Top 5 Current Affairs : 11 September 2017

The Assam government would be providing skill development training to around 30000 surrendered militants, jail inmates and around 24000 Assamese youth under the Prime Minister Kaushal Vikash Yojna.

Top 5 Current Affairs
Top 5 Current Affairs

Rafael Nadal wins US Open for his 16th Grand Slam title

Rafael Nadal on 10 September 2017 won his third US Open and 16th Grand Slam title in New York.

Nadal defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to grab the prestigious title.The Spaniard has now won two Slams in the same year for the first time since 2013, having won the French Open in June 2017.

Born on 3 June 1986, Rafael Nadal is called as ‘The King of Clay’. He has won 16 Grand Slam singles titles, the 2008 Olympic gold medal in singles, 30 titles in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, and 18 ATP World Tour 500 tournaments (a record tied with Roger Federer).

Assam government to provide skill training to 30000 surrendered militants

The Assam government would be providing skill development training to around 30,000 surrendered militants.

The information was shared by the Mission Director of Assam Skill Development, A P Tiwari who said that the training will also be extended to jail inmates. Along with providing training to the surrendered militants, the Assam government would be training over 24000 Assamese youth under the Prime Minister Kaushal Vikash Yojna.

Further, for the purpose of the training, several training centres would be set up at the Block level.

Tahir Mahmood awarded with N R Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award

Eminent jurist Tahir Mahmood was on 9 September 2017 awarded with the prestigious N R Madhava Menon Best Law Teacher Award 2017 for his distinguished services to legal education and legal profession on the occasion of Law Teachers' Day celebrations.

The function was organised by the Society of Indian Law Firms (SILF) and Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT). The awards are bestowed every year to honour the most deserved law teachers and institutions in India and across the SAARC region.

Bharat Petroleum Corporation to get Maharatna status

The Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) is all set to become a Maharatna company. The company is currently a Navratna firm.

The decision to grant Maharatna status to BPCL was taken by a panel headed by the Cabinet secretary.

As per the government rules, a firm is eligible for Maharatna status if it is already a listed Navratna firm, has an average turnover at least Rs 25000 crore, net worth of Rs 15000 crore and an annual net profit after tax of Rs 5000 crore in the last three years. In addition, the fim should have significant global operations.

RBI uses Currency Verification & Processing Machine for processing currency notes

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 10 September 2017 stated that it uses sophisticated Currency Verification & Processing (CVPS) Machines for checking numerical accuracy and genuineness of the currency notes including Specified Bank Notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 instead of counting machines.

As per RBI, the Currency Verification & Processing (CVPS) machines are way superior to the note counting machines. With a view to augment the processing capacity, RBI uses these machines in two shifts and has also been using other machines that are temporarily drawn from commercial banks after suitable modifications.

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