Sunday, 25 September 2016

Current Affairs & GK Update (25th September)

22 september Current Affairs and Daily GK Update for ibps exams
1. Asia’s oldest MTB race kicks off in Shimla:
  • The 12th edition of Asia’s oldest and world’s 3rd toughest mountain biking (MTB) race kicked off from historic Ridge Maidan of Shimla in Himachal Pradesh.
  • Nearly 67 participants from 14 countries including 11 men of SSB are taking part in the race which would conclude on 3 October 2016 in Dharmshala, the district headquarter of Kangra.
2. Paes-Begemann lose St Petersburg Open final:
  • Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann lost the men's doubles final of the St Petersburg Open in Russia on Sunday.
  • Paes-Begemann conceded a one-set advantage to lose 6-4, 3-6, 10-12 to the British-Finnish pair of Dominic Inglot and Henri Kontinen. Paes last won an ATP men's doubles title at the 2015 New Zealand Open in Auckland.
3. Rajasthan replaces 5 lakh streetlights with LED bulbs:
  • Rajasthan becomes the first state to adopt Centre's Street Lighting National Programme (SLNP) in all its urban local bodies (ULB). 
  • Almost 5 lakh conventional streetlights have been replaced with LED streetlights across the state.
  • The project has been funded by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a public energy services company under the administration of Union ministry of power at no cost to the state.
4. Five Indian cities in the top 100 Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index:
  • Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi , Kolkata and Pune are the Indian cities that have made to the list of  top 100 cities in the sixth annual Mastercard Global Destinations Cities Index.
  • The study is based on data from IATA, National Tourism Boards, IMF and other organisations.
5. ftCash, ICICI Bank team up to launch UPI for micro-merchants:
  • Mobile payments and loans start-up ftcash, backed by IvyCap Ventures, is the first fintech start-up to launch Unified Payment Interface (UPI) for merchants in association with ICICI Bank.
  • ftcash is a virtual POS for micro-merchants to accept payments through credit cards, debit cards, and wallets such as Freecharge, Mobikwik, and PayPal, among others.
6. Lopamudra Raut , the second runner-up at Miss United Continents 2016:
  • Lopamudra Raut makes india proud as she stands  tall as the second runner-up at Miss United Continents 2016, which was held on 25th Sept, 2016 in Ecuador.
  • 32 participants from the four continents of America, Asia, Europe and Africa were a part of this grand event. Whereas Jeslyn Santos from Philippines won the Miss United Continents 2016 title, Lopamudra Raut won the second runner-up title.

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