Sunday, 18 September 2016

Daily GK Update for Upcoming Exams (18 September)

current affairs 2016 for banking exams
1. Nico Rosberg wins 2016 Singapore Grand Prix:

  • German Formula One driver for Mercedes Nico Rosberg has won the Singapore Grand Prix 2016 of Formula One race.
  • It was his overall 22nd championship title of F1 in his career and first in Singapore.

2. Punjab National Bank appointed Virat Kohli as its new brand ambassador:

  • State-owned Punjab National Bank has roped in Indian test skipper Virat Kohli as brand ambassador to improve its image which has taken a hit due to rising bad loans. 
  • Since its inception in 1895,  PNB has been people's bank serving millions of customers throughout India.

3. Abhishek Bachchan Holds a Guinness World Record:

  • Abhishek Bachchan might be the most underrated actor of the industry, but  one didn't know that he's actually hold a Guinness World Record .
  • Jr Bachchan holds the record for 'Most Public Appearances made by a Film Star in 12 Hours'. In fact, he beat Hollywood actor Will Smith who had made three public appearances in 2 hours during the promotions of his film I, Robot in 2004.

4. Indian Railways launches cleanliness drive Swachhta Saptah:

  • Indian Railways has launched Swachhta Saptah (Cleanliness Week) to mark the ‘Swachh Paryavaran Diwas’ (Clean Environment Day). 
  • The special nine-day (from 17 to 25 September 2016) long public cleanliness outreach programme was launched by Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in New Delhi.
  • The objective of this initiative is to spread wider awareness on sanitation and cleanliness in rail premises and make hygiene a habit amongst the travelling public.

5. World Bank will invest nearly 1,000 crore rupees in Assam:

  • World Bank will invest nearly 1,000 crore rupees in Assam for the betterment of the inland waterways.
  • The central government has also assured to re-construct jetty for which 100 percent assistance will be given by the Centre

6. China successfully launches Tiangong-2 space lab:

  • China, launched its second experimental space station Tiangong 2.
  • The Tiangong 2 was carried into space from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center on the edge of the Gobi Desert in northern China. 
  • Tiangong-2 is a precursor to a multi-module station that China will be assembling later this decade.It is a Chinese space laboratory and part of the Project 921-2 space station program.

7. Indian-Origin Peer Wins ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ In UK:

  • Lord Narendra Babubhai Patel ,a 78-year-old Indian-origin British obstetrician and member of the UK Parliament was honored the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' during the Asian Achievers Awards for his work in the medical profession and public life in Britain over the years.

8. ISRO, Katrina, Juhi Chawla will get Priyadarshini Global Awards:

  • Bengaluru-based Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Bollywood actors Katrina Kaif and Juhi Chawla are among recipients of the Priyadarshini Global Awards 2016 which will be presented on September 19.
  • Other recipients of the awards, instituted by a socio-cultural and educational organisation Priyadarshini Academy, in various fields are from Israel, Switzerland and UK.

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