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Major News and Events of 30 August 2014

What Happened on 30 August 2014

Prime Minister Modi arrives in Japan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Japan for a five-day visit to the county. He was received at Kyoto airport by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who will be hosting a dinner for him later on.The bileteral talks  will focus on urban renewal and smart heritage cities. The talks will cover discussions on advanced scientific research and take India's strategic and global relations to the next level.

BJP offered me post of Delhi CM – Kumar Vishwas

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas has added something new to the ongoing political drama over the formation of Government in Delhi by stating that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had offered him the post of Delhi's chief minister after general elections. Vishwas without disclosing the name of the person added that his friend who is a BJP MLA approached him and conveyed that BJP wanted him to accept the offer.

 Delhi has been under President's rule since February this year

Director Soundarya Rajinikanth joins renowned Eros International

The notable production house Eros International has appointed Director Soundarya Rajinikanth as the Creative Project Director and Head of the Digital Initiatives. Soundarya in her tweet mentioned that she is thrilled to play a new role. But Soundarya will continue directing films which is her passion.

Defence Ministry scraps Rs 6,000 crore tender for procuring light utility helicopters

The Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley decided not to give green signal to Rs 6,000 crore tender for obtaining 197 light utility helicopters for army and air force. A CBI probe had already put the tender on hold. Investigations were initiated on allegations against an army official suspected to sought a bribe from a competitor. In the same meeting, the government cleared proposals worth more than Rs 17,500 crore that also includes the proposal to upgrade submarines and obtain 118 Arjun Mk II tanks.

Bihar government to honour CWG silver medallist Shreyasi Singh

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi announced that soon 2014 Commonwealth Games women's double trap shooting silver medallist Shreyasi Singh will be honoured by the state government. She will also receive Rs 11 lakh. The government was being criticized regularly for not honouring her. Shreyasi is a daughter of former union minister, the late Digvijay Singh. As per media reports, she was upset with the government for not acknowledging her performance at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

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