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Monday, August 4, 2014

Current Affairs daily Updates: 02 and 03 August 2014

1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Nepal; Addressed Nepal Parliament: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Kathmandu on a two-day visit to Nepal on Sunday, addressed the nation's Constituent Assembly. India's relation with Nepal is as old as the Himalayas and the Ganga, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday addressing Nepalese parliament. Annoucing a slew of measures to help Nepal in its development, Modi said, "border should be a bridge not a barrier between the two neighbours." Modi thus became the first Prime Minister to visit Nepal in 17 years. I K Gujral was the last Indian prime minister to visit Nepal in 1997.

2) 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games concluded: 20th Commonwealth Games (CWG) 2014 concluded at Hampden Park stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on 3 August 2014 at. The game that saw 17 sports in a competition of 11 days was held from 23 July to 3 August 2014. The Glasgow 2014 CWG was declared closed in presence of British Prime Minister David Cameron, Prince Edward, the Earl of Wessex and vice patron of Commonwealth Games Federation. The 21st Commonwealth Games will be held in Gold Coast in Australia. England topped the medals tally while Australia got the second position. Canada was third followed by Scotland.

3) India finished 5th with 64 medals in Commonwealth Games 2014: India in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow, Scotland stood at the fifth position in the rankings after closing its account with total 64 medals (15 Gold, 30 silver and 19 Bronze). This was third highest medal haul after 2010 Delhi CWG (101 medals) and 2002 Manchester CWG (69 medals).

4) P Kashyap bags gold for India after 32 years in men’s singles in badminton: Kashyap became the 1st Indian in 32 years to win men's singles gold after he defeated Wong 21-14 11-21 21-19. Rewriting Commonwealth Games' badminton history, Parupalli Kashyap won India's third men's singles gold in CWG 2014 but Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa failed to defend their women's doubles title they won four years ago at home. Second seed Kashyap emulated former champions Prakash Padukone (1978) and Syed Modi (1982) to clinch his first major championship by defeating Singaporean sixth seed Zi Liang Derek Wong to turn the bronze he won four years ago in New Delhi into a gold. The 27-year-old won 21-14, 11-21, 21-19 in just over an hour at the Emirates Arena.

5) CWG: India men’s hockey team settle for silver: India’s quest for a Commonwealth Games hockey gold remained unfulfilled as they went down tamely 0-4 to title holders and world champions Australia in the final at the National Hockey Centre, in Glasgow on Sunday. Even though the two teams are class apart, it was an ideal opportunity for eight-time Olympic champions India to avenge their 0-8 thrashing at the hands of mighty Australia in the 2010 edition of the Games in New Delhi. But it was not to be as Australia produced a clinical performance and completely dominated the match by scoring two goals in each half to secure their fifth consecutive Commonwealth Games title since the introduction of hockey in the quadrennial event in 1998.
Current Affairs daily Updates: 02 and 03 August 2014 Reviewed by Currentaffairs4examz on 4.8.14 Rating: 5 1) Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Nepal; Addressed Nepal Parliament: Prime Minister Narendr...

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