The General Assembly of the United Nations overwhelmingly approved a Palestinian resolution today which will allow Palestine to fly its flag at the UN headquarters, a move that has infuriated Israel, but described the Palestinians as a step towards accession at the UN.
- There were 119 votes in favor (including India) of 193 UN members.
- United States and Israel were among the eight countries voted against the resolution drafted Palestinian.
The nation salutes his immortal martyrs of the golden jubilee of the Indian armed forces victory against Pakistan in the Great Battle of Phillora that took place that day in 1965.
- HORSE 17 The Commander of the Indian Army, Lt Col AB Tarapore was conferred with the Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his unparalleled bravery.
- On this day in 1893, Swami Vivekananda went to USA and addressed the World Parliament of relgions in Chicago.
- This was the first Parliament of World Religions and it took place from 11 to 27 September 1893.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that the government has decided to provide 64 files related to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose in the public domain.
- The files will be preserved and displayed in the Police Museum in Kolkata on Friday and would be open for people.
Minister of power of the Union Piyush Goyal Deen Dayal Upadhyaya suddenly begins Jyoti Gram Yojna in Uttar Pradesh ushering in the Basti district of the state.
- A Special MCOCA court sentenced 12 accused in the 2006 Mumbai attacks trains. One accused was acquitted.
- Quantum of punishment will be announced on 14th of this month.
- As in the case of the prosecution, as much as 188 people were killed and over 800 injured when serial blasts ripped first class compartments of Mumbai suburban train July 11, 2006.
- MCOCA – Maharashtra Control of the law against organized crime
Business & Economy
Under pressure to control impulses retail prices that have soared to Rs 155 per kg, the government today decided to import additional 5,000 tons of tur dal to boost domestic supplies.
- Import of 10,000 tons of tur dal and urad is already in the pipeline and will reach the first batch of 23 September.
Expert in water policy Ramaswamy R. Iyer Renowned died.
- He was known to produce a rich body of comments on water policy and environmental issues.
Awards and Recognition
US President Barack Obama presented the prestigious National Humanities Medal to the winner of the Pulitzer Prize Bengali Indian American author Jhumpa Lahiri, in recognition of his beautifully crafted stories highlighting Indian-American experience.
Important points to note:
- His debut short story collection, Interpreter of Diseases (1999), won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2000
- She is a member of the Chairman of the Committee on Arts and Humanities, appointed by US President Barack Obama.
- The plain his book, published in 2013, was nominated for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Award for Fiction.
India ended their campaign Games of the Commonwealth Youth in style by winning two of the four gold medals on offer on the closing day and finishing fifth in the overall medal count today.
- The Indians have won both titles boys and girls singles tennis Sasi Kumar Mukund through and Dhruthi Tatachar Venugopal, after their mixed doubles success met earlier.
Top 5 Commonwealth Youth Games medalists
- Australia (24 gold, 19 silver, 19 bronze)
- South Africa (13 gold, 7 silver, 15 bronze)
- England (12 gold, 16 silver, 16 bronze)
- Malaysia (11 gold, 3 silver, 3 bronze)
- India (9 gold, 4 silver, 6 bronze)
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