Current Affairs, News & Facts of 16 Sep 2014

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  • Raghunath Anant Mashelkar will head the expert panel set up to recommend best technologies for 'Swachh Bharat' national sanitation campaign. 
    • He is a former director general of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research.
    • The 19-member expert committee will examine best technologies on sanitation and water so that they can be scaled up on a sustainable basis in various states - with affordability, sustainability, scalability and quality as the main criteria.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology is the best university in the world for the 3rd year running. - read more cat
  • Centre approves launching of the National AYUSH Mission (NAM).  
    • AYUSH stands for 'Ayurveda', 'Yoga and naturopathy', 'Unani', 'Siddha' and 'Homoeopathy'. 
    • It will address the gaps in health services through supporting the efforts of State/UT for providing AYUSH health services/education in the country, particularly in vulnerable and far-flung areas.
  • Centre to launch a major power transmission scheme for Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim to bring them fully into the grid.  
    • Both the states have sparse population spread over large area and that leads to loss of power during transmission and distribution in the present set-up.
    • Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim mainly relies on outdated 33 KV and 66 KV network which need to be upgraded with advanced 132/220 KV one.
    • The project, worth Rs 4754 crore, will translate into proper voltage management and lower distribution losses.
  • The President distributed Rajbhasa awards in various categories on the occasion of Hindi Divas (September 14, 2014).   
    • These awards were instituted by the Rajbhasha Vibhag, Ministry of Home Affairs to recognize the excellent contribution of Ministries, Departments and Nationalized Banks etc. in the field of Hindi. 
    • The prize, known as Indira Gandhi Rajbhasa Awards, is in circulation since 1988 (for the year 1986-1987).
  • Microsoft acquires a Swedish video game maker 'Mojang' for close to $2.5 billion.   
    • Mojang a 2009 start-up, is the developer of a popular app 'Minecraft'. 

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