11 August 2014 Current Affairs

Oscar Winning Actor Robin Williams Died

Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead at his home in Tiburon, California on 11 August 2014. He was 63.  Robin Williams was born in Chicago, Illinois, on 21 July 1951. Williams earned an Oscar award for his performance in Good Will Hunting as a supporting actor. In his lifetime, Williams received four four Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards and five Grammy Awards. He was voted 13th on Comedy Central’s list “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time” in 2004.

Bombay HC Banned Govindas Below Age of 18-years In Dahi Handi Festival

The Bombay High Court on 11 August banned participation of children below 18 years in forming human pyramids during the popular ‘Dahi Handi’ festival, citing fatal accidents during the celebrations.The court also directed the Maharashtra government to restrict the height of human pyramids to 20 feet.


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