22nd September 2014 Current Affairs

22nd September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

International Affairs
  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Iranian counter part Javad Zarif for talks on Iran's nuclear program and the threat posed by Sunni extremist group Islamic State, a senior State Department official Said.
  • German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has reiterated that Germany will not get involved in US and French airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Iraq and Syria. He also ruled out ground deployments.
  • Islamic State militants closed in on Syria's third-largest Kurdish town today as tens of thousands of people fled in terror across the border into Turkey.
  • The UN refugee agency said as many as 70,000 Syrian Kurds had streamed into Turkey since Friday and solidarity protests by Turkish Kurds on the border prompted clashes with security forces.
  • Afghanistan's new President-elect Ashraf Ghani congratulated the country today on what he called its first democratic transfer of power, but the former rival Abdullah, with whom he signed a power-sharing deal was absent from celebrations.
  • World leaders from 193 countries gather in New York this week to discuss a whole range of issues.
National Affairs
  • In a serious blow to transparency regime in the country, the Madras High Court has said RTI applicants must give reasons for seeking information as it gave relied to its Registry from disclosing file notings on a complaint against a chief metropolitan magistrate.
  • Delhi Metro will be observing World Green Building Week till September 27 to promote construction of environment friendly buildings.
  • A bill to regulate surrogacy is expected to come up before Parliament during the forthcoming Winter Session.
  • Government has set a target of two years to improve the level of nutrition among women and children through National Nutrition Mission Action Plan.
People in News
  • UN Chief Ban Ki-moon and Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio joined thousands of people for a march through the New York city to shine the spotlight on the climate crisis with the UN Chief stressing that there is no "Plan B" to halt advance of climate change as there is no "Planet B".
  • Barely 10 days after he resigned, CBI today arrested Odisha's former Advocate General Ashok Mohanty for allegedly abusing his official position and misappropriating funds of Artha Tatwa Group of companies in a case which is an offshoot of Saradha chit fund scam.
Science & Technology Affairs
  • ISRO successfully test fires the Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) inside Mangalyaan.
  • The Indian Coast Guard Hovercraft H-196, the third series of air cushion vehicle (ACV) built by the UK arrived at Panambur Beach of Mangalore today.
Awards & Honors Affairs
  • Kerala Based Amrita Institute for Medical Science (AIMS) has received the first British Medical Journal (BMJ) India Award for Paediatric Heart Programme.
Sports Affairs
  • India's ace shooter Abhinav Bindra has announced has announced retirement from the professional shooting.
  • Asian Games 2014
    • Squash Player Deepika Pallikal settles for bronze medal after losing women's singles semifinals in the 17th Asian Games.
    • India wins bronze medal in 25m Pistol women's team event at the 17th Asian Games.
    • Saurav Ghoshal wins men's singles semifinal to assure India of at least a maiden squash silver at Asian Games.
    • India assured of 2 bronze in Wushu as TS Devi, N. Grewal storm into semis.

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