Daily Current Affairs Updates– 12th September 2015

    Daily Current Affairs – 12th September
    Daily Current Affairs Updates– 12th September 2015 :
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    1).An international research team led byNicolas Gruber, a professor atETH Zurichdiscovered thatAntarctic Ocean has been absorbing increasing levels ofCarbon Dioxide (CO2) over the past decade
    ·        CO2  – a potentGreenhouse Gas (GHG)
    ·        Antarctic Ocean’s carbon sink has become much stronger
    ·        Thiscarbon sink might have begun to saturate due to increase in CO2 absorbing levels
    ·        Antarctic Ocean (Southern Ocean) seasonally absorbs vast amount of CO2 from the atmosphere and releases it back later in the year
    ·        The seas surrounding Antarctica absorb significantly more CO2 than they release on an annual average
    ·        These seas help to remove a large part of CO2 that human activities emit into the atmosphere thus slowing down the GHG in the atmosphere lessening the rate of climate change
    ·        Antarctic Ocean accounts for40% of global oceanicuptake CO2

    2). The Road Transport and Highways MinisterNitin Gadkari announced the decision to add50,000 km of roads to theNational Highways(NH) network
    ·        This is more thantwice the length that the NDA Government had added and3 timesof what the UPA government added
    ·        In the past15 months the government has added about7000km of roads to the NH length

    3).Indra Nooyi, CEO ofPepsico is the sole Indian-origin executive in Fortune’s50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2015 list
    ·        Top 10 Business Women in the list are as follows
    a.   Mary Barra – CEOGeneral Motors
    b.   Indra Nooyi – CEOPepsico – in 2014 she was in the 3rdposition
    c.   Ginni Rometty – CEOIBM
    d.   Marillyn Hewson – CEO, Chairman and President ofLockheed Martin
    e.  Ellen Kullman – CEO and Chairman ofDuPont
    f.     Abigail Johnson – CEO and President ofFidelity Investments
    g.   Meg Whitman – CEO, Chairman and President ofHewlett-Packard(HP)
    h.  Sheryl Sandberg – COO ofFacebook
    i.     Irene Rosenfeld – CEO and Chairman ofMondelez International
    j.     Phebe Novakovic – CEO and Chairman ofGeneral Dynamics

    4).JK Tyre& Industries and its Singapore armJK Asia Pacific Singapore Pvt. Ltd. acquired100% equity inCavendish Industries Ltd. (CIL) forRs. 2,200 crore
    ·        CIL is a subsidiary firm ofKesoram Industries Ltd. (KIL)
    ·        CIL carries out a tyre business with its base atLaksar, Haridwar .
    ·        It manufactures a wide range of tyres, tubes and flaps

    5).Rakesh Sharma appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) ofCanara Bank
    ·        Previously he was CEO and MD ofLakshmi Vilas Bank since March 2014
    ·        He had helped the Lakshmi Vilas Bank to excel in all parameters in 18 months

    6). The2015 Singapore General Electionswas won by thePeople’s Action Party(PAP) led by Prime MinisterLee Hsien Loong
    ·        The PAP won a majority of83 seats out of the total89Parliamentary seats
    ·        The oppositionWorker’s Party won6seats
    ·        Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong won from theAng Mo Kioconstituency
    ·        According to the Elections Department PAP had won69.86%of the total votes cast
    ·        With this win the PAP has secured their14thconsecutive term in office since1965
    ·        This 2015 Singapore General Elections was the country’s 1st election after the demise of its 1st Prime MinisterLee Kuan Yew

    7). Indian GolferAditi Ashok won theSingha Thailand Amateur ChampionshipTitle
    ·        She defeated the following players to win this title
    a.   Gennai Goodwin – Australia
    b.   Chakansim Khamborn – Thailand
    ·        This is her3rdinternational victory in 2015
    ·        She is currently the leader ofIndian Golf Union Ladies Order of Merit
    ·        The other 2 international wins of Aditi Ashok are as follows
    a.   St. Rule Trophy at St. Andrews
    b.   Ladies British Amateur Stroke Play Championship in England

    8).Leander Paes (India) andMartina Hingis (Switzerland) won theUS Open Mixed Doubles Title 2015
    ·        They defeatedBethanie Mattek-Sands andSam Querrey of USA
    ·        This is the17th Grand Slam victory for Leander Paes
    ·        They became the1stteam to win3Grand Slam mixed doubles titles in the same season at the US Open since1969
    ·        The previous 2 wins of this team in this season are as follows
    a.  Australian Open Finals 2015 – by defeatingDaniel Nestor andKristina Mladenovic
    b.   Wimbledon title 2015 – by defeatingAlexander Peya andTimea Babos
    ·        With this win Leander Paes now has8 men’s doubles and9 mixed doubles titles to his credit
    ·        He has beat former partnerMahesh Bhupathi’s record of8 mixed doubles titles
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