Top News Headlines of 12 August 2014

Breaking news of 12 August 2014 Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.


  • 200 DTC buses to get CCTVs, first on road; Travelling on a Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) bus will soon get safer—as part of a pilot project, DTC is installing CCTV cameras in 200 buses.
  • China beats India to launch its national online donor registry: Most countries with active organ trans plant programmes have a system of registries to track the donation and allocation system. The latest to join this club is China, which launched an online registry this March.
  • Smriti Irani’s tall tale of Yale busted : HRD minister Smriti Irani recently went from being a Class XII passout to suddenly becoming a Yale `graduate’, and her comment about having an Ivy League education has set off the Twitterati’s sarcasm.
  • The Tata-Singapore Airlines combine on Monday unveiled Vistara, its much-awaited joint-venture full service carrier, and said that the new `luxury’ airline should fly by October, in time for Diwali.
  • Awaas Yojana set to shed Indira’s name: Indira Gandhi’s name is set to be removed from the popular rural housing programme that provides subsidies to the poor to have a house of their own, in a move which will symbolize the regime change.
  • Gujarat  government refuses to reveal assets of CM, ministers: The Gujarat government has turned down an RTI query seeking details of the wealth of the chief minister and the council of ministers, claiming it is not in the “larger public interest”.
  • HC says E-Ricks unlawful, cannot lift ban: Retaining the ban on plying of e-rickshaws in the capital, the Delhi high court on Monday said it cannot permit something that is not provided under the law. “We cannot permit something that is not provided under the law.
  • DPS Ghaziabad in top 8 CBSE schools: n the TOI report `Only one NCR school in CBSE’s top eight’ published on Monday, the list inadvertently missed out Delhi Public School, Ghaziabad.
  • City’s largest solar plant at Dwarka Sec 21 Metro sation: Delhi Metro on Monday started operations on the largest rooftop solar plant in the city. DMRC also promised to generate 20MW of solar power in the next three years.
  • Appointments: OIL: Sudhakar Mahapatra takes over the responsibilities of Director (Exploration and Development) on the board of Oil India Limited (OIL).
  • Insurance bill set to go to select panel: The insurance bill is set to be sent to a select committee of Rajya Sabha which is likely to be headed by a BJP member.
  • A Chinese woman who married 26 times is now caught in a legal tangle. Her problem is not the marriage law, but the rules concerning the government’s family planning policy.
  • Hyundai India puts breaks on Europe exports: Hyundai, which is the biggest car exporter from India and accounts for nearly 45% of total shipments, will stop the sale of India-made i10 and the newly-launched Elite i20 to the European countries, a move that will have an immediate impact on the company’s exports this year.
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