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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 13 September 2016

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13 September 2016

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has been honoured with the 'Tamil Ratna' award by a body of Tamil diaspora here for fighting corruption and working for more transparency in the functioning of the government. The America Tamil Sangam awarded the Tamil Ratna to the senior BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP, who is currently... Read More

category: Business & Economy

13 September 2016

The Union Government has apprised of the MoU between India and South Africa for promoting bilateral cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).  The MoU was signed between both countries in July 2016 during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to 5 African nations in July 2016. The MoU will help to... Read More

category: International

13 September 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for signing of the Bilateral Technical Arrangement (BTA) between India and Switzerland on the identification and return of Indian and Swiss Nationals and its implementation.  The conclusion of the BTA has been linked to the Visa Free Agreement for holders of Diplomatic passports as a package... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

13 September 2016

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved the proposal for initiation of the Third Phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP). The project will be implemented as a Central Sector Scheme with total project outlay of 3600 crore rupees. 3 Hill States : Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and... Read More


13 September 2016

South Korean electronics major Samsung Electronics announced on 12 September 2016 that Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong will be appointed as a registered executive director on the board. The decision was made keeping in mind the urgent need for strategic decision-making on aggressive investments and new growth engines from a long-term perspective. Lee... Read More

category: Environment

13 September 2016

The Union Cabinet has approved the creation of the Higher Education Financing Agency (HEFA) on 12 September 2016 . The HEFA will be established to give a major push for creation of high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions. Highlights of the HEFA : The HEFA will be jointly promoted by the identified Promoter and the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

13 September 2016

The Union Government has issued model guidelines for states to regulate direct selling and multi-level marketing businesses while prohibiting pyramid structures as well as money circulation schemes. The guidelines were issued to protect consumers from Ponzi frauds. The Direct Selling Guidelines 2016 framework was released by the Food and Consumer... Read More

category: International

13 September 2016

The Union Cabinet has approved the extension of contract between Ministry of Earth Sciences and the International Seabed Authority (ISA) for exploration of Polymetallic Nodules on 12 September 2016. The contract has been extended for a further period of 5 years (2017-2022). The earlier contract is expiring on 24 March 2017. By extending the... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

13 September 2016

China's high-speed railway which is making a big pitch to compete in India and global markets has completed over 20,000 kms of track network in the country, becoming world's longest bullet train network.  A high-speed railway linking Zhengzhou in China's central Henan Province with Xuzhou in eastern Jiangsu Province opened... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

13 September 2016

Delhi Police has launched five all-women Police Control Room (PCR) vans to handle all kinds of distress calls.  Three women personnel will be deputed at every PCRs which will ply in five areas of central and Lutyen's Delhi, including Vigyan Bhawan, Jesus and Mary College, Khan Market Metro Station, the American Center at Kasturba Gandhi... Read More

category: Business & Economy

13 September 2016

Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma declared that  there would  be a complete banon use of polythene in all national monuments and tourist destinations from 2nd October. In an initiative to carry forward the Swachh Bharat Mission(SBM), the government chose the birth anniversary ofMahatma Gandhi to impose the ban. Prime Minister Narendra... Read More


13 September 2016

Former Pakistan Test captain Wasim Bari has been appointed as the new manager of the national team for the coming‘home’ series against the West Indies in the UAE. 68-year-old Bari, who played 81 Tests and 51 ODIs, has also served as chief selector and chief operating officer in the board.   Bari was a wicket-keeper and... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

13 September 2016

As part of the ongoing Indo-US defence cooperation, a joint military training exercise, ‘Yudh Abhyas 2016’ is set to be conducted in Uttarakhand from September 14 to 27.  The exercise in Chaubattia was being conducted by the headquarter Central Command. The exercise is aimed at simulating a scenario where both nations were... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

13 September 2016

Union Cabinet has approved for a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Kenya on cooperation in the field of National Housing Policy Development and Management (NHPDM). The MoU was signed on July 11, 2016 in Nairobi during Prime Minister Modi's visit to that country. nder the MoU, both the sides will collaborate on all matters... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

13 September 2016

A revenge drama Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left) won the Golden Lion for Best Film Award at the 73 Venice Film Festival on 10 September 2016 . Ang Babaeng Humayo is nearly four-hour black and white revenge drama film about a woman’s thirst for revenge and her feelings of forgiveness after 30 years in jail for a crime she did not... Read More

category: International

13 September 2016

In the latest issue of Nature Communications, a group of researchers described a prototype of the system, which they tested on a stack of papers, each with one letter printed on it. The system was able to correctly identify the letters on the top nine sheets. It is done with the help of terahertz radiation, the band of electromagnetic radiation... Read More

category: Environment

13 September 2016

Indian athlete Deepa Malik became the first Indian woman to bag a medal at the Paralympics on 12 September 2016. Malik clinched a silver medal in the shotput F-53 event. Her throw of 4.61m was the best in her six attempts. With the win, she confirmed India’s third medal from the Rio Paralympics. Fatema Nedham of Bahrain won the gold medal... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

13 September 2016

The first BRICS Wellness Workshop  2016 has begun in Bengaluru, Karnataka from September 10, 2016. Besides, National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine system (AROGYA) was also inaugurated. The four day event has been organized by Union Ministry of AYUSH, in collaboration with Research and Information System for Developing Countries... Read More

category: Environment

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