Current Affairs, News & Facts of 09 Aug 2014

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  • US brokers a deal between Afghanistan feuding presidential candidates (Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai) to form a unity government till the clear winner emerges after the vote-recount.  
    • The UN is supervising the audit of all eight million votes cast in the run-off presidential vote.
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  • Islamic State makes inroads into Kurdish territory; pushed back regional 'Peshmerga' fighters.   
    • The militant outfit has so far managed to grab an oil field, some towns, and nation's largest 'Mosul dam'.
    • US, meanwhile, has begun the airstrike to push back the invaders so as to protect its citizens trapped in the crossfire.
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  • Ajitpal Singh is the chairman of the Dronacharya Award Selection Committee for this year (2014); Kapil Dev to head the Arjuna Awards Selection Committee.  
    • Ajitpal Singh is the celebrated Indian hockey captain who led India to its first and only Hockey World Cup in 1975. 
    • Dronacharya Award, instituted in 1985, recognizes excellence in sports coaching. 
    • The award comprises a bronze statuette of Dronacharya, a scroll of honour and a cash prize of 500000 rupees.
    • Arjuna Award is given annually to outstanding sportspersons of the country. 
    • Instituted in 1961, the award carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh, a bronze statuette of Arjuna and a scroll.
    • Both the honours will be presented on 29 August 2014 (National Sports Day).
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  • The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed across the globe on August 9.  
    • The annual event is celebrated to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population.
    • 2014 Theme: "Bridging the gap: implementing the rights of indigenous peoples".
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  • Ebola death toll nears 1000; declared as Global Health Emergency by WHO.
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  • There are 247 Unani hospitals in the country; Uttar Pradesh tops the list with 204 of them.  
    • There is also a 'National Institute of Unani Medicine' (NIUM), functioning at Bangalore since 2004.
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