Daily Current Affairs 21st September, 2016

Daily Current Affairs 21st September, 2016

  1. Name of Indira Awas Yojna Yojana (IAY) changed to “Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana” (PMAY) :
  • PMAY will be launched in October 2016
  • Under the new scheme, the government is aiming to construct one crore houses by 2019
  • The IAY will be subsumed by the PMAY from 1ST April 2017
  • About IAY –
  • flagship rural housing scheme
  • started by former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi
  1. Merger of Railway Budget with Union Budget :
  • Cabinet approve on scrapping of the 92-year old practise
  • Of presenting a separate Railway budget
  • Union Budget will now be presented on 1st February each year
  • Instead of last working day of February as earlier
  1. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi announced new list of 27 smart cities :
  • Vadodara, Agra, Nagpur, Ajmer, Amritsar, Gwalior, Thane and Thanjavur are some of the other cities that have been named
  • These cities will require the investment of Rs 66,883 crore
  1. Approval of nine highway projects at a cost of Rs 2,600.31 crore :
  • By the Central Govt.
  • include Rehabilitation and Up-gradation of Allahabad-Mirzapur section of NH-76 in Uttar Pradesh to 2-lane
  • The other highways approved are in the states of
  • Karnataka
  • Telangana
  • Andhra Pradesh
  1. Annual ‘LalitArpan Samman’ 2016 to Shubha Mudgal :
  • About ‘LalitArpan Samman’ –
  • “This award is given to those artists who have consistently worked on promoting classic art in different forms
  • About Shubha Mudgal –
  • Hindustani classical singer
  • a Padma Shri recipient,
  • was born in Allahabad
  • known for her singing in genres of Khayal, Thumriand Dadra
  1. Junaid Ahmad of Bangladesh – New World Bank’s Country Director for India :
  • replacing Onno Ruhl who served a four-year term
  • About world bank-
  • International financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programs
  • Official goal – Reduction of Poverty
  • Two institutions
  • International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)
  • International development Association (IDA)
  • Created in 1944
  1. Google rolls out travel app :
  • Google Trips
  • a new travel app that lets users plan each day of their trip and help them manage travel reservations.
  1. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) elected Ajay Shirke as Secretary :
  • Shirke became the secretary in July after Anurag Thakur was elevated as the president
  • In another major development, former Indian seamer Venkatesh Prasad was appointed as the new chairman of selectors
  • About BCCI –
  • The national governing body forcricket in India.
  • formed in December 1928
  • Headquarters – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
  • President – Anurag Thakur 
  1. Star raider Anup Kumar from Haryana will lead India in Kabaddi World Cup :
  • Will be held in October
  • In Ahmedabad, Gujarat
  • Commence from October 7, 2016
  • Participation of 12 teams
  • All-rounder Manjeet Chillar will be Anup’s deputy in the 14-member squad 
  1. Misbah- ul-haq : received the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace :
  • 1st Pakistan Cricketer to receive this award
  • for inspiring Pakistan to the top of the ICC Test Team Rankings
  • The current rankings system was introduced in 2003
  • About ICC –
  • the international governing body of cricket
  • founded as the Imperial Cricket Conference in 1909
  • Headquarters – United Arab Emirates (UAE)
  • Chairperson – Shashank Manohar
  1. Flipkart – Ist e-commerce in India to cross 100 million customers :
  1. Death of Oscar-winning writer and film director Curtis Hanson :
  • At the age of 71
  • He is known for his work in films like Kevin Spacey-starrer LA Confidential, The Hand That Rocks the Cradle and The River Wild

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