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Current Affairs Recap of the Day: 2 September 2016

Sep 2, 2016 20:00 IST

The recap of the day covers important current affairs of the day like Reliance Jio, National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme and oldest stromatolite fossils among others.

• State which signed MoU with Union Government to develop 11 small airports and airstrips in September 2016- Gujarat

• Reliance Industries Limited in September 2016 launched the telecom service- Reliance Jio

• South Korea's LG Electronics Inc in September 2016 tied-up with- Amazon.com

• A team of scientists discovered the world’s oldest stromatolite fossils in the Isua Greenstone Belt recently. These Fossils are- 3.7 Billion Years Old

• Lt Gen Bipin Rawat recently took over as the Vice Chief of - Indian Army

• The Indian film director who was recently honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Indian filmmaker Shyam Benegal at the Lonavla International Film Festival India is - Govind Nihalani

• The Union Government recently notified the National Apprenticeship Promotion Scheme that promises to - offer financial incentives to employers

• The veteran trade union leader, who also headed the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply Trust (BEST) Workers’ Union, who died recently is - Sharad Rao

• SpaceX’s rocket that destroyed recently in an explosion during a propellant fill operation is - Falcon 9

• Coal India Limited (CIL) and Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) signed MoU for effectively monitoring of environment related issues in - the Coal Mining Projects

• Indian Railway launched an insurance scheme for passengers travelling on e- ticket with insurance cover up to - 10 lakh rupees

• Insurance scheme for passengers travelling on e-ticket launched by Indian Railway will be available after paying a premium of - 92 paisa

• The person headed the committee that was constituted by the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs to look into the alternatives to pellet guns - TVSN Prasad  

• To indigenise procurements and reduce import dependence, Indian Army announced establishment of - the Army Design Bureau (ADB)  

• First ever BRICS film festival began in - New Delhi

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