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Current Affairs September 2015

1. Pluto resembles Earth in new spectacular sunset panorama

A near-sunset appearance of the rugged, icy mountains and collapsed ice plains extending to Pluto’s border accoutrement 1,250 km breadth has larboard scientists abashed as it has a accustomed chill like we see on Earth.

Just 15 minutes afterwards its abutting access to Pluto on July 14 this year, New Horizons looked aback against the Sun and captured the near-sunset appearance which was down-linked to Earth on September 13. This new appearance of Pluto’s bow-shaped offers an angled attending beyond Plutonian landscapes with affecting backlighting from the Sun.

2. Newbies Gurkeerat, Aravind make into squad for India vs SA

Team appear for aboriginal 3 ODIs and T20 adjoin South Africa.

Young Punjab all-rounder Gurkeerat Singh becoming his beginning call-up into the Indian ODI aggregation while Karnataka left-arm seamer Srinath Aravind was a abruptness admittance in the T20 band best by the selectors for the bound overs adjoin South Africa.

The Sandeep Patil-led alternative board appear the teams for the three T20s and the aboriginal three ODIs adjoin the Proteas starting October 2 at Dharamsala.

3. PM Modi launches Rs 45,000 crore IPDS scheme to strengthen power distribution 

With a goal to provide 24-hour power supply to each and every house of the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday launched the National Integrated Power Development Scheme (IPDS).

(Union Power Minister – Piyush Goel)

OUTLAY

Rs 45,000 crore – Country

Rs 572 crore rupees – Varanasi

AIM

To provide 24X7 power supply to all by 2022

  • Strengthening sub-transmission and distribution system, including provisioning of solar panels
  • Metering of distribution transformers/feeders/consumer in urban areas
  • IT enablement of distribution sector and strengthening of distribution network as per CCEA approval dated 21.06.2013 for completion of targets laid down under Restructured Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme (RAPDRP).
  • Roof-top solar panel will be installed in government buildings.
  • IPDS will help in reduction in AT&C losses (Aggregate Technical & Commercial).
  • IT enabled energy accounting / auditing system will be established.
  • Two sub-stations will be set up in Varanasi to help improve power distribution infrastructure in the city.
  • Kashi street lights will be converted into LED lights.

4. Delhi will record world’s largest number of premature deaths due to air pollution

According to a aggregation of scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz by 2025 about 32,000 humans in Delhi will die inhaling attenuated air. Kolkata is traveling to be 2nd such city-limits while Mumbai getting 3rd. Altogether these 3 cities top the account of a lot of attenuated cities that will be accepting abortive deaths due to adverse particles like PM2.5 and O3 in the air.

  • UK had witnessed 15,500 humans to die through air abuse – majority 7438 due to agriculture.

5. ‘Metro Man’ E Sreedharan in UN high level advisory group

Elattuvalapil Sreedharan, Principal adviser of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) accustomed an allurement of United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to serve on his High-Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport (HLAG-ST).

(Nick name – Metro man)

The service period is three years and Sreedharan has accepted the offer who is also a Kerala State planning Board Member.

About E Sreedharan

  • Sreedharan was born on 12 June 1932 in Pattambi in the Palakkad district of Kerala.
  • Retired as Indian Engineering Service (IES) officer

Awards

  • Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2001
  • Named one of the Asia’s Heroes by TIME magazine in 2003
  • Chevalier de la Légion d’honneurin (highest decoration in France) 2005
  • Padma Vibhushan in 2008

6. Japanese lawmakers OK greater overseas role for military

Japan’s high alcove of Parliament accustomed arguable bills acceptance the country’s aggressive to appoint in across action in bound affairs — a above about-face afterwards seven decades of pacifism.

The 148-90 vote was the final hurdle for the measures, which will go into aftereffect aural almost the next six months. The lower aldermanic alcove anesthetized the bills in July.

The legislation reinterprets Article 9 of the Japan’s irenic post-World War II constitution, which outlaws war as a agency of clearing all-embracing disputes. The reinterpretation will now acquiesce the Japanese military, accepted as the Self-Defense Forces, to avert its allies in a bound role in conflicts abroad.

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1. Nepal adopts new Constitution

Nepal has adopted new Constitution appearance the country’s alteration to a civil and autonomous republic. The new Constitution was apparent by Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav at a appropriate commemoration captivated in Parliament at Kathmandu. Earlier the Parliament had absolutely adopted the new Constitution by a 507-25 votes in the 601 bench Constituent Assembly (CA) afterwards seven years of assiduous deliberations.

2. China launches newly-developed smaller version Long March-6 carrier rocket

The Long March-6 took off from a barrage abject in the arctic arena of Shanxi accustomed 20 ‘micro’ satellites.

China launches its own satellites as it continues to body a acquaintance aeronautics system, but as well carries out launches for added countries and bartering companies. China launched a new, abate blazon of rocket from its “Long March” ancestors which will be primarily acclimated for accustomed satellites aloft, accompaniment media reported, as the country contest advanced with an aggressive amplitude programme.

3. Jason Day wins BMW Championship, becomes world number

Jason Day claimed his fourth achievement in six starts and surged to the apple amount one baronial afterwards traveling wire-to-wire to win the BMW Championship by six shots.

The Australian bankrupt out his clash with a two-under-par 69 to accomplishment at 22-under 262 at Conway Farms, six bright of American amateur Daniel Berger (69) in the third of the PGA Tour’s four FedExCup playoff events.

4. Jagmohan Dalmiya, veteran cricket boss, dies at 75

An opener during his canicule as a club cricketer, Jagmohan Dalmiya, the administrator, agitated his bat through.

Jagmohan Dalmiya gave up on his dreams of arena austere candid in academy because of the abortive afterlife of his father.

5. Indian-origin 9-year-olds develop innovative parents-to-child payments app

‘Piggy banks are so endure century,’- these were the words of 9-year-old Kieran Mann who took to date at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Hackathon to bare an avant-garde parents-to-child payments app.

Mann, and 10-year-old Rohan Chopra, both of Indian origin, were the youngest of co-founders at the aberrant event. While we ability apprehend kids of this age arena out in the sun, this duo showed off the uber air-conditioned Beanstocks app that allows parents to alike allowances and payments for their kids that are absorbed to absolute coffer accounts.

6. Indian IT companies among world’s worst paymasters, Switzerland the best 

Indian IT companies are a part of the 10 affliction paymasters in the world, according to a survey. A mid-level IT administrator draws an boilerplate bacon of USD 41,213 while his Swiss analogue gets over four times more. According to application belvedere MyHiringClub.com’s Worldwide IT Bacon 2015 survey, India was ranked 7th on the account of everyman paymasters for advice technology (IT) managers, down by one position from endure year’s.

While Indian IT managers drew an boilerplate bacon of USD 41,213, Bulgaria topped the account with a meagre USD 25,680, followed by Vietnam and Thailand averaging at USD 30,938 and USD 34,423, respectively.

7. BPCL to start work on Rs.5000-crore project

State-run oil refiner Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) is all set to alpha plan on the petrochemicals circuitous in Kochi with all blooming clearances in abode and accepting a Rs.4,000-crore accommodation charge from State Bank of India.

“We accept all the permissions in abode from the Environmental Ministry and added authoritative authorities for the Rs.5,000-crore petrochemicals circuitous in Kochi. We achievement to resume plan and complete it as per agenda in 2018,” BPCL Chairman and Managing Director S. Varadarajan has said.

The Chairman aswell said the Kochi petchem activity is allotment of the Rs.1 lakh crore planned capex for the next 5 years, out of which Rs.40,000 crore will be spent on adorning accommodation accession alone.

8. Now, Airtel pre-paid customers to pay only per-second rates for calls

Airtel will move all its pre-paid adaptable barter nationally to the added affordable per-second bill plan.

Indian telecom above Bharti Airtel has confused all its pre-paid subscribers beyond the country to pay-per-second, ensuring barter pay alone for the time they use the network.

The move comes amidst regulator TRAI analytical whether there are any assessment affairs by the account providers wherein alarm drops in fact incentivise or account the companies.

“… starting today it will move all its pre-paid adaptable barter nationally to the added affordable per-second bill plan… this will advice ensure barter pay alone for the time they use the Airtel network,” the aggregation said in a statement.

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1. Rajasthan 5th state to pass Vexatious Litigation (Prevention) Bill: Heavy costs for ‘baseless’ cases

The Rajasthan accumulation anesthetized a legislation to barrier afflicting litigation, acceptable the fifth accompaniment in India to do so.

The Rajasthan Afflicting Action (Prevention) Bill, 2015, was anesthetized by articulation vote, to awning both civilian and bent cases in the top cloister and accessory courts.

Introducing the bill, Law and Legal Affairs Minister Rajendra Singh Rathore said: “Rajasthan will be the fifth accompaniment to accept such an act afterwards Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu and Madhya Pradesh.”

2. Cow becomes national animal of Nepal

Cow, which is angelic to Hindus, has been declared the civic beastly of Nepal in the country’s newly-unveiled civil Constitution. Nepal adopted a new Constitution afterwards years of political wrangling.

“As for the pro-Hindus, we accept fabricated cow our civic animal. Now, the beastly has built-in aegis and cow annihilation has aswell been banned. This accouterment had been removed from the aboriginal CA but we brought it back,” Krishna Prasad Sitaula, General Secretary of Nepali Congress who served as a key interlocutor in Nepal’s accord and Constitution-drafting process, told Kathmandu Post.

3. Bain buys Rs.1305 cr stake in L&T Finance

Bain Capital, the U.S. based clandestine disinterestedness firm, has acquired about 10 per cent pale (if warrants are adapted into equity) in L&T Finance Holdings for Rs.1,305 crore through two transactions.

This is allotment of Bain Capital’s action to abound its brand in India and L&T Finance Holdings’s plan to mobilise funds for growth.

4. Google launches online IT courses in India

Search engine behemothic Google and online apprenticeship aggregation Udacity launched IT courses in India, aberration alfresco the US to tap the country’s millions of software developers scrambling for jobs.

The brace teamed with Indian amassed Tata to action online abstruse training courses, absorption on teaching software developers to body apps for Android, the Google-backed adaptable operating system.

5. Indra Nooyi, Shobhana with Bhartia presented USIBC global leadership award

PepsiCo Chairman Indra Nooyi and Hindustan Times Accumulation administrator Shobhana Bhartia accept been presented with the 2015 All-around Leadership Accolade of the US India Business Council, for their charge to active a added across-the-board all-around abridgement and their roles as women leaders.

Nooyi and Bhartia were honoured with this celebrated anniversary accolade endure black during the anniversary bright of the USIBC, the acme advancement accumulation for India and American companies in the US.

6. Living a dream: Sania

CCI admiral Kekoo Nicholson presented Sania with the club’s associates agenda and mementos.

Accepting the Candid Club of India’s honorary activity associates actuality on Sunday, Wimbledon and US Open doubles best Sania Mirza batten of her family’s huge candid connect, apropos to the actuality that she is accompanying to above India captain, the backward Ghulam Ahmed, and is affiliated to Pakistan amateur Shoaib Malik.

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SPORTS

Indian wushu team wins 12 medals in 5th International Pars Wushu Cup in Tehran

  • The Indian wushu aggregation fetched a affluent booty of one gold, four argent and seven brownish medals at the 5th International Pars Wushu Cup in Tehran.
  • Budhachandra Singh won a gold badge in the 56kg category, assault Masod Ansari of Iran in the final. Mukesh Choudhry absent his final adjoin Asian Games gold-medallist Mohsen Seifi, while Rajani Deori went down to Sajas Abbasi of Iran in the acme clash.
  • In the endure edition, the Indian aggregation won two argent and three brownish medals in the clash at Zenjan, Iran.
  • Nineteen teams from 18 countries took allotment in this championship.

National-India

This year’s dengue toll stands at 17 as against last year’s 3

  • On a civic basis, the abstracts showed that 40,425 dengue cases were registered in 2014. As abounding as 27,668 dengue cases accept been registered till September 20 this year, according to a altered set of abstracts of the Union Bloom Ministry.
  • Only three humans had died of dengue in Delhi endure year as adjoin 17 this year, according to bloom abstracts released.

International Affairs

India Slips in Broadband Penetration Rankings: UN Report

  • India has slipped in all-around rankings on broadband assimilation but has fabricated slight advance in the allotment of individuals application internet in the country, according to a United Nations report.
  • India ranked 131 out of 189 countries on fixed-broadband subscriptions in 2014, a bead from the 125th rank a year before.
  • On alive mobile-broadband subscriptions, India ranked 155, a cogent bead from the 113th rank in 2013. India ranked 136th in individuals application the Internet in 2014, with 18 per cent individuals application the net, an advance over the 142nd rank in 2013 if 15.1 per cent individuals acclimated the internet.

Business Economy

India, US to launch innovation forum next year to boost trade

  • Days advanced of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appointment to the Silicon Valley, India and the US accept agreed to barrage a appointment next year to addition addition and accompanying two-way investment an trade.
  • The two countries will barrage a clandestine sector-led Addition Forum, which will serve as an added access through which the two governments seek clandestine area acknowledgment and ascribe for mutual discussions, the State Department said in a actuality area appear afterwards the cessation of the India US Strategic and Commercial Dialogue yesterday.

Science-and–Technology

Microsoft begins worldwide release of Office 2016

  • Microsoft Corp said it began the common rollout of Office 2016, the latest accession to its cloud-based cable account Office 365.
  • Microsoft said Office 2016 brings new versions of desktop apps for Windows including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook and Access and allows humans to coact and plan together.
  • Microsoft launched its much-awaited Windows 10 operating arrangement in July, advised to plan beyond laptops, desktop and smartphones, as allotment of Nadella’s advance appear acceptable aback absent amphitheatre in the tablets and adaptable arena.
  • The new Office 2016 apps are accessible in 40 languages and crave Windows 7 or after versions. Starting today, Office 365 subscribers can accept to download the new Office 2016 apps as allotment of their subscription, Microsoft said.

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National–India

PM Narendra Modi in New York for his second US visit

  • PM Narendra Modi accustomed in New York aboriginal on a five-day US visit, during which he will abode apple leaders at a battleground UN acceptable development acme and accommodated admiral Barack Obama.

Sports

 Sourav Ganguly appointed CAB president

  • Former Indian Cricket aggregation captain Sourav Ganguly has been appointed as President of Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB).
  • It was appear by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata in Kolkata. Sourav Ganguly will accomplish Jagmohan Dalmiya as the column collapsed abandoned afterward his death.
  • Prior to this appointment, Ganguly was the Joint-secretary of the CAB. Avishek Dalmiya, son of Jagmohan Dalmiya will now accomplish Ganguly as Joint-secretary of the CAB

US Baseball legend Yogi Berra passes away

  • Baseball fable Yogi Berra from United States has anesthetized away. He was 90.
  • Yogi Berra was built-in on May 12, 1925 in Missouri, US.
  • He is one of alone 5 players to win the American League Most Valuable Player Award for three times. He is broadly admired as one of the greatest catchers in baseball history. In 1972, he was adopted to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Business Economy

Mukesh Ambani India’s richest person for 9th consecutive year: Forbes

  • Industrialist Mukesh Ambani has been called as India’s richest being for ninth afterwards year in a row with a net account of 18.9 billion dollars in the 2015 Forbes magazine’s India affluent list.
  • Presently, Mr. Ambani is the Chairman, Managing administrator (MD) and better actor of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL).
  • It should be acclaimed that RIL is India’s additional a lot of admired aggregation by bazaar amount afterwards Tata Consultancy Services (TCS).

Honda makes history, sells over 1 million Activas in first 5 months

  • India has set new almanac by affairs over 1 actor of its flagship scooter Activa during the aboriginal 5 months of the accepted fiscal.
  • “The over 1 actor sale-mark makes Activa the better affairs bike in the country. April through August, we’ve awash 1,001,350 Activas, registering a advance of 20 per cent over the antecedent year.

Science-and-Technology

Opera browser updated with refreshed logo; new tools to be added soon

  • Opera is launching an entirely new visual identity before rolling out new tools in the coming months.
  • An internet veteran launched back in 1995, Opera was for a long time seen and adopted as alternative to Internet Explorer before Firefox and Chrome made it nearly obsolete. 

International Affairs

Alexis Tsipras sworn-in as Prime Minister of Greece

  • Alexis Tsipras of larboard addition Syriza affair has affidavit in as the Prime Minister of Greece. He was administered adjuration to the appointment by the President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.
  • It is additional time, Alexis Tsipras has affidavit in as the PM of Greece.
  • Earlier in January 2015, he had affidavit in for aboriginal acceptable youngest PM of Greece back 1865 at the age of 40

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Science-and-Technology

MOM completes one year of mission life around Mars

  • India’s globally acclaimed Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) aircraft aswell accepted as Mangalyaan has completed one year of the mission activity about Mars on 24 September 2015.
  • During the absolute one year, the aircraft had acquired a ample set of abstracts of the red planet application all 5 payloads army on it by commutual added than 120 orbits.
  • Mar Album contains accumulation of photos taken at capricious spatial resolutions by the Mars Colour Camera (MCC) adapted on lath of the spacecraft. It aswell contains after-effects acquired by added burden after-effects in a anatomy of accurate atlas.

Sports

WADA and China signed MoU on Performance Enhancing Drugs

  • The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the General Administration of Sport of China (GASC) on 22 September 2015 active a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Performance-Enhancing Drugs (PEDs).
  • The purpose of the MoU is to enhance the cooperation amid the WADA and Chinese authorities in eliminating actionable accomplish and accumulation of PEDs.

International Affairs

6.6 magnitude earthquake hits off east Indonesia

  • A able convulsion consequence 6.6 on Richter calibration has hit Indonesia’s eastern arena of Papua.
  • As per US Geological Survey (USGS), the epicentre of convulsion was centred 28 kilometers arctic of Sorong and it had occurred at a abyss of 24 kilometers. This underwater convulse had no abeyant of breeding tsunami after-effects forth adjacent coasts.

National-India

Union Government announces Special Assistance of Rs 1000 crore to Andhra Pradesh

  • Union Government has appear Appropriate Abetment of 1000 crore rupees to the Andhra Pradesh Government for development projects during the banking year 2015-16.
  • Union Government has provided appropriate abetment of 350 crore rupees for the development of 7 astern districts of Rayalaseema and North Coastal region.
  • Additional 300 crore rupees accept been allocated for the Polavaram Irrigation Project as per accoutrement of Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014 which had angled the accompaniment and creating new accompaniment of Telangana on June 2, 2014. 

Business Economy

Motorola ends exclusivity with Flipkart, partners Brightstar

  • Smartphone-maker Motorola has concluded its exclusivity with Flipkart. With this consumers will be able to buy its accessories from a added ambit of offline and online retailers through its administration accomplice Brightstar India.
  • Apart from Flipkart, the aggregation will advertise its articles online through added portals such as Snapdeal and Amazon from Friday, the aggregation said.
  • For the actual aboriginal time, back the addition of the Moto E in 2014, consumers who adopt walking into a abundance to buy their smartphones will be able to aces the Moto E 4G LTE off the shelf at baddest Airtel food beyond the country, it said.

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Bank Current Affairs

MUDRA credit camp on Sept 28

The banks in Dakshina Kannada commune will conduct a mega acclaim affected to acquit loans beneath the MUDRA arrangement of the Centre on September 28.

To popularise the arrangement and to acceleration up the cost of MUDRA loans, the Department of Financial Services beneath the Union Ministry of Finance has brash the active of all the bartering banks and bounded rural banks to barrage a attack from September 25 to October 2 for disbursing loans beneath MUDRA.

National-India

Rahul Gandhi is the ‘spoiled child’ of Indian politics, says BJP

“Rahul Gandhi is the baby adolescent of Indian politics. He doesn’t accept a truth; he has no acquaintance and anniversary day added affidavit comes that instead of aggravating to be a baton he has become India’s a lot of arresting mislead,” said BJP spokesperson, MJ Akbar.

He aswell hit out at Congress-led government in Karnataka for adjournment in convening affair of assembly to altercate aridity and farmers issues.

Akbar said, “What we are seeing is a arrangement of irresponsibility, whether the Congress is in ability as it is in Karnataka or area it is in action as it is in Delhi. It is behaving with complete absurdity beneath the all-embracing administration of Rahul Gandhi.”

International

Key suspects taken to Bangkok bombing site for re-enactment

Police in Thailand led two suspects to the arena of endure month’s Bangkok bomb bang for a re-enactment of their declared crimes on Saturday, a day afterwards badge said one of the men was amenable for burying the bomb that dead 20 people.

Police escorted the two men to the altar and a adjacent arcade capital in Bangkok.

The men, abandoned and cutting physique armour, absolved through the re-enactment, while bystanders were kept at a distance.

National badge agent Prawut Thawornsiri said on Friday one of the two men was the aforementioned yellow-shirted man apparent in aegis footage agreement a haversack at the altar moments afore the blast.

Sports

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis march into Guangzhou final

The US Open champions exhausted Israel’s Julia Glusshko and Swden’s Rebecca Peterson 6-3 6-4 in the semifinals of the $ 250,000 harder cloister tournament.

Sania and Hingis adapted 5 breach credibility and absent their serve alert in the bout which lasted one hour and 11 minutes.

The winners adored 5 breakpoints out of seven they faced and it accepted acute in the aftereffect of the match.

Sania has won 5 titles with Hingis this season, including US Open and Wimbledon. They aswell won three appellation in row at the alpha of the affiliation — Indian Wells, Miami and Charleston.

Sania had won her aboriginal appellation of the 2015 division with Bethanie Mattek-Sands in Sydney.

Science-and-Technology

iPhone 6s goes on sale

The new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hit food on Friday, with dozens of humans – and a apprentice – queueing in Sydney to bang off a all-around sales aeon that will be scrutinized for signs of how abundant abstract Apple Inc.’s covering artefact has left.

Sales of iPhones accounted for about two-thirds of Apple’s acquirement in the latest quarter. First appear in 2007, it is Apple’s acknowledged accessory to date.

The iPhone goes on auction in countries including China, , the U.K and the U.S.

Business Economy

Bajaj Auto finally launches quadricycle named ‘Qute’

Bajaj Auto launched its much-awaited RE60 quadricycle, which has been called ‘Qute’, at a free-on-board (FoB) amount tag of $2,000 (around ₹1.35 lakh).

Till then, the apple will drive on four-wheels (where Qute will be exported) and India on three-wheels (auto rickshaw),” said Rajiv Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Auto.

The car will be alien to 16 countries, including Turkey, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bangladesh, Kenya, Peru and Ecuador, starting aboriginal next ages and will alpha with about 100 units initially.

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