Tuesday, September 29, 2015

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310 dead, 450 injured in Haj stampede in Saudi Arabia
World > Haj Disaster > 24th September
At least 717 pilgrims from around the world were killed in a crush outside the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi authorities said, in the worst disaster to strike the annual haj pilgrimage for 25 years.

India, Iran and Afghanistan come together for international transit corridor
Economy > International Transit Corridor > 24th September
India is looking to step up the pedal over its ambitious Chabahar port project in Iran by signing an international transit corridor agreement with Iran and Afghanistan. One of the reasons why the port project is important for India as it will facilitate access to Afghanistan, bypassing Pakistan.

India launches its first space observatory Astrosat
India > Space > 28th September
India launched its first space observatory, Astrosat, from the country’s main space centre at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh, becoming a member of the select group of space organisations to have a lookout in orbit after the US, Japan, Russia and Europe. The satellite was zoomed into space by a PSLV C-30 rocket from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre at 10am.

World Tourism Day observed with theme One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities
Days > World Tourism Day > 28th September
World Tourism Day was observed across the world on 27 September 2015. The theme of the World Tourism Day 2015 is One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities.
The theme wants you to talk Tourism and help to raise awareness of its impact on countries and communities around the world. It talks about its potential as a force for good and creating a better world for all.


Indra Nooyi, Shobhana Bhartia awarded with 2015 Global Leadership Award of USIBC
Awards > USIBC > 23rd September
PepsiCo Chairman Indra Nooyi and Hindustan Times Group chairperson Shobhana Bharatia were on 22 September 2015 awarded with the 2015 Global Leadership Award of the US-India Business Council (USIBC). They were honoured for their roles as top women leaders in the Business world and their commitment to drive a more inclusive global economy.

Paytm plans to launch payments bank by March
Banking and Insurance > Paytm > 23rd September
Mobile payments and commerce company Paytm founder and CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma, who received in-principle nod from the RBI to set up a payments bank, is planning to start the bank this fiscal year itself.

World Rhino Day observed across the world
Days > World Rhino Day > 23rd September
The World Rhino Day was observed on 22 September 2015. The day is observed to celebrate all five species of rhino and they are Black, White, Greater one-horned, Sumatran and Javan rhinos. The World Rhino Day was first announced by WWF-South Africa in 2010.

Union Government released National Health Profile 2015
Politics and Government > National Health Profile 2015 > 23rd September
The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda on 22 September 2015 released the National Health Profile (NHP) 2015 prepared by the Central Bureau of Health Intelligence (CBHI). The National Health Profile covers demographic, socio-economic, health status and health finance indicators, along with comprehensive information on health infrastructure and human resources in health.

Mukesh Ambani India's richest for 9th year
Corporate > Mukesh Ambani > 24th September
Industrialist Mukesh Ambani was named India's richest for ninth year in a row with a net worth of USD 18.9 billion even as his wealth dipped by USD 4.7 billion in a year.

PM Modi to host G-4 meet in New York to push for UNSC reforms
India > G-4 meet > 24th September
India announced a summit of G-4 countries, the leading proponents of UN Security Council expansion, shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival in the US. The summit, which was mooted by India, will be hosted by Modi at the hotel Waldorf Astoria and will be attended by Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe, German chancellor Angela Merkel and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Mangalyaan turns one, ISRO celebrates birthday
Science and Technology > ISRO > 24th September
India's globally acclaimed Mars mission completed one year today with Indian Space Research Organisation releasing the Mars Atlas to mark the feat of the Orbiter whose life is now expected to last many more years.

India to 'hike green energy targets' to combat climate change
Politics and Government > Renewable Energy > 24th September
India promises to hike renewable energy targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, in long-awaited pledges to be announced next week for upcoming UN climate change talks. India will increase solar and wind energy capacity but it's unclear whether it will commit to a timeline for reducing its overall carbon emissions blamed for climate change.

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis won Ghangzhou Open Women’s Doubles title
Sports > Tennis > 28th September
Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis on 26 September 2015 won the Guangzhou Open title of tennis. The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair defeated the Chinese pair of Xu Shilin and You Xiaodi 6-3, 6-1 in the summit clash held at Guangzhou of China. It was Sania's seventh title of the 2015 season and sixth with Hingis.

India, US sign $3-billion deal for Apache,Chinook copters
India > India, US Deal > 29th September
India signed a nearly $3 billion deal for purchase of 22 Apache attack helicopters and 15 Chinook heavy-lift choppers with American aviation giant Boeing and the US government. The first helicopter is likely to be handed over to India in the next three to four years.


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