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Current Affairs August 2012

1 August, 2012
• Union government notified a law permitting investments by Pakistan citizens and companies in India in sectors/activities other than defence, space and atomic energy
• US administration announced to impose sanctions on any institution that his administration suspected of engaging in trade with Iran including Chinese banks
• Somalia’s Constituent Assembly endorsed a draft constitution billed as a key step to ending decades of civil war

2 August, 2012
• Deputy Attorney General of Pakistan, Khurshid Khan was sacked after earning the ire of lawyers for performing voluntary service at Hindu and Sikh shrines in India
• Russian President Vladimir Putin met British Prime Minister David Cameron on the sidelines of the London Olympics. The two leaders agreed that they have differing point of views over Syria
• Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi swore in Cabinet that retained military chief Field
Marshal Mohamed Hussein Tantawi as Defence Minister

3 August, 2012
• Pakistan’s Supreme Court scrapped the government’s new contempt law, which seek immunity for the legislators from contempt law
• Russia regretted resignation of United Nations-Arab League envoy for Syria Kofi
Annan’s and pledged continued support to his plan for ending violence in that country.
• The UN General Assembly adopted a Saudi-drafted resolution on Syria that expressed grave concern at the rising violence in the country

4 August, 2012
• The Afghan Parliament voted to dismiss two top Security Ministers
• A grandson of ex-US President Harry Truman, who ordered the atomic bombings of Japan during World War II, visited Hiroshima to attend a memorial service for the victims
• Sudan and South Sudan inked a deal over oil

5 August, 2012
• At least six persons were killed and several injured by one or more gunmen, at the
Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in US
• Saudi King Abdullah invited Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for an extraordinary summit of Muslim leaders to be held in August 2012 in Makkah
• Hundreds of archaeological treasures looted from Afghanistan were returned to the country’s National Museum
• At least 45 people were killed in a suicide bombing in south Yemen

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