11th September 2014 Current Affairs

11th September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

Internal Affairs
  • Bhutan and India held third round of Development Cooperation Talks Today to review the India assistance of Rs. 45 Billion for Bhutan's 11th Five Year Plan.
    • Bhutan Foreign Secretary - Yeshey Dorji.
    • Indian Special Secretary (ER & DPA) - Sujata Mehta.
    • Agreed to speed up the implementation of the mutually agreed projects.
  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko that Russia had withdrawn most of its troops from eastern Ukraine, raising further hopes that a peace deal struck last week would stick.
  • Unveiling its comprehensive counter terrorism strategy, US today vowed to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State (IS) with air strikes and said terrorists who threaten America will find "No Safe Haven".
  • Thirteen Years Ago today, nearly 3,000 people were killed when four hijacked planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania (9/11 attacks).
National Affairs
  • On this day in 1893, Swami Vivekananda gave his first speech in Parl of World's Religions in Chicago.
  • On this day in 1906, at Johannesburg, Gandhi Launched the modern non-violence movement. Touching the world forever, he initiated the Satyagraha against the Natal Government, which was trying to pass an Ordinance meant to disenfranchise the Indians of South Africa.
  • The Government has approved Phase-V of Unique Identification project which entails generation of 100 crore Aadhaar numbers by 2015 including enrollments done under the National Population Register.
    • The government has also given go-ahead to the UIDAI (Unique Identification Authority of India), which is implementing the Aadhaar project to undertake enrollments in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand.
  • The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the FDI Annual World Dental Congress hosted by the Indian Dental Association today at Greater Nodia.
MOUs Affairs
  • Bangladesh and India have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for enhanced cooperation in the fields of traditional medicine like Ayurveda and Unani, as World Health Organisation decided to lay an extra focus on the issue as an "Important Part of Healthcare" in the region.
Business & Economy Affairs
  • Finding BSE guilty of lapses while conducting Rs. 6,000 crore share sale of PSU major NMDC, SEBI today censured the bourse for its conduct and asked it to take necessary actions after an independent review.
  • Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana :- Banks have been asked to hold camps from 8 AM to 8 PM on every Saturday to facilitate account opening.
Deaths Affairs
  • Prominent Bangladeshi Nazrul Sangeet singer Firoza Begum died (on 9th September, 2014) in Dhaka.
Science & Technology Affairs
  • India today successfully test-fired it's ingenuously built nuclear capable Agni-I missile, from a test range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army.
    • It has a strike range of 700 km.
    • Powered by solid propellant.
    • Surface-to-Surface Missile.
    • Single-Stage missile.
  • Google has started letting people use its Hangouts message application for mobile devices to make free or low-cost voice calls over the Internet.

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