Daily Current Affairs 20th September, 2016

Daily Current Affairs 20th September, 2016

  1. India successfully test-fires its new, long – range surface-to-air missile :
  • Missile is developed jointly with Israel
  • from a defence base off Odisha coast
  • The missile was launched from a mobile launcher at the Integrated Test Range (ITR) in Chandipur
  1. PM Narendra Modi’s website now launched in Punjabi language :
  • URL pmindia.gov.in/pa
  • Website initially started in English and Hindi
  • Accessible in 9 languages now – Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Tamil, Telugu and Punjabi
  1. Param-Ishan supercomputer unveiled at IIT Guwahati :
  • By Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar
  • Features of ‘Param – Ishan’ –
  • high-performance
  • computing speed of 250 teraFLOPS
  • capacity of 300 tera bites (TB)
  1. Launch of ‘Yatri Mitra Seva’ through Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) :
  • Announced by Ministry of Railways
  • Also called “passenger friend
  • to provide wheelchair-cum-porter services
  • for the differently-abled, elderly and ailing passengers
  • at major railway stations
  1. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party won a huge victory :
  • in the country’s parliamentary election.
  • Putin’s party had won 54{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769} of the vote in elections for the Duma, the lower house of parliament
  • About Russia –
  • Capital – Moscow
  • Currency – Russian Ruble
  • transcontinental statein Eurasia
  • largest country in the world
  • Official Language – Russian
  1. China, Russia conducted joint naval exercises Joint Sea-2016 :
  • in the South China Sea
  • 8-day exercises
  • highlight marine corps units in “live-fire drills, sea crossing and island landing operations and island defense
  1. Inauguration of 1st First Indian music-dance festival in Australia :
  • 10-week long festival “Confluence: Festival of India”
  • inaugurated by Union Tourism and Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma
  • in Sydney, Australia.
  • About Australia –
  • world’s sixth-largest country by total area
  • In Australian continent
  • Capital – Canberra
  • Language – English
  • Currency – Australian Dollar
  1. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of India to grow by 8{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769} over next few years :
  • Forecast by Standard & Poor’s (S&P) Global Ratings
  • “relatively high quality and steroid-free” GDP growth
  • This would be backed by a broadening consumption base
  • GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT (GDP) –
  • monetary measure of the market value of all final goods and services produced in a period (quarterly or yearly)
  1. 3 Innovative apps launched by Vijaya Bank :
  • To Kishore Sansi – Managing Director and CEO of Vijaya Bank
  • New innovative IT Products launched are –
  • VPAYQWIK
  • Vijaya *99#
  • V-eConnect+
  • About Vijaya Bank –
  • fastest growing Public Sector Bank
  • Headquarter – Bengaluru, Karnataka
  • Founder – A.B. Shetty
  • Established in 1931
  1. Approval of Asian Development Bank of $631 million loan for Vizag-Chennai industrial corridor :
  • to develop the proposed Vishakhapatnam- Chennai industrial corridor, the first such along a coastline in India
  • It is part of the East Coast Economic Corridor
  • It will extend 2,500 km from Kolkata in West Bengal and Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu
  • Project will bring manufacturing and export industries to India’s east coast
  • About Asian Development Bank –
  • a regional development bank
  • established on 19 December 1966
  • Headquarters –  Mandaluyong, Philippines
  • President – Takehiko Nakao
  1. SS Mallikarjuna Rao – New Executive Director of Syndicate Bank :
  • About SS Mallikarjuna Rao –
  • He was General Manager and CFO of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC)
  • looking after alternate delivery channels, marketing and publicity.
  • About Syndicate Bank –
  • one of the oldest and major commercial banks of India.
  • Earlier it was known as Canara Industrial and Banking Syndicate Limited
  • Headquarters – Manipal, Karnataka
  • CEO – Arun Shrivastava
  • Founded in 1925
  1. Appointment of Anand Chandrasekaran for Messenger App by Facebook :
  1. Resignation of Ajay Kaul – Chief Executive Officer of Jubilant Food Works Limited :
  • But he will continue his service till March 2017
  1. Tie- up of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and Twitter to provide Live stock updates:
  • Real time tracking on Twitter for investors about –
  • live updates of BSE
  • Sensex levels
  • stock prices
  • opening and closing figures of Sensex companies
  • About BSE –
  • Indian stock exchange
  • located at MumbaiMaharashtra
  • Established in 1875
  • Asia’s first stock exchange
  • world’s 11th largest stock exchange
  1. Bronze medal to Deaf Shooter Priyesha Deshmukh :
  • her first-ever international competition
  • at the first World Deaf Shooting Championships
  • held in Kazan, Russia
  • Won bronze in the 10m air rifle category and it was her maiden international participation.

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