Sunday, 4 September 2016

Daily GK Update (4th September)

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1. Mother Teresa declared saint by Pope Francis at Vatican:
  • Mother Teresa, a Catholic nun who devoted her life to helping India's poor, has been declared a saint in a canonization Mass held by Pope Francis in the Vatican.
  • Once declared Saint, she will be known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta.
  • Pope Francis delivered the formula for the canonization of the Albanian-born nun  known as the "saint of the gutters" before huge crowds of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City on today morning.
  • A 12-member central delegation led by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and two state government-level  delegations from Delhi and West Bengal, led by Chief Ministers Arvind Kejriwal and Mamata Banerjee are in Vatican City to attend the ceremony.
2. Nico Rosberg wins 2016 Italian Grand Prix:
  • German Formula One driver for Mercedes Nico Rosberg has won the Italian Grand Prix 2016 of Formula One.
  • It was his overall 21st championship title of F1 in his career and the 7th win in the 2016 season.
3. Gumthala Garhu becomes first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana:
  • Gumthala Garhu Village near Pehowa in Kurukshetra district in Haryana became the first Wifi hotspot village in Haryana circle. 
  • The service was inaugurated by Chief Minister Manohar Lal from Chandigarh under the bulk plan of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) to provide internet services to rural areas.
4. Union Government approves use of chilli-based PAVA shells as alternative to pellet guns:
  • The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has approved the use of Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide (PAVA) shells as an alternative to pellet guns for crowd controlling in Jammu and Kashmir. 
  • PAVA sheels also called Nonivamide are chilli-filled grenades. They are less lethal compared to pellet guns and immobilises the target temporarily rather than causing physical injury.
  • The PAVA shells contain Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide, an organic compound (also known as Nonivamide) found in chilli pepper. It derives its name from the compound.
5. Union Government announces special package of Rs 200cr for J&K to engage youth in sporting activities:
  • The Union Government has announced a special package of 200 crore rupees for Jammu and Kashmir to engage youth of the state in constructive sporting activities
  • The package will provide construction of indoor sporting halls in all districts of the state to provide playing facilities to youth during long winter.
6. IndiaPost releases commemorative postage stamp on Saint Teresa:
  • To celebrate the canonisation of Mother Teresa as a saint, IndiaPost on Sunday released a commemorative postage stamp on her.
  • Union Minister of State for Communications Manoj Sinha unveiled the postage stamp during a ceremony at the Divine Child High School.
7. Mukund Choudhari assumes charge as CMD of MOIL:
  • Mukund Chaudhari took over as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of MOIL Ltd, a miniratna company.
  • Prior to taking over as CMD, Chaudhari served as the Director (Finance) of MOIL.
  • MOIL Limited is a miniratna state-owned manganese-ore mining company headquartered in Nagpur, India.
  • It was formerly known as Manganese Ore India Limited.
8. Bangladesh hangs Islamist tycoon Mir Quasem Ali:
  • In Bangladesh, Jamaat-e-Islami leader and media tycoon, Mir Quasem Ali was executed last night for war crimes committed during the country's 1971 Liberation War.
  • Ali, widely considered as the top financier of the Jamaat, was hanged at the high-security Kashimpur Central Jail in the outskirts of Dhaka. The execution came after he refused to seek presidential clemency.
9. CCI slaps Rs 6700 crore fine on 10 cement companies:
  • The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has imposed the penalty of over Rs 6,700 crore on 10 cement companies including ACC, Lafarge, Ultratech, Jayprakash Associates, Binani and their trade association the Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA) on charges of cartelisation in the sector.

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