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GK Updates : Current affairs 19 September 2015

Current affairs 19 September 2015 – National, International, Sports, Science & Technology, Business, Banking & Finance, Appointment & Awards – Daily GK Updates of 19 September 2015

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Current affairs 19 September 2015 – National

Pradhan Mantri Khanij Kshetra Kalyan Yojana (PMKKKY) launched by Union Government for the welfare of areas and people affected by mining related operations, using the funds generated by the District Mineral Foundations (DMFs).

The Supreme Court (SC) has stayed the implementation of the Haryana Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Act, 2015.

Mahesh Rangarajan resigned as the Director of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML).

Perumanna Grama Panchayat in Kozhikode district of Kerala has become the first Panchayat in the State, to declare its own water policy.

Madhya Pradesh Government launched M-Shiksha-Mitra mobile app for teachers.

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), which issues Aadhaar cards, has been shifted to the administrative control of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology from Niti Aayog.

‘E-Vidyavahini’ computer literacy vehicle launched in Faridabad.

Railways would set up separate counter for women at reservation centre as a special facility to ensure easy purchase of tickets by them.

Current affairs 19 September 2015 – International

The 8th edition Global Innovation Index (GII) 2015 was released jointly by Cornell University, INSEAD and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The GII 2015 was based on the theme of Effective Innovation Policies for Development.

Current affairs 19 September 2015 – Science & Technology

Kawal was declared a tiger reserve without the presence of even a single wild cat. And now tiger is spotted in the reserve after many years.

New Delhi metallo-betalactamase (NDM 1) drug resistant superbug, which is immune to almost all known antibiotics and was first discovered in New Delhi have now spread to more than 70 countries in all regions of the world.

A group of seven Chinese students has bagged a top international prize for inventing a machine that uses air for cleaning hands and saves water.The device works by stepping on a peddle which mixes compressed air with a small amount of water vapour, allowing the user to efficiently blow the bacteria and dirt from their hands

iRobot, the company that pioneered the autonomous house cleaning space, has just outed a new version of their popular house cleaning bot. And it’s now armed with a new sense: sight.

Australian scientist Colin Raston wins Ig Nobel prize for ‘unboiling’ an egg.

Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (MSME) has tied up with Korean firm Samsung to set up 10 technical schools across the country to provide hands-on industry training.

Current affairs 19 September 2015 – Business, Banking & Finance

Ola Cabs has partnered Andhra Pradesh government to invest Rs. 150 crore and add 40,000 vehicles to its platform over the next three years.

The Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley launched the Headend In The Sky (HITS) digital platform initiative, under the brand name NXT DIGITAL promoted by Hinduja Group.

The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) on 16 September 2015 increased the life insurance cover of its subscribers from 3.6 lakh to 6 lakh rupees.

India ranks 81 out of 141 countries on the Global Innovation Index (GII) 2015, well behind middle income countries such as Brazil, China and South Africa.

Current affairs 19 September 2015 – Sports

Skeet shooter Mairaj Khan books Olympics quota.

Current affairs 19 September 2015 – Awards

Afghan refugee teacher Aqeela Asifi has won the 2015 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award.

Current affairs 19 September 2015 – Appointments

Wadia Group-promoted no-frills airline GoAir has appointed Krishnan Balakrishnan as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

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