Current Affairs - July, 2014

Key points in proposed Judicial Appointment Commission Bill

The controversy over the efficacy of the collegium system for appointing Supreme Court judges has gained momentum with many leaders and even eminent jurists including well-known names such as Markandey Katju have been candid on the failure of the current collegium system. There are demands for overhaul of the existing provisions. To address this issue the ..

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World has only 3,200 tigers left: WWF report

In a sharp contrast to the 100,000 tigers that once lived in the wild a century ago, the number now has reduced to just 3,200. This was revealed by a latest report released by the World Wide Fund (WWF). WWF has also expressed their willingness to assist the conservation efforts being made by the 13 ..

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Theodore VanKirk (Dutch): Last Airman in US bombing of Hiroshima passed away

Theodore VanKirk (93), also known as “Dutch,” who was the last surviving member of the crew that jettisoned an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, bringing an end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, passed away in Georgia. Though VanKirk was part of nearly 60 bombing missions, but it was this ..

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RBI regresses to multiple price method for bond auctions

The RBI will revert to the Multiple Price method for bond auctions on August 1, 2014, a year after it adopted the present method of Uniform Price. On August 1, 2014, the central bank will auction a 10-year bond with a coupon rate of 8.40% for a notified amount of Rs 9,000 crore using this ..

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Sixth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft delivered to IAF

Indian Air Force received its sixth C-17 Globemaster III aircraft at the Palam Airbase in New Delhi in the presence of the Union Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.  About C-17 Globemaster III It has the potential to carry 75 tonnes of load which is almost double the capacity of Russian IL-76 in the IAF inventory which can ..

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