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Persons in News
 VK Sharma was appointed as chairman of state-owned Life Insurance Corporation of India
 West Indies opener Chris Gayle has launched his autobiography ‘Six Machine‘.
 A young Yazidi Nobel Peace Prize nominee woman Nadia Murad Basee Taha (23-year) has been appointed as
a UN Ambassador.
 General Manager of Allahabad Bank Atul Kumar Goel has taken charge as Executive Director (ED) in Union
Bank of India (UBI).
 World Bank President Jim Yong Kim (56-years) has won second five-year term after nominations to lead
the global development bank closed, no other candidates proposed.
 Scientist Narayana Murthy appointed as the director of DRDO(Defence Research and Development
Organisation) laboratory Research Centre Imarat (RCI),Hyderabad.
 Former Home Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram was appointed as Chairman of
the Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs.
 Former England batsman Graeme Hick (50-year)has been appointed as Australia’s new full-time batting
coach until March 2020.
 The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has appointed Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as
the brand ambassador of its flagship programme ‘Samajwadi Kisan Beema Yojana‘.
 Priyanka Chopra has become the first Indian star to enter the Forbes list of highest paid television actresses
in the world.Topped by Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara.
 Aleksander Ceferin has been elected the new president of UEFA, beating Michael van Praag in the race to
succeed Michel Platini.
 Anoop Kumar Sharma has taken the charge of the Chairman & Managing Director(CMD) of Shipping
Corporation of India (SCI) for a period of three years.
 State Bank of India (SBI) chief Arundhati Bhattacharya, ICICI Bank CEO and MD Chanda Kochhar
and Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma entered the list of 50 most powerful women based outside the United
States by Fortune magazine.
 A book titled ‘Shanti ki Talaash mein Zindagi‘ written by author and journalist Radhika Nagrath released by
Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul.
 Nagpur Girl Shristi sharma Sets Historic Ice Limbo Skating Record.
 Uttar Pradesh govt named Bollywood actress Vidya Balan as brand ambassador of the ambitious Samajwadi
Pension Yojana.
 Pakistan appoints Wasim Bari as manager of national cricket team.
 American swimmer Ryan Lochte has been suspended for 10 months and will miss next year’s world
championships for his part in a scandal involving the U.S. athlete and three other swimmers at the Rio
Olympics, the United States Olympic Committee.
 Dilip Kumar Mandal appointed as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of IDBI Asset
Management Company (AMC).


Former Italian PM Carlo Azeglio Ciampi passes away.
US playwright Edward Albee passed away.
Tony-Winning Director Jack Hofsiss Dies.
Noted animal rights activist Claude Lila Parulekar passes away.
Veteran Journalist Ramsewak Shrivastava Passes Away.

Awards in News
 Ujjivan Financial Services Ltd, a microfinance institution, has won the Platinum Award for Inclusive
Insurance at the SKOCH Insurance Awards 2016.
 Indian-American physician-author Abraham Verghese (61-year) whose work has emphasised empathy in
medicine has been selected for the prestigious National Humanities Medal 2015.


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 Ashok Leyland Board has approved a proposal to merge Hinduja Foundries Ltd (HFL)with itself.  The Cabinet approved setting up of the GST Council.  Haryana has won ‘Best Horticulture State’ award of the Indian Council of Food and Agriculture (ICFA) for the concerted efforts made by the state government to increase the income of the farmers in horticulture.  The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has launched “e-nivaran” (electronic resolution) facility for online redressal of taxpayers’ grievances related to refunds.  Reliance Communications (RCom) board has approved the company’s merger with Aircel.27 billion as on September 9.  Digital payment platform FreeCharge in partnership with Axis Bank has launched Unified Payments Interface (UPI) that allows instant transactions from a smartphone using a virtual payment address (VPA). in one of the biggest deals in the telecom space in recent times. Rajamahendravaram. flexi-funds in each CSS has been increased from the current 10% to 25% for states and 30% for Union Territories.  Tata AIG General Insurance Company Limited had joined hands with mobile payments’ company Paytm to provide health insurance to cab and auto drivers.  Indo-American Abraham Verghese to be honored by Barack Obama with 2015 National Humanities Medal.  T R Zeliang receives Pangkor Dialogue Award in Malaysia.Under the new norms. 2017.05 Billion. Ph2 .  The National Highways Authority (NHAI) reported that the government hadexpanded the number of lenders and wallets. over a month after introducing Twitter Sewa for redressal of telecom and postal grievances.  A revenge drama Ang Babaeng Humayo (The Woman Who Left) on 10 September 2016 won the Golden Lion for Best Film Award at the 73 Venice Film Festival. ITRs and PAN issues.  FreeCharge partnership with Axis Bank on September 12. Bypass road.  Indian Writer Meghna Pant to be honored with Kumaon Literary Festival’s FON – Fellows of Nature South Asia Short Story Award in Nature writing in October for her short story “People of the Sun.  Quikr acquires Stayglad.  Indian-origin scientist bags Lemelson-MIT Prize.”  Subramanian Swamy awarded ‘Tamil Ratna’ in US  Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has honored Renowned Odia cine actressJharana Das and Odishi dance guru Kishore Kumar Mohanty with the prestigious Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award 2016 for lifetime achievement. Economy/Banking/Finance  The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) announced India’s foreign exchange reserves went up to$371. its 8th buy in a year.  The government launched toll free number 1924 to register postal complaints.2016 launched Unified Payments Interface (UPI) that allows instant transactions from a smartphone using a virtual payment address (VPA)  The Union Finance Ministry has issued fresh flexi-fund guidelines for the Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS). which would decide on the rate of tax under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime likely to start from April 1.  Axis Bank has tied up with Faculty of Commerce at Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to offer specialised banking courses.  A Novel based on Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh titled “Into the Hidden Valley” authored by Stuart Blackburn has won 2016 MM Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction in the United Kingdom(UK).  Odisha bags Global Agriculture Leadership award 2016.  HP to Acquire Samsung Printer Business for $1.  Spiritual leader and The Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be conferred with Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s highest honour ‘the Simon Wiesenthal Humanitarian Laureate’. Novel titled “His Bloody Project” by Graeme Macrae Burnet has been shortlisted for the 2016 Man Booker prize.  Vijaya Bank has bagged the second prize under Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar (Region C) for the year 2015-16. 9848526526 Opp-Idea Show room. who could issue the electronic tags for vehicle.

Bypass road.  An agriculture museum has been inaugurated at Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya (IGKV) and it is touted as the first of its kind in any agriculture university in the country.It has been set up at a cost of Rs 4. wife of Admiral Sunil Lanba (Chief of the Naval Staff).  International Democracy Day is being observed on September 15 to raise public awareness about the democratic system. 551 crore.  Indian Navy’s 2nd guided missile destroyer “Mormugao” has launched at Mumbai’s Mazgaon Dock by Chief Guest Mrs.  The Telangana govt signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Goa government to help the latter in information technology (IT) development.  Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the water supply and irrigation projects worth ofRs 4800 crore under the Gujarat Vanbandhu Kalyan Yojna at Limkheda in Dahod district.  Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar launched a website to provide information on the celebration of 350th Prakash Utsav of the Sikh guru in 2017. 9848526526 Opp-Idea Show room.  Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has launched the re-designed website of Department of Defence Production (DDP) in New Delhi. National Affairs  The Union Water Resources Ministry (WRD) Uma Bharti and Agriculture Ministry Radha Mohan Singh has signed a MoU in New Delhi to encourage farmers of over 5. as per a report published by JM Financials based on a national level survey.  Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh inaugurated the ‘Startup Chhattisgarh’ scheme.  HDFC Ergo General Insurance Company (HDFC ERGO) has completed the acquisition of 100 percent shares of L&T General Insurance Company (L&T Insurance) for Rs. Hemis.  BRICS Environmental Ministers Meet held at Goa. Rajamahendravaram. BSE Ltd.  Mobile payment and commerce platform Paytm has tied up with the country’s largest rail ticketing platform IRCTC to enable digital payments for travellers.  Qatar National Bank (QNB) has received approval from India's regulatory authorities to open a branch in the country and begin operations.000 villages along the Ganga to take up organic farming . Gujarat on his 66th birthday anniversary celebrations. Ph3 .  A grand spiritual gathering that happens once in 12 years and is referred to as the“KumbhMela of the Himalayas” had begun in Ladakh’s biggest monastery.92 crore.This year’s theme is “Democracy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”.The theme for the year 2016 is Ozone and climate: Restored by a world united. which aims to give impetus to startup projects in the state.  Andhra Pradesh has achieved 100% household electrification after Gujarat.  The BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet (3rd edition) has started in Visakhapatnam. Andhra Pradesh.  The Union Ministry of Tourism has approved projects worth 500 crore rupees for integrated development of tourism in Jammu and Kashmir under Swadesh Darshan scheme. to commemorate the millennial birth anniversary of the scholar saint Naropa. India’s second-biggest stock exchange filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in order to list its shares on larger rival National Stock Exchange (NSE). The website has been developed by tourism department. Reena Lanba.  The 2016 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer was observed across the world on 16 September 2016.

to regulate direct selling and multi-level marketing businesses while prohibiting pyramid structures as well as money circulation schemes. Rajnath Singh (Union Home Minister) and Manohar Parrikar (Union Defence Minister) have been commissioned the offshore patrolling (OPV) vessel. Union Minister of State for Ayush (Independent Charge) Shri Shripad Yesso Naik and Union minister for Fertilisers and Chemicals and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Ananth Kumar inaugurated the National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine system (AROGYA) in Bengaluru. BRICS Wellness Workshop to held in Bengaluru. Haryana government approved a Rs 143 crore project for re-construction of Jawahar Lal Nehru (JLN) Canal system to achieve the goal of ‘Har Khet Ko Pani’ (water to every field). The Coast Guard was prepared an air enclave to step up aerial surveillance of Karnataka coast. which will conduct off-field trials for NRI boy. Bypass road. Itanagar.                      India – US economic summit began in New Delhi on September 14 to provide a valuable opportunity to assess developments across India-US trade relationship. Ph4 . The All IndiaFootball Federation (AIFF) in collaboration with SportsAuthority of India(SAI) has jointly launched an online portal for its Global Scouting Programme. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari laid foundation stone of Patanjali Mega food park in Mihan. The Union Govt has launched Urja Mitra Helpline through which customers can get information on power outages from distribution companies by dialing 14401. Himachal Pradesh govt signed a preliminary Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Singapore govt for developing a smart integrated township in Jathiadevi near Shimla airport.Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan released the ‘Direct Selling Guidelines 2016’ framework and has been sent to the states and Union Territories for adoption. The 2-day Indo-US Economic Summit will begin in New Delhi on September 13. “Sarathi” at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) shipyard at Vasco in south Goa. Rajamahendravaram. Model guidelines were issued for states in order to protect consumers from Ponzi frauds. The Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated Arunachal Pradesh’s first Pradhan Mantri Jan Aushadhi Store at Naharlagun. The Union Cabinet has approved to create the Higher Education Financing Agency(HEFA) to give a major push for the creation of high-quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions. Patanjali launches mega food park at Nagpur industrial hub. Committee formed to study issues related to Seventh Central Pay Commission. Gionee mobile phones signed an MoU(Memorandum Of Understanding) with the Haryana state government to set up its phone manufacturing hub in Haryana with an initial investment ofRs 500 crore. Mangaluru for helping in search and rescue operations and also to check maritime crimes. 9848526526 Opp-Idea Show room. The panel will be headed by DoPT(Department of Personnel and Training) secretary B P Sharma. Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra have emerged the cleanest districts in India according to a report released in New Delhi by Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Narendra Singh Tomar. economy and society. Free bus rides for Haryana girl school students announced by Haryana Transport minister Krishan Lal Panwar. The Much Awaited Spanish made Talgo train has successfully completed its speed trial in less than 12 hours between national capital Delhi and financial capital Mumbai which is four hours less than the fastest Rajdhani Express. The work would be completed by March 2018. The Punjab Cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has decided to abolish the stamp duty of two per cent levied on the immovable propertywhile awarding the power of attorney. Chief Minister of Kerala Pinarayi Vijayan has inaugurated the “Onam” (week-long) celebrations in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala).

The 28th and 29th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit was held in Vientiane. Slovakia to chart their post-Brexit future. from September 5. 9848526526 Opp-Idea Show room.  State-owned NHPC has entered a pact with BHEL for renovation and modernisation of 180 MW Baira Siul power station in Himachal Pradesh. 500per month.52 for the welfare ofdalits as part of its special assistance scheme. Laos from 6th to 8th September 2016. Pittsburgh. China completes the ‘world’s highest bridge’ Bipan River standing 1. Bypass road. Rajamahendravaram.  For maintaining the records and database of Indian students studying abroad.  Indian football giants East Bengal on 16 September 2016 won the Calcutta Football League (CFL) for the seventh consecutive time. The world’s first daily driverless bus service has started in Lyon. World’s first self-driving cars launched byUbers on the road in the Steel City. British surgeons have successfully performed the world’s first robotic operation inside the eye. Ahmedabad from May 22 to May 26. India is free from Avian influenza (H5N1). Chief Minister of Odisha Naveen Patnaik has launched a new pension scheme for construction workers at a function in Bhubaneswar(Odisha).As per the scheme. 300 per month while workers above 80 years of age will get the pension of Rs. India offers additional developmental assistance of one billion dollars to Afghanistan.  To enable people of Balochistan settled across the world listen to Balochi content from India. becoming the world’s longest bullet train network. Ph5 . Typhoon Meranti was the world’s strongest typhoon made landfall in east China’s Fujian Province . potentially revolutionising the way such conditions are treated. the construction workers above 60 years of age will get pension ofRs. 2017. Bakytzhan Sagintaev appointed as Prime minister of Kazakhstan by Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev on September 9. All India Radio launched a multimedia website and app of its Balochi radio service. International Affairs  A recent survey among the travelers revealed that Five Indian museums featured among the best 25 in Asia while Leh’s ‘Hall of Fame’ has topped the India list as a “must-visit” place. dairying and fisheries in the ministry of agriculture and farmers welfare has declared.  Government of India and the AfDB signed MoU to host the next annual meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group at Mahatma Gandhi Convention Centre.000 kms of track network in the country. Government of India has launched a Student Registration module in MADAD portal ( madad. Five-day Haj pilgrimage begins today in Saudi Arabia. Honoulu hosted IUCN World Conservation Congress feet above the ground. USA.                European Union (EU) leaders will meet in Bratislava. The Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horse in China topped the Asia list. France which will run in the city’s Confluence area.  World Suicide Prevention Day – September 10 2016. China’s high-speed railway has completed over 20. World’s longest bullet train network length of 2000kms established by China Railway. the department of animal husbandry. Godrej Properties Ltd has opened an international representative office in popularly known as bird flu.2016. Sports News  India has ended their campaign in the Track Asia Cup at 2nd position at the Cycling Velodrome in IG Stadium in New Delhi. causing widespread destruction.  Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti launched the “CM Scooty Scheme” for college girls.  The Social Justice and Empowerment Ministry sanctioned Rs.

 Indian football team jumps four places in latest FIFA rankings.  Indian kickboxer Sushmita Rai (Mazitar.  Gautam Gambhir-led India Blue has won the day/night Duleep Trophy Cricket tournament (55th season) played with a pink ball (5-day)in Greater Noida. Science & Technology  Disaster Relief Exercise ‘Ex SAHAYATA’ was inaugurated by Air Marshal RK Dhir AVSM VM ADC Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief.  India has won four golds. South Western Air Command at IAF headquarters in Gandhinagar.  Army Green defeated newcomers Neroca Football Club 6-5 on penalties to win the 128th edition of the Durand Cup at Ambedkar Stadium in New Delhi. 4–6.  Real Madrid registered a 5-2 win over Osasuna in the La Liga. one silver and five bronze medals in the International Table Tennis Federation Junior and Cadet Open Championships (ITTF)-2016 at Indore(Madhya Pradesh).  Swiss professional tennis player Stan Wawrinka (31-year) has defeated world no 1 and defending champion Novak Djokovic (Serbia) to claim a third Grand Slam title at the US Open tennis tournament 2016. marking a 15th straight league win.  Indian Railways Men Hockey Team won MCC Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament. at Cheongju in South Korea. Rajamahendravaram.  The Yudh Abhyas 2016 joint miliary drill between the Indian and US got underway at Chaubattia in Uttarakhand on Sept 15. 6–4 to win 2016 US Open Women’s Singles title.  Germany’s Angelique Kerber has defeated Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) by 6–3.  Pankaj Advani wins historic bronze at 6 Red Snooker World Championship. 2016. 9848526526 Opp-Idea Show room. Bypass road. East Sikkim) has won the Bronze medal at the World Martial Arts Masterships 2016. Ph6 . Gujarat on September 14.