8th September 2014 Current Affairs

8th September 2014 Daily Current Affairs

National Affairs
  • India and Germany today agreed to prepare a road-map for cooperation in skill development, solid waste management and cleaning of rivers as visiting Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described the two nations as "made for each other".
  • Amidst developed nations like the US raising issues over India's intellectual property rights regime, the government today said it will come out with a policy framework within a few months to make IPR more robust.
  • A Government panel has recommended the Coal Ministry may consider allocating eight mines to the power sector under government dispensation route, amid Power Minister Piyush Goyal promising 24x7 power to all.
  • India on Monday blamed Pakistan for "derailing" the dialogue process but said there is "no full stop" in diplomatic relations and people always move forward after the short pauses, indicating that there may be a window for resumption of talks in near future.
  • India today said it will not oppose on "Humanitarian Ground" the application of Massimiliano Latorre, one of the Italian marines facing murder charges here, to return to his country after he suffered a mild stroke recently.
  • The Supreme Court today stayed the execution of death sentence of Surinder Koli for children in a house in Nithari Village in Nodia in 2006.
  • The Supreme Courth orders permanent absorption of Rajeshwar Singh, probing money laundering aspects in 2G case and Aircel-Maxis deal, as Dy. Director in ED.
International Affairs
  • International Literacy Day observed today (8th September, 2014) to highlight importance of literacy to individual.
  • 27th Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) began in Geneva.
    • 47 Members.
    • UN's new human rights chief - Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.
  • US President Barack Obama has urged the Rival Candidates in Afghanistan's disputed election to come to an agreement on a national unity government to end the crisis over the vote.
  • Barack Obama will on Wednesday announce the US's strategy to tackle the threat posed by ISIS, the terrorist outfit which has gained control over a large part of Iraq and Syria and has brutally killed two American Journalists in recent past.
Science & Technology Affairs
  • Higgs elementary particle underpins existence in our universe might become unstable, warns renowned physicist Stephen Hawking. The energy potential of the "God Particle" is so vital for the entire universe it could make the cosmos collide, he concludes.
  • An experimental Ebola Vaccine similar to one being developed by Glaxo Smith Kline is effective for at least five weeks in lab monkeys but requires boosting with an additional vaccine to extend its protection to 10 months.
Business & Economy Affairs
  • State Bank of India will provide loans worth six billion rands (USD 557.75 million) to South African Businesses over the next two years as part of the bank's plans to expand its operations.
Sports Affairs
  • Serena Williams wins US Open 2014
    • She defeated Caroline Wozniacki.
    • This is her Third Consecutive US Open Championship.
    • This is her 18th major title overall.
  • Ace Shuttler from Arunachal Pradesh Laa Tukum bags silver medal in the 28th National Sub-Junior Badminton Championship at Rohtak, Haryana.

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