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Friday, October 3, 2014

Daily Current Affairs Updates: 01 October 2014

1) Mary Kom becomes first Indian Woman Boxer to win Gold at Asian Games: M C Mary Kom added another feather to her already well-adorned cap, becoming the first Indian woman boxer to clinch a gold medal in the Asian Games after a coming-from-behind win over Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight final. The five-time world champion and Olympic bronze-medallist beat Shekerbekova 2-0 to improve on the bronze medal she won in the previous edition of the Games, where women boxers made their debut.

2) Election Commission launched video game titled 'Get Set Vote' to promote voter awareness: In a first-of-its-kind effort, the Election Commission (EC) launched a video game titled 'Get Set Vote' as part of a series of edutainment material on voter awareness and education. The game has been created to broadly engage citizens of all age groups to learn about democracy and the electoral process. The video game, which can be played using the keyboard, gives out information and interesting details through 10 levels of mazes. With every successive level, the information becomes more specific to subjects such as Indian democracy, registering to vote, ethical voting, help from EC and so on. The mazes also get more challenging as the player clears each level.

3) PM Narendra Modi returned to Delhi after five-day visit to US: Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to New Delhi after a five-day visit to the US. Modi left Washington on Tuesday at the end of his visit and returned home on a special Air India plane after a brief transit halt in Frankfurt. Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan and a few of his ministerial colleagues were present at the Palam Technical area to receive Modi in a departure from normal practice where ministers no longer line up to see off or receive the Prime Minister during his foreign trips.

4) Windows 10 is the official name for Microsoft's next version of Windows: Microsoft has officially announced Windows 10, not Windows 9 like most people were expecting. It looks to be a rather big update and at the event in San Francisco, Microsoft only revealed small parts of the new update. Windows 10 will be available for all types of devices, anything from a four-inch smartphone to an 80-inch TV. Microsoft is looking for incredible scalability as well, with Windows 10 able to run on a small microprocessor or on something fit for Azure servers. Windows 10 is for everyone – and it runs deeper than the scale. Microsoft has turned back on the radical ideas of Windows 8, the Metro UI and full touch-interface, replacing it with a more timid crossover between Windows 7 and Windows 8.

5) International Day of Older Persons observed: On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons. The theme of the 2014 commemoration is “Leaving No One Behind: Promoting a Society for All.” International Day of Older Persons is dedicated to honour, respect and care for the world’s elderly.  Research has shown that in the next 50 years, the number of older person in the world is expected to reach the 2 billion mark.

6) Tintu Luka wins silver in 800m race at Asian Games: Indian sprinter Tintu Luka clocked her season’s best to clinch a silver medal in the 800m women’s race of the 17th Asian Games. Luka clocked 1:59.19s to better the bronze medal she had won in this event in the previous edition of the Games in Guangzhou. The gold was won by Kazakhstan’s Mukasheva Margarita, who broke the two-decade-old Games record of 1:59.85s with a timing of 1:59.02s. China’s Zhao Jing settled for the bronze medal after finishing the race in 1:59.48s, which also happened to be her personal best.
Daily Current Affairs Updates: 01 October 2014 Reviewed by Currentaffairs4examz on 3.10.14 Rating: 5 1) Mary Kom becomes first Indian Woman Boxer to win Gold at Asian Games: M C Mary Kom added anoth...

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