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Major News and Events of 08 November 2014

What Happened on 08 November 2014

PM Modi Cleans Holy Ganga at Varanasi's Assi Ghat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Assi Ghat at Varanasi, offered prayers and took Clean India campaign to the next level. With spade in his hands, he started cleaning the holy River Ganga. PM Modi also nominated nine people including Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to further move the 'Swachh Bharat', a cleaning campaign. Other eight names, as per media reports, are Chancellor of Chitrakoot Handicapped University Swami Ram Bhadracharya, cricketers Mohd Kaif and Suresh Raina, writer Manu Sharma, Padma Shri Professor Devi Prasad Dwivedi, Bhojpuri actor Manoj Tiwari, television actor and comedian Raju Srivastava and singer Kailash Kher. 

No Trading of Shares of Kingfisher Airlines from 1 Dec

Trading of the grounded Kingfisher Airlines Ltd's shares will not be done from 1 December. Separate notices have been issued by two major stock exchanges of the country viz the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. Decision has been taken as the airlines failed to follow the rules on reporting its financial results. For the past two years no aircraft of the Kingfisher Airlines has flown, which was once India's No. 2 carrier. Along with this, trading of UB Engineering Ltd, part of Mallya's UB Group has also been suspended.

The Indian Army takes the responsibility of killing two youth in Kashmir during Budgam firing

The Army has accepted its mistake of killing two Kashmiri boys in the firing that took place at Chattergam in Budgam district of Kashmir. Compensation of Rs 10 lakh for the kin of the killed youths and Rs 5 lakh for the injured has also been announced. The Indian Army promised a transparent investigation. Northern Army Command chief Lt Gen DS Hooda also said that the Army will make sure not to repeat such mistakes again, as per media reports.

Manohar Parrikar Resigns as Goa's CM

Goa's political scenario is getting hotter with the resignation of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. He resigned for his inclusion in the cabinet as one of the Union Ministers. But the BJP unit of Goa is going through a tough phase. Deputy chief minister Francis D'Souza is demanding for a higher post that is of CM and added that he won't work under his subordinates. D'Souza has support of more than 12 legislators. As per media reports, he even threatened to leave the government in case his demands are not fulfilled.

Sania Mirza to Launch her Autobiography Soon

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza said that she was working on her autobiography but not decided its release date. As per media reports, she has written 26 chapters of her autobiography and new chapters are being added. Sania Mirza will take a call to complete it and release it. She added that she stopped playing singles matches because of her three surgeries during five years. Her autobiography will tell his readers the true things about her which at times were presented in a wrong way.

Google Reveals Nexus 6 Price

Google prized its Nexus 6 at Rs 44,000 for the 32GB model and Rs 49,000 for the 64GB. Such a price has put this smartphone into the segment comprised of high-end users. Indian market is currently flooded with low cost smartphones like Xiaomi Mi 3, Moto G and Redmi 1S. So it is still unclear whether Nexus 6 will make its impact in the segment owned by iPhones and Samsung Galaxy smartphones or not.

FAQs and Answers on Indian History and Geography
Which Indian state is the largest producer of coffee?Karnataka state is the largest producer of coffee in India. The state contributed about 70% of the total production of coffee in India during 2016-17 with 2.33 lakh MT coffee production. The main variety of coffee grown in Karnataka is Robusta, but the state also… Read More...
Which is the longest National Highway in India?Previously known as National Highway 7, National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest-running National Highway in India. It is 3,745 km long and covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP. It starts from Srinagar in the north and ends in Kanyakumari in the south. NH-44… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of silk?Karnataka is the largest producer of silk in India. The state produces an average of around 8,200 metric tonnes of silk every year, which is about one-third of the total silk production in India. Up to November 2017, Karnataka has produced 5,962 metric tonnes of… Read More...

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