Current Affairs on 25th August 2014

  • Ragala Venkat Rahul got the silver medal in weightlifting as 77 kg category by lifting 141 kg in Snatch and 175 kg in Clean and Jerk to finish with a total of 316 kg in the 2nd Youth Olympic Games held at Nanjing, China.


  • Sunil Ratnakar Gutte appointed as Joint Managing Director of Sunil Hitech Engineers. Sunil Hitech Engineers is niche segment of Erection, Testing and Commissioning of Bunkers, Fabrication, Boilers, TG sets in the Power Plants, ESPs in all sector except government bodies.


  • Ramakrishnan appointed as the new CFO of Star CJ Networks India Pvt Ltd. It was announced by Kenny Shin, CEO – STAR CJ Network India Pvt Ltd.


  • Mr. T. V. Narendran, Managing Director – Tata Steel India and South East Asia appointed as the new Chairman of Governing Board of XLRI announced by Fr. E. Abraham, S.J., Director, XLRI (Xavier School of Management), one of India’s premier B-Schools.


  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces “Energy Highway” a new project in pipeline which will connect eastern India with the national gas grid.


  • Smruti Irani published a book named “Narendra Modi a visionary prime minister” as a coffee table book based on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This book contains 300 rare pictures compiled over a period of thirty years.


  • Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice RM Lodha said coal block allocations made since 1993 till 2010 during previous government have been done in an illegal manner and how the mining rights should be now re-assigned will be decided by the top court in a series of hearings starting September 1


  • Gurpreet Singh is appointed as COO of One Digital Entertainment Pvt Ltd. One Digital Entertainment is one of the largest MCN for YouTube in India and also distributes over iTunes and other most useful digital platforms like Zenga.


  • Bus Fare rises Rs.1 in West Bengal as decided by Ms Mamta Banerjee government.


  • Ms Sheila Dikhsit met with Rajnath Singh, Home Minister and Pranab Mukherjee, President that she is likely to quit soon as Governor of Kerala.


  • President Pranab Mukherjee received the names recommendation for appointment to the post of Governor by Home Minister for Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Goa states.


  • President Rule’s continues in Delhi till February 2015 due to no decision on holding the elections by government.


  • Two major attacks in Afghanistan as 1) A suicide bomb attack in a Shi’ite mosque in Baghdad on Monday killed at least nine people and wounded 21 peoples and 2) A Taliban commander was killed in Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast in Pakistan’s restive tribal region bordering Afghanistan.


  • UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg today and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley held a meeting to discuss various tax matters like mutual interest, including the retrospective tax amendment issue.


  • A 33rd international agriculture, water and agro- industry trade show held at Saudi Arabia having Largest Ever Indian Participation as 48 Indian companies.


  • Jindal Stainless Limited (JSL) got the prestigious 13th Annual Greentech Safety Award 2014 in category of the largest integrated manufacturer of Stainless Steel in India in Gold Category in Metal & Mining Sector. On this occasion Honble Shibu Baby John, Labour Minister, Govt. of Kerala and Honble P.T. Parmeshwar Naik, Labour Minister, Govt. of Karnataka are the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour. This award is presented on an annual basis by the Greentech Foundation to the companies who have the standards in excellence in fire & safety management.


  • DDA plans a ground floor for Senior Citizens in next auction.


  • MS Dhoni said Duncan Fletcher is Boss not Ravi Shastri. BCCI against to MS Dhoni statement.


  • Lots of discrepancies found in UPSC paper stated by students after examination.


  • Sanskrit Subject is mandate in 11th and 12th classes in Central School (Kendriya Vidyalaya).

  • Prime Minister issued a letter to Banks under the scheme “Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna” for opening the Bank Account of each member in India so that development can go in the right side.
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  • RJD and JDU got the collaboration in Bihar elections and comes in the majority.
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