21st September 2014 Current Affairs

21st September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

National Affairs
  • People under preventive detention have the right to vote, the Election Commission has said ahead of Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, and warned that there should be "No Ground" for any grievance due to non-compliance of the directive.
  • Rajasthan Government has launched an action plan to resolve problem of malnutrition among children in Baran district.
  • Textile minister Santosh Gangwar has said the Government will establish 26 Textile parks in the country.
International Affairs
  • People around the world observe 2014 International Day of Peace today with the theme "The Right of Peoples to Peace".
  • Third India Bangladesh joint consultative commission met.
  • Committing to a global response to deal with cross border tax avoidance and evasion, the G20 today decided to put in place a mechanism for automatic exchange of tax information by 2017.
People in News
  • Former finance minister Ashraf Ghani was declared Afghanistan's next president on Sunday , hours after signing a power-sharing deal with his rival Abdullah that ended a prolonged standoff over the disputed result.
Deaths Affairs
  • Actress Poplly Bergen (84), best known for her role in 1962 film "Cape Fear" passed away.
  • Former Editor in Chief of National Herald A.N. Dar passes away. He also served as Resident Editor of Indian Express in New Delhi.
Science & Technology
  • Public Broadcaster Doordarshan plans to start broadcasting directly a bouquet of 20 free-to-air channels in partnership with private media houses on mobile phones from next year.
Sports Affairs
  • Asian Games 2014
    • Taiwan's Hsu Shu-ching broke one world record and equaled another as she took the women's 53kg class weightlifting gold at the Asian Games today.
    • Indian men's team wins bronze in 10 air pistol.
    • Indian woman's Badminton team settles for bronze after loss to South Korea.
    • Dipika assures India its first women's singles medal.
    • Saurav Ghosal confirms third consecutive men's singles medal.
    • The Indian Olympic Association has been fined $10,000 for withdrawing teams from the Asian Games at a late stage, but all India Tennis Association chief Anil Khanna is hopeful that the penalty would be withdrawn.
    • South Korea currently lead the medal table with 18 golds with China in second with 15.
    • China is currently on 10th position, tied with Hong Kong with four medals each.
  • Kings XI Punjab beat Barbados Trident by 4 wickets in the Champions League Twenty 20 at Mohali.

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