Thursday, 15 September 2016

Daily GK Update: 15th september, 2016 For All The Upcoming Exams

Nawazuddin appointed brand ambassador of UP farmers' scheme
i. The Uttar Pradesh govt has appointed Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui as the brand ambassador of its flagship programme 'Samajwadi Kisan Beema Yojana'.
ii. The scheme provides for cashless treatment upto Rs 2.5 lakh and Rs one lakh for organ transplant.

Jim Yong Kim heads for second term as World Bank president
i. Jim Yong Kim is heading for another five-year term as president of the World Bank.
ii. Kim, 56, has focused the World bank on programs to reduce extreme poverty.
iii. Kim's first term ends on June 30, 2017.

India Declares itself Free from Avian Influenza (H5N1)
i. The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare has declared India free from Avian Influenza (H5N1) from 5th September, 2016.
ii. India had notified outbreak of Avian Influenza (H5N1) on 09 May 2016 at Humnabad, Bidar district, Karnataka.

Priyanka Chopra among world's 10 highest paid TV actresses: Forbes
i. Bollywood queen Priyanka Chopra is in the top 10 in Forbes magazine's annual list of best-paid television actresses.
ii. Colombian-American actress Sofia Vergara topped the rich list for the fifth time in a row.
iii. Priyanka ranked 8th on Forbes' world's highest-paid actresses with an earning of $10 million.

US sign 38 billion dollars deal with Israel
i. The United States has signed a 38 billion dollars deal with Israel to provide the country with military assistance over a 10-year period. 
ii. The deal is the largest such agreement the US has ever had with any country. 

Hiroshi Nakagawa takes over as Chairman of Isuzu Motors India
i. Japanese automobile maker Isuzu today announced top-level changes in its Indian operations with Hiroshi Nakagawa taking over as the Chairman of Isuzu Motors India (IMI) with immediate effect. 
ii. Hiroyasu Miura, the former Chairman of IMI will take over as the Chairman & Managing Director of Isuzu Engineering Business Centre India Pvt Ltd (IEBCI) with immediate effect.

Gionee signs MoU with Haryana govt for investment of Rs 500 cr
i. Gionee mobile phones would now be manufactured in Haryana as the company today signed an MoU with the state government to set up its phone manufacturing hub with an initial investment of Rs 500 crore which, later on, would be increased to Rs 1,500 crore. 

Axis Bank, BHU team up for banking courses
i. Private sector Axis Bank has tied up with Banaras Hindu University (BHU) to offer specialised banking courses. 
ii. The bank along with the Faculty of Commerce at BHU will develop the design and curriculum of courses, besides deciding on e-learning modules, structure and courseware.

Ewan McGregor to receive Humanitarian award
i. Actor Ewan McGregor will receive the Britannia Humanitarian Award at the British Academy Britannia Awards in California next month.

Uttarakhand governor releases book by author Nagrath
i. Uttarakhand Governor K K Paul has released a book titled 'Shanti ki Talaash mein Zindagi' written in Hindi by Haridwar-based author and journalist Radhika Nagrath. 

Narayana Murthy named Director of RCI, DRDO
i. BHVS Narayana Murthy, an expert in Avionics has been appointed as Director, Research Centre Imarat (RCI), Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO), Hyderabad.

Vice President Ansari to represent India at NAM Summit
i. Vice-President Hamid Ansari will be representing India at the upcoming 17th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to be held at Margarita Island in Venezuela from September 17-18.
ii. India is one of the founding members of the Non-Aligned Movement and India hosted the 7th NAM Summit in 1983 in New Delhi. 
iii. The last NAM Summit was hosted by Iran in 2012.

India Blue wins 2016-2017 Duleep Trophy tournament
i. Gautam Gambhir-led India Blue has won the inaugural day/night Duleep Trophy Cricket tournament held in Greater Noida.
ii. In the final, India Blue defeated India Red, captained by Yuvraj Singh, by a massive 355 runs.
iii. Ravinder Jadeja, who bagged 5 wickets in the second innings, finished the game with a 10-wicket haul.
iv. Cheteshwar Pujara was named the Player of the Match.

India wins 6 medals on opening day of Track Asia Cup
i. Indian cyclists put up a commendable show on the opening day of the Track Asia Cup 2016, bagging 6 medals, including three gold and two silver and one bronze.
ii. The medal winners for India include Deborah Herold, Kezia Vargheese, Alena Reji, Rajkumari Devi, Nayana Rajesh and Anu Chutia.

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