Page-3 of Current Affairs - August, 2014

Kerela’s shocking Child Marriage figures

A recent report by UNICEF has brought-out shocking statistics about the most literate state of the country- Kerela. The report suggests an apparent rise in rate of child marriages in the state. The trend which is more prominent in the rural parts than the urban areas, has been quite alarming. Kerela has always scored well ..

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Baba Kalyani re-nominated as Co-Chairman of Indo-Japan Business Leader’s Forum

Baba Kalyani has been re-nominated as the Co-Chairman of the India-Japan Business Leader’s Forum (IJBLF). The Ministry of Commerce and Industry appointed Kalyani as chairman of IJBLF. Kalyani is Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Forge Ltd. The members of IJBLF are accompanying PM Narendra Modi on his maiden visit to Japan. IJBLF is a ..

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Pakistan’s Army General intervenes to tackle political crisis

Pakistan Government has appointed its Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif as mediator to neutralize the ongoing political crisis in the country. The decision to seek COAS’ help was taken after both Imran Khan, chief of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and Tahir-ul-Qadri, the chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) refused to end their ..

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Harry Belafonte to receive honorary humanitarian Oscar

Oscar organizers declared that they will give a esteemed humanitarian award to US actor-producer-singer Harry Belafonte, whose efforts as an activist has assisted throw light on racism and discrimination. It will be presented at the body’s 6th annual Governors Awards on November 8, 2014 in Hollywood. He wasdnicknamed the “King of Calypso” for popularizing the Caribbean musical ..

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Resolution urging government to resume Indo-Pak talks passed in J&K Legislative Council

J&K Legislative Council passed a resolution urging the government to resume the talks with Pakistan. Chairman of the Council Amrit Malhotra moved the resolution on behalf of the house. The resolution also suggested state government to take steps for the relief and rehabilitation. The resolution may stir controversy as the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir ..

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