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Bank GKCA Update 1 st to 30 th September www.testfunda.com Page 1 of 13 Starred Articles FMC to be merged with SEBI from September 28 Corporate > FMC- Sebi Merger The government notified the merger of commodities market regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) with effect from September 28. Source: http://www.businesstoday.in/markets/stocks/fmc-sebi-merger-from-sept-28-arun- jaitley/story/223375.html InSPA, global alliance of 107 sunshine countries to be launched in New Delhi India > InSPA The term InSPA was in news in the first week of September 2015 as the Union Government is planning to launch the global alliance on solar energy at a conclave in New Delhi. InSPA stands for International Agency for Solar Policy & Application. Its launch event is expected to be attended by 107 member countries that are located between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn including China and Australia. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/inspa-global-alliance-of-107-sunshine-countries-to-be- launched-in-new-delhi-1441346773-1 Teachers’ Day observed across India on 5th September Days > Teachers’ Day Teacher’s Day was observed on 5 September 2015.To mark the occasion, the president of India Pranab Mukherjee presented National Awards to meritorious teachers. Teachers’ day was created in 1962 to mark the birth anniversary of the second president of India Dr S Radhakrishnan, who was also an academician and teacher. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/teachers-day-celebrated-across-india-on-birth- anniversary-of-dr-s-radhakrishnan-1441623914-1 Cabinet allows 100 per cent FDI under automatic route for white label ATMs Politics and Government > White Label ATMs The Cabinet permitted 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under the automatic route for white label ATM operations, a move that is aimed at promoting financial inclusion. The decision was taken in the meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Source: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-09-09/news/66363714_1_atms-financial- inclusion-union-cabinet J Manjula becomes DRDO's first woman Director General India > DRDO's First Woman Director General Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) got its first woman director general with the appointment of J Manjula as director general, electronics and communication systems cluster. Manjula has the honour of being the first woman director general of DRDO cluster. She has been leading Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE), an establishment of DRDO, as a director since July 2014. 02 Sep 04 Sep 07 Sep 09 Sep 10 Sep

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    FMC to be merged with SEBI from September 28 Corporate > FMC- Sebi Merger The government notified the merger of commodities market regulator Forward Markets Commission (FMC) with Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) with effect from September 28. Source: http://www.businesstoday.in/markets/stocks/fmc-sebi-merger-from-sept-28-arun-jaitley/story/223375.html

    InSPA, global alliance of 107 sunshine countries to be launched in New Delhi India > InSPA The term InSPA was in news in the first week of September 2015 as the Union Government is planning to launch the global alliance on solar energy at a conclave in New Delhi. InSPA stands for International Agency for Solar Policy & Application. Its launch event is expected to be attended by 107 member countries that are located between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn including China and Australia. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/inspa-global-alliance-of-107-sunshine-countries-to-be-launched-in-new-delhi-1441346773-1

    Teachers’ Day observed across India on 5th September Days > Teachers’ Day Teacher’s Day was observed on 5 September 2015.To mark the occasion, the president of India Pranab Mukherjee presented National Awards to meritorious teachers. Teachers’ day was created in 1962 to mark the birth anniversary of the second president of India Dr S Radhakrishnan, who was also an academician and teacher. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/teachers-day-celebrated-across-india-on-birth-anniversary-of-dr-s-radhakrishnan-1441623914-1

    Cabinet allows 100 per cent FDI under automatic route for white label ATMs Politics and Government > White Label ATMs The Cabinet permitted 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under the automatic route for white label ATM operations, a move that is aimed at promoting financial inclusion. The decision was taken in the meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Source: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-09-09/news/66363714_1_atms-financial-inclusion-union-cabinet

    J Manjula becomes DRDO's first woman Director General India > DRDO's First Woman Director General Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) got its first woman director general with the appointment of J Manjula as director general, electronics and communication systems cluster. Manjula has the honour of being the first woman director general of DRDO cluster. She has been leading Defence Avionics Research Establishment (DARE), an establishment of DRDO, as a director since July 2014.

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    Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/j-manjula-becomes-drdo-s-first-woman-director-general/article1-1389078.aspx

    Hindi Divas observed on 14 September across India Days > Hindi Divas Hindi Divas (Hindi Day) was observed across India on 14 September 2015. The day was observed to promote the Matra Bhasha – the mother tongue of India and show its importance as a language in the country and the world at large. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/hindi-divas-observed-on-14-september-across-india-1442229522-1

    United Nations Champions of the Earth Award 2015 Awards > United Nations Environment Programme National Geographic Society (NGS) on 14 September 2015 was selected for the UNEP Champions of the Earth award in the Science and Innovation category. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/national-geographic-selected-for-unep-champions-of-the-earth-award-in-science-innovation-category-1442400490-1 Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 14 September 2015 won the United Nations Champions of the Earth Award for Policy Leadership to address the issue of climate change. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/bangladesh-pm-sheikh-hasina-won-the-united-nations-champions-of-the-earth-award-2015-1442397566-1 Natura Brasil on 13 September 2015 was selected for the 2015 UNEP Champions of the Earth award in the entrepreneurial vision category. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/natura-brasil-selected-for-2015-unep-champions-of-the-earth-award-in-entrepreneurial-vision-category-1442397642-1

    Government begins work on National Electricity Plan for 24x7 Power Politics and Government > National Electricity Plan Gearing up for its ambitious plan to provide 24x7 power to all, the government has started the process of drafting National Electricity Plan for next five years which will outline sector's projections, including generation. Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/energy/power/24x7-power-government-begins-work-on-national-electricity-plan/articleshow/49032688.cms

    International Day of Peace observed globally Days > International Day of Peace The International Day of Peace was observed on 21 September 2015 across the world to recognise the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire. The theme of International Day of Peace for the year 2015 is “Partnerships for Peace- Dignity for All.”

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    National Tourism Awards 2013-14 presented Awards > National Tourism Awards President Pranab Mukherjee on 18 September 2015 presented the National Tourism Awards 2013-14 at a function held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. The National Tourism Awards are presented annually by Union Ministry of Tourism to various segments of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry. These awards are being given since the early 1990s. The state of Gujarat was awarded for the Best State/UT for Comprehensive Tourism Development. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/national-tourism-awards-201314-presented-1442819680-1

    310 dead, 450 injured in Haj stampede in Saudi Arabia World > Haj Disaster At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage for 25 years. Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international/world-news/310-dead-450-injured-in-haj-stampede-in-saudi-arabia/articleshow/49088646.cms

    India, Iran and Afghanistan come together for international transit corridor Economy > International Transit Corridor India is looking to step up the pedal over its ambitious Chabahar port project in Iran by signing an international transit corridor agreement with Iran and Afghanistan. One of the reasons why the port project is important for India as it will facilitate access to Afghanistan, bypassing Pakistan. Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/economy/infrastructure/india-iran-and-afghanistan-come-together-for-international-transit-corridor/articleshow/49086363.cms

    India launches its first space observatory Astrosat India > Space India launched its first space observatory, Astrosat, from the country’s main space centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, becoming a member of the select group of space organisations to have a lookout in orbit after the US, Japan, Russia and Europe. The satellite was zoomed into space by a PSLV C-30 rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10am. Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/eye-in-the-sky-india-launches-its-first-space-observatory-astrosat/story-hoH7ar1JljmOYYcQmNdTUM.html

    World Tourism Day observed with theme One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities Days > World Tourism Day

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    World Tourism Day was observed across the world on 27 September 2015. The theme of the World Tourism Day 2015 is One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities. The theme wants you to talk Tourism and help to raise awareness of its impact on countries and communities around the world. It talks about its potential as a force for good and creating a better world for all. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/world-tourism-day-observed-with-theme-one-billion-tourists-one-billion-opportunities-1443415960-1

    Awards

    India won UNESCO's Award of Excellence 2015 for conserving Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple UNESCO Award of Excellence 2015 India on 1 September 2015 won the UNESCO prize Award of Excellence 2015 for conserving the Sree Vadakkunnathan Temple of Kerala. The award was given in the category of UNESCO Asia Pacific Heritage Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/india-won-unescos-award-of-excellence-2015-for-conserving-sree-vadakkunnathan-temple-1441190857-1

    Acclaimed writer Jhumpa Lahiri awarded with 2014 National Humanities Medal by White House Jhumpa Lahiri Short story writer and novelist Jhumpa Lahiri was on 10 September 2015 awarded with the 2014 National Humanities Medal by the White House, United States. The medal was conferred onto her by President Barack Obama at a ceremony at the White House. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/acclaimed-writer-jhumpa-lahiri-awarded-with-2014-national-humanities-medal-by-white-house-1441361487-1

    Gandhi Peace Prize conferred on ISRO Gandhi Peace Prize President Pranab Mukherjee on 9 September 2015 conferred Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014 on Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The award was conferred at a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/president-conferred-gandhi-peace-prize-on-isro-1441855337-1

    Indra Nooyi, Shobhana Bhartia awarded with 2015 Global Leadership Award of USIBC USIBC PepsiCo Chairman Indra Nooyi and Hindustan Times Group chairperson Shobhana Bharatia were on 22 September 2015 awarded with the 2015 Global Leadership Award of the US-India Business Council (USIBC).

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    They were honoured for their roles as top women leaders in the Business world and their commitment to drive a more inclusive global economy. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/indra-nooyi-shobhana-bhartia-awarded-with-2015-global-leadership-award-of-usibc-1443010407-1

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    After SBI proposal, all public banks may get to share profits with staff SBI India's largest lender State Bank of India's proposal to share 3-5 per cent of net profit with its employees as an incentive may encourage the government to extend the initiative to all state-run banks, a move which might drive reforms and attract young talent to state-run banks. Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/after-sbi-proposal-all-public-banks-may-get-to-share-profits-with-staff/articleshow/48783312.cms

    Cash withdrawal limit at point of sale machines may go up to Rs 5,000 POS Machines If the finance ministry has its way, you will soon be able to withdraw Rs 5,000 through point of sale machines at shops, up from Rs 2,000 now. This can potentially bring down the use of automated teller machines (ATMs) to just large-value transactions. Source: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-09-03/news/66178559_1_cash-withdrawal-limit-finance-ministry-machines

    Lack of bank sponsors hit white label ATMs White Label ATMs Non-banking entities operating automated teller machines, known as white label ATM operators, are struggling to meet the targets set by the Reserve Bank of India, mainly because they are unable to find banks to sponsor such ATMs in small towns. Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/lack-of-bank-sponsors-hit-white-label-atms/articleshow/48849363.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst

    National Payments Corporation of India to launch RuPay credit card in one year RuPay Credit Card The National Payment Corporation of India (NPCI), an umbrella institution for retail payments, will launch a 'Mudra' card, a credit card and an international card. NPCI had launched the RuPay payment scheme earlier Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/industry/banking/finance/banking/national-payments-corporation-of-india-to-launch-rupay-credit-card-in-one-year/articleshow/48858163.cms

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    OSCB begins 'Banks on Wheels' service in remote areas Banks of Wheels To reach the farmers and other people in remote areas of the state, the Odisha State Cooperative Bank Limited (OSCB) launched 'Banks of Wheels' scheme in 20 backward blocks covering 16 districts. Source: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-09-09/news/66363482_1_wheels-chief-minister-naveen-patnaik-banks

    Paytm plans to launch payments bank by March Paytm Mobile payments and commerce company Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma, who received in-principle nod from the RBI to set up a payments bank, is planning to start the bank this fiscal year itself. Source: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-09-23/news/66822490_1_payments-bank-mobile-payments-in-principle-nod

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    Mukesh Ambani India's richest for 9th year Mukesh Ambani Industrialist Mukesh Ambani was named India's richest for ninth year in a row with a net worth of USD 18.9 billion even as his wealth dipped by USD 4.7 billion in a year. Source: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-09-24/news/66854883_1_net-worth-usd-12-kumar-mangalam-birla

    Days

    World Suicide Prevention Day observed on 10th September World Suicide Prevention Day World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) was observed on 10 September 2105. The theme for the day was - Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives. The theme aims to reduce the stigma around talking about suicide prevention. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/world-suicide-prevention-day-observed-with-theme-preventing-suicide-reaching-out-and-saving-lives-1441880427-1

    International Day of Democracy observed with the theme Space for Civil Society International Day of Democracy

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    The International Day of Democracy was observed on 15 September 2015 across the world with the theme Space for Civil Society. The theme was chosen to highlight the fact that space for civil society organizations is shrinking in a range of countries covering every continent in recent years. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/international-day-of-democracy-observed-with-the-theme-space-for-civil-society-1442476568-1

    World Rhino Day observed across the world World Rhino Day The World Rhino Day was observed on 22 September 2015. The day is observed to celebrate all five species of rhino and they are Black, White, Greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos. The World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/world-rhino-day-observed-across-the-world-1443004775-1

    India

    Karnataka gets its first IIT in Dharwad, classes from 2016-17 IITs After a long wait of nearly 17 years, Karnataka will finally get an Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) of its own in the city of Dharwad making it the last south Indian state to get an IIT. Classes at IIT Dharwad are expected to commence as early as from the next academic session i.e. 2016 - 2017 at a temporary campus on the Water and Land Management Institute (WALMI) premises. Source: http://www.indiaedunews.net/karnataka/karnataka-gets-its-first-iit-in-dharwad-classes-from-2016-17.html

    7/11 blast victims demand death penalty for accused 7/11 blast Victims and survivors of the 2006 Mumbai train bombings on Friday demanded death penalty for the 12 of the 13 convicted by a Special Court. Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/711-blasts-verdict-victims-demand-death-penalty-for-accused/article7641479.ece

    Nana Patekar established Naam Foundation to fund drought relief for farmers Naam Foundation To provide aid to farmers to overcome drought conditions, Actor Nana Patekar in third week of September 2015 established an organization named Naam Foundation. The foundation will collect the contributions from people and for this purpose Nana Patekar has opened a bank account with State Bank of India, where people can deposit money for the cause.

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    Haryana's E-Vidyavahini computer literacy vehicle launched Computer Literacy Taking forward the 'Digital India Mission' of PM Narendra Modi, the deputy commissioner of Faridabad district in Haryana has launched 'E-Vidyavahini,' a computer literacy vehicle that will travel to the urban and rural belts of the district. Digital Literacy Bus ‘E-Vidyavahini' was dedicated to the people by Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on September 5. The bus, prepared with an investment of Rs 35 lakhs, is aimed to start the computer training on wheels. It is equipped with 20 laptops, one LCD and is connected with internet facility and can enable computer learning for 20 students at a time. Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tech/tech-news/Haryanas-E-Vidyavahini-computer-literacy-vehicle-launched/articleshow/49023075.cms

    Air India plans world's longest non-stop commercial flight Air India Air India could soon be operating the world's longest nonstop commercial flight. The airline is planning to link the IT hotspots of India and US — Bengaluru and San Francisco (SFO) — which are almost 14,000 km apart. Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/49041389.cms

    PM Modi to host G-4 meet in New York to push for UNSC reforms G-4 meet India announced a summit of G-4 countries, the leading proponents of UN Security Council expansion, shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival in the US. The summit, which was mooted by India, will be hosted by Modi at the hotel Waldorf Astoria and will be attended by Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/pm-modi-to-host-g-4-meet-in-new-york-to-push-for-unsc-reforms/story-lcggSKlKNedujDW3Tq7yYO.html

    India, US sign $3-billion deal for Apache,Chinook copters India, US Deal India signed a nearly $3 billion deal for purchase of 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing and the US government. The first helicopter is likely to be handed over to India in the next three to four years. Source: http://www.hindustantimes.com/india/india-us-sign-deals-for-apache-chinook-copters/story-DHIaRilgrBfprx0qewSPJJ.html

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    Politics and Government

    Govt cancels Greenpeace India's FCRA licence, NGO says determined to fight order Greenpeace Licence Government cancelled the registration of Greenpeace India under the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) for its activities which allegedly hampered country's economic growth. Source: http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-govt-cancels-greenpeace-india-s-fcra-licence-ngo-says-determined-to-fight-order-2121665

    Government, TISS ink pact for skill development GoAP TISS Pact The Government of Andhra Pradesh (GoAP) has signed a MoU with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in Visakhapatnam on Saturday in the presence of Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu and Minister for Education and HRD Ganta Srinivas Rao. The MoU envisages implementation of ‘Andhra Pradesh University Students Employability Skill Development Programme’, a flagship initiative of GoAP. Source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Vijayawada/govttiss-ink-pact-for-skill-development/article7620564.ece

    Union Government announced One Rank One Pension scheme for ex-servicemen One Rank One Pension The Union Government on 5 September 2015 announced One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme for ex-servicemen. The scheme was pending for nearly four decades. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/union-government-announced-one-rank-one-pension-scheme-for-exservicemen-1441601356-1

    DGFT Launches "Niryat [email protected] Desktop" An Online Certificate Programme in Export Import Business Niryat Bandhu Commerce Secretary, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, launched Niryat Bandhu @ Your Desktop an online certificate programme in export import business under the Niryat Bandhu Scheme of the Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT), Department of Commerce. Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-cm/dgft-launches-niryat-bandhu-your-desktop-an-online-certificate-programme-in-export-import-business-115090900318_1.html

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    India, Indonesia sign pact to cooperate on criminal matters India, Indonesia Pact India and Indonesia have signed a pact for repatriation of each other's wanted prisoners and cooperate in all criminal matters, including gathering evidence. Under the agreement, India will execute summons to an accused person or to any person requiring to attend and produce documents or a search-warrant issued by an Indonesian court. Source: http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/india-indonesia-sign-pact-to-cooperate-on-criminal-matters-115090901154_1.html

    Union Cabinet approves National Offshore Wind Energy Policy National Offshore Wind Energy Policy The Cabinet has cleared the policy to generate electricity from offshore windmills. India is already among the world's top producers of electricity from windmills on land, with a capacity of more than 23,000 mw, but extending the success to offshore regions has not made much progress so far. Source: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-09-10/news/66396901_1_wind-energy-offshore-windmills-wind-power

    Gujarat goes the e-way, makes system transparent E-services Gujarat is next only to the Central government in terms of use of e-services for governance. The state government has been increasingly using information and communication technologies for making the system more transparent and ensure speedy redressal of people’s grievances. Over 500 services are available through e-governance in the state. Source: http://www.financialexpress.com/article/industry/companies/gujarat-goes-the-e-way/138740/

    Alexis Tsipras hails 'victory of the people' in Greece election Greece Election Greece's Alexis Tsipras has said his left-wing Syriza party has a "clear mandate" after winning a second general election in less than nine months. Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34307795

    Union Government released National Health Profile 2015 National Health Profile 2015 The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda on 22 September 2015 released the National Health Profile (NHP) 2015 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI). The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/union-government-released-national-health-profile-2015-1443008464-1

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    India to 'hike green energy targets' to combat climate change Renewable Energy India promises to hike renewable energy targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, in long-awaited pledges to be announced next week for upcoming UN climate change talks. India will increase solar and wind energy capacity but it's unclear whether it will commit to a timeline for reducing its overall carbon emissions blamed for climate change. Source: http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-09-24/news/66854780_1_nationally-determined-contributions-indcs-climate-change

    Union Government appointed four Brand Ambassadors for Digital India Programme Digital India Programme Union Government on 29 September 2015 announced that four brand ambassadors for Digital India programme have been appointed. These are:

    Satwat Jagwani, All India IIT-JEE —Advanced Topper -2015 (Student)

    Krati Tiwari, All India IIT-JEE —Advanced Girl Topper -2015 (Student)

    Ankit Fadia, Author & Ethical Hacker

    Pranav Mistry, Samsung USA (Computer Scientist & Author of 6th Sense)

    The services of these Brand Ambassadors will be used for generating mass awareness for the programme for a period of one year since their nomination. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/union-government-appointed-four-brand-ambassadors-for-digital-india-programme-1443598241-1

    Science & Technology

    NASA and ISRO jointly working on NISAR mission NISAR Mission NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) is a dedicated US and Indian InSAR mission, in partnership with ISRO, optimized for studying hazards and global environmental change. As part of it NISAR satellite, which will be the first radar imaging satellite to use dual frequency, is expected to be launched during the year 2021. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/nasa-and-isro-jointly-working-on-nisar-mission-1441351261-1

    Mangalyaan turns one, ISRO celebrates birthday ISRO India's globally acclaimed Mars mission completed one year today with Indian Space Research Organisation releasing the Mars Atlas to mark the feat of the Orbiter whose life is now expected to last many more years.

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    Sports

    Gagan Narang achieves No.1 spot in Asian ranking, Jitu Rai is No.2 Shooting Having rediscovered his old form, Olympic medallist Gagan Narang of India has achieved the number one spot in men's 50m rifle prone shooting category in Asia. Jitu Rai has achieved the number two spot. Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/sports/gagan-narang-achieves-no-1-spot-in-asian-ranking-jitu-rai-is-no-2/articleshow/48834524.cms

    Indians bag two bronze medals in Commonwealth Youth Games Commonwealth Youth Games India won two bronze medals from track and field events on Wednesday, which was a relatively quiet day for India on the third day of competitions in the 5th Commonwealth Youth Games. Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/more-sports/others/Indians-bag-two-bronze-medals-in-Commonwealth-Youth-Games/articleshow/48886222.cms

    Virat Kohli becomes co-owner of Roger Federer's team in ITPL International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) India Test captain Virat Kohli is becoming quite the entrepreneur when it comes to sports leagues. After his maiden venture in partnering with the Indian Soccer League (ISL) franchise FC Goa last year, Kohli has now taken a dip in the tennis pool, becoming a co-owner of the UAE Royals team in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). The team will feature 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer this season. Source: http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/74665/virat-kohli-becomes-co-owner-of-roger-federers-team-in-itpl

    BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya passes away Jagmohan Dalmiya BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya, aged 75, passed away late on Sunday in Kolkata. The veteran cricket administrator had suffered a cardiac arrest recently and was undergoing treatment. Dalmiya was a well-known cricket administrator and former ICC President as well. He is credited largely with bringing in money into Indian cricket during his initial years with the Board and making the BCCI, one of the foremost financially strong cricket boards in the world. Source: http://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news/74794/bcci-president-jagmohan-dalmiya-passes-away

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    Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Ghangzhou Open Women’s Doubles title Tennis Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on 26 September 2015 won the Guangzhou Open title of tennis. The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair defeated the Chinese pair of Xu Shilin and You Xiaodi 6-3, 6-1 in the summit clash held at Guangzhou of China. It was Sania's seventh title of the 2015 season and sixth with Hingis. Source: http://www.jagranjosh.com/current-affairs/sania-mirzamartina-hingis-won-ghangzhou-open-womens-doubles-title-1443410756-1

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