DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 20 SEPT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. PRESIDENT PRESENTED ‘NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS 2013-14’
i. President Pranab Mukherjee presented the National Tourism Awards 2013-14 at a function held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.
ii. Gujarat was awarded for the Best State/UT for Comprehensive Tourism Development
iii. Gwalior The Heritage City in Madhya Pradesh awarded as the Best Heritage City
iv. Gujarat has also been awarded for the Best Film Promotion Friendly State/Union territory.
v. The Best Tourism Film award is given to kerala tourism.
2. ‘SANIA MIRZA & AJINKYA RAHANE’ GOT CRICKET CLUB OF INDIA’S HONORARY LIFE MEMBERSHIP
i. Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and cricketer Ajinkya Rahane were conferred with honorary life membership of Cricket Club of India.
ii. The membership of CCI is a prestigious ownership which is awarded regularly to sportsmen and eminent persons as recognition of their contribution to their respective fields.
3. ‘MARIKO KIPCHUMBA’ GRABBED BEIJING INTERNATIONAL MARATHON 2015
i. Mariko Kipchumba of Kenya grabbed Beijing International Marathon.
ii. He finished the 42.195-km course in 2 hours 14 minutes and 25 seconds.
iii. Ethiopian women runner Betelhem Cherenet won the title in 2 hours 27 minutes and 31 seconds.
4. ‘METRO MAN E SREEDHARAN’ TO SERVE UN HIGH LEVEL ADVISORY GROUP ON SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT
i. Metro Man Elattuvalapil Sreedharan has been invited to the United Nations’ High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport.
ii. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon invited him to serve on UN High Level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport for a period of three years.
iii. He is known for changing the face of public transport in India by launching Konkan Railway and the Delhi Metro projects under his leadership.