Top News Headlines of 17 August 2014


Breaking news of 17 August 2014 Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.

  • Indian football is set for exponential growth, courtesy the Indian Super League. The I-League, India’s top competition which provides winners with a ticket to compete with Asian football’s elite, offers a purse of Rs 70 lakh for the winners but the ISL has offered a jaw-dropping Rs 15 crore in prize money which includes Rs 8 crore for the winners.
  • Syndicate Bank case judge hints at bribe attempt: In a shocking disclosure, a special CBI judge said on Saturday that the high-profile accused in the alleged Syndicate Bank bribery case had sought to influence her.
  • It was a harrowing time for 300 Jet Airways passengers to London after their flight scheduled to take off from Mumbai at 12.55pm on Friday was delayed for close to 24 hours because of a technical glitch in the aircraft. Flight 9W 118 took off at 12 noon on Saturday only after the airline arranged another aircraft.
  • Water released by Nepal floods 7 UP dists, 3 lakh hit: More than three lakh people in seven districts along the terai in Uttar Pradesh were hit by swirling river waters by Saturday afternoon -fed by a cloudburst in Nepal and release of waters from its barrages, and heavy rain in the catchment area of the Himalayan rivers.
  • The Indira Gandhi National Open University (Ignou), India’s primary vehicle for taking higher education beyond classrooms, is today a case study in chaos.
  • Marriage registrations to go online from next month: Couples seeking to register their marriage under the new law will soon be able to do so online. It is mandatory to register a marriage within 60 days of the wedding.
  • Three persons from ebola-affected nigeria, who arrived here saturday morning, have been admitted to the ram manohar lohia hospital for screening and treatment if required.
  • UPSC: Leave English queries unansweredP: Notifying the new marking scheme for Civil Services Preliminary Examination 2014 in line with the government’s decision not to count the marks for English comprehension section of Paper II for gradation, the UPSC on Saturday asked the examinees to leave the questions in this section unanswered as they would not be evaluated.
  • An Indian hacker group hacked and defaced the official Pakistan railways website on Friday , Pakistani newspaper The News International reported. According to the newspaper, the group, that calls itself `Black Dragon Indian Hacker Online Squad’, took responsibility for the e-attack.
  • Russia-trained 1200 fighters set to join Ukraine rebels: Ukrainian rebels are receiving new military equipment and troops trained in Russia, and will launch a major counteroffensive against government forces, a separatist leader said in a video released on Saturday.
  • World‘s first smartphone turns 20: The first ever smartphone -a $900 clunky IBM Simon mobile phone -has turned 20 on Saturday.
  • Women Beat England In First Test In 8 Years: At a time when the muchhyped Indian men’s team is getting battered by England, the Indian women showed us how to win. Playing a Test after eight long years, Mithali Raj & Co did the unthinkable, stunning the hosts by six wickets in the one-off Test at Wormsley on Saturday .
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Top News Headlines of 17 August 2014
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