द्वारा: डीके चौधरी
Hindi Divas being celebrated throughout country today
i. Hindi Divas is being celebrated throughout the country today.
ii. Hindi Divas is celebrated on 14th September every year, because on this day in 1949, the Constituent Assembly of the country adopted the Hindi language as the official language of the Republic of India.
3rd BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet begins in Vishakhapatnam today
i. In Andhra Pradesh, the 3rd BRICS Urbanisation Forum Meet begins in the Visakhapatnam today.
ii. The meet will be inaugurated by Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu in the presence of Union Minister of Urban Development, M. Venkaiah Naidu and other dignitaries.
105-yr-old Kunwar Bai made ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ mascot
i. 105-year-old Kunwar Bai, who was felicitated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for building toilet by selling off her goats, has been chosen as the ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ mascot.
ii. Prime Minister Modi will felicitate Kunwar Bai at a function in the national capital to mark `Swachhta Diwas’ on September 17.
Devendra Jhajharia wins second gold, breaks world record at Rio Paralympics 2016
i. Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia became the first Indian to clinch two gold medals at the Paralympics after he broke his own world record to clinch the top honours at the Rio Games.
ii. The 36-year-old is currently ranked third in the world.
Aleksander Ceferin named new UEFA president
i. Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) elected Aleksander Ceferin to succeed Michel Platini as president today.
ii. The 48-year-old succeeds former France international Michel Platini, who resigned after being banned from all football activity last year.
SBI, PNB, Paytm to issue e-toll tags for vehicles
i. State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, IDFC Bank, and digital wallet Paytm will start issuing electronic tags to vehicles for toll collection.ii. This would help increase the number of automatic pass-throughs at toll plazas to 50% in two years.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar to be awarded by Jewish rights group
i. Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar will be honoured with a humanitarian award by a prominent Jewish human rights organisation for promoting human dignity, interfaith relations and tolerance among people.
ii. The Art of Living founder will be conferred with Simon Wiesenthal Centre’s highest honour ‘the Simon Wiesenthal Humanitarian Laureate’ at a ceremony in New Delhi on September 21.
Andhra Pradesh becomes second state to achieve 100% electrification
i. Andhra Pradesh has become the second state in the country after Gujarat to achieve 100% electrification of households.
ii. JM Financials published the report based on a national -level survey on electrification in various states.
Raman Singh launches ‘Start Up Chhattisgarh’ project
i. In line with the Centre’s ‘Start Up India’ initiative, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has launched the ‘Start Up Chhattisgarh’ programme to encourage entrepreneurs in the state.
ii. The government also announced the setting up of a dedicated startup centre.
HP to Acquire Samsung Printer Business for $1.05 Billion
i. HP Inc. agreed to buy Samsung Electronics Co.’s printer business for $1.05 billion, a deal designed to bolster the Silicon Valley company’s offerings in the market for high-volume devices that handle printing and copying for office workgroups.
ii. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory approval, is expected to close within 12 months, the companies said on Monday.
Anoop K Sharma new CMD of Shipping Corporation
i. Anoop Kumar Sharma has taken charge of the post of CMD, Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) with effect from September 12, 2016 for a period of three years.
ii. As the country’s premier shipping line, the SCI owns and operates around one-third of the Indian tonnage, and has operating interests in practically all areas of the shipping business, servicing both national and international trades.
Freecharge partners with Axis Bank, launches UPI payment
i. Digital payment platform FreeCharge in partnership with Axis Bank has launched Unified Payments Interface (UPI) that allows instant transactions from a smartphone using a virtual payment address (VPA).
ii. Customers will be able to create a virtual address on the Freecharge Android app and link it to their bank account to register on the UPI platform.
PayU acquires Citrus Pay for $130 million
i. Global online payment service provider PayU has acquired Indian payments technology player, Citrus Pay, for $130 million.
ii. Citrus Pay’s managing director Amrish Rau will take charge of the merged entity, and as chief executive of PayU in India.
Mumbai-based writer wins FON South Asia Short Story Award
i. Writer Meghna Pant will be honoured with Kumaon Literary Festival’s FON (Fellows of Nature) South AsiaShort Story Award in Nature writing in October for her short story “People of the Sun.”