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October 09, 2014

9th October 2014 - Daily Current Affairs updates

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National Affairs
  • The Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System (AEBAS), an electronic surveillance system to keep track of punctuality of government officials will become fully operational by the month end as part of Narendra Modi Government's efforts to discipline employees.
  • The Central government has decided to give states an additional six months to implement the National Food Security Act that gives two-thirds of the country's population the right to highly subsidised food grains.
    • This is the second extension given by the Narendra Modi government to the states. A three-month extension given earlier has expired on October 4. 
  • The CBI today moved the Delhi High Court seeking cancellation of interim bail granted to former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala in the JBT teachers recruitment scam case, saying he violated bail conditions. 
  • Union Government has decided to sell LED bulbs to households at 10 rupees against the market price of 400 rupees. In this regard, Union Power Ministry launched a business model enabling the sale of LED bulbs to households at 10 rupees against the market price of 400 rupees.
International Affairs
  • According to a fact sheet released by US Secretary of State John Kerry, India is among the top five contributors to the UN Ebola response with a contribution of US dollar 12.5 million.
    • The US with US dollar 113.8 million tops the list, followed by the European Union (US dollar 55.5 million), Canada (US dollar 31.9 million), Netherlands (21 million) and India with US dollar 12.5 million.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said USD 100 billion worth of foreign investments is knocking at the doors of India and it is up to the states to lap up as much as they can. 
  • English rock band Pink Floyd has confirmed that their new album ‘The Endless River’ will be their last. 
    • Band members Nick Mason and David Gilmour said they will not release another record.

Summits & Conferences
  • Global Investors Summit 2014
  • PM NarendraModi formally inaugurated the Madhya Pradesh Government’s high-profile Global Investors Summit (GIS).
  • This is 4th GIS summit.
  • This is a three day summit which is in progress at Convention Centre, Indore.
  • This is a gateway to some of the pioneering national and international companies who are interested in tapping some of the most resourceful areas in the state of MP.
  • Highlights of Previous GIS Summits : 
    • GIS 2007 - Signed 102 MOUs worth Rs 1.20 Trillion
    • GIS 2010 - Signed 107 MOUs for setting up projects worth Rs 2.35 Trillion
    • GIS 2012 - Signed 259 MOUs for setting up projects worth Rs 4.31 Trillion
  • Veteran journalist and former Prasar Bharati chairman M.V. Kamath passed away.
Awards & Honors
  • France's Patrick Modiano, who made study of Nazi occupation & its effect on his country, honored with Nobel Prize for Literature 2014. Check full story here.
People in News
  • The The CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg arrived in a 2 day visit to India
    • He will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow.
    • Zuckerberg is in India to address the first summit taking place on 9th and 10th October 2014 at New Delhi.
  • South Africa replaces India from the top ranking in the ICC ODI format with 113 points.
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