Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 23 September 2016

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 23 September 2016

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23 September 2016

India's most famous address will no longer be 7, Race Course Road. The street in Delhi on which Prime Minister Narendra Modi lives has been renamed 'Lok Kalyan Marg'. The announcement was made at a press conference attended by NDMC Chairman Naresh Kumar, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Meenakshi Lekhi, the BJP MP who... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

23 September 2016

The Union Government has extended support to certain new products and the rate of incentives for certain other specified products under the Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS).  Decision in this regard was taken by Department of Commerce (DoC) under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry in backdrop of the continued decline in... Read More

category: Sports

23 September 2016

Researchers from Pune (Maharashtra) have produced high-quality carbon from sugarcane waste within minutes by using a low power microwave system.  They had used a simple, cost-effective and quick process to convert sugarcane bagasse into anode-grade porous, conducting, activated carbon material for use in Li-ion batteries. They had carried... Read More

category: Sports

23 September 2016

India and France has inked the 7.8-billion Euro deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets on 23 September 2016. As per the deal, the aircraft will be equipped with latest missiles and weapon system like Meteor and Scalp. The 7.8 billion Euro deal is crucial for the Indian Air Force and is expected to give India the dominant status in the air. The deal was... Read More

category: Business & Economy

23 September 2016

Afghanistan has signed a peace agreement with one of the country's largest militant groups Hezb-e-Islami led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar on 22 September 2016. This agreement paves the way for Hekmatyar to make a political comeback. As per the agreement, Hekmatyar will be granted amnesty for his offences and the prisoners of Hezb-e-Islami will be... Read More

category: Persons

23 September 2016

NITI Aayog, the think tank of union government, has devised a short –term and medium-to-long term action plan to help India achieve 50 medals in 2024 summer Olympics. In its action plan for revitalising sports in India, Niti Aayog said, India still does not have a conducive environment for sports to polish the talent of Indian sports... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

23 September 2016

The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has appointed three economists as the external appointees on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). They are Pami Dua, Chetan Ghate and Ravindra Dholakia. They will have a fixed four year term and it is non-renewable. Pami Dua  : She is the Director of the Delhi School of Economics (DSE). She is an... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

23 September 2016

Syrian aid group White Helmets has won the prestigious Right Livelihood Award which is also known as ‘alternative Nobel’ prize. The White Helmets also known as the Syria Civil Defence is a Syrian civil organisation of emergency responders in rebel-held areas.  It has been honoured for their outstanding bravery, compassion and... Read More

category: Persons

23 September 2016

Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar was sworn in as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court as per Article 219 of the Constitution. He was administered oath to office by the Governor Justice (Retd) P. Sathasivam at a function held at Raj Bhavan. Prior to this appointment he was serving as the acting chief justice of the Kerala High Court. Justice Mohan M... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

23 September 2016

Two Indian forest officials have been selected for the 2016 Clark R. Bavin Wildlife Law Enforcement Awards. They are Assistant Conservator Ritesh Sarothiya of Madhya Pradesh State Forest Service and Range officer Sanjay Dutta of Belakoba Forest Range Jalpaiguri in West Bengal.  Both of them have been honoured with this award for their... Read More

category: Business & Economy

23 September 2016

The Union Government has appointed Navtej Sarna (59) was appointed as Ambassador to the United States. He will take over from Arun Kumar Singh, who has retired from the service. In his new role he will face the task of engaging with the new administration in United States following the November 2016 Presidential poll. Navtej Sarna :  He is... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

23 September 2016

Vijaya Bank has launched three innovative information technology (IT) products, coinciding with Hindi Diwas celebrations. The new IT products, according to Kishore Sansi, Managing Director and CEO of Vijaya Bank, are: VPAYQWIK, Vijaya *99# and V-eConnect+. VPAYQWIK, a complete mobile payment wallet, is a one-stop destination for shopping, quick... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

23 September 2016

The flagship rural housing scheme Indira Awaas Yojana (IAY), started by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, has been restructured and renamed as Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY), which will be launched next month.  The IAY will be subsumed by the PMAY from April 1 next year. Under the new scheme, the government is aiming to construct one... Read More

category: Environment

23 September 2016

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has announced setting up of 'Amma Two-Wheeler Service Training Centres' across the state.  Accordingly, she has directed setting up such centres at 35 locations.In each of the centres, training will be imparted to 30 persons for three months and they will be provided with a monthly assistance... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

23 September 2016

Rays Power Infra, a solar energy company, will set up a 100 mw solar power plant in Uttarakhand. The Project's execution began in August, 2016, and is expected to be commissioned by February, 2017. It will be executed by Rays Power Infra on turnkey basis - from land acquisition to commissioning.  The 100 MW project is spread over a... Read More

category: International

23 September 2016

Hindustani classical singer Shubha Mudgal will be honoured with the annual 'LalitArpan Samman' this year.  Mudgal, a Padma Shri recipient, was born in Allahabadand is known for her singing in genres of Khayal, Thumri and Dadra. She has also given her voice to many popular Indie-pop numbers. The 15th edition of LalitArpan festival... Read More

category: Business & Economy

23 September 2016

Union Science and Technology Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has adopted 'Dheerpur Village' and 'Ghoga' the last village under the North Delhi under the 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana', which is one of the major and flagship schemes of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Harsh Vardhan had an intense visit of 'Ghoga' village along... Read More

category: International

23 September 2016

Himachal Pradesh has won the 2015-Better Performing Project Award for development of infrastructure in the state. The award was given for development of infrastructure in the state by tourism department under the ADB Funded Project. The award was confererd during the Tripartite Portfolio Review meeting and it was received by Commissioner of... Read More


23 September 2016

Kotak Mahindra Bank has launched 'Kotak Now', the country's first digital account opening process on mobile. The end-to-end paperless, digital process involves verification of KYC documents and signature via a video call with the bank. No physical interaction or biometric verification is required and the account opening requires only a... Read More

category: International

23 September 2016

Misbah-ul-Haq has received the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for inspiring Pakistan to the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings. This is for the first time a Pakistani cricketer has received the award. Misbah-ul-Haq Khan Niazi is a Pakistani cricketer and the current Test captain of the national cricket team, and also the One Day... Read More

category: Obituary

23 September 2016

Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has grabbed the top most position in the Forbes' '100 Richest Indians' list with a net worth of USD 22.7 billion. As per the annual India rich list released by the Forbes India, Mukesh Ambani holds the first position followed by India's richest pharmaceutical magnate Dilip Shanghvi at... Read More

category: Sports

23 September 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to raise Rs. 31,300 crore in FY 2016-17 to augment infrastructure spending. Besides, it has also given approval to service principal and interest against the Extra Budgetary Resources (EBR) of Rs. 16,300 crore by Union Government for infrastructure spending. The EBR is proposed to finance funds to be... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

23 September 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its approval to enact Admiralty (Jurisdiction and Settlement of Maritime Claims) Bill 2016. The proposal to enact to this bill was forwarded by Union Ministry of Shipping to repeal five archaic admiralty statutes.  Admiralty jurisdiction is related to the powers of the High Courts in respect of claims associated... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

23 September 2016

The Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) has signed a contract with German company DST to design vessels suited to navigate the 1620 km stretch of National Waterway (NW-1).  Under the contract, DST will has been initially tasked to develop low draft vessels for transportation of cars that can carry upto 150-200 vehicles. The contract... Read More

category: Sports

23 September 2016

Adi Godrej, the Chairman of Mumbai-based Godrej Group, was conferred the 10th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Award for leadership in business and philanthropy on 19 September 2016. The award recognises Godrej's leadership in transforming the intersection of business and philanthropy and making the Godrej Group a global example of what can be... Read More

category: Persons

23 September 2016

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) and GAIL (India) Limited has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Dhamra LNG Terminal Private Limited (DLTPL) for taking equity in the 5 MMTPA capacity LNG Receiving on 21 September 2016, Storage and Regasification Terminal. The Dhamra LNG terminal is being built by Adani Enterprises Ltd at Dhamra... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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