Top News Headlines of 4 August 2014


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Glasgow Shame

  • Glasgow shame: Even as Indian sports-persons were shedding blood and sweat to bring laurels to the country, our officials were making headlines for very different reasons. Rajeev Mehta, secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and Virender Malik, a senior wrestling referee, were arrested in two separate incidents of alleged assault on Saturday.
  • India has told Nepal it is ready to revise the 1950 India-Nepal friendship treaty . PM Narendra Modi, in what is the first bilateral visit by an Indian PM to Nepal in 17 years, told his counterpart Sushil Koirala that he wanted to see it completed in his tenure.
  • A 17-year-old boy has been apprehended for stealing a gold bar worth Rs 30 lakh.
  • DU polls on Aug 22: The DU administration has issued the schedule for elections to the Delhi University Court. The Court is the highest statutory body of the university.
  • UPSC row: HC red-flagged CSAT in 2013: As early as May 2013, the Delhi high court had red-flagged errors in the current CSAT examination conducted by UPSC but had left it to the central government to rectify them.
  • The three authorities that administer Noida and Greater Noida have decided to buy land directly from farmers for various infrastructure projects, including the ambitious Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor, to hasten the pace of development work in the region, a senior official said on Sunday.
  • 70.33% of the women in Gujarat who are in their prime working age group of 15 years to 34 years, are of no economic value for their families or state. A large section of these are literate and are marginal workers.
  • An India-France proposed joint venture expected to be worth around Rs 30,000 crore to develop short-range air defence missiles seems to have run into rough weather as the IAF feels its requirements could be met by the indigenous Akash surface-to-air missile weapon system.
  • Driven by an investment-friendly government at the Centre, overseas investors pumped in a staggering $6 billion into the Indian securities market in July -taking their overall net inflows since beginning of 2014 to more than $26 billion.
  • CWG-2014: The pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa missed out on gold when they lost their women’s doubles final against World No. 18 Malaysians Vivian Kah Mun Hoo and Khe Wei Woon 17-21, 21-23 on Sunday. The duo was the gold winner in the same event four years back.
  • Announcement :- Badminton Association of India president Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta announced financial rewards for the Indian contingent at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with men’s singles gold medallist P Kashyap set to get a reward of Rs 25 lakh.
  • Announcement:- Vice-president of the Telangana Badminton Association Chamundeswaranath has announced a car for P. Kashyap. Chamundi, who is also the president of Hyderabad District Badminton Association, said that Kashyap will be presented with a car worth over 10 lakh immediately after his arrival.
  • CWG-2014: Arpinder Singh gave India their third medal in athletics as he won a bronze in the men’s triple jump event of the 20th Commonwealth Games here.
  • CWG-2014: Michelle Li became the first Canadian to win women’s singles gold at the Commonwealth Games badminton on Sunday as she saw off the challenge of Scotland’s Kirsty Gilmour and her passionate home following at the Emirates Arena.
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