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Friday, September 12, 2014

Daily Current Affairs Updates from 11 September 2014

1) Nuclear capable Agni-I missile successfully test-fired at Wheeler Island: India on 11 Sep 2014 successfully test-fired its indigenously built nuclear capable Agni-I missile, which has a strike range of 700 km, from a test range off Odisha coast as part of a user trial by the Army. The surface-to-surface, single-stage missile, powered by solid propellants, was test-fired from a mobile launcher at about 11.11 hrs from launch pad-4 of the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Wheeler Island. Agni-I was developed by advanced systems laboratory, the premier missile development laboratory of the DRDO in collaboration with Defence Research Development Laboratory and Research Centre Imarat and integrated by Bharat Dynamics Limited, Hyderabad.

2) 13th year of 9/11 attack day observed: The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks launched by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and caused at least $10 billion in property and infrastructure damage. Four passenger airliners were hijacked by 19 al-Qaeda terrorists so they could be flown into buildings in suicide attacks. Two of those planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in New York City.

3) Meghalaya Governor given additional charge of Manipur, Mizoram: Meghalaya Governor Krishan Kant Paul was been given additional charge of Manipur and Mizoram on Thursday after President Pranab Mukherjee accepted the resignation of V.K. Duggal, who was Governor of the two States. Mr. Duggal, former Union Home Secretary and Army Captain, was the ninth Governor to resign after the National Democratic Alliance came to power in May. He took over as Governor of Manipur late last year and was given additional charge of Manipur on August 8 after incumbent Kamla Beniwal was sacked. Mr. Duggal too put in his papers twenty days later.

4) Nation remembers Swami Vivekananda's first Speech in the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago: On 11th September 1893 Swami Vivekananda, a famous Hindu monk delivered his first speech in the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago. Swami Vivekananda was a wandering Hindu monk who was the most prominent disciple of Ramakrishna, a well known 19th century saint. Vivekananda is remembered as one of the key people who introduced Indian philosophies such as Vedanta and Yoga to the West. Swami Vivekananda passed away on 4th July 1902 at Belur Math in West Bengal; he was only 39 at the time. Vivekananda will always be remembered as a monk who introduced the West to Hinduism and Hindu philosophy. He is also considered a patriotic saint and his birthday 12th January is celebrated as National Youth Day every year.
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