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DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10 SEPT 2015
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1. WRITER JHUMPA LAHIRI HONOURED WITH NATIONAL HUMANITIES MEDAL 2014
i) Writer and novelist Jhumpa Lahiri honoured with National Humanities Medal 2014 by United States.
ii) The National Humanities Medal started in 1997.
iii) The award is given to individuals or groups who have worked for deepening the nation's understanding for the humanities and broadening citizens engagement with history, literature, languages, philosophy, and other humanities subjects.
2. ABITHA MARY AND ANAMIKA DAS GRABBED BRONZE MEDALS IN 2015 COMMONWEALTH YOUTH GAMES
i) Abitha Mary Manuel and Anamika Das have won bronze medals in Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in Apia, Samoa.
ii) Abitha Mary Manuel won the medal in girls 800m race and Anamika Das won it in shot put.
MINISTER OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS: SARBANANDA SONOWAL
3. UNION GOVERNMENT ALLOWS 100 PER CENT FDI UNDER AUTOMATIC ROUTE FOR WHITE LABEL ATMS
i) The Union Cabinet has allowed 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) under the automatic route for white label ATM operations (WLAO).
ii) It will expedite and ease FDI inflows in white label ATM operations.
iii) It will promote the government’s ambitious effort for financial inclusion in the country, including the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojna (PMJDY).
iv) Earlier foreign investment in WLAO was allowed through the government approval route which required long processing time and projects were delayed.
White labeled ATMs: Private non-bank companies that own and operate their own brand of ATMs are known as White labeled ATMs. They were meant to expand the reach of ATMs. According to the RBI guidelines, it is mandatory to non-bank companies owning white labelled ATMs to provide banking services to customers based on cards (credit/debit/prepaid) issued by banks.
4. ANUPAM KHER CONFERRED WITH ‘HONOURED GUEST OF TEXAS AWARD’
i) Bollywood actor Anupam Kher conferred with the Honoured Guest of Texas award for his contribution to the cinema and the world of art.
ii) Earlier as a result of his success in US,Anupam Kher was appointed as UN ambassador for the “HeforShe” campaign for gender equality.
5. PRESIDENT CONFERRED GANDHI PEACE PRIZE ON ‘ISRO’
i) President Pranab Mukherjee conferred Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2014 to Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
ii) It was awarded for its contribution in development of space technology and satellite-based services like launch of Manglayan, PSLV, and others.
iii) The Gandhi Peace Prize is given to individuals and institutions for their contributions towards social, economic and political transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian methods.
CHAIRMAN OF ISRO: A.S KIRAN KUMAR
6. ‘TELANGANA LANGUAGE DAY’ OBSERVED ON 9TH SEPTEMBER
i) First Telangana Language Day observed on 9 September 2015.
ii) It was observed to commemorate the birth anniversary of noted poet Kalo Ji Narayana Rao, who was known as People’s Poet.
iii) Kaloji Narayana Rao’s 100th birth anniversary is observed as ‘Telangana language Day’
CM OF TELENGANA: K. CHANDRASHEKAR RAO
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