2 October 2013 Current Affairs
Putin Nominated For 2014 Nobel Peace Prize
President Vladimir Putin on 2 October has been nominated for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize by a Russian advocacy group for his key role in preventing a US missile strike on Syria and initiatives to dismantle Damascus’ chemical weapons.The International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation Among the Nations of the World has nominated President Putin as a candidate for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.
Australian Open Prize Money Increases By £1.7m
Tennis Australia has on 2 October announced ,the prize money for next year’s Australian Open will be increased by 3million Australian dollars (£1.7million).The increase takes the total prize fund for the year’s first grand slam to 33million (£19.1million) making it the third richest of the major tournaments after Wimbledon and the US Open.
3,300-year-old City Unearthed In Iraq
Archaeologists have discovered an ancient city, that thrived between 3,300 and 2,900 years ago, hidden beneath a mound in the Kurdistan region of northern Iraq.Located in a valley on the northern bank of the lower Zab River, the remains of the city, called Idu, are now part of a mound created by human occupation called a tell, which rises about 32 feet above the surrounding plain. The earliest remains date back to Neolithic times, when farming first appeared in the Middle East, and a modern-day village called Satu Qala now lies on top of the tell.The city thrived between 3,300 and 2,900 years ago.At the start of this period, the city was under the control of the Assyrian Empire and was used to administer the surrounding territory.