Current Affairs and GK Digest 9th September 2015

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Current Affairs and GK Digest 9th September 2015

1. Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain’s longest-reigning Monarch

Queen Elizabeth - News Updates 9th September

Queen Elizabeth – News Updates 9th September

Queen Elizabeth II on 9th September 2015 became the longest-reigning Monarch of Britain and the longest-reigning female monarch in history. She surpassed the previous record held by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria who had reigned thousand-year-old dynastical institution of Britain for more than 63 years and 7 months. It should be noted that, presently Queen Elizabeth II (88 years old) is world’s oldest living monarch. About Queen Elizabeth II Queen Elizabeth II was born as Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on 21 April 1926. She acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 at the age of 25 after her father, King George VI died. Read More

2. Haryana Government sets minimum qualification for candidates in Panchayati Raj polls

Haryana - News Updates 9th September

Haryana – News Updates 9th September

Haryana Assembly has passed Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2015 that seeks to fix matriculation as minimum educational qualification for elections to Panchayati Raj institutions (PRIs). With this Haryana became second state in India after Rajasthan to fix educational and other qualifications for the candidates contesting Panchayat elections. Key provisions of bill General candidates contesting the Panchayat elections should have class X certificates i.e. matriculation as essential qualification. For Women (general) and Scheduled Caste candidates’, class VIII mark-sheet is mandatory. The educational qualification for SC candidates for the post of ‘panch’ is class V. Read More

3. India, Belarus set trade target of 1 billion dollar by 2018

Belarus - News Updates 9th September

Belarus – News Updates 9th September

India and Belarus have set the bilateral trade target of one billion dollar by 2018. The decision was taken at the Seventh Session of the India-Belarus Intergovernmental Commission held in Minsk, Belarus. The meeting was co-chaired by Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman co-chaired and her Belarusian counterpart Minister for Industry Vitali Mikhailovich Vovk. Key highlights Both countries noted the potential to step up cooperation in pharmaceuticals, machinery, energy, fertilizer, mining and tourism. They also agreed to facilitate business to business contacts to promote investment flows in the two countries. Both sides also expressed satisfaction in successful supply of equipment by state owned BHEL for the reconstruction of Grodno Power Plant-2 in Belarus. Read More

4. Andhra Pradesh launches e-Pragati to bring all government services under one roof

Andhra Pradesh by has e-Pragati, a comprehensive architecture to leverage the latest advances in e-governance tools. With this launch, Andhra Pradesh became first state in India to execute and conceive state-wide enterprise e-governance architecture. It is the rechristened version of AP State Enterprise Architecture (APSEA) that seeks to bring all state government services under one roof. Key facts The basic objective of e-Pragati is to provide an integrated One Governance that will be citizen-centric, transparent and effective by moving away from the traditional piecemeal approach. It has been developed in association with Information Technology (IT) giant Wipro. Read More

5. Weightlifter Deepak Lather wins gold in Commonwealth Youth Games

Indian weightlifter Deepak Lather won a gold medal in fifth Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) held in Apia, Samoa. He won the medal the 62 kg category after finishing with a total of 258 kg with 120 kg in snatch. He has created a new CYG record and 138 kg in clean and jerk. It is second gold medal India has won in in weightlifting at this edition of CYG. Earlier, Jamjang Deru had won the gold medal in the 56 kg weight category on the opening day of the event. In the fifth edition of Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG), India is being represented by 25 athletes competing in eight different disciplines out of total nine events. Read More


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