Friday, 30 September 2016

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Syed Haq no more

Bangladeshi author Syed Shamsul Haq passed away in Dhaka. He was 81. He was an accomplished short-story writer, novelist, playwright and a very popular poet.  

Telugu author Kolakaluri Enoch bags Moortidevi Award

Telugu author and eminent scholar Prof Kolakaluri Enoch was honoured with the 29th Moortidevi Award of Bharatiya Jnanpith for the year 2015 for his novel Ananta Jeevanam. The award was given to the author by noted historian Dr Kapila Vatsyayan. Enoch has earlier been awarded the Padma Shree for his contributions in the field of literature by the government in 2014.

World's first 3 parent baby born

The world’s first child with genes from three people was born to a Jordanian couple. The baby was delivered in Mexico. The five-month-old boy carries not only the DNA from both his parents but also a tiny piece of genetic code from a donor in order to avoid inheriting a genetic condition that could kill him.

Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft on one Artificial Intelligence platform

Facebook, Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft, have joined hands to announce a historic partnership on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning.

US & Vietnam navies begin 7th annual NEA in Da Nang

The US and Vietnamese navies have begun the 7th annual Naval Engagement Activity NEA, Vietnam 2016 at Tien Sa Port in Da Nang. The exercise will also include Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea and search-and-rescue scenarios.

Shakti Sinha to head Nehru Memorial Museum and Library

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet approved the appointment of retired IAS officer Shakti Sinha to the post of director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML). The post of director at NMML has been lying vacant since last year. 

Riyadh Mathew is new PTI Chairman

Riyadh Mathew, Director of Malayala Manorama, Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Express has been unanimously elected Chairman of Press Trust of India (PTI). Mr. Mathew,  succeeds Hormusji N. Cama. PTI is the India’s premier news agency, Currently, PTI commands 90% of news agency market share in India.

International Translation Day: 30 September

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.

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Manohar Parrikar Inaugurates 35th Coast Guard Commanders’ Conference

In the wake of the current security scenario, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has inaugurated the 35th Coast Guard Commanders Conference at Coast Guard Headquarters (New Delhi).

WHO declares Region of the Americas as Measles free

The World Health Organisation, a specialised agency of UN has declared the Region of the Americas as Measles free. The declaration came during the 55th Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).

World Heart Day: 29 September

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'.

World Maritime Day: 29 September

World Maritime Day is being observed annually on 29 September across the world. The World Maritime Day theme for 2016 is "Shipping: indispensable to the world". The theme has been chosen to focus on the critical link between shipping and global society and to raise awareness of the relevance of the role of IMO as the global regulatory body for international shipping.

Former Australian cricketer Max Walker passes away

Former Australian cricketer Max Walker, whose awkward and unorthodox bowling action earned him the nickname ‘Tangles’, passed away. He had authored several books out of which "How To Hypnotise Chooks And Other Great Yarns" is one of the best-selling book.

PMUY launched at Srinagar

Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) was launched in the state of Jammu & Kashmir at Srinagar by Hon’ble Chief Minister of J&K Mehbooba Mufti.

Cabinet approves MoU with Singapore for industrial property cooperation

The Union Cabinet has given its formal nod for cooperation between India and Singapore on industrial property rights intended to boost innovation, creativity and technological advancement in both countries.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Global Competitiveness Index, 2016

Another Milestone for India

The World Economic Forum has released the ranking of 138 countries for the global competitiveness index. According to  WEF ranking  India has jumped 16 ranks to settle at the 39th spot on the global competitiveness index.

Freedom fighter K Madhavan passes away

Noted Freedom fighter and communist leader K Madhavan passed away in Kanhangad, Kerala due to old age ailments. He was 101. His autobiography ‘Payaswiniyude Theerangalil' (On the Banks of river Payaswini) is considered a valuable document of a transformative epoch in modern Kerala history.

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wins Belgium Open

Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has become only the second Indian table tennis player to win an International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) event as he clinched the men's singles title at the Belgium Open.  

Veerappa Moily-led parliamentary panel to examine merger of budgets

The parliamentary committee headed by the Congress MP M Veerappa Moily, has been constituted to review the all budgetary reforms. The parliamentary panel on finance has decided to 'examine' the government’s decision to merge the Railway Budget with General Budget along with its "ramifications there of". 

Pakistan assembly passes Hindu marriage bill

Pakistan’s lower house of parliament has passed a landmark bill giving its small Hindu minority the right to register marriages. Bill will now be forwarded to the Senate for consideration and passage. The new bill sets the minimum age of the marriage for the Hindus will be 18.

Indian shuttler Rituparna Das wins Polish Open

Young Indian shuttler Rituparna Das clinched the Polish Open after defeating fellow Indian Rasika Raje in the women’s singles final of the International challenge badminton event.

Shimon Peres, former Israeli president, dies aged 93

The former Israel's defining political figures and a Nobel peace prize laureate, Shimon Peres has died at the age of 93.

Govt removes Sushil Muhnot as CMD of Bank of Maharashtra

The government removed Sushil Muhnot as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Bank of Maharashtra without citing any reasons. Muhnot was to retire on September 30.

Sachin, Amitabh in new Swachh Bharat campaign

For the Swachh Bharat Mission, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched an ad campaign featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar. The government is celebrating the Swachh Bharat Mission, from September 25- October 2.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Agriculture Minister inaugurates Krishi Unnati Mela in Mathura

The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has inaugurated the 4 days Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Unnati Mela – 2016, in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

Vijay Kelkar elected president of Indian Statistical Institute

Former petroleum secretary Vijay Kelkar has been as the elected president of the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI). Vijay Kelkar succeeded former RBI governor C Rangarajan.

India wins historic 500th Test by 197 runs against New Zealand

India has defeated New Zealand by 197-run to win its historic 500th cricket test match in Kanpur. On the 5th and final day of the match at Green Park, India bowled out the visitors for 236 in their second innings. Shortly after Lunch, they set them an improbable target of 434.

World Tourism Day: 27 September

The World Tourism Day (WTD) is being observed annually on 27th September to raise awareness about the importance of tourism.

Japan to host 2026 Asian Games: Olympic Council of Asia

Japan's Aichi prefecture and its capital city Nagoya were confirmed as co-hosts of the 2026 Asian Games.

RBI approves Rs 26,000 crore CCL for paddy procurement in Punjab

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has given approval to Rs 26,000-crore cash credit limit (CCL) for purchasing paddy in poll-bound Punjab, which came as a relief for SAD-BJP combine that struggled hard in the past for release of funds to buy foodgrain.

World's largest radio telescope starts operating in China

In the search for alien life, China has built world’s largest radio telescope nicknamed Tianyan (Heavenly Eye” or “The Eye of Heaven) or the five-hundred-metre aperture spherical radio telescope (FAST), began working.

Monday, 26 September 2016

Daily News Highlights : 26th September, 2016

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As most of you have continuously asked for something more in GA so here is the good news guys. As now we are going to provide you a full day current affairs in One post and in more easily accessible format. So whatever going around in the world we will provide you in one Daily News Highlights post. With the help of this post, you will able to  revise day wise current affairs in an easy manner.

Alexander Zverev stuns Stan Wawrinka to claim St Petersburg Open title

German professional tennis player Alexander Zverev has defeated Stan Wawrinka to win his first tour title in the St. Petersburg Open final.

The Hindu wins reader engagement awards

The Hindu has been awarded the Silver and Bronze awards in the ‘Best Reader Engagement’ category of the South Asian Digital Media Awards at the WAN-IFRA (World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers) India 2016 conference in Kolkata.

Arnold Palmer Dies In Pittsburgh At 87

Arnold Palmer, who is regarded as one of the greatest golfers of all time has died at the age of 87 in Pittsburgh from complications of heart problems.

Ajay Singh elected BFI president

Uttarakhand’s Ajay Singh has been elected new president of the Boxing Federation of India, and the Mumbai-based Jay Kowli won the post of secretary-general as the election process for the office-bearers of the new National federation was completed.

IRDAI slaps Rs 10 lakh penalty on SBI Life Insurance Co

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India (Irdai) has imposed a penalty of Rs 10 lakh on SBI Life Insurance Company for violations of various norms, including guidelines on accepting business from a corporate agent after the expiry of licence.

Velavan wins Asian junior squash title

India’s Squash player Velavan Senthilkumar defeat Jordan’s Mohammad Al-Sarraj to won the U-19 Asian Junior Individual squash championship title in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Velavan is the second Indian to win the title after Ravi Dixit, who won it in 2010.

ISRO launches 37th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle from Sriharikota

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has launched its 37th Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle, or PSLV, carrying eight satellites from its Sriharikota base.

FCAT chairman Mahajan dies

The chairman of Film Certification Appellate Tribunal (FCAT), Justice (retd) S K Mahajan has passed away. He was the Former Delhi High Court judge. 

Anurag Srivastava appoints Ambassador of India to the Republic of Djibouti

Shri Anurag Srivastava, presently Ambassador of India to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, has been concurrently accredited as the Ambassador of India to the Republic of Djibouti, with residence in Addis Ababa.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Lopamudra Raut , the second runner-up at Miss United Continents 2016

Lopamudra Raut makes india proud as she stands  tall as the second runner-up at Miss United Continents 2016, which was held on 25th Sept, 2016 in Ecuador.

Rajasthan replaces 5 lakh streetlights with LED bulbs

Rajasthan becomes the first state to adopt Centre's Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in all its urban local bodies (ULB). Almost 5 lakh conventional streetlights have been replaced with LED streetlights across the state.

Five Indian cities in the top 100 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index

Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi , Kolkata and Pune are the Indian cities that have made to the list of  top 100 cities in the sixth annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index. 

Chandigarh Administration, French Development Agency sign MoUs

Chandigarh Administration and French Development Agency (AFD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoUs) on Chandigarh Smart City Project and 'Technical Cooperation' in the field of Sustainable Urban Mobility. 

Arun Goyal appointed Additional Secretary in GST Council

Arun Goyal , senior IAS officer  has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. 

Race Course Road renamed as Lok Kalyan Marg

The Prime Minister's residential address will now be 7 Lok Kalyan Marg and not the famous Race Course Road with the authorities has approved the renaming of the iconic British-era road in posh Lutyens' Delhi.

ftCash, ICICI Bank team up to launch UPI for micro-merchants

Mobile payments and loans start-up ftcash, backed by IvyCap Ventures, is the first fintech start-up to launch Unified Payment Interface (UPI) for merchants in association with ICICI Bank.

Govt appoints ICICI Prudential AMC to manage new CPSE ETF