Current Affairs on 20th September 2014
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- China agreed to allow the conduct of the annual Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Nathula Pass in Sikkim whereas existing route is Lipulekh Pass in Uttarakhand.
- Health Minister Harsh Vardhan launched India Newborn Action Plan to reduce infants death.
- Sushma Swaraj, External Affairs minister inaugurated the Nalanda University.
- 6th SAARC Home Minister meet inaugurated by Sushil Koirala, PM, Nepal where 7 home ministers of their countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal andSri Lanka) meet and discuss on various issues as terrorism, drugs, cyber crimes and more. Rajnath Singh represents from India, Home minister side.
- Nepal signed a MoU with GMR Infrastructure, India on Power Trade Agreement as hydropower project. It is 900 MW project having an investment of around Rs. 8,500 crore and is supposed to be the largest foreign direct investment (FDI) for the country.
- Vintage Dakota aircraft was gifted to Bangladesh Air Force by Indian Air Force said by Air Force chief Air Marshal Muhammad Enamul Bari at Palam.
- Padmini Prakash, age 31 years is first transgender television news anchor in India.
- A liberal religious scholar and professor Dr. Shakeel Auj dean of Islamic Studies at Karachi University was shot dead in Karachi, Pakistan.
- Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu hammered from India has put their great efforts in Asian Games‘ badminton singles campaign with a 3-0 triumph over Macau China to enter the women’s team event quarterfinals by defeating Kit Ieng Wong 21-6 21-4 by Saina and Teng Iok U 21-8 21-9 by Sindhu.
- China swimmers Sun Wenyan and Huang Xuechen stormed to Asian Games gold in the duet competition, Japan’s Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui took silver whereas Kazakh twins Alexandra and Yekaterina Nemich for the bronze medal.
- Jitu Rai gives India’s first gold medal in the 17th Asian Games in the 50m pistol event. He second Indian pistol shooter to clinch an Asian Games title after Jaspal Rana and the fourth shooter overall after shotgun experts Randhir Singh in 1978 and Ronjan Sodhi in 2010.
- Olympic champion Om Yun-Chol broke his own world record in the men’s 56kg class for the clean and jerk. Previously he recorded as best 160kg in the clean and jerk to set an Asian Games combined record of 294kg and this time 170kg above his head to better his record. He got North Korea’s first gold medal of the Asian Games.
- Pistol shooter Shweta Chaudhry got her first medal, a bronze medal in the 17th Asian Games in the women’s 10M Air Pistol event with a total tally of 176.4 at the Ongnyeon shooting range.
- Sindhu and Ashwini Ponnappa finally assured India the bronze medal in women’s doubles match.
- Kaun Banega Crorepati got first ever contestants to win the highest prize of Rs 7 crore as Narula brothers, Achin and Sarthak from Delhi. They answeres all fourteen questions with their four helplines. Achin is a marketing manager and Sarthak is a student.
- New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key won in general election to return for a third term in office, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way his National Party has handled the economy.
- The India-Africa Summit scheduled to be attended in December 2014 by 53 countries, has been cancelled this year due to Ebola outbreak in that continent.
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi has nominated Mr. Adil Zainulbhai as the Chairman of the Quality Council of India. Earlier it was acquired Mr. Arun Maira. Now Mr Arun Maira. Previously Mr. Zainulbhai, Senior Advisor to McKinsey, India before that he is chairman of McKinsey, India.
- First ever women’s singles squash medal in the Asian Games after top players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa won their respective openers.
- Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara won women’s doubles Tennis title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 6-2, 7-5 victory over Spain’s Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro.
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