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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 27 September 2016

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27 September 2016

The Reserve Bank has given approval to Rs 26,000-crore cash credit limit (CCL) for purchasing paddy in poll-bound Punjab, which came as a relief for SAD-BJP combine that struggled hard in the past for release of funds to buy foodgrain. RBI has given its approval for the Rs 26,000 crore of CCL for procuring paddy from Punjab. Paddy procurement in... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

27 September 2016

Japan’s Aichi prefecture and its capital city Nagoya were confirmed as co-hosts of the 2026 Asian Games , adding yet another major event to the country’s bulging international sports calendar. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) formally endorsed the bid after Aichi Prefecture governor Hideaki Ohumra and Nagoya city mayor Takashi... Read More


27 September 2016

The Union Government has decided to suspend all talks on India-Pakistan Indus Waters Treaty in the wake of the Uri attack.  Decision in this regard was taken by meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It was attended by National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar, Water Resources Secretary and senior... Read More

category: Defence

27 September 2016

A new species of a ground-dwelling lizard has been discovered in Goregaon's Aarey Colony and Thane's Badlapur forested belts. The species has been named after a Bengaluru-based scientist Varad Giri. The species is discovered 130 years after the last such gecko was discovered. The findings on the new species were published in the third... Read More

category: Obituary

27 September 2016

Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh laid the foundation stone of a Gokul Gram at Mathura in Uttar Pradesh for the conservation and development of native cattle breeds. On the occasion, he also announced setting up of 14 such Grams across the country as part of the Rashtriya Gokul Mission. Gokul Gram will work as a centre for development of... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

27 September 2016

World Tourism Day 2016 was observed across the world on 27 September 2016. The theme of the World Tourism Day 2016 is Tourism for All - promoting universal accessibility. The theme for the year promotes accessible tourism for all to create environments that can cater for the needs of all of us, whether we are travelling or staying at home. The... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

27 September 2016

Google has launched its latest mobile chat application, Allo, along with Google Assistant that can be used in online conversations with friends . The messaging app, which is available for Android and the iPhone, has similar features to most other messaging applications. In Allo, messages are not encrypted end-to-end by default. However, the... Read More

category: Business & Economy

27 September 2016

Puducherry Government has decided to write off all farm loans taken from co-operative Banks in the Union Territory on 26 September 2016. As per the decision, the principal loan amount, interest and penal interest of all farmers will be waived off. The measure will cost the state Exchequer 20 crore rupees and benefit about 7000 farmers of the... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

27 September 2016

Indian paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has won the Belgium Open title of the table tennis in the men’s singles category.  This was his first his first pro title. In the final match played at De Haan in Belgium, he defeated defeating local player Nuytinck Cedric 4-0 score in the final with 15-13, 11-6, 11-2, 17-15. With this victory, he... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

27 September 2016

Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh gave away Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Antyodaya Krishi Puruskars to 12 farmers for their contribution in the agriculture sector on 25 September 2016. They were felicitated during a function at the birth place of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay in Mathura. Winners of the award National Award for the year 2016... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

27 September 2016

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons was observed on 26 September 2016. The Day provides an occasion for the world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as a high priority. It also provides an opportunity to educate the public and their leaders about the real benefits of eliminating such... Read More

category: International

27 September 2016

India has defeated New Zealand by 197-run to win its historic 500th cricket test match in Kanpur on 26 September 2016. On the fifth and final day of the match at Green Park, India bowled out the visitors for 236 in their second innings, shortly after Lunch, after setting them an improbable target of 434. The victory, which is India's 88th on... Read More

category: Sports

27 September 2016

World Pharmacists Day was  Celebrated on 25 Sept 2016. World Pharmacists Day was the brainchild of the International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP), with the council of this organization voting to establish the event in the late 2000s during a conference they staged in Istanbul, Turkey.  The 2016 World Pharmacists Day theme is for... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

27 September 2016

World Rivers Day takes place on September 25, 2016. World Rivers Day is a global celebration of the world's waterways, observed every last Sunday in September.  Rivers may make up only about 0.2 percent of all the fresh water worldwide but their importance is priceless.  This day encourages citizens to get actively involved to... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

27 September 2016

Maharashtra Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar and Chairperson of Samruddhi Cooperative Bank Kanchan Gadkari has launched the lender's first-ever RuPay Card in central India.  The National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI) in a short span facilitated the launch of RuPay Card and it has reached to small co-operative bank like... Read More

category: Persons

27 September 2016

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that a team of Airports Authority of India has given final approval to a proposed site for the Pune International Airport in Purandar tehsil of the district. The team of AAI, which had conducted feasibility survey of proposed land in Purandar tehsil, has given its approval and AAI has agreed... Read More

category: Business & Economy

27 September 2016

The seventh edition of India International Tea Convention (IITC 2016) will be held at Ooty from September 22 to 24.  Hosted by United Planters Association of Southern India (UPASI), Tea Board and the Consultative Committee of Plantation Associations in association with the Indian Tea Exporters' Association (ITEA), the South India Tea... Read More

category: Sports

27 September 2016

Kohima police has  recovered two bombs of the World War II era from PR Hill Colony, Nagaland. The bombs were found from an ongoing construction site by the labourers after which the police were informed. The Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad reached the spot and the bombs were safely removed 

category: Persons

27 September 2016

Shri Anurag Srivastava IFS (1999) presently Ambassador of India to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Djibouti, with residence in Addis Ababa.  He is expected to take up the assignment shortly. Ethiopia officially known as the Federal Democratic... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

27 September 2016

Regulator Irdai has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh onSBI Life Insurance Company for violations of various norms, including guidelines on accepting business from a corporate agent after the expiry of licence.  The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority ofIndia (Irdai) said that the inspection report of the corporate agent Bonanza... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

27 September 2016

Uttarakhand’s Ajay Singh was elected president of the Boxing Federation of India, and the Mumbai-based Jay Kowli won the post of secretary-general as the election process for the office-bearers of the new National federation was completed. Ajay Singh, who polled 49 out of the 64 votes cast, defeated Rohit Jain (15 votes) in the contest for... Read More

category: Persons

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