Current Affairs – September, 2014

Centenary Commemoration of Komagata Maru Incident begins

The commencement of the yearlong celebration commemorating the completion of 100 years after the Komagata Maru incident was undertaken by the Ministry of Culture in New Delhi. Inaugural Function Three granddaughters of Baba Gurdit Singh, the hero of the incident, were honored at the function inaugurating the beginning of the celebrations. A set of commemorative Read More…

Asiad 2014: Sania Mirza – Saketh Myneni Win Mixed-Doubles Gold

Second seeded Mirza and Myneni beat the top seeded Hsien Yin Peng and Hao Ching Chan of Chinese Taipei to win the gold in Mixed Doubles in tennis at the Asian Games in Incheon. Three year streak This is the third consecutive year that Sania has won in the mixed doubles category at the Asian Read More…

Government cancels Nine SEZs

In a meeting of the Board of Approval on 29 September 2014, nine SEZs (Special Economic Zone) including those given to Hindalco, Adani, Essar etc have been cancelled because the projects have not made any satisfactory progress in terms of execution. Most of the developers have also been granted extensions, some of which have even Read More…

Hemant Contractor: New chairman of PFRDA

Former SBI Managing Director, Hemant Contractor, has been chosen to head the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA). The position of Chairman has been vacant for almost a year after the previous Chairman Yogesh Aggarwal resigned over differences with the Finance Ministry regarding the appointment of a member to PFRDA. R.V.Verma, the Finance member, Read More…

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Asiad 2014: Seema Punia Wins Discus Gold

31 year old Seema Punia, won India its first gold in the track and field events when she defeated her two Chinese rivals to come first in discus throw. Her best throw was 61.03m in the women’s discus throw event. She had also won a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games held this year at Read More…