Top News Headlines of 20 September 2014


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  • After 300 days and 650 million km, as India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft gets into the last lap to the Red planet, a term the scientist have begun to hate hearing is, ironically,’safe mode’.
  • India’s first gold that came on the opening day was the sixth big medal for Jitu Rao in the 17th Asian Games, The shooter was presented with the medal by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach, and Shweta Chaudhry won the bronze in 10m air pistol event in Incheon on Saturday.
  • G20 deal will be on Sunday agree to a deal that will mandate automatic sharing of all bank information with tax authorities on an annual basis, starting 2017.
  • In landmark for India Inc, the number of female employees (TCS) has crossed the one-lakh mark, making it the country’s biggest employer of women in the private sector.
  • Popularity of Mandarin in India is on fast track, if the past six months across 22 schools, in school, including six in Delhi, are any indication. When Central Board of Secondary Education first introduced the language, there were only 100 students. Today, about 4,000 students are learning Mandarin from 22 native Chinese teachers.
  • An unmanned ground vehicle that could not only help in traffic management but also become a major technology tool at the hands of security agencies has been developed by Guru Gobind Singh Indraprashta University and DTU.
  • The Street Vendors Bill was passed by Parliament. New Delhi Municipal Council has also sent its draft policy for street vendors to the Delhi government. The Delhi government has not started the process to implement it.
  • Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, lawyer Prashant Bhusan and two others were on Saturday put on charges of defamation in a complaint filed by ex-telecom Minister Kapil Sibal’s son Amit Sibal.
  • Six electronic public toilets were Saturday inaugurated for the public in the Delhi Cantonment Board area. The automated public toilet unit, developed by Kerala Based company Eram Scientific Solution, has an automatic flushing system for before as well as after use, in built water tank.
  • Less than a month after coming out with regulations for renewable energy generation in the city, Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission is now working on finalizing details for setting the tariffs for it.
  • India will, for the first time, join hands with China to develop remote sensing satellites. Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) chairman K Radhakrishnan said that an agreement in this regard was signed two days ago.
  • The Nehru Jacket, the desi waistcoat has been now appropriated by Narendra Modi, man with barely concealed disdain for the Nehruvian legacy. The Jacket was first sported by Nehru in the 1930s but became a staple in his wardrobe much later.
  • Bhartiya Janta Party on announced the final list of 47 candidate for Haryana assembly election, which includes the name of foreign minister Sushma Swaraj’s sister, Vandana Sharma, from Safidon.
  • BJP candidate Bhojraj Nag the assembly bypoll from Chhattishgarh’s Antagarh (ST) seat with an impressive margin, relegating his lone opponent to third slot with None of the above option finishing second.
  • Dr Ketan Desai, a former president of the Medical Council of India (MCI), has been confirmed as the president of the World Medical Association (WMA) for 2016, four years after the MCI had suspended his licence for alleged corruption.
  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the “Make in India” campaign next week. The world’s 20 largest economies will on Sunday announce a new fund to spur investment but India is maintaining that the proposed vehicle will not help boost infrastructure development in developing economies.
  • Al-Qaida issued a video threatening to carry out it campaign in India, Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday said the terror group is trying to set up base in the state and had “tacit” understanding with ULFA.
  • Burger Plan to open outlets in Ahmedabad, Mumbai and Surat by January 2015. According to market research firm Crisil, the Indian fast food market is set to double in size from Rs3,500 crore in 2012 to Rs7,000 crore over the next two years.
  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina on the sidelines of the United Nationals General Assembly (UNGA) next week. This will be Modi’s first meeting with Sheikh Hasina as she was absent during his oath-taking ceremony due to her trip to Japan.
  • Fourty-nine Turks were freed on Saturday more than three month after the ISII group kidnapped them is Iraq, as tens of thousands fled across the Syrian border from  the advancing jihadists.
  • Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian militias were due on Saturday to pull back their troops from a demilitarized zone created under a new peace plan agreed in marathon overnight talk.
  • Prime Minister John Key won an emphatic victory on Saturday in New Zealand’s general election to return for a third term in office, a result that will be seen as an endorsement of the way key’s National Party has handled the economy.
  • North Korean pocket rocket Om Yun Chol broke his own weightlifting world record at the 17th Asian Games on Saturday. Om hoisted more than three times his own bodyweight with a superhuman lift of 170kg in the clean and jerk.
  • Five time world champion Vishwanthan Anand took a decisive step towards his second big title of the year drawing with Ruslan Ponomariov of Ukrian in the fifth and penultimate round of the Final Master here on Saturday.
  • Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black bagged the women’s double title at the WTA Toray pacific Open with at 6-2 7-5 victory over Spain’s Garbine Maguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro on Saturday.
  • The Champion League T20 has begun in real earnest and it will be a tournament where many players will be hoping to catch the eye of the IPL franchises to bag a contract for the next season.
  • Himmat Singh became Delhi Under-19 Captain for the late Shri J Y Lele. All India Under-19 one-day Invitation Cricket tournament to be played in Baroda.
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