Page-4 of Current Affairs - August, 2014

Government approves continuation of urea production from Naptha

The Union Government has given nod to continuation of production of urea from three plants using Naptha as raw material for duration of three months ending on September 30, 2014. This decision will enable these units to continue urea production for the next 3 months and help cater to the requirement of urea for Indian ..

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August 29: India celebrates National Sports Day

August 29 was celebrated as National Sports Day across the country. The day marks the birth anniversary of Hockey Wizard, Major Dhyan Chand. The legendary player contributed immensely in winning gold medals for India at 1928, 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games.

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From Mr. and Mrs. Smith to Mr. and Mrs. Pitt: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have finally tied the knot after 9 years of togetherness, 6 kids and over 2 years of engagement. The ceremony which was a highly private affair took place on August 23, 2014 in presence of close family i.e. their kids and friends at the own Chateau Miraval, France. The couple’s ..

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PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

PM of India, Narendra Modi launched the ambitious ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana’ which aims to achieve comprehensive financial inclusion. Mr. Modi had announced this scheme on his maiden Independence Day speech on August 15, 2014. On the very first day, a record 1.5 Crore (15 million) bank accounts were opened under this scheme. ‘Pradhan ..

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

The Delhi Government made it compulsory for women riding a 2-wheeler to wear helmets in Delhi NCR region. The objective is to ensure safety of women in the NCR. The law came into effect after Delhi Government amended Rule 115 of the Delhi Motor Vehicles Rules, 1993. The Clause (2) of the rule 115 of ..

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