World Tourism Day: 27 September
i. The World Tourism Day (WTD) is being observed annually on 27th September to raise awareness about the importance of tourism.
ii.Theme for the World Tourism Day is - "Tourism for all promoting universal accessibility’.
CSIR celebrates its platinum jubilee
i. India's largest civilian research and development agency Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, CSIR is celebrating its platinum jubilee.
ii. The platinum jubilee celebrations will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is also the President of CSIR.
Govt removes Sushil Muhnot as CMD of Bank of Maharashtra
i. The Centre has removed Sushil Muhnot from the post of Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Maharashtra.
ii. The head office of Bank of Maharashtra is in Pune.
Vijay Kelkar elected president of Indian Statistical Institute
i. Former petroleum secretary Vijay Kelkar has been elected as a president of the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).
ii. Vijay Kelkar has succeeded former RBI governor C Rangarajan.
Sachin, Amitabh in new Swachh Bharat campaign
i. The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has launched an ad campaign featuring Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar, for the Swachh Bharat Mission.
ii. Under this campaign, three ad films featuring.
Pakistan assembly passes marriage bill protecting Hindu women’s rights
i. Pakistan’s lower house of parliament has passed a landmark bill giving its small Hindu minority the right to register marriages.
Veerappa Moily-led parliamentary panel to examine merger of budgets
i. The parliamentary committee headed by the Congress MP M Veerappa Moily, has been constituted to review the all budgetary reforms.
ii. Besides the budget, the committee will also review the disinvestment policy, the banking sector in India, RBI’s emerging role and its framework.
Tripura Legislative Assembly ratifies GST Bill
i. Tripura becomes 22nd state to ratifies the Constitutional Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST).
ii. State Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha moved a resolution to ratify the Constitution (122 Amendment) Bill, 2014 which was passed without any opposition.
Agriculture Minister inaugurates Krishi Unnati Mela in Mathura
i. The Union Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has inaugurated the 4 days Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Krishi Unnati Mela – 2016, in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
Sathiyan Gnanasekaran wins Belgium Open
i. Sathiyan Gnanasekaran has become only the second Indian table tennis player to win an ITTF event as he clinched the men's singles title of the Belgium Open.
ii. Sathiyan won his first pro title by defeating local player Nuytinck Cedric
iii. Achanta Sharath Kamal is the first Indian to win an ITTF event in 2012.