Top News Headlines of 30 August 2014

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  • PV Sindhu: PV Sindhu created history by becoming the first Indian to bag two medals at the World Championships. She etched her name in the record books as the first Indian girl to win a women’s singles medal, the 19-year-old bettered that by reaching the medal round at the Worlds the medal round at the Worlds in Copenhagen on Friday.
  • Jan Dhan Sets Record: More than 1.8 crore bank accounts have been activated as the government stepped up its financial inclusion efforts on Friday , setting a record of sorts after kicking off the mega programme with 1.5 crore accounts on the opening day .
  • 5th World Kabbadi Cup 2014: Punjab Deputy chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal announced that the 5th World Kabbadi Cup 2014 would be held from November 20 to December 13. Sukhbir said the semifinals would be played in Punjab province of Pakistan.
  • Mandatory Helment for woman: The transport department ordered making helmets mandatory for women got a lukewarm response on Friday 2014.
  • Fake Admissions: The crime branch of Delhi Police has detected 13 fake admissions large-scale scam in some DU colleges of south campus in Venky and Three arrested by Delhi Police on Friday. 19 year old gang member a Second year student.
  • Aircel: The CBI has filed a chargesheet in the Aircel-Maxis deal claiming that former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran and his family had received a bribe of Rs 742 crore for coercing entrepreneur C Sivasankaran to sell his telecom company Aircel to Malaysia based Maxis.
  • Supreme Court: The Supreme Court sought a response from the Madhya Pradesh high court judge accused of sexually harassment an additional districted and session judge from Gwalior and stayed the inquiry proceedings instituted by the HC chief justice.
  • NDA copying of UPA: Congress has accused the BJP government of copying UPA’s financial scheme and ridiculed it for engagine in “hype and hoopla” over the launch by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the ‘Jan Dhan Yojna’ to provide bank accounts to the poor.
  • Crime Case of Ministers: Almost about 44 of the 194 state cabinet minister from 13 Assemblies and 12 out of 45 Union Ministers and  90% of Telangana Ministers face criminal charges in rape case, murder case, kidnapping or electoral violations against them in the last two years.
  • Election Commission: The Election Commission on Friday issued guidelines asking all political parties to declare cash donations received by them, irrespective of the amount, and annually submit to it accounts duly audited and certified by a chartered accountant.
  • Build English Vocabulary: Researchers at the University of Gothenburg and Karlstad University in Sweden found that young people who play a lot of interactive English computer games have and advantage in terms of English vocabulary.
  • Google: Google has said  it is testing using drones to deliver items bought online, putting its own spin on similar efforts by internet retail titan
  • Malaysia Airlines: Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced on Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters.
  • Russia shuts 12 outlets of McDonald’s: Russia has temporarily closed 12 outlets of McDonald’s on health grounds and is carrying out more than 100 inspections.
  • Miss Aisa Pacific World run off: Myanmarese model May Noe, who was crowned Miss Aisa Pacific World in May 2014. The 18 year old has been stripped of her title for being ruled and dishonest, and has run off with the $100,000 pageant crown.
  • CCI: The Competition Commission, which has put the multi-billion dollar Sun-Ranbaxy deal for public scrutiny, on Friday. “This is the first case“ of combination where the Competition Commission of India (CCI) has gone for a public scrutiny.
  • Reliance: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) plans to invest about $13 billion in energy projects, including a four lakh barrels per day (bpd) crude refinery at its Jamnagar complex. The refinery would process cheap, heavy crudes that are increasingly available to Asia as the shale boom has cut US demand for the grades.
  • 2013-2014 Budget Estimates: The data released by the Controller General of Ac counts on Friday shows that the Fiscal deficit touched 61.2% of full year Budget Estimates (BE) or over Rs 3.2 lakh crore in April-July period.
  • Penalty on Adani Gas Ltd by CCI: The Competition Appellate Tribunal has stayed Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) Rs25crore penalty and modification of the gas sale contract order against Adani Gas Ltd, the city gas distribution arm of Ahmedabad based Adani Group.
  • UBI: United Bank of India (UBI) has filed a caveat in the Supreme Court against Kingfisher Airlines (KFA) shortly after Calcutta High Court division bench’s judgement was delivered on Thursday.
  • Shahid Afridi: Shoaib Malik has said maverick all-rounder Shahid Afridi is the best person to replace Misbah-ul-Haq as skipper for next year’s World Cup.
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