Latest Current Affairs 14th August 2018

India celebrates 72nd Independence Day, Doordarshan makes special arrangements:Nation celebrates the 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday. On this day each and every Indian remembers those bravehearts who made the dream of an independent India a reality. The tricolour will be unfurled in every corner of the country while every citizen will proudly salute the national flag the main function will be held at the Red Fort where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hoist the flag for  the fifth time.

Lynching an abhorrent act: PM Modi:In an interview to a Hindi news daily, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took on the critics of the NRC process saying those warning of a civil war have lost confidence in themselves and the Constitution. He also took on those trying to extract political mileage from incidents of lynching saying even a single instance of lynching is a blot on society and use of such incidents for political gains exposes a distorted mentality.

President addresses nation on eve of Independence Day:President Ramnath Kovind addressed the nation on the eve of India’s 72nd Independence Day where he sought to put the spotlight on the real meaning of freedom…on how people from all walks of life are upholding the values of our freedom…and how Mahatma Gandhi’s concept of ahinsa or non-violence and swadeshi are relevant in contemporary times…Take a look at the key takeaways from the President’s address.

Kailash Mansarovar pilgrim from Maharashtra dies in Nepal:A Kailash Mansarovar pilgrim from Maharashtra has been died in a freak accident in Hilsa, Nepal.

India releases 470 million Nepali rupess grant for Terai roads project in Nepal:The Government of India has released 470 million Nepali rupess grant for Terai roads project in Nepal. Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri handed over a cheque of grant to Secretary, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport of Nepal, Madhusudan Adhikari in Kathmandu Tuesday evening.

Retail inflation falls to 4.17 in July:Retail inflation fell to 9-month low of 4.17 per cent in July on declining vegetable prices.