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September 2016 Current Affairs

Bezwada Wilson, Thodur Madabusi Krishna receive Ramon Magsaysay Award 2016

Sep 1, 2016
Four others who received the award are: Conchita Carpio-Morales of the Philippines, Dompet Dhuafa of Indonesia, Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers and Vientiane Rescue of Laos.

Dhingra Commission submits its report to Haryana Chief Minister

Sep 1, 2016
Justice SN Dhingra Commission set up on 31 August 2016 by the Haryana government submitted its report to the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal. It hinted at irregularities.

Sony Pictures to acquire sports channels of Zee for 385 million US dollar

Sep 1, 2016
TEN Sports holds cricket rights in South Africa, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, West Indies and Zimbabwe. It also holds the rights for world wrestling, some football leagues, WTA and ATP tennis events, golf tours, Asian and Commonwealth Games athletics, motor Sports and cycling events, including Tour de France.

Union Cabinet approves simplification of FDI Policy 2016 in various sectors

Sep 1, 2016
The FDI policy amendments are aimed at providing ease of doing business in the country leading to larger FDI inflows contributing to growth of investment, incomes and employment.

Indian-origin Ajei Gopal named CEO of ANSYS

Sep 1, 2016
James Cashman, who has served as ANSYS’ CEO since 2000, will become Chairman of the Board of Directors, effective from January 2017.

Kudankulam Plant Unit-2 synchronised with Southern Power Grid

Sep 1, 2016
The Russian-designed VVER-1000 reactor of Kudankulam is now generating 245 MWe power to the southern grid from the second unit. Output from Kudankulam 2 is being divided between four states: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala and Puducherry.

Michel Temer sworn in as President of Brazil

Sep 1, 2016
His appointment came following the removal of Dilma Rousseff from the office through the Senators' voting. Senators voted 61-20 to convict Rousseff for illegally using money from state banks to boost public spending.

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff removed from office by Brazilian Senate

Sep 1, 2016
61 senators voted in favour of her dismissal and 20 against, meeting the two-thirds majority needed to remove Rousseff from the presidency for illegally using money from state banks to boost public spending.

Water table rises in Ganga basin but so does salinity: Study

Sep 1, 2016
The study also highlights the fact that unsustainable levels of groundwater extraction are largely limited to urban agglomerations in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh.

Union Cabinet approves creation of PDF to catalyse Indian economic presence in CLMV countries

Sep 1, 2016
CLMV countries namely Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam have a unique position in the regional value chains and offer a gateway for market access to China/EU and other markets due to various trade agreements.

Ashok Chawla appointed Chancellor of TERI University

Sep 1, 2016
With the appointment of Chawla, the University ended its last association with former Chancellor and Head R.K. Pachauri, who was accused of sexually harassing a female colleague in 2015.

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