Current affairs update for 9 October

Published on Thursday, October 09, 2014
Current affairs update for today :-


  • Waislitz Global Citizen Award 2014 won by Shri Anoop Jain. The award based on individual merit in Innovation, Impact, Potential and Global Citizenship. He won the award for building sanitation facilities in rural areas of Bihar.
  • Dr.Apathukatha Sivathanu Pillai awarded with Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award 2014. The award gives in the filed of aerospace and missile technology. The award firsted started in the year 1999.
  • Hiroshi Amano, Shuji Nakamura and Isamu Akasaki from Japan won the Noble Prize in Physics. They won prize for invention in the efficiency of blue Light Emitting Diode (LED).


  • India-Myanmar Service launched by Shipping Corporation of India Limited. The service will help to link South and East India with Myanmar.
  • On 07th October 2014, Government of India launched the website namely ‘’ which will monitor the attendance of all the government employees. The basic aim of launching the site is that to increase the accountability and transparency in the system.
  • On 06th October 2014 i.e. the first Monday of October celebrated as World Habitat Day by the United Nations under the theme ‘Voices from Slums’. World Habitat Day firstly celebrated in the year 1986.
  • The Parliament of Mauritius dissolved by the President of Mauritius Kailash Purryag while the Prime Minister of Mauritius is Navin Ramgoolam. The ruling party was Labour Party.
  • Swachhta Udyami Yojana-Swachhta Se Sampannta Ki Aur launched by the Government of India.


  • Ministry of Civil Aviation gave the approval of the appointment of Cramer Ball as the CEO of Jet Airways.
  • Rahul Keshav Patwardhan will become next CEO of NIIT Ltd., the present CEO of NIIT Ltd. is Vijay Thadani and Chairman and MD is Rajendra Pawar.

Business and Economy

  • Skype, which provides the video chat and voice call, will end the calling facility on mobile and landline phones within India onwards 10th November 2014.


  • On 07th October 2014, Siegfried Lenz, the famous author of Germany, died. He wrote many most famous books i.e. The German Lesson, The Heritage etc.
  • Thomas Eric Duncan became first person who diagnosed in the United States of America with Ebola Virus and died on 08th October 2014.

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