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September 29, 2014

29th September 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates


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National Affairs
  • 37  Union ministers and other Members of Parliament will simultaneously launch Rs 1,000 minimum monthly pension under Employees' Pension Scheme 1995 (EPS-95,) run by the EPFO, across the country tomorrow. 
  • With a view to promote rail tourism in the country and to provide reasonably priced tourism package to tourists, especially the pilgrims in the country, India Railways has finalized six pilgrim special tourist train packages in the first phase,  which will kick start from 25th October 2014.
  • Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for MSME inaugurated the India Pavilion at the IGA Royal Perth Show 2014.
  • Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray today announced that his party has decided to pull out from Narendra Modi government.
    • Shiv Sena minister Anant Geete to quit Union Cabinet. After Prime Minister Narendra Modi returns from the U.S., Mr. Geete will go to him and submit his resignation
International Affairs
  • World Heart Day observed today (29th September 2014).
    • The objective of the day is to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death, claiming 17.3 million lives each year.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a rockstar reception at New York's Madison Square; Grand event a message to Obama government that Indian-American community can no longer be ignored in policy making.
  • Modi holds bilateral talks with Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu to increase cooperation in cyber security, agriculture, and water management.
  • Modi calls for support from NRIs in Clean India and Clean Ganga campaigns.
  • Modi meets CEOs of top US companies; Seeks bigger investment for infrastructure development and job creation.
  • US President Barack Obama admits US underestimated IS militants threat in Syria.
  • A three-day special anti-polio campaign to vaccinate over two lakh children was today launched in Pakistan's restive Bajaur tribal agency amidst tight security to ensure safety of health workers.
    • Under the programme, 226,310 children under five years of age would be given an oral vaccine across the agency by a strong contingent of 694 teams comprising 1,600 health workers including volunteers, teachers, officials and supporting staffs.
New Appointments
  • Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai has been sworn in as Afghanistan’s new President, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country’s first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 U.S-led invasion toppled the Taliban.
  • O. Paneerselvam sworn in as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister along with Council of Ministers.
  • The newly appointed chairperson of the National Commission for Women (NCW) Lalitha Kumarmangalam, today took charge of office.
Business & Economy
  • World's largest asset manager Blackrock will host a global investors meet in India next year, CEO Laurence Flik conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today.
  • Jan Dhan Yojana
    • Banks have opened around 5 crore accounts under the Jan Dhan Yojana scheme and collected over 3,500 crore rupees in deposits.
    • All these accounts will be seeded to the Aadhar number and will have biometrics to avoid the duplication.
Science & Technology
  • The Thai government is set to unveil a robotic taster named "e-delicious" machine, that will determine if the food you have ordered anywhere in the world at a Thai restaurant is genuine or not.
  • Kavita Karkare, wife of Hemant Karkare, who was killed in the 26/11 terrorist attack, died today after she suffered a brain haemorrhage.
People in News
  • Cricket star Sachin Tendulkar will flag off the first-ever ‘unity’ marathon run being hosted in New Delhi by the country’s largest paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on October 12.
  • Asian Games 2014
    • Seema Punia wins Gold medal in discus throw.
    • Sania Mirza and Sakesh Myneni grab gold in Tennis mixed doubles.
    • Khushbir Kaur wins silver in the 20km race walking ( It was the country’s first-ever women’s silver in the event at the Asiad).
    • Wrestler Bajrang settles for silver in Men’s Freestyle wrestling 61 kg category.
    • Naveen Kumar wins bronze medal in men's 3000m steeplechase.
    • Saketh Sai Myneni and Sanam Krishan Singh wins silver medal in the men's doubles tennis.
    • Narsingh Pancham Yadav wins bronze in men's 74kg freestyle wrestling.
    • O P Jaisha wins bronze in women’s 1500m race.
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  1. thanks shivani mam pls provide quick reference guide as soon as possible... there is no time to study

  2. shivani mam pls provide quick reference guide as soon as possible...........

  3. Second sentence is wrong. Simple Present Tense will be used in it since it is truth. The Himalayas lies to the north of India.

  4. hey friends can any one say where have to prepare for banking awareness

  5. mam i forgot to take print out of application from for clerical and now link is deactivated so mam please tell me is it create problem during interview i m very tense please help me because in notification they have mention it as required document

  6. Raghuram Rajan belongs to Tamilnadu please correct it

  7. No buddy he was born in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.

  8. same this thing happened with me when i called the ibps help desk no they told me that at the time of interview it will activate so if you are selected that you can take print out of your applicatin form

  9. purna santosh kumarOctober 7, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    In question no. 2....Raghu Ram Rajan belongs to Tamilnadu not Madhyapradesh...please correct tat answer

  10. purna santosh kumarOctober 7, 2014 at 9:29 PM

    Sorry Raghu Ram Rajan is born in Bhopal,M.P but he is a Tamilian....

  11. if some one know plz tell me


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