Daily Current Affairs 4th September, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS – 4th September, 2016

 

  1. Mother Teresa is being declared saint by Pope Francis in Vatican City
  • Mother Teresa is being declared a saint by Pope Francis today at a canonisation ceremony in Vatican City.
  • The canonization comes on the eve of her 19th death anniversary. Once declared Saint, she will be known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta.
  • A 12-member central delegation.

 

  1. Gumthala Garhu (near Pehowa in Kurukshetra district) becomes first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana circle under bulk plan of BSNL
  • Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal inaugurated this service from Chandigarh. The Chief Minister said that BSNL has created history by taking initiative of providing Wifi service in the villages, which earlier were available in cities only.

 

  1. DCB Bank (a new-generation private sector bank) rolls out mVisa card-less solution at retail outlets
  • Customers can pay now through their smartphones by scanning the unique Quick Response (QR) code at the retail outlet.
  • mVisa is a card-less solution that offers customers the convenience of making digital payments at retail outlets. Customers of any mVisa issuing bank can make digital payments at mVisa enabled retail outlets.
  • DCB Bank has partnered with Chennai-based digital payment companies, M2P Solutions and GI Technology, to implement mVisa.

 

  1. Bangladesh hangs Islamist tycoon Mir Quasem Ali
  • He was executed for war crimes committed during the country’s 1971 Liberation War.
  • Ali was the top financier of the Jamaat
  • hanged at the high-security Kashimpur Central Jail in the outskirts of Dhaka. The execution came after he refused to seek presidential clemency.

 

  1. Serena Williams (American) sets women’s record of 307 victories in open grand slams
  • In the US Open,the American defeated Johanna Larsson of Sweden
  • Surpass Martina Navratilova’s record of 306 wins.
  • The American is currently equal with Steffi Graf with 22 major Singles titles.
  • Serena is now tied with Roger Federer who holds the record for men

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