13th September 2014 Current Affairs

13th September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

International Affairs
  • India formally submitted an application for full membership to the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at the SCO heads of State Summit in Tajikistan Capital Dushanbe.
    • Pakistan and Iran have already submitted their applications to join it.
    • Our country has a very good chance of being inducted into Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) along with Pakistan, a development which will strengthen anti-terrorism campaign in the region.
    • Other members of SCO :- Russia, China, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
    • Observers :- Afghanistan, India, Iran, Mongolia and Pakistan.
    • Dialogue Partners :- Belarus, Turkey and Sri Lanka.
  • Connie Hedegaard, Commissioner for Climate Action, European Commission stated that the world should look to a new climate treaty which is binding but also reflect the ground realities. The new treaty could have a differentiated approach to different emerging economies, he added.
  • In an exceptional departure from tradition, Prime Minister Modi will greet visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping not in Delhi, but in Ahmedabad when he arrives on 17th September, 2014.
  • World First-Aid Day observed today (13th September, 2014) to raise awareness on how first aid can save lives during crisis.
National Affairs
  • After a gap of 18 years, BJP's student wing Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad today swept Delhi University student's union elections trouncing congress NSUI to bag all four positions and credited the triumph to "Modi Wave".
  • Union Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad today gave an account of how the communication system, which was badly affected in the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir was slowly getting restored.
  • Over 87 Percent Polling Recorded in Tripura bye-election.
  • Nearky 70 Percent Polling recorded in bye-election for three seats of Assam Assembly.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an appeal to all Indians to donate generously to the PM's National Relief Fund for the flood affected people in Jammu and Kashmir.
People in News Affairs
  • US President Barack Obama has chosen retired Marine Corps General John Allen, who earlier served as the commander of the US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, to head the US-led global coalition against the dreaded terror group ISIS.
Science & Technology Affairs
  • India's ambitious Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM), scheduled to enter the Mars orbit later this months, is in the "Pink of Health" and sending vital information from a distance of 211 million km after covering 95 per cent of its journey, ISRO said.
Sports Affairs
  • After making the Vietnam Open Grand Prix final last week, Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy once again entered the men's singles summit clash at the $125,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold in Palembang today.
  • India's Karun Chandhok took Mahindra Racing's first points in the all-electric FIA Formula E Championship by finishing fifth in the inaugural race today.

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