6th September 2014 Current Affairs

6th September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

International Affairs
  • Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels have signed a ceasefire deal aimed at ending nearly five months of fighting in the country's east.
  • Eqypt charged ousted president Mohamed Morsy and several other people on Saturday with endangering national security by leaking state secrets and sensitive documents to Qatar, dealing a further blow to his outlawed Muslim Brotherhood.
National Affairs
  • Torrential monsoon rains which triggered flooding, landslides and house collapses in Jammu and Kashmir have so far caused 160 deaths as the situation worsened today and rescuers struggled to evacuate tens of thousands of people to safety with major rivers in spate.
    • The worst the state has seen in 60 years, affected a staggering 2,500 villages.
    • Nine army jawans washed away during rescue operation in Pulwama district in Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist Ejaz Sheikh arrested by Delhi Police in western Utter Pradesh.
  • The Minister for information and cultural affairs, bhanulal Saha, inaugurated the Mumbai International File Festival (MIFF), A three-day film festival at agarthala, where 30 award -winning films from seven countries will be screened. It was jointly organized by the films division of Government of India and the United Films Professionals Association (UFPA).
  • The Centre will create a Special Rhino Protection Force in Assam to protect the animal from poaching and form a task force to enquire into encroachment of forest land in the state, Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar said today.
Sports Affairs
  • Sania Mirza wins US Open Mixed doubles title with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares; claims her third grand slam.
    • Sania Mirza dedicated US Open title to Telangana and India.
    • Notes:- A few days ago, her appointment as brand ambassador to newly formed Telangana State triggered a political furore.

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