Current Affairs, News & Facts of 11 Aug 2014

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  • Iraq crisis: 'Islamic State' drives into Sinjar, an ancient home of the Yazidis, killing at least 500 of them.  
    • Yazidi is a minority faith in Iraq that faces existential threat from rampaging sunni militants. 
    • The extremist have also been reported to bury many alive and taking hundreds of women as slaves.
    • Meanwhile, US' airstrikes have succeeded to blunt the 'Islamic State' progress into Kurd's territory to some extent, allowing them time to flee to safety.
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  • Turkey’s prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins nation's first direct Presidential election. - read more cat
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  • India's women's recurve team clinches gold medal at the Archery World Cup (stage 4) being held at Wroclaw (Poland).  
    • The troika of Deepika, Bombayla Devi and Laxmirani Majhi routed Mexico 6-0 in final to bag the yellow metal.
    • Men's recurve team had to settle for silver after losing to Mexico in the final.
    • Deepika also won a bronze each in recurve women's individual event and recurve mixed team pair event with her partner Jayanta Talukdar. 
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  • Famous Ivory Coast striker 'Didier Drogba' retires from international football.   
    • He scored 65 goals in 104 matches for his country in a career spread over 12 years. 
    • He will continue to play club football.
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  • Government to come up with “National Hypertension Day”.  
    • Hypertension, as per a World Health Organisation (WHO) report, accounts for 7 percent of disability adjusted life years worldwide, and 9.4 million deaths annually.
    • In India, hypertension is the leading NCD (non-communicable diseases) risk and estimated to cause nearly 10 percent of all deaths.
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  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga lifts 'Toronto Masters' with a stunning victory over Roger Federer in the final.  
    • Its the 11th career title for the Frenchman.
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