Current Affairs -September 1, 2015
1-CPI(M) today slammed New Delhi Municipal Council”s (NDMC) move to rename Aurangzeb Road after late President APJ Abdul Kalam, terming it as “first step in a campaign to rename historical places and roads on communal grounds”.
2-Monthly season tickets and platform tickets will soon go paperless as railways is planning to launch a mobile-based application for the same shortly.
3-Shillong: Air Marshal C H Kumar today took over as the Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Indian Air Force”s Eastern Air Command here.
4-Ira Singhal, who topped the civil services examination, has been given home cadre-union territories-to work as Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer.
5-Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi will lead a ”Save Farmer March” in Bargarh district during his two-day visit to Odisha to highlight alleged failure of both the Centre and BJD regime in the state
6-The Tamil Nadu government today informed the Madras High Court that the statue of thespian late Sivaji Ganesan at a main road junction in the city would be shifted to the proposed memorial.
7-India has emerged as the 8th largest tourism market for Australia with over 2 lakh Indians visiting the country last year, spending a record of 1 billion dollars.
8-NTPC”s Director (Technical) A K Jha today took additional charge of Chairman & Managing Director of the company as an interim measure.
9- Urban Development Ministry has come out with a Smart National Common Mobility Card (NCMC) to enable seamless travel by different metros and other transport systems across the country besides retail shopping and purchases.
10-Country”s largest carmaker Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) today launched the mild hybrid version of mid-sized sedan Ciaz priced between Rs 8.23 lakh and Rs 10.17 lakh (ex-showroom Delhi).
11-Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, part of the Tata group, said it has exited the management of Taj Palace Hotel, Dubai, after 14 years of operations.
12-Soccer star David Beckham has added another tattoo to his ever growing collection, dedicating it to his eldest son, Brooklyn.
13-Colombo:India today broke a 22-year-old jinx on Sri Lankan soil with a117-run win over the hosts in the third and final cricket Test, recording their first ever overseas series triumph.
14- Playing a pivotal role in India’s 2-1 series win against Sri Lanka, pace spearhead Ishant Sharma joined the 200 Test wickets-club after taking the key scalp of centurion Angelo Mathews.
15-India”s Test captain Virat Kohli was declared the No 1 ranked batsmen in T20 Internationals according to ICC”s latest rankings.
16-Colombo: Ishant Sharma and three SL players Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal and Lahiru Thirimanne have been charged by the ICC for getting into an altercation at 3rd Test.
17-Haryana to change names of Metro stations in state.
18-Chinese handset-maker Gionee on Tuesday launched its F series of lifestyle smartphones by introducing the F103 phone priced at Rs.9,999.
19-US based Junglee Games on Tuesday said it was launching another Indian theme-based game called Arranged Marriage which will add to the current low number of Indian theme-based games on Google Play.
20- The Andhra Pradesh assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution urging the central government to accord special status to the state and to implement all provisions contained in the state reorganisation act.
21-The Reserve Bank of New Zealand on Tuesday launched new 5 and 10 New Zealand dollar banknotes which will go into circulation later this year.
22-Domestic handset-maker Karbonn on Tuesday launched a new smartphone — the Titanium S200 — priced at Rs.4,999 in an exclusive partnership with Indian e-commerce portal Snapdeal.
23-Bollywood music composer Aadesh Shrivastava is battling with Cancer.
24-A major Japanese real estate company has planned to construct a 390-metre high skyscraper in central Tokyo which will be the country’s tallest building.
25-Akhil’ audio to be released on September 20 to coincide with the birth anniversary of late legendary actor Akkineni Nageswara Rao (ANR).
26-NASA and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a joint project to strengthen regional environmental monitoring in five countries in the lower Mekong region of Southeast Asia.