Daily GK Update 10th September 2016, Important Current Affairs

1. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has commissioned the offshore patrolling (OPV) vessel, Sarathi, at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL), the defense shipyard in south Goa.

2.  Haryana has bagged ‘Best Horticulture State’ award for the concerted efforts made by the state government to increase the income of the farmers in horticulture.

3. India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu created history by winning a gold medal in the men’s high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics. 

4. The Odisha government has launched the construction workers pension scheme. It ensures financial assistance of 300 rupees per month to all registered.

5. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 8 September 2016 cancelled the certificate of registration of five non-banking financial companies (NBFCs).

6.  For maintaining the records and database of Indian students studying abroad, Government of India has launched a Student Registration module in MADAD portal ( madad.gov.in). 

7. The US space agency, NASA, on 8 September 2016 launched OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer) spacecraft. The unmanned spacecraft, OSIRIS-REx, blasted off onboard a United Launch Alliance (ULA) Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

8. Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang has received 'Pangkor Dialogue Award 2016' in Malaysia for the efforts made by the people of the state for environmental preservation and promotion. 

9. Odisha bags 9th Global Agriculture Leadership Award 2016 at the National Level gathering of important stake-holders in agriculture development at the Agriculture Leadership Summit at Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi.

10. Explosive West Indies opener Chris Gayle launched his autobiography ‘Six Machine', which contains extensive details about his life and career. 

11. Defence Research and Development Organisation, DRDO will seek explanation and details from Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer over alleged payment of kickbacks in the 208-million US dollar jet deal inked during the UPA regime.

12. Dilip Kumar Mandal has been appointed managing director (MD) & chief executive officer (CEO) of IDBI Asset Management Company (AMC). 

13. The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has commissioned well-equipped offshore patrolling (OPV) vessel named ‘Sarathi’. It was commissioned by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) shipyard at Vasco in south Goa.

14. Mandi in Himachal Pradesh and Sindhudurg in Maharashtra have emerged the cleanest districts in India according Gramin Swachh Survekshan.

15. Fifteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani stormed into the pre-quarterfinals at the SangSom 6 Red World Championship in Bangkok .

16. In Tennis, world number one Novak Djokovic and third seed Stanislas Wawrinka have set up the Men’s Singles title clash of the US Open, the final Grand Slam of the season.

17. Government throws open the nomination process for the prestigious Padma Awards to general public; Citizens of India can now nominate achievers for the national awards. Padma awards, the most prestigious civilian awards can now truly be called people’s award. 


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