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