12th September 2014 Current Affairs

12th September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

International Affairs
  • The Peruvian Government has imposed a state of emergency in two Amazonian districts to battle a surge in drug smuggling along the borders with Brazil and Colombia.
  • The United Nations today confirmed the release of all 45 Fijian peacekeepers who had been held for two weeks by Al-Qaida-linked militants in the Golan Heights or the Israeli-Syrian Border.
  • Ten Arab Countries, including six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states and the US have agreed to combine forces to destroy the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group wherever they exist in Iraq and Syria.
  • China warned its nationals to avoid visiting the Philippines, citing a foiled bomb plot against the Chinese embassy in Manila and the danger of criminal gangs.
  • Germany plans to send about 40 paratroopers to Iraq to provide weapons training to Kurdish fighters battling an Islamic extremist insurgency.
  • The 10 Taliban militants who tried to kill Pakistani teenage activist Malala Yousufzai for her outspoken views on girls education in the country's troubled northwest in 2012 have been arrested, the Army announced today.
  • The Western Australia Government today said it would abandon its controversial catch-and-kill shark policy after objections from the state's environmental agency, in a move welcomed by conservationists.
  • Japan's centenarian population jumped by 4,423 from a year earlier to a record 58,820 as of 1st September, 2014.
National Affairs
  • India has the highest number of unregistered children under age five between 2000 and 2012 and the second-highest number of child marriages, according to a UN report which said the country still needs to improve immunization coverage and stop gender-based sex selection.
    • Highest Rate of child marriage in Bangladesh.
    • 46% of South Asian girls marry by 18.
  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that Kashmir floods are a kind of national calamity.
    • Forces have rescued 1.3 Lakh people so far in Kashmir.
    • Cash assistance to Kashmiri migrants increased from Rs. 6,600 to Rs. 10,000 per month.
  • Bypolls to four Rajasthan assembly seats will be held tomorrow; 8.95 lakh voters to decide the fate of 23 candidates in the fray.
  • Voting for Maharashtra & Haryana Assembly elections to take place on 15th October, the counting will take place on 19th October.
  • Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today announced a package of relief for those affected by the worst floods in a century including a Rs. 200 crore assistance for Jammu region and the valley and Rs. 3.5 lakh for the kin of those who lost their lives in the disaster.
Science & Technology Affairs
  • Scientists have named an extinct swamp-dwelling creature that lived 19 million years ago in Africa after Rolling Stones star Mick Jagger, in honor of a trait they both share, their supersized lips.
  • NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has finally reached the Red Planet's Mount Sharp - a Mount-Rainier-size mountain at the centre of the vast Gale Crater and the rover mission's long-term prime destination.
  • As part of its efforts to make the Ganga rejuvenation programme a mass movement, the Ministry of Water Resource launched a web portal to connect with the public on the ambitious project of the NDA Government.
People in News Affairs
  • Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul, who was appointed t take additional gubernatorial charge of Mizoram and Manipur would be sworn-in as the Governor of Mizoram on 16th September, at the Raj Bhavan Dubar Hall in Aizawl.
Business & Economy Affairs
  • Poland has resumed deliveries of gas to Ukraine that it had halted after its own supplies from Russia dropped this weak.
Deaths Affairs
  • Jiten Paul, a veteran journalist and freedom fighter passed away.
Sports Affairs
  • 20th Reliance Asian Junior Table-Tennis Championships Began at Mumbai Today.

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