Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 16 September 2016

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 16 September 2016

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16 September 2016

Novel titled His Bloody Project by Graeme Macrae Burnet was in news in September 2016. It came in news after being shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker prize. His Bloody Project, a crime thriller, narrates a story in which a triple murder in a remote community in the Scottish Highlands leads to arrest of a young man, Roderick Macrae. It talks... Read More

category: International

16 September 2016

The 2016 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed across the world on 16 September 2016.  The theme for the year 2016 is Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united. The theme for the 2016 International Ozone Day recognizes the collective efforts of the parties to the Vienna Convention and the Montreal... Read More

category: Obituary

16 September 2016

The United States President Barack Obama has designated the country’s first marine national monument on 15 September 2016, Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, in the Atlantic Ocean.The monument aims at protecting fragile deep-sea ecosystems off the coast of New England. The announcement was made by the American... Read More

category: Sports

16 September 2016

In a step to ensure that the details of Aadhaar is not misused, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) asked agencies in possession of Aadhaar number of an individual to not publish or post the information publicly. It said that the agencies will have to ensure security and confidentiality of the 12-digit resident identification... Read More

category: Persons

16 September 2016

BHVS Narayana Murthy, an expert in Avionics, in the second week of September 2016 was appointed as Director of Research Centre Imarat (RCI). The RCI is a premiere Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) laboratory located in Hyderabad. BHVS Narayana Murthy : BHVS Narayana Murthy has made contributions towards design, development and... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

16 September 2016

India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support livelihood of the fishing and farming communities in Hambantota district of Sri Lanka on 15 September 2016. The project envisages gift of equipment and tools such as grub hoes, bicycles, life jackets and sewing machines, worth 300 million SLR, to the fishing and farming... Read More

category: Sports

16 September 2016

Vice-President Hamid Ansari will be representing India at the upcoming 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to be held at Margarita Island in Venezuela from September 17-18. This will be the second time that the Prime Minister of India will not be representing the country at the Summit. India is one of the founding members of the Non... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

16 September 2016

Private sector Axis Bank has tied up with Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to offer specialised banking courses.  The bank along with the Faculty of Commerce at BHU will develop the design and curriculum of courses, besides deciding on e-learning modules, structure and courseware. The courses will be designed to introduce the students to... Read More

category: International

16 September 2016

Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) elected Aleksander Ceferin to succeed Michel Platini as president. The 48-year-old succeeds former France international Michel Platini, who resigned after being banned from all football activity last year. Ceferin will take on the remainder of Platini's term of office, until 2019. The Union of... Read More

category: International

16 September 2016

The Uttar Pradesh government has appointed Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the brand ambassador of its flagship programme 'Samajwadi Kisan Beema Yojana', a scheme aimed at insuring farmers. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced this at a function at his official residence. In the scheme, many facilities like cashless treatment... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

16 September 2016

Priyanka Chopra has become the first Indian star to enter the Forbes list of highest paid television actresses in the world, after starring on American series "Quantico". Priyanka ranks eighth in the coveted list, which has retained American actress Sofia Vergara at the first position fifth year in a row. The 44-year-old... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

16 September 2016

India declared itself free from the highly contagious avian influenza (H5N1) or bird flu from 5 September 2016. The declaration was made by the Department of Animal Husbandry under the Agriculture Ministry. The Department in a statement said that it had notified the same to the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). However, it also stressed... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

16 September 2016

Indian football giants East Bengal won the Calcutta Football League (CFL) for the seventh consecutive time on 16 September 2016. The team defeated Mohammedan Sporting 1-0 at the Kalyani Stadium. East Bengal bettered its own record of winning it six times straight from 1970 to 1975. East Bengal Football Club : East Bengal Football Club is a... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

16 September 2016

Indian-American physician-author, Abraham Verghese (61) has been selected for the prestigious 2015 National Humanities Medal. President Barack Obama will bestow the honour upon Verghese along with 11 others recipient’s at a ceremony to be held in Washington on 21st September 2016. He has been selected for the prestigious award for reminding... Read More

category: Sports

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