Current Affairs - August, 2011

Current Affairs : August 30, 2011

Right to reject candidates in elections a tricky affair: Chief Election Commission According to the Election Commission, the demand for the right to reject candidates in elections as a ticklish affair. According to Chief Election Commissioner, S Y Quraishi, the proposed right of people to reject candidates required a bit of debate considering a situation ..

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Current Affairs : August 29, 2011

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award conferred on ace shooter Gagan Narang by the President President Pratibha Devisingh Patil conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award for the year 2011 on ace shooter Gagan Narang. She also presented 15 Arjuna awards along with 5 Dronacharya awards and 3 Dhyanchand awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan Narang received the ..

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Current Affairs : August 28, 2011

  Tony Tan wins Singapore presidential election Former Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore Tony Tan won presidential election after vote recount He defeated top challenger, Tan Cheng Bock The election taken as a referendum on the ruling People’s Action Party , which has led the country since 1959   SC: PM, CMs have discretion to ..

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Current Affairs : August 27, 2011

6 States get New Governors State New Governor Tamil Nadu Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister K Rosaiah Madhya Pradesh Senior Congress leader Ram Naresh Yadav Mizoram V Purushothaman Jharkhand Syed Ahmed Kerala Jharkhand Governor M O H Farooq transferred and appointed as Governor of Kerala for the remaining period of his term Goa Maharashtra Governor ..

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Current Affairs: August 26, 2011

Government emphasizes to prohibit corporal punishment in Schools Government has emphasized that corporal punishment in schools is prohibited Expressing concern over the rising cases of corporal punishment by teachers in schools, the HRD minister Kapil Sibal expressed that the CBSE has issued directions to its associated Schools not to resort to physical punishment of Students ..

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