Current Affairs, News & Facts of 19 Sep 2014

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  • Scotland chooses to stay with United Kingdom; secessionists concede defeat with 45 percent votes as against 55 percent garnered by unionists. - read more cat
  • Chinese tennis icon 'Li na' bids adieu to her career.  
    • She was forced into this shocking decision due to the recurring knee injuries.
    • She, the first Grand Slam champion from Asia, is winner of women's singles titles at French Open 2011 and 2014 Australian Open. 
  • Indian-American 'Richard Rahul Verma' is nominated by Barack Obama to be the next US Ambassador to India.  
    • The appointment, subject to final approval by the senate, will see the first Indian-American as ambassador to India.
    • He will replace Kathleen Stephens to this office.
  • McKinsey India Chairman 'Adil Zainulbhai' has been appointed as the Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI) for a 3-year term. 
    • He presently serves on the boards of Reliance Industries, the American India Foundation, Saifee Hospital, Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust, Network 18 and the advisory board of Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
  • Kaushik Basu is going to be the second Indian after Amartya Sen to head (president) the International Economic Association (IEA).
    • He is presently the Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist of the World Bank.
    • IEA is international federation of national economic associations which seeks to promote bonding among economists across the world through the organization of research programs, publications and scientific meetings.
  • Le Yucheng to take over as the new Chinese ambassador to India.  
    • He succeeds He Wei Wei.

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