Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 03 September 2016

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 03 September 2016

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3 September 2016

Former pacer Zaheer Khan has been made an honorary life member of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), becoming the 24th Indian cricketer to be bestowed the honour. Zaheer is the second former India international to be elected in recent weeks following Virender Sehwag, who became an Honorary Life Member last month. The list also includes the likes... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

3 September 2016

State-run BHEL has commissioned the fourth and last unit of the 4x40 MW Teesta Low Dam Hydro Electric Project (HEP) Stage-IV in West Bengal. A run-of-the-river greenfield project located in Darjeeling district of West Bengal, Teesta HEP has been set up by NHPC Ltd, on the River Teesta. According to the statement, power generation from the Teesta... Read More

category: Business & Economy

3 September 2016

With a view to engage youth of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) in constructive sporting activities, a special package of Rs. 200 crore has been announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.  The package provides for construction of indoor sporting halls in all districts of the State with a view to provide playing facilities to youth during long... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

3 September 2016

Uzbekistan's President Islam Karimov passed away on 2 September 2016 at Tashkent, Uzbekistan. He was 78. Karimov had dominated Uzbekistan, Central Asia's most populous nation, for more than 25 years. Islam Karimov :  Islam Karimov was the first President of Uzbekistan, in office from 1990 to 2016.He was born in Samarkand and was in... Read More

category: Obituary

3 September 2016

Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao, Governor of Maharashtra, was sworn in as the acting Governor of Tamil Nadu on 2 September 2016 as the tenure of K. Rosaiah ended on 31 August 2016. Rao was administered oath of office by the Madras High Court's Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul at the Raj Bhavan, Chennai. Chennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao : Chennamaneni... Read More

category: International

3 September 2016

The country's economy grew at 7.1% in the April to June quarter of the current fiscal.  This is the slowest growth in the last six quarters and was mainly due to the subdued performance of the mining, construction and farm sectors. GDP had expanded 7.5 % growth in the year-ago quarter, and 7.9% in the January to March 2016 quarter.... Read More

category: Business & Economy

3 September 2016

Cardiologist K K Aggarwal has been unanimously elected as the National President of the Indian Medical Association for the year 2016-17. Aggarwal is currently the Secretary General of the doctors association. Dr Ravi Wankhedkar from Maharashtra will be the National President for the year 2017-18 and Dr R N Tandon will take over as Honorary... Read More

category: International

3 September 2016

Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari inaugurated the 4th phase of the Vidyadhanam project at Kochi, Ernakulam in Kerala on August 31, 2016. The project provides financial incentive and scholarship to bright students from government and aided schools, in addition to encouraging cultivation of life skills, such as thrift and financial... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

3 September 2016

The Uttar Pradesh government landed in trouble as the Allahabad High Court penalised it with a fine of Rs 1 Crore. The fine was imposed following the land acquisition matter of Loni, Ghaziabad. The Allahabad High Court ordered the Uttar Pradesh government to deposit the fine in the Court before September 15, 2016. Also, the next date of hearing is... Read More

category: Sports

3 September 2016

Union Bank of India has launched USSD (unstructured supplementary service data) based ‘*99#’ mobile application on Play Store on Android platform. This ‘*99#’ mobile app does not require internet connectivity to perform banking and other value-added services. The app provides basic banking transactions such as checking... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

3 September 2016

Martial arts expert and actor Jackie Chan will receive a lifetime achievement Oscar. The announcement was made by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  Chan made his movie debut at the age of 8. Jackie Chan was born Chan Kong-sang on April 7, 1954, in Hong Kong, China. He began studying martial arts, drama, acrobatics and... Read More

category: Obituary

3 September 2016

Private sector DCB Bank has announced the launch of a mobile based payment solution, mVisa, for easier retail payment.The private sector bank said customers can now pay through their smartphones by scanning the unique Quick Response (QR) code at the retail outlet. mVisa, a mobile-based payment solution will make payments at retail outlets much... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

3 September 2016

Odisha has become the 16th state to ratify the constitutional amendment bill passed by Parliament to introduce the goods and services tax (GST), helping cross the important threshold of more than half the number of states needed for the proposed law to be sent for presidential assent.  Once the Constitution (122nd Amendment) (GST) Bill gets... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

3 September 2016

Biocon chairperson and managing director Kiran Mazumdar Shaw has been appointed 'Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur' (Knight of the National Order of the French Legion of Honour) for her outstanding contribution and dedication to Biosciences and Research field globally. The award will be conferred on behalf of... Read More


3 September 2016

The first BRICS film festival has begun at the Sirifort Auditorium Complex in New Delhi. The film festival is the run up to the BRICS summit which is to be held in Goa in October 2016.  It was inaugurated by Minister of State (MoS) for Information and Broadcasting Rajyavardhan Rathore and Minister of State (MoS) for External Affairs V.K... Read More

category: International

3 September 2016

Deep Kumar Upadhyay was re-appointed as Nepal's ambassador to India.The meeting held at Prime Minister's office in Singha Durbar, Kathmandu, proposed Upadhyay for Nepali ambassador to India and Chief Secretary Lila Mani Poudel for China, reports Kathmandu Post. Upadhyay, who was serving as Nepal's ambassador to India since April 2015,... Read More


3 September 2016

India’s first international conference on cooking gas has started in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The 2-day conference was inaugurated by Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu. It was also attended by Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan. The conference has been organised by state-owned petroleum companies. It will deliberate on... Read More

category: Bills & Acts

3 September 2016

The annual socio-religious Solung festival of Adi tribe has started in Arunachal Pradesh. Solung is 5-day long agro-based festival is celebrated every year by the Adi tribe in the first week of September. The Solung festival reflects the socio-religious features of the Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh. Adi or ‘Bangni-Boker lhoba ’people... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

3 September 2016

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for the first time has successfully sequenced DNA in space aboard the International Space Station (ISS). The genome sequencing was undertaken for the first time in microgravity as part of the Biomolecule Sequencer experiment performed by NASA astronaut Kate Rubins. The experiments were... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

3 September 2016

A team of scientists have discovered the world’s oldest stromatolite fossils about 3.7 billion years old in the world’s oldest sedimentary rocks in the Isua Greenstone Belt along the edge of Greenland’s icecap. The findings were published in journal Nature on 31 August 2016. Led by the Australian University of Wollongong’s... Read More

category: Bills & Acts

3 September 2016

A group of scientists has discovered a new species of pterosaur from the early Jurassic period in the Patagonia region of South America. The discovery was disclosed in a study that was published in the last week of August 2016 in the journal PeerJ. The study also provides new information on the origin, tempo and mode of evolution in... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

3 September 2016

Veteran trade union leader Sharad Rao passed away on 1 September 2016 in Mumbai. He was 78. Rao is acknowledged for his role in mobilising the work force in both the organised and unorganised sectors. Sharad Rao : Rao was associated with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).He headed several unions including the Hind Mazdoor Sabha, the... Read More

category: International

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