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Major News and Events of 28 August 2014

What Happened on 28 August 2014


Delhi Half Marathon will be held on 23 November

As per media reports, the seventh edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is likely to will be held on 23 November. The organisers are expecting more competitors this year than last year which was reported to have 31,000 entries. The fees for the event is kept as Rs. 1,300 for the professionals for the half marathon and Rs. 600 for amateurs for the great Delhi run.

Son of Cabinet Minister booked with rape charges

As per media reports, a case of rape has been filed against the Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda’s son. The woman who has filed the complaint claims that she is married to the boy. Karthik Gowda, the minister’s son has rejected the claims by the woman. The woman is reported to be small-time model and has also acted in Kannada films.

Health Ministry: 821 passengers have been tracked for Ebola

According to the health ministry, 821 passengers have been tracked for the Ebola virus in India so far. Most of them belong to Kerala,Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. As per a statement released by the ministry, a passenger travelling from Nigeria has been found with few symptoms of the virus; however, her reports are still awaited. 

Mary Kom and Akhil prepared for the Asian Games

Indian boxers Mary Kom and Akhil Kumar made a comeback to the boxing squad for the Asian Games to be held next month. Both the players put a strong fight during the two day selection trials. 13 boxers including 10 men and 3 women have been selected to represent India in the Asian Games, post these trials.

Central government launches .Bharat domain

The central government has launched the .Bharat domain in Devanagari script which covers eight languages including Hindi, Marathi and Konkani. After the launch, the individuals or the companies who wish to own a website with domain name in Hindi will be able to do so. The domain ‘.Bharat’ will be used as an extension in place of the common domains such as .Net, .Com or .In.

SEBI changes trading safety rules

With a view to strengthen the risk market, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has asked the depositories to set up a fund that would act as a safety net in case of default. As per reports, the regulator has also asked the clearing houses to launch separate funds for different market segments such as debt, currency and equity.

Assam Rifles jawans killed due to bomb explosion

Militants struck again when a bomb explosion in the Chandel district of Manipur took life of two Assam Rifles Jawans and injured one. The bomb is reported to have exploded during the time when the 3rd Assam Rifles battalion was patrolling around their post in Old Somtal area.   

Shah Rukh becomes 'turn back crime' ambassador for Interpol

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan has been signed as an ambassador by the Interpol for its ‘Turn Back Crime’ campaign which is meant to promote awareness among people on how they can play an important role in preventing crime. As per reports, Shah Rukh Khan has joined Chinese actor Jackie Chan in the list of ambassador for this campaign.

Pakistan goes on to violate ceasefire

As per reports, Pakistan continues to violate the ceasefire as its troops again resorted to firing at the Indian position on the border. As per a statement from an army official,Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing in the Pargwal region of Jammu and Kashmir. He also informed that few outposts were also affected due to the firing.

SC asks DLF to pay Rs. 630 crore penalty

The Supreme Court has okayed the penalty of Rs 630 crore on real estate giant DLF, imposed by Competition Commission of India (CCI) for exploiting its dominant position to the disadvantage of its clients in three different projects in Gurgaon. The bench of Justice N.V. Ramana and Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai has  found DLF guilty of unfair trade practices.