Daily Current Affairs 22nd September, 2016

Daily Current Affairs 22nd September, 2016

Delhi’s Race Course Road renamed as Lok Kalyan Marg AS the name Race Course Road “does not match with Indian culture. :

Delhi’s Race Course Road, where the PM`s residence is loacted has now been renamed as Lok Kalyan Marg.

Mukesh Ambani retains top position on Forbes’ 100 Richest Indians list :

  • Forbes India has released the annual India rich list and Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes’ ‘100 Richest Indians’ list.
  • India’s richest pharmaceutical magnate Dilip Shanghvi remains at 2nd
  • Taking the third spot are the Hinduja brothers with a net worth of $15.2 billion

Centre appoints three members to Monetary Policy Committee

  • The Centre has appointed 3 members to the Monetary Policy Committee.
  • 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 which is non renewable.
  • The RBI will set interest rates according to the majority view of the six-member MPC, with the Governor having the casting vote in case of a tie.

Ritu Rani, former Indian women’s hockey captain ,retires from international hockey

  • The 24-year-old midfielder made the announcement in a mail to Hockey India president Narinder Batra.

Justice Mohan M Shantanagoudaris the new CJ of Kerala 

  • Governor Justice(Retd) P Sathasivam administered the oath of office to Justice Shantanagoudar, who was the acting Chief justice.

Justice Girish Chandra Gupta sworn in as Calcutta HC chief justice

  • West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi administered the oath of office to Justice Gupta at the Raj Bhavan

HDFC Bank named India’s most valuable brand

  • 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.
  • HDFC Bank was followed by Airtel and SBI in the list.
  • Founded-August 1994
  • Headquarters -Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Area served-India
  • Key people- Aditya Puri (MD) 

Rafale deal cleared

  • The government has cleared the much-anticipated deal with France for 36 Rafale fighter jets which will cost 7.878 billion Euros.
  • Last year, the original plan to buy 126 planes was scaled down to 36 due to the Air Force’s urgent requirement.
  • The Rafale is a twin-engine, multi-role fighter aircraft.
  • According to Dassault, it is capable of carrying out all combat missions: air defence, interception, ground support, in-depth strikes, reconnaissance, anti-ship strikes and nuclear deterrence.

Industrialist Adi Godrej conferred the 10th Clinton Global Citizen Award for leadership in business and philanthropy.

  • 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

  • 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.
  • The United States had 63 institutions in the top 200, while the UK had 32 and Australia had eight.
  • Asian universities, with more rising up the list in 2016, the region’s top institution National University of Singapore was ranked 24th.
  •  Jadavpur University has topped the list of state run varsities from India

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