Top News Headlines of 24 September 2014


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  • At 7.47am, when the Mars Orbiter Mission spacecraft entered the red planet’s orbit on Monday Morning, India became the first Asian country to do so in its maiden attempt and fourth space power after, US, Europe & Russia to send a craft to Mars. The European Space Agency got it right in 2003 as a collective effort of 17 countries. Two days ago, NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft reached Mars Orbiter.
  • The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday directed Delhi Gymkhana Club to pay Rs 10 lakh to New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) for operating five borewells on its premises and “illegally “extracting groundwater.
  • Most Indian airlines have accepted the centre’s proposal to give domestic travellers some discount for not flying with checked-in baggage and are likely to introduce the scheme from this festive season itself.
  • The Supreme Court on Wednesday cancelled all but four since 1993 exactly a month  after it declared that the allotment process was “arbitrary and illegal”. In all, 214 of 218 coal block allocations have been scrapped.
  • The New Delhi Municipal Council has decided to shame people who litter or urinate in public. For this, the civic agency has created a special Facebook page called ‘Hohoshameshame’ where people can upload photographs of people who dirty our city.
  • The cabinet on Wednesday cleared three joint declarations of internet on education to be signed between India and the US during the PM’s US visit. The Cabinet also cleared withdrawal Higher Education Research Bill from Rajya Sabha.
  • Today is birthday of “Late Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya. Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya’s birday is celebrated as “Antyodaya Diwas”. He was born on 25th September 1911 and death on 11th February 1968. The Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya said that “Work to every hand” Water to every land, Food to everyone”.
  • The Cabinet on Wednesday set the target of five years, starting October 2, 2014 to implemented complete sanitation programme – Swachh Bharat Mission – in all urban areas across India.
  • Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday complimented ISRO for its successful Mars Mission even as the party accused PM Narendra Modi of being petty in ignoring the role of Jawaharlal Nehru in the nation’s space programme.
  • The Researchers by the University of Warwick’s Medical School using data from the Health Survey for England, focused on mental wellbeing and found that high and low mental wellbeing were consistently associated with an individual’s fruit and vegetable consumption.
  • A Norwegian trio has set a new world record for the most countries travelled in a day after passing though 19 nation in 24 hours. The new record was set by Gunnar Garfors, 39, Tay-young Pak, 42, and Oyvind Djupvik, 38, after they made it to 19 countries.
  • Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan’s arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world.
  • Edward Snowden was among the winners on Wednesday of a Swedish human right award, sometimes referred to as the “alternative Nobel,” for his disclosures of top secret surveillance programmes.
  • Musim cleric Abu Qatada walked free from a Jordanian Jail on Wednesday after being cleared of charge of conspiring in a plot to attack tourists – his second acquittal this year following a long extradition process from Britain.
  • The ‘made in India’ flag is flying high. Homogrown companies like Larsen & Toubo, Godrej & Boyce, Walchand Nagar Industries and Hindustan Aeronautics have contributed most of the parts for the Rs450crore Mangalyaan mission with the first two alone accounting for almost two-thirds of the craft’s parts.
  • School-going children as young as 10 years will have to start working on their signature with SBI and ICICI Bank now allowing them to open and operate bank accounts, sign cheques and hold ATM cards on their own.
  • A year after Swedish furniture major IKEA’s foreign direct investment (FDI) proposal in single band retail was cleared by the UPA government, the company has finally entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Telangana government to set up its first India store in Hyderabad.
  • Indian men’s equestrian team finished fourth in evening dressage event on the fifth day of competitions on Wednesday.
  • India had chances of winning four medals from the 25m rapid fire pistol event for men and the 50m rifle prone for women but could not get even one. Indian men’s 25m rapid fire pistol team narrowly missed out on a bronze as they finished fourth after ending up with same points as Vietnam with a tally of 1704.
  • Kosuke Hagino cemented his status as Asia’s best all-round swimmer when he captured his fourth gold medal on Wednesday.
  • Former Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu has been named the chief coach of the Sri Lankan team. Mohan de Silva, the SLC vice-president said that Atapattu has been appointed for a period of two years.
  • The 10th Edition of the Himalaya MTB cycle race will get underway this weekend and it’ll be bigger than ever before. Total cyclists from 12 countries will be vie for honours in the gruelling race which will cross through 100 villages in the Himalaya before finishing on October 3.
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Top News Headlines of 24 September 2014
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