1st October 2014 Current Affairs

1st October 2014 - Daily Current Affairs

International Affairs
  • Today in International Day for Older Persons.
  • Thousands have joined pro-democracy protests demanding China to withdraw plans to vet candidates fro the next Hong Kong leadership election in 2017, whcih have spread in Hong Kong on China's 65th National Day.
  • PM Narendra Modi returns from his 5 day US Visit. He describes his US visit as highly successful and satisfactory.
  • Pakistan has decided to introduce electronic voting machines (EVMs) in two years before the next general elections due in 2018.
National Affairs
  • The ambitious Swachh Bharat Campaign will be launced toworrow (2nd October, 2014) the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography "The Story of My Experiments with Truth" has now been published in Kashmiri and Punjabi languages also and the editions would be released on his 145th Birth Anniversary Tomorrow.
  • Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today visited the flood hit areas of Assam and Meghalaya and assured the two states of all possible help to deal with the crisis and ensure relief and rehabilitation.
  • Aam Aadmi Party demands clarification from the PMO India on the Government's reported decision to hike the prices of some medicines including anti-cancer tablets.
  • Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan urges all citizens to convert their brithdays into opportunities for donating blood.
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan conferred the Vayoshreshtha Samman on Senior citizen on the occasion of International Day for Older persons.
Business & Economy Affairs
  • Core sector growth for the month of August picked up with eight core sector industries growing by 5.8 percent against 4.7 percent in same month last year. The July core sector data was 2.7 percent.
  • Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL), the country's first green-field airport in the public private partnership mode, today handed over a cheque of Rs. 17.76 crore to the kerala Government as its share of profits for the last fiscal.
Science & Technology Affairs
  • Microsoft has unveiled its new Windows operating system and has given it a surprising name :- Windows 10.
  • India and teh U.S. after sending their own respective spacecraft into Mar's orbit have now agreed to cooperate on future explorations of the Red Planet, which America said will yield "Tangible Benefits" to both the countries and the world at large.
Sports Affairs
  • Asian Games 2014:-
    • Mary Kom becomes the first Indian Woman to clinch Gold Medal in Boxing at the Asian Games.
    • Sarita Devi refuses to wear her boxing medal as a protest against the controversial decision.
    • India women's hockey team win bronze medal after beating japan.
    • Indian sprinter Tintu Luka won silver medal in the 800m women's race.
    • Indian athlete Annu Rani won a bronze medal in the women's Javelin throw event.

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