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Day To Day Current Affairs - 24th September 2014

1. India's Mars mission successful on 1st attempt, history made

i. India on Tuesday created space history by successfully placing its low-cost Mars spacecraft in orbit around the Red Planet in its very first attempt, catapulting the country into an elite club of three nations.

ii. Watched by Prime Minister Prime Minister Narendra Modi, ISRO scientists successfully ignited the main 440 Newton Liquid Apogee Motor (LAM) and eight small thrusters that fired for 24-minutes from 7.17 AM and slowed down the speed of Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) spacecraft 'Mangalyaan' for it to slip into a smooth orbit around the Red Planet after almost an year-long voyage.
iii. India's MOM is the cheapest inter-planetary mission, costing a tenth of NASA's Mars mission Maven that entered the Martian orbit on September 22.
iv. It aims to study Mars' surface and mineral composition, and scan its atmosphere for methane, a chemical strongly tied to life on Earth.
v. Given the high rate of failures --only 21 of the total of 51 missions sent to Mars by various countries being successful, the success of MOM has given a boost to India's global standing in Space.

Note:i. With the success of "Mangalyaan", India has become the first country to go to Mars in the very first try. European, American and Russian probes have managed to orbit or land on the planet, but after several attempts.
ii. The first Chinese mission to Mars, called Yinghuo-1, failed in 2011.

2. Alliance Air signs MoU with NE Council for flight operations
i. Alliance Air, the wholly owned subsidiary of Air India, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the North East Council for flight operations in the North East.
ii. Under the MoU, Alliance Air will provide air services to Shillong, Tezpur, Lilabari, Silchar and Guwahati till 31st of March 2016. North East Council will assist Alliance Air in obtaining concessions on Aviation Turbine Fuel, landing and Route Navigation Facility Charges.

3. UN Hardeep Singh Puri appointed as Secretary General of ICM
i. Hardeep Singh Puri was appointed as Secretary General of Independent Commission on Multilateralism (ICM) on 23 September 2014. He is a former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations.
ii. Under the direction of the Secretary General, and in close cooperation with the chair and co-chairs, the final report of the ICM will be finalized.

4. ICICI launches SB account for minors
i. Private sector bank ICICI Bank on Wednesday launched a savings account for minors above 10 years of age.
ii. The account, which will be opened in the name of the minor, will offer a personalised cheque book and a debit card with a picture of his or her choice, the bank said in a statement.
iii. “We are pleased to offer the ‘Smart Star’ account, which allows minors to operate their accounts independently. This will help to inculcate a habit of saving and responsibility of spending wisely,” bank’s executive director Rajiv Sabharwal said.
iv. Minors will be able to undertake various banking transactions including issuing cheques, paying bills, recharge mobile phones, open fixed deposits and recurring deposits among others.

5. Kuala Lumpur to host ICC WCL Division 3
i. International Cricket Council has announced that ICC World Cricket League, WCL Division 3 will be held in Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur from 23rd to 30th October.
ii. Uganda was supposed to host the six-team competition from October 26 till November 2. However due to security reasons the event has been shifted to the Malaysian capital.
iii. ICC Chief Executive David Richardson told in Dubai today that safety and security of players and officials is of utmost importance to the ICC.
iv. Hence despite the assurances from the Ugandan government and the Uganda Cricket Association, the World Cricket League, division 3 matches have been shifted due to Malaysia due to security reasons.
v. The six teams competing in the event are Bermuda, Malaysia, Nepal, Singapore, Uganda and the USA.

6. Asian Games, 2014: India bags Bronze in Rowing
i. On 5th day of Incheon Asian Games, India has bagged a Bronze in Rowing. This was India's 10th Bronze of the Incheon Games. So far, India has got 1 gold, 1 silver and 10 Bronze. India saw Dushyant Dushiant finishing third in the lightweight Men's Single Sculls category of rowing, making it first medal of the day.

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