9th September 2014 Current Affairs

9th September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

International Affairs
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on 29th and 30th September 2014 during which the two leaders would discuss a wide range of bilateral and strategic issues including economic growth.
  • Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, on a visit to Bangladesh for the 67th World Health Organization (WHO) regional committee meeting:-
    • He said the excessive consumption of alcohol had significant impact on the youth population of India and he planned to learn a strategy to reduce its use.
    • He urged government to manifest "power of belief" while strategising against the disease burden.
    • He sought Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's support in combating many vector-borne diseases and providing "The highest standards of health Care" to people in South Asia.
  • A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation on traditional medicine and homeopathy is to signed between India and Bangladesh.
  • National Security Advisor Ajit Doval held talks with China's top diplomat and State Councillor Yang Jiechi to finalize the arrangements for Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India expected to take place next week.
Books & Authors Affairs
  • Kolkata-born British author Neel Mukherjee's latest novel The Lives of Others, set in troubled Bengal of the 1960s and centered around a dysfunctional family, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize 2014, in its debut as a global literary award.
    • This is the first time the prestigious literary award opened up for anyone writiing in English regardless of nationality.
Nationa Affairs
  • Chairing the first hight level meeting on "Namaami Gange" an integrated plan for Ganga rejuvenation, Modi said that the first priority of this mission should be to stop fresh generation of pollutants.
  • After the devastating floods in Jammu & Kashmir that claimed several lives and rendered thousands homeless, the Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel has announced an assistance of Rs. 5 crore for relief to the affected region.
  • Air India declares free passage for tourists stranded in Srinagar.
  • The Centre will replace the requirement of furnishing affidavits with self-attested declarations in a major chunk of government-related work and an official order in this regard will be issued soon, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday.
Science & Technology Affairs
  • The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013, propelled by a surge in levels of carbon dioxide, the World Meterological Organization warned today.
Awards & Honors Affairs
  • Indian Scientist Kamal Bawan Awarded 2014 Midori Prize in Biodiversity.
    • The Midori Prize for Biodiversity was established by AEON Environmental Foundation, Japan in the year 2010.
    • He is a distinguished professor of biology at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.
    • He won this prize for his research, including in climate change in the Himalayas.
    • He will receive the prize with a cash award of $100,000 during the Oct 16-17 Conference of Parties (COP-12) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in South Korea.
Banking Awareness Affairs
  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday allowed banks to take action against guarantors ona loan, even without exhausting the remedies against the principal debtor, in case of a wilful default.
Sports Affairs
  • US Open 2014 : Croatia's Marin Cilic wins his first Grand Slam title by beating Japan's Kei Nishikori.
  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect because his bowling action was found to be illegal.

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