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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 24 September 2016

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24 September 2016

The UN Security Council has approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban treaty that would ban tests of nuclear weapons on 23 September 2016. With 14 votes in favour and one abstention (Egypt), the resolution welcomed progress made towards universalization of the Treaty, noting that 183 States have... Read More

category: Sports

24 September 2016

Andhra Bank has entered into corporate agency agreements with Cigna TTK Company Ltd, and Reliance General Insurance Company Ltd for providing health and general insurance respectively, to its customers.  The tie-up with both the insurance companies will immensely benefit the customers by providing alternatives in choosing products. These... Read More


24 September 2016

Sanjiv Singh will be the new Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, the nation’s largest company. Singh, 56, who is currently Director of Refineries at IOC, was selected for the top job after government head hunters Public Enterprise Selection Board (PESB) interviewed eight candidates. Besides Singh, PESB interviewed Oil India Director HR... Read More


24 September 2016

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is going to launch Mission Parivar Vikas for improved family planning services in 145 High Focus districts in seven states.  The objective of mission is to accelerate access to high quality family planning choices based on information, reliable services and supplies within a rights-based... Read More

category: International

24 September 2016

The eighth edition of joint military exercise ‘Indra-2016’ between India and Russia has begun in Russian city of Vladivostok.  The main focus of this edition of bilateral military exercise is on Counter-Terrorism Operations in semi mountainous and jungle terrain under United Nations Mandate. The eleven days bilateral military... Read More


24 September 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the constitution of two committees for the commemoration of the birth centenary of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay on 23 September 2016. Modi will head the 149 member National Committee while Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 23 member Executive Committee. Former Prime Ministers Atal Bihari Vajpayee... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

24 September 2016

Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has landed a $99.7-million contract from Vietnam Border Guard to design, construct and supply high-speed patrol vessels. The contract also provides for L&T to transfer design and technology along with supply of equipment and material kits for construction of follow-on vessels at a Vietnam shipyard. The... Read More

category: International

24 September 2016

A first-of-its-kind exhibition on childhood cancer awareness will be held at the iconic Taj Mahal here from September 25 to 27.  The exhibition 'CanKids-Kidscan' is being organised by National Society for Change for Childhood Cancer in India, a non-profit organisation providing holistic care and healing touch to thousands of... Read More

category: Sports

24 September 2016

A global study on a range of health indicators released today has ranked India 143rd among 188 countries, citing various challenges, including mortality rates, malaria hygiene and air pollution.  India was ranked 143rd, below Comoros and Ghana," the first annual assessment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) health performance... Read More

category: Environment

24 September 2016

Former petroleum secretary Vijay Kelkar has been elected president of the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).  Kelkar succeeded former RBI governor C Rangarajan. He was elected at the general body meeting of the institute, which functions under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.  

category: Sports

24 September 2016

Tamil film director Vetrimaran's 'Visaranai' will be India's official entry in the Foreign Language film category at the Academy Awards 2017.  The film, which highlights atrocities committed by the police, had earlier won three National Film awards - best feature film in Tamil, best supporting actor for Samuthirakani and best... Read More

category: Obituary

24 September 2016

India's largest online marketplace Flipkart becomes 1st ecommerce in India to cross 100 million customers,coming close on the heels of crossing 75 million users in March 2016. These users are registered across desktop website, mobile application and mobile websites.  Flipkart becomes the first company to reach this milestone in a single... Read More

category: Sports

24 September 2016

Tamil Nadu government has allotted Rs 204 crore towards the implementation of enhanced gold scheme under a marriage assistance programme.  Rs 204 crore has been allotted for 'Thaaliku Thangam' (Gold for Mangalsutra) scheme for the year 2016-17 to benefit 12,500 women. The scheme involves providing marriage assistance and gold for... Read More


24 September 2016

Former Indian women’s hockey captain Ritu Rani has retired from international hockey after being deeply hurt following her axing from the Rio Olympics-bound squad. The 24-year-old midfielder, it seems, hasn’t been able to come to terms with her axing from the Olympics squad and hence decided to call time on her international... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

24 September 2016

Banks and auto brands dominate the list of top 10 of the 50 most valuable brands in India. HDFC Bank held on to the top spot, three years in a row and improved its value by 15 per cent to become the most valued brand at around Rs 84,000 crore. It is also among the top 10 risers for 2016.  Airtel and State Bank of India too kept their second... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

24 September 2016

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister NarendraModi has launched Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari's book titled "Citizen and Society" at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The volume being released here is a collection of memorial or anniversary lectures, convocation addresses and speeches on specific themes and... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

24 September 2016

Delhi government has increased the retirement age of doctors working in its hospitals to 65 years. Earlier, the retirement age of doctors was 62 on 23 September 2016.  Health Department had recently sent a proposal to the Lt Governor to seek his approval. The LG has given his approval to government's proposal to increase the retirement... Read More

category: Business & Economy

24 September 2016

Reoti Saran Sharma, the renowned Hindi and Urdu writer, playwright and television personality, died in New Delhi on 23 September 2016. He was 92 years. He was a Pioneer in radio plays in All India Radio and was conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for 2007 for his contribution to theatre (dramatic literature and performance). Reoti Saran... Read More

category: International

24 September 2016

Indian Air Force has successfully fired the recently acquired long range air-to-air MICA missile on a manoeuvring target from Mirage-2000 Upgrade combat aircraft on 23 September 2016. A Defence Ministry release said in New Delhi that the missile achieved a direct hit on a target which was much smaller than an actual aircraft and flying at a low... Read More

category: Business & Economy

24 September 2016

India, United States and Afghanistan have reaffirmed their shared interests in combating terrorism and advancing peace and security in the region. In this regard, a trilateral statement was issued after meeting of their delegates in New York on the sidelines of the 71st session of UN General Assembly. Features : Three countries reaffirm their... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

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