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Current Affairs One liners: 12 September 2016

Sep 12, 2016 17:05 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like 2016 US Open, world’s first driverless bus service, Goods and Services Tax Council and Centrally Sponsored Schemes among others.

•    The winner of the 2016 US Open Women’s Singles title is - Angelique Kerber

•    Angelique Kerber became the second German player to win the US Open. The first German player to win the US Open is - Steffi Graf

•    The winner of the 2016 US Open Men’s Doubles title is - Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares

•    The world’s first driverless bus service was launched recently in – Lyon, France

•    The winner of the 2016 US Open Men’s Singles title is - Stan Wawrinka

•    The veteran journalist associated with Sulabh Patrika who passed away recently is - Ramsewak Shrivastava

•    The drama series that became the Most-Awarded Drama in Emmy History is - Game of Thrones

•    The Union Cabinet approved the formation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. The Council will be created as per - Article 279A of the amended Constitution

•    Under the fresh flexi-fund guidelines for Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), flexi-funds in each CSS have been increased from the current 10 percent to - 25 percent for states

•    Under the fresh flexi-fund guidelines for Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), flexi-funds in each CSS have been increased from the current 10 percent to – 30 percent for Union Territories

•    The state that notified the guidelines for transparent auction and scientific mining and hiked the penalty for offences under the mining act is – Himachal Pradesh

•    The winner of the 2016 Durand Cup football title is - Army Green

•    The country whose surgeons performed the world’s first robotic operation inside the eye is – The United Kingdom

•    The first Indian cueist to win a medal at the Sangsom 6 Red Snooker World Championship  is – Pankaj Advani

•    The player defeated by Stan Wawrinka who won the 2016 US Open Men’s Singles title is – Novak Djokovic

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