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Major News and Events of 20 September 2014

What Happened on 20 September 2014


Jitu wins gold, Shweta bronze in Asiad shooting

Jitu Rai  gave India its first gold medal of the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon, South Korea, after winning the men's 50 metre pistol event. On the same day Shweta Chaudhry also won the bronze medal in the 10m air pistol event. As per media report, Jitu said that he desperately wanted to win gold medal though competition was tougher than the Commonwealth Games or the world championship. 

Death toll due to floods reaches 280 in Jammu and Kashmir

Death toll due to the floods in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 280. As per media report 203 people died in Jammu and 77 in the Kashmir Valley. Apart from this, floods haveresulted in damage to the infrastructure, private properties, business, crops and horticulture produce. Chief Minister Omar Abdullah announced on local radio station that he will persuade the central government to waive off the loans to farmers under the Kisan Credit Card scheme. He further added that nobody can tell the time of recovery with certainty. The secretariat will start operating from September 22.

Motorola to launch smartwatch Moto 360 in India

Motorola is soon going to launch its smartwatch Moto 360 in India probably by the end of this month. E-commerce major Flipkart has officially listed Moto 360 on its website but without the price and exact date of its launch. Moto 360 will be the first smartwatch to have circular design. It has 1.5-inch backlit LCD display panel. Health freaks will get pedometer and optical heart rate monitor fitted inside the smartwatch Moto 360. IP67 water-resistant certifications, dual micropahones, TI OMAP processor, 4GB internal storage are few other features of Moto 360 smartwatch.

Students fall ill after consuming mid day meal in Bangalore

Hundreds of students at a school in DJ Halli started showing symptoms of food poisoning after consuming a meal supplied by the International Society for the Promotion of Krishna Consciousness (ISCKON). They complained of abdominal pain and started vomiting.They were rushed to Ambedkar Medical College Hospital in Nagavara. Except for nine all other students were discharged after few hours. As per media reports, one of the teachers  noticed a dead lizard in the box brought by People from ISCKON to the school. 

Maharashtra Assembly notification issued

The Election Commission has issued the poll notification for the the 288-member Maharashtra Assembly. 8.28 crore eligible voters of Maharashtra will use their right to vote in the single-phase to elect its 13th assembly. September 27 is the last date for filing nomination and October 1 is the last date to withdraw nomination.

Hindustan Coca-Cola and Jain Irrigation to boost mango production by investing Rs 50 crore

In a joint venture Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages and Jain Irrigation are going to invest Rs 50 crore over 10 years to encourage the mango production by guiding farmers with advanced technology. In this joint venture Project Unnati 25,000 farmers would be covered over next 10 years. As per media report HCCBPL CEO T Krishnakumar said that the joint venture will help the farmers with higher production and more income whereas their companies will be benefited as they can streamline the supply chain and increase the productivity of Indian brands Maaza and Minute Maid.