Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 21 September 2016

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 21 September 2016

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21 September 2016

Ajay Shirke was re-elected unopposed as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Secretary. The decision was made in the 87th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the BCCI . The cricket board also appointed former wicketkeeper-batsman MSK Prasad as the new chairman of selectors. Prasad has replaced Sandeep Patil as the chairman of... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

21 September 2016

Junaid Ahmad has become the World Bank's Country Director for India, replacing Onno Ruhl who served a four-year term based out of the national capital.  Hailing from Bangladesh, Ahmad was Chief of Staff to the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim before being elevated to the current position.  Ahmad holds a PhD in Applied... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

21 September 2016

The 193 countries of the United Nations (UN) have signed a landmark declaration to rid the world of drug-resistant infections or Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) or superbugs. It is the fourth time a UN declaration has been reached on a health issue, following HIV in 2001, non-communicable diseases in 2011 and Ebola in 2013.  The signatory... Read More

category: International

21 September 2016

The National Board for Wildlife (NBWL) has approved 10000 crore rupees Ken-Betwa project on 20 September 2016, India’s first inter-State river interlinking project. With this, India will have a river project will be located within a tiger reserve for the first time.  Ken-Betwa project : It will irrigate the drought-prone Bundelkhand... Read More

category: Bills & Acts

21 September 2016

Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on 20 September 2016 released the third list of Smart Cities that will get funding for initiating urban reforms. The list includes names of 27 new cities. With this, the number of cities selected under Smart City Mission for financing implementation of smart city plans has gone up to 60. The 27... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

21 September 2016

Transportation app Ola has tied-up with Yatra.Com for Cab Booking Interface Integration. It has integrated its application interface on Yatra.com on 20 September 2016. Through this integration, users will be able to book a ride directly through Yatra.Com's app without having the Ola application installed on their devices. It will also give... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

21 September 2016

International Day of Peace was observed across the world on 21 September 2016. The 2016 theme for the day is The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace. The day is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid... Read More


21 September 2016

China became only the third country to win more than 100 gold medals at a single edition of the Paralympic Games 2016. Seven of those came in athletics with another two each in table tennis and swimming as China ended the day with 105 gold, 81 silver and 51 bronze medals. The United States and Britain are the only other nations to achieve a... Read More

category: International

21 September 2016

P V Bharathi, General Manager, Canara Bank, has been elevated as Executive Director with effect from September 15.  Bharathi began her banking career in December 1982 as a probationary officer in Canara Bank and has risen to the post of General Manager in August 2012.  She has wide exposure in the operational areas of banking and... Read More

category: Persons

21 September 2016

The Bombay Stock Exchange has tied up with Twitter, which will give its investors live status, opening and closing figures of the market and stock prices. This makes it the first collaboration in Asia between a stock exchange and a social networking site. BSE has been running a Twitter handle since 2012 but gives no real time updates and hence... Read More

category: International

21 September 2016

Infrastructure lender IDFC Ltd has issued commercial papers (CPs) worth Rs 700 crore . The company issued Commercial Papers for an aggregate amount of Rs 700 crore on September 12, 2016 having maturity date of September 29, 2016. IDFC said the CPs have been rated as A1+ by ICRA.  Instruments with the aforesaid rating are considered to have... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

21 September 2016

The Telangana government has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Goa government to help the latter in information technology (IT) development. The Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar and Telangana IT minister K T Rama Rao signed an MoU and decided to work together in IT development. The Goa government sought help and... Read More

category: Sports

21 September 2016

The Harvard Foundation named Nobel laureate and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi its 2016 Humanitarian of the Year in a ceremony, while students from the Harvard Islamic Society stood outside to protest what they consider her silence toward the country’s persecuted Muslim minority. Suu Kyi, elected head of Myanmar’s government in... Read More

category: Persons

21 September 2016

A first-of-its-kind Indian music and dance festival aimed to showcase the country's rich and diverse culture was kicked off in iconic Sydney,Australia. The 10-week festival "Confluence: Festival of India" was inaugurated by Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma last night with spectacular joint performances by Indian and... Read More

category: International

21 September 2016

Scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) US have developed a novel spectroscopic technique to find signs of present or former extraterrestrial life on the Mars.  The technique incorporated on instrument dubbed as SHERLOC (Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals) may help... Read More

category: Obituary

21 September 2016

Invasive species of Giant African Land Snail (GALS) was sighted near Goa University campus at Taleigao plateau.  The International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural resources (IUCN) has listed GALS (Achatina fulica) as one of the world’s 100 most invasive species. GALS (Achatina fulica) is gregarious, nocturnal and can be... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

21 September 2016

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) was has conferred with the prestigious membership of the Asia-Pacific Aerospace Quality Group (APAQG) under the category Full Member with voting rights on 16 September 2016.With this, India became the seventh nation to join the APAQG under TRHE International Aerospace Quality Group (IAQG). The other nations of... Read More


21 September 2016

A once-in-12-years festival of Buddhist spirituality, culture and tradition began on 16 September 2016 at the Hemis monastery of Drukpa lineage in Ladakh region of India. The festival will conclude on 22 September 2016. Hundreds of thousands of monks, devotees and tourists have reached Ladakh for the Naropa Festival, which is also called as the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

21 September 2016

The World Leaders has adopted the New York Declaration at the opening of the United Nations General Assembly's (UNGA) first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September 2016.The delegations adopted the landmark Declaration containing bold commitments to address current issues and to prepare the world for future challenges, including,... Read More

category: Business & Economy

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