DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS: 24 SEP 2016
(Daily News India)
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1.INDIA AND FRANCE INKED DEAL FOR 36 RAFALE FIGHTER JETS
i. India and France inked the 7.8-billion Euro deal for 36 Rafale fighter jets.
ii.The aircraft will be equipped with latest missiles and weapon system like Meteor and Scalp.
iii.The 7.8 billion Euro deal is crucial for the Indian Air Force and is expected to give India the dominant status in the air
iv.The Rafale jet has a strategic weapon has Beyond Visual Range Meteor air-to-air missile with a range in excess of 150 kilometre.
2. JUNAID AHMAD APPOINTED AS WORLD BANK COUNTRY DIRECTOR FOR INDIA
i.Junaid Ahmad has been appointed as the World Bank Country Director for India.
ii. He will replace succeed Onno Ruhl.
3. DEMOCRATS AND DISSENTERS AUTHORED BY RAMACHANDRA GUHA RELEASED
I. Book titled Democrats and Dissenters authored by Ramachandra Guha was released .
Ii.The book is a work of rigorous scholarship on topics of compelling contemporary interest, written with elegance and wit.
iii.Democrats and Dissenters covers a wide range of themes such as national projects of India’s neighbours to political debates within India itself, from the responsibilities of writers to the complex relationship between democracy and violence.
4. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE OBSERVED ON 21ST SEP
i. International Day of Peace was observed across the world on 21st September
ii.The theme for the day is The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.
iii.The day is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access.
5. MUKESH AMBANI TOPS FORBES' 100 RICHEST INDIANS LIST
i. Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani has topped the Forbes' '100 Richest Indians' list.
ii. India's richest pharmaceutical magnate Dilip Shanghvi remains at 2nd.
6. RITU RANI RETIRES FROM INTERNATIONAL HOCKEY
i. Former Indian women's hockey captain Ritu Rani has announced her retirement from international hockey.
ii. The 24-year-old midfielder made the announcement in a mail to Hockey India president Narinder Batra.