Thursday, 22 September 2016

Daily GK Update: 22th september, 2016 For All The Upcoming Exams

Delhi's Race Course Road renamed as Lok Kalyan Marg
i. Delhi's Race Course Road has now been renamed as Lok Kalyan Marg.
ii. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's residence is located on this road.

Mukesh Ambani tops Forbes' 100 Richest Indians list
i. Forbes India has released the annual India rich list and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes' '100 Richest Indians' list.
ii. India's richest pharmaceutical magnate Dilip Shanghvi remains at 2nd. Click here for more

Centre appoints three members to Monetary Policy Committee
i. The Centre has appointed 3 members to the Monetary Policy Committee. 
ii. They are Chetan Ghate, Professor, Indian Statistical Institute; Pami Dua, Director, Delhi, School of Economics; and Ravindra Dholakia, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. The members will have a term of four years

Ritu Rani retires from international hockey
i. Former Indian women's hockey captain Ritu Rani has announced her retirement from international hockey.
ii. The 24-year-old midfielder made the announcement in a mail to Hockey India president Narinder Batra.

Mohan M Shantanagoudar new CJ of Kerala
i. Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudar was sworn in as Chief Justice of Kerala High Court. 
ii. Governor Justice(Retd) P Sathasivam administered the oath of office to Justice Shantanagoudar, who was the acting Chief justice.

Girish Chandra Gupta sworn in as Calcutta HC chief justice
i. Justice Girish Chandra Gupta was sworn in as Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court.
ii. West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi administered the oath of office to Justice Gupta at the Raj Bhavan

Dhoni named captain of India's all-time Test XI by Wisden
i. MS Dhoni has been named as captain of the Wisden's all-time India Test XI team.
ii. The team was announced as India is all set to face New Zealand in Kanpur for their 500th test match. 

HDFC Bank named India’s most valuable brand
i. HDFC Bank has emerged as India’s most valuable brand for the third consecutive year, ranking first on the BrandZ Top 50 list released by WPP Group.
iii. HDFC Bank was followed by Airtel and SBI in the list.

Rafale deal cleared
i. The government has cleared the much-anticipated deal with France for 36 Rafale fighter jets which will cost 7.878 billion Euros.
ii. Last year, the original plan to buy 126 planes was scaled down to 36 due to the Air Force's urgent requirement.

SIEMA inks pact with Anna varsity
i. The Southern India Engineering Manufacturers’ Association (SIEMA) has inked an agreement with Anna University, Regional Campus, Coimbatore (AURCC) to work jointly on projects required for industries.

Industrialist Adi Godrej conferred Clinton Global Citizen Award
i. Industrialist Adi Godrej, the Chairman of Mumbai-based Godrej Group, was conferred the 10th Annual Clinton Global Citizen Award for leadership in business and philanthropy.
ii. The award recognises Godrej's leadership in transforming the intersection of business and philanthropy and making the Godrej Group a global example of what can be achieved through inclusive, sustainable business strategies.

Oxford tops the list as the world's leading university
i. In the latest Times Higher Education world rankings index, Oxford topped the list as the world's leading university, followed by the California Institute of Technology, Stanford and Cambridge.
ii. The United States had 63 institutions in the top 200, while the UK had 32 and Australia had eight. 
iii. Asian universities, with more rising up the list in 2016, the region's top institution National University of Singapore was ranked 24th. 

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