20th September 2014 Current Affairs

20th September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

International Affairs
  • The India-Africa summit, which was scheduled to be attended by 53 countries in December, has been cancelled this year due to Ebola outbreak in that continent.
  • A United Nations-led team is headed to Liberia to assess the response to the Ebola virus, while a senior UN health official said a vaccine could be ready by the end of this year.
  • France has recently said that its jets had launched strikes inside Iraq for the first time since the country promised to join military action against Islamic State insurgents who have taken over parts of the country.
Sport Affairs
  • Asian Games 2014:-
    • Shooter Shweta Chaudhary wins first medal for India, clinches bronze in 10 Air Pistol Finals.
    • Shooter Jitu Rai gives India first gold, wins 50m Air Pistol event.
    • India is assured of its first ever women's singles medal in the Asian Games after top players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa won their respective openers today and set up an exciting contest in the quarterfinals.
  • Sania Mirza and her partner Cara Black win doubles title at Toray Pacific Open Tennis Tournament 2014.
People in News Affairs
  • New Zealand Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory in New Zealand's general election to return fro a third term, a result that will be seen as endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy.
  • Senior leader and former Odisha Minister Prafulla Chandra Ghadai was today expelled from the ruling BJD (Biju Janata Dal) by Party supermo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik for anti-party activities.
MOUs Affairs
  • India today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangladesh to cooperate on the historic Nalanda University Project.
Awards & Honors Affairs
  • A 28 Year Old Indian architect, Alok Shetty has been named "Young Leader of Tomorrow" by Time magazine for his pioneering work in designing affordable flood-proof houses for slum dwellers.
Science & Technology Affairs
  • Kerala State Science and Technology Museum of Thiruvananthapuram has drawn up various programmes to mark the entry of "Mangalyaan" India's Mars Orbiter Mission, into the Orbit of the red planet, expected to happen on 24th September.

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