19th September 2014 Current Affairs

19th September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

National Affairs
  • The Centre launched a programme "India Newborn Action Plan (INAP)" to reduce infant motrtality and bring down the number of deaths to a single digit by 2030 from the current 29 deaths per 1,000 live births.
  • External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today inaugurated the revived Nalanda University, renowed as a centre for learning till it was burnt down 800 years ago by an invading Turkish army.
International Affairs
  • Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after votes decisively rejected independence.
  • The World population may grow higher than previously estimated, reaching 11 billion people by the century's end, according to a UN-led analysis published recently.
MoUs Affairs
  • Nepal has endorsed the Power Trade Agreement with India and signed a deal with the GMR authorizing the India company to build the largest hydropower project worth USD 1.15 Billion in the energy starved nation.
  • With the objective of addressing sanitation related health concerns the Urban Development Minister and the Bill & Milinda Gates Foundation have agreed on a partnership to promote user friendly toilets to ensure universal sanitation in the country.
Deaths affairs
  • Renowned Mandolin exponent Uppalapu Srinivas (28th February, 1969- 19th September, 2014) popularly known as Mandolin Srinivas Passed away.
Sports Affairs
  • The 17th edition of Asian Games has kicked off at Incheon with a grand opening ceremony.
  • Li Na, a two time grand slam champion from China who took tennis in Asia to a new level, has retired due to recurring knee injuries.

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