Current Affairs and GK Digest 10th September 2015

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Current Affairs and GK Digest 10th September 2015

1. Anirban Lahiri becomes 1st Indian golfer to qualify for President’s Cup

Anirban Lahiri - News Updates 10th September

Anirban Lahiri – News Updates 10th September

Ace Indian Golfer Anirban Lahiri has become the first Indian to qualify for the prestigious President’s Cup of Golf. World No.40, Lahiri qualified to this prestigious cup through automatic qualifications as team member of the International Team. The International team is set to take on United States team in the biennial Presidents Cup 2015 to be held at Incheon, South Korea. In season 2015, he has won 2 European Tour, 7 Asian Tour including the Hero Indian Open in 2015 and Malaysian Open. So far, he has won 11 National titles in India including Ahmedabad Masters and Haryana Open. Union Government has bestowed Arjuna Award on him in 2014. Read More

2. Haryana Government bans gutka, pan masala

Bans Gutka - News Updates 10th September

Bans Gutka – News Updates 10th September

Haryana government has completely banned the gutka, pan masala and other similar products containing tobacco in the state for one year from September 3, 2015. In this regard State Food and Drugs Administration has issued notification in the interest of public health. The ban includes manufacturing, distribution, storage and sale of gutka, pan masala, flavoured or scented tobacco, kharra and other similar products containing tobacco. The ban also includes mix of other ingredients such as heavy metals and anti-caking agents. These substances were banned due to presence of Nicotine which already has been added by state government in the list of poisons substances notified under Haryana Poison Possession and Sales Rules, 1966. Read More

3. Agriculture expert Ramesh Chand appointed as full time member of NITI Aayog

Ramesh Chand - News Updates 10th September

Ramesh Chand – News Updates 10th September

Renowned Agriculture expert Professor Ramesh Chand has been appointed as new full time member of National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. With this appointment he became third full-time member of NITI Aayog, Union Government’s think tank which had replaced the erstwhile Planning Commission. Besides Mr Chand, economist Bibek Debroy and former DRDO chief V K Saraswat are other two full-time members of NITI Aayog. Since 2010, Mr Chand has been working as Director of New Delhi based National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research (NIAP). Presently, he is also a member of a task force on Agriculture Development of NITI Aayog, chaired by its Vice Chairman Arvind Panagriya. The task force is mandated to formulate strategies for reforms, innovation and technology diffusion in agriculture sector and recommend strategies for re-invigorating agriculture in all its aspects. Read More

4. Seven Indians figure in Forbes Asia’s new list of Philanthropists

Seven Indians have featured in the new group of philanthropists in the latest 9th edition of Forbes Asia magazine in the Asia-Pacific region. The list has featured top philanthropists from 13 Asia-Pacific region countries for their individual noteworthy contributions to health and education sectors.. Seven Indians are Infosys co-founders Nandan Nilekani, Senapathy Gopalakrishnan and SD Shibulal have been featured in the list. Rohan Murthy, represented his father, Infosys co-founder NR Narayana Murthy as a philanthropist in the list. He had donated US 5.2 million dollars to Harvard University Press for promoting ancient Indian literary classics. Sunny Varkey who has pledge to donate half his fortune worth US 2.25 billion dollars as charity as a follow-up to the Giving Pledge Initiative, led by Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. Varkey is the founder of GEMS Education which is based in Dubai. It has a chain of 70 private schools in 14 countries. Read More

5. DRDO names new Director General, first woman in the role

In a first, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), will have a woman scientist heading an important cluster with the high rank of a Director General.
J Manjula, has been appointed the new Director General (DG – Electronics & Communications Systems or ECS) today. She will be one of the seven DG’s, who are heading different clusters within the DRDO, which has nearly 50 national laboratories and Institutes under its network.
A recognised expert in electronic warfare systems for Air Force, Manjula is an Outstanding Scientist and Director of Bengaluru-based DARE, Defence Avionics Research Establishment. Read More


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