Top News Headlines of 01 October 2014


Major Events and Top News Headlines of 01 October 2014:

  • US Secret Service director Julia Pierson resigned
  • The average number of working hours has increased over the last year for one-fifth of India Inc employees, according to a survey by a recruitment firm.
  • For the first time, an India-US joint statement specifically mentioned the situation in the South China Sea as President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed concern about “rising tensions over maritime territorial disputes“ in that region.
  • Keeping in line with the Prime Minister’s `Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’, LG Najeeb Jung will perform `kar seva’ at Gurdwara Bangla Sahib on Thursday morning.
  • Mahatma Gandhi’s autobiography `The Story of My Experiments with Truth’ has now been published in Kashmiri and Punjabi. The editions would be re leased on his birth anniversary.
  • The Goa government on Wednesday directed that all gaming operations at licensed casinos be stopped on Thurs day as a mark of respect to Mahatma Gandhi. The decision drew a mixed response from the casino industry.
  • A s CRPF will complete 75 years this November, the CPRF band organized a show at Purana Quila, which was a precursor to the Diamond Jubilee celebrations.
  • Swatchh Bharat Mission is receiving enthusiastic response with NTPC family members organising various programs during the week.
  • 4th International Magic Festival begun with an inauguration by MP Meenakshi Lekhi at Dilli Haat INA.
  • Dr. A.K. Manocha has assumed the charge of CMD, IRCTC. Prior to this he was working as the CAOFOIS in Northern Railway.
  • Norway is the best place to grow old, according to the latest Global AgeWatch index of 96 countries published on Wednesday, while Afghanistan is the worst. The index placed India at the 69th position.
  • A man who was recently in Liberia and travelled to Dallas has been diagnosed with the virus.
  • Lions Gate have announced plans to select five aspiring female directors to make short films based on the book that they will release on Facebook next year.
  • After Sheryl Sandberg, it’s now the turn of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to visit India, the second biggest market for the social networking giant, later this month.
  • India will be the only BRICS nation where growth picks up in FY15 and further accelerates in FY16 owing to an expected improvement in business environment.
  • Mary Kom gave India’s battered boxing team something to celebrate when she won the women’s flyweight gold medal at the Asian Games on Wednesday.
  • A huge controversy broke out today at the Asian Games when India’s woman boxer Sarita Devi returned her bronze medal, protesting against her controversial loss to a South Korean, inviting a possible suspension for defiance.
  • The Indian women’s hockey team put on a spectacular performance to defeat Japan 2-1 and claim the bronze medal here on Wednesday.
  • Multi-sports events are always filled with drama and controversy but even by the eccentric nature of the Asian Games, Wednesday’s developments were bordering on the bizarre.
  • Paris Saint-Germain overcame goals from Lionel Messi and Neymar to inflict Barcelona’s first loss of the season on Tuesday.
  • Northern Ireland’s world No. 1 Rory McIlroy was named as the PGA Tour’s Player of the Year for a second time on Wednesday after a stellar 2014 campaign highlighted by two Major victories.
  • National Cadet Corps (NCC), North Eastern Region, entered the semifinals of the Under-17 girls section in the 55th Subroto Cup Football Tournament, defeating Carmel Girls High School, Jharkhand, 2-0 at the Ambedkar Stadium here on Wednesday.
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Top News Headlines of 01 October 2014
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