Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 30 September 2016

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 30 September 2016

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30 September 2016

In a major boost to artificial intelligence (AI) research, five top-notch tech companies  Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft  have joined hands to announce a historic partnership on AI and machine learning. It means that these companies will discuss advancements and conduct research in AI and how to develop best products and... Read More

category: Persons

30 September 2016

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared proposals worth 1,900 crore rupees (close to $3 billion). All these approved proposals will be executed under ‘Buy India’ by Indian contractors. Decision in this regard was taken by DAC meeting chaired by Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi. Weapons repair facility at... Read More

category: Business & Economy

30 September 2016

Patna High Court has quashed Bihar government notification completely banning liquor in the state on 30 September 2016. The court said that the notification is ultra vires to the Constitution . A division bench of the court comprising Chief Justice Iqbal Ahmed Ansari and Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh quashed the 5 April 2016 notification of the... Read More

category: Persons

30 September 2016

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has launched various Railways Services and dedicated them to the nation on 29 September 2016. These Railways services are: Liberalised station to station special freight rates policy. Policy providing sub quota of 33% to women within reserved categories for the allotment in catering units. Policy... Read More

category: Business & Economy

30 September 2016

The Union Government has launched Progress Panchayat on 29 September 2016. This Panchayat is aimed at reach out the minority community and publicize the various welfare measures taken by the NDA government for their betterment. The programme was kick started by Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (independent charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi... Read More

category: Business & Economy

30 September 2016

West Bengal government has decided to install monorail from Budge Budge in South 24-Parganas to Ruby Connector in Kolkata. This was informed by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on 29 September 2016. The 14-kilometre-long monorail route will connect Budge Budge to Ruby via Taratala, New Alipore and Prince Anwar Shah Road and will come up at a cost... Read More

category: Sports

30 September 2016

Airports Authority of India’s Tirupati Airport was awarded the Best Tourist Friendly Airport under the category for State Annual Excellence Awards for the year 2015-16 by Andhra Pradesh Tourism. The award was presented on the eve of World Tourism Day by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Nara Chandra Babu Naidu at Bhawani Islands,... Read More

category: Business & Economy

30 September 2016

The 2016 BRICS Labour & Employment Ministerial Meet was held in New Delhi from September 27- 28, 2016 to deliberate on issues including job creation and social security for workers.  The two day meeting saw the participation of the five major emerging BRICS economies viz. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The meeting had... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

30 September 2016

The International Translation Day is being observed today on 30 September across The world with the theme"Translation and Interpreting: Connecting Worlds".  This is the annual event for the translation community and event is marked with a series of dedicated events, seminars and symposiums across the world. Established by the... Read More

category: Obituary

30 September 2016

The Union Government has notified the constitution of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) on 29 September 2016. The Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934 (RBI Act) has been amended by the Finance Act, 2016,  to provide for a statutory and institutionalised framework for a Monetary Policy Committee, for maintaining price stability. As per the... Read More

category: International

30 September 2016

Retired IAS officer Shakti Sinha was appointed as the Director of Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) on 29 September 2016. His appointment was approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Sinha, who served in the Prime Minister's Office during Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s tenure, was also Director in India Foundation, a... Read More


30 September 2016

Online fashion portal Myntra has announced the appointment of Dipanjan Basu as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on 29 September 2016. Basu’s appointment will be effective from 17 October 2016.  Dipanjan Basu : Previously, Dipanjan Basu served as the Chief Finance & Operating Officer for Wipro’s Digital & Consulting... Read More

category: International

30 September 2016

World Heart Day is being observed annually on 29 September across the world.  World Heart Day was founded in 2000 to inform people around the globe that heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading causes of death.  Theme for the World Heart Day 2016 is 'Light Your Heart, Empower Your Life'. This World Heart Day... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

30 September 2016

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has inaugurated the 35th Coast Guard Commanders Conference at Coast Guard Headquarters. Parrikar appreciated the efforts of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) in augmenting maritime and coastal security not only by deployment of assets but also by efficient exploitation of Coastal Security Network Phase I and expressed... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

30 September 2016

The Union Cabinet has given its ex-post facto approval for the Varishtha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) 2003 and Varistha Pension Bima Yojana (VPBY) 2014. The Cabinet also granted approval for expenditure incurred on subsidy amount released to LIC for the both schemes. VPBY was launched on 14th July, 2003 and was open till 14th August, 2015 and VPBY... Read More

category: International

30 September 2016

The Union Cabinet gave its approval for closure of Hindustan Cables Limited (HCL), Kolkata on 28 September 2016. The approval was given as per the provisions of the Companies Act, 1956/2013, Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 and other relevant Acts. The employees of the company will be offered attractive VRS/ VSS Package at notional 2007 pay scales... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

30 September 2016

Indian women’s Kabbadi team has bagged gold medal at the 5th Asian Beach Games on 28 September 2016. In the summit clash played at Bien Dong Park in Danang, Vietnam, the team defeated Thailand 41-31.This was fifth gold in succession for the Indian team. The Indian women's kabaddi team had been winning the gold since the inception of the... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

30 September 2016

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Region of the Americas as Measles free on 27 September 2016. The declaration came during the 55th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO). With this, the Americas became the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease... Read More

category: Persons

30 September 2016

Noted Telugu writer Prof. Kalakaluri Enoch was conferred with Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith for the year 2015 at function in New Delh on 29 September 2016. The award was given for his novel Ananta Jeevanam. The novel was thought-provoking and contemplative as it depicted the struggle of the weak, the downtrodden and the common man of... Read More

category: Business & Economy

30 September 2016

The Union Government has decided to raise the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) investment in Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) from existing 5 per cent to 10 per cent on 30 September 2016. The decision has been taken considering the good returns in ETF investment. An official release said, in the last one year, the Employees Provident Fund Organisation... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

30 September 2016

The Union Government has appointed R Subramania Kumar as Executive Director (ED) of state-owned Indian Overseas Bank on 29 September 2016. Kumar is currently serving as the Executive Director of Indian Bank. Indian Overseas Bank :  Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) is a major public sector bank based in Chennai. It has about 3700 domestic... Read More

category: Persons

30 September 2016

India is going to invest 2 billion dollars in Sri Lanka in the next three-four years. It was announced by Union Minister for State (MoS) Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman during her visit to Sri Lanka.  She had visited Sri Lanka for talks on the Economic and Technological Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) to discuss the terms of the... Read More

category: International

30 September 2016

Indian Army has successfully conducted surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC) in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (PoK) i.e. along India’s de-facto border with Pakistan.  The surgical strikes were India’s first direct military response to attack on Uri army base by Pakistan-based militants that had... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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