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September 15, 2014

14th and 15th September 2014 - Current Affairs updates


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National Affairs
  • Nation observed Hindi Diwas on 14th September 2014.
    • Why is Hindi Diwas celebrated?
    • Hindi Diwas (Hindi Day) is celebrated on 14th September, because on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India had adopted Hindi written in Devnagari script as the Official Language of the Union.
    • It is the language spoken as a mother tongue by around 258 million people
    • It is known as the 4th largest language of the world
  • India hit out at Pakistan over its remarks that Hafiz Saeed had no case against him, saying he was the “evil” mastermind behind the Mumbai attacks and it was up to Pakistan to bring the chief of terror outfit Jamat-Ud-Dawa (JuD) to book and deliver justice.
  • Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa at the Secretariat.
  • Taking a step further in e-Governance, the Andhra Pradesh state Cabinet has now gone paperless
    • Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and his Council of Ministers have conducted a meeting of what is being called “eCabinet” with iPads, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the country.
  • Delhi government has okayed induction of two mobile Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) vans with a view to ensuring quick and efficient collection of forensic data by police at crime scene.
  • The National Green Tribunal has sought a response from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) for "unauthorisedly" extracting groundwater during construction of an underground station in the Lal Qila area at Delhi.
  • The government approved a scheme for strengthening power transmission in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim at an estimated cost of Rs 4,754.42 crore.
  • The government approved launching of National Ayush Mission (NAM) to address gaps in health services in vulnerable and far-flung areas of the country.
Indian President's Vietnam Visit Highlights
  • Highlights of His Visit:
    • President Pranab Mukherjee in 4 day visit to Vietnam
    • Mukherjee was received by Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs and Chairman of President's Office Dao Viet Trung
    • He held talks with his Vietnamese counterpart Truong Tan Sang at Hanoi.
    • A sapling of the holy Bodhi tree from Bodh Gaya in Bihar, which was carried by the President , was planted in Hanoi. 
  • India and Vietnam ink 7 Pacts including one in the crucial oil cooperation sector and another on air services. 
    • Highlights of the Pacts signed by India and Vietnam 
      • The air services agreement was between Jet Airways and Air Vietnam.
        • The direct flights to Vietnam will be everyday and will be “very profitable”, said Jet Airways chairman Naresh Goyal after the inking this agreement. 
      • OVL, the overseas arm of oil major ONGC, and Petro Vietnam inked an agreement on exploring two additional blocks off Vietnam.
      • Other Agreements include,
        • Agriculture cooperation 
        • Cooperation in animal health
        • Customs cooperation
        • Youth affairs and skill development.
      • India will also be extending a line of credit to Vietnam
Science & Technology
  • After more than two years of touching down on Mars, NASA’s Curiosity rover has finally reached the foothills of Mount Sharp, the primary destination it was designed to explore.

International Affairs
  • Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future."
  • India is looking to enhance cooperation with Vietnam in defense, security and political arena as there is immense potential for bilateral engagement between the two nations, President Pranab Mukherjee said.
  • The United Nations announced that it has withdrawn its peacekeepers from many positions on the Golan Heights because of escalating fighting in the war between Syrian government forces and opposition fighters.
    • It has also urged the international community to make up for "precious time" lost in the response to the deadly Ebola outbreak in west Africa, calling for more contributions to fight the crisis.
Books & Authors
  • Marking the twentieth anniversary of the controversial novel Lajja, a fresh English translation of the Bengali work by feminist author Taslima Nasreenn has now been published.
Business & Economy
  • Inflation data based on wholesale price index (WPI) for August hit a five year low at 3.74 percent declining vegetable prices and other food articles. August WPI inflation stood at 5.19 percent in July.
  • AsianGames2014: 78 railway players & coaches to be a part of Indian contingent
  • The pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna kept India afloat with a stirring five-set win over Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac in the crucial doubles match of the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie. 
  • Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand beats Ponomariov in Bilbao opener
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  1. Missed your updates yesterday :(

  2. why...........

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  4. Don't wry jt happens

  5. Me too missed as i write down everyday

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  7. thank so muchhh keep update us...........:)

  8. Who said to omit 15 to 20 days current affairs In last week RRB Assistant Which Was Held On 13 And 14th Exam Question Came regarding US Open Final Match Which Was held On Same week of September

  9. thank you so much for your work

  10. please provide list of sports tournament and winner

  11. Thank you for your update. please keep on update the current affairs


  13. mam can i know when ll RRB officer scale-1 result ll come(approximate date)...and what is the expected cut i am from agri background...pls rply mam

  14. ap daily sari news write down krte ho??

  15. ap daily write down krte ho

  16. Hi Good Morning, please post the RRB Assistants Ka Reasoning and Aptitude Questions based on Held on Sunday Exam.


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