15 Sep 2016

Current Affairs Smart-Liners

Current Affairs Smart-Liners
Current Affairs Smart-Liners 15th September 2016:
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DAYS TO REMEMBER:
  • 15 September: International Day of Democracy

NATIONAL
  • 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' mascot made Kunwar Bai
  • Agriculture museum inaugurated in Chhattisgarh
  • 'Free flights for India Olympics, Paralympics winners'
  • 'India to be 3rd largest construction market by 2025'
  • Dharamshala International Film Festival to be held in Nov
  • India has declared itself free from bird flu.

INTERNATIONAL
  • Strongest typhoon in 21 years hits Taiwan
  • UEFA elected Aleksander Ceferin as president
  • Headscarf emoji was designed by Saudi girl
  • 'Museum of Illusions' opens in Slovenian capital
  • Zurich named world's most sustainable city

BANKING NEWS
  • Axis Bank has tied up with Banaras Hindu University (BHU) for banking courses
  • India’s microfinance sector sees 60% growth in FY16
  • SBI, PNB, IDFC, & Paytm will issue electronic tags

BUSINESS NEWS
  • Reliance Communications and Aircel to be merged to create 4th largest telco

AGREEMENTS & MoUs
  • Gionee signs MoU with Haryana to set up its phone manufacturing hug
  • U.S. and Isreal sign $38 bn military deal
  • India and Afghanistan signed 3 MoUs

APPOINTMENTS
  • N Siddiqui appointed as the brand ambassador of 'Samajwadi Kisan Beema Yojana'
  • Hiroshi Nakagawa as the Chairman of Isuzu Motors India
  • Indo-American woman to be federal judge

AWARDS
  • Indian origin wins award for radio waves
  • The 2015 National Medal of Arts recipients

National Medal of Arts
Ø  Mel Brooks, Actor, Comedian and Writer
Ø  Sandra Cisneros, Author
Ø  Eugene O’Neill Theater Center
Ø  Morgan Freeman, Actor
Ø  Philip Glass, Composer
Ø  Berry Gordy, Record Producer & Songwriter
Ø  Santiago Jiménez, Jr., Musician
Ø  Moises Kaufman, Director & Playwright
Ø  Ralph Lemon, Dancer, Choreographer, Writer, & Visual Artist
Ø  Audra McDonald, Actress & Singer
Ø  Luis Valdez, Playwright, Actor, Writer & Director
Ø  Jack Whitten, Painter
National Humanities Medal
Ø  Rudolfo Anaya, Author
Ø  José Andrés, Chef & Entrepreneur
Ø  Ron Chernow, Author
Ø  Louise Glück, Poet
Ø  Terry Gross, Radio Host & Producer
Ø  James McBride, Author
Ø  Louis Menand, Author
Ø  Elaine Pagels, Historian & Author
Ø  Prison University Project, Higher Education Program
Ø  Abraham Verghese, Physician, Professor & Author
Ø  Isabel Wilkerson, Journalist & Author

  • Meghna Pant won the Fellows of Nature South  (FON) Asia Short Story Award
  • 7 women get M.S. Subbulakshmi Awards

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
  • Indian scientists recycle fish scales into green energy

SPORTS NEWS
  • Indian cyclists bag 6 medals on opening day of 2016 Track Asia Cup
  • India Blue wins 2016-2017 Duleep Trophy tournament

OBITUARY
  • Umpire arunachalam passes away
 

 

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