Daily Current Affairs 13th September, 2016

Daily Current Affairs 13th September, 2016

  1. Removal of Arunachal Pradesh Governor :
  • Jyoti Prasad Rajkhowa
  • Charge given to V. Shanmuganathan (Governor of Meghalya)
  • By President Pranab Mukherjee
  1. Tamil Ratna awarded to Subramanian Swamy (BJP Leader) in US :
  • By a body of Tamil diaspora
  • In New York
  • For fighting against corruption and working for more transparency in functioning of the govt.
  1. Union cabinet approval on extradition treaty between India and Afghanistan :
  • In the presence of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani
  • About Treaty – It would provide a legal framework for seeking extradition of terrorists, economic offenders and other criminals from and to Afghanistan
  1. Initiation of 3rd phase of Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQIP) :
  • Proposal for initiation of 3rd phase of TEQIP
  • Approved by The cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
  • Project ill be implemented as a Central Sector Scheme
  • Total Project outlay of 3600 crore rupees
  • About TEQIP –
  • Was initially launched in 2003 with world bank assistance as a long term programme divided into 3 phases
  • TEQIP – 1 : 2003 to 31st march 2009
  • TEQIP – 2 : Aug 2010 to Oct 2016
  • Both phases had a positive impact on infrastructure & educational standards in the technical institutions where taken up
  • Focus areas of 3rd Phase
  • 3 Hill states : HP, J&K, Uttarakhand
  • 6 low income states : Bihar, Chhatisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, UP
  • 7 Sisters and Sikkim
  • UT – Andaman & Nicobar islands
  • Major Objectives –
  • Strengthening institutions to produce high quality   engineers for better employability
  1. First Indian women to win medal at Paralympics, thereby creating History :
  • Deepa Malik – belongs to Haryana
  • Won Silver medal
  • She confirms India’s third medal in the Paralympics
  • Will receive cash reward of Rs. 4 crore under Haryana Sports Scheme
  1. Professional Squash Association (PSA) Rankings :
  • Women’s Ranking –
  • Joshna Chinappa – 10th rank
  • Deepika Pallikal – 19th rank
  • Men’s Ranking –
  • Saurav Ghosal – dropped to 21st from previous 17th rank
  • Mahesh Mangaonkar – 60th rank
  • Vikram Malhotra – 73rd rank
  1. Tie – up of Wadhwa group with Snapdeal :
  • Wadwa group : Real estate players
  • Snapdeal : E-commerce platform
  • To make properties accessible to customers online
  • With this tie up Wadhwa group has stepped into e- commerce space and now showcasing their projects
  1. Approval of Cabinet for establishment of Higher Education Financing agency (HEFA) :
  • A closer step to develop high quality infrastructure in premier educational institutions
  • HEFA would be formed as Special purpose entity
  • Within a PSU(Public sector undertaking) bank or Govt owned NBFC(Non banking financial company)
  1. Inauguration of weeklong Onam celebration by CM in Kerala :
  • Kerala Chief minister – Pinarayi Vijayan
  • Celebrations in capital city – Thiruvananthapuram
  • Participation of state govt
  • Noted playback singer P Jayachandran who has completed 50 years in the field of music
  1. Ranking of 50 most powerful women outside US :
  • According to a list by fortune –
  • Banco Santander – 1st rank
  • SBI Chief Arundhati Bhattacharya – 2nd rank
  • ICICI Head Chanda Kochhar – 5th rank
  • Axis Bank CEO Shikha Sharma – 19th rank
  1. Various approvals of Cabinet :
  • Bilateral technical agreement between India and Switzerland
  • On the identification and return of Swiss and Indian Nationals and its implementation
  • Extension of contract between India and the International Seabed Authority (ISA)
  • For exploration of poly – metallic nodules
  • Between Ministry of Earth sciences and ISA
  • Further extended for a period of 5 years (2017-22)
  • MOU between India and South Africa in ICT Cooperation pact
  • For promoting bilateral cooperation
  • In the field of Information & Communication Technology
  • MOU will help to establish inter – institutional cooperation & relations

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