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September 24, 2013

Current Affairs of September 22nd

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International Affairs
  • India and Malaysia will explore ways to strengthen their military ties during the five-day visit of Navy chief Admiral D K Joshi to Kuala Lumpur starting from 22nd September.
  • South Africa and India will jointly hold an inter-ministerial conference as well as a business meet later this month to enhance bilateral trade relations.
  • World leaders hold their first-ever UN meeting on 22nd September to explore how the more than 1 billion disabled people in countries rich and poor can contribute to the global economy instead of being a drain on society.
  • Two Indians are among 59 killed in a bloody massacre by armed terrorists at a crowded, upscale mall in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Saturday. Nearly 300 people, including four Indians, have been wounded in the lethal assault.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday wrote to Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, condemning the terror attack in Nairobi in which two Indians were among those killed and said a concerted global effort is required to control such mindless violence.
  • Disgraced top Communist Party leader Bo Xilai sentenced to life imprisonment by a Chinese court for bribery, embezzlement of power.

National Affairs
  • The Puducherry government on Sunday launched a drive to generate awareness about dengue fever and among people.
  • Congress President Sonia Gandhi laid the foundation stone of refinery and petro-chemical complex at Pachpadra in Rajasthan's Barmer district on Sunday.
  • Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asked parties to refrain from taking advantage out of communal strife and said states should crackdown on elements fanning such violence irrespective of their political affiliations or influence.
  • Irked over slow progress in clearing mineral concession applications in states, the Centre has asked mineral-rich states to clear them "strictly within the time-frame stipulated" in rules.

  • Alvaro Mutis, an award-winning Colombian poet, essayist and novelist influential throughout the Spanish-speaking world, died in Mexico City.

  • Justice Darmar Murugesan, the former Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 21 September  appointed as member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for a five-year term.

Science and Technology
  • India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) is slated to be launched on October 28 after a national committee of experts gave the go ahead for the Rs. 450-crore ambitious venture after threadbare deliberations.

  • Grappler Sandeep Tulsi Yadav created history by winning India’s first-ever medal in the Greco-Roman category of the Senior World Wrestling Championships after beating Serbia’s Aleksandar Maksimovic in the 66kg division.
  • A gold medal in the prestigious World Cup Final eluded Deepika Kumari once again as she settled for her third successive silver after being pipped by Korean Olympic champion Ok-Hee Yun, in Paris.
  • Legendary athlete P T Usha participates in Vadodara citizen's run for garbage and plastic free city.

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