Current Affairs, News & Facts of 12 Aug 2014

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  • India finish at 5th place with a haul of 5 medals at the Archery World Cup (stage 4) held at Wroclaw (Poland); US topped the tally followed by South Korea, Mexico and Russia

    The medals:

    • 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.
    • Deepika also won a bronze each in recurve women's individual event and recurve mixed team pair event with her partner Jayanta Talukdar. 
    • Men's recurve team had to settle for silver after losing to Mexico in the final.
    • The compound mixed pair of Abhishek Verma and Puvasha Shende bagged a silver medal.
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  • Jammu and Kashmir gets two new hydel power projects in Leh and Kargil respectively.  
    • These are the 44 MW Chutak hydroelectric project in Kargil district and the 45 MW Nimoo Bazgo project in Leh district. 
    • The foundation stone for the first power transmission line from Leh to Kargil and Kargil to Srinagar is also to be laid by the PM Narendra Modi.
    • The Nimoo-Bazgo Hydro electric Project is a Run of the River scheme to harness the potential of river Indus.
    • The Transmission system will connect Leh/ Kargil area in Ladakh with Northern Region Grid at 220kV level for meeting acute power demands of the Ladakh region.
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  • Iraqi president Fuad Masum appoints 'Haider al-Abadi' as the new Prime Minister replacing the incumbent Nouri al-Maliki.  
    • Its the result of recent political fall-out between the president and the Maliki.
    • Maliki will stay as the caretaker prime minister unless Abadi form a new government.
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  • Rory McIlroy wins USPGA Championship 2014.  
    • Its the 4th major title for the Northern Irishman after winning the 2011 US Open, PGA Championship in 2012 and British Open Golf Championship 2014 held few weeks earlier.
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  • Miroslav Klose bids adieu to his international football career.  
    • The veteran German striker is the highest goal-scorer in the World Cup history with 16 goals.
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  • Indian scientist wins SCAR Medal 2014. - read more cat
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  • Renowned Hollywood comedian Robin Williams dies aged 63.  
    • The Oscar winner, for his role in 'Good Will Hunting', is known for films like 'Good Morning Vietnam', "Mrs Doubtfire" and 'Night at the Museum'.
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