Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 26 September 2016

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 26 September 2016

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26 September 2016

India and United States (US) Joint Military Training Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2016 concluded at the Chaubattia Military Station in Ranikhet, Uttarakhand.  The bilateral military exercise was the twelfth edition in the YudhAbhyas series which started in the year 2004 under US Army Pacific Partnership Program. This was the third time the exercise... Read More

category: Business & Economy

26 September 2016

India’s largest civilian research and development agency Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) celebrated its platinum jubilee. The platinum jubilee celebrations were inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is also the President of CSIR.  PM Modi also released seven new plant varieties developed at CSIR... Read More

category: Sports

26 September 2016

India’s Pinky Balhara has won bronze medal in the sporting event of kurash at the 5th Asian Beach Games held at Da Nang, Vietnam.  She won the medal in women’s 52kg category after she lost to Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy of Vietnam in the semifinals. Vietnam’s Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy won the gold medal in this event while another... Read More

category: Persons

26 September 2016

German tennis player Alexander Zverev has defeated Stan Wawrinka to win his first tour title in the St. Petersburg Open final on 25 September 2016. Zverev defeated Wawrinka by 6-2, 3-6, 7-5 to win the title. With this, Zverev becomes the first man to beat Wawrinka in a tour final since 2013. The loss also ends a 10-match unbeaten run for... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

26 September 2016

US golfer Arnold Palmer passed away on 25 September 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania due to heart complications. He was 87. Palmer is generally regarded as one of the greatest players in professional golf history. Arnold Palmer :  Born on 10 September 2016, Arnold Palmer was an American professional golfer.He learned golf from his father,... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

26 September 2016

China has officially launched the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST) in a mountainous region of Guizhou province on 25 September 2016. The telescope was launched to hunt for extraterrestrial life and explore space. Highlights  :  The FAST is a radio telescope located in the Dawodang depression, a natural basin in... Read More

category: Business & Economy

26 September 2016

The Tamil Nadu government has issued orders to set up 'Amma Free Wi-Fi' zones in 50 places across the state . To implement the Free Wi-Fi zone scheme as announced in the party manifesto, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa issued orders to set up Amma Wi-Fi zone in 50 spots, comprising larger bus terminuses, commercial complexes and parks... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

26 September 2016

India host the sixth Brics meeting on Agriculture and Agrarian Development from September 22, and deliberate on priority areas of cooperation between the five countries of the bloc.  The discussion will centre around five priority areas of cooperation in the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) Action Plan for 2012-2016. The... Read More

category: Business & Economy

26 September 2016

According to the scientists and wildlife conservationists, the National Waterways (NW) project possesses serious environmental threat to Gangetic river dolphins.  The development NW1 in the River Ganga is considered as single-largest threat to the survival of the species, whose numbers are declining in most parts of their natural habitat.... Read More

category: Obituary

26 September 2016

Five Indian cities have been named among the top 100 destination cities globally, with Mumbai and Chennai registering at least 1 million overnight visitors in 2016. According to the sixth annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index released today, the five have made it to the top 100 destination cities for 2016. Mumbai was ranked at 27... Read More

category: International

26 September 2016

Rajasthan becomes the first state to adopt Centre's Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in all its urban local bodies (ULB). Almost 5 lakh conventional streetlights have been replaced with LED streetlights across the state. The project has been funded byEnergy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public energy services company under... Read More

category: Business & Economy

26 September 2016

Chandigarh Administration and French Development Agency (AFD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoUs) on Chandigarh Smart City Project and 'Technical Cooperation' in the field of Sustainable Urban Mobility.  The MoUs were signed by K K Jindal, Secretary Transport, Chandigarh Administration and Minister Counsellor, Embassy of... Read More


26 September 2016

Senior IAS officer Arun Goyal has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council.  The Council, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, is mandated to decide on tax rate, exempted goods and the threshold limit.  The Appointments Committee of Cabinet has approved Goyal's appointment against the... Read More

category: International

26 September 2016

Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has successfully launched eight satellites in two different orbits in a single mission on 26 September 2016. These satellites were launched with the PSLV C35 from the first launch pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikotta. The satellites that was carried into space include the primary payload... Read More

category: International

26 September 2016

India’s largest pharmaceutical company Sun Pharma has signed deal with International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) for clinical development Cissampelos pariera (Cipa), India’s first vaccine (drug) for the treatment of dengue.  The partnership between Sun Pharma and ICGEB aims to develop` safe, effective... Read More

category: International

26 September 2016

The second meeting of the High Level Group of Eminent Experts to strengthen the SAARC Anti-Terrorism Mechanism was held in New Delhi.  Delegations from all eight SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) member countries participated in the conference. SAARC  members are Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives,... Read More


26 September 2016

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban treaty (CTBT) to ban tests of nuclear weapons. The resolution has welcomed progress made towards universalization of the Treaty with 14 votes in favour of it and one abstention (Egypt). The CTBT bans all... Read More

category: International

26 September 2016

The first meeting of Goods & Services Tax (GST) Council has decided to exempt businesses with annual turnover below Rs.20 lakh out of the GST net.  The meeting was presided by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi and was attended by Finance ministers of states. Exemption Issue : Threshold for exemption for businesses in... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

26 September 2016

The first military exercise between Russia and Pakistan named Druzhba-2016 (Friendship-2016) has kicked off in Pakistan.  With this, Pakistani Army and Russian Ground Forces (RGF) have come together for the first time in military exercises reflecting growing military ties between two former Cold War rivals. The military exercise is taking... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

26 September 2016

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin became the fastest Indian and second overall to take 200 wickets, reaching the milestone in his 37th Test on 25 September 2016. Ashwin trapped New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson in front to get to the 200-mark on day four of the first Test at the Green Park in Kanpur. With this feat, Ashwin left behind the likes... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

26 September 2016

India's Velavan Senthilkumar has bagged the Under-19 Asian Junior Individual squash championship title on 24 September 2016. In the final clash played in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, he defetaed Jordan's Mohammad Al-Sarraj 12-14, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-7. The Chennai player, who trains at the Indian Squash Academy, is the second Indian to win... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

26 September 2016

India's Sania Mirza and her Czech partner Barbora Strycova has lifted the women’s doubles title in the Toray Pan Pacific Open trophy in Tokyo on 24 September 2016. In the final clash, the Indo-Czech pair defeated the unseeded Chinese pair of Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang 6-1, 6-1. This is Sania and Strycova's second title in three... Read More

category: Persons

26 September 2016

The 12th edition of Asia’s oldest and world’s 3rd toughest mountain biking (MTB) race kicked off on 24 September 2016 from historic Ridge Maidan of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh. Nearly 67 participants from 14 countries including 11 men of SSB are taking part in the race which would conclude on 3 October 2016 in Dharmshala, the district... Read More

category: Business & Economy

26 September 2016

US President Barack Obama has vetoed a bill that would have allowed the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia on 23 September 2016. Earlier, the Justice against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) was passed by both the chambers of the Republican controlled Congress. As per President, the JASTA, would have jeopardized the long standing... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

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