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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 20 September 2016

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20 September 2016

Lt Gen Surinder Singh today took over as General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Command. He also met the senior staff at the Headquarters and took stock of the situation.  Lt Gen Surinder Singh was commissioned in 1979 into the Second Battalion, The Brigade of the Guards, an elite Infantry regiment.  In his illustrious career,... Read More

category: International

20 September 2016

The Supreme Court has moved away from death penalty (capital punishment) after it commuted the death sentence of a youth for raping and killing a seven-year-old girl with the Special Category of Punishment. The apex court in its judicial innovation awarded the convict 25 year jail term considering it appropriate punishment between death sentence... Read More

category: Business & Economy

20 September 2016

Indian Railways has launched Yatri Mitra Sewa to facilitate access to wheelchairs, battery operated cars and porter services on 19 September 2016. The service was launched to make rail travel comfortable for elderly, differently-abled and ailing travelers. Highlights of the Yatri Mitra Sewa : Yatri Mitra or Passenger Friend service can be an... Read More

category: Business & Economy

20 September 2016

The Cauvery Supervisory Committee headed by Shashi Shekhar directed Karnataka to release 3000 cusecs of water per day to Tamil Nadu on 19 September 2016. As per the committee’s direction, Karnataka will have to release 3000 cusecs water per day from 21 to 30 September 2016 to Tamil Nadu. The other members of the committee are Chief... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

20 September 2016

Ajay Kaul has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Jubilant FoodWorks Limited on 19 September 2016. However, Kaul will continue in his current role till March 2017. Kaul's resignation came at a time when Jubilant Foodworks, which is the master franchisee of Domino's and Dunkin' Donuts in India, reported decline of 3.2... Read More

category: International

20 September 2016

India has successfully test-fired the most advanced surface-to-air missile 'Barak-8' off the Odisha coast on 20 September 2016. The long-range nuclear capable ballistic missile, developed jointly with Israel, was launched from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range in Chandipur in Balasore district. The 4.5-meter missile weighs... Read More


20 September 2016

President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party won the Russian parliamentary election by securing 343 seats of the total 450 in Duma on 19 September 2016, the lower house of Parliament. This win, paves the way for Putin to run for a fourth term as President. Central Election Commission said, Communist Party and Liberal Democratic Party with... Read More

category: International

20 September 2016

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has tied up with financial services firm Janalakshmi Financial Services (Jana) as an associate sponsor on 15 September 2016. Janalakshmi will be the official financial services partner of the BCCI where the brand would enjoy visibility on the field. The agreement also gives Janalakshmi benefits of... Read More


20 September 2016

Monika Kapil Mohta has been appointed as the next envoy of India to Sweden. Mohta is an 1985 batch Indian Foreign Services officer and is presently the Additional Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs.  Previously, she has served as the ambassador of India to Poland and Lithuania. The two countries have a cordial relationship and... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

20 September 2016

The US has decided to become a partner country for the upcoming Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, which is slated to be held in January next year. During the visit of Vibrant Gujarat delegation to the State Department, the United States decided to participate in the Vibrant Gujarat summit as a partner country. The visiting delegation had high-level... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

20 September 2016

The trial operation of a world's largest permanent shiplift designed by Chinese and German engineers on China's Three Gorges Dam began. The shiplift, is the largest and most sophisticated in the world, according to Three Gorges Corp, a state-owned company responsible for the construction of the project. Three Gorges Dam in central... Read More


20 September 2016

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa has announced funds for renovation of churches and mosques under the Waqf board. She has ordered release of Rs. 3 crore for the corpus fund. State presently disbursed Rs 60 lakh per annum for renovation of mosques and darghas under Waqf She has also unveiled welfare measures for members of SC and ST... Read More

category: Environment

20 September 2016

Lt Governor of Puducherry Kiran Bedi has joined Coast Guard and volunteers in cleaning garbage from the beach here as part of the ’31nd International Coastal Clean Up Day’. Earlier, Bedi and Local Administration Minister A Namassivayam administered a pledge for ‘garbage free beaches’ to volunteers of NSS, NCC, NGOs,... Read More

category: International

20 September 2016

Buoyed by the initial success of Direct Benefit Transfer, government plans to double the number of schemes under DBT to 147 by March and has launched pilots for paying subsidy on food, kerosene and fertiliser directly via bank accounts of beneficiaries . Benefits and subsidies in as many as 74 schemes of 17 government departments and ministries... Read More

category: International

20 September 2016

To make the Swachh Bharat Mission successful and encourage people to use clean toilets, the Ludhiana district administration has started a ‘Selfie with my Shauchalya’ campaign. Under the initiative, beneficiaries of toilets provided by the Punjab government and Bharti Foundation had been urged to click a selfie with their... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

20 September 2016

Andhra Pradesh has emerged on the top among all other states in attracting industrial investments in 2015-16, pushing the previous year's topper Maharashtra to the third spot. Andhra Pradesh attracted an investment of Rs 21,914 crore out of the Rs 1,38,700 crore gross investments across India, the state government said in an official release,... Read More

category: Obituary

20 September 2016

Federal Bank has launched its second Federal Skill Academy at Coimbatore, as part of its CSR initiatives. The first one being inaugurated last year at Ernakulam. The academy at Coimbatore will be initially providing an in-demand CNC Machine Operator Certificate Course in Milling & Turning, which will be certified by COINDIA. The initiative... Read More

category: Business & Economy

20 September 2016

The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards was announced at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, U.S on 18 September 2016. The Game of Thrones won best drama series at the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards, while Veep took home the top comedy award. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story also earned several awards, while Julia... Read More

category: Obituary

20 September 2016

Pulitzer-winning US playwright Edward Albee passed away on 16 September 2016 following a brief illness in Montauk, New York. He was 88. He authored many of the masterpieces such as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Edward Albee : Considered one of the most important American playwrights of his time, Albee wrote a variety of intense,... Read More

category: Persons

20 September 2016

Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar has inaugurated the super computer PARAM ISHAN at IIT Guwahati campus on 19 September 2016. Students and faculty members of IIT Guwahati are expected to derive huge benefit from the facility. PARAM ISHAN :  It is the fastest and most powerful computer in North East, Eastern and... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

20 September 2016

Anandi Ramalingam has  assumed charge as functional/whole time director of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) on 16 September 2016. Ramalingam has assumed charge as Director Marketing. It is the first time that a woman has been appointed as the Director of the company. Earlier, Ramalingam served as the General Manager heading the Military... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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