16th September 2014 Current Affairs

16th September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

International Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today had a telephonic conversation with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and told him that his recent visit to India touched the heart of every Indian.
    • Abbott thanked Modi for the warm reception and hospitality accorded to him during his visit to India earlier this month.
    • Note:- India and Australia has signed a landmark civil nuclear cooperation agreement during Abbott's visit.
    • They exchanged views on regional and international developments.
    • Abbott told Modi that a warm welcome awaits him during his bilateral visit to Australia in November 2014 after the G-20 Summit.
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron during a visit to Scotland today warned that if the country voted for independence from the UK, it would not be a "Trial Separation" but a "Painful Divorce".
  • The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) will hold an emergency meeting on the Ebola crisis on Thursday to find ways to scale up the global response to the epidemic.
  • The United States has bombed militants near Baghdad in support of Iraqi forces, striking close to the capital for the first time in its expanded campaign against Islamic State jihadists.
  • New data released today (16th September) by the United Nations Organization show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013.
  • Ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India, the US says it has a very broad relationship with India and wants India to have good relationships with all the countries in the region, including China.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology has emerged as the leading varsity in the world, according to a global university ranking released Today.
    • No Indian Institution featured in the top 200.
    • The Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay (IIT-B), is 22nd in the world, followed by:-
      • IIT-Delhi at 235th,
      • IT-Kanpur at 300th,
      • IIT-Madras at 322nd and
      • IIT-Kharagpur at 324th position.
National Affairs
  • In a boost to relief efforts in the flood ravaged Kashmir Valley, the Jammu-Sringar national highway today reopened for traffic after remaining closed for 13 days due to landslides triggered by incessant rains.
Books & Authors Affairs
  • The Diary of the Nation's Conscience Keeper :- Not Just an Accountant written by Vinod Rai.
    • Vinod Rai was the former Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG).
    • This book has been creating a major controversy now a day.
    • This book talks about various issues observed during his 2008-2013 tenure as CAG, including Ex PM Manmohan Singh's role at time like 2G and coal block allocations.
Business & Economy Affairs
  • The National Green Tribunal today gave its nod to transportation of 38,6545 metric tonnes coal in West Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya.

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