23rd September 2014 Current Affairs

23rd September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

International Affairs
  • India will seek re-election to the UN's main human rights body for a second consecutive term in a vote to be held next month.
  • A wave of suicide bombings by Islamic State militants in western Iraq has killed 40 soldiers amid waning efforts by security forces to retake territory from the Sunni extremist group.
  • The number of Ebola infections will triple to 20,000 by November soaring by the thousands every week if efforts are not significantly stepped up to stop the outbreak, the WHO recently warned.
  • The U.S. and five Middle Eastern allies launched an expansive attack on extremist fighters in Syria as air strikes hit Islamic State strongholds and another anti-Western group, opening a challenging new front in an expanding Middle East war.
National Affairs
  • National Award winning Hindi film "Liar's Dice", starring acclaimed actors Geetanjali Thapa and Nawazuddin Siddiqui has been shortlisted as India's Official entry for the best foreign film category at the 87th Academy Awards (Oscars).
  • To restore the glory of the Ganga river the Centre has presented a blue print of short, medium and long term measures which is spread over 18 years and involves investment of thousands of crore.
  • With less than a week left for nominations to close for Maharashtra Assembly polls, top Congress and NCP leaders will meet tomorrow in a last ditch attempt to resolve the seat-sharing deadlock and salvage the 15-year-old alliance.
People in News
  • Jack Ma has overtaken Mukesh Ambani and Hong Kong's Lee Shau Kee to become China's richest adn Asia's second wealthiest with a personal wealth of $26.5 billion.
  • Enforcement Directorate, ED, has arrested business man Gautam Khaitan in money laundering probe in VVIP choppers deal case.
  • Asian Games 2014 :-
    • Abhinav Bindra wins bronze in men's 10m Air Rifle event in his last Asian Games appearance.
    • Indian team comprising of Abhinav Bindra, Ravi Kumar adn Sanjeev Rajput won bronze in the men's 10m air rifle event.
    • Saurav Ghoshal bags India's first ever Silver medal in Squash.
    • Wushu player Yumnam Sanathoi Devi wins bronze in the Women's 52kg event.

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