DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 16 SEPT 2015
(Daily News India)
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1. SUNJEEV SAHOTA SHORTLISTED FOR 2015 ‘MAN BOOKER PRIZE FOR FICTION’
i. Indian origin author Sunjeev Sahota has been shortlisted for the prestigious 2015 Man Booker Prize for fiction.
ii. Sunjeev Sahota’s novel ‘The year of the Runaways’ is shortlisted.
iii. This novel explains about the life experience of illegal immigrants from India in Britain.
2. INDIAN AMERICAN SWETHA PRABAKARAN SELECTED FOR ‘CHAMPIONS OF CHANGE AWARD’
i. Indian-American Swetha Prabhakaran a 15 year old girl has been selected for champion of change award.
ii. The award is given for his work to empower the community by imparting education of internet coding through her non-profit organization.
3. ‘MALCOLM TURNBULL’ SWORN IN AS NEW PM OF AUSTRALIA
i. Malcolm Turnbull sworn as new PM of Australia he replaced Tony Abbott.
ii. Turnbull defeated Tony Abbott in an internal party leadership ballot. Turnbull got 54 votes against 44 votes received by Tony Abbott.
4. RENOWNED CLASSICAL DANCER ‘KALAMANDALAM’ DIED
i. Veteran Classical dancer Kalamandalam Sathyabhama passed away in Palakkad district of Kerala.
ii. Satyabhama is credited with purifying the Mohiniyattam dance form by weeding out external influences.
5. THE INDIAN KALARIPPAYATTU FEDERATION IS RECOGNISED BY SPORTS MINISTRY AS ‘REGIONAL SPORTS FEDERATION’
i. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports recognized the Indian Kalarippayattu Federation as Regional Sports Federation.
ii. It will promote and give due acknowledgement and importance to sports having regional spread.
iii. It will grant a major role to the Indian Kalarippayattu Federation in promoting and developing Kalarippayattu sport in India.
Kalaripayattu sport is a Martial art sport that is performed in Southern state of Kerala and in some parts of Tamil Nadu.