Current Events - July 2014 - India

Calendar of Current Events – July 2014

1. Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha hits out at the Central Government for unilaterally segregating advocate Gopal Subramaniam's name for elevation as Supreme Court judge. 

3. USA's National Security Organization's authorization to spy on BJP in 2010 overshadows Senator McCaine's India visit 

5. Indian diplomatic efforts succeed as 183 Indians stranded in strife-torn Iraq including 46 nurses in rebel-held Tikrit brought back safely to India.

7. Sonia Gandhi insists that the Congress should get the post of Leader of the Opposition.• Supreme Court rules that fatwas issued by Shariat courts or muftis have no legal sanctity. 

8. Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda presents BJP government's maiden budget focusing on a massive facelift of railways, Foreign Direct Investment and introduction of bullet trains. • An advanced version of the Indo-Russian cruise missile testfired at Chandipur on the Odisha coast. 

9. Supreme Court restrains state governments from releasing life convicts exercising their remission powers.• Amit Shah is named BJP president. 

10. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's budget raises income tax exemption limit, but is largely similar in offerings to UPA budgets over the last 10 years. • Modi government to continue UPA's flagship MGNREA but will revamp it to make it development-oriented. 

12. Indian Navy gets its first domestically built guided missile destroyer Kolkata (D 63) 

14. Lok Sabha passes the Telecom Regulatory Authority (Amendment) Bill with Opposition support. 

16. India, Brazil sign pacts on cooperation in the field of environment and remote sensing. 

18. Modi government decides to continue with the UPA policy of Foreign Direct Investment in multi-brand retail. 

19. India's decision to pipe natural gas and other petroleum products to Pakistan may revive two stalled mega projects. 

24. A UNDP report shows that India is in 135th position in HDI out of 187 countries.• China is planning the construction of two railway lines in Tibet that will extend upto the Indian border. 

25. Civil Service examination candidates intensify agitation against the C -Sat (Aptitude Test) paper in English. 

26. Four Muslim youths missing from Mumbai since May are believed to have gone to Iraq and joined the Jihadist group ISIS. 

29. Law Commission chairperson A.P. Shah recommends retirement age of 65 for Supreme Court and High Court judges and a fixed tenure for Chief Justice of India. 

31. External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj calls US surveillance of Indian entities unacceptable.

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