Current Affairs update for 10 September

Published on Wednesday, September 10, 2014
Current affairs update for today :-

Technology

Apple launched iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Phones are slim and powerful but nothing innovative for which Apple is known. Apple also launched iWatch. A smart watch, again nothing innovative. Motorola launched Moto 360, 4 days back.

Awards and Books

  • The Book ‘Starmus-50 Years of Man in Space’ released, the book based upon the Starmus Festival and is written by Garik Israelien, Brain May and David J Eicher. 
  • Saakshar Bharat Awards 2014 presented by the President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee on the eve of International Literacy Day i.e. on 08th September 2014. The awards instituted by National Literacy Mission Authority, Government of India annually. 
  • Dr.Kamal Bawa, the famous Scientist of India won MIDORI Prize in Biodiversity 2014 for research on climate change in the Himalayas. The award was announced by AEON Environmental Foundation and Convention on Biological Diversity Secretariat. This is an international prize which was started in the year 2010. 

Deaths

  • Dr.Noel W. Hinners, the former Chief Scientist of NASA died due to brain tumor. He remained the Director of National Air and Space Museum in Washington, United States of America. 
  • Habib Wali Mohammad, the renowned Ghazal Singer of Pakistan died on 04th September 2014. 

Business and Economy

  • India’s largest mobile network company Bharti Airtel announced to sign the agreement with Eaton Towers to divest 3500 towers in 6 African Countries. From which Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria are the major countries, in which Nigeria is the biggest African market of Bharti Airtel. Recently, Bharti Airtel signed an agreement with Helios Towers Africa in July 2014. 
  • MOU signed between the National WAQF Development Corporation and National Building Construction Corporation to develop the property of WAQF. It is important to know you that India has the largest number of WAQF properties in all over the world. 
  • India’s largest Public Sector Bank i.e. State Bank of India launched the first Multi-currency International Debit Card with the tie-up of MasterCard. With the help of this card, all the SBI Customers use a single card to pay in multiple currencies. This card has the capacity of 12 currencies but initially it will have 4 currencies i.e. 
  1. US Dollar 
  2. Singapore Dollar 
  3. Great Britain Pound 
  4. Euro 

Sports

  • Marin Cilic of Croatia won the Men’s Singles Title of US Open after defeating Kei Nishikori of Japan. 
  • Serena Williams of America won Women’s Singles Title of US Open after defeating Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. This is her 18th Grand Slam Title and presently she is ranked no.1 in the World Ranking of Women’s Singles Tennis. 
  • Mike Bryan and Bob Bryan of United States of America won Men’s Double Title of US Open after defeating Marcel Granollers and Marc Lopez of Spain and created the history by claiming their 100th double title. Bryan Brothers also have the world record to remained World No.1 jointly for 380 weeks. 

Politics

  • Unit-5 of Rajasthan Atomic Power Station became 2nd longest running reactor in the World which is running since 765 days continuously while Unit-7 of Pickering Nuclear Plant of Canada is the longest running reactor in all over the world which runs 894 days continuously. 
  • International Literacy Day was observed in all over the world under the theme of Literacy and Sustainable Development. Firstly, International Literacy Day was observed in the year 1966 and was proclaimed by UNESCO in the year 1965. 
  • According to the data released by Central Statistical Office, the State of Mahdya Pradesh is the fastest growing state of India during the period 2013-14.

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