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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 28 September 2016

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28 September 2016

The government has removed Sushil Muhnot as chairman and managing director (MD) of Bank of Maharashtra,Muhnot was to retire on September 30. Ravindra Marathe, has been executive director of Bank of India, has taken charge as CEO and MD of the bank on Monday. He was earlier expected to join the bank on October 1. Prior to joining Bank of India,... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

28 September 2016

The Colombian Government and left-wing FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) rebels have signed a historic agreement that formally brings an end to 52 years of civil war. The agreement was signed by President Juan Manuel Santos and rebel leader Timoleon Jimenez, known as Timochenko at the ceremony in Cartagena.  Under the deal, the... Read More

category: Sports

28 September 2016

India and China have hold the first High Level Dialogue on Counter-terrorism and Security held in Beijing, capital city of China.  The meeting was co-chaired by R N Ravi, Chairman of Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) and Wang Yongqing, Secretary General of Central Political and Legal Affairs Commission of China. In the high level dialogue... Read More

category: Business & Economy

28 September 2016

India will not take part in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit in Islamabad (Pakistan) to be held in November 2016.  This decision was taken in view of the continuous cross border terrorism by Pakistan which has created environment which is not conducive to successful holding of Summit.  In this regard,... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

28 September 2016

The latest finding has given scientists fresh hope that a robotic spacecraft could one day fly past these potential plumes and learn about their contents without having to drill miles deep into the moon's icy shell. Using ultraviolet images taken by Hubble, a space telescope that was launched in 1990, the potential plumes were seen around the... Read More

category: Obituary

28 September 2016

Former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres passed away on 28 September 2016 at Ramat Gan, Israel. He was 93. Peres served twice as Israel's Prime Minister and once as President. Shimon Peres : Shimon Peres was born on 2 August 1923 at Wiszniew, Poland. He served as the ninth President of Israel from 2007 to 2014.He served twice as the Prime... Read More


28 September 2016

Veteran music director and violinist Uttam Singh was named for the 2016 Lata Mangeshkar Award for Lifetime Achievement of the Maharashtra Government on 27 September 2016. The award carries a citation, a trophy and 500000 rupees in cash. Uttam Singh : Born on 25 May 1948, Uttam Singh has worked as a violinist, music arranger and music director... Read More

category: International

28 September 2016

The United States has appointed its first Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis to Cuba in 55 on 27 September 2016. The two countries broke off relations in 1961 after the communist revolution. He was appointed to the post by President Barack Obama, who said that it was a step towards a more normal and productive relationship. He said that there was no... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

28 September 2016

The Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has announced that the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has become the first airport in the Asia-Pacific region to achieve carbon neutral status  on 27 September 2016. DIAL is a GMR Group-led consortium which manages and operates IGI airport. The announcement on the carbon neutral... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

28 September 2016

The Union Government has given its approval to change the name of Gurgaon to ‘Gurugram’. With this both the city as well as the district of Gurgaon would be known as Gurugram. It was announced by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar after presiding over the first meeting of the State-level ‘Swarna Jayanti Celebrations... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

28 September 2016

Russia and Cuba have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of peaceful atomic energy use. The agreement was signed between Russian state nuclear agency Rosatom and Cuba’s Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment in Vienna. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of International 60th Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General... Read More

category: Obituary

28 September 2016

India is observing the 109th birth anniversary of revolutionary socialist Shaheed Bhagat Singh. Born on 28 September 1907, Bhagat Singh was an influential figure in the Indian independence movement. Bhagat Singh : The revolutionary freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh, was born in Banga village of Faisalabad district (previously called Lyallpur) in the... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

28 September 2016

The Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 unveiled the Official Emblem for the event on 27 September 2016. The FIFA U-17 World Cup will be India’s first international football event. The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 will be held in six venues across the country during October 2017. The emblem of the... Read More


28 September 2016

World Economic Forum (WEF) has released the Global Competitiveness Report (GCR) 2016-2017. The report assesses the competitiveness landscape of 138 economies. The 2016-17 report comes out in the context of persistent slow growth and a near-term outlook that is fraught with renewed uncertainty fueled by continued geopolitical turmoil, financial... Read More


28 September 2016

The first BRICS Under-17 football tournament, a Government of India initiative, is being held in Goa in October 2016 and its logo will be unveiled by the Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Vijay Goel, at the Bambolim Stadium on September 26. This tournament will be played among the five BRICS member nations- Brazil, Russia, India, China... Read More

category: Bills & Acts

28 September 2016

The United Planters' Association of Southern India's (UPASI's) members have elected D Vinod Sivappa as the new president of the association for 2016-17. Sivappa’s family has been in the coffee growing business for more than 160 years. He was on the Committees of Codagu Planters’ Association and was also the chairman of the... Read More

category: International

28 September 2016

Private sector lender DCB Bank on has announced the launch of Unified Payment Interface (UPI) application. DCB UPI app provides a convenient payment method for customers to send and receive funds anytime, anywhere, from their smart phones. A DCB UPI user only needs the beneficiary's phone number registered with the bank and the beneficiary... Read More

category: Bills & Acts

28 September 2016

China for the first time has deployed a robot to maintain security at one of its busiest airports in Guangdong Province.  The Anbot, a security robot has been hired for its first job at the Shenzhen airport where it can be seen making round-the-clock patrols through the departure hall in Terminal 3, state-run People's Daily... Read More

category: International

28 September 2016

Uttar Pradesh and Bihar's populations have the lowest median ages-or youngest populations-in India while Kerala and Tamil Nadu have the highest median ages, according to Census 2011 data, compiled by Bengaluru-based think tank Takshashila Institution. The median age in India rose from 22.51 years in 2001 to 24 years in 2011, according to... Read More

category: Bills & Acts

28 September 2016

Kerala tourism and UNESCO's cooking competition, a contest of chefs as unique as that at the Spice Route Culinary Festival required judging parameters just as creative, the competition's jury said.  With such a novel festival and a very specific theme, the standard rules had to be tweaked to help create a relatively level playing... Read More

category: International

28 September 2016

The Tripura Legislative Assembly has unanimously ratified the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST). With this, Tripura becomes the 22nd state after Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to pass the crucial legislation.  Tripura Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha moved a resolution to ratify the Constitution (122nd Amendment)... Read More

category: International

28 September 2016

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has inaugurated six major Railway projects in Kerala including the dedication of the newly-built 9.6-km long Tiruvalla-Chengannur double line which would ease the heavy rail traffic congestion in the Ernakulam-Kottayam-Kayamkulam section. Prabhu said that the Ministry of Railways has chalked out comprehensive plan... Read More

category: International

28 September 2016

Executive Directors of the World Bank has agreed unanimously to reappoint Jim Yong Kim to a second five-year term as President of the World Bank Group on 27 September 2016, beginning 1 July 2017.   The Board noted that in the first year of Kim’s leadership, which began in July 2012, shareholders endorsed two ambitious new goals for the... Read More

category: Business & Economy

28 September 2016

World Rabies Day was observed on 28 September 2016. The theme for World Rabies Day is Rabies: Educate. Vaccinate. Eliminate. The day is annually celebrated to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating the disease. The theme of the day emphasises on the two crucial actions that communities can do to prevent... Read More

category: Business & Economy

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