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Major News and Events of 11 August 2014

What Happened on 11 August 2014


Shah Rukh Khan's dance with policewoman raised controversy

A controversy has emerged after a policewoman danced with Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan during an event meant for West Bengal police. The politicians from the Opposition have criticised that the policewoman should not have been allowed to dance on stage with her uniform which undermine respect for the police. Mamata Bannerjee, the leader of the state has also been criticised for allowing such performance. The incident took place at the annual state police cultural event held in West Bengal. Shah Rukh Khan has been recently declared the brand ambassador for West Bengal.

HR Experts: Manufacturing sector to hire

According to HR experts, the manufacturing industry in India is expected to experience a growth in terms of hiring activities, improvement in business and government’s attention towards this sector. As a part of the national manufacturing policy (NMP) of India, the manufacturing sector is expecting to improve its share in the economy by contributing 25% to the country's GDP. Presently, the share of the sector is 15-16%. The sector has a target to create 100 million jobs by 2022.

Speculation still prevails over Bharat Ratna for Netaji and Vajpayee

The speculations over the Bharat Ratna Award has triggered a controversy over awarding former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose. Congress has said that the government should have followed the general ‘historic route’. The family of Netaji is arguing that the government should solve the mystery of whereabouts of Netaji first. Few days ago the government had ordered five medallions from the RBI mint.

Sachin Tendulkar allowed to miss Parliament

Hamid Ansari, Chairman of the Rajya Sabha has accepted the leave request of legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar who has not attended any session this year so far. According to Deputy Chairman P. J. Kurien, Sachin has asked for permission to remain absent from the house due to professional and personal commitments. He confirmed that Tendulkar has been granted leave in this context. As per reports, Ansari has granted leave to Tendulkar and Bollywood actress Rekha for their absence in the house.

Oil Marketing Companies to get subsidy in Q1

The government will be paying fuel subsidy for the first quarter to fuel retailers Indian Oil Corporation (IoC), Hindustan Petroleum Corporation (HPCL) and Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL). The government is likely to pay a subsidy of Rs 11,000 crore to the oil marketing companies. These retailers sell domestic LPG, diesel and kerosene at lower prices and this loss is made good through such subsidies only. These firms are facing a loss of Rs 1.33 per litre on diesel and Rs 447.87 crore on domestic LPG.  

Indian archers win gold at World Cup

The women’s recurve team managed to bag the gold medal in the stage 4 of World Cup, while the men’s recurve team had to settle for silver medal. In the women’s final match, India beat Mexico with 6-0. Deepika Kumari was the star performer who was also the gold medalist of 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games. In the men’s final, India lost to Mexico with 3-5. This is Mexico’s second lifetime stage team gold in the World Cup.   

Providing telephone number made compulsory for new email ids

Telephone numbers have been made compulsory by the world’s most famous free email providers Yahoo and Gmail for getting a new email address so as to check spam. Any person who wishes to create a new email id will be required to give a valid telephone number which the email providers will be using for verification. However, for Gmail, one can provide either telephone or mobile number, but for Yahoo, giving mobile number will be compulsory now.

 

Death toll rises to 40, Odisha flood situation worsens

The death toll has touched 40 and nearly 35 lakh people have been affected across 23 districts of the state due to the constant rains. As per reports, around 5,300 villages and the 3,22,163 hectares of agricultural land have been affected due to the floods. According to the government, it is making all the possible efforts to help the people. Around 40 rescue teams have been sent to the state. 100 medical teams, around 200 free kitchens at several places and 365 boats have been placed to rescue and help the people who are suffering due to the floods.

 

Nitish and Lalu to campaign together from today

Both former Chief Ministers of Bihar, Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad Yadav will jointly share the stage at a political event, campaigning for the state by-polls on Monday. Both the leaders will be addressing the rallies at Mohadi Nagar and Hajipur. The campaigns will continue in the next week as well. The JD-U, the RJD and the Congress have recently formed an alliance for the by-polls elections in the state.  

Indian Army Chief visits Saichen

Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh visited Siachen Glaciers two days before Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s trip there. According to a spokesperson from Defence, he will be receiving Modi who is expected to reach Leh and Kargil on 12 August. The Army Chief’s visit to Siachen has confirmed Modi’s visit to the area. He will be explaining the PM about the situations along the Indo-China borders. He will also review the defence preparations there.




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