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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14th SEP 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 14th SEP 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. ARMY GREEN BEAT NEROCA FC TO WIN DURAND CUP
i. Army Green on has won the 128th edition of Durand Cup football title.
ii. Army Green defeated Neroca FC 6-5 via penalty shootouts.

2. STAN WAWRINKA WON U.S. OPEN CHAMPION
i. Stan Wawrinka defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to won  US Open tennis tournament.

3. CENTRE INAUGURATES NATIONAL FAIR IN BENGALURU
i. Union Minister of State for Ayush Shri Shripad Yesso Naik inaugurated the National Fair on comprehensive Indian Medicine system (AROGYA) in Bengaluru.
ii. The two days BRICS Wellness Workshop and AROGYA fair is being organized by the Ministry of AYUSH, in collaboration with Research and Information System for Developing Countries.

4. CENTRE ISSUES FRESH GUIDELINES FOR FLEXI-FUND FOR CSS
i. The government has issued fresh flexi-fund guidelines that will give more freedom to states in spending money under the Centrally Sponsored Schemes .
ii.The fresh guidelines are issued to meet local developmental requirements.
ii. Under the new norms, flexi-funds in each CSS has been increased from the current 10% to 25% for states and 30% for Union Territories.

5. UNION GOVERNMENT ISSUES MODEL GUIDELINES FOR STATES TO CURB PONZI SCHEMES
i. The Union Government has issued model guidelines for states to regulate direct selling and multi-level marketing businesses to protect consumers from Ponzi frauds.
ii. These entities will have to enter into an agreement with direct sellers or agents, and give full refund or buy-back guarantee for goods and services sold to them.
iii. It also mandates direct sellers to constitute a grievance redressal committee to protect consumers’ right.

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13th SEP 2016

DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 13th SEP 2016
(Daily News India)
Shared By: WWW.DailyGk.IN

1. INDIAN AND US ARMY EXERCISE ‘YUDH ABHYAS 2016’ STARTED IN UTTARAKHAND
i. Under the Indo-US defence cooperation a joint military training exercise, ‘Yudh Abhyas 2016’ is started in Uttarakhand.
ii. The exercise in Chaubattia was being conducted by the headquarter Central Command.

2. CABINET APPROVES FORMATION AND FUNCTIONING OF GST COUNCIL
i. The Union Cabinet has approved the formation, process and functioning of the Goods and Services Tax Council.
ii. The primary function of the GST Council will be to decide the GST rate along with many other things.
iii. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will be heading the GST Council and state e finance ministers will assist him.

3. VIDYA BALAN APPOINTED AS BRAND AMBASSADOR OF SAMAJWADI PENSION YOJANA
i. Bollywood actress Vidya Balan has been appointed as brand ambassador of the ambitious Samajwadi Pension Yojana by Uttar Pradesh government.
ii. She is also associated with the "ghar-ghar shauchalya" campaign of the Union government
iii. The main Objective of the scheme to encourage savings among people living below the poverty line and provide them financial assistance.

4. FILIPINO REVENGE DRAMA WINS BEST PICTURE AT THE WORLD’S OLDEST FILM FESTIVAL
i. A revenge drama ‘Ang Babaeng Humayo also known as The Woman Who Left’ won the Golden Lion for Best Film Award at the 73 Venice Film Festival.
ii. Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky and Mexican film director Amat Escalante shared Silver Lion for Best Direction for their respective films Paradise and The Untamed.

5. GOVT LAUNCHES TOLL-FREE NUMBER FOR POSTAL COMPLAINTS
i. The government today launched a toll-free number 1924 to register postal complaints.
ii. It will initially be operational for 12 hours on working days and has been started in Hindi, Malayalam, and English.

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