17th September 2014 Current Affairs

17th September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

International Affairs
  • President Pranab Mukherjee returned home after a "Highly Successful" four day visit to Vietnam during which key pacts to further stregthen bilateral ties were signed.
  • Home Minister Rajnath Singh will leave for Kathmandu tomorrow to attend the sixth meeting of SAARC Home Ministers to be held on Friday.
  • Saudi Arabia's top religious body "The Council of Senior Ulema", today warned Muslims against joining militant groups, saying their "deviant doctrine" has no place in Islam.
  • Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in India today on a three day visit. Three MoUs signed on infrastructure, railways and a sister city agreement between Ahmedabad and China's Guangdong provice.
  • Egypt has summoned the ambassadors of European Union countries to protest a recent EU statement to the UN Human Rights Council which criticized the country's human rights records.
National Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched 11 welfare schems of Gujarat Government today under the title of "Swavlamban Abhiyan".
  • India is no the "Brink of an Urban Revolution" with its population in towns and cities expected to reach 600 million by 2031, according to a new UN-backed report which pegged the gap in urban infrastructure investment in the country over the next 20 years at a whopping $827 billion.
  • Andhra Pradesh chief minister, N Chandrababu Naidu, sought cooperation of Australia in helping the state government build infrastructure projects and strengthen roads and drainage networks in the new state.
Awards & Honors Affairs
  • Actor Leonardo DiCaprio appointed as UN Messenger of Peace.
  • The sports ministry has finally agreed to give the Arjuna Award to boxer Manoj Kumar.
Death Affairs
  • Former Assam Director General of Police Shankar Barua, whose premises were searched by the CBI in connection with saradha scam last months, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence today.
Sports Affairs
  • The Asian Games torch arrived in host city Incheon today, two days before the opening ceremony that will formally inaugurate the two-week competition featuring almost 10,000 athletes.
  • International basketball's governing body FIBA said that players will be allowed to wear religious head coverings, such as hijabs or turbans, on a trial basis in some competitions.
  • The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 trophy made its first public appearance in Pakistan on Wednesday at the iconic Minar-e-Pakistanin Lahore as part of its global tour.

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