Major Events and Top News Headlines of 21 September 2009:
- The scientist who is at the forefront of the row over the alleged failure of India’s 1998 thermonuclear test said on Monday that the country needs a “series of thermonuclear bomb tests” in order to be able to “protect the nation’s security” from China.
- Director General of World Heath Organization (WHO) Margaret Chan said here on Monday that the production of influenza A(H1N1) vaccine is on track and it will be ideal to produce three billion of them annually.
- Professors of IIMs and IITs have come together for the first time to reject the latest proposals of the Human Resource Development Ministry on pay scales and autonomy, terming them an “infringement” on academic freedom.
- Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair says he hopes to break the “deadlock” in global climate talks with evidence that 10 million jobs could be created by 2020, if developing nations agree to big cuts in greenhouse gases.
- With the administration having agreed to regularise 3472 temporary employees of the Darjeeling Gorkha Hill Council, the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha would take up the cases of those still to be regularised.