Daily Current Affairs 25th September, 2016

Daily Current Affairs 25th September, 2016

Madhya Pradesh passes GST Amendment Bill

  • The Madhya Pradesh Assembly has passed the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Constitution Amendment Bill. MP became the seventh state in the country to ratify the historic tax amendment bill.
  • Before Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Himachal Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have already passed the bill in their respective assemblies.
  • GST will change the nature of Centre -State relation and hence requires ratification by atleast 50{be19e8fcc7081f751eba9e03bd22e904e5cf3e86733381e655a03b1ab7839769} of the states.

Sania Mirza-Barbora Strycova crowned women’s doubles champions at Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo

  • India’s Sania Mirza along with her partner Barbora Strycova from Czech Republic produced a straight sets win over China’s Chen Liang and Zhaoxuan Yang  in the final to win the women’s doubles titles at Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo on 24 September 2016.

Arun Goyal appointed Additional Secretary in GST Council

  • Arun Goyal , senior IAS officer  has been appointed as Additional Secretary in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council.
  • The GST Council, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, was mandated to decide on tax rate, exempted goods and the threshold limit.

Five Indian cities in the top 100 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index

  • Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi , Kolkata and Pune are the Indian cities that have made to the list of  top 100 cities in the sixth annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index.
  • Kolkata ranks 62nd in the index.The study is based on data from IATA, National Tourism Boards, IMF and other organisations.
  • Bangkok is the top-ranked destination city by international overnight visitor arrival

Govt appoints ICICI Prudential AMC to manage new CPSE ETF

  • The Department of Investment and Public Asset Management, Ministry of Finance has appointed ICICI Prudential Asset Management Company Ltd as the asset management company for the creation and launch of a new Exchange Traded Fund (ETF).

ftCash, ICICI Bank team up to launch UPI for micro-merchants

  • Mobile payments and loans start-up ftcash, backed by IvyCap Ventures, is the first fintech start-up to launch Unified Payment Interface (UPI) for merchants in association with ICICI Bank.
  • ftcash is a virtual POS for micro-merchants to accept payments through credit cards, debit cards, and wallets such as Freecharge, Mobikwik, and PayPal, among others. 

Chandigarh Administration, French Development Agency sign MoUs

  • Chandigarh Administration and French Development Agency (AFD) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoUs) on Chandigarh Smart City Project and ‘Technical Cooperation’ in the field of Sustainable Urban Mobility.
  • Chandigarh has a deep connection with France s the French-Swiss architect Le Carbousier planned the city.

Rajasthan replaces 5 lakh streetlights with LED bulbs funded by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL)

  • Rajasthan becomes the first state to adopt Centre’s Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in all its urban local bodies (ULB). Almost 5 lakh conventional streetlights have been replaced with LED streetlights across the state.

Lopamudra Raut , the second runner-up at Miss United Continents 2016

  • Lopamudra Raut makes india proud as she stands  tall as the second runner-up at Miss United Continents 2016, which was held on 25th Sept, 2016 in Ecuador.
  • 32 participants from the four continents of America, Asia, Europe and Africa were a part of this grand event. Whereas Jeslyn Santos from Philippines won the Miss United Continents 2016 title, Lopamudra Raut won the second runner-up title.

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