Top News Headlines of 21 September 2014

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  • India’s Mars Orbiter Mission will face the first test of its last manoeuvre around 2.30pm on Monday when the main liquid engine of the spacecraft is expected to fire for four second.
  • Yahoo has acquired Bangalore-based startup Bookpad, barely a year old and founded by three II Tians, for a reported Rs 90crore.
  • Leicester City beat Manchester United 5-3 after trailing 3-1 in a thrilling Premier league encounter on Sunday, with the referee coming under fire for a controversial penalty.
  • Over the coming weekend, Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet a group of 10 CEOs for a breakfast meeting as well as have one-on-one interactions with fie key corporate and finance leader in New York including Ginni Rometty of IBM Jeff Immelt of GE and Marilyan Hewson of Lockheed Martin – to interest them in investing in India. Modi is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on September 27.
  • Much like Metro System abroad, “For the first time, the exterior of trains will be available for advertisement. The corporation will be permitting train wraps for advertising.” said a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. Delhi Metro is now going to allow advertisement on the exterior of its train.
  • On September 25, more than a crore students from Central Board of Secondary Education schools will participate in a competition to mark the birthday of Pandit Deendayal Upadhya.
  • The Delhi Higher Education Aid Trust of Directorate of Higher Education to apply for the scholarship for 2013-2014. Students from universities across the capital are eligible. Applicants should have annual family income, from all source of up to Rs 2lakh, with 60% marks, no back papers and at least 70% attendance. Last Date Submitting the Application is October 15.
  • India put its innovation on display at the Social Good Summit on September 21 and 22 during which the United Nations General Assembly has been in session. Hosted at IIT Delhi Sunday, the first India Social Good Summit 2014, webcast live for thousand of students, had experts and students came together to interact on one question.
  • India is expected to include the United States among countries whose citizens will qualify for visa on arrival in India. While this might be announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the US, the Spadework for this is likely to be completed only a few months later.
  • The Madras High Court has said that RTI applicant must give reason for seeking information as it gave relief to its registry from disclosing file notings on a complaint against a chief metropolitan magistrate.
  • The army is keeping its 15 battalions as well as ‘reserve units’ in eastern Ladakh on High alert’ to counter the People’s Liberation Army in the ongoing shadow-boxing in the high-altitude region to strengthen claims to disputed areas.
  • NASA is offering a $20,000 prize to anyone who can come up with a design idea for small science and technology payloads that could also provide the necessary weight to balance spacecraft entering the Martian atmosphere.
  • Ending months of vote-related tension, Afghanistan’s election commission named a new president on Sunday only hours after the two leading candidates signed a power-sharing deal that names one of them as the country’s new chief executive.
  • A Taxes man arrested for intruding into the white “White House” was armed with a foldable knife, prompting a comprehensive review of security procedures after two attempted breaches in 24 hours at one of the world’s most heavily protected building.
  • Nepal’s last King Gyanendra Shah suffered a “mild” heart attack and was admitted to a hospital, media reports said on Sunday. Shah, 67, was admitted to the Norvic Hospital on Saturday Night.
  • International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Legarde on Sunday backed reforming will give more say to countries like Indian and China in running the agency.
  • Indian women’s team was thrashed 0-10 by Thailand in a Group A match on Sunday. The much superior Thailand women led 8-0 at the interval.
  • The poster girl of Indian squash, Dipika Palikal, gave herself a perfect birthday gift on Sunday as she assured herself of an Asian Games bronze medal beating experienced teammate Joshana Chinapa 3-2 in a thrilling quarterfinal in the women’s singles event that went down to the wire at the Yeorumul squash courts.
  • Britain’s main surveillance agency is employing over 100 people afflicted with dyslexia and dyspraxia as spies in the country’s fight against terror. The Government Communication Headquarters (GCHQ), uses the ability of these “neuro-diverse” spies to analyse complex information in a “dispassionate, logical and analytical” way to combat threats.
  • India has been slapped with a $10,000 fine for its late withdrawal of athletes from the Asian Games. Indian Olympic Association joint secretary Rakesh Gupta said on Sunday the fine was announced by the Olympic Council of Asia but the national body has protested since “it could not oppose a government decision” to reduce the contingent.
  • South Korean students Kim Cheong-young has idolized Olympic champion and world record holder Jin Jong-oh since first picking up a pistol in Middle school.
  • Monday will be a special day for the likes of Climax Lawrence and Arnab Mondal when Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) players meet Diego Simeone and his La Liga-winning Atleticon Madrid team in Madrid on Monday.
  • Lewis Hamilton regained the Formula One drivers’ world championship lead on Sunday when he claimed victory in the Singapore Grand Prix after his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg limped out with electronic problems.
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