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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 19 September 2016

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19 September 2016

Scientists in the United States including those of Indian origin have successfully grown three-dimensional (3D) lungs in the lab, using stem cells. The 3D lungs or organoids was created by coating tiny gel beads with lung-derived stem cells and then allowing them to self-assemble into the shapes of the air sacs found in human lungs.  To show... Read More


19 September 2016

Eminent Malayalam critic and academician M Leelavathy was chosen for the prestigious N Mohanan Suvarna Mudra Award 2016 on 17 September 2016, instituted in memory of well-known short story writer N Mohanan. An expert panel comprising journalists M G Radhakrishnan and M Saritha Varma and Athmaraman, selected Leelavathy for the biennial award... Read More

category: Business & Economy

19 September 2016

An Indian-origin South African Ravi Reddy was appointed as the Head of International Society for Blood Transfusion (ISBT), headquartered in Amsterdam on 18 September 2016. With this, Reddy became the first person from the African continent to head ISBT, a global organisation of medicine professionals working for the safety of blood transfusion... Read More


19 September 2016

The Chinese and Russian navies has concluded Joint Sea-2016  on 19 September 2016, eight days of naval exercises, in the South China Sea. The Joint Sea-2016 was launched as a sign of growing cooperation between their armed forces against the backdrop of regional territorial disputes. The exercises was conducted following a spike in tensions... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

19 September 2016

Hearing-impaired Indian shooter Priyesha Deshmukh won the bronze medal in her first-ever international competition at the first World Deaf Shooting Championships on 14 September 2016. The Championships was held in Kazan, Russia from 7 September to 15 September 2016. Deshmukh won the bronze in the 10m air rifle category. The shooter won the... Read More


19 September 2016

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has  announced Charkhi Dadri as the 22nd district of the state on 18 September 2016. The state CM made the announcement at a public rally in Dadri in Bhiwani district. He also announced that developmental projects worth 112 crore rupees had already been completed in the Dadri assembly segment during... Read More

category: Persons

19 September 2016

West Bengal government will confer this year’s ‘Bangabibhushan’ to legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar.  Lata Mangeshkar has sung innumerable memorable Bengali songs. To honour her contribution, we have decided to confer her with the Bangabibhushan award this year.  The chief minister along with Sanjiv Goenka, chairman... Read More

category: Sports

19 September 2016

Former IAS officer Alka Sirohi has been appointed as chairman of Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) . President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed Sirohi to perform the duties of the post of the chairman, UPSC, with effect from September 21 . She is presently member in the Commission.  The Centre had in November 2014 appointed Gupta as the... Read More


19 September 2016

Lord Narendra Babubhai Patel ,a 78-year-old Indian-origin British obstetrician and member of the UK Parliament were honored the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' during the Asian Achievers Awards for his work in the medical profession and public life in Britain over the years. The Asian Achievers Awards was organised by Asian Business... Read More

category: Obituary

19 September 2016

Bengaluru-based Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bollywood actors Katrina Kaif and Juhi Chawla are among recipients of the Priyadarshini Global Awards 2016 which will be presented here on September 19.  Other recipients of the awards, instituted by a socio-cultural and educational organisation Priyadarshini Academy, in various... Read More

category: International

19 September 2016

The state government in association with International Labour Organisation (ILO) will organize a two-day long national conference on labour in the city from September 20.  Odisha will organize such an event for the first time and will discuss several issues related to organized and unorganized labourers of the country in four sessions of the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

19 September 2016

World Bank will invest nearly 1,000 crore rupees in Assam for the betterment of the inland waterways. It was conveyed to State Transport Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary by Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari. The Union Minister also assured to re-construct jetty for which 100 percent assistance will be given by the Centre.... Read More


19 September 2016

Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan might be the most underrated actor of the industry, but  one didn't know that he's actually hold a Guinness World Record  .Jr Bachchan holds the record for 'Most Public Appearances made by a Film Star in 12 Hours.'  In fact, he beat Hollywood actor Will Smith who had made three... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

19 September 2016

State-owned Punjab National Bank has roped in Indian test skipper Virat Kohli as brand ambassador to improve its image which has taken a hit due to rising bad loans. PNB has been people's bank serving millions of customers throughout India.  Punjab National Bank is an Indian multinational banking and financial services company. It is a... Read More

category: Sports

19 September 2016

Union Government has notified the new import policy for marble and travertine blocks and marble and granite slabs on 18 September 2016. The policy will come into effect from 1 October 2016. The new policy ends the quantitative restriction on the import of marble and travertine blocks as well as the cumbersome and restrictive import licensing... Read More


19 September 2016

Indian shooters clinched seven medals, including three gold, on the opening day of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup for pistol, rifle and shotgun at Gabala in Azerbaijan. A total of 279 junior athletes, representing 27 countries, are battling it out in 18 events. Subhankar Pramanick : He clinched gold medal in... Read More


19 September 2016

The United Nations High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines has called for delinking drug prices from research and development (R&D) costs. The report submitted by panel calls for human rights to be placed over intellectual property laws of pharmaceutical companies and incoherence between them should be narrowed. All countries must freely be... Read More

category: Obituary

19 September 2016

The meeting of BRICS Representatives in charge of security was held in New Delhi, India. It was hosted National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval. The meeting was attended by representatives in charge of security of BRICS nations viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. BRICS nations underscored the demand for an international legal... Read More

category: Places

19 September 2016

NASA’s Cassini spacecraft after studying Saturn, its rings and moons for more than 12 years, has entered in the final year of its epic voyage. In its epic voyage, the Cassini spacecraft will make the closest-ever observations of the planet. Beginning November 30, 2016 Cassini will make the closest-ever observations of Saturn. Cassini will... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

19 September 2016

Indian Railways has launched Swachhta Saptah (Cleanliness Week) to mark the ‘Swachh Paryavaran Diwas’ (Clean Environment Day). The special nine-day (from 17 to 25 September 2016) long public cleanliness outreach programme was launched by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi. The objective behind the initiative is to... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

19 September 2016

Union Government has chosen 105-year-old Kunwar Bai from Chhattisgarh’s Dhamtari district as the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ mascot. PM Modi felicitated the old but spirited lady at a function held in New Delhi to mark ‘Swachhta Diwas’ on September 17, 2016 She was recognised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for building... Read More

category: Obituary

19 September 2016

The Union Water Resources Ministry has signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Union Agriculture Ministry for speedy implementation of Namami Gange programme. The MoU will encourage farmers of over 5,000 villages along the Ganga River to take up organic farming to curb pollution caused by chemical fertiliser-laden runoff in the... Read More

category: Obituary

19 September 2016

Indian Navy’s indigenously built most Advanced Guided Missile Stealth Destroyer ‘Mormugao’ was launched in Mumbai, Maharashtra. The bedecked ship was launched by Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba’s wife Reena at a function at Mazagaon Docks. It has been Christened ‘Mormugao’ after the Mormugao port of Goa, the... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

19 September 2016

A committee set up by the Union Government said that the Delhi government splurged the exchequer's money on advertisements projecting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his party that violated Supreme Court guidelines. The three-member panel headed by former Chief Election Commissioner BB Tandon has asked the Delhi government to reimburse the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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