Daily GK Update 14th September 2016, Important Current Affairs

1. Hindi Divas is being celebrated throughout the country today.

2. In Andhra Pradesh, the 3rd BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet begins in the Visakhapatnam today.

3. 105-year-old Kunwar Bai, who was felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for building toilet by selling off her goats, has been chosen as the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ mascot.

4. Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the Rio Games.

5. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) elected Aleksander Ceferin to succeed Michel Platini as president today.

6. Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be honoured with a humanitarian award by a prominent Jewish human rights organisation for promoting human dignity, interfaith relations and tolerance among people.

7. Andhra Pradesh has become the second state in the country after Gujarat to achieve 100% electrification of households.

8. Global online payment service provider PayU has acquired Indian payments technology player, Citrus Pay, for $130 million.

9. Writer Meghna Pant will be honoured with Kumaon Literary Festival's FON (Fellows of Nature) South AsiaShort Story Award in Nature writing in October for her short story "People of the Sun."


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