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French President François Hollande named the new French government

Aug 29, 2014
French President Francois Hollande named the new French government on 26 August 2014 under Prime Minister Manual Valls.

Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs approved Urea Production from Naphta

Aug 29, 2014
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs  on 27 August 2014 approved the continuation of production of urea...

God of Antarctica written by 13 year old Yashwardhan Shukla

Aug 29, 2014
Delhi-based 13 year old school boy Yashwardhan Shukla authored a novel, Gods of Antarctica.

China detected tunnels in Xinjiang province and North Korean borders

Aug 29, 2014
China police detected dozens of cross-border tunnels in troubled Muslim-majority Xinjiang province as well as northeast area bordering North Korea.

43 UN Peacekeepers held hostage by armed group in Syrian Golan Heights

Aug 29, 2014
Forty-three UN Peacekeepers kept in held by an armed group in the Syrian Golan Heights, near Quneitra.

Maharashtra Government included 10 Sub- Caste of Lingayat community in OBC category

Aug 29, 2014
Maharashtra Government on 28 August 2014 included 10 Sub- Caste of Lingayat community in Other Backward Category (OBC) category.

Union Government notified Securities Laws Amendment Act, 2014

Aug 29, 2014
Government has notified Securities Laws Amendment Act that empowers SEBI to clamp down on illicit money-pooling schemes and arrest of defaulters.

Prime Minister launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana (PMJDY)

Aug 29, 2014
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28 August 2014 launched Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana.

Sivaramakrishnan Committee submitted report to Union Home Ministry on AP Capital

Aug 29, 2014
Sivaramakrishnan committee constituted by the Union Government to suggest the place to build the capital city of Andhra Pradesh...

Delhi Government made it mandatory for women to wear helmet in Delhi NCR

Aug 29, 2014
The Delhi Government on 28 August 2014 made it mandatory for women riding a two-wheeler to wear helmets in Delhi NCR region.

Manipur Governor Vinod Kumar Duggal resigned

Aug 29, 2014
Vinod Kumar Duggal resigned as Manipur Governor on 28 August 2014.

Government approved swapping of Save Our Soul village land with AAI's land

Aug 29, 2014
Union Cabinet meet chaired by Prime Minister approved the swapping of Save Our Soul (SOS) village land in Borjhar with the AAI airport land.

IRCTC launched new application to book tickets for Black Berry smartphone users

Aug 29, 2014
IRCTC has launched a new application to book tickets for Black Berry smartphone users. The application is user friendly and easy to operate.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan sworn in as 12th President of Turkey

Aug 28, 2014
Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in on 28 August 2014 as 12th President of Turkey. The ceremony...

Shah Rukh Khan became Ambassador of Turn Back Crime campaign of Interpol

Aug 28, 2014
Shah Rukh Khan on 27 August 2014 became the Ambassador of Turn Back Crime campaign of Interpol. This was...

Union Cabinet announced to lift the restriction of one LPG cylinder per month

Aug 28, 2014
Union Cabinet on 27 August 2014 announced to lift the restriction of one LPG cylinder per month per household....

Tata Value Homes and Snapdeal tied up to sell homes online

Aug 28, 2014
Tata Value Homes tied up with e-commerce major Snapdeal on 26 August 2014 to sell houses online through the online marketplace model.

CCEA empowered Road Transport and Highway Ministry to amend MCA

Aug 28, 2014
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 27 August 2014 empowered  the Road Transport.

Model Concession Agreement (MCA)-A legal contract for Road Projects

Aug 28, 2014
Model Concession Agreement (MCA) was in news recently as Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)...

Seven countries joined United States in arming Iraqi Kurds against ISIS

Aug 28, 2014
Seven countries joined the United States (US) in arming the Peshmerga Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq against Islamic...
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