US brokers a deal between Afghanistan feuding presidential candidates (Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai) to form a unity government till the clear winner emerges after the vote-recount.
- The UN is supervising the audit of all eight million votes cast in the run-off presidential vote.
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- The militant outfit has so far managed to grab an oil field, some towns, and nation's largest 'Mosul dam'.
- US, meanwhile, has begun the airstrike to push back the invaders so as to protect its citizens trapped in the crossfire.
- Ajitpal Singh is the celebrated Indian hockey captain who led India to its first and only Hockey World Cup in 1975.
- Dronacharya Award, instituted in 1985, recognizes excellence in sports coaching.
- The award comprises a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a scroll of honour and a cash prize of 500000 rupees.
- Arjuna Award is given annually to outstanding sportspersons of the country.
- Instituted in 1961, the award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, a bronze statuette of Arjuna and a scroll.
- Both the honours will be presented on 29 August 2014 (National Sports Day).
- The annual event is celebrated to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.
- 2014 Theme: "Bridging the gap: implementing the rights of indigenous peoples".
- There is also a 'National Institute of Unani Medicine' (NIUM), functioning at Bangalore since 2004.
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