Top News Headlines of 14 August 2014

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  • Indian-origin professor wins Maths Nobel: Manjul Bhargava, a professor of mathematics. Canadian American mathematician of Indian-origin who has mastered Sanskrit and plays tabla at concert level has been awarded the Fields Medal, the Nobel Prize equivalent for math.
  • Tweet effect: Petrol cheaper from I-Day: Price of petrol will be reduced from midnight of 14/ 15 August 2014 in the range of Rs 1.89-2.38 (Rs 2.18/litre in Delhi),” Pradhan tweeted at 4pm. Soon, IOC announced the cut. Petrol will cost Rs 70.33 a litre in the capital.
  • Bank appointments viewed with degree of suspicion: The finance ministry has decided to take a relook at recent appointments of top-level public sector bank executives as well as a clutch of proposals to designate chairmen just before the UPA demitted office.
  • New rivalry: It’s Amazon Murthy vs Flipkart Premji: India’s tech titans and fierce cross-town rivals, Wipro’s Azim Premji and Infosys’ N R Narayana Murthy , are squaring off in the burgeoning $3-billion ecommerce market space too.
  • The government has approved construction of a road connecting Faridabad and Greater Noida that will improve connectivity between NH-8 in Gurgaon and Yamuna Expressway. which will be developed into a two-lane allweather road including construction of a 600-metre bridge on Yamuna.
  • Career prospects of more than 2,500 teachers eligible and waiting for promotion for nearly four years could be in jeopardy, all thanks to Delhi University notifying a 2010 letter of Uni versity Grants Commission four years late.
  • Even Muslims from India called Hindus in Gulf: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that many times, some non-Indians use the word Hindu when referring to Indians. In the Gulf countries, even a Muslim from India is called a Hindu, he said on Wednesday in the state assembly.
  • Ebola: India tells Nigeria to return docs’ passports: India has asked the Nigerian branch of an Indian hospital to return the passport of four Indian doctors who claim to have been forced to stay on in the Ebola-hit country against their wishes.
  • Gaza, Ukraine shadow over Navy’s inductions: Long delays in DRDO projects as well as the raging Israel-Hamas and Crimean conflicts have cast a long shadow over two major indigenous warships, destroyer INS Kolkata and antisubmarine warfare corvette INS Kamorta, slated for induction later this month.
  • The mess left behind by UPA on appointment of vice-chancellors of 12 central universities is slowly getting cleared. President as visitor of these universities has cleared HRD ministry’s new proposal to deal with appointments.
  • Bill will need nod of at least 15 states: Two bills that will do away with the collegium system of appointing Supreme Court and high court judges were passed by the Lok Sabha on Wednesday without any opposition after the government accepted Congress’s demand to drop a key provision.
  • Govt no to FDI in multi-brand retail in India: The Modi government has made it clear it would not open the doors for FDI in multi-brand retail in India.
  • Digital literacy, or the ability to engage, plan and execute actions such as web browsing and exchanging emails, can improve memory , scientists say.
  • Adani Power has struck a deal to buy Lanco Infratech’s 1,200-MW imported coal-fired power plant at Udupi in Karnataka for more than Rs 6,000 crore, marking the biggest acquisition in India’s thermal power industry.
  • Tata Steel reported a worse-than-expected 70% drop in its first quarterly consolidated profit, Hurt by exceptional charges due to write-down of certain investments.
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