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  • US Secretary of State John Kerry met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. During his talks he said that the refusal by India to sign the Trade Facilitation Agreement had sent wrong signals globally. It is reported that the two leaders discussed the international and bilateral issues of mutual interest of the two countries.
  • The Civil Services examination row generated heat in both the houses of the Parliament today. The uproar over the CSAT issue, created by the Opposition members, resulted in the adjournment of Rajya Sabha three times before lunch. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the government is taking the protest by the students very seriously and will seek out a solution soon.
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that a study will be carried on the populated areas of the Western Ghats. He said that it is required so that the incidents of landslide can be prevented in future. A recent landslide in Pune resulted in the death of more than 60 people. Singh said that the government would provide adequate assistance and financial aid to the people of the affected area.
  • Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invoke a provision of the Sixth Schedule so that the Central laws related to mining are repealed in the state. He has said that the Central laws related to forest, environment, child labour should continue.
  • The Supreme Court of India has told the Modi government to fast track the criminal justice system to pave the way for faster delivery of justice. It says that government should not ask the judiciary to speed up their proceedings against the politicians, rather it should bring about a change in its own system. The bench headed by RM Lodha said that creating additional courts can only be substantial and not symbolic. PM Narendra Modi had earlier directed the Home and Law ministers to fast track the trials which are pending against politicians.
  • BJP-led NDA has announced that they will be contesting from nine seats out of ten seats in Bihar bye-polls. It said that one seat would be left for its ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP). The BJP has declared the list of its candidates for all the nine seats which are to go on polls on 21 August. 
  • The Coal and Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that India has recognised some Coal India’s mining projects. He said to increase the coal production in India, few projects have been identified for the operations under the mine-developer-cum-operator route where national as well as international operators can take part.



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Last Updated on August 1, 2014, 6:04 pm