Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 08 September 2016

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Top 10 Daily Current Affairs : 08 September 2016

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8 September 2016

German consumer giant Henkel  has elevated Shilip Kumar as president of its India business.  He will succeed Jeremy Hunter, who led the Indian market for over five years, and has now moved to Shanghai as president - Henkel China. Hunter relocated to India after the company decided to divest their Indian FMCG division to Jyothy Labs and... Read More

category: Persons

8 September 2016

Famous Author Stuart Blackburn's "Into the Hidden Valley", a book based on Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh,won the MM Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction 2016 in the UK.  He completed his doctorate in Tamil language and international folklore from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1980 He is the author or editor... Read More

category: International

8 September 2016

Himachal Pradesh (HP) cabinet has decided to amend the Hydropower Policy 2006 in respect to transfer of shares by Himachal is to non-Himachalis.  So that now Himachalis can sell or transfer 49% equity shares to non-Himachalis at any stage after allotment of projects upto 2 MW capacity and full disinvestment after two years of commissioning... Read More

category: International

8 September 2016

Union Government has launched a new program called National Initiative for Developing and Harnessing Innovations (NIDHI) on 6 September 2016. The initiative aims at nurturing ideas and innovation into successful start ups. NIDHI, an umbrella programme of the Department of Science & Technology (DST), will focus on helping startups to meet... Read More

category: International

8 September 2016

CK Asnani has assumed charge as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Uranium Corporation of India Limited (UCIL) on 7 September 2016 , an undertaking of the Department of Atomic Energy. Asnani is a Chemical Engineer from Osmania University. He was the Director (Technical) of Indian Rare Earths Limited, Mumbai before the present... Read More

category: Persons

8 September 2016

India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Greece to allow unlimited number of flights into each other’s countries and also has initiated the air service agreement for open skies.  With this, Greece becomes first country with which India has inked an open sky arrangement under its new civil aviation policy. At present,... Read More

category: Persons

8 September 2016

The first edition of ‘IoT (Internet of Things) India Congress, 2016’ began in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The three-day event was inaugurated by Union Information Technology (IT) and Electronics Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and JS Deepak, Secretary, Ministry of Telecommunications. The congress aims to bring together key stakeholders across... Read More

category: Banking & Finance

8 September 2016

The International Literacy Day is being observed 08 September every year to emphasize the importance of literacy to individuals, society and communities  This year, the world is celebrating 50th International Literacy Day. The day was established in 1966 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). 2016... Read More

category: Persons

8 September 2016

The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games began on 7 September 2016 at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fifteenth Summer Paralympic Games will conclude on 18 September 2016. The games started after the symbolic cauldron was lit by Brazilian swimmer and wheelchair user Clodoaldo Silvax. The flame travelled across all five regions of Brazil... Read More

category: International

8 September 2016

It is a dream come true for bird watchers and naturalists. The State Wildlife Board, headed by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has decided to declare Ankasamudra tank in Hagari Bommanahalli taluk as a bird conservation reserve. The Ankasamudra tank was gaining popularity as a natural birds sanctuary. Over 140 species of birds, both local and... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

8 September 2016

Nawazuddin Siddiqui won the Best Actor award for his role in 'Manjhi-The Mountain Man'. Tannishtha Chatterjee won the award for her role in 'Rough Book'.  Anant Mahadevan won the Best Director honour at the debut edition of the Lonavla International Film Festival India (LIFFI). Lonavla International Film Festival India... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

8 September 2016

United Nations, has included into it the most ancient and traditional language of India, Sanskrit into its charter. A charter binds the assembly of nations.  The charter being translated into the Sanskrit language is the first of its kind attempt to make it to such an important international document. National Mission for Manuscripts in... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

8 September 2016

India, Kazakhstan joint bilateral military exercise PRABAL DOSTYK-16 began in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan. The fourteen day (till 17 September 2016) will be a significant step towards fostering military as well as diplomatic ties between both countries. ‘Prabal Dostyk’ means ‘Robust Friendship’. In this edition of... Read More

category: Business & Economy

8 September 2016

South African Lindsay Tuckett, who was the oldest surviving former Test cricketer, passed away on 5 September 2016 in Bloemfontein. He was 97. With the death of Tuckett, the distinction of the oldest surviving cricketer in the world now passes to all-rounder Johnny Watkins, who is 93. Lindsay Tuckett :  Tuckett represented South Africa in... Read More

category: Indian Affairs

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