Current Affairs, News & Facts of 07 Oct 2014

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  • Madhya Pradesh dislodges Bihar as the fastest growing state in the country for the year 2013-14.  
    • Its economy grew by 11.08% in the given period as against the national GDP growth of 4.7%. 
    • Bihar - the table-topper for the last few years - has lapsed to the third spot, with Uttarakhand moving up to second place. 
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  • Nobel Prize for medicine 2014 awarded to British-American researcher John O'Keefe alongwith Norwegian couple, Edvard Moser and May-Britt Moser for their discovery of the brain's GPS system.  
    • They revealed the mystery behind how the brain knows where we are and is able to navigate from one place to another.
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  • Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta becomes first sitting head of state to attend hearing by International Criminal Court.   - read more cat
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  • Brazil presidential election fails to throw a clear winner; run-off vote on October 26.  
    • The incumbent Dilma Rousseff emerged as the leader grabbing the highest 42% votes.
    • She will slug it out with centre-right rival Aecio Neves - who bagged 34% votes - in the final round of presidential election.
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  • Chennai Super Kings clinches 2014 Champions League T20 crown after beating IPL Champion Kolkata Knight Riders by 8 wickets in the final.  
    • CSK stormed to victory riding on a brilliant century (in just 59 balls) by Suresh Raina who with this century, became the only player to score a century in T20 Internationals, IPL and CLT20 tournaments. 
    • He received Man of the series and Golden Bat while Sunil Narine was honoured with the Golden Wicket award.
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  • India helps Colombo reconnect to Jaffna over rail network.  
    • The iconic Yal Devi Express resumes its service after some 25-year hiatus.
    • The train link had been bombed out of operation during the height of the civil war.
    • India has provided help with credit, labour and expertize to rebuild the system through IRCON - an Indian Railways subsidiary.
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  • Novak Djokovic clinches his 5th China Open Men’s singles title after thrashing Czech’s Tomas Berdych in a straight set by 6-0, 6-2.  
    • Russian Maria Sharapova bags the women's singles crown having defeated Czech Petra Kvitova.
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