Top News Headlines of 5 August 2014

Breaking news of 5 August 2014 Grab top news headlines and major events for Current Affairs GK from all around the World.


  • Indian startup Micromax, established just five years back with a capital of Rs 20 lakh, has overtaken Samsung in the second-quarter of this year, led by growing demand for its smartphones, according to data compiled by Counter-Point Research.
  • Former BJP leader and ideologue K N Govindacharya has accused the Narendra Modi government of breaking the law by its official use of Twitter and Facebook accounts.
  • Government announcement :- Giving in to sustained pressure from Hindi belt parties on the CSAT pattern, the government on Monday announced that marks for 8-9 English comprehension questions in Paper II of the prelims exam would not be counted for gradation and merit.
  • Indian Olympic Association secretary general Rajeev Mehta and wrestling referee Virender Malik, both arrested in Glasgow on separate charges, were released on Monday after the charges against them were dropped due to lack of evidence.
  • TN sends back Lanka kids’ cricket team for 14 children from Sri Lanka who arrived in Chennai on Sunday . Hours after they landed for the all-India under-15 national league cricket tournament, the city police packed them off, citing security concerns.
  • A consumer forum has asked a real estate firm to pay Rs 5.8 lakh to a woman whose allotment was cancelled and deposit forfeited after she failed to secure a loan.
  • National Council of Educational Research and Training has been roped in by the ministry to organize a 3-day national seminar on `Challenges in Sanskrit Teaching and Learning’ from August 7 as part of the Sanskrit week.
  • In a breakthrough in space propulsion, Nasa researchers have found that `impossible’ microwave thrusters that require no propellant may actually work.
  • Danish researchers claim to have set a new data transfer world record by transmitting over a single optical fibre at an incredible speed of 43 terabits per second.
  • Australian pop sensation Kylie Minogue helped bring the curtain down on the 2014 Commonwealth Games on Sunday in a colourful, upbeat ceremony which saw the 11-day showpiece hailed as “the best ever”.
  • Kapil Sharma Who Recently Dropped Out Of A Film, Is Planning To Make His Tv Show Comedy Nights With Kapil a weekly , in order to concentrate on his film career. The show is currently biweekly.
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Top News Headlines of 5 August 2014
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