Page-5 of Current Affairs - August, 2014

PM launches Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Indian Prime Minister living upto his image of a man of action and less rhetoric, successfully unveiled and launched the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana, within 15 days of its formal announcement from the Red Fort on independence day. The scheme is said to eradicate financial untouchability and will be a game-changer to bring about ..

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SEBI to get more teeth

The Central government has decided to increase the powers of SEBI to make it effective in dealing with fraudulent schemes of money-pooling and lending. Under the new, Securities Laws Amendment Act, • The capital market regulator can pass orders of arresting the defaulters, attaching the properties and can get access to all data records of ..

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Israel-Gaza truce

The truce reached between the two warring sides has come to an indecisive as both the parties have finally agreed to a ceasefire. The peace has been hailed by the people of Gaza on the streets as they had a sound night’s sleep after a long gap of 50 days. There is apparently no clear ..

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan: New President of Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as 12th President of Turkey. He was sworn-in a ceremony held at Parliament of Turkey in Ankarra. The ceremony was attended by Heads of state from a number of countries in Eastern Europe, Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East. Previously he was Prime Minister of Turkey from 2003 to ..

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Maharashtra government gives nod to setting up Transgender Welfare Board

Maharashtra has become the second state of the country to announce the formation of Transgender Welfare Board after State Cabinet approved the formation of the same. The first state of the country to take the same step is Tamil Nadu. The Maharashtra Cabinet also decided to include ten sub-castes in the Lingayat community in the ..

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