Top News Headlines of 19 September 2014

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  • Air India has misplaced the checked-in-luggage of Union Minister Nirmla Sitharaman in Australia on Friday. After alighting in Sydney to attend the G20 summit dinner, she found her luggage had been taken off the plane in Malbourne.
  • “Indian Muslim will live for India, they will die for India- they will not die for want anything bad for India.” Modi told interviewer Fareed Zakira.
  • Leading Carnatic Musician and fusion instruments U Shrinivas, better know as Mandolin Shrinivas, died at a Private Hospital in Chennai on Friday after multiple organ failure. He was 45. He was awarded the Padma Shri in 1998 and the Sangeet Natak Akedemi award in 2001.
  • On the Sixth anniversary of the 2008 Batla House encounter on Friday, terror group Ansar-ul-Tawhid Fi Bilad Al Hind (AuT) which recently uploaded a video of ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi with Hindi, Urdu and Tamil Subtitles hailed the Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives killed in the shootings as its “maryres.
  • Red Fort has become the Archaeological Survey of India’s (ASI) model project for energy efficiency. The world heritages site’s annual electricity bill of Rs3-4crore is set to reduce by approximately 70% as a Gujarat-based company has donated electric equipment worth several lakh to ASI.
  • Union of Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday made it clear that he practices what he preaches. A staunch advocate of car safety measures, the minister insisted on a functional rear seat belt in the vehicle arranged for him.
  • India is sending it environment minister Prakash Javadekar to attend the UN Climate Summit in New York on September 23.
  • The Scientist are keerily watching two Mars-bound spacecraft: India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and the US’ Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission. MAVEN will reach the Martian orbit on September 21, while MOM will be inserted into the orbit three days later.
  • The Supreme Court on Friday ruled that full repayment of loan obtained through fraud from a nationalized bank would not be a ground to quash the case under Prevention the Bank officials and debtors.
  • In an embarrassing goof-up, a newsreader on state-run Doordarshan mispronounced Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name as “Eleven Jinping”, apparently confusing the name with the Roman numeral, an official said on Friday.
  • On Friday, PM Narendra Modi’s government signed an agreement with the Chinese government to open the Nathula pass route in Sikkim for the annual Kailash Mansarover yatra as an alternative to the one though Kumaon, over 3,000 people from various trades and organisation in Dharchula and other villages and towns in the Uttarakhand hills went on protest.
  • With Pakistan ambassador to Nepal in attendance, Rajnath Singh on Friday made a veiled attack on Islamabad on the issue of terrorism during the Saarc home minister’ meet in Nepal.
  • A lizard spotted in the midday meal menu of government Urdu Model Primary School, Bangalore, sparked off panic and 355 children were examined in a hospital on Friday.
  • The Supreme Court has asked the UGC to reply by Tuesday when it will hear the Issue. Unease among 41 deemed universities put in the ‘C’ category by the Tandon committee emanates from the fact that the UGC Committee set up at the behest of the apex court, to review them sub-categories –‘A’, ‘B’, and ‘C’.
  • Information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar recently issued a notification moving the deadline for Phase III of the digitization from Sept 30, 2014 to Dec 31, 2015 and that of Phase IV from Dec 31, 2014 to Dec 31, 2016.
  • The government on Friday sought assistance from Bull and Melinda Gates t create a central monitoring system to tackle malnutrition, under the aegis of the National Nutrition Mission. The women and Child development (WCB) ministry has set a target of bringing down under-nutrition from 40% to 30% in five years.
  • British Prime Minister David Cameron said that the issue of Scottish independence had been settled “for a generation” on Friday but pledge a swift constitutional shake-up after what he called “a clear vote” by Scots to stay part of the United Kingdom.
  • Alex Salmond announced on Friday evening that he will step down as first minister of Scotland.
  •  Agyptian frogman Ahmed Gamal Gabr has broken the world record for the deepest scuba dive with a plunge into the Red Sea, the Guinness Book of Records said on Friday. Gabr reached the depth of 332.35m in 12 minutes.
  • Researchers at Arizona State University (ASU) have developed this jetpack with the help of the Defence Advance Research Project Agency. The jetpack was designed for soldiers in the field who need to get in and out situations quickly.
  • A new study led by the University of Washington and the United Nations finds that world population is likely to keep growing throughout the 21st century. The number of people of Earth is likely to reach 11 billion by 2100, the study concludes, about 2 billion higher than widely cited previous estimated.
  • The StudentLife app is able to continuously make mental health assessment 24/7, opening the way for a new form of assessment” said Dartmouth College computers science professor Andrew Campbell, the research’s senior author.
  • Digital market place Snapdeal will hire 1,000 software engineers and set up at least three new development centres in the country as it plans to plough marquee investor funding into building proprietary, disruptive technologies to make online shopping even more seamless for consumers.
  • A Chinese court has imposed the biggest ever fine on British pharmaceutical giant, GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), which has been ordered to cough up $489 million for indulging in corrupt practices. Five of GSk’s executives, including a Briton, have been given suspended jail sentences.
  • The 17th Asian Games held in the city of Incheon after a three-hour long cultural extravaganza at the Main Stadium that transported the crowd of 65,000 from the Asian national existed in harmony to the modern era where vibrancy and ambition are the buzzwords of a young generation.
  • India’s latest shooting sensation Jitu Rai and former World No.1 Heena Sidhu will be on stage first as the 17th Asian Games kick off at the Ongyeon International Shooting Range here on Saturday.
  • Yorkshire’s captain Andrew Gale become the first county cricketer to be accused of a racism after he was charged on Wednesday by the ECB for a confrontation with Ashwell Prince in a match which included a rejoinder to return to his own country, followed by a disparaging use of the term ‘Kolpak’.
  • After 260 years of exclusion, woman will be allowed to join the Royal and Ancient golf club after an overwhelming members’ vote opened the doors to the famous St Andrews clubhouse and paved the way for them to play a role in the governance of the game.
  • China’s Li Na announced her retirement at the age of 32 Friday, saying knee injuries had forced her out of tennis just seven months after she won the Australian Open.
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