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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 12 September 2016

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12 September 2016

The Union Cabinet  approved the process, formation and functioning of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on 12 September 2016. The council will consist of the Finance Minister and State Finance Ministers. It will make recommendations on important issues related to GST, including items and rates. The GST Council and its Secretariat... Read More


12 September 2016

Third seed Stan Wawrinka has defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to lift the 2016 US Open Men’s Singles title on 11 September 2016. In the final, Swiss Wawrinka defeated Serbian Djokovic 6-7, 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 to clinch the title. This is Wawrinka’s maiden US Open title and his third major title. Stan Wawrinka : Stan Wawrinka is a... Read More

category: Business & Economy

12 September 2016

Himachal Pradesh government has notified the guidelines for transparent auction and scientific mining and hiked the penalty for offences under the mining act. The government has also decided that the mining lease would be granted through open auction. In order to curb illegal mining, the state government has notified the Himachal Pradesh Minor... Read More


12 September 2016

Union Government has issued fresh flexi-fund guidelines for Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) on 9 September 2016 . The guidelines would give more freedom to states in spending money under the CSS to meet local developmental requirements.Under the new norms, flexi-funds in each CSS have been increased from the current 10 percent to 25 percent for... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

12 September 2016

Britain’s Jamie Murray and Brazil’s Bruno Soares won the 2016 US Open Men’s Doubles title. Murray and Soares defeated Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2 6-3. With this, Murray became the first British man for 44 years to win the US Open doubles title. Soares also became the first Brazilian to win... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

12 September 2016

Germany’s Angelique Kerber on has defeated Karolina Pliskova by 6–3, 4–6, 6–4 to win 2016 US Open Women's Singles title 10 September 2016. It was Kerber's second Grand Slam singles title. With this, she became the first German to win the US Open since Steffi Graf in 1996. On the other hand, Pliskova became the... Read More

category: Sports

12 September 2016

Himachal Pradesh government has signed a preliminary Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore government for developing a smart integrated township in Jathiadevi near Shimla airport.  The MoU was signed between Himachal Pradesh Housing and Urban Development Authority (HIMUDA) and Asian Pacific Singapore Enterprise in the presence... Read More

category: Obituary

12 September 2016

Nagaland The 2016 Youth Voters’ Festival held in Nagaland from September 5 to 9, 2016. The 5-day festival held under the directives of the Election Commission of India (ECI). The purpose of the festival is to increase the electoral participation through voter registration and turnout to increase the qualitative participation in terms of... Read More

category: International

12 September 2016

Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra have emerged the cleanest districts in India according Gramin Swachh Survekshan. Sindhudurg was judged as the cleanest in the ‘Plains’ category and Mandi in the cleanest district in ‘Hills’ category.  The Gramin Swachh Survekshan report was released by the Union... Read More

category: Business & Economy

12 September 2016

Swimmer Ryan Lochte from USA has been banned for 10-month following his bogus gunpoint robbery story during a drunken night out at the Rio Olympics. It was officially announced by United States Olympic Committee (USOC). Three other swimmers also involved in the escapade were suspended for varying periods up to four months. 12-time Olympic... Read More

category: International

12 September 2016

Qatar National Bank (QNB) has been given approval to open a branch in India offering banking services, the Gulf region's largest lender . The bank, which in June completed the EUR 2.7 billion purchase of Turkey's Finansbank, has a presence in more than 30 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.  QNB said it... Read More

category: International

12 September 2016

British surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first robotic operation inside the eye, potentially revolutionising the way such conditions are treated.  The procedure was carried out at John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford. The surgeons used a joystick and touchscreen outside the eye to control the robot while monitoring its... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

12 September 2016

Yoga guru Ramdev-promoted Patanjali Ayurveda launched its mega food park on a 230-acre land at an industrial hub in Nagpur ,promising to employ 10,000 people and engage 50,000 farmers of the region in trade. The company plans to develop a Rs 1,000-crore food park at Multi-model International Cargo Hub and Airport, Nagpur (MIHAN), where juices... Read More

category: International

12 September 2016

Odisha has bagged 9th Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016 at the National Level gathering of important stake-holders in agriculture development at the Agriculture Leadership Summit at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi. This award Instituted by Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) in 2008 the award is given annually to the individuals and... Read More

category: Sports

12 September 2016

The Union Government has launched Urja Mitra Helpline through which customers can get information on power outages from distribution companies by dialing 14401. The helpline was launched by the Department of Telecom (DoT) of the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology Urja Mitra Helpline is for pan-India usage to send... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

12 September 2016

The world’s first daily driverless bus service has started in Lyon, France which will run in the city’s Confluence area. The driverless bus service includes two electric shuttles that will transport passengers on a ten-minute route hosting five stops. The driverless buses can hold up to 15 passengers and are electric buses. It has... Read More

category: Business & Economy

12 September 2016

Civil Aviation Ministry has prohibited the use and carriage of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 smart phone on board aircraft on 9 September 2016. The decision was taken in light of several incidents globally, involving the battery of Samsung Galaxy Note 7. The Ministry has issued a public notice advising airlines and travellers not to turn on or... Read More


12 September 2016

Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched e-nivaran (electronic resolution) facility for online redressal of taxpayers’ grievances on 8 September 2016. The grievances can be related to refunds, Income Tax Returns (ITRs), Tax Deducted at Source (TDS), and Permanent Account Number (PAN) among others. It was started with an aim to... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

12 September 2016

Army Green won the Durand Cup football title. In the final of Asia's oldest football tournament in New Delhi on 11 September 2016 , Army Green defeated Neroca FC 6-5 via penalty shoot outs. In the semi-final, Army Green had prevailed over Aizawal FC by a 4-2 margin, to become the first Army team since 2005 to reach the title clash. In their... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

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