• Current Affairs 13 -19 September 2014

    Posted on by in 2014, Current Affairs, News, Education & Training

    Special Strategic Global Partnership :  The prime minister Mr Narendra Modi’s 5day visit to Japan saw the host nation pledging financial support for building infrastructure in India. Sticking to his ‘Make in India’ slogan, PM gave an open invitation to Japanese companies to consider India as a ‘competitive low cost manufacturing hub’.

    Justice Lodha retires on September 27 :  Justice H.L.Dattu is going to become the next Chief Justice of India after the government recently cleared his appointment.

    Former Chief Justice of India P.Sathasivam was appointed as Governor of Kerala on 3rd September.
    He succeeds Smt.Sheila Dikshit who has resigned. BJP leader Kalyan Singh was on 4th September sworn in as the Governor of Rajasthan.

    The Supreme Court put its stamp of approval over the decision Urdu as second official language in Uttar Pradesh.

    The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, N.Chandrababu Naidu on 4th September announced that the capital of freshly  demarcated state would be located “around Vijayawada”

    The Ebola epidemic :  can be stopped in its tracks, but it will take at last six to nine months and cost more than $600m, according to the Director General of the world Health Organization (WHO).

    The awards for the years 2010 and 2011 were given under seven categories at Rashtrapati Bhavan:
     The president Sh. Pranab mukherjee on 3rd September awarded 28 persons, including 3-journalists and as ISRO scientist, for their outstanding contribution towards the development and spread of Hindi language.

    India has secured a bilateral ODI series win in England after a gap of 24 years.

    The Mars Orbiter Mission (Mangalyaan), has completed 300 days and is just 23 days away from reaching its intended orbit. The spacecraft has travelled 622 million km in its heliocentric trajectory towards Mars. It is now 199 million km away from Earth and is travelling at a velocity of 22.33 km a second with respect to the distance from the sun.

    The autobiography of batting icon Sachin Tendulkar will hit the stands on 6th November with a high-profile release of the book in his home town Mumbai. ‘Playing It My Way’, will be published worldwide by Hodder and Stoughton and by Hachette India in the Indian sub-continent and Co-authored by renowned cricket historian and media personality Boria Majumdar.

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