Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Current Affairs 17 September, 2014

Current Affairs 17 September, 2014 : Crucial file on procurement of jet trainers goes missing, This is the second time in recent years that a crucial procurement file has gone missing from the MoD.

Lifeline up: Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens

Salman Khurshid’s NGO could face CBI probe

Activists seek SIT probe into CBI chief’s visitors’ diary

Activist Udayakumar stopped from flying to Nepal

CBI to inform high court on Badaun parents’ role

Jaya files defamation case against Subramanian Swamy

Fertile fundas for wannabe parents

BJP B-team delivers a dud, vote share drops in most states

Beijing's secret weapon: The Chinese president's charming wife

India and friends fight for ocean rim space

Xi Jinping arrives today, China set to get bigger role in 
infrastructure and water

In Guangzhou, Mahatma Gandhi's works in final stage

Gandhi Ashram to gift Yerwada charkha to Xi Jinping

Visiting leaders should travel beyond Delhi: PM

Assertive India behind frequent border stand-offs in Ladakh?

J&K separatists disrupt flood rescue and relief operations by Army, Congress
Jammu & Kashmir Liberation Front leader Yasin Malik on Tuesday interrupted a rescue and relief team of Congress leaders from Maharashtra near Budshah Chowk when they were trying to rescue some children stranded in a house in the area.

After Kashmir floods, construction on river beds under scanner
Union environment and forests minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday referred to the idea of “river regulation board” while expressing his views on causes behind the current disaster in Jammu & Kashmir.

Tour operators extort Ladakh trekkers, hikers
In the tourist paradise of Jammu & Kashmir, All Ladakh Tour Operators Association has been giving nightmares to groups planning to go hiking and trekking in Ladakh region without hiring their vehicles or guides.

Asiad-bound coach, gymnast accused of harassing girl in camp
Scandal rocked Indian gymnastics hours before the team was to leave for the Incheon Asian Games, with a woman gymnast alleging that a coach and an international level player passed obscene comments and made vulgar gestures at her during practice sessions at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex.

INCH towards MILES: Modi’s China mantra
As he prepares to welcome President Xi Jinping today, PM Narendra Modi coined a new terminology to describe India-China relationship calling it “Inch towards Miles”.
Current Affairs 2014
Indian entertainment industry to be worth 2,272 billion by 2018
The entertainment and media industry is expected to reach Rs 2,272 billion by 2018 growth at a compound annual growth rate of 15 per cent, according to a PwC-CII report released yesterday.

BJP concedes three seats to Congress in post-Modi Gujarat
Congress wrested three out of the nine assembly seats from the BJP in Gujarat, queering the pitch for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived here on Tuesday, ahead of his birthday and the visit of Chinese president Xi Jinping to Ahmedabad.

Xi the icing on birthday boy NaMo’s cake
The assembly byelection results may not be the appropriate birthday gift Prime Minister Narendra Modi was hoping for.

Congress grabs 2 saffron seats in Saurashtra
In a major setback to the BJP in Saurashtra, the Congress snatched two assembly seats in the bypolls held on Saturday.

Won’t let Army officers guilty of gunrunning get away easily, Supreme Court says
The Supreme Court said it was its duty to protect the institutional integrity of Indian Army and not permit a few officers found guilty of illegally selling non-service weapons to arms dealers and civilians to get away with lenient sentences like meagre fines or a reprimand.

Mood has turned against Modi: Sharad Pawar

Congress, NCP gear up to fight all seats on their own

Amit Shah lands in Mumbai as Shiv Sena rubs it in

Delhi high court rejects plea for CBI probe into Robert Vadra land deals

'No' leads as Scotland campaign enters final day
Record numbers of voters have registered for the referendum and turnout is expected to be very high.

US general is open to ground forces in fight against ISIS
General Dempsey acknowledged that this would run counter to the president’s policy, but he said, “He has told me as well to come back to him on a case-by-case basis.”

Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town

French parliament approves jihadist travel ban

US to fight its noblest war against Ebola

UN announces Israeli-Palestinian pact on rebuilding Gaza

Iran's current uranium enrichment not acceptable: US

Racing wildfire engulfs homes in California town

US general is open to ground forces in fight against ISIS

Iran's current uranium enrichment not acceptable: US

US to fight its noblest war against Ebola

'No' narrowly leads as Scotland campaign enters final day

What you need to know about Scotland's vote on independence

Last bid to win over fence-sitters

Scotland took long road to independence vote

Masterpieces by Indian-origin artist up for sale in US

Obama meets Indian-American Spelling Bee champs

Rs 600 crore from NRIs, others for Guru Gobind Singh's birthplace

Sharjah to woo Indian tourists with road shows

China to oppose India-Vietnam oil deal 'within its waters'

Typhoon spares Hong Kong, but disrupts business

Chinese city creates cellphone sidewalk lane

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