Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 17 September 2016

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 17 September 2016

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17 September 2016

China has successfully launched Tiangong-2 space lab to develop expertise for a future space station and conduct science experiments. The space lab was launched on board of Long March-2F T2 rocket from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center in northwestern China’s Gobi desert. Tiangong-2 ( in English means Heavenly Palace 2) space lab is part... Read More


17 September 2016

Indian-born researcher Dinesh Bharadia (28) has won the prestigious 2016 Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for his contribution to radio waves. He was chosen for the award for his contribution to send and receive radio (wireless) signals, including mobile telephony and data on the same channel (wave). His duplex radio technology has... Read More

category: International

17 September 2016

The Union Ministry of Tourism has approved projects worth 500 crore rupees for integrated development of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir under Swadesh Darshan scheme. The projects were approved by Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee for the scheme as part of Development Package of Prime Minister Reconstruction Plan. The new projects are... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 September 2016

The 2016 Track Asia Cup concluded at the Cycling Velodrome in IG Stadium in New Delhi on 16 September 2016. Hong Kong topped the chart with 18 medals which comprise 11 Gold, four Silvers and three bronze. On the other hand, India the hosts of the tournament ended their campaign at second position with 16 medals, including five gold, four Silver... Read More

category: International

17 September 2016

India and Nepal signed three MoUs and agreements to enhance the bilateral agreement between the two nations on 16 September 2016 . The agreements were inked during the four-day-visit (from 15 September to 18 September 2016) of Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal Prachanda to India. MOUs and agreements are : MoU for project management... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 September 2016

The environment ministers of BRICS countries meeting held in Panaji on 16 September to strengthen mutual cooperation in areas of air and water pollution and climate change. The Brics ministers are expected to discuss thematic areas of mutual interest and prioritise actions for cooperation in critical areas like air and water pollution, liquid and... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

17 September 2016

India has slipped by 10 positions to 112th, out of 159 countries and territories, as it "fared badly" across categories including legal system and regulation, according to the Economic Freedom of the World: 2016 Annual Report.  Although China, Bangladesh and Pakistan lagged behind India at 113th, 121st and 133th ranks respectively,... Read More

category: International

17 September 2016

India will be hosting the next annual meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group at Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre, Ahmedabad from May 22 to May 26, 2017. This will be a mega international event to be attended by more than 5000 delegates from 80 member countries of the African Development Bank, including the governors, alternate... Read More

category: Obituary

17 September 2016

The Odisha government today appointed T K Pande as the new chief secretary of finance department, as per a notice issued by the general administration office. Tuhin Kanta Pande, a 1987 bunch IAS officer, was delegated in the finance department after he came back from central deputation. Similarly, 1993 batch officer Surendra Kumar has been... Read More

category: International

17 September 2016

Transportation app Uber has launched a new initiative in partnership with Maruti and NSDC, for creating livelihood opportunities for one million people by 2018. Under Uber SHAAN, the company will provide access to skill development and driver training to the unskilled. The initiative will also help trained drivers receive commercial licenses,... Read More


17 September 2016

Dharwad-headquartered Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank has bagged four awards for inclusive insurance for 2016 from Skoch Group.  The bank, which operates in nine districts of Karnataka covering 57 taluks, has brought 28 lakh people under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojna, PM Suraksha Bima Yojna and PM Jan Dhan Yojna. The Karnataka Vikas... Read More

category: Environment

17 September 2016

Vijaya Bank has bagged the second prize under Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar (Region C) for the year 2015-16. The prize was accepted by Kishore Sansi, Managing Director & CEO Vijaya Bank, from President Pranab Mukherjee at Rashtrapati Bhavan Auditorium, New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and others also... Read More

category: International

17 September 2016

Jim Yong Kim is heading for another five-year term as president of the World Bank. Kim, 56, has focused the World bank on programs to reduce extreme poverty. Kim's first term ends on June 30, 2017. He is a Korean-American medical doctor who has focused the World bank on programs to reduce extreme poverty, earned solid backing for a second... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

17 September 2016

Nadia Murad Basee Taha was appointed the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking. She survived trafficking at the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).The appointment marks the first time a survivor of atrocities is bestowed with this distinction. The... Read More

category: International

17 September 2016

Sports Minister Vijay Goel conferred Arjuna Awards on cricketers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane at a function in New Delhi. Sharma was given the award for 2015 and Rahane for 2016. Earlier, the two cricketers could not receive the awards from the President Pranab Mukherjee as they were participating in international tournaments. The Arjuna... Read More

category: Business & Economy

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