G.K Update 6th September 2016 (English)

G.K Update 6th September 2016 (English)

By: D.K Choudhary

Urjit Patel takes over as RBI governor
i. Urjit Patel today assumed charge as the 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
ii. He succeeds Raghuram Rajan, whose 3-year term came to end on September 4.
India Post releases commemorative postage stamp on Saint Teresa
i. The Postal Department has released a commemorative stamp to honour the Mother Teresa’s canonization in Mumbai.
ii. Teresa, who worked for the destitute in Kolkata and became a global icon of Christian charity, was declared a saint by Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Ankasamudra to become a conservation reserve
i. The Karnataka State Wildlife Board, chaired by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, has decided to declare Ankasamudra tank in Hagari Bommanahalli taluk as a bird conservation reserve.
ii. This is the first bird conservation reserve declared in the entire Hyderabad-Karnataka region.
Goa to host three-day bird festival from Nov 11
i. Goa will host a three-day bird festival from November 11 to 13, targeting audiences from both within the country as also internationally.
ii. Goa’s state bird “Bulbul” has been chosen as the logo for the festival.
Canada’s British Columbia becomes first foreign government to issue masala bonds
i. Canada’s British Columbia province has become the first foreign government to issue of masala bonds, a rupee-denominated bond.
ii. It had issued Rs 500 crore rupee denominated overseas bonds (masala bond) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and successfully raised $75 million (about Rs 500 crore).
Infosys sets up JV for Saudi Arabian market
i. Software major, Infosys has entered into a joint venture (JV) with the Saudi Prerogative Company to offer IT services in the middle eastern country.
ii. The Bengaluru-based IT services firm will own 70% of the JV.
Ecologist Bibhuti Lahkar bags Heritage Heroes Award of IUCN
i. Assam-based ecologist and conservation activist Bibhuti Lahkar has become the first Asian to be awarded the prestigious ‘Heritage Heroes Award’ by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
ii. Lahkar received the award at the IUCN’s ongoing World Conservation Congress in Honolulu
World’s largest LEGO ship sets Guinness record
i. The World’s largest LEGO ship named Jubilee Seaways has created Guinness world record for set in Denmark, where employees of a shipping company successfully constructed the incredible 2,860 kg boat using over one million interlocking plastic bricks.
Ricky Ponting appointed brand ambassador for Tasmania
i. Former Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting has been appointed brand ambassador of his home state Tasmania and will join a government-led trade mission to the subcontinent that will explore export opportunities.
Lewis Hamilton battles to second as Nico Rosberg wins Italian Grand Prix
i. Nico Rosberg wins an incident-packed Australian Grand Prixi.
ii. German Formula One racing driver Nico Rosberg won the Italian Grand Prix after close battle with his teammate Lawis Hamilton who also drive for the Mercedes AMG.
Sriram Balaji and Sasi Kumar win titles in ITF events
i. Tamilnadu based tennis player Sriram Balaji who ranked 546 restrained top seed Seong Chan Hong of Korea by 6-4, 7-6(3) for the title in the $10,000 ITF men’s Futures tennis tournament held in Hua Hin Thailand.
Kerala appoints Sachin as brand ambassador for anti-liquor campaign
i. Legendary Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar has been appointed as brand ambassador for anti- liquor and drug campaign by the Kerala government.
ii. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is a former Indian cricketer and captain, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen of all time.
Abhinav Bindra announces retirement from shooting
i. Abhinav Bindra, India’s lone individual Olympic gold medallist, has officially announced his retirement from shooting.
ii. In May 2016, the Indian Olympics Association (IOA) appointed Abhinav Bindra as the Goodwill Ambassador for Rio 2016 Olympic Games Indian Contingent
Odisha government launches Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana
i. Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik launched the ‘Biju Kanya Ratna Yojana’ (BKRY) and inaugurated 1,000 Anganwadi buildings as part of the celebration marking the birth centenary of legendary Biju Patnaik.
ii. The objective of the scheme is to improve Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) and Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in the three districts.
Rajasthan launches e-stamping facility
i. The Rajasthan High Court launched the e-stamp facility in its Jodhpur and Jaipur benches simultaneously.
ii. The facility is already available in Delhi, Chhattisgarh and Himachal Pradesh.
Pondy Lt Guv launches Shramdaan movement in remote village
i. Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi has launched ‘Shramdaan movement’ as part of Swachh Bharat and Swachh Puducherryinitiative at a remote village.
ii. The initiative is a  habit and a movement, and everyone irrespective of status should be involved in the drive against garbage the Lt Governor urged.
JSS Malappuram wins Unesco literacy award
i. The Jan Shikshan Sansthan (JSS), Malappuram, has won the Unesco Confucius Prize for Literacy.
ii. The award has been conferred on the JSS in recognition of its literacy-linked skill development activities among the underprivileged in rural areas.
Dr Hrushikesh Mallick to get prestigious Sarala Award-2016
i. Noted Odia poet Dr. Hrushikesh Mallick will be honoured with the 37th edition of prestigious Sarala Award for his outstanding poetry.
ii. The annual award carrying a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and a citation would be conferred on Mallick for his poetry work “Jeje Dekhi Nathiba Bharat”.
Sakshi Malik appointed Wrestling Director of Rohtak University
i. The Haryana Government has announced the appointment of Rio Olympics bronze medallist Sakshi Malik as Wrestling Director at Maharshi Dayanand University in her native town Rohtak.
Mukund Choudhari assumes charge as MOIL CMD
i. Mukund Chaudhari has taken over as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of MOI , a city-based miniratna company.
ii. The MOIL, which is under the administrative control of the Ministry of Steel, is the largest producer of Manganese Ore in the country.
Infosys sets up JV for Saudi Arabian market 
i. Software major, Infosys has entered into a joint venture (JV) with the Saudi Prerogative Company to offer IT services in the middle eastern country.
ii. The Bengaluru-based IT services firm will own 70 per cent of the JV.


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