Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 06 September 2016

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 06 September 2016

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6 September 2016

The UK has appointed an ambassador to Iran for the first time since 2011, restoring diplomatic relations. Nicholas Hopton, a former British ambassador to Qatar and Yemen, will take up the role.  The decision comes nearly five years after Iranians invaded the British Embassy and one year after the British Embassy reopened in Tehran, which... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

6 September 2016

IT major Tata Consultancy Services today announced that it has partnered with Thanjavur-based SASTRA Deemed University to train over 2,000 teachers from Tamil Nadu on digital teaching methods, and also set up a teacher’s training centre at the varsity campus. Tata Consultancy Services has partnered with SASTRA University, Thanjavur to... Read More

category: International

6 September 2016

Indian researchers have made a major discovery by understanding the mechanisms by which preterm births (between 28 and 32 weeks of gestation) occur. Normally, a pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks, but in case of preterm births has gestation between 28 and 32 weeks. India with 35% accounts for the highest burden of preterm births in the world. For the... Read More


6 September 2016

The Union Health Ministry has recently launched the “Leprosy Case Detection Campaign (LCDC)” to eradicate leprosy from the country. The 2-week-long massive campaign was launched by Union Health Minister J P Nadda. It will be focusing on 149 endemic districts in India. LCDC aims to cover more than 1,600 blocks in the 149 districts... Read More

category: Business & Economy

6 September 2016

A newly discovered fish of the genus Tosanoides was in September 2016 named in honour of US president Barack Obama for his commitment to protect nature through the expansion of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. The fish is found only within the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, a World Heritage site encompassing 1510000... Read More


6 September 2016

The 2016 G20 Summit was held for two days on 4 September and 5 September 2016 at the Hangzhou International Exhibition Centre, Hangzhou, China. The theme of 2016 G20 Summit was Toward an Innovative, Invigorated, Interconnected and Inclusive World Economy. Highlights of 2016 G20 Summit  : G-20 leaders pledge have pledged to continue to work... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

6 September 2016

Religare Enterprises Limited (REL) has appointed Sunil Godhwani as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) on 5 September 2016. Godhwani is appointed the Whole Time Director and CEO for the remaining period of his tenure. Sunil Godhwani : Sunil Godhwani has been the Managing Director since 9 April 2007 and Chairman since 6 April 2010 of Religare. He... Read More

category: International

6 September 2016

Sri Lanka was declared malaria-free on 5 Sep 2016 and will get a certificate from the World Health Organization on September 6. It is the second country to eradicate malaria in the region after Maldives, which has been free of the disease since 1984. The last locally-transmitted case in Sri Lanka was in October 2012, with the island nation... Read More

category: Awards and Honours

6 September 2016

Assam-based ecologist and conservation activist Bibhuti Lahkar has become the first Asian to be awarded the prestigious Heritage Heroes Award by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Mr Lahkar received the award at the IUCN’s on-going World Conservation Congress in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr Lahkar was among five... Read More

category: Persons

6 September 2016

Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed brand ambassador of his home state Tasmania and will join a government-led trade mission to the subcontinent that will explore export opportunities. Ponting has been given the role of Ambassador for Tasmania for the trip from September 2 to 11 in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and... Read More

category: Obituary

6 September 2016

The Goa forest department will host the first “Bird Festival” in the coastal state in November, state Environment and Forest Minister Rajendra Arlekar said The bird festival will be held over three days from November 11 to 13 and participants at the event will be treated to bird-watching sessions at the state’s numerous wildlife... Read More

category: Arts & Culture

6 September 2016

The Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), Malappuram, has won the Unesco Confucius Prize for Literacy. The award has been conferred on the JSS in recognition of its literacy-linked skill development activities among the underprivileged in rural areas. The JSS bagged the prestigious international award for its initiatives in applying new technology in... Read More

category: Persons

6 September 2016

Infosys has entered into a joint venture with the Saudi Prerogative Company to offer IT services in the middle eastern country . The Bengaluru-based IT services firm will own 70 per cent of the JV. The investment in the JV will be a little over $300,000 in the equity share capital of the proposed joint venture company, Infosys said in a filing... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

6 September 2016

Noted Odia poet Dr Hrushikesh Mallick will be honoured with the 37th edition of prestigious Sarala Award for his outstanding poetry. The annual award carrying a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation would be conferred on Mallick for his poetry work "Jeje Dekhi Nathiba Bharat", the Sarala Award Committee announced. The annual Sarala... Read More


6 September 2016

Noted Assamese poet, author and literary critic Nalinidhar Bhattacharyya passed away in Guwahati, Assam due to age-old ailments. He was 95. He was a former principal of Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati and was elder brother of well-known Assamese litterateur Birendra Kumar Bhattacharyya had won  Jnanpith Award in 1979. Nalinidhar... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

6 September 2016

Urjit R Patel has assumed charge as the 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 4 September 2016. The handover ceremony will take place on 6 September 2016. Patel had been serving as the Deputy Governor since January 2013. Patel succeeds Raghuram Rajan, who after serving a three-year term, is going back to academia. On 20 August... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

6 September 2016

India's mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy on 5 September 2016 won the 2016 Brazil Open Grand Prix. It was their maiden Grand Prix title. In the final clash, the top seeded Indian pair, ranked World no. 65, defeated Canadian combo of Toby Ng and Rachel Honderich 21-15, 21-16 in straight games at Costa... Read More

category: International

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