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Saturday, September 10, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10th SEP 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 10th SEP 2016
(Daily News India)
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1. HELPLINE NO. 14401 FOR INFO ON POWER CUTS LAUNCHED
i. The Department of Telecom (DoT) has created ‘Urja Mitra Helpline’ through which customers can get information on power outages from distribution companies by dialling 14401.
ii. Earlier URJA  mobile app is also launched aimed at enhancing the consumer connect with the urban power distribution sector.

2. INDIA'S LIGHT UTILITY HELICOPTER MAIDEN FLIGHT SUCCESSFUL
i. Hindustan Aeronautics Limited  has successfully completed test flight of indigenous Light Utility Helicopter in Bengaluru.
ii. The LUH will replace the military’s obsolescent fleet of Chetak and Cheetah helicopters that have flown for over three decades.

3. GOVT APPROVES 6 START-UP CENTRES
i. The Central government has approved six proposals to set up centres of excellence to promote and fund start-ups.
ii. The proposals for six centres of excellence that were approved by the National Expert Advisory Committee include
a.          SINE-IIT Bombay
b.         Venture Center-NCL Pune
c.          CIIE-IIM Ahmedabad
d.         Research Park at IIT-Gandhinagar.

4. THITHI WINS BEST FILM HONOUR AT 1ST BRICS FILM FESTIVAL

i. Kannada film Thithi was conferred the Best Film award by Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu at the  1st BRICS Film Festival.
ii. Thithi has earlier won various honours like 68th Locarno International Film Festival, Marrakech International Film Festival, 19th Shanghai International Film Festival and 63rd National Film Awards.

5. 2016 ASEAN SUMMIT HELD IN VIENTIANE, LAOS
i.The Summit of Southeast Asian Nationst was held in Vientiane, Laos .
ii. PM of the Lao PDR H.E. Thongloun Sisoulith was Chairperson of the summit. \
iii.The theme of the summit was “Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community”.
iv. Association of South East Asian Nationsis a group of 10 South Asian nations which came into existence on August 8, 1967

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9th SEP 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 9th SEP 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. OP KOHLI SWORN IN AS MP GOVERNOR
i. Senior BJP leader Om Prakash Kohli today sworn in as the 26th  governor of Madhya Pradesh.
ii. He is also serving as the Governor of Gujrat and has been given the additional charge of Madhya Pradesh.
iii.He replaced  Ram Naresh Yadav's .

2. WORLD'S BIGGEST RIVER ISLAND MAJULI GETS DISTRICT STATUS
i. Majuli, the 400 sq km island on the Brahmaputra river has become the first river island district of India.
ii. It became the 35th district of Assam.
iii.Recently its namne also entered as the world's largest riverine island in the Guinness Book of World Records .

3. PARALYMPIC GAMES STARTED IN BRAZIL
i. The 2016 Summer Paralympic Games has been started in 7 September 2016 at Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
ii. The 15th Summer Paralympic Games will conclude on 18 September 2016.
iii. The 4,300 athletes are participating from more than 160 countries.

4. INDIA KAZAKHSTAN JOINT EXERCISE “PRABAL DOSTYK -16”
i. India ans Kazakhstan’s joint bilateral military exercise “Prabal Dostyk -16” started  in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan.
ii. The 14-day exercise will be a significant step towards promoting military as well as diplomatic ties between both countries.
iii. ‘Prabal Dostyk’ means ‘Robust Friendship’.
5. UN CHARTER TRANSLATED INTO SANSKRIT
i. The UN Charter, the seminal treaty of the United Nations, has been translated into Sanskrit.
ii. The Charter is available in all six official languages of the UN.

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