Top News Headlines of 28 July 2014


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  • US hospitals are fined millions for unethical acts, Indian ones go free :- Even as no action has been taken by the Indian government on hospitals giving doctors a cut for referring patients and for carrying out unnecessary procedures, in the US more than six hospitals have been fined several million dollars since the beginning of the year for exactly such practices.
  • Lalu & Nitish in joint campaign:- If politics is the art of survival, RJD boss Lalu Prasad and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar would be its most consummate artists. Sworn enemies for the past 20 years -Nitish broke with the Janata Dal to form Samata Party in 1993 -the two have punctuated Bihar’s leadership in these two decades with their charismatic and clashing personalities.
  • Govt. seeks to scrap 9,000 more :Realizing that it could not meet the deadline set by the Centre for building houses for the poor, the Delhi government wants to drop the construction of 9,000 flats. These EWS flats are part of some 68,000 low-cost flats sanctioned by the previous UPA government under its flagship Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewable Mission (JNNURM) scheme.
  • Jamia shapes IAS dreams in its free coaching academy:- Thirty-four of its 300 students have cracked the civil services exam and, of the 12 who made it this year, two were ranked as high as 17 and 90. But this is not just another money-spinning coaching shop. It’s the free Residential Coaching Academy of Jamia Millia Islamia. Funded by the University Grants Commission and ministry of minority affairs, it has scripted success stories for candidates from SC/ ST category , women and minorities in the past three years.
  • Eng, Urdu words in NCERT’s Hindi books:- Dinanath Batra of RSS is upset that despite his multiple successes and work as a Hindu pedagogue, NCERT has not yet changed its Hindi textbooks. What he finds objectionable in Hindi textbooks ranges from the use of English and Urdu words to reference to Maqbool Fida Husain and poet Avtar Singh Pash who had dabbled in Naxal politics in his early years to ‘unsavoury presentation’ of Bhakti poetess Mira and Saivite Akka Mahadevi. Batra, who heads Shiksha Bachao Andolan, said, “We had prepared a booklet on NCERT Hindi textbooks.
  • Saharanpur Riots:- BJP and Samajwadi Party hurled accusations at each other over Saharanpur riots with senior SP leader Azam Khan alleging it was the handiwork of the RSS. BJP leader Kalraj Mishra claimed Pakistan’s ISI was behind the flare-up in which two people were killed and scores injured. Kalraj cited Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi’s campaign speech in which he had spoken about an IB agent telling him the ISI was active during Muzaf farnagar riots.
  • Soon, Wi-fi services:- In a move to push IT based government interface with people and to make mobile connectivity easier, the Narendra Modi government has set the target to provide support to state governments and municipal bodies for launching wi-fi services in urban areas and universities.
  • NCP adamant on 50:50 seat-sharing in Maha:- Seat-sharing talks between Congress and Nationalist Congress Party are delicately poised with the Maharashtra outfit sticking to its demand that it be given a higher share in the coming assembly elections. The NCP seems unwilling to climb down on its demand for 50:50 seat-sharing formula which means Congress cede a good number of seats to the ally.
  • Facebook launched New Tool:- Facebook has launched a new tool that lets users store links from News Feed and Facebook Pages for places, events, movies, TV shows, and music to a list where they can see them later. With `Save’, users can indicate that they want to bookmark content to revisit later. The feature is available for iOS, Android and Web users.
  • Avg CEO pay at top sensex cos Rs 10cr/yr :- The average CEO pay at India’s top listed companies has risen to Rs 10 crore a year, but still remains less than one-tenth of over Rs 100 crore median remuneration paid to their peers in the US.
  • CWG 2014:- Shooter Shreyasi Singh gave the Indian contingent a great start on Day 5 by winning silver in the women’s double trap event.
  • CWG 2014:- Asab Mohd then gave Indian fans another moment of pride by winning the bronze medal in the men’s double trap event.
  • CWG 2014 :- Nineteen-year-old Punam Yadav broke down as soon as Nigerians Olauwatoyin Adesanmi and Obloma Okoli -women’s 63kg gold and silver medal winners -hugged her on the podium. She might have won a bronze, but for her this was as aluable as gold. The medal was satisfaction, the reward for years of hard work that she had put in despite financial constraints she faced throughout.
  • England‘s Peaty Beats Olympic Champ To Gold :- England’s Adam Peaty claimed gold in the men’s 100m breaststroke in a new Games record time of 58:94sec in Glasgow on Saturday.
  • New Zealand Beat India:- India eves failed to keep their winning momentum going as they were blanked 0-3 by higherranked New Zealand in their second Group match at the 20th Commonwealth Games, here on Sunday. India, ranked 13th in the world, showed glimpses of individual brilliance but the girls failed combine as team to be able to break the resolute defence of fourthranked `Black Sticks’. India were the second best team on the day as the Kiwi girls did not give any space to their opponents. For New Zealand Anita Punt scored two goals and Gemma Flynn scored the other.
  • Saina says, “I’ve only requested the government to give me the cash reward, as it’s been pending for two years now. And it is something that had been promised to me.”
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